Monday, September 15, 2014

Detroit Garment Guild Group launched Michigan's first Industrial Sewing Certification Program

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 8:38 PM

Detroit Garment Group Guild (DG3), a local nonprofit headed by StyleLine editor Karen Buscemi, is launching an industrial sewing program, the first of its kind in the state of Michigan. The DG3 partnered with The Makers Coalition, Henry Ford College MichiganTechnical Education Center, SEMCA, Michigan Works!, Lear Corporation and others to form the...

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Detroit's Earl Klugh turns 61

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 6:27 PM

What about the softer side of our fair city? Take smooth jazzman Earl Klugh, who's closer to a pop guy these days than the jazzer who played with Lateef back in the day. But there's a kind of sweetness to Klugh: the soft-spoken manner, the gentle guitar phrasing, the loose V-neck sweater.

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Avant-garde pianist Matthew Shipp plays Wednesday

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Heavyweight avant pianist Matthew Shipp comes to Trinosophes, Detroit's home for improvisational and experimental music, on Wednesday.

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Discounted Annie tickets will raise money for Michigan Humane Society

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 1:29 PM

Tony-award winning musical Annie is coming to the Fisher Theatre and in celebration of the title character's special relationship with a terrier named Sandy, Broadway in Detroit is helping to raise money for furry friends at the Michigan Humane Society.  Tickets purchased for the 7:30 p.m. showing on Saturday, Sept....

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Your community can host reproductions of DIA paintings for the upcoming Inside|Out season

Posted By on Mon, Sep 15, 2014 at 12:52 PM

For the past six years, the Detroit Institute of Art's Inside|Out program has brought art to the people, transforming Detroit and the suburbs into an open-air art gallery. It's a a nice reminder that there's a whole building filled with these things downtown (and admission is free if you...

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Detroit's newest unwanted savior: Dome Homes

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 5:01 PM

The latest contender for the role of Detrosavior is a fellow who goes by the name David Apollo, and he proposes to save the city of Detroit with dome architecture. In fact, he's a finalist in National Geographic's Expedition Granted, despite the fact that his video pitch apparently has no audio, and no description of what he aims to do.

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NoCirc protested in Lansing today, will protest in Royal Oak tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 4:48 PM

NoCirc of Michigan, an organization that protests the act of male circumcision, marched on the state's capitol today, hoping to impress on both doctors and the public their opposition to the practice of removing a male infant's foreskin. They were joined by the Bloodstained Men and Their Friends, a group...

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Tonight: Support local LGBTQ youth at CCS

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Tonight you can support local LGBTQ young people at VOICES, an event held at the College for Creative Studies benefiting the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park. The 2014 Ruth Ellis Center annual event VOICES brings together the combined philosophies of positive youth development and social justice while bringing awareness...

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The Funky Ferndale Art Fair starts today at 3 p.m.

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 2:23 PM

DIY Street Fair and the Funky Ferndale Art Fair are both going on this weekend. While DIY focuses on local crafters, local bands, and local foods, the Funky Ferndale Art Fair brings together funky fine artists who work in just about any medium you could think of. DIY starts at...

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Native Detroiter Richard Kiel, aka "Jaws," dead at 74

Posted By on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Richard Kiel, best known for his performances as "Jaws" in the 1970s James Bond movies, is dead at 74. He was born in Detroit in 1939. Though he moved away at age 9, we've always liked the fact that he had Detroit roots. And we just wrote about him a few weeks ago, in our roundup of movies about football, for his excellent performance as the gentle giant in 1970's The Longest Yard. Rest in peace, Richard.

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