Friday, June 28, 2019

Lily Tomlin to receive Lifetime Achievement Award during 15th annual Traverse City Film Festival

Posted By on Fri, Jun 28, 2019 at 11:07 AM

Everything is coming up lilies. Detroit-born actress and comedian Lily Tomlin will be honored with a lifetime achievement award at the 15th annual Traverse City Film Festival. The festival, which was founded by activist filmmaker Michael Moore, will take place July 30 through Aug. 4. Moore will present the award...

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

The best movie about a rug, 'The Big Lebowski,' heads to the Redford Theatre, man

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 2:21 PM

A word of warning — never ever call him Mr. Lebowski. It’s Duder, His Dudeness, El Duderino, or simply The Dude — and trust us, The Dude fucking abides. One of the most quoted, beloved, and whacked-out cinematic slacker misadventures of our time, The Big Lebowski ignited a joint...

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Corktown Cabaret promises burlesque under the stars at the Trumbull and Porter Hotel

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 2:16 PM

Roses are red, violets are blue, we’re feeling naughty, how about you? Producers behind the famed Dirty Show have partnered with the Trumbull and Porter Hotel to deliver the first in a series of tantalizing performances from some of metro Detroit’s most delectable dames. The previously rained out Corktown...

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Monday, June 24, 2019

The Detroit Podcast Festival returns for a second year

Posted By on Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 3:11 PM

The Detroit Podcast Festival returns for a second year to bring podcasting and storytelling events to venues and recording studios all around the city. The festival programming begins on Thursday, June 27, and will continue throughout the weekend. Co-producers Joy Mohammed and Erin Allen are expanding upon last year’s...

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

2019 Kresge Artist Fellows and Gilda Award recipients announced

Posted By on Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 4:56 PM

Kresge Arts in Detroit has named 18 Kresge Artist Fellows and two Gilda Award recipients. The Detroit-area artists will share a total amount of $460,000 in grants and awards. Kresge president Rip Rapson said in a press release that the crop of new fellows and awardees is “poised to...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Overthrow the empire with the original ‘Star Wars’ trilogy at the Redford Theatre

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 5:28 PM

In just six months, the latest trilogy in one of the most beloved space operas in the history of cinema will come to an end, and we are so not ready. But while we await the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — and pray to Obi-Wan...

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Hugh Jackman takes a stab at being ‘The Greatest Showman’ at Little Caesars Arena

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 5:25 PM

Get you an X-Man who can do both. Longtime Marvel mutant and Broadway star Hugh Jackman has revived his one-man show for a massive world tour accompanied by a live orchestra, vocalists, dancers, and special guests. The Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning slashy “Jack-man of all trades” will tap...

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Detroit River Days relocates and celebrates with Motown and a fleet of food trucks

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 5:11 PM

This year, the formal beginning of summer just so happens to fall on the start of Detroit River Days, which has served as the city’s summer kickoff for 12 years running. The 2019 iteration finds the weekend-long festival getting a bit of a makeover as it relocates to Detroit’s...

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Rock ‘n’ Rides will turn downtown Royal Oak into a dang carnival

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 5:06 PM

More than 20 local nonprofits and community organizations will benefit from this year’s inaugural Rock ’n’ Rides Royal Oak event. Touted as a family-friendly gathering, Rock ’n’ Rides will feature both rock and rides, and will kickstart the weekend by hosting a free community day where 1,500 local kids...

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Ford Fireworks amps up pyrotechnics for 61st annual showcase

Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 3:53 PM

Ford Fireworks is going above and beyond this year, literally. With this being its 61st year of celebration, the event — themed “Detroit. Ready! Set! Go!!” — will kick off in downtown Detroit at 9:55 p.m. on Monday, June 24, and will showcase a more vibrantly versatile display of...

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