Category Archives: Opera House

We Burned the Mortgage!

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On Saturday, December 12, 2015, the Livingston Arts Council celebrated the final payment of the Opera House mortgage with a ‘Burn the Mortgage’ party attended by Livingston Arts Council Board members ( past and present) and various supporters. Supporters of the Howell Opera House looked on as the mortgage papers (an enlarged copy of the original) […]

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Grand Old Opera Houses in Michigan

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  Read all about the many ‘grand old opera houses’ in Michigan, including the Howell Opera House, in the September/October issue of Michigan History.  Our very own historical building is mentioned on page 18 with a photo of the 2nd floor theater preceding it on page 17. Thanks to writer Deb Perry for the excellent […]

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Detroit Public Television Highlights the Howell Opera House!

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The Livingston Arts Council is proud to announce a WTVS Detroit Public Television special segment highlighting the Howell Opera House airing on August 25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. The production entitled ‘Taking the Stage: The Historic Howell Opera House’ is hosted by Detroit Performs, a weekly arts program of Detroit Public Television highlighting artists and […]

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Opera Art Live in the News!

The Livingston Daily Press and Argus published a great article about Opera Art Live.  There were 25 artists who created art in many different medium.  Thank you to our sponsors: Champion Automotive Group, Right Brain Brewery, Gus’s Carryout, Bikram Yoga of Brighton, O’Toole’s Pub, Glass Academy of Dearborn, SMART, Imperial Distribution, Artventures, Wharton Center and […]

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Concert at the Courthouse – August 28 – Beatles Tribute!

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  The LAST Concert at the Courthouse for 2015 is this Friday, August 28 at 7:00 p.m. featuring Toppermost with a Beatles Tribute!  Our sincere thanks to everyone who supported the summer concert series! We look forward to entertaining the community again in the summer of 2016! Special appreciation to our Sustaining Sponsors: Robert W. […]

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Comedian Heywood Banks – April 22

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April 22 – 7:00 p.m.  Heywood Banks returns to the Howell Opera House to entertain the audience with his insane comedy! The popular writer and performer of humorous songs is simply ‘one-of-a-kind, a cult icon, and a man with a style of his very own.’  Some of his well known songs include “Toast”, “Fly’s Eyes”, “Wiper […]

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Howell Opera House – The Beginning

A video produced by Michigan Television, MCACA and Michigan Humanities Council featuring Duane Zemper, Lindsay Root and Jeffery Stamm.

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Exciting New Art Installation “RED” at Howell Opera House

The Amarant Design Collective, co-founded by artists Jeremy Barnett and Gina Smothers created this art installation in the theater at the Howell Opera House. “RED” can be viewed during tours after Acoustic Cafe Friday through April 24th during Got Art – Mar 17th – 29th and at Opera Art Live, a new Livingston Arts Council program […]

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Thanks for Your Support of Oktoberfest 2014!

The weather squashed our Classic Car Show Friday night, but it didn’t effect the attendance at the first annual Howell Opera House Oktoberfest!  A full house enjoyed Classic Rock with the occasional polka thrown in, a great Bavarian style dinner and German beer and wine all combined to make this a memorable first time event! We […]

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Window and Facade Restoration Project

The Window and Façade Restoration phase that began last fall has been completed! Though the long, hard winter slowed the process, all 22 original windows were successfully removed, sashes restored, and trim scraped and painted. The original windows have now been replaced and new storm windows added. A new window and sash was built to […]

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