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Thursday, December 14, 2017

'Augmented reality' mural planned for Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 10:26 AM

A group is raising funds to make what they're billing as Detroit's first "augmented reality" street art mural. According to its Patronicity site, Electrifly Detroit is planning to create a mural on the site of the Elephant Room (the former Mr. Steven's Bar) located next to Saint Andrew's Hall....

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Due to snowstorm, Joe Biden's Ann Arbor appearance has been postponed

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 2:43 PM

While heavy snow is par for the course for most Michiganders, it seems a winter storm is enough to keep former Vice President Joe Biden away from the Great Lakes State. Biden was scheduled to make an appearance at Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor tonight, but due to the winter...

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Some Detroit-themed gift ideas that aren't totally played out

Posted By on Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 1:35 PM

For years Detroit has been a place that gets fetishized. First it was for ruin porn — now it's for its comeback story. But, locals know that every day can be a challenge for both residents and business owners in the city — which makes supporting both groups so important....

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Detroit's Veterans Village is well underway — this video shows the progress being made

Posted By on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:49 AM

In November, a Wallethub study found that Detroit is the worst city in the nation for veterans — a staggering statistic that shines light on systemic issues many face after leaving the military. But, some Michigan residents are working to make life after the military a little easier. Gordon Soderberg...

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A Detroit artist deconstructs Shinola’s 'unfathomable' marketing game

Posted By on Tue, Dec 12, 2017 at 10:13 AM

On March 13, 2013, Shinola President Jacques Panis made a presentation at the University of Michigan. The lecture, sponsored by the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship, was so off-the-cuff it almost appeared Panis came on stage without much of a plan. He spoke in a halting, disorganized manner, described Detroit...

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Setting the record straight about the 'Witch of Delray'

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 12:27 PM

In our Gift Guide a few weeks ago, we mentioned the new book by journalist and author Karen Dybis, The Witch of Delray: Rose Veres & Detroit's Infamous 1930s Murder Mystery. The story concerns Hungarian immigrant Rose Veres and her son, who became defendants in a sensational murder case in...

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Fisher Building offers free photos with Santa this weekend

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Need to take your kid to see Santa but don't want to take a trip to some hideous suburban mall? Problem solved. The Fisher Building will host a perfectly wonderful Santa Claus this weekend and you won't even have to pay to watch your kid sob while someone snaps a...

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Henry the Hatter's new Detroit location is open in Eastern Market

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 9:41 AM

Over four months ago, Henry the Hatter owner Paul Wasserman closed his long-standing Broadway shop with no real idea what would happen to the 124-year-old Detroit business. To be fair, he still operated a Southfield location, but the loss of the famous downtown hat shop still seemed devastating. Then, in...

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Friday, December 8, 2017

This pitch video to bring a major league soccer team to Detroit will pump you up

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Last week, Detroit was named a one of four cities that could add a major league soccer team to their professional sports portfolio. Dan Gilbert, Tom Gores, and the Ford family (who own the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Detroit Pistons, and the Detroit Lions, respectively) put forth the bid. Detroit...

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Novi theater unveils biggest movie screen in Michigan — just in time for 'Star Wars'

Posted By on Fri, Dec 8, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Judge me by my size, do you? Well, when it comes to the big screen, size matters. Emagine Novi will unveil Emagine's Super Emax —the largest movie screen in Michigan on Friday, Dec. 15. Following a official ribbon cutting at 9 a.m., the theater will show the highly anticipated Star...

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