Turn that music down…

I remember when I fell in love with music.  It was like eating a favorite food over and over. However, in this case I had many…. Gospel, jazz, old school, country, classical and just singing with nothing but vibration of my own voice against the walls.

I would play music when I would go to play basketball at the gym by myself.  When my music was playing it felt as though I was at the Palace of Auburn Hills replacing the Detroit Pistons (Lol). Music gave my kids and I jolt of energy when we blasted our sounds throughout the house on Saturday mornings while doing our weekly chores before heading out to run errands or just hang out.  It soothed me when my heart would be aching from a bad day and there was NO one to call who could make it better… so I’d just keep pushing rewind (now repeat) – It got BETTER!

Music runs through my veins like oxygen…  It did’nt matter what changes or suprises came in life.. There was a song for that 🙂

Parents share music with your children… all types! It will give them a frame of reference for when they grow up.  They will remember the song, the place and that they got through it. It will also give you some insight as to “who” they are.  This is another way to connect and communicate with them as the years go by.   I have (6) children (36 – 21 yrs old) . We have songs we still sing today that we played when they were little people … upon singing RESETS life instantly and takes us back!

People use music to express themselves, in ways it can’t be expressed through behavior, or art. You can usually tell how someone’s feeling by the type of music he or she is listening to at the time. It’s a tool used by many. Groups of people around the world can come together and gather at concerts, shows, and venues to show what their interests and likings are and you see how many people have similar likings as you.

Events for April 29, 2017

9:00am Arbor Day at Rotary Park in Novi

Rotary Park Six Mile and Hubbard roads, Livonia


9:00am Let’s Move Festival of Races in Downtown Mount Clemens

Downtown Mount Clemens , Mount Clemens MI

$50/half, $35/10K, $30/5K, $15/mile

9:00am Sheep Shearing & Pancake Breakfast at Hess-Hathaway Park in Waterford

Hess-Hathaway Park 825 S. Williams Lake Road, Waterford MI   248-674-5441

$5/ages 11-plus, $3/10 and under

9:00am Spring Bird & Frog Hike at Crosswinds Marsh in New Boston

Crosswinds Marsh 27600 Haggerty Road, New Boston MI


9:30am Day Out With Thomas at Greenfield Village in Dearborn

Greenfield Village 20900 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn MI   313-982-6001

$38.75/adults, $32/ages 3-11, $11.75/1-2, $6/parking

10:00am Nature Tales: A Garden Tale at the Leslie Science & Nature Center

Leslie Science & Nature Center 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor MI

$4/nonmembers, $3/members; free/adults

10:00am Sisters of the Brush at the Anton Art Center in Mount Clemens

Anton Art Center 125 Macomb Place, Mount Clemens MI   586-469-8666


10:00am Tall Tales and Folklore: Exploring Michigan’s Traditional Stories at the Lorenzo Cultural Center

Lorenzo Cultural Center 44575 Garfield Road, Clinton Township MI


11:00am Finland 100: The Cranbrook Connection at Cranbrook Art Museum on Bloomfield Hills

Cranbrook Art Museum 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills MI

$10/general, $6/students, free/ages 12 and under

11:00am Gemini in Concert at Milford High Performing Arts Center

Milford High School Performing Arts Center 2380 S. Milford Road, Highland MI


11:00am Spring Into Belle Isle Family Day at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum

Dossin Great Lakes Museum 100 Strand Drive, Belle Isle, Detroit MI

Free, but an $11 recreation passport is required to get on Belle Isle

11:30am Pint Sized Marathon in Downtown South Lyon

Downtown South Lyon , South Lyon MI

Contact for details

12:00pm Heidelbergology: 30 Year Photo Retrospective at Heidelberg Project’s Number House in Detroit

The Heidelberg Project, The Number House 3632 Heidelberg St., Detroit MI


12:00pm It’s a Zoo in Here! at the Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI   313-822-7900

Free/Macomb, Wayne and Oakland county residents; others: $6-$12.50/ages 6-plus

1:00pm Celebrating Plymouth – 150 Years at the Plymouth Historical Museum

Plymouth Historical Museum 155 S. Main St., Plymouth MI

$5/adults, $2/ages 6-17

1:00pm Creature Encounters at The Creature Conservancy in Ann Arbor

The Creature Conservancy 4950 Ann Arbor-Saline Road, Ann Arbor MI

$8/ages 13-plus, $6/2-12, $2/self-guided tours, free/under 2

1:00pm Wildflowers of Southeastern Michigan at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland

Nankin Mills Interpretive Center 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland MI   734-261-1990

$3 per person, add $1 for non-Wayne County residents

2:30pm Alice in Wonderland at Northville Marquis Theatre in Northville

Marquis Theatre 135 E. Main St., Northville MI


2:30pm The Hobbit at Detroit Opera House in Detroit

Detroit Opera House 1526 Broadway St., Detroit MI


3:00pm Mutts Gone Nuts at Tecumseh Center for the Arts

Tecumseh Center for the Arts 400 N. Maumee, Tecumseh MI   4236617

$22/adults, $15/seniors, youth and military

6:00pm Frog Frenzy at Nankin Mills Interpretive Center in Westland

Nankin Mills Interpretive Center 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland MI   734-261-1990

$6/child, $2/adult

6:30pm Family Date Night at the Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center in Ann Arbor

Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center 2960 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor MI


7:00pm Evening Frog Walk at Lake St. Clair Metropark in Harrison Township

Lake St. Clair Metropark 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township MI

$5/adult, $3/child, park entry $10/daily or $35/annual

7:30pm Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Starlight Theater in Waterford

Starlight Theater 7370 Highland Road, Waterford MI

$14.99/adults, $12/students, $11/kids

8:00pm Chris Rock at the Fox Theatre in Detroit

Fox Theatre 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit

$49.50, $69.50, $125

8:00pm Sister Act at Redford Theatre in Detroit

The Redford Theatre 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit MI


Chicago at Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights

Stevenson High School 39701 Dodge Park Road, Sterling Heights MI   586-797-2076


Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition at Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI   313-822-7900

Free/Macomb, Wayne and Oakland county residents; others: $6-$12.50/ages 6-plus

Earth and Space Month Events at the Michigan Science Center in Detroit

Michigan Science Center 5020 John R St., Detroit MI   313-577-8400

Contact for details

Graduate Degree Exhibition of Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills

Cranbrook Art Museum 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills MI

$10/adults, $6/students, free/12 and under

I Dream a World Concert Presentation at Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Northville

Ward Evangelical Presbyterian Church 40000 Six Mile Road, Northville MI

Adults $15, seniors $12, students $8

Pinkalicious the Musical at the City Theatre in Detroit

City Theatre 2301 Woodward Ave., Detroit MI


Shaping the Vessel: Mascoll + Samuel at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit MI

Free with general entry: $8/adults, $5/ages 3-12, free/under 3

Shell Eco-Marathon Americas at Cobo Center in Detroit

Cobo Center 1 Washington Blvd., Detroit MI


The Art and Science of Healing at Kelsey Museum of Archaeology in Ann Arbor

Kelsey Museum of Archaeology 500 S. State St., Ann Arbor MI

Donations accepted

Tutankhamun: ‘Wonderful Things from the Pharaoh’s Tomb at Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills

Cranbrook Institute of Science 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills MI

$19/ages 13-plus, $13.50/2-12, free/under 2 (includes general entry)

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