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“Accidental Artist” Linda Busse Hosts Reception June 2 at White River Gallery

“Accidental Artist” Linda Busse Hosts Reception June 2 at White River Gallery

A fall from her horse in 2008 incapacitated Linda Busse for months, but now that horseback riding is off her agenda, the artist has more time to expand her artistic horizons. Busse welcomes everyone to White River Gallery 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 2, to view a large body of her work. Admission is free. Busse will be showing watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, pastel, stained glass, sculpture, jewelry, knitted scarves with beads, and hand-beaded Native American regalia

“I have really thrown myself into my work since (the accident),” she said. “I've been taking as many art classes as possible to keep improving my abilities. I've also had more time to teach art classes at the Nuveen (Community Center for the Arts) in Montague.”

A retired elementary school teacher, Busse has been concentrating on watercolor, acrylic, and colored pencil media, but has also been making jewelry and doing beadwork. “In the future, I hope to try incorporating my beading into my watercolors.”

SOUVENIR: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

SOUVENIR: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins

by Stephen Temperley
Directed by Judy Johnson and music director Catherine Gilson

July 12-14, Howmet Playhouse

For more than half a century the name Florence Foster Jenkins has been guaranteed to produce explosions of derisive laughter. Not unreasonably so, as this wealthy society eccentric suffered under the delusion that she was a great coloratura soprano when she was in fact incapable of producing two consecutive notes in tune. After years of giving fundraising concerts for friends, she performed at Carnegie Hall to a sold-out audience. This fictional “biography” of Florence Foster Jenkins is told from the perspective of her long-time accompanist, Cosme McMoon. At first skeptical, he revises his attitude towards her and the meaning of music, seeing the beauty in her passion. It is sure to be a lovely evening of theater about the beauty of art and music for the whole family.

Michigan Laughs Weekend at Howmet Playhouse

Michigan Laughs Weekend at Howmet Playhouse

Humor and Music with a Michigan Twist, August 9-11

Aug 9 The Leffring Sisters
Get your toes tapping with The Leffring Sisters from Muskegon. The three sisters, Jera, Jenna, and Jillian, will entertain with humor and music as they bring Broadway showstoppers and Great American Songbook classics to the Howmet stage. Known for their three-part harmonies and the variety of instruments they play, the sisters played to a sold-out Frauenthal in December. Join us for an evening of great music with these talented young women. Check out their YouTube video for a sample!

Aug 10 Neil Jacobs in Concert

The amazing magic of Brad Lancaster coming to the White Lake Library

The amazing magic of Brad Lancaster coming to the White Lake Library

June 14, 2012, 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

The amazing magic of Brad Lancaster, plus free refreshments! All ages welcome.

Join us for the kick-off of the 2012 Summer Reading Program, "Dream Big, READ!"

Visit http://whitelakelibrary.michlibrary.org/ for additional information.

White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival

White Lake Area Arts & Crafts Festival

Saturday, June 16 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday, June 17 11 am – 4 pm


Our 34th Annual juried Arts and Crafts festival will once again be located at the Goodrich Park Annex along beautiful White Lake. Continuous live entertainment-- Keith Scott and local favorite Mike Snell. Face Painting and more for the children. Food vendors include pizza, cotton candy and more. Over 75 booths with a wide variety of participating artists.

Fundraiser for Meinhardi Restoration Project at Pub 111 on Fri. June 15th.

For more information, call the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 231-893-4585 or 800-879-9702.

Relay for Life of Whitelake

Relay for Life of Whitelake

Visit www.relayforlife.org/whitelakemi for additional information.

Upcoming events at Howmet Playhouse

Upcoming events at Howmet Playhouse

June 7 - Taste of White Lake—2012
Come join us for a community of flavors at the 4th Annual Taste of White Lake, the largest annual fundraiser for the Playhouse. A mix of local businesses will join forces to provide an evening of fun, great food, Michigan beer & wine, live music, and a silent auction, all benefiting the playhouse
Don't miss out on this delicious event.


June 14-16 - Godspell Jr
The Nuveen Theatre Workshop presents Godspell Jr., a musical by Stephen Swartz and John-Michael Tebelak. The structure of the musical is a series of parables based on the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. The music is highly charged and uplifting.


Jul 5-7 - The Nerd