Melody Baetens The Detroit News Published 1:53 PM EDT Sep 27, 2019 A weekly feature showcasing local artists Name: Carolyn Striho Sound: The award-winning singer and songwriter plays acoustic and electric rock and roll that is high-energy and poetic. She's won handfuls of Detroit Music Awards throughout her career, which also includes many overseas tours. Survivor: Striho will debut her new single "I Will Rise," on Oct. 4 at the Dancing with the Survivors event. The annual fundraiser pairs local breast cancer survivors with professional dancers from the Fred Astaire Dance Studios to perform and raise money for the Pink Fund. Striho, a breast cancer survivor herself, says the song is "a message to keep going and to take care of yourself." Next: The Dancing with the Survivors Event is 6:30-10:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Silver Garden Events Center, 24350 Southfield in Southfield. Tickets, $150, can be purchased at thepinkfund.kindful.com/?campaign=1035691. … [Read more...] about Artist Spotlight: Carolyn Striho
When artist Carolyn Case starts a painting, she’s never sure how it will end up.Her vibrantly colored abstract oils are multilayered, multitextured studies that seem take on a life of their own.“I try to give over to them 100 percent,” said Case, who is currently working on a few paintings during a residency at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas.During her four-week stay, which ends July 13, she is creating a series of three or four paintings based on a large, overgrown prickly pear cactus on the Lux property. “The center looks like death. It becomes an enigmatic space,” Case said of the gnarled old plant whose interior has died off but continues to grow outward with fresh pads.Each morning, she goes out and makes fresh sketches of the cactus and then uses those as inspirations for quick pastel drawings that study color values and shading. The pastels are then translated into the oil paintings.The paintings start with a wood panel. The bottom layer is … [Read more...] about A the Lux Art Institute, Carolyn Case seeing what sticks
By Carolyn Hax | PUBLISHED: June 4, 2019 at 4:00 am | UPDATED: June 4, 2019 at 9:22 am DEAR CAROLYN: Husband, wife, and wife’s dad live together. Wife is in the bathroom, naked, getting ready for work this morning. Husband asks politely to come in briefly. Wife agrees, husband comes in, does what is needed. Wife is facing the mirror, doing hair things, hands occupied. Husband walks out, leaving the door wide open. Wife squeaks in dismay, “Close the DOOR??!!” Husband takes offense: “You could have just closed it yourself. ” (It’s a small bathroom, door is within reach of wife standing at mirror.) Depending on the nature of mirror activities — hair, makeup, contact lenses — it could have been two seconds or 90 seconds before wife even realized the door was wide open. Husband thinks wife was a brat for snapping at him and not just closing the dang door herself. Wife thinks husband was inconsiderate for just walking out leaving her naked … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: Am I the bathroom jerk, or is it my husband?
Updated 6:57 pm CDT, Friday, May 3, 2019 FILE - This file photo from Jan. 22, 1991, shows ex-school teacher Carolyn Warmus during trial in Westchester County Court. Warmus, convicted to serve a sentence of 25 years to life for the 1989 murder of her lover's wife, is to be released from prison. (John Pedin/The Daily News via AP, File) less FILE - This file photo from Jan. 22, 1991, shows ex-school teacher Carolyn Warmus during trial in Westchester County Court. Warmus, convicted to serve a sentence of 25 years to life for the 1989 murder of her ... more Photo: John Pedin, AP Photo: John Pedin, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - This file photo from Jan. 22, 1991, shows ex-school teacher Carolyn Warmus during trial in Westchester County Court. Warmus, convicted … [Read more...] about ‘Fatal Attraction’ killer Carolyn Warmus granted parole
By Carolyn Hax | PUBLISHED: March 1, 2019 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: March 1, 2019 at 9:00 am DEAR CAROLYN: I am in a relationship with a beautiful girl who has a wonderful personality. I think we would be able to get along together forever, and she would be a great mom. I’m at the point in my life that I want to be married, but I am self-conscious of her weight, keeping her away from my family and friends and questioning if she is the one for me. I feel guilty about doing this. Should I move on and be heartbroken, or try to fix something out of my control? Am I a bad person? Are my feelings of shame unjustified, or is the expectation of good health valid? Sometimes I think I need to move on and be with someone thin, but I never want to lose this woman — I want to have kids with her. Confused Guy DEAR CONFUSED: So, essentially, you’re ashamed to be with her and ashamed to break up with her. That’s really where you’re caught. Shamed if you do, shamed if you … [Read more...] about Carolyn Hax: I want to marry her, but she’s getting fat