Thursday, January 31, 2019

Spooky Detroit event will honor the occultist Cagliostro

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 11:56 AM

To honor the 50th anniversary of the death of great occultist Cagliostro, his “allegedly” haunted 19th-century rectory is opening its doors for a free night of conjuring and congregating. The one-night event Cagliostro: A Haunted Exhibition will transform the Rectory into a gallery space which will feature spooky and...

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MOCAD unveils winter exhibitions with visual stories from France, Miami, and Southeast Michigan

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Posted By on Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 7:00 AM

This year’s group exhibitions deliver works from all over the world and from our very own backyard. From the south of France, Unfurled: Supports/Surfaces showcases work by more than 14 artists created during 1966 through 1976 while the country endured social upheaval. Parallels and Peripheries, an ongoing series originating in...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Dwight Schrute, aka Rainn Wilson, is coming to Motor City Comic Con

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 3:50 PM

When it comes to sitcom characters, few can evoke the level of irritating endearment as The Office's Dwight Schrute, the hopelessly naïve wise-ass and Assistant to the Regional Manager at Dunder Mifflin. The character, played by Rainn Wilson, has become permanently embedded into fans' memories for his devastating center-part and...

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Detroit's Fyre Festival LARP already got banned from Belle Isle, is now even more like actual Fyre Festival

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 2:42 PM

When you associate an event with the infamous failed Fyre Festival, it's bound to encounter some roadblocks — and it looks like the previously reported Fyre Festival LARP tentatively scheduled to take place on Detroit's Belle Isle is almost instantly off to a rocky start. In fact, it's already appropriately...

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Bueller? Bueller? Emerald Theatre Brew and View revisits 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'

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Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM

For a screenplay that was written in just six days after a one-sentence pitch with a cast of virtual unknowns, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off became the first cinematic how-to guide to playing hooky — not to mention a sightseeing trip through the Windy City. The 1986 John Hughes comedy starring...

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Minimalist synth lord John Maus returns to Detroit with 'Addendum'

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Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 2:00 PM

While a button-up dress shirt, slacks, and a shaggy head of hair might not scream untamed experimental synth performer, John Maus defies his uniform. His wildly expressive, hypogenic, pop-laced, Ian Curtis-esque live performances and his shimmering synth catharsis has helped the 38-year-old forge a cult following. His latest tour...

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Special needs artists shine in 'Mirror, Mirror' exhibition at CCS

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Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Since 1994, the Friendship Circle has provided inclusive social and creative opportunities for special needs adults in search of a platform to express themselves. An extension of the organization’s art programming, which also includes restaurant skills and bakery training, is Friendship Circle Soul Studio — which will post up at...

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Friends of late musician Johnathan Gogoleski raise money for suicide survivors

Posted By on Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 9:32 AM

Johnathan Gogoleski was the type of musician who could play most any instrument he picked up, and his influences ranged from Black Sabbath to Pink Floyd to Elvis. In fact, as a kid, he used to go to school dressed up as Elvis, and in recent years took the...

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Yes — a Fyre Festival LARP on Detroit's Belle Isle is being planned

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2019 at 7:33 PM

Updated on 2:44 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 30: The event has officially been banned from Belle Isle. But the producers say the show will go on at a new location. Updated on 7:33 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29: This post has been updated with comments from the Department of...

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Monday, January 28, 2019

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