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Judge Warren Commentary on Dobbs Leak reversing Roe v Wade

On May 2, Politico published a draft majority opinion of the United States Supreme Court in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization. The draft reverses the landmark Roe v Wade decision, which found a federal constitutional right to an abortion. The resulting media frenzy and political explosion proves exactly why the leak of such opinions, and … [Read More...]

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra Presents a ‘Fountain of Inspiration’

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) presents "Fountain of Inspiration," its final concert of the 2021-2022 season, scheduled for Friday, May 20, 2022, at 8:00 p.m., at St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Rd., Rochester, MI. This concert celebrates winners of the RSO's Young Artist Competitions, 2020-2022. This year's winner is … [Read More...]

Avon Players’ Season Ends with the Grandeur and Glamor of ‘Evita’

Epic musical chronicles the life of a political icon   Left to right: Daniel Romzek as “Juan Peron“ and Lori Smith as “Eva Peron.” Photo Credit: Bryan Clifford Avon Players’ 75th season closes with the sweeping biographical musical Evita running May 27 through June 11. The Tony Award-winning rock opera Evita dramatizes the true … [Read More...]

Broadway’s Felicia Finley closes Meadow Brook Theatre’s Season with ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’

Felicia Finley in 'A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline' at MBT. Photo courtesy of Sean Carter Photography Musical telling the life story of the country music legend using her songs runs May 25 through June 19, 2022, on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester. A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline transports audiences through the music legend’s life, … [Read More...]

The Women’s Fund Presents a check to the Assistance League of Rochester

The Women's Fund grants provide more than just financial assistance to area nonprofits, they have the ability to empower the lives of women in need in our community. Recently, The Women's Fund awarded the Assistance League of Southeastern Michigan (ALSM) a $3000 grant for their Assault Survivor Kits Program. The kits are provided to survivors of … [Read More...]

Run for the Trees Happy Little 5k

The Michigan DNR’s Bob Ross-inspired Happy Little 5K called ‘Run for the Trees’ at Cranberry Lake Farm Historic District and Cranberry Lake Park is April 22 – 29, 2022. The 5k route will start at the east end of the historic district near the stone barbeque, traveling west past the apple orchard, then to the beehives, Cranberry Lake, all the way to … [Read More...]

What Food Labels Actually Tell Us

The Rochester Hills Public Library (RHPL) welcomes Lisa Howard, “The Cultured Cook,” on April 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room for “What Food Labels Actually Tell Us: How to Be an Informed Eater.” In this program, Howard will explore ingredients, nutritional terms, and marketing claims to help shoppers walk the grocery store aisles with … [Read More...]

Author’s Corner: How to Write a Book When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing

I want to write a book ... You remember when this big idea first hit? Maybe you were browsing for books, waiting for an author’s autograph, or sitting in stupefied awe after finishing a great novel. The idea took root and then, bam, you’re rushing to a stationary store to buy all the notebooks, pens, sticky notes, and highlighters you can carry. … [Read More...]

Rochester University Presents ‘Love’s Labor’s Lost’

Rochester University’s Music, Theatre & Dance Department presents Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, directed by Robert Arbaugh, MFA. Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre where the young King and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the Princess of France and her all-too-lovely … [Read More...]

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