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Thebes Players and Lowell Area Arts Council present "Sing On!"

Thebes Players and Lowell Area Arts Council present "Sing On!"

There is something universally appealing about comedy on stage – whether it is watching the odd personality quirks vividly portrayed in the works of Neil Simon or the rapid-fire delivery of live improvisation. Audiences love to laugh, especially at the antics of inept characters. In Sing On!, A Comedy about a Musical, a troupe of inexperienced thespians take desperate measures to save their theatre.

The sequel to the farcical Play-On! presented by Thebes Players in 2010, the group of amateur actors are back, joined by Phyllis’s song-writing nephew Monte. When dire circumstances threaten their theatre, the gang is forced to do yet another show by Phyllis.  Sing On! is the hilarious spectacle of a harried theatrical troupe, facing disaster with a song, while rather off-key, in their hearts.

The cast includes several cast members from the Thebes Players Play On!

Hurry up! Time is running out to sign up for Lowell Little League

Hurry up! Time is running out to sign up for Lowell Little League

 Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Today is the last day to register your child for Little League without a late fee.  The Lowell Little League extended the deadline to March 9th.  A Late fee of $15.00 will be assessed on all registrations from March 10th through March 15th.

Last year more than 400 children participated in the little league program. If you need more information about registration click on the link to the Lowell Little League home page.

West Michigan Blues Music Association hosts 'open jam'

West Michigan Blues Music Association hosts 'open jam'

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) The West Michigan Blue Grass Music Association is giving musicians to play during an open jam at Pietro's Restaurant on 28th Street.

The WMBMA is based in Lowell and holds two Blue Grass Festivals at the Lowell Fairgrounds every year.  The group also hosts smaller events as well.  Blue Grass Musicians gather every Thursday at Pietro's to play their music.  Organizers say since there are 5 Thursday's in the month of March, they are making the gathering on March 24th an 'open jam' session.

There is no charge to participate. For more information go to the Pietro's page.

Large crowd turns out for artist reception at Lowell Area Arts Council

Large crowd turns out for artist reception at Lowell Area Arts Council

LOWELL, Mich. (WZZM) A large crowd turned out Saturday for the West Michigan Regional Art Competition reception at the Lowell Area Arts Council.

The gallery was packed with artists and visitors enjoying the art. Juror Joseph Becherer from the Meijer Gardens talked about the winning artists and presented each with an award.

The compeition is over but the show runs through April 8.  Gallery hours are Tuesday-Friday 10-6pm and Saturday 1-4pm. If you're interested some of the artwork is also for sale.

 

Lowell High School production of "The Sound of Music" opens tonight

Lowell High School production of "The Sound of Music" opens tonight

LOWELL, Mich. - The Lowell High School musical production of The Sound of Music opens this evening at the Lowell Performing Arts Center. 

Show time is 7:00 pm and tickets are $8 at the door.

If you cannot make tonight's performance, you can still see the show on March 5th, 6th, 11th and 12th.

Visit http://www.lowellschools.com for additional information.

Lowell gearing up for the annual 'Food Fight'

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) Preparations are underway for the 3rd annual 'Food Fight' event benefiting Flat River Ministries.  The Food Fight is a community competition pitting North Lowell against South Lowell. Rick Seese of Greenridge Realty sits on the FROM Board. He says the first two competitions were hugely successful.  In 2010 the competition raised 16,000 non-perishable items for the food pantry.

Seese says Main Street is the dividing line between North and South Lowell.  He said people living on both sides are fiercely competitive.  In 2009 the north won the competition and in 2010 the south collected a few hundred more items.

Learn about Lowell's connection to the Civil War

Learn about Lowell's connection to the Civil War

Lowell, Mich. (WZZM) If you are a history buff you'll want to check out an upcoming event at the Lowell Historic Museum.  It's called The Civil War: 150th Anniversary.  Museum Executive Director Pat Allchin says the event will include information about Lowell's involvement in the war, local veterans, and those buried in area cemetaries. Allchin says the speaker, Bruce Butgereit, has been studying the Civil War since he was 9 years old. She says he comes in costume and makes it a fun interactive event. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, March 15th at 7pm.