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Lance Luce

Lance Luce - the local theatre organist who inspired Liberace's rhinestone shoes

Lance Luce doesn't exactly have what you would call a "common" occupation: as a professional theatre organist, it's probably safe to say he is one among mere dozens in America. He started playing the organ at the age of 13, and since then has played all over the country and world, from Radio City Music Hall to unity churches, and from pizza parlors to the most opulent historic theaters still standing. 

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Why Hazel Park is the next Hazel Park

While Hazel Park is known for its working-class background, rising home prices have some wondering if the city's ‘true-grit' attitude will persevere. Kate Roff finds out how the city is forging a future for itself that’s very different from its neighbors.

Mabel Gray

Great date night restaurants in Oakland County

Valentine's Day is right around the corner, which means it's time to make your plans and book your dinner reservations! Dining in Oakland County has quite possibly never been better, so before you book a table at a corporate chain steakhouse, check out these many excellent locally-owned options instead, offering everything from classic steakhouse-and-seafood fare to exquisite from-scratch Italian to trendy new American, with a few James Beard nominees in there to boot. Dare to try something new this Valentine's Day, and treat yo'self!

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Featured Video: Sydney Bogg's Sweet Essentials

When Detroit's iconic candymaker Sydney Bogg's closed in 2002, customers thought they had lost their beloved Bogg's candies and chocolates for good. But long-time candymakers and Sydney Bogg's employees Lisa Peasley and her sister and brother-in-law Debbie and Gary Schlicker found that they were still receiving requests for the classic candies -- so much so that they were able to revive the brand with a new store called Sydney Bogg's Sweet Essentials in Berkley featuring the most popular hand-made chocolates and confections from the classic brand. Video by M-1 Studios

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Farmington / Farmington Hills

Farmington residents enjoy upscale amenities, quaint architecture and an ever-improving downtown. At the heart of Farmington sits the Civic Theatre, a landmark old-fashioned movie house that still operates. The city already boasts strong community with festivals, a lively farmer's market and great parks. Plus it plans to aggressively expand its greenspaces downtown, making it even more pedestrian-friendly. Farmington is a Main Street Oakland County Community