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Thursday, October 18, 2018

This sports website perfectly takes on Detroit street art

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 2:31 PM

We were surprised to see a long-form story about Detroit street art in The Ringer, of all places. Though it bills itself as a website for pop culture, the website was founded by sportswriter Bill Simmons in 2016 and primarily covers sports. But the website published a nuanced exploration...

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The ex-president of Iran is a U-M football fan, apparently

Posted By on Thu, Oct 18, 2018 at 10:39 AM

We haven't had our coffee yet, so maybe we're tripping. Or maybe we really do live in the Twilight Zone now. Or maybe Twitter was just a terrible, strange mistake. Anyway, it seems that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — the hard-line ex-president of Iran who is known for denying the Holocaust...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Save the date: Metro Times' Hall of Whiskey returns to the Fisher Building

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Forget the boughs of holly. 'Tis the season to deck the halls with whiskey as Metro Times' annual scotch, bourbon and, whiskey tasting event returns to the stunning lobby of the Fisher Building for a pre-holiday soiree. This year's Hall of Whiskey will take place Friday, Nov. 30 at 7...

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After Dark at the Michigan Science Center wants to prep you for the apocalypse

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 7:00 AM

If you don’t have a bug-out bag ready to go — let alone don’t know what one is — you, my friend, are ill-prepared for the end of days. But hope is not lost, thanks to the Michigan Science Center and its After Dark series, which puts a playful...

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Monday, October 15, 2018

'The Daily Show' host Trevor Noah returns to Detroit in 2019

Posted By on Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 10:42 AM

Just hours after The Daily Show host aptly compared President Trump to cancer at Fuck Cancer's inaugural Heroes Gala in Los Angeles, Trevor Noah announced details of his Loud & Clear tour slated for a 2019 run— a welcomed antidote to the Orange persuasion. Noah, New York Times bestselling...

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Norman Rockwell's iconic 'Four Freedoms' are on view at the Henry Ford

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Illustrator Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms paintings are among the iconic illustrator's most well-known and impactful works, helping rally the nation during World War II (and getting endlessly parodied in the years since). And now, they're on view at the Henry Ford museum. The paintings are the core of an exhibition entitled...

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'Chicago' returns for a jazz-filled run at the Fisher Theatre

Posted By on Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 8:00 AM

When being convicted of murder, just give ‘em the old razzle-dazzle. Based on a play written about real-life homicide cases in the early 1920s, Chicago wasn’t adapted into musical form until 1975 and was later famously adapted to screen for the Oscar-winning film of the same name with Catherine Zeta-Jones,...

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival returns with gallery crawl, porch performances, and more

Posted By on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 11:42 AM

For the past eight years, the Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival has looked to highlight the city’s boundless creative and tenacious spirit with its annual studio and gallery crawl. Through the model of allowing visitors to curate their own experience, the all-day event will offer the opportunity to get an...

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Saintseneca's Zac Little brings Ohio's Appalachian country to southeast Michigan

Posted By on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Saintseneca's roots reach back to southeast Ohio, where frontman Zac Little grew up. And anybody who's been to that slightly weird, isolated corner of the world might recognize some connection between it and the band's tunes. Their new album out on ANTI-, "Pillar of Na," offers indie-folk-psych cuts that...

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Detroit's most elaborate party Theater Bizarre returns for back-to-back weekends

Posted By on Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Step right up to the greatest masquerade on Earth! No, really. Theatre Bizarre is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You'll be shocked by new additions to this hedonist celebration and surprised by new delights – even if you go both weekends every year. Returning for its (now legal) annual...

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