Thursday, April 30, 2020

'Weird Al' to play Motor City turd Ted Nugent in Quibi's 'Reno 911!' reboot

Posted By on Thu, Apr 30, 2020 at 10:58 AM

Eleven years after the bumbling, incompetent, new boot goofin' sheriffs of Reno 911! turned in their badges, the gang is returning for a seventh season, which will include an appearance by "Weird Al" Yankovic as Ted Nugent. The Comedy Central mockumentary-style series, which was canceled in 2009 after six...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

The Kentucky Derby is going digital due to the coronavirus

Posted By on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 5:17 PM

This year’s Kentucky Derby has been postponed until September due to the coronavirus, but Woodward Reserve and Churchill Downs have announced a series of digital events on Saturday, May 2, the original date of the race. Throughout the day, the Kentucky Derby Museum will offer interactive virtual tours and...

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Detroit designer creates realistic face-sucking 'Alien' coronavirus mask

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 12:58 PM

If you're like us, you've used some of your, uh, newfound downtime to play a game where you are inevitably always in debt and do nothing but conduct hard labor for a family of Japanese raccoon dogs, re-binge The Office (U.S., duh), or, perhaps, revisit cinematic classics about being...

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Detroit's Science of Grief program goes virtual and global — with a focus on grief during coronavirus

Posted By on Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 11:49 AM

Monday’s daily death toll revealed that 946 people have died in Detroit since the coronavirus outbreak began to ravage the country last month, adding to the state-wide total of 3,407 COVID-19 deaths. Due to state-imposed social distancing measures and restrictions on gatherings of more than 10 people, funerals, memorials,...

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Michigan Gov. 'Smokeshow' Whitmer gets the 'Saturday Night Live' treatment

Posted By on Sun, Apr 26, 2020 at 11:23 AM

She's been attacked by Trump's Twitter finger, had protesters gather outside of her home in an event dubbed “Operation Queen's Castle,” and has made national headlines for both her response to the COVID-19 pandemic and for landing herself on Joe Biden's shortlist for vice president. She's Michigan Gov. Gretchen...

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Thursday, April 23, 2020

Will this costume protect me against coronavirus? I asked a scientist

Posted By on Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 4:58 PM

If it's done nothing else of any use to anyone, at least the coronavirus has caused people to get creative. With a worldwide lack of personal protective equipment leaving even medical professionals — let alone average Joes — vulnerable to catching the virus, people have been coming up with...

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Detroit's 2020 'Hair Wars' has been canceled due to the coronavirus

Posted By on Fri, Apr 17, 2020 at 4:10 PM

Hair Wars, Detroit's annual hair show, has been canceled. Yes, due to the coronavirus. The event was going to be held on Sunday, May 17 at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center. This year's event was going to be car-themed. Full refunds have been issued. Event organizer Hump...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Cinema Detroit receives $10,000 grant from filmmaker Ava DuVernay's nonprofit

Posted By on Wed, Apr 15, 2020 at 10:54 AM

The show will go on for one independent movie house in Detroit, thanks to Academy Award-nominated filmmaker and activist Ava DuVernay. Midtown's nonprofit Cinema Detroit has been awarded a $10,000 grant through DeVernay's Array Alliance foundation, part of its inaugural $250,000 initiative to support arts organizations that serve and foster...

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Six Feet of Distance, a new platform for Detroit art and social practice in the coronavirus age, launches

Posted By on Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 9:49 AM

Metro Times has partnered with other Detroit organizations to launch Six Feet of Distance, a new platform developed in response to the disruptions to daily life of the coronavirus pandemic. The new website "assembles a number of pre-existing online Detroit art + social practice projects in a way that...

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Gov. Whitmer deems Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy 'essential' workers, warns of possible austerity

Posted By on Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 10:17 AM

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and her dog, Kevin, a dog with a human name, issued a PSA to Michigan's children assuring them that though the coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the economy, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy are not subject to her executive order calling on all non-essential businesses...

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