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  • Apr 12-18, 2000
  • Vol. 20, No. 26

Arts & Culture


  • Local Music
  • Hometown heroes

    Detroit's rap champs Eminem, Kid Rock and Insane Clown Posse didn't rush off to Hollywood at the first sign of success – they've stayed local, keeping the spotlight on the 313.
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  • New body buzzing
  • City Slang
  • New body buzzing

    Pontiac has seen its nightclubs come and go, but who'd have imagined a swing mainstay like Velvet transforming itself into an electronic dance club called Tonic? On any given night, you'll hear house, pulse, trance and jungle remixes. Whatever the reason behind the change, it's OK to bid farewell to the past when it's replaced with the inventive sounds of tomorrow.
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  • Higher learning

    Hip-hop contender Paradime takes his lessons from those who came before, but is the first to point out that his take on the Detroit rap sound is a proudly unconventional one.
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  • Guerilla culture-jam

    From the lowliest cable-access commercial to the latest Pepsi ad, found-sound collective Negativland treats the pre-existing cultural spectrum as a readymade source for its sonic collage art.
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