Week of 8.14.17

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Meadow Brook Concert & Cuisine

More than 350 ($85 - $125 tickets) convened at Oakland University for the annual summer fundraiser for MBT - “Michigan’s answer to Broadway.” Before the food stations opened, folks lollygagged outside sipping beer and wine from the Rochester Tap Room and bid $9,000 for the silent auction items Colleen Brnabic and Maryann Foxlee had set up in the hallway. Generous local restaurants (see photo gallery) served savory fare for dining on the stroll before the theatre doors opened. Artistic director Travis Walter conducted a live auction with his trademark good humor. He got $500 from two bidders for two Dickens packages that included a walk-on role in MBT’s “A Christmas Carol”  and $900 for a Fender Squire Guitar signed by The Grass Roots Band.
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oakland confidential

August 2017

HORSE RACES: Democratic aspirations of taking a majority hold on Congress after the 2018 General Election will hinge on the party’s ability to take two dozen congressional seats, which may include upsets in Michigan’s 8th and 11th Districts, according to recent rankings of 82 districts by The New York Times. The piece split the districts into eight groups to watch, based on competitiveness ...more»
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09/03/2013 - Lucy Date and her staff of four other dance teachers are moving the Dance Academy of Bloomfield Hills from its current location at 43243 Woodward to a larger location at 42727 Woodward in Bloomfield Township. The academy, which celebrates its 10-year anniversary this month, is scheduled to open for classes again on September 5, Date said.

"It's a larger space with better visibility on Woodward," she said of the 3,000 square foot building, which features three dance rooms, new hardwood floors, carpeting, mirrors and a 500 square foot lobby. "We are really happy to have been able to have found it. I always wanted to get a more visible space."

Date opened the Bloomfield Hills Dance Academy in September 2003, holds teacher certification through the Cecchetti Council of America and has taught dance for 26 years. The academy offers classes in ballet, jazz, lyrical, tap, hip hop dance, as well as musical theatre and pre-school classes. "We have been fortunate in the economy," Date said about the longevity of the studio. "We have maintained a great group of customers and have a great teaching staff. We are still offering what we have done for 10 years, but at a larger, better facility."

Business Matters for the Birmingham-Bloomfield area are reported by Kevin Elliott. Send items for consideration to KevinElliott@downtownpublications.com. Items should be received three weeks prior to publication.

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