News Brief:  Registration underway for Flint Rep Theatre acting classes
Dec11

News Brief: Registration underway for Flint Rep Theatre acting classes

Registration for winter classes is underway at Flint Repertory Theatre, with acting classes for age 4 through adult, including a spring camp for upper elementary and an improv workshop for adults. Weekly classes begin the week of Jan. 15 and run through March 9. Cost is $70-100, depending on age group, and the capacity for classes is 20 or 25, depending on the class. Actors Toolbox, a two-day workshop for ages 18 and up, with the...

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Discipline problems take center stage as Flint Schools, community face ACLU lawsuit, state pressure
Dec10

Discipline problems take center stage as Flint Schools, community face ACLU lawsuit, state pressure

By Harold C. Ford This piece has been updated to add information about a Partnership Agreement with the State of Michigan triggered by the district landing in the bottom five percent of state schools and thus falling into the category of “chronically failing schools.”  Implementing strategies to address discipline issues in the schools is central to that agreement–Ed. It’s hardly a secret.  The larger community knows...

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Holiday season kicks off with “red wave” Santa Run downtown
Dec09

Holiday season kicks off with “red wave” Santa Run downtown

By Darlene Carey and Jeffery L. Carey, Jr. On Dec 1,  under threat of rain, close to 1400 “Santas” participated in the ninth annual Santa Run in downtown Flint.  The runners were all ages with a children’s quarter mile Reindeer Race kicking off the event, followed by the 5k Santa Run and a one-mile fun run. The 5k Run/Walk is an untimed event sponsored by Al Serra Auto Plaza through Downtown Flint. A five-piece Santa suit...

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Capitol Theatre adding mechanized orchestra pit lift
Dec06

Capitol Theatre adding mechanized orchestra pit lift

The Capitol Theatre of Flint will soon add to its 2017 $32 million renovation, according to a recent announcement from The Uptown Reinvestment Corporation. Three Michigan foundations have contributed to provide funding for a mechanized orchestra pit lift. The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Consumers Energy Foundation each contributed $50,000 toward the lift, with the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation...

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News Brief:  Melvin Davis Dec. 8 concert cancelled
Dec06

News Brief: Melvin Davis Dec. 8 concert cancelled

Totem Books posted the following CANCELLATION notice tonight: “Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts, the Melvin Davis show this Saturday has been canceled. If you have previously purchased tickets at Totem, please stop by Totem or call the team at 810-407-6402 for a full refund.  We apologize for having to reschedule this anticipated show. Please stay tuned for other events happening at Totem in the coming weeks! To see a...

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