Friday, April 26, 2013
Performances for Brighton's "Beauty and the Beast" begin Friday with 7 performances through May 5.
By Mike Larsen Disney magic joins forces with Brighton Musical Theater, and the result is enchantment worthy of Broadway! It takes a whole village to produce an enchanted musical! Brighton High School Musical Theater is performing Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts, April 26 through May 5. Over a hundred Brighton High School students are rehearsing their acting, singing, dancing, and technical details daily, building and painting sets, selling tickets and program advertising, managing the show’s social media, and preparing the “front of the house” for the show. Parent and community volunteers are involved in every phase of the backstage and offstage portions of the production. Most everyone …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Brighton Patch will feature videos from YouTube about Brighton.
There's lots of cool stuff going on in and around Brighton. Luckily, some of it is posted on YouTube. Each week, Brighton Patch will highlight a YouTube video posted about the Brighton area. This week's pick features a backstage look at Brighton High School's upcoming performance of Beauty and the Beast. The greatest love story ever told will grace the stage at the Brighton Center for Performing Arts on April 26-28 and May 2-5. Do you know of a YouTube video that highlights Brighton? Send the link to email@example.com and it could be featured next week.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Brighton High School senior and captain of the track team, Alex DuBach, has committed to Sienna Heights University.
Patch will regularly spotlight young people in the Brighton community who are successful, talented and just plain awesome. Today we feature a high school student who has plans to attend Siena Heights University next fall on a track scholarship. Alex DuBach Do you know a local young person who deserves applause because he or she shovels the elderly neighbors' driveway? Or perhaps athletic achievements are worth sharing. Everyone deserves attention, and we want to tell these stories. Email nominations to local editor Tatum Ryan at firstname.lastname@example.org, provide the information shown above and include a photo with names and ages.
Friday, April 12, 2013
How did you ask or get asked to Prom this year? Share your stories and photos here.
With Brighton's Prom just a short month away, preparations for the big dance are in full swing. But before finals plans for dresses, shoes and limos can be made, sometimes finding your date comes first. The growing tradition of prom-posals can include a car full of balloons or a messages written in lights, but high schools students everywhere are getting more creative when asking their prospective partner to Prom. Last year, one Brighton High School senior decided to ask his girlfriend by writing "Prom" on his stomach during a lacrosse game. After he won a face off, he simply faced the sidelines and lifted his shirt -- but there was just one little problem. His girlfriend, wasn't wearing her glasses. The proposal still worked, though, with…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
From bookings to props, local photographers share their tips for senior portraits.
As the Brighton High School class of 2013 prepares for graduation, a new set of students will soon be anticipating their own final year in high school. High school juniors will soon be making their own plans that include finalizing class schedules, applying to colleges and, of course, getting their senior portraits done. Whether students prefer a simple setting or a more model-like environment, Brighton photographer Judy Anderson of Anderson Studios says whatever the student feels comfortable with, it's “extremely important” to capture this moment. “And it’s not because I’m a photographer, but as a mother,” she said. Reserving your photographer and photo session early is recommended by Erin Drallos of Footprints Photography, who said …
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
College acceptance letters are in—tell Patch where you're headed next!
Calling all Brighton seniors and senior parents: What's next for you after graduation? Whether you're headed to college or starting a new job, tell us your plans in the comments below. You can upload a picture here, too. Just click "Upload Photos and Videos." Congratulations, Class of 2013!
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Boy Scouts of America last summer fired Lauren Jasenak because she is gay, according to a report in the Press & Argus.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The high school blood drive brings in an average of 150 to 175 pints of blood each year.
Brighton High School has been hosting an annual blood drive since before there were records of such things, according to Red Cross Donor Recruitment Representative J. Michael Lenninger. "This is by far the largest blood drive in Livingston County," he said. "We get on average, between 150 and 175 pints of blood. We're looking to get 175 pints this time to tie the record set a couple of years back." Thanks to the hard work of the Executive Board, the student body that governs all four student councils, 280 Brighton High School students signed up to donate blood Wednesday in the auxiliary gym. Riley Haupt, a senior on the Executive Board, said she's always been interested in human sciences and is even planning on attending the University of…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Belushi and his Chicago Board of Comedy tour will be at Brighton High School on March 22.
Jim Belushi will be bringing the laughs to Brighton on March 22, when he is scheduled to perform with his tour at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts at Brighton High School at 7 p.m. Belushi is known for his lead role on the TV show "According to Jim." He is also an alumnus of "Saturday Night Live" and Chicago's Second City. He will be performing an adult-oriented show alongside members of the Chicago Board of Comedy: Robert Belushi, Megan Grano, Jon Barinholtz and Brad Morris. Tickets are going fast, but you can still buy them online at the Brighton Center for the Performing Arts website. Cost is $54 for premium seating and $48 for standard seating.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Hugo Ruellan will travel to Washington DC as a National Youth Delegate this summer.