Sports and Entertainment in Detroit
with Associate Professor of Mike Ilitch School of Business at Wayne State University, Dr. Scott Tainsky
Scheduled to open September 2017, Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit will serve as the new home of the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, and countless other sports, entertainment and community events. The District Detroit is 50 blocks of thriving businesses, parks, restaurants, bars and event destinations.
Interview recorded on June 29th. Hosted by Laurel Hess.
Hosted by: Laurel Hess
Produced by: Heartland Newsmakers Team
Community Artistic Excellence
In 1947, Grosse Pointe Theatre’
s founder, the late Russel Werneken, had a vision to create a community theater that would offer quality theatrical productions to the community. He went door to door in hopes of securing funds to achieve his goal and secure a permanent home for the theater group’s productions that would foster excitement and a love for the performing arts.
Werneken was just 22 years old and a drama teacher at the time he established Grosse Pointe Theatre as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community theater. His passion to bring the highest standard of theater to audiences while also serving as a dynamic community force for artistic excellence through large stage productions, workshops and educational opportunities is a legacy that continues today.