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Monday, April 24, 2017

Aretha Franklin sounded better than ever at concert last week

Posted By on Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 11:15 AM

Remember when Aretha Franklin sang the National Anthem at the Lions game on Thanksgiving last year and your uncle complained about her voice and the length of her performance, quickly followed by the internet? Well, haters, the time has come for you to sit down, because I invite you...

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Berry Gordy Jr.'s immaculate Detroit mansion can be yours for a cool $1.6 mil

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 2:45 PM

If you've been looking for an immaculately kept Italianate-style mansion within Detroit city limits, you're in luck. The home at 918 Boston Street in Detroit is the former residence of Berry Gordy Jr., you know, the guy who founded Motown Records.  It's been on the market since last June,...

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After decades in business, Lynch's costume shop to shutter

Posted By on Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 10:21 AM

Many metro Detroiters have memories of heading into Lynch's for some ballet shoes and special dance tights. Others remember renting elaborate costumes, be it for Halloween, Easter, or Christmas. But, according to shop owner Patrick Lynch, the beloved Dearborn store will close after liquidating inventory. The building's been bought and...

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Harvey Weinstein options crime novel by Detroit author

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 11:01 AM

Sort of a sideways manner to get the news, but we'll take it: In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter this week, film producer and Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein disclosed that he'd optioned TV rights to the new book by Detroit author and Kresge literary fellow Stephen Mack Jones....

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Comerica Hatch Detroit is looking for contestants

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM

Sister Pie, Detroit Vegan Soul, The Royce, Batch Brewing Company, Hugh, La Feria, Busted Bra Shop, and Live Cycle Delight — they all have something in common and it's not just location. Each of the businesses has gotten some help from a contest called Hatch Detroit, which helps local entrepreneurs...

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Angel from above Carmen Harlan will voice on-board announcements for QLine

Posted By on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 at 8:01 AM

OK, so she won't be actually whisper to you while you're riding the QLine, but Carmen Harlan will be the voice for on-board announcements once the QLine is up and running May 12. Harlan, an actual angel from above, recently retired a few months ago from WDIV after 38...

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

'Rock This Town' features artwork by rock stars, 'Creem' photogs

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 7:50 AM

A rock 'n' roll-themed exhibition at Birmingham's Robert Kidd Gallery will feature works by Creem magazine photographers as well as bona fide rock stars. The show, titled "Rock This Town," features Creem magazine photographers Charlie Auringer, Ken Settle, Neal Preston, Bob Gruen, Elliott Landy, as well as with works of art...

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Tyga owes Michigan woman $248k, but refuses to pay up

Posted By on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 6:19 AM

Michigan native and Michigan State University student Shyanne Riekena (better known as Shyanne Queen on social media) claims she was injured while attending a Tyga concert in Grand Rapids back in 2012. She says a light stand fell on her head, and TMZ recently published photos of a four-inch head...

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Ellen Degeneres surprised Royal Oak 'spelling bee' teacher and it's adorable

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 3:08 PM

We all know that Ellen Degeneres is a gift from above and none of us are worthy of her, but she just got even more amazing when she invited Royal Oak teacher Joe Dombrowski onto her show and surprised him just like Ellen loves to do. If you remember,...

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Adult summer camp comes to Michigan, brings tons of booze with it

Posted By on Fri, Apr 14, 2017 at 7:15 AM

My only experience with summer camp was at Camp Michi-Lu-Ca, a Lutheran summer camp for middle schoolers, many of whom were required to spend a week in the woods to complete their confirmation, lest they be damned to the fires of hell for eternity. We reenacted the Passion of...

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