Saturday, July 30, 2011

The old Cass Tech's last class pictures

Posted By on Sat, Jul 30, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Answering an e-mail call that went out earlier this week from the alumni association, hundreds of Cass Tech grads gathered Saturday at 1 p.m. for one last round of pictures in front of the quickly disappearing remains of the old school. We were elsewhere when the picture taking started, but...

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Jazz funeral for Blair set for Sunday ...

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 6:28 PM

For MT's earlier words on the passing of Blair and dozens of responses to his extraordinary life, see Brett Callwood's City Slang post. A gig Blair was to have played Saturday night at Circa 1890 is to become a memorial of sorts. Meanwhile, here are the details of a more...

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Shea's Lounge manhandles Joan Osborne to tackle the Republican House Speaker!

Posted By on Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 12:37 PM

Dennis Shea, our beloved and ever grumpy copy editor returns ... The late-night oldies radio played Joan Osborne's "One of Us" ("What if God was one of us/A slob like one of us/Just a stranger on the bus"). It's a silly song, but nothing compared to Washington, D.C.'s silliness right...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Cass alum (old school) plan one last class picture

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 12:20 PM

With the final remains of the old Cass Technical High School on the verge of coming down, an e-mail from the school’s alumni association is asking for Technicians to stand up for the building one last time, gathering for the final class picture in front of the school this...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Matthew Barney shooting 'erotic short' in the D?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 1:37 PM

We have to thank a former staffer’s Facebook page for alerting us to an article at that quotes a posting at the Cremaster Fanatic fan page that cites a Craigslist ad from artist Matthew Barney’s studio described as follows: The ad sought "women, men and couples/groups to act in...

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Thursday, July 21, 2011

MT-featured artist wins East Bay props

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 4:04 PM

You may recall Bay Area artist and Powerhouse contributor Monica Canilao — she was recently featured in the Metro Times cover story "The party at the end of the world." The 27-year-old artist brought a number of Bay Area artists to Detroit last year to help Canilao transform an...

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Downtown is Taco Town?

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2011 at 2:11 PM

If the owners of El Guapo Fresh Mexican Grill could visit City Hall a reported 60 times to secure their permits and persuade the city powers that a downtown taco truck was a good idea, I could walk four blocks in searing heat, wait in line for 15 minutes and...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Brian Posehn, still metal. Still funny.

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Tall as a timber and gawky as a fawn, Brian Posehn doesn’t look like your average Hollywood success story. Yet this Sacramento bred comedian has been right in the middle of some of the most groundbreaking comedy shows of the last decade, including Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Program...

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