Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Beloved off-air TV show 'Martin' to release Detroit Pistons merch collab

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 11:32 AM

Damn, Gina! A big screen Bad Boy is partnering with the Bad Boys. Sure, Martin Lawrence's unforgettable sitcom Martin has been off the air for 24 years, but the comedy series continues to live on in the hearts of many — and soon, on Martin-lovers' sleeves ... and lids....

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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Allied Media Projects' speaker series to host free panel with immigration justice leaders

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2021 at 11:23 AM

Give your brain some food for thought with Allied Media Projects’ Speakers Series, which consists of a collection of four virtual events called “Bloom.” The free events include a short-film premiere, artist discussions, special guests, youth-empowering discussions, ancestral ceremonial practices, and various artistic collaborations. As part of the series,...

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You can learn about sea shanties on historic sailing tours on the Detroit River

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2021 at 10:42 AM

If you’re like us, you may have been scratching your head at the random rise in popularity of old-timey sea shanties among the TikTok-using youth. Well, thanks to Detroit History Tours, you might just learn a thing or two. Detroit History Tours is bringing back its legendary boat tours...

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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Detroit's Nora Modern is hosting a spring exhibition for local art students

Posted By on Wed, May 5, 2021 at 1:14 PM

The pandemic interrupted a number of local art schools' usual end-of-the-year student exhibitions. While Cranbook's annual graduate student show is a go this year, the College for Creative Studies went virtual. To help celebrate the achievements, Midtown Detroit's Nora Modern gift store is hosting a small spring student exhibition....

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Popular interactive Jim Henson exhibit heading to the Henry Ford this summer

Posted By on Tue, May 4, 2021 at 10:48 AM

Finally, an exhibit that won't have playful curmudgeons Statler and Waldorf hurling criticism from the balcony, and one that is guaranteed to warm the hearts of children — and inner children alike. To quote one very animated and animal-istic percussionist: BEAT DRUMS! The magic of the late Jim Henson,...

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Detroit artist Thelonius Bone explores levity in latest collection debuting at the Eat Da Rich Showroom

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 12:21 PM

What do Peter Falk as Lieutenant Columbo, Ancient Aliens, Freemason symbolism, and actor/rapper Ice T have in common? Honestly? Nothing, unless you are Detroit artist Thelonious Bone, whose self-described “goofy” work speaks beyond artistic intellectualism and labored interpretation — it speaks to our collective funny bone. Though T-Bone, as...

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Detroit artist Iggy Sumnik earns a reputation for his ceramic 'Jellybeans'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 12:07 PM

Great artists are often associated with a piece, performance, or character they can’t escape, whether they’re glad to be known for it or not. Take Jun Kaneko and his ceramic “Dongos,” or Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby.” When it comes to being pigeonholed, most notably, the cast of Seinfeld...

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Eastern Market's Flower Day grows into extended 'Flower Season' event

Posted By on Tue, Apr 27, 2021 at 10:28 AM

There are a few things in life that are keeping us going and growing: vaccines, sunshine, and Eastern Market's newly revamped Flower Day, which will give metro Detroit growers a chance to snag their blooms, bulbs, and sprouts. While many beloved traditions and events have wilted in the wake...

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Allied Media Projects presents four virtual events with ‘Bloom’

Posted By on Mon, Apr 26, 2021 at 4:59 PM

Every two weeks from the end of April to mid-June, Allied Media Projects’ Speakers Series is hosting a collection of four virtual events called "Bloom." The free events include a short-film premiere, artist discussions, special guests, youth-empowering discussions, ancestral ceremonial practices, and various artistic collaborations. Brenda Hernandez, event manager...

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Royal Oak's Main Art Theatre closes temporarily, citing overhead and low attendance

Posted By on Fri, Apr 23, 2021 at 12:35 PM

The curtains are coming down on a beloved arthouse movie theater... for now. The Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak announced that Thursday's showings of French Exit and the Academy Award-nominated film Minari would be its last, at least for a while, The Detroit News reports. The resilient three-screen...

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