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Friday, September 21, 2018

Heidelberg Project announces new headquarters plans

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:49 AM

We now know more details about Tyree Guyton's long-promised "Heidelberg 3.0" phase of his 30-plus year Heidelberg Project. After getting forced out of his Midtown studio last year, Guyton is now moving to a new location closer to his outdoor art installation. The new headquarters will be relocated to a...

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Artist gives potholes a mosaic makeover at Eastern Market

Posted By on Fri, Sep 21, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Some people have taken measures into their own hands to remedy Michigan's crumbling infrastructure. Starting as far back as 2015, Hamtramck residents made news when they began planting flowers in the cities many crater-sized potholes. Just this year, a young man filled a local pothole with Lucky Charms cereal...

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hillberry Theatre presents two-week run of raunchy puppet musical 'Avenue Q'

Posted By on Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 1:00 AM

Boasting one of the most unique warnings in Broadway history, Avenue Q wants you to know that it is full of puppet sex — full-on puppet sex. The debaucherous “triple crown” (that’s best musical, best book, and best score) Tony Award-winning musical spins PBS into XXX territory. The show...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Memories as microfiction in Kat Gardiner’s 'Little Wonder'

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 10:30 AM

Follow your heart and your dreams will come true is a cutesy Hallmark sentiment. Follow your heart and your dreams will probably come crashing into a heap around you is the more realistic version, one that is achingly depicted in Detroit-based author Kat Gardiner’s debut collection of short fiction,...

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TED X Detroit includes a powerful roster of leaders and forward thinkers

Posted By on Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 9:49 AM

“Thanks for coming to my TED Talk” might be one of 2018’s most viral and esoteric memes, but all joking aside, this year’s TED X Detroit speakers have insight that will outlive social media sarcasm. A single-day event, TED X Detroit will spotlight some of the area’s leading creators,...

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Now’s your chance to see Murals in the Market artists paint the town

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 2:34 PM

And they’re off. The fourth annual Murals in the Market — recently ranked one of the world’s top five mural festivals by Smithsonian magazine — kicked off last Wednesday, with more than 50 local and international muralists creating a brand new set of pieces throughout Eastern Market. This week,...

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Keegan-Michael Key gives a lesson in Detroit slang

Posted By on Tue, Sep 18, 2018 at 1:47 PM

She says, "yo~tsu!" He says, "What up doe?" The Predator co-stars Olivia Munn and Keegan-Michael Key give a lesson in slang words in a new clip for Vanity Fair's "Slang School" series. For Munn, it's Japanese she picked up while growing up on an air base in Tokyo. For Key,...

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Review: The story of 'White Boy Rick' is big — maybe too big

Posted By on Fri, Sep 14, 2018 at 8:41 AM

Richard Wershe Jr., better known as “White Boy Rick,” had been largely forgotten until a 2014 magazine article reacquainted many with the strange tale of the Detroit boy who, in the mid-1980s, became a drug kingpin and FBI informant before reaching the ripe age of 16. But Detroiters never forgot....

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Annual Tour de Troit rolls through iconic Detroit neighborhoods this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 4:58 PM

There is power in numbers and when it comes to the annual Tour de Troit event, the number is more than 5,000 expected wheeled participants with a to-date total of $250,000 raised to aid in the development of urban greenways and to promote bicycle safety in Detroit. Saturday, Sept. 15, Tour...

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DIA hosts free festival celebrating Taiwan ahead of Asian gallery expansion

Posted By on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 10:22 AM

On any given day the Detroit Institute of Art is transportive. In a series of special events leading up to the museum’s unveiling of its newly expanded Asian art galleries in November, the DIA will host a free two-day Taiwan festival to give gallery-goers another stamp in their passport....

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