Saturday, December 30, 2017

DSO's Michael Jackson-themed NYE bash will thrill you into 2018

Posted By on Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 1:12 PM

Normally, kings are the patrons of classical composers. But this New Year’s Eve, with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the king is the composer himself — the King of Pop, that is. That’s right, it’s DSO’s 2018 New Year’s Eve Bash, where the orchestra, under the baton of Brent Havens,...

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Comedians share their first jokes of the new year at The Ark

Posted By on Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 6:20 AM

So, a man walks into a bar… no, wait, let’s start over. A man walks into a bar and says to the bartender… shit. That’s not right. Best to leave this to the pros. A tradition that started more than a decade ago in Brooklyn has become a much-anticipated...

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Rick Ross returns to Detroit after 2012 robbery for NYE bash at Masonic

Posted By on Sat, Dec 30, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Rapper Rick Ross seems to have forgiven the Motor City since his tour bus was ransacked and robbed after a Detroit show in 2012. Though his beef might still run deep with Trick Trick, Ross invites us to embrace forgiveness in the new year with the Hood Billionaire...

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Revisit the David Lynch classic 'Eraserhead' with back-to-back midnight screenings

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 6:00 PM

David Lynch does not make art for the faint of heart, nor are his films suited for those unwilling to dabble into “dreams of very troubling things.” His first full-length feature film, Lynch’s Eraserhead is still uncomfortably surreal in 2017. Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Eraserhead as a midnight movie...

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'British Arrows' to celebrate British commercials with bloody good time

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 5:08 PM

Maybe you’re tangled in the drama of Coronation Street, or perhaps you’re a sneaky Peaky Blinders enthusiast. But what about the unsung heroes of British television? No need to book a flight — the DFT is bringing the best “adverts” from across the pond to the big screen. From...

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With a new building owner, the future of Eastern Market's Discount Candles remains undetermined

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 3:19 PM

The Viola Building in Eastern Market has recently been purchased for just under the nearly $2 million asking price, according to Curbed Detroit. The building is home to Discount Candles, a store that specializes in 7-Day candles that are designed to help with any of life's little problems (OK a...

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Comedian D.L Hughley heading to Detroit Opera House

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 2:16 PM

As a political commentator, actor, radio host, and stand-up comedian, the bow-tie-wearing, black-rimmed glasses enthusiast Hughley dresses the part as the professor of cool. Expect him to share his commentary on growing up, raising his own kids, the Obama years, and why you should never mess with a tiger....

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3 days, 21 bands: Jam-packed Mittenfest returns for 12th year

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Three days, 21 bands, and one hell of a way to give 2017 the kiss off. In its 12th year, Mittenfest has come a long way. Not only a fundraising event for 826michigan — a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Ypsilanti students ages 6 to 18 with their creative...

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Alt-country outfit Murder By Death to play Magic Stick

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:23 AM

Bloomington, Indiana five-piece Murder by Death may have taken their name from a satirical Robert Moore film, but what they deliver is far removed. Gothic undertones (thanks to bursts of cello and haunting organ keys) with twangy, Wild West tumbleweed vibes is what sets Murder by Death apart from...

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Detroit's Gabriel Brass Band will bring NOLA vibes to PJ's Lager House

Posted By on Fri, Dec 29, 2017 at 11:21 AM

Damn, check out that brass! Long-time local leader of the ever-transportive Gabriel Brass Band, Dameon Gabriel has music in his blood. When his family moved from New Orleans to Detroit in the ’40s, a bit of the Big Easy came with him and we are so glad it did....

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