Friday, November 21, 2014

R&R Saloon abruptly closes, Macho City moves to Menjo's for now

Posted By on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Detroit gay bar the R&R Saloon has abruptly closed, according to a Facebook post by DJ Michael Trombley last night, who was supposed to DJ there as part of Macho City on Saturday, Nov. 29. According to Trombley this Saturday, Nov. 22, will be the final day the bar...

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Detroit bankruptcy judge denies petition to reconsider water moratorium

Posted By on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 10:59 AM

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes reaffirmed a decision he made to allow Detroit's water department to continue its aggressive shut-off campaign, saying he doesn't have the authority to stop the city from cutting off the tap. In September, Rhodes denied a request to halt the water shut-offs brought forth...

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Here's everything you need to know about downtown Detroit's tree-lighting event tonight

Posted By on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 9:59 AM

More than 25,000 people are expected to diverge upon Campus Martius in downtown Detroit this evening for the city's 11th annual tree-lighting ceremony.  It's freezing, sure, and traffic will be stuffy, but the event features a packed schedule of entertainment, including: a performance from Jena Irene, a runner up...

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Audio: Bruce Springsteen plays Detroit's Masonic Temple, 1978

Posted By on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 8:58 AM

It's really freakin' cold outside today, so we suggest warming up with a hot cup of cocoa or spiked beverage of your choice, and some throwback tunes from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band's 1978 concert at Detroit's Masonic Temple. The full show clocks in at just over three hours...

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Check out Kid Rock's new Niagara-inspired bass drum

Posted By on Fri, Nov 21, 2014 at 8:09 AM

Earlier, we reported that Kid Rock cut a check for $20,000 to author Rob St. Mary to help realize his planned Orbit Magazine anthology, to be released on Wayne State University Press next fall. St. Mary had set up a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the project with various prizes for...

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. to return to the Crofoot this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 3:35 PM

Home may be where the heart is, but according to Dan Zott of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., it’s also where the party is. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., which is made up of Zott and fellow Metro Detroiter, Josh Epstein, is currently on the final leg of a 22-show tour, which...

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Juan Atkins returns with new Model 500 music

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Detroit techno pioneer Juan Atkins has announced his first new record as Model 500 in 16 years, according to Resident Advisor. The third album under the Model 500 name, it will be released on Atkins' own Metroplex Records label in January 2015. In 1981, Atkins and one Richard Davis...

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Is Whole Foods accomplishing their goal of combatting elitism, racism, and obesity in Detroit?

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 11:28 AM

In April of 2012, when Walter Robb, the co-CEO of Whole Foods, spoke to the Milken Institute Global Conference, he made some rather ambitious statements on the company's goal with its new Detroit location. "We've tried to put the community first in this effort," Robb said. "I know that...

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Senate report: Goldman Sachs boosted aluminum costs by manipulating the market

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2014 at 10:50 AM

A two-year investigation released this week by a U.S. Senate committee accuses two large Wall Street banks of manipulating markets for basic commodities, a point that has ties to Metro Detroit.  Starting in 2010, Goldman Sachs purchased a company, Metro International Trading Services, that owned a boatload of warehouses...

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Portland Juggalos accused of protesting gentrification with 'vulgar' flyers

Posted By on Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Threatening flyers posted in business windows and a rash of car break-ins in a trendy Portland, Ore. neighborhood are leading some to the conclusion that local Juggalos are protesting gentrification, Portland's KOIN reports.  Flyers reading "You have been targeted by the Juggalo Family to get the out. Vacate...

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