Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Palmer Park Art Fair is returning this weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 30, 2019 at 3:04 PM

After a brief disappearance, the Palmer Park Art Fair is celebrating its fifth year back. Alongside a new tent featuring an art exchange with the Louisiana Crafts Guild, there will be both juried and emerging artists’ work on display in dozens of tents. Additionally, there is a new authors...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hardcore Boston outfit Pile heads to Trumbullplex with biting new record

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Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 2:59 PM

Leave it to Boston-based hardcore mainstay Pile to tackle the Cheeto-in-Chief’s puppet master and the true evil behind the immigration policies that have been separating children from their parents at the border — white nationalist Stephen Miller. “From a long line of translucent lizards comes our boy Stephen/ That...

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Detroit's Women of Comedy Festival returns to Hamtramck's Planet Ant

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Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 2:53 PM

It’s no secret that the late comedian and Saturday Night Live star John Belushi openly despised women comedians and, as recently as 2007, writer Christopher Hitchens penned an essay titled “Why Women Aren’t Funny” for Vanity Fair in which he claimed that there are “more terrible female comedians than...

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Celebrate the superior species at Tangent Gallery's Cat Mania event

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Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 2:36 PM

It has been said that our furry feline friends have nine lives to spare. But what if you had the opportunity to extend each of those nine lives so that kitties can continue their path to world domination such as catnip legalization, strict declawing regulation, and mandatory petting breaks....

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Matthew Eaton's solo exhibition explores transformation at Ferndale's M Contemporary Art

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Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 2:28 PM

While the word “metamorphosis” may call to mind images of a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis or major high school reunion glow-ups, artist Matthew Eaton is focused on the lesser witnessed process. Eaton’s pop-up solo exhibition Meta / Morphic acts as an interpretation of the patterns found in “the...

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Art, film, and extreme sports will be featured during the OURS Film Fest at the Senate Theater

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Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 11:46 AM

The historic Senate Theater in Detroit is having a bit of a moment. The revitalized home to the world’s eighth-largest Wurlitzer pipe organ, appropriately named the “Mighty Wurlitzer,” has been expanding its programming to engage the community, film buffs, history freaks, and beyond, as well as fun AF fundraisers...

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Author and legendary concert promoter Fran Belkin will pay a visit to Third Man Records

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Posted By on Tue, May 28, 2019 at 3:50 PM

Fact: There are many unsung heroes in the music business. From the folks making shit sound pitch perfect from behind the soundboards to tour managers that make sure that (name of crazy unreliable rock star here) gets to the gig on time and in one piece, as well as...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Michigan native brings international film festival to Idlewild

Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2019 at 5:26 PM

Award-winning filmmaker Tinisha Brugnone is organizing an international film festival that will take place in the historic African-American community of Idlewild. The festival will take place outdoors on Aug. 23 to Aug. 25, at the Paradise Lake Festival Grounds. “I love diverse stories and I love learning about other...

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Stacey Steers' 'Night Hunter' is part of a spooky multimedia show at Detroit's K.OSS Contemporary Art Gallery

Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2019 at 3:45 PM

It took Colorado-based artist Stacey Steers four years to complete the 4,000 handmade collages that make up the unsettling 16-minute-long stop-motion animation of Night Hunter. The silent film pairs silent film star Lillian Gish and explores the feminine role within domesticity but with creepy eggs, bugs, bats, and snakes...

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'Orpheus in the Underworld' is a 'hilarious romp through Heaven and Hell' at Detroit's Jam Handy

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Posted By on Wed, May 22, 2019 at 3:36 PM

A lot has changed since Jacques Offenbach debuted his operetta, Orphée aux enfers, in 1858. For one, smallpox has been eradicated, so that’s cool. Here to catch us up to speed with camp and comedy is the Opera MODO’s production of Orpheus in the Underworld. Billed as a “hilarious...

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