Tag Archives: Entertainment

  1. National Book Award winner, finalist to speak at OU

    Literature buffs, take note. On Tuesday, April 9, Oakland University’s Department of English will host a reading and discussion in collaboration with the National Book Foundation.

    Poet Justin Phillip Reed and novelist Angela Flournoy will give readings from their work at 5 p.m. in Banquet Room B of the Oakland Center. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. Read the rest of this entry »

  2. Oakland University to welcome Andy Narell, legendary steel-pan artist, for April residency

    Oakland University’s Professional Artists Series Concert, Children’s Concert and World Music Concert will feature legendary steel-pan artist Andy Narell, who will be in residency at OU during the first week of April.

    “Having Andy Narell at OU is going to be an incredible experience for our students,” said Patrick Fitzgibbon, a special lecturer of world music at Oakland University. “He is one of the preeminent masters of the Steel Pan.” Read the rest of this entry »

  3. Oakland Symphony Orchestra to present final concert of the season

    The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present their final concert of the season at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 29 at Detroit’s Orchestra Hall.

    Along with four soloists, Oakland University Symphony Chorus, Detroit Concert Choir and Madrigal Chorale, the orchestra will also present Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem, which was first performed in 1874 and composed in memory of Alessandro Manzoni, an Italian poet and novelist whom Verdi had admired. Read the rest of this entry »

  4. ‘The Who’s Tommy,’ Tony Award-winning rock opera, coming to Oakland University stage

    Oakland University’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance will present The Who’s Tommy, a fast-paced and exhilarating rock opera featuring a thrilling score by the legendary British rock band The Who, from March 21-24 and March 27-31 in the Varner Studio Theatre in Varner Hall. Read the rest of this entry »

  5. OUCARES hosts Family Fun Day on March 23

    To offer an inclusive day of fun for people with autism spectrum disorders, the Joanne and Ted Lindsay Foundation Autism Outreach Services (OUCARES) is hosting its 16th annual Family Fun Day from noon-4 p.m. on Saturday March 23 at the Oakland University Recreation Center. The event is free and open to all individuals impacted by autism, as well as their families and friends. Read the rest of this entry »

  6. Oakland University to present ‘The Diary of One Who Disappeared/Needle Point’

    Oakland University’s School of Music Theatre and Dance will present The Diary of One Who Disappeared/Needle Point at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 28 in Varner Recital Hall on the OU campus. Read the rest of this entry »

  7. Oakland University student performers to join OSO for 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert

    The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 22nd Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 10 in Varner Recital Hall on OU’s campus.

    “Named after Professor Emeritus David Daniel in recognition of his distinguished career at Oakland University and sustained commitment to teaching Oakland University’s aspiring student musicians, the concert is always an annual highlight of the OSO season,” said Gregory Cunningham, music director of the OSO and professor of orchestral and wind conducting at OU. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. Feeling the beat: OU INC, Mobilization Zone help Oakland County inventor launch BackBeat

    Feeling the beat: OU INC, Mobilization Zone help Oakland County inventor launch BackBeat — a wearable subwoofer that turns the sound musicians make into vibrations they can feel

    With support from OU INC, a Smartzone Business Accelerator located on the campus of Oakland University, and the OU Mobilization Zone, Novi resident Yerko Sepulveda has taken his idea for a wearable, portable rumble pack and practice amp for bassists from concept to commercialization. Read the rest of this entry »

  9. Feeding the soul: ‘Soul Food’ concert series returns Jan. 27 with inspirational music, words

    The Soul Food Concert Series will return at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27 to Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University for an event featuring inspirational music and words to nurture the soul and elevate the spirit. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Oakland University to welcome Aeolus Quartet, clarinetist Franklin Cohen for Jan. 20 concert

    The award-winning Aeolus Quartet will be joined by revered clarinetist Franklin Cohen, former principal of the Cleveland Orchestra, for a concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 20 at Varner Recital Hall on the campus of Oakland University.

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