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Detroit Opera House

Red, Hot and Blue, performed by the Eisenhower Dance Ensemble, electrifies the stage. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19. $25-$45. Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit; 313-237-7464.

Shen Yun is a show that brings 5,000 years of Chinese civilization to life and captures audience imagination by transporting it through regions, dynasties, and legends with ethnic and folk dances. 7:30 p.m. Jan. 24-26. 2:30 p.m. Jan. 27. $80-$180.

Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway, Detroit; 313-237-7464; michiganopera.org.

 

Martha Graham Dance Company

Founded in the early 20th  century, the Martha Graham troupe is one of the oldest in America. They have performed all over the world, including the Great Pyramids, and in the ancient Herod Atticus Theatre in the Acropolis. Inner Landscape showcases Graham’s psychologically probing dances, highlighting the human mind, interpersonal relationships, and the use of symbols to express human emotion. 8 p.m. Jan. 25-26. $22-$54.

Power Center, 121 Fletcher, Ann Arbor; 734-764-2538; ums.org.
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Motor City Hair & Fashion Expo

On Jan. 30 at Cobo Hall in Detroit, over 50 hair and fashion vendors participated in the Motor City Hair & Fashion Expo benefitting Wigs for Kids. Guest enjoyed cocktails, raffle giveaways, a silent auction, educational seminars, a hair battle, and more.

Detroit Yacht Club Commodores Ball

On Jan. 30, more than 400 members and guests attended the Detroit Yacht Club's Commodores Ball. The first Detroit Yacht Club Officers’ Ball was held on the first Thursday after New Year’s in January 1878. The first Commodore to be honored was Samuel Cowan; this year Commodore James Gierlach was recognized. The second Commodore of the Club and all 30 members of the Club were in attendance as well as invited guests. Formal attire has continued to be a hallmark of this event making it, perhaps, the oldest continuous formal event in the City of Detroit. The event opened with cocktails and a Receiving Line, followed by a formal dinner followed by a Grand March led by the Officers of the Club organized by rank. Dancing continued until the wee hours of the morning.

19th Annual Circle of Friends Luncheon

On Jan. 28, CARE House of Oakland County held it's annual Circle of Friends benefit luncheon at the Townsend Hotel to raise awareness for the programs and services that CARE House provides to abused children and their families.

Dynasty Fur Auction

On Jan. 18 at Bricker-Tunis Furs in West Bloomfield, a collection of eight elegant furs worn during the 1980s hit TV series Dynasty was auctioned at a reception, with a percentage of sales benefiting the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. Three of the pieces were sold that night with other sales pending. Approximately 40 visitors enjoyed an elegant, fun evening with a dash of Motown – former Motown singer Martha Reeves attended and a D.J. spun tunes from that era of innovative vocals and instrumentation. Charlene Mitchell, host of “Mind Your Business,” was the mistress of ceremonies and auctioneer. Photographs by Sarah Rahal

An Hour With... Salvador Salort-Pons

Director, President, and CEO of the DIA
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