Thursday, July 28, 2016

'Videoblogs' film returns for second screening at Cinema Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 8:30 AM

After a single screening at Cinema Detroit in May, The Videoblogs is having another run at the venue starting July 29. Written and directed by NYC-based filmmaker Michael DiBiasio, much of the motivation to make this movie came from wanting to open up and contribute to conversations around mental...

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Groove and grub this weekend at Piggyback BBQ Fest in Pontiac

Posted By on Thu, Jul 28, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Calling themselves the "ultimate BBQ festival in Oakland County," the Piggyback BBQ Festival in downtown Pontiac will surely be one for the books.  This festival is so packed with festivities, it's a shame it's only one day long. Events include cooking demos and competitions, Motown and blues music, a free...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Avalon Village: Starting a Highland Park renaissance one block at a time

Posted By on Wed, Jul 27, 2016 at 12:58 PM

She calls it, “Avalon Village.”  Shamayim Harris, also known as “Mama Shu,” is taking a departure from typical city life to create an eco-friendly and self sustainable village on Avalon Street from Woodward to Second. Avalon Village wasn’t an idea from a dream or movie — it was created...

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Samantha Bee finds out that 'Most Lives Matter' at RNC

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Ahh, Samantha Bee, you glorious, glorious woman. The (only) Queen of late night TV was at the Republican National Convention last week and had a ball poking fun at all the white people Republicans who fail to acknowledge that Black Lives Matter is an actual movement.  Bee's "Sam Squad"...

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Rejoice! Theatre Bizarre expands with two weekends this fall

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 1:10 PM

Turns out Theatre Bizarre isn't going anywhere. In fact, it's expanding.  The epic, two-day masquerade that takes place Masonic Temple has a cult following and draws sell-out crowds. But, while tickets can cost guests upwards of $250, the costly party doesn't bring in a ton of dough, according to mastermind...

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Michigan Lottery is offering $5 in free online play

Posted By on Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 12:56 PM

The Michigan Lottery is offering $5 of free play today in celebration of Tammy Weadock's $1 million Powerball win. The Onsted, Michigan resident became the second person to win $1 million on an online instant game during a July 13 online drawing.  Players will need to create a new account in order to collect the...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Detroit design companies to appear in French exhibition

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Detroit-based designers will have exhibitions on the future of work.

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Makeup artists Kat Von D, Jeffree Star fight over Detroit graphic designer

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Two makeup moguls — Jeffree Star and Kat Von D — have each gone viral with videos explaining their sides of a fight they've made very public.  At the center of the debacle is Detroit tattoo artist and graphic designer B.J. Betts.   It all publicly started when Von D...

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Detroit arts education gets boost from a bunch of glass blowers

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:53 PM

Sometimes glass blowing events sound like a potheads-only type event, but that typecast is no more. You’ll see jewelry and figures that’ll make you think twice about getting a diamond for your engagement ring. In addition to great glass artists such as Phil Siegel, Banjo, and Snodgrass, there’ll be...

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Artist brings World Peace Mural Tour to Detroit

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 12:52 PM

Renda Writer is brining a message of peace to cities around the country — and his latest stop was right downtown.  Writer is a handwritten artist that is traveling the country creating murals with his "World Peace Mural Tour." He completed one of those murals in Detroit at Grand River Creative Corridor...

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