Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Lizzo treats ER nurses and doctors to lunch across the country, including those at Henry Ford Hospital

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:22 AM

Superstar Lizzo didn't just treat emergency room staff at Henry Ford Hospital to a snack — she gave them a whole damn meal. As part of National Doctor's Day on Monday, Detroit-born twerk goddess Lizzo decided to show her appreciation to those working tirelessly during the COVID-19 crisis by...

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Detroit rapper Curtis Roach took TikTok by storm with 'Bored in the House' — the coronavirus quarantine anthem we need

Posted By on Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 1:25 PM

For those of us who are well into the double-digit days of our coronavirus quarantine, being bored has become the new normal. By now, we've already binged Netflix's Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness; meticulously cleaned, organized, re-organized, and labeled junk drawers and linen closets; and in some very...

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, and Dee Dee Bridgewater among headliners for 41st Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 3:47 PM

Detroit's Hart Plaza is going to see a lot of action come September. The lineup for the 41st Annual Detroit Jazz Festival was announced Monday, just after Gov. Whitmer issued a state-wide stay-at-home order for the next three weeks in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. This...

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The Detroit Music Awards are a go — but will shift to an online format

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 12:20 PM

The show must go online. On Monday, organizers announced that the 29th annual Detroit Music Awards would still take place, but through an online ceremony. The event, which was slated to take place on Friday, April 19 at the Fillmore, will now stream its award presentations and performances online....

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Madonna thinks COVID-19 is the 'great equalizer,' sings about fried fish, and is using a typewriter to pen her 'coronavirus diaries'

Posted By on Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 10:47 AM

Madonna is just trying to express herself ... or something. As with many artists who were on the road when the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic struck, the Queen of Pop was forced to cancel the remaining two dates of her heavily political Madame X world tour — which didn't offer...

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Watch this 47-minute love fest between Eminem and boxer Mike Tyson on 'Hotboxin'

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 1:44 PM

Who would have thought that chatting with controversial professional boxer Mike Tyson would make Detroit's hometown rap god feel like a kid again? Eminem is the latest to take to the ring on Hotboxin' — Tyson's podcast, where the record-breaking once-undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, author, and convicted rapist...

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Detroit's Movement festival has been rescheduled due to coronavirus concerns

Posted By on Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 10:10 AM

It's official, folks. Detroit's Techno Christmas has been postponed and will now take place closer to actual Christmas. On Thursday, organizers announced that Movement, Detroit's longstanding electronic music festival and Memorial Day weekend tradition, would be moving to Friday, Sep. 11 through Sunday, Sep. 13 due to the coronavirus....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

Big Sean finds zen, defends Detroit-style pizza, and talks coronavirus while eating the world's hottest chicken wings on 'Hot Ones'

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 4:04 PM

Let's hope Detroit rapper Big Sean — and his mouth — can “Bounce Back” after his appearance on the latest episode of the internet's spiciest and most expertly edited show, Hot Ones. For the uninitiated, a typical episode of Hot Ones goes a little something like this: Hot Ones'...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

At last, the first coronavirus rap has emerged from Detroit — and it's infectious AF

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 1:38 PM

Great adversity often inspires some of the most significant works of art. The Great Depression gave us Grant Wood's "American Gothic"; the Spanish Civil War and Stalinism inspired George Orwell's 1945 allegorical fable, Animal Farm; and Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's 2002 split spawned JT's infidelity anthem, "Cry Me...

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Not surprisingly, Kid Rock's Nashville bar refuses to close despite coronavirus concerns

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 5:28 PM

We did it, Detroit. We ran #MAGA-loving rebel rap-rocker Kid Rock out of his home state — and it wasn't easy. First, he began selling off his properties, including his sprawling 5,600-square-foot estate in Macomb County and his home along the Detroit River, where he was neighbors with the...

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