Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Detroit's demented masquerade, Theatre Bizarre, pushed to 2022

Posted By on Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 4:42 PM

If there were ever a time for us to beg for a good old fashioned choking and/or fisting by Satan, now would be it because the greatest masquerade on Earth, better known as Theatre Bizarre, is officially canceled for the second year in a row. According to a post...

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Salute to America returns to Greenfield Village for multi-day Fourth of July celebration

Posted By on Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 3:05 PM

Though it may not seem like America deserves a celebration after the events of the last year (who could forget the insurrection, or maskless gun-wielding MAGA folks wanting haircuts or, like, Rudy Giuliani?) but the truth is we have more than earned it (fearless frontline workers, anyone?). Greenfield Village...

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Glenlore Trails in Commerce Twp. returns with immersive summer expedition

Posted By on Tue, Jun 29, 2021 at 3:05 PM

Lights, camera, expedition. Glenlore Trails — an interactive, family-friendly hiking trail in Commerce Township outfitted with trippy lights, projections, and creatures — is getting in on the summer fun with a new iteration of the popular family-friendly attraction. The experience is the brainchild of Bluewater Technologies, a company that...

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Big Sean rereleases ‘Finally Famous’ to celebrate 10th anniversary of debut album

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 11:06 AM

Big Sean takes it all the way back to Tisa caps and POW chains to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of his debut album, Finally Famous. The Detroit rapper announced the rerelease in a five-minute long Instagram video, where he also reminisced on the impact the album had on his...

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Why Sarah Raymore founded Detroit and Seattle's BabexHouse, a QTBIPOC artist solidarity organization

Posted By on Fri, Jun 25, 2021 at 10:03 AM

Black transgender and genderqueer people have disproportionately high levels of unemployment, homelessness, and extreme poverty. Many are physically or sexually assaulted, and often have had poor experiences with healthcare providers. Black trans and queer people are violently oppressed everywhere, and Detroit is no exception. Black trans women in Detroit...

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Thursday, June 24, 2021

The Detroit Jazz Festival plans for live audience in 2021

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 3:55 PM

Labor Day weekend will be a lot more lively as the Detroit Jazz Festival returns to downtown with in-person audiences. The COVID-19 pandemic caused the annual affair to go virtual in 2020, but now organizers say they are thrilled to bring audiences into Hart Plaza and Campus Martius. “Overall,...

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Michigan Opera Theatre brings music to Detroit parks

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 2:31 PM

The Michigan Opera Theatre and the City of Detroit have teamed up to bring music to local neighborhoods and parks. The Michigan Opera Theatre’s touring ensemble will perform free, hourlong sets throughout the summer as a part of the Opera in the Park series. The performances mix a variety...

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You can celebrate Southeast Michigan's watersheds on National Canoe and Kayak Day on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 11:06 AM

David Howell, chair of the board of the Friends of the Detroit River, says it was rare to see kayakers on the Detroit River when he first moved here 20 years ago. Now, he says, it's rare not to see kayakers on a summer day. “This is a recreational...

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The first of two immersive van Gogh events kicks off at Detroit's TCF Center

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Posted By on Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 9:09 AM

Remember back in April when we announced a confusing number of similar immersive events celebrating the life and work of Vincent van Gogh headed to Detroit and y’all kept yelling at us for not clarifying the difference between the competing projection-based events? Now that we’ve all chilled out, it’s...

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Lesbian Social creates a safe nightlife space in downtown Detroit

Posted By on Wed, Jun 23, 2021 at 5:10 PM

When Chelcea Stowers noticed a lack of quality lesbian nightlife events in Detroit, she decided to take matters into her own hands. In 2017, the photographer created Lesbian Social, a pop-up party with hopes to create a safe space for lesbian women downtown. “I started with the hopes of...

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