Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Did you meet your true love using Metro Times' classified ads in the '80s and '90s? We want to know!

Posted By on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 at 6:01 PM

In the 1990s... were you a young, single white female into "alternative music, crazy times, passionate about life or people" and just looking for a young, single white male who was into the same? Or an attractive Black male professional bodybuilder seeking a "full figured & queen sized" white...

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Hamtramck's Independent Comedy Club to host Esteban Touma, who has some thoughts about squirrels

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Posted By on Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 9:14 AM

Alka Seltzer micro-doser, teacher, writer, and comedian Esteban Touma lost his damn mind when he first saw a squirrel. As a Palestinian and Latino immigrant from Ecuador, Touma had never seen a squirrel and assumed it was just a rat headed to prom. Touma, who became a U.S. citizen...

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Queen biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' will get the sing-along treatment at the Michigan Theater

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Posted By on Tue, Dec 31, 2019 at 9:04 AM

OK, so last year’s Academy Award-winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody may not be one of our favorites (we prefer Todd Haynes’ I’m Not There or Gary Busey in The Buddy Holly Story), but what the film managed to do was pretty remarkable. Not only is it the highest-grossing music...

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Cirque du Soleil's 'AXEL' is a rock 'n' roll circus headed to Detroit's Little Caesars Arena

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Posted By on Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 3:20 PM

Robotic dogs, lasers, figure skating, and the Bee Gees might sound like an ill-fated Xanadu reboot, but we assure you that is not the case. The latest — and 48th — spectacle to come from the creative masterminds of the Cirque du Soleil performance company is the story of...

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

King of Comedy, Cedric the Entertainer, heads to Detroit's Sound Board

Staff Pick

Posted By on Thu, Dec 26, 2019 at 1:09 PM

Before Tyler the Creator or Chance the Rapper, there was Cedric the Entertainer — one of The Original Kings of Comedy. Actor, voice actor, game show host, and comedian Cedric the Entertainer has been telling it like it is since he first appeared as the host of ComicView on...

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Friday, December 20, 2019

'The Hip Hop Nutcracker' turns tradition on its head at Detroit's Masonic Temple

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Posted By on Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 6:20 AM

For many, The Nutcracker, the 1892 ballet production set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s iconic score, conjures imagery of pristine ballerinas and elaborate costumes — pretty much whatever the opposite of break dancing is. Entering its sixth year is the Hip Hop Nutcracker, a community-centric remix of the holiday classic...

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In bloom — flower whisperer Anthony Ward heads to Detroit's Armageddon Beach Party and Tangent Gallery

Staff Pick

Posted By on Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 6:10 AM

In recent years, millennials have been credited with killing off once-popular chain restaurants, the pet food industry, big dairy, and, in New York City, public sex. One thing they are keeping alive, however, is plants — as in those oh-so-Instagrammable houseplants, flowers, succulents, orchids, Bonsai trees, you name it....

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Menorah in the D returns to Detroit's Campus Martius to kick off the Festival of Lights

Staff Pick

Posted By on Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 6:00 AM

For some cartoon-obsessed Millennial goys and girls — present company included — the story of Hanukkah was first learned through Nickelodeon’s Rugrats Hanukkah special, where the menorah was described as the “night light” for the Jewish people. Well, now Detroit gets its own giant night light. Entering its...

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Light stalking and entitled white men galore — 'Love Actually' gets midnight screenings in Royal Oak for Christmas

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 7:00 AM

It’s been 16 years since the very British holiday rom-com Love Actually had us sobbing over unrequited love and swooning over daring declarations of obsession along with the very strategic placement of Joni Mitchell songs. Well, suffice it to say, times have changed, and so has the lens through...

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Transportation activist group Motor City Freedom Riders celebrates 5th anniversary with fundraiser at Anchor Bar

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 5:06 PM

Five years ago, a group of public-transit activists took to the streets, marching up Woodward Avenue with a demand for restoration of 24/7 bus service to the major thoroughfare. That group was the Motor City Freedom Riders, and though the route was restored, their work is far from done....

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