Thursday, December 8, 2016

What’s up with Hamtramck Disneyland?

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 7:17 AM

Pardon their dust: Hatch Art is disassembling the art, reconditioning it, and will have it back up in the spring.

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Cult synth great John Bender added to Barely Human Fest

Posted By on Thu, Dec 8, 2016 at 6:18 AM

"Friends are talking about visiting Detroit in the middle of February, for crying out loud."

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Detroit's 'water warrior' Monica Lewis-Patrick awarded $100K prize by nice snack food people

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 4:22 PM

Today, something called the KIND Foundation, "through its KIND People Program, awarded a total of $1.1 million "to catalyze empathy and heal divides." Six activist/healers have been awarded $100,000 and one (Doniece Sandoval) was given $500,000. These are straight-up gifts, as opposed to grants; recipients can do whatever they wish with...

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Aretha Franklin's music will be honored at a star-studded event at Carnegie Hall

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 3:42 PM

Our love for Aretha Franklin runs deep. The Motown singer is known worldwide for soulful classics like "R-E-S-P-E-C-T," "I Say A Little Prayer," and "I'm Every Woman," but she's continued to make the Motor City her home, something for which she should continuously receive a standing ovation. Now, the 73-year-old...

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5 reasons to go see Lizzo tonight at El Club

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:40 PM

Lizzo is a Queen.

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Just announced: Sister Nancy ('Bam Bam') at El Club in April

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 2:13 PM

This performer is of course, very sampled. "Bam Bam" was sampled by Lauryn Hill, and more recently by Mr. Kanye West.

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Soulja Boy and Shia Labeouf: Spoiled Beef

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 1:30 PM

There's something strange in the neighborhood... Shia Labeouf is apparently "beefing" with Soulja Boy (or maybe its the other way around) but for whatever reason this is actually happening. One is an actor and the other is a reality TV personality. Neither are considered serious rappers. Soulja Boy was...

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Brooklyn Street Local goes Italian for pop-up series

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 12:49 PM

Italian techniques, Michigan ingredients.

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Thinking about Pearl Harbor, fascism, and my father, 75 years after

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 12:37 PM

Fascism was no joke back then. Fascists didn’t get cutesy names. They didn’t get the benefit of the doubt. The war was being fought so we could see those sons-of-bitches hanged.

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The Detroit Zoo has a new Mayor – and she's 9 years old

Posted By on Wed, Dec 7, 2016 at 11:14 AM

This is a cuteness overload.

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