Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Broadway artist to perform at Harbor Springs benefit concert

Longest running Phantom Franc D'Ambrosio will be the featured performer for the benefit concert.

Longest running Phantom Franc D’Ambrosio will be the featured performer for the benefit concert.

This weekend in Harbor Springs, Broadway performing artist Franc D’Ambrosio will perform in a Children’s benefit concert presented by the “Voices without Borders” organization. CMU Public Radio’s Matt Sumner spoke with executive director Jack Kukuk earlier this week about the upcoming event. Continue reading

Students get lesson in culture through children’s book read-in


Olremi Itunu Abayomi reads from Fox Fables

Olremi Itunu Abayomi reads from Fox Fables

Children around the world enjoy stories, and children’s books are common in every country.

Tuesday at the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University, international students and professors brought those books to life with a Read-In.
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Petoskey bookstore receives a James Patterson donation

bookBestselling author James Patterson launched 2014 by pledging to support small, independent bookstores that promote children’s reading.

Now as the year comes to a close, one of his donations will be making its way to McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey. Continue reading

Holocaust historian tells story of Shanghai Jewish refugees

Hochstadt Nov 2014Central Michigan University’s Harold Abel Lecture series last week hosted Professor Steven Hochstadt from Illinois College.

The Holocaust historian is bringing to light the less prominent if not unknown story of Jewish refugees who fled Nazi persecution in Europe to settle in Shanghai, China.
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Museum offers hundreds of drawings, online

"Leaping Gazelle Fountain" Courtesy Photo.

“Leaping Gazelle Fountain” Courtesy Photo.

You don’t have to travel to the museum to appreciate fine works of art, now that a mid Michigan museum has made hundreds of pieces viewable online.

A bronze gazelle in mid-jump curves its head back and faces the sky.

This “Leaping Gazelle Fountain” as it’s called, is one of the images available online to patrons of the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum in Saginaw.

Recently the museum finished archiving more than 800 drawings of the late sculptor, Marshall Fredericks. Continue reading