Monday, May 17, 2021

Detroit woman-owned handbag brand Haus of Sy sells out fast, launches pre-order program

Posted By on Mon, May 17, 2021 at 9:26 AM

Angel Reeves, creator and owner of Detroit-based handbag brand Haus of Sy, says she’s always had dreams of being in the fashion industry. “I knew I wanted to design a fashion brand,” Reeves says. “I always sketched out dresses and other clothing garments. Handbags were a part of the...

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Friday, May 14, 2021

The fast and furr-ious Hello Kitty Cafe Truck returns to metro Detroit, proof that nature is healing

Posted By on Fri, May 14, 2021 at 12:54 PM

The CDC says you can now take your mask off to bite the head off of a giant cookie made to look like the world's most famous Japanese cat character. OK — so the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not weighed in on the super cuteness of...

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Detroit Historical Society is collecting stories from metro Detroiters for massive oral history archives

Posted By on Fri, May 14, 2021 at 10:20 AM

If anything has been gleaned from the Detroit Historical Society's massive and award-winning project, Detroit 67: Perspectives, which compiled more than 500 firsthand accounts from metro Detroiters about the summer of 1967 (the largest archive ever compiled on the subject, by the way, for which they are still accepting...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Beloved off-air TV show 'Martin' to release Detroit Pistons merch collab

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 11:32 AM

Damn, Gina! A big screen Bad Boy is partnering with the Bad Boys. Sure, Martin Lawrence's unforgettable sitcom Martin has been off the air for 24 years, but the comedy series continues to live on in the hearts of many — and soon, on Martin-lovers' sleeves ... and lids....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Allied Media Projects' speaker series to host free panel with immigration justice leaders

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2021 at 11:23 AM

Give your brain some food for thought with Allied Media Projects’ Speakers Series, which consists of a collection of four virtual events called “Bloom.” The free events include a short-film premiere, artist discussions, special guests, youth-empowering discussions, ancestral ceremonial practices, and various artistic collaborations. As part of the series,...

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You can learn about sea shanties on historic sailing tours on the Detroit River

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2021 at 10:42 AM

If you’re like us, you may have been scratching your head at the random rise in popularity of old-timey sea shanties among the TikTok-using youth. Well, thanks to Detroit History Tours, you might just learn a thing or two. Detroit History Tours is bringing back its legendary boat tours...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Detroit's Nora Modern is hosting a spring exhibition for local art students

Posted By on Wed, May 5, 2021 at 1:14 PM

The pandemic interrupted a number of local art schools' usual end-of-the-year student exhibitions. While Cranbook's annual graduate student show is a go this year, the College for Creative Studies went virtual. To help celebrate the achievements, Midtown Detroit's Nora Modern gift store is hosting a small spring student exhibition....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Popular interactive Jim Henson exhibit heading to the Henry Ford this summer

Posted By on Tue, May 4, 2021 at 10:48 AM

Finally, an exhibit that won't have playful curmudgeons Statler and Waldorf hurling criticism from the balcony, and one that is guaranteed to warm the hearts of children — and inner children alike. To quote one very animated and animal-istic percussionist: BEAT DRUMS! The magic of the late Jim Henson,...

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Detroit artist Thelonius Bone explores levity in latest collection debuting at the Eat Da Rich Showroom

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 12:21 PM

What do Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, Ancient Aliens, Freemason symbolism, and actor/rapper Ice T have in common? Honestly? Nothing, unless you are Detroit artist Thelonious Bone, whose self-described “goofy” work speaks beyond artistic intellectualism and labored interpretation — it speaks to our collective funny bone. Though T-Bone, as...

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Detroit artist Iggy Sumnik earns a reputation for his ceramic 'Jellybeans'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 12:07 PM

Great artists are often associated with a piece, performance, or character they can’t escape, whether they’re glad to be known for it or not. Take Jun Kaneko and his ceramic “Dongos,” or Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.” When it comes to being pigeonholed, most notably, the cast of Seinfeld...

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