“Cabaret is a very social art form,” says Cabaret 313 co-founder Sandi Reitelman.
It has been three seasons since she and Allan Nachman brought the intimate art of cabaret to different Detroit venues, and with it, top-notch talent, including this past March’s sold-out performance by renowned singer and actor Alan Cumming.
The nostalgia of looking at a photo album, or going through archival records, shared notes and documents to remind and educate us of another time and place. The memories evoked, the stories elicited by those still alive, shared with the younger generation. It is rare to get that type of realism, that connection to one’s past and present, in mediums where technique, interpretation, skill and artistic intention all factor in as to whether or not a two-dimensional representation is depicting a real event. The artist’s imagination often supersedes reality.
Beeswax, fur, melted beads, balloons and digital cats. No materials are off-limits in the 2016 Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art. For the 83 exhibiting artists, this show is the culmination of their two years in Cranbrook Academy of Art’s master’s of fine arts program. For Cranbrook Art Museum, it is a diverse, interdisciplinary and colorful exploration into current studio practices, and a showcase for today’s emerging artists.
Put on your coat for a chilly trip to the arctic at the Detroit Zoo’s Polk Penguin Conservation Center. Visitors to the 33,000-square-foot new space at the Zoo’s entrance are in for an immersive experience. After being greeted by four different penguin species (Gentoo, macaroni, rockhopper, and king), visitors cross the Drake passage and head underwater.
It's not allergies—you've caught the theater bug. But don't worry, here are five shows that present themes of family, betrayal, and a laugh or two.
“Part of the rich history of Detroit is spoken word and poetry,” says Shanel Adams of the Motown Museum. And if there is just one word used to sum up Detroit, Motown is certainly a strong one. The culture embedded within this musical legacy is strong, but goes beyond that of the many musicians who come to mind when thinking of that iconic Motown sound.
Those are the words pianist Cynthia Raim chooses to describe her long experience with Vermont’s renowned Marlboro Music Festival, a gathering place each summer for the crème de la crème of upcoming and established musicians and the audiences who love them.