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Monday, December 3, 2018

Michigan may vote on paid sick time in 2020 after GOP tries to gut new law

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Michigan voters may consider mandated paid sick time in 2020 now that a group of citizens is pushing back against a Republican attempt to gut a citizen-initiated paid sick time law. Last week, the Republican-controlled Senate passed a possibly unconstitutional amendment to cut the number of paid sick days...

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Monday, November 19, 2018

The Fillmore is replacing its historic marquee

Posted By on Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 5:10 PM

There’s a sense of pride among the people and institutions that refused to leave Detroit through tumultuous times, and the Fillmore Theatre located near Grand Circus Park has seen more than most. But today, the theatre’s iconic marquee on Woodward Ave. was taken down. The 93-year-old theatre’s iconic signage...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Aretha Franklin's estate is for sale — and it's actually pretty affordable

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 11:36 AM

Though you can't put a price tag on R-E-S-P-E-C-T, $800,000 is all you need to snag a sprawling piece of music history. Weeks following her epic celebration of life ceremony, Aretha Franklin's Bloomfield Hills estate hit the market last week for a surprisingly reasonable price. Located within a gated...

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ted Nugent totally triggered by not being inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Posted By on Tue, Oct 23, 2018 at 3:49 PM

Everyone's favorite racist uncle, Ted Nugent, is back to whining about not being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, blaming liberals and leftists for his lack of consideration, and not because, with the exception of Damn Yankee's "High Enough," he's a mediocre musician at best. ("Cat...

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Friday, June 1, 2018

So many ravers visited Detroit for Movement that it set a record for Airbnb

Posted By on Fri, Jun 1, 2018 at 5:31 PM

Detroit experienced a record number of Airbnb rentals over Memorial Day weekend — a figure the company is attributing to the ravers attending Movement Music Festival from out of town. According to a statement from the company, Detroit hosted a record 1,700 Airbnb guests over the weekend — the...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

New billboard reminds public 'DETROIT IS THE BIRTHPLACE OF TECHNO MUSIC'

Posted By on Wed, Apr 11, 2018 at 9:54 AM

Production company Paxahau has removed and replaced the Movement billboard that stood at the Russell Industrial Center advertising the festival year-round to drivers along I-75. We'd occasionally debated with vehicle passengers whether the annual three-day event necessitated an advertisement that stood in the same place 365 days a year....

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Friday, March 2, 2018

Taylor Swift announces opening acts for her Ford Field show

Posted By on Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 11:18 AM

Taylor Swift is known for the gaggle of hot chicks who tag along wherever she goes, and she's bringing another #girlgang #squad to Ford Field when she performs there this summer. T-Money's Reputation tour is coming to town Aug. 28 and she announced via social media that regulation hotties Camila...

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Just Announced: Cardi B (and Bruno Mars) are coming back to Detroit

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 8:58 AM

Spirit of Detroit winner Cardi B is headed back to the Motor City, this time as part of Bruno Mars' 24K Magic World Tour. The pair — whose recent collaboration "Finesse" reminded everyone over 30 how much they miss In Living Color — is set to hit the stage...

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

ACLU: Juggalos can sue local police for mistreatment

Posted By on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 5:28 PM

Following Monday's news that hip-hop duo Insane Clown Posse lost an appeal challenging the FBI's designation of its fans, known as Juggalos, as a "gang," Michigan's ACLU is looking for the silver lining to the legal battle. In an "Open letter to Juggalos" posted Tuesday, ACLU legal director Michael J....

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Eminem has history of attacking sitting presidents

Posted By on Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 1:38 PM

When Eminem eviscerated Donald Trump in a freestyle that aired during the BET Hip Hop Awards last night, those among us who are old enough to remember the early aughts couldn't help but compare the takedown to the rapper's last rip of a sitting president. In October 2004, Eminem released...

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