Saturday, May 18, 2013
Carlee Crisan of Rochester Hills is looking to give 'American Idol' another shot this summer.
When judges for TV's American Idol come to Detroit this summer, a Rochester Hills singer-songwriter will be standing in line hoping for her big break. Carlee Crisan, 19, of Rochester Hills, who entertained Deck Art 2013 attendees Friday with an impromptu set at Plain & Fancy Gift Shop following a street performance, hopes to bring her flavor of vintage-inspired indie rock to TV audiences. Crisan, who cites classic tunes from the 1950s as a major influence, is no stranger to the Idol world, having tried out for the music reality show in 10th grade. "I almost got to see the judges," Crisan said. But, she said, she failed to make the cut. Crisan, who goes by the stage name Carlee, is a fixture at Metro Detroit venues, including Dessert Oasis …
Check out the sights from this year's event.
Deck Art 2013 has come to a close, but the skateboard decks decorated by more than 250 local artists will remain on display in downtown Rochester until June 1. More than 50 downtown businesses displayed the decks, which came from artists ranging from elementary-aged to adults. After June 1, artists will have the option of selling their deck commission-free to an art buyer or taking the deck home to display—or ride. Check our gallery for photos of some great decks and contribute your own by clicking the big button beneath the photos! Which deck was your favorite? Tell us in the comments.
Each week we feature a photo from a reader. Upload your photos to Patch and you could be featured next week.
Patch loves community photos. Each week, we will share the best photos uploaded from Patch users. This week's comes from Lynn Marie Oates and the Relay for Life of Greater Rochester. Do you have a picture of the Rochester area to share? Upload it to the "Pics & Clips" gallery to be featured on Patch. Professional and amateur photographers, You can also regularly share your photos in the Patch Local Voices Section. How can I post on Patch? Blogging in our Local Voices Section is easy:
This dog is available for adoption at Almost Home Animal Rescue League in Southfield.
Meet Chippy, our Pet of the Week. Chippy is an approximately 3-year-old male Staffordshire Bull Terrier who is currently available for adoption with Almost Home Animal Rescue League in Southfield. He is described as being "extremely smart," knows basic commands and walks like a perfect gentlemen on a leash. He "loves giving kisses and is just so full of silly personality," his adoption profile states. Chippy would do best in a home with a tall fenced yard and with no other animals. View his full profile here. For more information or to fill out an adoption application, visit http://www.almosthomeanimals.org. Information and photos submitted by Almost Home Animal Rescue.
Here are some of this week's big stories from nearby towns.
Every Saturday, Patch will help you catch up with the big news happening in nearby towns, bringing you stories from Patch sites along Woodward Avenue and beyond. Here's what's been happening nearby this week: BIRMINGHAM: Woman Trying to Push Car Killed in Birmingham Parking Lot A Roseville woman was pinned between two vehicles after her vehicle stalled in the North Old Woodward Parking Lot. FERNDALE: Ferndale High School Student Makes 'Brightest and Best' List Celeste Goedert was among more than 250 recipients of WXYZ-TV's annual honor. BERKLEY: Crashed Car Reminds Berkley Students to be Safe During Prom Week The totaled Ford Focus outside Berkley High School warns juniors and seniors, who celebrate prom Thursday at the Lafayette Grande …
Friday, May 17, 2013
The Avon Players Theatre present The Full Monty weekends through June 1.
The Avon Players Theatre presents the hilarious and heartwarming musical comedy, The Full Monty, opening on May 17 and continuing on weekends through June 1. The Full Monty, a musical based on the film of the same name, is the story of two best friends, Jerry Lukowski (played by Joshua Monterosso) and Dave Bukatinsky (played by Tym Falk), in Buffalo, New York, who have recently lost their jobs when the steel mill where they worked is shut down. Feeling desperate and after observing how much their wives enjoy watching male strippers during their "Girls' Night Out," the guys come up with a bold way to make some quick cash: put on their own act! They manage to pull together a motley crew of equally down and out men and begin creating their …
If you draw the Powerball winning numbers in Saturday’s lottery, you could score $550 million, or a $350 million one-time payout.
Powerball results were watched closely Wednesday when the jackpot was $363 million. After no one picked all six winning numbers, the new Powerball prize for the Saturday, May 19 drawing is now $550 million. The one-time cash payout is estimated at $350.1 million. Tickets are $2 and the game is played in Michigan and 42 other states, including Florida, Wisconsin, Texas, California and New York. You can buy tickets until 9:45 p.m. EST for the 10:59 p.m. drawing. Find a local party store or gas station here on Patch. The largest Powerball Jackpot cash payout to date was $384 million and was won on Nov. 28, 2012, in Arizona and Missouri. Wonder what happens to the folks who hit it big? Browse the Huffington Post’s collection of lottery …
Deck Art resumes from 5-9 p.m. today.
If the crowds in downtown Rochester on Thursday were any indication, one needn't know how to ollie or grind a rail to appreciate some skateboard deck art. Deck Art 2013, which kicked off Thursday and resumes from 5-9 p.m. today, features more than 250 artists from around Michigan showcasing their art on blank skateboard decks at about 50 different downtown businesses. "It's good, it's fun, everybody's having a good time," said Linda Gallaher of South Street Skateshop, an organizer for the event. "It's very festive." The art at the event comes from artists ranging from elementary schoolers to seasoned adult artists from around Metro Detroit and as far as Grand Rapids and Flint. "The boards are spectacular," Gallaher said. "The elementary …
David Zinn of Ann Arbor spent Thursday's Deck Art 2013 opening working on chalk art at South Street Skateshop.
When chalk artist David Zinn of Ann Arbor arrived in downtown Rochester on Thursday for Deck Art 2013, he brought along a friend. Sluggo, the creation Zinn drew on the side of South Street Skateshop, is a character that has popped up in his works around Ann Arbor and throughout Michigan. Zinn said Sluggo came about when things "went really, really wrong" when drawing eyes for a human child, but the work has become somewhat of a recurring trademark for the artist. "He sort of plays the role of being the braver part of my personality that I don't actually have," he said.
Residents comment on events in Rochester.
Great conversations happen everyday on Patch. We love to promote community conversation on topics that are important to you. Each Friday we will share some of the best comments and conversations from the week. This week Patch reported about the Navigate Deck Art 2013's Opening Day in Downtown Rochester. Linda Eastman commented, "I was just talking to two friends today, one from Macomb and one from Birmingham, who commented on what an amazing community we have here in Rochester. They both said they'd like to live here. One of the things they love about Rochester is the creative, fun, and diverse activities we host here on a regular basis. They often come with their families and take advantage of the abundance of things to do in our city and…