Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Atlantic Records announces deal with Detroit’s Assemble Sound

Posted By on Tue, Dec 7, 2021 at 12:00 PM

Major label Atlantic Records has announced an official partnership with Assemble Sound, an indie music company that operates out of a formerly abandoned 200-year-old church in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. The joint venture will give "Atlantic ears on the ground in one of the world’s most influential and historic music...

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Detroit woman celebrates culture and community with custom Kwanzaa kits

Posted By on Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 5:12 PM

The history of Kwanzaa is a relatively new one. It was created 55 years ago by Dr. Maulana Karenga, a then-professor at California State University. Inspired by harvest celebrations of several African tribes including the Ashanti and Zulu, Karenga used the traditions of those African celebrations to create a...

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Detroit's Dally in the Alley teases 2022 return

Posted By on Mon, Dec 6, 2021 at 10:28 AM

Dally in the Alley, the Cass Corridor's long-running block party, is plotting a comeback. "9/10/22," organizers posted in a Facebook message on Sunday. That was all that really needed to be said. The beer-soaked festival was canceled for the first time in its 40-plus year history in 2020 due...

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Friday, December 3, 2021

Cult luxury lingerie brand The Great Eros opens in metro Detroit, its first location outside of New York City

Posted By on Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 1:15 PM

Something sexy this way comes ... or rather, has come. Cult favorite luxury lingerie, loungewear and intimate brand The Great Eros has spread to metro Detroit after five years as an exclusive Brooklyn, New York, staple. The brand, which offers minimalist and ethically-made intimates from Italy, with family-owned factories...

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‘My beloved community’: How Arabs are creating space in Detroit’s art scene

Posted By on Fri, Dec 3, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Nour Ballout wants everyone to feel at home. Their unassuming duplex stands down the street from the Motown Museum, a row of houses that Black business mogul Berry Gordy retrofitted to mold revolutionary music icons from Marvin Gay to Dianna Ross. In 2017, Ballout transformed their own home into...

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Detroit's Winter Blast 2022 canceled

Posted By on Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 12:04 PM

Downtown Detroit's annual Winter Blast will not return in 2022, organizers announced Wednesday — but it's not just because of the ongoing pandemic. According to the organizers, Winter Blast was canceled "due to funding challenges." "We are grateful for the support of the City of Detroit and all of...

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The 16th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair returns with more than 100 vendors and Michigan makers

Posted By on Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Life’s a stitch, then you D.I.Y. Thankfully, the annual indie shopping event aka the Detroit Urban Craft Fair has returned to take the bull-scrap out of the often soulless nightmare that is holiday shopping (because with every trip to Sharper Image to buy a step-dad a neck massager, an...

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Humorist David Sedaris will read from his diaries at Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater

Posted By on Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 10:30 AM

No personal opinion, observation, or neurotic musing is off-limits for prolific humorist, nonfiction legend, and unironic lover of culottes, David Sedaris, who since taking to NPR in 1992 to read his now-famous essay "SantaLand Diaries" (during which he details his stint as a department store elf during Christmas) has...

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Drive-thru 'Magic of Lights' returns with illuminated holiday cheer at DTE Energy Music Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 10:21 AM

Lights are, like, kind of a big deal. So much so that people write songs about, well, lights. There’s Kanye West’s "Flashing Lights" and the Weeknd’s "Blinding Lights," "There’s a Light that Never Goes Out" by the Smiths, and, of course, Ellie Goulding’s 2010 banger "Lights." Embracing the power...

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The ever-charitable 12 Days of GRiZMAS returns with roller disco, yoga, dodgeball and live music

Posted By on Wed, Dec 1, 2021 at 10:10 AM

There’s the holidays and then there’s the holidaze, which is how Detroit blazes, er, celebrates the most wonderful, blaze-tastic time of the year. ‘Tis the season for the 12 Days of GRiZMAS, an annual festival hosted by Michigan’s own kush-smoking DJ and philanthropist GRiZ, who just this year, also...

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