Friday, August 31, 2012

Weekend Hit List

Posted By on Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Friday 31st Arts, Beats & Eats Now in its 15th year, Arts, Beats & Eats takes place in Downtown Royal Oak. The festival will offer more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants... [READ MORE] 33rd Annual Detroit Jazz Festival presented...

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Friday, August 24, 2012

Weekend Hit List

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Friday 24th The Gipsy Kings The world music explosion of the 1980s — the term wasn’t even much used before — may have opened American ears for all manner of sounds from abroad, but it also made an opening for a handful of... [READ MORE] Kathy Kosins You ought to...

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Weekend Hit List

Posted By on Fri, Aug 17, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Friday 17th Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Depot Town, Riverside Park: Celebrating Ypsilanti's heritage with historic exhibits and tours, as well as a parade, vendors, kids' activities, music, food and more. [READ MORE] Monty and the Boozehound A presentation from an art group known as “the Superior Bugout” brings a traveling duo...

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Bicentennial of the surrender of Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM

Little noted today, it is the 200th anniversary of a seminal moment in Detroit history. On Aug. 16, 1812, British forces invaded the town of Detroit after the surrender of U.S. forces by Brig. Gen. William Hull. After a day of British and American forces exchanging cannon fire across the...

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Weekend Hit List

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Friday 10th AK, SA the Abolitionist It’s a hip-hop double bill as Ann Arbor locals AK and S.A. the Abolitionist team up to bring the tight rhymes and booming beats, not to mention their initials, to the double-A. S.A. is a particularly... [READ MORE] The Strange Interesting little bill, this....

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Colin Hubbell Ride this Saturday -- and more cycling events ahead

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 9:12 PM

The annual Collin Hubbell ride is held in honor of the late Detroit advocate, known as a lover of all things Motown. To continue the work Hubbell did for the city, funds from the ride benefit the Colin Hubbell Fund, which provides grants to projects and businesses that...

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Why Hollywood should stop Philip K. Dicking around

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 7:42 AM

It’s official: Hollywood needs to give the Philip K. Dick adaptations a rest. Really. Stop. You’re embarrassing yourselves. The Total Recall remake starring Colin Farrell (from the short story “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale”) got a batarang, right in its face — audiences either chose to see The...

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Friday, August 3, 2012

State Supreme Court orders EM question on ballot

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 3:22 PM

In a ruling that is admittedly complicated, the bottom line is clear: The Michigan Supreme Court has decided that a proposed referendum on the state’s controversial emergency manager law should be placed before voters on the November ballot. It is a ruling filled with split decisions on various aspects of...

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Weekend Hit List

Posted By on Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 1:11 PM

Friday 3rd Crownival Crow Manor in Detroit plays host to the fourth annual Crownival Friday, which appears to be a celebration of fire-breathing and great underground music. It’s like a backyard festival, and the entertainment... [READ MORE] Taproot When nu-metal bands like Linkin Park were threatening to take over...

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