Saturday, May 11, 2013
Malt recently brought his unique brand of urban, or street art to downtown Birmingham as part of Toast's Art Garden project.
The Art Garden project outside Toast Birmingham continues to grow. Recently, Detroit artist Malt added his collection of intense landscapes to the mix of murals intended to celebrate new art forms while sparing patrons of the Birmingham hot spot of having to see the ongoing construction on Pierce Street. If you frequent Franklin, there's a reason Malt's artwork may be familiar. Last week, he spray-painted a colorful landscape on the side of the Market Basket in the heart of village as part of the community's first-ever mural project. These featured photos not only show Malt, but also Kobie Solomon aka Rift, whose artwork helped launch the project last month. The Art Garden, sponsored by the Bank of Birmingham, consists of 60 feet of …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Detroit graffiti and urban artist Malt brings his talents to Franklin as part of the village's first-ever mural project.
The Village of Franklin is a quaint community with a charming 'Main Street' of unique shops and eateries that became Michigan’s first locally registered historic district in 1969. And it's never had an artistic mural. Until now. On Saturday, members of the community and a group of local art lovers that are part of Main Street Franklin welcomed acclaimed Detroit artist, Malt, to show his urban-artistic skill as he created a spray-paint landscape on the side of the Market Basket off of Franklin Road. The mural, hand painted on large plywood boards affixed to the side of the historic building, will be on display through the end of summer. It will then be auctioned off in September to help benefit Main Street Franklin, a volunteer-driven, …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
The works created this year by the next generation of promising artists will be on display Sunday afternoon.
Looking to tap into your artistic side this weekend? Check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Today's Pick: Celebrate the Arts at DCDS Among those featured: Come back to Bloomfield-Bloomfield Hills Patch for more weekend things to do in our Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Also happening in and around Bloomfield this weekend: Robert Hurst, the Gryphon Trio perform, and author Charlie LeDuff talks Detroit.
Not the biggest NCAA basketball fan? You might just be wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Hopefully this will help. What else is happening around Birmingham this weekend? Let us know in the comments below, then add it to our Events Calendar!
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
“So often we uncover children with an exceptional love of music and talent—from private, parochial, and home schools to more than 25 public school districts," said OYO Executive Director Joanne Walley
Monday, April 1, 2013
Share your first concert and win tickets to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra on Thursday in Southfield.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The world-renowned violinist and once child prodigy offered valuable advice to members of the Andover High School orchestra.
Cuthbert Sun is one of more accomplished musicians and soloists in the Andover orchestra. And he's smart enough to know that when one of the world’s best at anything offers constructive criticism, you embrace it. “I can already tell that the music sounds better after listening to her," the senior said following his 20-minute session of performing and a detailed critique by renowned violinist Midori during a “Master Class” event Tuesday afternoon at Andover High School. “I’ve got some technical things to work on, and I know her insights will really help me as a musician.” Sun was just one of the students that left the auditorium with a smile following performances by Hieja Kim and the school's orchestra ensemble. Students from Lahser High…
His music is described as "progressive, high-octane Jewish rock." See for yourself this weekend in Bloomfield Township.
Wondering what to do with yourself this weekend? Don't dismay, check out today's Weekend Spotlight: Today's Pick: Singer, Composer Josh Nelson in Concert Previously featured: Experience Farm Life at the Bowers Open Barn Saturday Come back to Bloomfield Patch for more events you may not want to miss this weekend, or visit our events calendar.
“If there hadn’t been a music program in my public schools, I would not be where I am today," the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member tells Congress.
Chad Smith has toured the world as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, been part of record-setting albums and remains regarded as one of the best rock-and-roll drummers in history. And none of it would have happened without the music programs in the Bloomfield Hills Schools, he told members of the U.S. Congress Tuesday. Smith, who attended Andover High School and graduated from Lahser High School in 1980, was on Capitol Hill to lobby legislators on the importance of funding music programs in public schools. He was part of a contingent of stars that joined the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) to try and persuade federal lawmakers that the programs are crucial, and should not be subject to broad cuts, such as what happened…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Both the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Soloists of Detroit — including special guests — will perform at Birmingham Unitarian Church this weekend.
Looking for a way to escape a bit this weekend? Try a sampling from some of the local musicians in our midst in today's Weekend Spotlight. Today's Picks: Also featured this week: Come back to Bloomfield Patch weekend events you might not want to miss Weekend Spotlight, or visit our events calendar.