Monday, June 30, 2014

Palace Entertainment announces $20 ticket blitz

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 6:02 PM

Palace Sports and Entertainment has announced they will run a $20 ticket blitz from July 1 through July 6, offering discounted tickets for shows from now until September for concerts taking place at DTE Energy Music Theatre and Meadow Brook Music Festival. The $20 price also includes parking and fees....

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Graffiti vandals, be warned: Dan Gilbert is watching you

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Motor City Muckraker called our attention to news that Quicken Loans owner Dan Gilbert circulated emails asking for his employees to help identify "three fancy 'ladies'" who vandalized the alley of his building at 1001 Woodward last week. Gilbert (apparently very cognizant that a sizable portion of his...

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Volunteer dies at Electric Forest

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 5:20 PM

According to Michigan State Police, a 20-year-old volunteer died Sunday night at 11:15 p.m. at Rothbury, MI's annual electronic music festival, Electric Forest. Brian Brockette, who was a volunteer for an outside vendor, suffered a medical emergency and died, according to a report by the state police. An investigation is...

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In Detroit, restaurants aren't open 'til they're open

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 3:46 PM

The buzz keeps building over a bunch of restaurants that are going to open in Detroit soon, and they’re already so fabled it’s hard to imagine how the brick-and-mortar institutions will live up to the hype once they open. The restaurants, located downtown (Cornerstone Barrel House, Guns +...

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Madonna pledges support to three Detroit-based charities

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 2:45 PM

After a recent visit to Detroit, pop superstar and Michigan-native Madonna has promised to help fund the Detroit Youth Boxing Gym, Detroit Achievement Academy, and The Empowerment Plan. “I was deeply inspired by the efforts of so many people who I met who have dedicated themselves to helping the kids...

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Cadillac Square will host another World Cup Viewing Party

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 1:30 PM

Bigger and better than the first time around, Campus Martius will host another World Cup viewing party inside Cadillac Square tomorrow, Tuesday, July 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. Round two of the public screening will feature more amenities, including an additional 18-foot by 10-foot LED screen. The screening is...

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CNN to Detroit: Hey, chill out

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 11:38 AM

(Wikimedia Commons) CNN? Hi. First off, your list today of the 10 Most Stressed Out Cities in the nation was informative, albeit it said something odd about No. 2 Detroit: That we have a population of 1.8 million. We don't. It's actually nowhere close to that. You say...

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Aaliyah biopic on hold

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 10:28 AM

A planned biopic for Lifetime Television about the late Detroit R&B singer Aaliyah has hit several production snags, Rolling Stone reports. The latest snag for the tentatively titled Aaliyah: Princess of R&B occurred when 17-year-old actress Zendaya Coleman dropped out of the project, announced Sunday via Lifetime's Twitter....

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Lt. baD's The Crackdown

Posted By on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Patrolling a newer, spaced out, blown-up beat. There's a line one crosses where retro or revivalism becomes more of an ardent reenactment - just as Detroit-based duo Lt. baD have wormed their way back 30 years to Bronx basketball courts blasting "Planet-Rock(ing)" jams for nimble breakdancers. Here's a sample, "Electrobooty...

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Apparently, the best place to fight human trafficking is at the Library Board

Posted on Mon, Jun 30, 2014 at 8:00 AM

of Grosse Pointe. The Free Press reports: The age-old debate over whether to limit sexually explicit expression took a new turn last week in Grosse Pointe Park when residents demanded that the Metro Times be banned in the city and in libraries serving the five Grosse Pointes. The residents’ concerns...

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