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Thursday, July 1, 2021

John E. Lawrence to host free jazz concert series at Ypsilanti's Frog Island Park

Posted By on Thu, Jul 1, 2021 at 10:19 AM

Fact: We could all use a bit more jazz in our lives. Thankfully, guitarist, recording artist, and retired instructor John E. Lawrence is bringing the jazz to Ypsi with the Ypsilanti Frog Island Jazz Series. The free concert series kicks off with a performance by Rayse Biggs, who has...

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

National Geographic’s Aretha Franklin series to premiere at Detroit’s drive-in theatre with free screening on 313 Day

Posted By on Tue, Mar 9, 2021 at 3:20 PM

National Geographic's forthcoming Aretha Franklin biopic is set for a multi-city world premiere this week, and of course it would be remiss to not include Franklin's hometown. National Geographic’s Genius: Aretha will premiere in Detroit at the Bedrock's Monroe Street Drive-In Powered by Emagine with a private screening on...

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

3rd annual Fashion and Beauty Summit returns to Detroit to empower women's sense of self

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 9, 2019 at 12:05 PM

For its third iteration, Posh and Popular’s Fashion and Beauty Summit has tapped as one of its keynote speakers fashionbombdaily.com founder and author Claire Siobhan Sulmers, who made a name for herself by chronicling the fashion trends of women of color. In addition to keynote speakers, the event will...

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Kanye West looking for Detroit singers for upcoming 'Sunday Service'

Posted By on Tue, Sep 24, 2019 at 10:46 AM

Looks like Kanye West intends to bring his "Sunday Service" event to Detroit, and the rapper is looking for local singers to help out. A publicist confirmed that the event is slated to happen this weekend, though a a final date and location have not yet been set....

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The 7th annual Sidewalk Festival shines a spotlight on peace, power, and utopia

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 5:05 PM

Dancing in the streets? Yes, please. Hosted by Artist Village Detroit, the Sidewalk Festival delivers more than just dancing — and for its seventh iteration, it is returning with three days’ worth of discovery. This year, the free festival will once again transform the streets of historic Old Redford...

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The FiveThirtyEight podcast will discuss the debate shitshow live at the Majestic

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Posted By on Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 4:50 PM

The sad fact of the matter is, Michigan is partially responsible for Trump. No, seriously. In 2016, President Donald "Grab 'em by the pussy" Trump won Michigan thanks to fewer than 11,000 votes. (We’re looking at you, Macomb County!) Anyway, now that our Mitten State has become a battleground for...

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Detroit's Brother Son prepares to drop some ‘Goodies’ at El Club

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Posted By on Wed, Jun 12, 2019 at 4:28 PM

On Young & Pretty — the 2017 debut record from Brother Son — the Detroit foursome channeled the foot-stomping retro-rock of bands like the Sam Roberts Band and the vocal affectation of Alabama Shakes. Where Young & Pretty tackled everything from rock ’n’ roll, daddy issues, and the friend...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hardcore Boston outfit Pile heads to Trumbullplex with biting new record

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Posted By on Wed, May 29, 2019 at 2:59 PM

Leave it to Boston-based hardcore mainstay Pile to tackle the Cheeto-in-Chief’s puppet master and the true evil behind the immigration policies that have been separating children from their parents at the border — white nationalist Stephen Miller. “From a long line of translucent lizards comes our boy Stephen/ That...

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Ground control to Jason Pierce — Spiritualized will defy gravity at Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Posted By on Fri, Apr 5, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Pretty much anyone who fancies themselves a musician, singer, band, or artist can coin pretty much any genre they want — cuddlecore, horrorcore, comedy rap, and cock pop come to mind. However, when it comes to Spiritualized, the genre “space rock” doesn’t seem ridiculous — in fact, it’s beyond fitting....

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Singer-songwriter José James celebrates Bill Withers with Detroit tribute

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 6:00 AM

Though Bill Withers, now 80, has been retired from music for nearly 35 years, his contributions are still felt widely through the music community. Among those touched, is R&B singer-songwriter José James who has curated a contemporary program of Withers’ hits such as "Ain't No Sunshine," "Lean On Me," and...

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