Friday, August 29, 2014

MT is seeking new street team members

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 4:36 PM

Metro Times is looking for outgoing, energetic, and positive people who enjoy socializing, promoting, and being a VIP wherever they go. Ideal candidates will be able to work events, concerts, and festivals and enjoy mingling with the crowd and meeting new people.  Send a resume and a link to your...

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800beloved premiere new song tonight (at 8:00 p.m., naturally)

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Milford-based 800beloved will premiere a new song from their forthcoming album tonight on their Soundcloud page. Fitting with the band's numerology, the song will go live at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. It's been more than four years since their last record, and this is the first release from the...

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MT is looking for fall photography interns

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Metro Times is looking for photography interns to shoot events in and around Detroit this fall and winter. Ideal candidates will be plugged into Detroit's cultural and nightlife scene and be willing to shoot anything from a concert to a beer tasting to an eating contest to a club night....

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VIDEO: Metro Detroit college students talk about what it's like to go to school in Michigan

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 12:09 PM

College is a time of discovery, and interacting with the world on one's own terms. We've gathered some of the many experiences to be had as told by the students who lived them....

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Hurricane Katrina's 9th anniversary is today

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Lest we forget, the bulk of the damage New Orleans experienced in 2005 was the result of flooding, caused by multiple breached and broken levees.  This might be something to keep in mind as we watch our highways and homes flood this summer. Infrastructure desperately needs to be updated. We can...

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Guyette: Differences exist between water 'payment plan' and 'affordability plan'

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 11:02 AM

If state law doesn't allow for the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department to implement a water "affordability plan" then an effort must be made to change the law, says Curt Guyette, investigative reporter at the ACLU of Michigan.  In a piece at Guyette's "Democracy Watch" blog, he says the...

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Thrillist: Michigan ranks no. 4 in list of best states in U.S. making beer

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:04 AM

Beer! We've seen an ever increasing rise of Michigan's craft beer industry thanks to revamped regulations, and we've reaped the benefits because of it. Thrillist apparently agrees: In a list this week that ranks every state by its beer, Michigan earned high remarks, coming in at No. 4.  As...

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Hazel Park native T.D. Houghton to race in his hometown for the first time tonight

Posted By on Fri, Aug 29, 2014 at 10:00 AM

For the first time in his storied career, jockey T.D. Houghton will race in his hometown tonight.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

WXYZ to open new studio in downtown Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 4:28 PM

WXYZ-TV Channel 7 announce today it would open a new studio in the Dan Gilbert-owned Chase Tower in downtown Detroit later this year.  The glass-enclosed studio will face outward and be located on the ground-floor lobby of the 14-story building at 611 Woodward Avenue; it will serve as the...

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Call for Art: DIA asks local artists to create ofrendas for special display

Posted By on Thu, Aug 28, 2014 at 2:20 PM

The Detroit Institute of Art is asking local artists to submit proposals for ofrendas that will be displayed at the museum from Oct. 24 to Nov. 2. An ofrenda (Spanish for "offering") is a collection of objects that decorate an altar in order to honor a deceased loved one or...

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