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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Shoemaker Pingree Detroit employs vets to make the first sneakers manufactured in the Motor City

Posted By on Sat, Sep 29, 2018 at 12:07 PM

In the fall of 2014, Jarret Schlaff, president and co-founder of shoe company Pingree Detroit, stumbled upon two struggling veterans in Detroit. “In the same week, back-to-back, I found veterans that wanted to work but couldn’t find work,” he says. The first man he encountered was Ryan, a homeless...

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces to bring art inspired by the Paris riots to MOCAD

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 9:59 AM

  “The French are bored,” Le Monde, France’s leading newspapers, proclaimed in March 1968. The French were bored, according to Le Monde, because they had not lent their participation in the protests that had engulfed the rest of the world. Bored because their youth had provided them with a...

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Watch 'Star Wars: A New Hope' scored by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Posted By on Fri, Sep 28, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Long before roly-poly android BB-8 and Adam Driver’s super-square torso, there was Star Wars: A New Hope — the remarkable journey that sparked a worldwide fascination with a galaxy far, far away. The first film in the beloved franchise introduces us to a remarkable cast of characters, all of...

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

The wonderful and weird world of Satori Circus turns 30 with back-to-back performances

Posted By on Thu, Sep 27, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Russell A. Taylor is better known by his moniker Satori Circus — the chalk-faced cabaret performer who, for the better part of three decades, has both seduced and confounded audiences. Taylor is both the creative director and main performer in what can only be described as performance art meets...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Conan O'Brien announces Detroit stand-up show

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Detroit fans of surrealist funny man Conan O'Brien are in luck — the well-coiffed comedian announced a Motor City date on his upcoming tour, his first since 2010. Dubbed the "Team Coco Presents Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips," the 18-date tour kicks off in Washington,...

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Stupid-ass tornado warning ruined 'This is Us' premiere for metro Detroiters

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 12:02 PM

For diehards of the NBC emotional family drama This Is Us, few words elicit a guttural response quite like "Jack Pearson" and "fire." Last night, however, "Tornado warning in Southeast Michigan" and "This Is Us season 3 premiere" came in a close second as metro Detroiter's lost their collective shit...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Aretha Franklin 'Think' exhibit opens at the Wright Museum

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 2:41 PM

R-E-S-P-E-C-T is still holding strong at the Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin’s public visitations after her death in August. A new exhibit dedicated to the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin opens to the public today at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Billed as “Think:...

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Ford plans to turn vacant train station into a haunted house this Halloween season

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 10:39 AM

For more than 30 years, Michigan Central Station sat vacant, eerily standing guard overlooking Detroit's Corktown neighborhood. When Ford bought the train station this past summer — for the recently disclosed price of $90 million — many Detroiters were excited at the possibility that the building's beautiful Beaux-Arts architecture...

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Hi-tech TopGolf is coming to Auburn Hills this winter

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 11:20 AM

The latest sensation that's sweeping the nation is Topgolf, a high-tech driving range. The Dallas-based company plans to open its 51st location in Michigan this winter. The gist of it this: Players whack golf balls embedded with microchips at targets, relaxing in a full-service booth area while a computer...

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Kayne West runs Yeezy ad on front page of Detroit newspapers

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 12:31 PM

If you stopped at your local bodega, gas station, or coffee shop this morning expecting to get your daily dose of news via the appropriately named newspapers, you may have noticed the words "We Love" written in 11 different languages. A powerful political statement? A call for unity...

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