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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Detroit Princess half-pipe event rescheduled due to popular demand

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 10:12 AM

Jordan Garland has a dream to put a half-pipe on the Detroit Princess riverboat. Apparently, a lot of other people want to see that dream become a reality because the event has now been rescheduled to accommodate more passengers. "Due to the crazy response for the event, the boat...

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Michael Che steps away from SNL's 'Weekend Update' desk for stand-up at Royal Oak Music Theatre

Posted By on Thu, Jul 12, 2018 at 2:00 AM

You may know him as the charmingly deadpan co-anchor of "Weekend Update" on Saturday Night Live, but comedian Michael Che is more than his headline-riffing gig. Che, whose early years were spent slinging graphic T-shirts on the streets of NYC, took flight as a comedic force on a limited...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Gretchen Whitmer reads mean tweets

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 2:09 PM

Gretchen Whitmer is many things: the leading Democratic gubernatorial candidate, a former member of the Michigan House and Senate, a wife, and a mother. But she's also a woman on Twitter, which of course means she gets plenty of pure idiocy thrown her way because Twitter is truly hell....

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The world's largest bounce house is coming to Michigan

Posted By on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 at 11:17 AM

The world is burning, folks. Children are in cages, there's an ongoing debt crisis, and oceans are filled with Frappucino straws. But once in a rare while we are given a break from the gloom and doom. On Aug. 3 through Aug. 5, this reprieve comes in the form...

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

A stage play based on Shri Thanedar's life will premiere in Detroit

Posted By on Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 1:13 PM

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Shri Thanedar detailed his rags-to-riches life story in a 2008 memoir, The Blue Suitcase: Tragedy and Triumph in an Immigrant's Life, in which he recounted growing up lower middle class in India to becoming a wealthy businessman in the United States. While a Bollywood director was...

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Sheefy McFly made so much art he will have three solo shows this summer

Posted By on Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 8:26 AM

When he’s not making music (like that catchy jit remix of the ’90s toy Bop It that he dropped earlier this year), Sheefy McFly, née Tashif Turner, is a visual artist. And he’s been busy. “I’m just like a hermit painting this shit,” he tells us of his new...

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Killer Flamingos' Hot Pocket and cut-off jean party will raise money for suicide survivors

Posted By on Sat, Jul 7, 2018 at 9:47 AM

For several years, metro Detroit rock band Killer Flamingos held down a regular Sunday night gig at Royal Oak’s Luna. Fans came and went, but one of their regulars was a guy who lead singer Michelle Katitus describes as “quirky, intelligent, and extremely well-loved” — Dave Thomas. Some of...

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Short plays and coffee on offer with Extra Mile Playwrights Theatre

Posted By on Wed, Jul 4, 2018 at 8:57 AM

A group of local playwrights have come together hoping to engage Detroiters via art and community. The even, fittingly, is called "Community Night" and it will be held July 8, with the Extra Mile Playwrights, at Detroit Sip, a coffeehouse in northwest Detroit. The evening will feature readings of...

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The Guardian runs excerpt from Anna Clark's Flint book 'The Poisoned City'

Posted By on Tue, Jul 3, 2018 at 11:16 AM

The British daily newspaper The Guardian has published what appears to be a lengthy excerpt from Anna Clark's new book, The Poisoned City: Flint’s Water and the American Urban Tragedy. The approximately 5,000-word taste of the book, entitled "‘Nothing to worry about. The water is fine’: how Flint poisoned its people," appears...

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Here's Johnny — catch 'The Shining' at the Main Art Theatre's midnight madness

Posted By on Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 2:06 PM

Even if you have memorized every line and shot, Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining never gets easier to watch. Hailed as one of the greatest horror films of all time — though calling it a psychological mind-fuck nightmare might be more fitting — in the 38 years since its release...

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