Week of 10.24.16

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DSO Opening Night Dinner

The Thursday evening before the DSO opening Classical Series Weekend, 115 music lovers attended the Volunteer Council’s Opening Night Dinner ($180, $325, $500-tickets) at the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Center. VC president Ginny Lundquist chaired the second annual repast, one of the first events to be held in the Music Box after it was renamed the Peter D. and Julie F. Cummings Cube (Curated Urban Broadband Experience). As President/ CEO Anne Parsons announced, the new name honors the couple’s ongoing benevolence ($10-million-plus) to the DSO and marks the beginning of a new programming stream for the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Center. The concert which followed in Orchestra Hall featured conductor Leonard Slatkin conducting Bernstein, Gershwin, Beethoven and the world premiere of “Big Data” by 40-year-old Spanish composer Ferran Cruixent.
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Unique food and smokes

Expected to open the first of the month, Ambassador Cigar is a anticipated to be an upscale cigar bar and lounge which will also offer specialty small plates and a private membership club. Owned by Jeff DeSandre , who has been in the local cigar industry for 15 years, there will be a 300-square foot walk-in humidor on site. "We’re planning to offer gourmet small plates, and Cuban sandwiches ...more»


oakland confidential

October 2016

CAMPAIGN NO-NO: Candidates for public office know — or they should — that it’s a criminal offense to represent themselves as an incumbent when they aren’t. Certainly John McCulloch should be aware as a longtime Republican office holder who lost his job in 2012 as Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner, and was fired, under murky circumstances, in 2014 as Huron-Clinton ...more»
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