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Friday, March 22, 2019

Jennifer Lopez is bringing her 50th birthday party to Detroit — yes, 50

Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 10:57 AM

Botox? A deal with the devil, perhaps? Maybe just a good old fashioned regimen of H2O and daily affirmations? We don't know how actress, pop star, dance mentor, and red carpet goddess, Jennifer Lopez could possibly be turning the big 5-0 this year but she's throwing herself a 25-city...

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Dismantle the patriarchy with singer-songwriter Stella Donnelly at Deluxx Fluxx

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 9:00 AM

To answer an age-old question, Stella Donnelly most definitely let the dogs out. On her recent full-length debut, Beware of the Dogs, the Australian singer-songwriter tackles everything from abortion, Australian nationalism, and bro-culture, all while maintaining a balance of levity and empathy. Donnelly was first introduced to U.S. ears...

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Detroit welcomes Justin Timberlake who won't give up on 'Man of the Woods'

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 22, 2019 at 8:00 AM

Everyone’s favorite former Ramen noodle-haired boy-band babe turned solo sex symbol and “Filthy” family man (wait, that’s weird) really wants you to pay attention to his new-ish rugged, plaid-wearing, scruffy-faced honky-tonk funk. Justin Timberlake is kind of having a very un-sexy year due in part to 2018’s dimly received...

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Phil Collins is very much alive and will deliver first Detroit concert in 15 years

Posted By on Thu, Mar 21, 2019 at 4:12 PM

Legendary performer Phil Collins wants us to know he's not dead. Well, not yet, anyway. But if you don't lose your damn mind every time the drums on "In the Air Tonight" kick the fuck in, you might want to check your pulse. While frontman Mick Jagger, 75, continues...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Mobile guitar project Tilted Axes returns to Detroit with trio of events

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Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 2:09 PM

What’s better than one guitar? Try 18 guitar-wielding, roving musicians parading through metro Detroit. Founded by Detroit native and New York-based guitarist and composer Patrick Grant, Tilted Axes is a culmination of Grant’s music manifesto. Having worked with composers John Cage and Philip Glass, along with Robert Fripp as part...

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Snoop Dogg will celebrate 25 years of 'Doggystyle' at the Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Spark it up, because notable stoner, blunt roller, and hip-hop hero Snoop Dogg is coming to Detroit this summer. Announced Monday, the 'Puff Puff Pass' tour will bring Snoop Dogg, fellow West Coast legend Warren G, and Cleveland-based hip-hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to the newly christened Aretha Franklin Amphitheatre, formerly...

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King of the asshats, Ted Nugent will perform in metro Detroit as part of latest tour

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:58 AM

Parkland massacre truther, NRA mouthpiece, and right-wing nut job Ted Nugent is taking his latest rally, er, tour on the road. The camouflaged asshole who once told "piece of shit" Barack Obama and "worthless bitch" Hillary Clinton to "suck" his "machine gun" during a concert is bringing his "The...

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Detroit R&B legend and 'Black Godfather' Andre Williams has died

Posted By on Mon, Mar 18, 2019 at 10:30 AM

"Mr. Rhythm" and Detroit R&B legend Andre Williams died Sunday, March 17 at the age of 82. Known for solo radio hits like "Jail Bait," "Greasy Chicken," "Bacon Fat," and "Cadillac Jack," as well as being the co-author of "Shake a Tail Feather," Williams would also go on to...

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Friday, March 15, 2019

'Black Women Rock' celebrates 15 years with concert and film screening at the Wright

Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

“Black girl magic” is not easily defined — it’s something that is meant to be felt. Though the term was coined by CaShawn Thompson in 2013, then-19-year-old Detroit poet and activist jessica Care moore came up with “black girl juice” to mean the same thing in 1996 — that...

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James Bay brings his 'Electric Light' to the Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 8:00 AM

It’s been five years since British crooner cutie James Bay dropped the earworm “Hold Back the River,” and a lot has changed. For one, Bay, released last year’s Electric Light, which finds the 28-year-old flexing everything from Allen Ginsberg poems, R&B, and soars to OneDirection-level of infectious pop. Secondly,...

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