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Monday, August 19, 2019

HGTV 'Rehab Addict' host Nicole Curtis named brand ambassador of Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon

Posted By on Mon, Aug 19, 2019 at 4:55 PM

HGTV's Rehab Addict host Nicole Curtis was named the official race ambassador for the Detroit Free Press/TCF Bank Marathon on Monday. As brand ambassador, Curtis will run the international half-marathon race in October, as well as attend press appearances and promote the race on social media prior to the...

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

You can celebrate the best things to love about Detroit at Metro Times’ Best of Detroit party this Saturday

Staff Pick

Posted By on Sat, Aug 17, 2019 at 4:00 AM

Case closed: the results are in for metro Detroit’s best businesses, restaurants, bars, music, and art, and now it’s time to celebrate. The competition is fierce but the hard work of metro Detroit’s best and brightest is reason enough to gorge on some of the hottest restaurants and coolest...

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Reggae artist Satta Don Dada to play 4-month residency at Detroit City Distillery

Posted By on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 5:07 PM

Local DJ Evan Glicker, also known by his stage name Satta Don Dada, played the first show of his four-month residency at Detroit City Distillery earlier this month. He says that he plans to bring in food pop-ups, have guest artists, and have nights where he focuses on certain subgenres...

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It looks like Detroit City FC is going pro after all

Posted By on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 2:04 PM

Congratulations, Le Rouge, you did it. Detroit City FC is now on track to join the new National Independent Soccer Association pro league, which kicks off in spring 2020. The announcement comes just weeks after DCFC's original plan to go pro imploded. DCFC had previously announced its intention to form...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New film charts rise of Detroit gay rights icon Jeffrey Montgomery

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 7:12 PM

Jeffrey Montgomery, a Detroit LGBTQ+ rights activist and public relations executive, is the focus of a new film titled America You Kill Me. Montgomery, who served as public relations director of Orchestra Hall and later the nationally broadcast Thanksgiving Day Parade, was not active in LGBTQ+ communities or their...

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Flint native’s new book focuses on value of business education

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 6:50 PM

When Flint native and University of Michigan alum Steve Mariotti began teaching underprivileged students business skills in New York City after leaving the corporate world, his view of the profession changed forever. Mariotti, who comes from a family of teachers, found himself granting agency to students who were once...

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37th annual African World Festival returns to Detroit for free 3-day celebration

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 5:51 PM

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is hosting the 37th annual African World Festival on Aug. 16-18. Sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund, Wayne State University, and more, the free event celebrates African diasporic culture. The festival will include a variety of food and shopping, featuring...

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Val Kilmer among celebrity guests at Michigan Comic Con at Cobo Center

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:39 PM

Arguably never before in history has there been a better time to be a nerd than right now. Superheroes are the norm, dressing up as a wizard is considered très chic, and dragons, as always, are really friggin’ cool. That being said, we don’t mind having multiple comic-centric events...

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Detroit artist Nico Rousselet goes full throttle with abstract paintings at Robert Kidd Gallery

Staff Pick

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:11 PM

Artist Nico Rousselet is, like, one degree of separation from Keanu Reeves and we can’t handle it. OK — so it’s actually Rousselet’s art that might be closer to Neo than we’ll ever be. He was commissioned by Reeves’ Arch Motorcycle Company, and it makes sense that his abstract,...

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High Times' Cannabis Cup heads to Detroit with Wu-Tang Clan — and you don't need a medical card to attend

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Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:04 PM

In the words of Bob Marley, “the High Times they are a-changin.’” OK, so maybe we’re only slightly stoned, but the rumors are true: You no longer have to be a registered card-holding medical marijuana patient to attend this year’s Cannabis Cup. In previous years, the High Times magazine...

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