Friday, July 29, 2016

Diana Ross performs homecoming show at Chene Park

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 9:01 AM

Diana Ross will be gracing us with a performance as part of the Chene Park summer concert series. We won’t bore you with a rundown of her many hits and important songs — you know those already. Ross hasn’t performed in her hometown in quite some time, nor ever at...

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Learn how to play the theremin at Maker Faire Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 8:46 AM

Do you want to see all of the cool innovations and gadgets that Detroit’s techies have been working on? Head over to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn for Maker Faire Detroit. For two days you can get a gander at robots, flame shooters, or solar-powered mechanical sculptures. It’s...

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Hellmouth (and friends) take the stage at The Majestic

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 8:34 AM

Billed as the only show Hellmouth will play this year, this stacked lineup includes local heavy hitters Build and Destroy, Thin Skin, and even marks an album release for Purple Cloud. The fliers state that “you’ll die if you miss it.” But hey, it’s possible that it’s so loud...

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Oakland and Macomb officials deny RTA plan, screw southeast Michigan over

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 7:56 AM

The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan board was unable to gather the support necessary Thursday to include a $4.6 billion public transportation plan on local ballots this November. Standing in the way of the initiative, which has been lauded by many as an important step towards equity in the...

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It's time to get funky for the free at UFO Factory tonight

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM

The UFO Factory is featuring a free show with some DJ-ing disco babes, so don't forget to bring your dancing shoes. Be ready to move, groove, and lose yourself at the Funk Disco Soul Jam with tunes that will pulse through your veins. The DJ's will bring jams so...

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Colvin and Earle will melt together at the Soundboard

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Since meeting in the mid-80s, Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle have been friends, admiring each others talents, sharing the stage, and supporting each other in their musical careers. Recently, they've decided to present a collaboration, blending each of their talents into one piece of cathartic artwork. Putting their differing styles...

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Trans woman attacked in Dearborn bar, prompting renewed focus on hate crimes

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Transgender women in metro Detroit face particularly difficult obstacles, as MT investigative reporter Allie Gross highlighted in her in-depth piece "The Throwaways." Many find it difficult to get jobs other than sex work, live in poverty, and are the target of heinous crimes.  Earlier this week Courtney Purvis, a...

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Flint-made Olympic gold medalist, Claressa Shields, will never give up

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 4:44 PM

"I'm gonna win. Period." That was the statement Flint native and Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields gave to NPR regarding her chances at this summer's games in Rio.  Claressa Shields, 21, is the first woman ever to win a gold medal in women's boxing in the Olympics in 2012....

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Primanti Bros. will give away free sandwiches next month at its new Taylor location

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 3:55 PM

Who doesn't like free?  If you speak to practically anyone who visits Pittsburgh for a day, they'd probably tell you Primanti Bros. is perfect. If you've never been, now's your chance: Next month, the company marks the grand opening of its 35th location in Taylor — and there's a sandwich...

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U-M coach heading to the Rio Olympics

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Olympic swimmers in Rio will have the assistance of a University of Michigan coach during this year's games. Mike Bottom is the head coach for the university's swimming and diving team and is no stranger to the Olympic Games.  Bottom has been a part of training Olympians for the...

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