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Thursday, April 18, 2019

A nostalgic event with Nintendo 64 and early-2000s R&B will be held at Artist Village Detroit

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 9:50 AM

Updated 8:15 p.m. on Friday, April 19: A spokeswoman from Artist Village Detroit clarified that the event is being held at Artist Village Detroit, but is not hosted by Artist Village Detroit. She also clarified that cannabis will not be consumed on premises. This post has been edited to...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Huffle my puff — Shake That Azkaban is the Harry Potter burlesque of our dreams

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Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 2:25 PM

Expecto patronum! Wingardium leviosa! Expelliarmus lumos! If these are your bedroom safewords, then you might already know that the wizarding world just got a heck of a lot steamier thanks to Shake That Azkaban a burlesque tribute to Harry Potter. For the event (that has, in the past, sold-out),...

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Joker, smoker, and midnight toker Doug Benson will give you a contact buzz at Royal Oak Music Theatre

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Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 2:24 PM

The verdict is in: comedian Doug Benson is high. Probably. Hell, he may even be as high as he was when he made the parody film Super High Me, during which he smoked weed for 30 days straight (in other words, an autobiographical documentary). This, of course, was in...

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Director Boots Riley will host free screening of dark comedy 'Sorry to Bother You' at WSU

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Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 11:26 AM

Nothing says “dystopia” quite like the American dream, which is the unlikely subject of the sharpest — and most underrated — dark comedy of 2018. Offering commentary on race, competition, injustice, profit, protest, and the shallow millennial job pool (thanks, baby boomers), Sorry to Bother You is the ambitious debut...

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Rashida Tlaib and Abdul El-Sayed to discuss Green New Deal at free Detroit event

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Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 3:17 PM

As people across the country step up to demand that our leaders confront the challenges of climate change, a nascent political movement has grown from the Green New Deal. To support its recent momentum, Sunrise Movement is touring eight cities across the U.S., including Detroit, to raise awareness and...

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Michigan woman seeking man and girl in viral Notre Dame photo

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 11:10 AM

The internet was ablaze Monday as news broke that a catastrophic fire had consumed the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris. The flames, which took firefighters nearly 12-hours to extinguish, ravaged the structure's roof and iconic towering spire where the fire is believed to have originated, leaving the 12th-century...

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Red Bull Arts Detroit showcases bold works from latest cycle of resident artists

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Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:55 AM

Since setting up shop and launching a residency program in Detroit, Red Bull Arts (formerly Red Bull House of Art) has given dozens of emerging and established artists of varying experience levels, mediums, and disciplines the platform to do what they do best — create. In addition the residency...

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Cranbrook Academy of Arts graduates will display two-years worth of work at exhibition

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Posted By on Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 11:52 AM

Another year, another graduating class of abstract thinking, boundary-breaking artists entering the world via one of the most revered art academies in the country. The 2019 graduate degree exhibition featuring more than 70 graduates will show work spanning 10 of Cranbrook Academy of Arts’ departments, including 2D and 3D...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Detroit's 'Illuminated Mural' under repair after construction damage

Posted By on Wed, Apr 10, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Following a legal battle to preserve Detroit's "Illuminated Mural," the polarizing work of art has been damaged during construction work — but a project spokesman says the crew is working with the artist to repair it. Dan Austin of PR firm Van Dyke Horn says parts of the mural...

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Detroit Tigers, Alice Cooper, and aliens — Freep Film Festival returns for year six with more than 100 events

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Posted By on Tue, Apr 9, 2019 at 1:34 PM

An elephant never forgets — and neither do we, especially when it comes to former Gov. Rick Snyder, who dissolved Michigan’s booming film incentive program in 2015. Despite his legislative meddling, Michigan continues to put a spotlight on independent film any chance that it gets (including the Ann Arbor...

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