Review: John Carpenter’s “Tales of Sci-Fi Vault” Will Give You Chills

Rachel Moulden for The Pit By: John Carpenter (Writer), Andres Esparza (Artist) Publisher: STORM KING PRODUCTIONS, INC Release Date: July 26, 2017 Synopsis: When the moon-bound crew of Gaia stumbles across an enormous alien vessel, more technologically advanced than their own, priorities change. The mystery deepens when the crew discovers the name of the vessel along the hull……

Huntington Woods author to discuss her book about disability and inclusion

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Huntington Woods resident Janice Fialka is a speaker and activist who fights for inclusion for those who live with disabilities. Fialka is the mother of two adult children, daughter Emma and a son, Micah, who lives with an intellectual disability. As a social worker, she spent 40 years working…

Oakland University dance professor curates The Michigan Five performance

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Gregory Patterson shares his passion for music and dance through the students he teaches at Oakland University. “I was always interested in dance as a kid, but was more of a sports guy growing up,” says Patterson, a Warren resident and associate professor of dance, who has been teaching…

Review: “Escort” Entices Readers With a Futuristic Dystopian World

Rachel Moulden for The Pit Escort #1 by Iggy Michniacki Publisher: Project Nerd Publishing Release Date: February 15, 2017 Synopsis: Audiences have been waiting for the follow up to Barrens, Project-Nerd Publishing’s first title to go to second print on two different covers, but the project came to a halt after Chapter One. With the creative team moving on…

Zenith Brass presents 22nd fall concert with Beaumont Brass

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media It is a pleasure for Mark Petty to direct the Zenith Brass, a 25-member multi-school extracurricular honors band for brass and percussion students. He founded the band in 1995 to provide challenging experiences for young musicians. “I think the most rewarding part of Zenith Brass for me is creating…

Farmington native’s first novel “Letting Go” of the past

Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Oakland County author Kristin Lenz has always been a writer at heart. As she grew up in Farmington and attended University of Michigan, she says she lacked confidence to pursue a career in writing. Instead, she chose psychology as her major and went on to earn a master’s in…

Teacher brings the art of hula to Southeast Michigan

By Rachel Moulden for Digital First Media Oakland County resident Frances Price has brought the art of hula to the mainland through her Polynesian dance classes. The Polynesian Dancers of Michigan halau (school) mission is to spread the spirit of aloha and share the passion for hula and Polynesian dance with all who are interested….