Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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 Sunday 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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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Samantha Bee finds out that 'Most Lives Matter' at RNC

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Ahh, Samantha Bee, you glorious, glorious woman. The (only) Queen of late night TV was at the Republican National Convention last week and had a ball poking fun at all the white people Republicans who fail to acknowledge that Black Lives Matter is an actual movement.  Bee's "Sam Squad"...

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Equal gender representation in the Detroit music scene is coming soon

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:50 PM

There's this quote from Sonic Youth bassist Kim Gordon's memoir, Girl in a Band, where she explains the world's perception of girls in punk-rock bands. She writes: "In general, women aren't allowed to kick-ass ... At the end of the day, women are expected to hold up the world, not...

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Valentine Distilling renames signature whiskey after Michigan folk hero

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 2:35 PM

Since their first bottle of vodka hit shelves in February 2008, the Ferndale-born-and-bred Valentine Distilling Co. has aimed to put Michigan back on the map when it comes to producing artisan-quality alcohols.  The latest product of this mission will be available at regional retailers starting June 25, when Valentine's...

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Rejoice! Theatre Bizarre expands with two weekends this fall

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Turns out Theatre Bizarre isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's expanding.  The epic, two-day masquerade that takes place Masonic Temple has a cult following and draws sell-out crowds. But, while tickets can cost guests upwards of $250, the costly party doesn't bring in a ton of dough, according to mastermind...

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