Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Motor City Comic Con is the latest event to postpone due to the coronavirus crisis

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 12:44 PM

Dim the Bat-Signal, hang your invisibility cloaks, and deactivate your lightsabers. Another high-profile metro Detroit event has been extinguished in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, something that gives us major Stephen King's The Stand vibes. Motor City Comic Con announced Monday that it would be postponing its 31st iteration,...

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Metro Detroit native Kristen Bell to host Nickelodeon town hall to help kids cope with coronavirus

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 12:25 PM

Actress Kristen Bell is opening the door for kids who may be confused or concerned about the coronavirus epidemic and the many changes to their day to day lives as a result of COVID-19. The Huntington Woods native and Frozen star will host "#KidsTogether: The Nickelodeon Town Hall," which will...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

There's a raunchy buddy-cop comedy coming to Netflix next week — and it's set in Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 2:57 PM

Looking to join the ranks of great films set in the Motor City like RoboCop, True Romance, 8 Mile, and Only Lovers Left Alive is Coffee & Kareem, a new Netflix exclusive starring Ed Helms and Empire star and Golden Globe-winner Taraji P. Henson. OK — so, maybe this...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The 2020 Freep Film Festival postponed until December due to the coronavirus

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 4:49 PM

The 7th annual Freep Film Festival, which was originally scheduled for April 22-26, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers says the festival will now fall the first week of December, though an exact date is to be announced. “We need to keep the safety of our...

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Jesus take the wheel: A militant Christian with a YouTube account brings salvation (and possibly the coronavirus) to Hamtramck

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 2:25 PM

A recent article by the Harvard Business Review identifies the collective discomfort we are feeling amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic as a series of griefs. While some of the losses are obvious, like routine, normalcy, social activity, and adventure, grief expert David Kessler also says a lot of what...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

The 58th annual Ann Arbor Film Fest will stream all of its films for free due to coronavirus

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 11:52 AM

Who needs film when you have real life? We’re living in the dire days of cinematically apocalyptic scenes of emptied store shelves, ordinary people wearing medical masks, abandoned public spaces. Well, OK. Maybe we need independent cinema more than ever, which is why the 58th annual Ann Arbor Film Fest...

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Comedians Tim Robinson and Sam Richardson donate to Hamtramck's community theatre Planet Ant due to coronavirus closure

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 12:59 PM

The heart of just about every sketch on I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson — the Netflix series created by the native Detroit comedian and former SNL cast member — is a bad decision. One sketch finds Robinson at a dinner with some friends and a fictitious celebrity....

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Some words of wisdom from Detroit's Celebrity Car Wash to help you weather the coronavirus

Posted By on Mon, Mar 16, 2020 at 11:23 AM

For more than a decade, Detroit's Celebrity Car Wash has been known for the uplifting messages on its sign at 8651 Woodward Ave., so it's no surprise that it's stepped up during the coronavirus pandemic, the viral outbreak which has caused mass disruptions around the world. This week, the...

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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Here's what our astrologist says about the coronavirus

Posted By on Sun, Mar 15, 2020 at 12:00 PM

This week’s Horoscopes are coming out under the light of a Void-of-Course Sagittarius Moon. The Moon will remain in that state until it enters Capricorn at 12:25 p.m. (EST) on March 16. Mercury entered Pisces in the wee hours of Monday morning, and we’re coming up on the Spring...

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Dance Theatre of Harlem to perform the music of Stevie Wonder at Detroit Opera House

Posted By on Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 2:03 PM

Update: This event has been canceled/postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The Dance Theatre of Harlem’s premiere at the Detroit Opera House will be performed to the music of Motown’s own Stevie Wonder. The piece, entitled “Higher Ground,” features new work from DTH’s resident choreographer Robert Garland. The work “explores political parallels between the 1970s and...

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