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Arts & Entertainment

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Space Limited, Reservations Required: Buy Tickets Now for Oakland Uncorked

Space Limited, Reservations Required: Buy Tickets Now for Oakland Uncorked

A portion of proceeds will benefit Clarkston SCAMP, a five-week summer day camp for children and young adults with special needs.
Attorney-Turned-Ragtime Pianist to Perform in Birmingham

Attorney-Turned-Ragtime Pianist to Perform in Birmingham

The metro Detroit pianist will offer a program that features all-American family favorites from the Swing Era.
#CivilRights50: 50 Years of 'Dancing in the Street'

#CivilRights50: 50 Years of 'Dancing in the Street'

The Motown pop hit debuted on airwaves almost exactly 50 years ago, and Martha Reeves is embarking on a world tour to commemorate it.
Novel by Southeast Michigan Native Gets Strong Reviews

Novel by Southeast Michigan Native Gets Strong Reviews

Former Detroit Free Press entertainment writer to sign “Dark Lady of Hollywood” copies in West Bloomfield, support Roeper Scholarship Fund.
'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes': Trailer + Review

Cinema Siren says: Spectacular Simians should make Dawn the brightest of summer blockbusters.
Axel Foley Returns To Michigan for ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

Axel Foley Returns To Michigan for ‘Beverly Hills Cop’

“Beverly Hills Cop” has been approved for a Michigan state film credit, a program that gives tax breaks for job creation.
Lots of Roles Available for Project DayDream’s ‘Annie The Musical’

Lots of Roles Available for Project DayDream’s ‘Annie The Musical’

Auditions will be held June 30 for actors ages 6-24 for the popular family musical.
'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

'How to Train Your Dragon 2': Review and Director Interview

Cinema Siren gives it 5 stars, saying it's fierier than the first, with twice the dragons.
Be the Critic: Will You Date ‘Undateable,’ NBC Sitcom Set in Oakland County?

Be the Critic: Will You Date ‘Undateable,’ NBC Sitcom Set in Oakland County?

A show about a bunch of Oakland County guys who trying to get (ahem) dates is set in Ferndale. Its co-creator and two of its producers know the place well.
Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

Disney's Bears: Funny, Fascinating and Rated G

"Bears," in theaters April 18, combines beautiful footage with a style and story accessible to children, making it a success for the whole family.
'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

'Heaven is for Real' in Theaters Now

Get ready to see the real-life story about a boy who says he went to Heaven. Sponsored by Sony.
'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' TRAILER/REVIEW: This Superior Sequel Soars

'Rio 2' opens in movie theaters this weekend.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Captain America' Oh Beautiful!

Film debuts in theaters this weekend; rated PG-13.
'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

'Bad Words' Offers 'Cinematic Catharsis,' Plus an Interview with Jason Bateman

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3 out of 5 stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

TRAILER + REVIEW: In 'Noah,' Aronofsky Builds a Vessel of Fearless Filmmaking

Leslie Combemale aka Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

VIDEOS + REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' Is Furry Fun

The Muppets are back! Cinema Siren gives the film 3.5 out of 5 stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

TRAILER + REVIEW: Wes Anderson's 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Cinema Siren gives the film five stars.
TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

TRAILER + REVIEW: 'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' Best in Show or In the Dog House?

The new 3D animated release feels like both lots of fun and a big disappointment, right in the same 92 minutes.
‘Address Unknown,’ Based on Exchange of Letters in Pre-Nazi Germany Comes to West Bloomfield Stage

‘Address Unknown,’ Based on Exchange of Letters in Pre-Nazi Germany Comes to West Bloomfield Stage

The story, which the late Irwin Shaw had translated into Hebrew, will be presented in Hebrew, with English subtitles, on April 6.
Ferndale’s Torino Named Detroit Free Press 2014 Restaurant of the Year

Ferndale’s Torino Named Detroit Free Press 2014 Restaurant of the Year

The restaurant, which critic Sylvia Vector says “could hold its own anywhere in America,” is known for exquisite dishes, “each one a small work of art and a seduction in flavor.”