Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Emagine Entertainment and rapper Big Sean are partnering on a downtown Detroit movie theater

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 10:13 AM

Imagine this: Big Sean, the big screen, and big dreams. It was announced Tuesday afternoon that Emagine Entertainment is teaming up with Detroit rapper Big Sean to open a luxury movie theater in downtown Detroit, Crain's Detroit reports. The theater, which is slated to open in 2020, will have between...

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Filmmaker Stanley Nelson will examine the African American experience at Detroit Film Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 7:57 AM

When you’re a MacArthur fellow, a Peabody Award recipient, and have been granted a 2013 National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama himself, you know you’ve done something truly great. Such is the case for documentary filmmaker Stanley Nelson. From telling the story of the fight for civil rights...

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The Music of Harry Potter brings Hogwarts to life at the Michigan Theater

Posted By on Wed, Feb 28, 2018 at 7:27 AM

Expecto patronum! Wingardium leviosa! Expelliarmus lumos! If this does not read as gibberish or a series of typos, then the Music of Harry Potter event is probably right up your Diagon Alley. The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will bring the wonderful sonic wizardry of Hogwarts to life. The original...

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Forbes names Detroit to list of 'coolest' travel destinations in 2018

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 3:24 PM

Guys, we made it onto a top 10 list that doesn't involve potholes or bed bugs. Finally! In a story posted yesterday, Forbes named Detroit to a list of "coolest" travel destinations within the U.S., and they headed the whole thing off by saying the list is full of...

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Metro Detroit Tattoo artists team up to ink roses, raise money for sexual assault survivors

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 1:59 PM

Inspired by the #MeToo and Times Up movements, Carrie Metz-Caporusso recently felt empowered enough to share a dark secret of her own: She was molested. Now, the tattoo artist who works out of Lucky Monkey Tattoo in Ann Arbor is hoping to help others who have suffered similarly. She's spearheading...

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Detroit artist makes moody night lights from shards of broken brake lights

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 12:14 PM

An interesting package arrived at our office the other day. We opened it to find a hand-decorated night light. Upon closer examination, we realized it was a night light decorated with broken bits of tinted amber and red plastic from busted parking and brake lights. It seemed as though somebody...

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Eastern Market's beloved Discount Candles is not closing

Posted By on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 at 11:29 AM

Discount Candles store owner Donna Adams confirms to Metro Times that her Eastern Market 7-day candle store will remain open, despite rumors the store would shutter when its lease ends in March. The store is located on the ground floor of 1400 Gratiot Ave. Last December, the building was...

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Monday, February 26, 2018

University of Detroit Mercy alum says you can do yoga and still love Jesus

Posted By on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Despite being an ancient practice, yoga's popularity seems to ebb and flow over time, but there's no doubt the physical, mental, and spiritual practice has seen a resurgence of sorts in recent years. For example, in Detroit, we've seen a number of yoga studios and concepts thrive as of...

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Michiganders love to complain about potholes, according to this map

Posted By on Mon, Feb 26, 2018 at 1:14 PM

Since the great thaw of mid-February 2018, potholes have been an omnipresent talking point for Michiganders — perhaps because they're worse than usual this year. On the whole, the state's — and Detroit's in particular — infrastructure is a problem, but potholes are a particularly big issue because...

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

Midtown's Source Booksellers named a top 5 finalist for national award

Posted By on Thu, Feb 22, 2018 at 8:56 PM

Janet Webster Jones opened her store back in 2002, but her love affair with books began long ago. The retired Detroit Public School teacher is the daughter of a librarian and loved visiting her neighborhood's branch of the Detroit Public Library. Source Booksellers, now a brick-and-mortar shop on Cass...

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