Week of 6.26.17

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Suite Dreams Project Hats Off Luncheon

From the first sip of pink bubbly (in a split with a pink straw) to the Hat Crawl guests’ exit with huge, hot pink balloons, the 16th annual Hats Off Luncheon was a dreamy, Sweet/Suite Sixteen production. During the reception the sold-out crowd (400 @ $150, $200-patron) oohed and aahed each others’ hats and bought all of the 1,000 chance auction raffle tickets. The luncheon program emceed by Rhonda Walker had highlights. Ali MacManus, a songwriter/singer who was born prematurely with multiple birth defects and has survived 11 major surgeries, got a standing ovation when she sang her composition “Breaking Free.”
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July 2017

GET WELL SOON: We know others will join us in wishing Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson a speedy recovery after back surgery on June 1 in the green mountain state of North Carolina. Word is he had a pretty aggressive surgery to help him get out of the wheelchair he was finding himself bound to more and more, and one Republican said that he is already feeling better. Patterson was seriously ...more»
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Jennifer Laura Thompson

The week before the Tony Awards, Jennifer Laura Thompson's husband was in Tokyo on business. ...more>
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JoAnne Purtan

After living in Albany, JoAnne Purtan's first day at WXYZ 19 years ago was a homecoming of sorts....more>
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Meg Lieder

Armed with an enchanting voice, steadfast ambition and movie-star good looks, singer-songwriter Meg Lieder has released three singles and is steadily embarking on a promising musical career. ...more>
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Teresa Kline

Family trips to the Grand Canyon and other national parks throughout the country as a child would prove to be an influential force on Birmingham resident Teresa Kline, who was recently named as a board member this year to the Grand Canyon Association....more>
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