See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Best of Detroit issue is here!

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 7:15 AM

Each year, we pick a different mascot to represent our Best of Detroit issue (on newsstands now). While past years have featured characters like Satori Circus and the Nain Rouge, this year the Parade Co. — who happen to be the winners of our Best Nonprofit award — outfitted us with these amazing "big head" costumes of local celebrities. 

For your viewing pleasure, here's a look at the full shoot, with the names of all of the featured characters and locations.



First up is former Tigers manager Sparky Anderson, Magnum P.I. actor Tom Selleck, former Mayor Coleman Young, Detroit Lions running back Barry Sanders, and Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin at American Coney Island:
 

Next is Sparky Anderson at Russell Street Deli:


Rocker Bob Seger at Social Club Grooming Company:


Tom Selleck at John K. King Used & Rare Books:


Aretha Franklin (and friends) at UFO Factory:


Coleman Young at Sugar House:


Barry Sanders at Fowling Warehouse:


And on the cover, Aretha Franklin at Sound Board, MotorCity Casino:


Be sure to check out our Best of Detroit issue to see all of the winners! (And thanks again to photographer Marvin Shaouni, the Parade Company for the costumes, and to models Jennifer Barylski, Patty Flack. John White, Larry Pocza, Dave Ewart, Kari Shepley, Scott Stein, Matthew Freeman for their hard work.)

Tags: , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 25, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit

© 2020 Detroit Metro Times - Contact Us

Website powered by Foundation