Monday, October 15, 2018

'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah returns to Detroit in 2019

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 10:42 AM

Just hours after The Daily Show host aptly compared President Trump to cancer at Fuck Cancer's inaugural Heroes Gala in Los Angeles, Trevor Noah announced details of his Loud & Clear tour slated for a 2019 run— a welcomed antidote to the Orange persuasion. Noah, New York Times bestselling...

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Norman Rockwell's iconic 'Four Freedoms' are on view at the Henry Ford

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Illustrator Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms paintings are among the iconic illustrator's most well-known and impactful works, helping rally the nation during World War II (and getting endlessly parodied in the years since). And now, they're on view at the Henry Ford museum. The paintings are the core of an exhibition entitled...

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'Chicago' returns for a jazz-filled run at the Fisher Theatre

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

When being convicted of murder, just give ‘em the old razzle-dazzle. Based on a play written about real-life homicide cases in the early 1920s, Chicago wasn’t adapted into musical form until 1975 and was later famously adapted to screen for the Oscar-winning film of the same name with Catherine Zeta-Jones,...

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Sun Ra Arkestra brings their space-age sonic invasion to El Club

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Sun Ra Arkestra is not your grandfather’s jazz. In fact, it could be argued that Sun Ra Arkestra is not planet Earth’s jazz. Sonic innovator, poet, and philosopher Sun Ra, born Herman Poole Blount, pioneered big-band orchestration with the cosmic use of electronics. He even claimed he was from...

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

If this Detroit house isn’t on your trick-or-treat list, it should be

Posted By on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 1:19 PM

Think you’re too old to trick-or-treat? Get over yourself, and get on over to this extravagant Indian Village house to take in the ornate cobwebs, furry tarantulas and ghoulish witches. “The devil’s in the details!” declared self-described crazy Halloween lady, Incoronata D’Angela. “This isn’t even halfway done.” But her home...

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Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival returns with gallery crawl, porch performances, and more

Posted By on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 11:42 AM

For the past eight years, the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival has looked to highlight the city’s boundless creative and tenacious spirit with its annual studio and gallery crawl. Through the model of allowing visitors to curate their own experience, the all-day event will offer the opportunity to get an...

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Saintseneca's Zac Little brings Ohio's Appalachian country to southeast Michigan

Posted By on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Saintseneca's roots reach back to southeast Ohio, where frontman Zac Little grew up. And anybody who's been to that slightly weird, isolated corner of the world might recognize some connection between it and the band's tunes. Their new album out on ANTI-, "Pillar of Na," offers indie-folk-psych cuts that...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Detroit's most elaborate party Theater Bizarre returns for back-to-back weekends

Posted By on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Step right up to the greatest masquerade on Earth! No, really. Theatre Bizarre is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You'll be shocked by new additions to this hedonist celebration and surprised by new delights – even if you go both weekends every year. Returning for its (now legal) annual...

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Mirage Detroit by artist Doug Aitken explores illusion with house of mirrors

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 12:39 PM

Defined as an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, a mirage often looks like something real, like a sheet of water across a hot road. In the case of revered contemporary artist Doug Aitken, a mirage is a vessel for conversation. Mirage Detroit is a sculpture constructed inside downtown’s long-abandoned...

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Little Caesars Arena is getting rid of its red seats

Posted By on Tue, Oct 9, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Detroit's Little Caesars Arena is only a little more than a year old, and it's already getting a major makeover: those red seats are on their way out. According to a press release from Olympia Entertainment, the arena's bright red seats will soon be replaced with black ones. The...

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