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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Detroit's Corktown will shine during 4th annual sprawling Corktown Aglow event

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 1:39 PM

The holidays are sweeping through one of Detroit’s most popular destination neighborhoods a wee bit early this year, thanks to the fourth annual Corktown Aglow. The single-day, family-friendly celebration invites folks to take advantage of discounts and specials offered by Corktown’s independent retailers, restaurants, and bars — with free...

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Performance artist and MacArthur Genius Taylor Mac brings 'Holiday Sauce' to Ann Arbor

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:16 PM

Taylor Mac is not your run-of-the-mill drag queen. For the 46-year-old playwright and performance artist, the pageantry is nothing without challenging his audience to consider existing another way, even if it means feeling uncomfortable. Take, for example, the queer prom portion of his 24-hour-long marathon stage show (which sometimes...

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Take a trip down Candy Cane Lane with the return of Cirque Dreams Holidaze to Detroit's Fox Theatre

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 11:53 AM

If there were ever a time to get freaky, it’s the holidays. Spinning, flipping, dashing, and dancing through Detroit, once again, is Cirque Dreams Holidaze — part musical theater, part Vegas-drenched acid trip, where visions of sugarplums dance in proximity to your head. The performance hosts 20 acts, with...

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Score! Detroit City FC is officially a pro soccer team

Posted By on Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 2:03 PM

Detroit City FC — the Motor City's scrappy, grassroots soccer team — finally made it to the big leagues. The team officially joined the National Independent Soccer Association Division III league on Wednesday. "It represents an unimaginable progression that has involved too many people to count — one that...

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Jamon Jordan teaches the hidden Black histories of Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 6:36 PM

In 1999, Jamon Jordan became a public school teacher. Twenty years later, he’s a different kind of educator, leading tours about African-American history in Detroit on topics ranging from slavery to Motown. As a social studies teacher at schools in and around Detroit, Jordan noticed that the curriculum often...

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Calling all loners, all rebels — 'Pee-wee's Big Adventure' is coming to Detroit with Pee-wee creator Paul Reubens

Posted By on Tue, Dec 10, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Heard any good jokes lately? Though he may be funny, this is not a joke: Paul Reubens, aka Pee-wee Herman, is coming to Detroit for yet another adventure. The creator of the quirky, subversive and, at times, surrealist world his equally offbeat character Pee-wee inhabits, Reubens announced Tuesday that he...

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Don't forget the block

Posted By on Fri, Dec 6, 2019 at 4:28 PM

As we move through the holiday season into the new year, there is much to enjoy and think about: family, friends and fellowship. This is the time to share stories, laughter, food, gifts, and to entertain the children and indulge the elders, visit loved ones, and remember the ones...

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Cue the jingle bells — Noel Night to set Midtown Detroit aglow for 47th year

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

It’s easy to be a bit of a whiny little Grinch this time of year. Out-of-town relatives, credit card maximization, and, the ultimate trigger, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas” on rotation everywhere you go. But there are some things, like Detroit’s Noel Night, that embody the holiday...

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

It’s nipply, er, nippy out, which means it’s time to watch ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ at Detroit’s Redford Theatre

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 12:50 PM

Two words: Randy Quaid. That’s it. That’s the blurb. No, but really, Quaid’s portrayal of Cousin Eddie, the unfiltered, trailer-dwelling, black sheep of the Griswold clan, provides some of the greatest moments in all of the National Lampoon vacation movies, but shines especially bright, er, dim, in the franchise’s...

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All that glitters is glitter at the weekend-long Detroit Urban Craft Fair which returns to the Masonic Temple

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Posted By on Thu, Dec 5, 2019 at 12:39 PM

If idle hands are the devil’s playthings, does that mean the busy hands of the many makers at this year’s Detroit Urban Craft Fair are, like, fleshy little holiday angels? Sew many crafts, sew little time is the name of the game for Michigan’s longest-running indie craft bazaar. Now...

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