Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The show includes photographic work from a variety of Michigan artists.
Everything from the Taj Mahal to a wintry scene in Hines Park can be seen in this year's Juried Photography Exhibition, taking place through Feb. 15 at the Padzieski Art Gallery. The gallery is located within the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center at 15801 Michigan Ave. in Dearborn. A total of 140 entries were received for the show, 92 of which are posted in the gallery. The entries include black and white, color and digitally enhanced photographs. According to Dearborn Community Arts Council Director Stella Greene, photos were submitted by everyone from seasoned photographic artists to first-time camera users. Pieces come from all over the state of Michigan, though most are from the southeast region of the state—including some …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Tickets are $14 for shows, which run Fridays and Saturdays throughout the winter.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Between Dec. 3-10, we'll give the first 15 people to comment two tickets to see the Motor City Brass Band Dec. 16.
On Sunday, Dec. 16, the Motor City Brass Band will team up with the Dearborn Community Chorus to spin out holiday classics at its annual concert, Sounds of the Season. And we've got tickets to give to 15 lucky winners—all you have to do is tell us which tune gets you in the holiday spirit. MCBB will be playing their favorite holiday songs at 3 p.m., Dec. 16, in the Michael A. Guido Theatre at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center—like Jingle Bells and Deck the Halls. But what's your favorite holiday song? The first 15 people to comment on this article telling us their favorite holiday song by 12 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, will win a pair of tickets to the MCBB's Sounds of the Season concert. Contest rules Winners will be able pick up…
Saturday, November 17, 2012
The Dearborn Community Arts Council will host a Preview p"ART"y, and invite attendees to their Holiday Boutique.
The Dearborn Community Arts Council will host a Preview p"ART"y for some upcoming local art on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The event, open to the public, will a feature a sneak peak at the “Fender Bender” sculptures in advance of 2013’s year-long celebration. Also included in the afternoon’s festivities is admission to the Festival of Trees, an opportunity to shop at the DCAC Holiday Boutique—featuring the original creations of 28 artists—and a chance to bid on “Art in a Box.” Guests at the Preview p"ART"y will also receive a 10 percent discount to the Holiday Boutique. Refreshments will be available on the mezzanine level in the lobby. Tickets, priced at $15, are available by calling the Dearborn…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The Studio A Comedy Cafe opens Dec. 7, bringing live comedy acts to The Center.
A new option for the night-loving crowd is coming to Dearborn with the Dec. 7 opening of the Studio A Comedy Cafe at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. Comedians will perform four sets per weekend, at 8 and 10:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. A new set of two comedians—one headliner and one featured performer—will come to The Center every weekend. A special New Year's Eve performance will also take place. And along with the shows, alcoholic beverages will be available during comedy performances for the first time at The Center, along with light snacks. The Comedy for a Cause fundraiser will kick off the season of laughs on Nov. 18. The show begins at 8 p.m. and tickets are $20. All tickets are $15. Attendees must be at least …
Monday, November 12, 2012
Funds raised by Comedy for a Cause will benefit the Going Green Foundation.
Local and national comedians will come together this Sunday for a show that will benefit Dearborn's Going Green Foundation. The show will feature Last Comic Standing comedian Louis Ramey, as well as storyteller Norm Stulz and local comic Coco, performing in the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The laughs start at 8 p.m. in Studio A. Organized by Going Green founder Maureen McIlrath—who herself has comic roots—Comedy for a Cause will kick off a series of comedy shows at the FCPAC. McIlrath got the idea from contacts she had in the comedy business, and said she hopes that the shows will bring in a new audience to the center. Here's a look at the lineup at the Studio A Comedy Cafe, which will run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. ad …
Sunday, October 14, 2012
AJYAL Theatrical Group will perform its first show, "Me No Terrorist," on Oct. 20 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
Nearly 25 years ago, a group of Arab American college students in southeast Michigan wanted to do something out of the ordinary: theater. “The Arab American and Lebanese communities were getting bigger, but theater didn’t exist at all,” recalled Najee Mondalek of that time in 1988. “I wanted to try it.” He created the AJYAL Theatrical Group, and they put on their first play, titled What A Shame. “We did the first show in Detroit,” he shared. “Only four people were watching us, but we did the show as if the theater were full.” Fast forward to 2012, and Mondalek is preparing for the 25th anniversary of his theatrical group, as well as 11 shows they’ve put on over the years. They’re celebrating with a series of revival shows at Dearborn’s …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The event will introduce residents to a variety of activities and classes available in Dearborn.
New and old residents alike will benefit from a "refresher course" in all Dearborn's Recreation and Parks Department has to offer with the Community Expo, to be held Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center. The expo runs from 7-8:30 p.m., and will feature information and representatives from youth and adult activity groups. “This an a great opportunity for people to learn more about the facilities, activities, programs and sports available through our department and our many partnership organizations,” Recreation Director Greg Orner said in a statement. A variety of youth sports groups are partnership organizations of the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department. They are: Dearborn Baseball, Metro Basketball …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
A blood drive at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center will help a teenager get a scholarship, and help the Red Cross serve people in need.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012
The pubic is invited to be part of a blood drive on Tuesday, Sept. 4 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center and have a chance to do good on several levels, while also receiving a small gift in return. The blood drive is 11 a.m.–4:45 p.m. It is organized by a Fordson High School student. This student has an opportunity to earn $500 in scholarship money if she is able to sign up enough donors to collect 30 pints of blood. Donors at this blood drive at The Center will receive an aluminum water bottle and a coupon for a small cheese pizza at Buddy's. Those who are interested in donating blood can go to www.redcrossblood.org and type in sponsor code: Dearborn. You may also contact Jennifer Killewald at Jennifer.Killewald@redcross.org…
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The 51st season begins Oct. 5 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center.
As the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra prepares to kick off its 51st season, the arts organization is hoping to raise funds to ensure that they’ll have a 52nd season, too–and well beyond. A Night at the Oscars will invite supporters of the symphony to a black tie gala at the Fairlane Club. In true Oscar fashion, the Sept. 15 event will include a special “red carpet” walkway, as well as a silent auction, live music from a symphony pianist, dinner, and dancing. Setting the mood on the dance floor will be the Henry Ford Community College Big Band. “It’ll be a fun night,” promised Dearborn Orchestral society President Sandra Butler. “It’s a dressy party with a lot of fun, with good food, good company and good music.” And, most importantly, it’s …