Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Breaking the fourth wall with Detroit MC Jahshua Smith

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 2:56 PM

Love Detroit hip-hop? Then you'll want to read our exclusive chat with the great local artist, who just dropped the unfortunately timely track "Black Diamonds."

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Google wants to turn Detroit into a 'smart city'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 2:13 PM

Imagine this city: there's glistening streets, universal wifi, phone charging stations every block. Billboard ads are no longer useless, public schools are incredibly efficient, and transport is lightening fast. What if we told you this city was Detroit? This may sound like pure wishful thinking, but Google may make this...

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What the hell is up with demolitions in Detroit?

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 2:03 PM

If this case of an area 'whistleblower' is any indication, quite a bit, it seems.

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Music returns to midday airwaves on 101.9 WDET

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:32 PM

101.9 WDET-FM is bringing midday music back to its station with a new program, CultureShift. Beginning today, July 27, the show will air weekdays from noon to 3 p.m.   The show "provides listeners with a weekday soundtrack to discovering Detroit," according to a press release. The new segment will also...

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We tried Brooklyn's first Detroit-style pizza joint Emmy Squared

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 1:12 PM

Two people who have never been to the D opened a Detroit-style pizza spot in Brooklyn and what happens next will blow your mind.

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Avalon Village: Starting a Highland Park renaissance one block at a time

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 12:58 PM

She calls it, “Avalon Village.”  Shamayim Harris, also known as “Mama Shu,” is taking a departure from typical city life to create an eco-friendly and self sustainable village on Avalon Street from Woodward to Second. Avalon Village wasn’t an idea from a dream or movie — it was created...

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Ferndale Radio kicks off crowdfunding campaign for 2017 launch

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 12:46 PM

The plan for a new, Ferndale-based FM station is five years in the making.

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Detroit Children's Gallery fundraiser to bring art therapy to city youth

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 12:26 PM

The Baltimore Gallery is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday entitled "the Burden," aiming to raise money for the Detroit Children's Gallery —  a program working to help children experiencing mental, physical and/or environmental stressors in their lives. With the help of spoken word artists and musicians, the event aims to not...

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The US Navy just named a ship after Detroit (and it's badass)

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 12:26 PM

Meet the USS Detroit.  The littoral combat ship will be delivered to the U.S. Navy after completing the necessary acceptance trials on July 15, according to Lockheed Martin, the builders of the ship.  "The ship's name recognizes the city of Detroit, Michigan, and honors the state's deep ties to...

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Daily Show's Hasan Minhaj to perform in Detroit in Dec.

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 11:38 AM

The solo production Hasan Minhaj: Homecoming King is the theatrical debut of humorist and Daily Show correspondent Hasan Minhaj. The show plays the City Theatre on Friday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets ($30 and $55) will go on sale this Friday, July 29 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at...

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