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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Vet’s offer sweetens incentive to vote for Hurley in Children’s Miracle Network contest
Dec05

Vet’s offer sweetens incentive to vote for Hurley in Children’s Miracle Network contest

Hurley Children’s Hospital seeks community support as it competes for a share of $100,000 grant through Credit Unions for Kids’ “Vote for Miracles.” In the nationwide contest, community members may vote as often as daily for their favorite among Children’s Miracle Network hospitals, with the top five hospitals receiving a portion of the prize. Hurley is currently ranked in the top five of 117 hospitals receiving at least one vote....

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News Brief:  “Gather the Spirit” with guitarist Jim Scott Sunday Dec. 9 at the UUCF
Dec05

News Brief: “Gather the Spirit” with guitarist Jim Scott Sunday Dec. 9 at the UUCF

Singer-songwriter Jim Scott, presents “Gather The Spirit: Seasonal Songfest” 2 p.m. Sunday at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint, 2474 S. Ballenger Hwy. Harmony, lyrics and guitar craft are hallmarks of Scott’s work; his style spans jazz, classical, folk and pop, and his themes are ecology, justice and peace. Guitarist for the Paul Winter Consort for many years, Scott has created choral works, a stage musical, a...

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