Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Terry Crews brought to tears by Detroit Youth Choir's performance on 'America's Got Talent'

Posted By on Wed, Jun 19, 2019 at 12:23 PM

During Tuesday’s episode of America’s Got Talent, host Terry Crews was moved to tears by the Detroit Youth Choir’s performance. The choir, led by director Anthony White, performed a rendition of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Can’t Hold Us,” which included rapping and choreography, putting on a show that deviated...

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Review: In the end, Jim Jarmusch's satiric 'Dead Don't Die' is another mindless zombie film

Posted By on Mon, Jun 17, 2019 at 5:15 PM

Turning on the relatably apocalyptic notion that the Earth has tilted off its axis, reanimating our bygone foes and loved ones, The Dead Don’t Die seeks to make soft satire of our present. A zombie film alternatively too coy and too obvious for its own good, watching it feels...

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Friday, June 14, 2019

Review: 'The Souvenir' looks at a past love with 20/20 vision

Posted By on Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 4:20 PM

Most movies about young people make some showcase of their characters discovering their own exceptionalism, their narrative structure revolving around their being anointed as special and unique. The implication is almost religious in its suggested faith; it’s that all is within reach, that if we (for we're typically invited...

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You can now use 'Metro Times' to find Detroit area movie times

Posted By on Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 1:45 PM

Here's some great news for Metro Times readers who love movies: We've partnered with Fandango to bring local film times, movie trailers, and other information onto our website. You can find it all by hovering your mouse over the "Arts & Culture" tab on the navigation bar at the top...

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Controversial 'Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello' exhibit will wrap in Detroit with lecture from historian Annette Gordon-Reed

Posted By on Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 10:19 AM

A controversial exhibit that focuses on the lives and legacies of six enslaved Black families at Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia plantation will close on June 22, capping a three-month run at Detroit's Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty will end with a...

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Gisela McDaniel confronts sexual trauma and inspires empowerment in striking exhibition at Playground Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Jun 13, 2019 at 10:17 AM

For the past three years, Detroit-based artist, Gisela McDaniel, has retold her multiple experiences with sexual trauma almost every time she's picked up a paintbrush. But she did so willingly, as part of her debut solo exhibition Lush P(r)ose — which debuts at Playground Detroit on Saturday, June 15...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Less is more at Detroit Artist Market's ‘Thank You, Mies’ exhibition

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 4:48 PM

Many creatives live by the mantra made popular by German-American architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: “Less is more.” Heeding the call for minimalism while also challenging big ideas with refined executions are the 20 Detroit-area artists whose work is included in Thank You, Mies. The group exhibit, hosted...

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Former Tigers' pitcher Mickey Lolich joins writer Tom Gage for book signing at DIA

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 4:43 PM

There are few moments in major league history as celebrated as the 1968 World Series during which the Detroit Tigers beat the St. Louis Cardinals in a dramatic seven games. Even more than the victory itself, it’s the team’s journey to the championship that might be the most thrilling, which...

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Detroit's Brother Son prepares to drop some ‘Goodies’ at El Club

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 4:28 PM

On Young & Pretty — the 2017 debut record from Brother Son — the Detroit foursome channeled the foot-stomping retro-rock of bands like the Sam Roberts Band and the vocal affectation of Alabama Shakes. Where Young & Pretty tackled everything from rock ’n’ roll, daddy issues, and the friend...

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'Play Ball!' returns to the DIA to celebrate the history of the Detroit Tigers

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 3:48 PM

It’s back. Just in time to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Detroit Tigers’ 1984 World Series championship, the DIA will once again look at baseball culture through the lens of an art history museum. This year’s exhibition explores the evolution of America’s pastime with a special focus on...

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