Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 19, 2014

Community in Brief: 06/19/2014


Detroit Symphony assistant concertmaster Hai-xin Wu and internationally known concert artist Zhihua Tang will play romantic favorites for the violin and piano.

Tickets for the three concert season are $50; or $20 for individual concerts.

For more information and to place online orders visit or If you would like to order tickets by phone call 800-836-0717.

Magic Thursday exhibit

TRAVERSE CITY — The City Opera House will host an art exhibit and sale by The Magic Thursday Artists during the month of July. The opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 2.

These Traverse area artists coined the group’s name from the magic that comes from the creative process when they paint together each week. Studio and plein aire work in oil, acrylic, pastel and watercolor will be exhibited.

Featured artists include Sue Bowerman, Pat Dixon, Nancy Donley, Nan Frankland, Veronique Jonas, Ruth Kitchen, Sherry McNamara, Dorothy Mudget and Marilyn Rebant.

Anishninabek presentation

ELK RAPIDS — “Anishninabek of the Grand Traverse Region” will be presented at 7 p.m., Thursday July 3, by JoAnne Gasco at the Elk Rapids Area Historical Museum, 301 Traverse St.

Gasco’s presentation compliments the historical museum’s special summer exhibit, “Anishinabe: First People;” running now through Sept. 1. She will share the history of the region’s Odawa people; where they lived, how they lived, their belief system, as well as how the changes in this region have impacted the Odawa people and how they live today as native people.

Gasco is from Peshawbestown. In 2012 she was elected to the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa/Chippewa Tribal Council

A $5 admission fee is suggested for adults; $2 for students (under 18). Children are free.

Concert on the Lawn

TRAVERSE CITY — The Boys of Bluegrass - Billy Strings and Don Julin - will make their debut performance as part of the Concert on the Lawn series, beginning at 7 p.m., Thursday, July 3, at Grand Traverse Pavilions.

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