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The Rochester Symphony Orchestra “Summer Spectacular” presented as part of the 2024 Kiwanis Club’s Music in the Park

The Rochester Symphony Orchestra (RSO) directed by Conductor and Music Director Maestro Zeljko Milicevic, opens their 2024-2025 Season as part of the Rochester Kiwanis Club’s “Music in the Park Concert Series.” Join our fantastic music community on Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 p.m. in Rochester Municipal Park as the RSO presents an evening of enchanting music under the stars. Bring your lawn chairs, snacks, sodas, and your friends and family to enjoy “SUMMER SPECTACULAR.” Admission is … [Read more...]

Rochester-Avon Historical Society presents “A Walk on Walnut” historical walking tour, on Wednesday, July 10

Join the Rochester-Avon Historical Society for a summer walking tour on Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30 p.m. Rochester’s Walnut Boulevard once played host to seven churches within a two-block stretch. Walk with us as we tell the incredible stories of these buildings and the residents who called Walnut home.  A Walk on Walnut hosted by the Rochester-Avon Historical Society. Hear of the Methodist Reverend who recruited unemployed workers from the Upper Peninsula’s Copper Country to staff … [Read more...]

Tickets on Sale for ‘Britain’s Finest – The Complete Beatles Experience’

Performing live at Meadow Brook Theatre’s Annual Concert & Cuisine Meadow Brook Theatre (MBT) presents Britain’s Finest – The Complete Beatles Experience on Friday, July 12, 2024, for the theatre’s annual fundraising event Concert & Cuisine. The event includes a pre-glow reception, a strolling dinner, and a one-night-only concert with the band. All proceeds benefit Meadow Brook Theatre, a nonprofit organization and Michigan’s largest-producing professional theatre. Britain’s Finest … [Read more...]

What will become of Adams Road?

The City of Rochester Hills, the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) and Oakland University (OU) will host a public meeting Monday, June 17, to share information and receive feedback on the ongoing study to determine the future of the Adams Road corridor from Hamlin Road to Walton Boulevard in the city. The meeting is the third community update public workshop for the study. It will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at West Middle School, 500 Old Perch Road in … [Read more...]

Freda Payne stars in ‘Ella, First Lady of Song’ at Meadow Brook Theatre

Michigan premiere runs May 29 – June 23, 2024, on the campus of Oakland University L to R: Debra Walton as Young Ella, Nicole Powell as Young Georgiana, Freda Payne as Ella Fitzgerald, and Eric Coles as Norman Granz. Photo courtesty of Sean Carter Photograpy. Ella, First Lady of Song traces the 60-year career of the woman Mel Torme called “the best singer on the planet.” The story of Ella Fitzgerald truly challenges the age-old saying “The show must go on.” From the Apollo Theater to the … [Read more...]

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 serious injuries. Two other people were checked out the scene and released. Main Street was closed for several hours, and the incident is under … [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 shop owned by Mr. Mushnik (Tim Falk). When he’s not breaking things or pining for his co-worker Audrey (Amanda Murray), Seymour is learning about … [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 United Methodist Church, 620 Romeo Road, Rochester, Michigan. The evening begins with “Carnival Overture” by Antonín Dvořák. The “Carnival … [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 floor. Tickets are $15 and are available at the door. The concert will feature fan favorites from Simon and Garfunkel, Motown stars, Josh Groban, Leonard … [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, lot P36, 149 Library Drive, Rochester Hills, MI 48309. Handicapped parking is available on the north end of the lot, with drop-off access to the … [Read more...]