Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Start-Up Season 2 starts on Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Sep 30, 2014 at 5:22 PM

Start Up, a docuseries that follows modern day entrepreneurs starts its second season on Thursday, airing on public TV station WTVS. This season will feature Irish Hills' company Meckley's Hard Cider. The show, which travels around the country to meet small business owners, was formed by two metro Detroiters, Jenny Feterovich...

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Monday, September 29, 2014

Take some Writing Lessons at Butter Projects

Posted By on Mon, Sep 29, 2014 at 3:04 PM

Years ago, at least two decades, there wasn't an argument over whether or not to teach cursive in schools. They just taught it and kids just learned it. And while there weren't any smart phones at the time, there were certainly Tamagotchis and TalkBoys and other toys that foretold of...

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Today is the last day of Eastern Market Sundays for the year

Posted By on Sun, Sep 28, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Head to Eastern Market for the last Sunday Street Market of the year today. Unlike Saturdays, Sundays at Eastern Market host local makers, crafters, antique sellers, jewelers, home goods, art, and more.  We heard a rumor that Detroit Dolly Rocker Cara Lundgren will be emptying her stockpile at the market...

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Motown the Musical calls for open auditions

Posted By on Thu, Sep 25, 2014 at 12:41 PM

Motown the Musical is opening at the Fisher Theatre Oct. 21, running through Nov. 16. And while the cast for this run is already set, the musical's producers will host open auditions for both the broadway production and national tour while they're in town. Detroiters between the ages of 8...

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Detroit Film Theatre will reopen Oct. 10

Posted By on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 at 12:12 PM

The Detroit Film Theatre, inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, will reopen on Friday, Oct. 10 after being closed for the summer for upgrades and renovations.  The theater will open its season with 2013's A Master Builder, a Jonathan Demme-directed film adapted from Henrik Ibsen's play. The film stars Wallace...

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Detroit Design Festival kicks off tonight

Posted By on Tue, Sep 23, 2014 at 1:48 PM

Last week we talked to Matt Clayson of the Detroit Creative Corridor about the Detroit Design Festival. Tonight the festival kicks off with a party at 485 W. Milwaukee, Detroit, a building that houses many things, including a CCS campus, and Shinola headquarters.  The party will include special exhibits, student...

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Redford Theatre will screen West Side Story with a special appearance by Rita Moreno

Posted By on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 6:06 PM

Adapted from William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story is a seminal musical that's be performed on the stage by countless high schools, theater troupes, and broadway actors. In 1961 the movie version was released and audiences across the globe were enraptured with the film's music, choreography, gang violence,...

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Torii Hunter and wife to roll out new DPS program tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter and his wife, Katrina, are set to roll out a new program through Detroit Public Schools tomorrow. The Heart of a Champion program is set to "elevate the lives of 7,500 students in 39 Detroit schools."  The program will kick off tomorrow, Tuesday, Sept. 23 at...

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Friday, September 19, 2014

Banned Books Week begins at Birmingham library

Posted By on Fri, Sep 19, 2014 at 12:41 PM

The Baldwin Public Library supports the intellectual freedom of its patrons. That's why it's hosting Banned Books Week, which it will be celebrating starting Sunday, Sept. 21 through Saturday, Sept. 27 in accordance with the American Library Association.  Adults can participate in "A Blind Date with a Banned Book" where...

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Historic Fort Wayne hosts War of 1812 weekend this Saturday and Sunday

Posted By on Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Local history buffs can start celebrating now, Historic Fort Wayne will host a War of 1812 weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 20-21, with plenty of live artillery demonstrations and re-enactments involving tradespeople, armed forces, and homemakers. The fort will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday...

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