Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Dearborn's Greenfield Village reopens with pandemic precautions

Posted By on Wed, Apr 14, 2021 at 1:59 PM

Greenfield Village, Dearborn's open-air historical museum, typically opens around April 15, but last year Michigan was under a stay-at-home order due to the pandemic. Instead, director Jim Johnson says Greenfield Village "cautiously" reopened for the Fourth of July weekend last summer, and continued to tweak its pandemic processes through...

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Detroit native Shaun Robinson is executive producer for Lifetime’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ series

Posted By on Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 6:56 PM

Years ago, after she had become cemented on the national scene as anchor and correspondent for the daily entertainment-news series Access Hollywood and cameo roles in films like Dr. Doolittle 2 and Bruce Almighty, Shaun Robinson wrote two powerful words on her vision board: Executive Producer. Often, wishing —...

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

OMFG there are two van Gogh events coming to Detroit, please stop emailing us

Posted By on Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 9:51 AM

Listen — understanding art can be confusing. Whether you're trying to figure out what an artist was thinking when they painted a particular subject or trying to figure out if that pile of trash on the ground is actually conceptual art or, like, just a pile of trash, art...

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Popular van Gogh exhibit brings artists' work to life — and it's headed to Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 12:47 PM

Updated 10:13 a.m. on Thursday, April 8: OMFG — confusingly, there are two separate Vincent van Gogh "immersive" events heading to Detroit. Updated 9:20 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7: This post has been updated with dates, location, and ticketing information. Let Gogh of what you think an art museum...

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Friday, April 2, 2021

The ‘Appledore IV’ returns for historic sailing tours on the Detroit River

Posted By on Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 2:49 PM

Detroit History Tours announced the return of its legendary boat tours on the eighty-five-foot-long tall schooner, the Appledore IV, following the cancelation of last year's boat season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Appledore IV will sail from Bay City to the Port of Detroit on May 8, and...

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Inspired by dating apps, made-in-Detroit Kinfolk would pair creative freelancers with jobs

Posted By on Fri, Apr 2, 2021 at 11:20 AM

This year, a new mobile app called Kinfolk is set to drop, allowing for creative freelancers to publish their portfolios and make career connections. The app will benefit prospective writers, directors, photographers, graphic designers, videographers, sound engineers, and other artists by pairing them with clients. Leah Hill, CEO and...

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Thursday, April 1, 2021

How Detroit's '313 Heart' became an ever-changing selfie spot during the pandemic

Posted By on Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 10:54 AM

Last year, Bedrock Detroit tapped creative director Melinda Anderson to help activate Parker's Alley, the row of shops behind the Shinola Hotel named after Thomas Parker, one of the first Black landowners in the city. Initially, Anderson was hired to help activate the space with event programming. Then, of...

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A24 drops first full-length trailer for 'Zola,' the movie about a Detroit waitress, wild Twitter thread

Posted By on Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 9:13 AM

Sex, murder, intrigue, Twitter, and cousin Greg from HBO's hit series Succession? That can mean only one thing: the Zola trailer is here, bitch. OK, first, who's Zola? In October of 2015, Detroit waitress A'ziah "Zola" Wells took to Twitter for what would become a viral, 148-tweet thread in...

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Detroit area musicians team up for darkly funny short film 'Pack Co.'

Posted By on Thu, Apr 1, 2021 at 7:50 AM

Dan Miller and Ryan Weise are just about inseparable these days. Despite performing in Detroit's rock 'n' roll circuit around the same time in the early 2000s, the two became fast friends by chance after Miller's wife and bandmate Tracee was in a car accident. The nurse at the...

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Friday, March 26, 2021

Country music's Brad Paisley to headline virtual concert fundraiser for the Detroit Zoo

Posted By on Fri, Mar 26, 2021 at 4:53 PM

If you think domestic animal care is costly, imagine trying to feed lions, tigers, and bears. Add birds, penguins, lizards, otters, hippopotamuses, giraffes, zebras, gorillas, and kangaroos to the mix, and, well, you might be out a head-spinning, stomach-churning $30,000 per day. Regardless of how you feel about zoos...

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