April 20, 2014

The Most Happy Fella Will Be in Dearborn March 30,31

DEARBORN, Michigan - “The Most Happy Fella,” a Frank Loesser musical, will be performed by Friends of the Opera of Michigan (F.O.T.O.) at Dearborn’s Ford Community & Performing Arts Center on March 30 and 31 at 8 p.m. Based on a Sidney Howard play titled They Knew What They Wanted, Loesser wrote the book, music and lyrics for “The Most Happy Fella,” a story about a romance between an older man, a much younger woman and a case of mistaken identity. When the show first opened on Broadway in 1956, critics referred to it as a “missing link between Broadway and opera.” Loesser called it a … [Read more...]

Dearborn Symphony Features West Side Story March 9th

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DEARBORN, Michigan - Russian pianist Gleb Ivanov, praised by the New York Times as “a young super-virtuoso, with musical sensitivity and an appreciation of style to go with the thunder and lightning,” returns to Dearborn’s stage to perform one of the most beloved piano works, Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with its grand sweeping gestures and many memorable tunes. This colorful, very romantic concert includes Gershwin’s signature orchestral showpiece, “An American in Paris” and Bernstein’s musical theatre masterpiece “Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.” The concert is on Friday, … [Read more...]

ABBA Music – Ultimate Dance Party, Saturday, Feb. 11

ABBA by ARRIVAL

DEARBORN, Michigan – Perfect for a Valentine’s date -- or a girl’s night out with friends:  A rocking evening featuring the music of ABBA performed by Arrival From Sweden followed by the Ultimate Dance Party on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center (The Center). Arrival’s performance of smash hit ABBA tunes in the Michael A. Guido Theater begins at 8 p.m. featuring some of the most upbeat, feel good sounds of the 70’s.  You know them all – “Dancing Queen,” “Take A Chance On Me,” “Knowing Me, Knowing You” and all the hits featured in both the musical and movie … [Read more...]

Tribute to ABBA Concert and Dearborn Dance Party Feb. 11

ABBA by ARRIVAL

DEARBORN, Michigan - If you enjoy the music of ABBA, the popular Swedish group from the 1970s, you’ll want to mark February 11 on your calendar. Dearborn’s Ford Community & Performing Arts Center will present “The Music of ABBA,” featuring the Swedish group Arrival, beginning at 8 p.m. in the Michael A. Guido Theater, followed by an ABBA Dance Party in the Hubbard Ballroom until 1 a.m. Arrival, which has exclusive world-wide rights to recreate the ABBA sound and style, will perform all your favorite ABBA tunes, including “Dancing Queen,” “Mamma Mia,” “Take A Chance on Me” and … [Read more...]

Dearborn Community Fund To Host Groovy Fundraiser

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DEARBORN, Michigan – The Dearborn Community Fund  (DCF) will host a rocking evening on Saturday, Feb. 11, featuring the music of ABBA performed by the Swedish group Arrival in a dynamic concert at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center (The Center) followed by the Ultimate Dance Party. The event will benefit the DCF and other participating non-profit organizations that serve the Dearborn area. Arrival’s performance in the Michael A. Guido Theater begins at 8 p.m. and includes some of the most upbeat, feel good sounds of the 70’s including classic ABBA hits featured in both the … [Read more...]

Dearborn Choirs Present Christmas Concert – Dec. 10

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DEARBORN, Michigan - Dearborn Community Chorus, directed by Marcus LaPratt, and Vanguard Voices, directed by G. Kevin Dewey, will present the Dearborn Holiday Choral Festival on Saturday, December 10, 7 p.m. in the Michael A. Guido Theater at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Avenue. Dearborn Community Chorus will perform The Holly and the Ivy (Rutter), Sure on This Shining Night (Lauridsen), Hodie Christus Natus Est (Poulenc), Winter Cantabile (Eccard) and Winter Sleigh Ride (Henderson). Vanguard Voices will perform Magnificat (Vivaldi, with chamber orchestra), … [Read more...]

Dearborn Symphony Celebrates 50th Season

Kypros Markou

 DEARBORN, Michigan - The Dearborn Symphony Golden Anniversay season opens with an inspiring concert on Friday, September 23, 2011.  Kypros Markou, Music Director and Conductor for the Dearborn Symphony provided a preview of the season opening night in a recent Youtube video. (See below). ... Copland’s stirringFanfare for the Common Man and Beethoven’s bright and dynamicFidelio Overture provide a forceful prelude to Beethoven’s magnificent 9th Symphony. His triumphant celebration of the human spirit features the timeless melody Ode to Joy. The combined forces of orchestra,Vanguard … [Read more...]

Dearborn Symphony Begins 50th Season

Dearborn Symphony - Golden Jubilee

DEARBORN, MI - Ode to Joy! The Dearborn Symphony Golden Anniversay season opens with an inspiring concert. Copland's stirring Fanfare for the Common Man and Beethoven's bright and dynamic Fidelio Overture provide a forceful prelude to Beethoven's magnificent 9th Symphony. His triumphant celebration of the human spirit features the timeless melody Ode to Joy. The combined forces of orchestra,Vanguard Grand Chorus, and four spectacular vocalists set the stage for an unforgettable season of celebration! Please join us before the concert for a special dinner catered by OPUS ONE. Experience a … [Read more...]

Steve King and Dittilies Wrap Up at Camp Dearborn

Steve King and the Dittilies

DEARBORN, Michigan – Steve King and the Dittilies will help campers rock ‘n roll through the last official weekend of the season at Camp Dearborn. The band will perform Sunday evening at the ever popular Canteen Dance. The official camping season traditionally ends with an end of summer bash. The band will play Sunday, Sept. 4 from 8 till 11 p.m. Tent and cabin reservations are expected to be fully booked. A favorite camping destination for many in southeast Michigan, Camp Dearborn wraps up another busy season with the Labor Day weekend crowd. Tents and cabins in Tent Village have … [Read more...]

Paul Squared at 4thFridays August 26th

Paul McKenzie

DEARBORN, Michigan - After a hiatus in July, 4thFridays is lining up new artists, roasting fresh coffee flavors, and welcoming new members to the Friday night coffeehouse community. Special guests this month include jazz guitarist and vocalist Paul Dozier and classical guitarist Paul McKenzie. As usual Rufus Harris and band will spice up the the musical flavor of the night. Paul Dozier is a passionate and talented singer, songwriter, producer and musician. Paul plays multiple instruments and his style can be described as fresh and jazzy. Paul began to play when he was just six … [Read more...]