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Explosion Closes Main Street in Downtown Rochester

At 8:41 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, the Rochester Police Department received a report of a possible building fire in Downtown Rochester, which changed quickly to an explosion. Reports indicate a propane heater outside of 423 Main failed, caught fire, and exploded. Five people, three children and two adults, were transported to the hospital with … [Read More...]

Have a Bloody Good Time with Avon Players’ ‘Little Shop of Horrors’

Horror and hilarity meet in this campy classic musical comedy Avon Players’ season ends with a beloved musical comedy that blends sci-fi, and horror, romance, and an electrifying pop/rock score. Little Shop of Horrors runs May 24-June 8. Seymour Krelborn (Alex Pedica) is a meek and dejected assistant at the failing skid row floral … [Read More...]

“What a Wonderful World” Presented by the Rochester Symphony Orchestra

Celebrate the evening of Friday, May 31, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. with The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) directed by Conductor and Music Director Zeljko Milicevic. Do not miss a tribute to the “Grand Canyon Suite” by Ferdi Grofé and the performance of the Young Artist Competition winner, violinist Matthew Xu. The Symphony will perform at St. Paul’s … [Read More...]

REVIEW: ‘Route 66’ at Meadow Brook Theatre is Full-Throttle Fun

Grab the gang and see the musical revue Route 66, running now through May 19, 2024, at Meadow Brook Theatre on the campus of Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Running over 2,000 miles from Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California, the iconic Route 66 has made a significant cultural impact on the historical landscape of traveling … [Read More...]

Rochester Community Chorus Presents “Cabaret” Concert at St. Mary of the Hills Roman Catholic Church

May 17, 2024 concert to showcase pop favorites, Motown, and show tunes The Rochester Community Chorus presents its “Cabaret” concert on May 17, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Hills Roman Catholic Church. The church is located at 2675 John R Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48307. The concert is being held in the church gym on the main … [Read More...]

Rochester Community Concert Band presents ‘From Stage to Screen’

In its last concert of the regular season, the Rochester Community Concert Band (RCCB), conducted by Paul F. DeRubeis, will present ‘From Stage to Screen’ on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 7:30 p.m. in Varner Hall on the campus of Oakland University. Dr. Jeffrey Heisler Parking for Varner Hall can be found on the west side of the building, … [Read More...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “Avon at Gettysburg” on May 7

Join the Rochester-Avon Historical Society (RAHS) on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at 12 noon at the Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm, 1005 Van Hoosen Rd., Rochester Hills, for a thrilling presentation titled, "Avon at Gettysburg." RAHS member and presenter Chris Brown will discuss how in 1863, Confederate General Robert E. Lee moved his Army of … [Read More...]

Take a trip on ‘Route 66’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

American musical runs April 24 – May 19, 2024, on the campus of Oakland University Ring in spring with a musical road trip from Chicago to California with 34 songs from the 50s and 60s. From “King of the Road” to “The Little Old Lady from Pasadena” and, of course, “Route 66," it’s a great time to get your kicks. The musical revue Route … [Read More...]

Rochester Young Life Euchre Tournament and Silent Auction Fundraiser

Rochester Young Life is hosting a Euchre Tournament and Silent Auction Fundraiser on May 4, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Rochester University Alumni Center, located at 250 W. Avon Rd Rochester Hills, MI 48307. Learn more about Young Life, play euchre, and enjoy their silent auction. Light snacks and drinks will be provided. $20 per person. … [Read More...]

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