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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Actor Jeff Daniels and Detroit's Dominique Morisseau receive Tony Award nominations

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 2:03 PM

A far cry from his Dumb and Dumber explosive diarrhea days, actor Jeff Daniels has landed his third Tony Award nomination. The Tony Awards announced its list of nominations for 2019 which include Michigan's Daniels, who is a contender for best actor in a leading role for his performance...

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Judge orders Michigan's GOP-led House and Senate to redraw gerrymandered districts before 2020

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 4:17 PM

A panel of federal judges just ruled that Michigan's Republican-led House and Senate must redraw the state's legislative and congressional districts in time for the 2020 election. The lawsuit was brought by Democrats and the nonpartisan League of Women Voters. No shocker here. The maps were so obviously rigged in favor...

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Strap in — Chelsea Handler's sit-down comedy tour will pay a visit to Detroit's Fillmore

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Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Comedian and writer Chelsea Handler has pretty much built a career on oversharing. For more than 15 years, Handler has provided her brand of celeb commentary and heavy doses of TMI as the host of a slew of late-night talk shows, and has gone full tilt in many a...

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Detroit public school students to showcase art in annual exhibition at DIA

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Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 2:15 PM

For those who may be in doubt that children are the future, or could use a surge of inspiration, welcome back Detroit Public Schools Community District Student Exhibition, which is returning for its 82nd year. Despite Secretary of Education Cruella DeVos’ villainous attempt to cut educational budgets and thereby...

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Redford Theatre, Artist Village Detroit will throw a Prince-themed bash on Friday

Posted By on Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 12:43 PM

  It's hard to believe the world has gone three years without the artist formerly known as Prince. But on Friday, Detroit's Old Redford neighborhood is throwing a Prince-themed bash to help get us through this thing called life. At 8 p.m., the Redford Theatre will screen Prince's 1984 classic...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Yas, girl — the annual all-women Venus Rising art exhibition returns to Tangent Gallery

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Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 6:10 PM

Identifying as a woman has never been so liberating as it is now. Who would have thought pussy-grabbin’ Trump could bring us closer together, and even closer to achieving our goal of eternal international girl power? The folks behind the Venus Rising Art Show have been championing this very...

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Trevor Noah of 'The Daily Show' will return to stand-up roots with 2 Detroit sets

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Posted By on Wed, Apr 24, 2019 at 9:58 AM

Last year, Trevor Noah compared President Donald Trump to cancer during the inaugural Barbara Berlanti Heroes Gala benefitting Fuck Cancer. Also in 2018, Noah landed a role in the record-breaking Marvel blockbuster Black Panther. OK, so The Daily Show host may not have yet gotten any real facetime on the...

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Will the real Slim Shady please stan up? Merriam-Webster adds Eminem-inspired word

Posted By on Tue, Apr 23, 2019 at 5:05 PM

Queue up some Dido, Eminem has a stan in Merriam-Webster's dictionary. Well, sort of. Not only did Detroit's Slim Shady celebrate 11 years of sobriety this week, but he has also, indirectly, been immortalized in the annals of the online word authority. Merriam-Webster's dictionary on Tuesday announced the addition...

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Friday, April 19, 2019

From Bulgaria to Detroit, artist Dessi Terzieva debuts nostalgic exhibition, 'Proof of Identity'

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 6:30 PM

It's been a whirlwind year for Detroit-based artist and *Paid Actor founder Dessislava Terzieva. Shortly after the debut of her Fidana exhibition last year, a multimedia exploration of the "absurd and obscure," Terzieva returned to her hometown of Sofia, Bulgaria, to fulfill an artist residency which drove her to...

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