Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Extras wanted for Steven Soderbergh's new film set in 1950s Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 4:55 PM

If you’re an actor living in the Detroit area, it might be your time to shine. Steven Soderbergh, who once shot Out of Sight in the D, will be shooting his next film here as well — and he’s on the search for extras. The film, called Kill Switch,...

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Ready for your closeup? Detroit's Redford Theatre to host screening of 'Sunset Boulevard'

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:40 PM

You’re in a safe space, folks. With Oscar season behind us, it’s finally OK to admit that we might have a pretty extensive list of classic, must-see films that we just haven’t made time for, because, well, sometimes it’s just easier to re-watch Frasier for the 1,000th time. Anyway,...

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Find your missing ink at the 25th annual Motor City Tattoo Expo

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:38 PM

According to a 2018 survey, more than 46% of Americans have at least one tattoo — be it a regretful past lover’s name, a tribal armband, or a mishmash of Chinese characters that absolutely do not translate to “serenity.” Or, maybe you’ve spent the equivalent of a down payment...

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The cars of 'Ford v Ferrari' will take center stage at the 68th annual Autorama in Detroit

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:36 PM

Last year, Autorama organizers pulled the plug on a scheduled vehicular stunt involving Michigander Burt Reynolds’ black-and-gold 1977 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am from his Smokey and the Bandit days. It had nothing to do with danger, but everything to do with the car’s affiliation with Confederate flag imagery. For...

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The 33rd Annual Erotic Poetry and Music Festival returns to Detroit's Tangent Gallery to make us blush

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Posted By on Wed, Feb 26, 2020 at 1:31 PM

In 1924 at the age of 19, celebrated Chilean poet Pablo Neruda published Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair. The collection, arguably his most beloved, includes a poem titled “Every Day You Play,” during which Neruda writes, “I want to do with you what spring does with...

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Monday, February 24, 2020

John Cusack to visit Detroit for 'Grosse Pointe Blank' screening at Freep Film Festival

Posted By on Mon, Feb 24, 2020 at 5:26 PM

Sometimes a hitman just wants to go back to his hometown and ask a girl out. John Cusack will visit the Masonic Cathedral Theatre on Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m. for a screening of Grosse Pointe Blank. In the film, Cusack plays a hitman who returns home to...

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Professor Rashid Khalidi to visit Dearborn to discuss 'One Hundred Years' War on Palestine'

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Posted By on Sun, Feb 23, 2020 at 7:00 AM

Last month, Rashid Khalidi, a professor of modern Arab studies at Columbia University and the world’s foremost academic authority on Palestinian history, identity, and nationalism, released his seventh book, The One Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917-2017. The book’s release coincided with...

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Artists nationwide are invited to submit proposals for a sculpture to be placed outside TCF Center

Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 5:20 PM

The Detroit Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship and the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority Art Foundation are calling for artists nationwide to submit proposals for a large-scale public sculpture to be placed in front of the entrance at TCF Center. Artists are invited to submit concepts for a permanent...

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Artist Angela Glajcar creates trippy, otherworldly works of art using just torn paper K.OSS Contemporary Art

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Posted By on Fri, Feb 21, 2020 at 11:28 AM

German artist Angela Glajcar creates seemingly massive otherworldly environments in My Silence Is My Self Defense using just hand-torn paper, light, and space. It’s a technique Glajcar calls “terforation,” a portmanteau of “terra” (earth) and “perforation” (hole). The resulting work feels akin to peering deep into the depths of...

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

The recession never ended in these Michigan communities

Posted By on Thu, Feb 20, 2020 at 11:36 AM

It's 2020, a full 13 years after the Great Recession, and we're still talking about it here in Michigan. Despite President Donald Trump's repeated claims that the economy is strong, many people are still struggling — raising the question, "strong for whom?" While the adjusted gross income nearly increased...

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