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Friday, December 28, 2018

Aretha Franklin owed millions in back taxes

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 2:48 PM

The IRS is auditing Aretha Franklin's estate for millions in unpaid taxes. On Thursday, TMZ obtained legal documents from the IRS that reveal that Franklin owed more than $6.3 million in back taxes between the years 2012-2018. David Bennett, who represents Franklin's estate, told the Associated Press that the...

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DeJ Loaf drops long-awaited EP 'Go DeJ Go Vol. 1'

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 10:57 AM

DeJ Loaf has stayed relatively quiet in 2018, save for an ultra-feel good collaboration with Leon Bridges. As a belated holiday gift to the world, the Detroit rapper broke her nearly five-year streak of teasing singles, mixtapes, and collaborations with the release of her latest EP. Go DeJ Go...

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Bluegrass wunderkind Billy Strings gears up for three-night New Year's Eve run in Pontiac

Staff Pick

Posted By on Fri, Dec 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM

The words “bluegrass” and “prodigy” are not often found in a sentence together but when it comes to describing Michigan-born Billy Strings, it’s not merely music critic hyperbole, it’s a fact. Now, at the age of 26, Billy Strings (born William Apostle) has garnered praise from Rolling Stone, Huffington...

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Electro-funk duo Chromeo visits Deluxx Fluxx for end-of-the-year DJ set

Staff Pick

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 2:00 PM

If there are two people you can entrust a sweat-inducing DJ set with, it’s our electro-funk neighbors from the north, Chromeo. Since 2002, longtime friends David “Dave 1” Macklovitch and Patrick “P-Thugg” Gemayel have released five studio records under their Chromeo moniker, each one leaning harder and harder into their...

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Jennifer Hudson, Celine Dion, and others to honor Aretha Franklin with televised tribute

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 11:56 AM

What better way to honor the legacy of 18-time Grammy Award winner and the late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin than to enlist an ensemble of music's heaviest hitters? "Aretha! A Grammy Celebration for the Queen of Soul" will take place on Jan. 13 at the Shrine Auditorium in Los...

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Chicago's Noname is the rapper we need now and she's performing at the Majestic Theatre

Staff Pick

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 9:00 AM

If you walk away learning one new name from 2018, let it be that of Chicago rapper and poet Noname. A compelling storyteller, Noname took her time releasing a follow-up to her critically acclaimed mixtape Telefone (2016) — a project in which she manages to deliver both a melancholic song...

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Greta Van Fleet wrap hallmark year with sold-out run at the Fox Theatre

Staff Pick

Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 8:00 AM

If you rolled into 2018 not knowing what the fuck a Greta Van Fleet was, we highly doubt that is the case for 2019 — and maybe we’re to blame. Sure, we at Metro Times sucked upon the Greta Van Teat, but it’s pretty hard to ignore the gifted...

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Mittenfest returns with 21-bands and annual weekend-long fundraiser in Ypsilanti

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 27, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Three days, 21 bands and one hell of a good cause can only mean one thing — Mittenfest is back. For its 13th iteration, Mittenfest (formally S’mittenfest/Ypsituckyfest) returns with performances by seven local bands and artists per night to bid a proper adieu to the past 12 months. Once again,...

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