Thursday, October 31, 2019

New book looks at haunted Michigan sites that you can visit

Posted By on Thu, Oct 31, 2019 at 12:11 PM

In recent years, the owners of places like Westland’s former Eloise psychiatric asylum and Ypsilanti’s Michigan Firehouse Museum have embraced their buildings’ alleged haunted histories, hosting spooky tours and ghost-hunting expeditions. That’s also the spirit behind Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces, a new book by Michigan authors Jon...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

'Washington Post' editor Steve Luxenberg brings history of Plessy v. Ferguson to Detroit Public Library

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 5:16 PM

In Steve Luxenberg’s latest book, the award-winning author and associate editor at The Washington Post examines the landmark 1896 case which led to the implementation of oppressive Jim Crow legislation. Described by The New York Times as an “elegant history” of the country’s path from emancipation to segregation, Separate:...

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Goat Boy and comedian Jim Breuer will bring PG-13 humor to Detroit's Sound Board

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 4:35 PM

Comedian Jim Breuer is cleaning up his act. The self-proclaimed “world’s biggest Metallica fan,” a former Saturday Night Live cast member, and the squinty-eyed munchy-listing dude from Dave Chappelle’s stoner cult comedy, Half Baked, Breuer is taking the path less traveled for the latest incarnation of his stand-up aesthetic....

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The Joffrey Ballet goes to outer space and beyond at the Detroit Opera House

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 12:34 PM

The Michigan Opera Theatre presents Chicago’s renowned Joffrey Ballet company performing Beyond the Shore, which features works by Liam Scarlett, Nicolás Blanc, and Alexander Ekman, three of Europe’s most in-demand choreographers. While the musical may be classical, the themes are out of this world. For Blanc’s title piece, dancers...

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Artist Sam Durant looks at moments of 'Iconoclasm' throughout history in Library Street Collective exhibition

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 30, 2019 at 10:39 AM

There is perhaps no more of a visually dramatic marker of the clash of cultures and the end of eras than the destruction of monuments — from the toppling of the Column Vendôme in Paris in 1871 in the aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, to the U.S. troops toppling...

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Oh, good. Comedian and serial jerker Louis C.K. quietly announces metro Detroit dates amid #MeToo allegations

Posted By on Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 11:37 AM

The latest comeback nobody asked for is that of comedian Louis C.K., who is quietly rolling out tour dates without a social media presence after being publicly accused of masturbating in front of female writers and comics. In an email sent to fans, C.K. announced the details of a 14-city...

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Ferndale's Catfé Lounge announces paw-some expansion to allow for retail and more cats

Posted By on Fri, Oct 25, 2019 at 1:43 PM

One of Ferndale’s furriest cafes is getting an upgrade, and it's the cat’s meow. Serving as metro Detroit’s only cat cafe, Ferndale's Catfé Lounge has recently made its way into a new space on 817 Livernois St., making room for more coffee, snacks, and most importantly, more cats. Now taking...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda will do BFF things at Detroit's Fox Theatre and we're not worthy

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:50 PM

The term “iconic duo” does little justice to the most beautiful, perfect, and pure feminist friendship in Hollywood and beyond. As eccentric divorcees and vibrator entrepreneurs on-screen, and prolific feminists and legendary besties off-screen, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin’s friendship is a goddamn fairy-tale. The stars of the beloved...

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Jack White and Alice Cooper join Kirk Gibson to raise money for Parkinson's at Detroit's Shinola Hotel

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 12:35 PM

OK — if we were to tell you that hometown heathen Alice Cooper and Detroit’s very own patron saint of guitar music Jack White were in a room together on Devil’s Night in the Motor City, it would be safe to assume it was for a satanic music collab, likely...

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Author and founder of anti-gun violence movement Moms Demand Action to visit Detroit's Pages Bookshop

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 11:42 AM

Of all the issues being tackled on the crowded presidential Democratic debate stage, it’s the topic of gun control that seems to be one of the only things the candidates agree is of the utmost importance. Shannon Watts, a mother of five and founder of Moms Demand Action, is...

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