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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

'Hamilton' creator crashes Detroit performance

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 9:13 AM

I wanted to hate Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning hip-hop musical about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton that is now playing at Detroit's Fisher Theatre, but I just couldn't. It really is that good. When I was watching it, I couldn't help but imagine that Miranda must be a geek of...

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

'The Interference' confronts complexities of sexual assault at Matrix Theatre

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 4:51 PM

Kaitlyn Valor Bourque threw her computer after reading Lynda Radley's jarring 35-page script for The Interference. "I had such a visceral reaction," she says. "I flung myself into a closet and broke down crying. I only slept on it for one day before I knew I could tell this...

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'Detroit Dogventures' wants you to go on a field trip with dogs in need

Posted By on Tue, Mar 19, 2019 at 11:02 AM

It is a truth universally acknowledged that we don't deserve dogs. For millennia, man's best friend have been our companions, comforters, and in some cases, lifesavers. In an effort to give back to dogs in need, Friends of Detroit Animal Care and Control (DACC) will be hosting 'Detroit Dogventures' this...

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Grab your broomstick for screening of 'Kiki's Delivery Service' at Michigan Theater

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM

There are perhaps few filmmakers as capable of creating whimsical worlds where people of all ages, races, and backgrounds can escape into as Hayao Miyazaki. As part of its 'Icons of Anime Film Series,' the Michigan Theater will screen Miyazaki’s 1989 fan favorite Kiki’s Delivery Service, which follows 13-year-old...

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater bring signature performance to the Detroit Opera House

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Posted By on Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 7:00 AM

As America found itself in the throes of the civil rights movement, a small group of black dancers assembled under choreographer and activist Alvin Ailey for a one-night-only performance in New York in 1958. Sixty years later, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater celebrates its status as being a “cultural...

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Murals in the Market announces dates for 5th annual festival

Posted By on Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 2:35 PM

Murals in the Market will mark its fifth return to Eastern Market this September. The annual mural festival, which has received acclaim from Smithsonian magazine as being one of the "best mural festivals in the world," will return Sept. 14 through Sept. 21, 2019. Launched in 2015 by Detroit-based...

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Artist Robert Mapplethorpe celebrated with visual concert world premiere in Ann Arbor

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Posted By on Thu, Mar 14, 2019 at 7:00 AM

Punk poet Patti Smith once wrote, “We went our separate ways, but within walking distance of one another,” in reference to her relationship with the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe, the photographer known for his intimate and compelling portraits. Celebrating Mapplethorpe’s work 30 years after his untimely death from HIV/AIDS...

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Detroit Polaroids get super sized for 'Larger Than Life' at Tangent Gallery

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Posted By on Wed, Mar 13, 2019 at 9:31 AM

Sponsored by Woodward Camera, 'Larger Than Life' will showcase more than 75 Polaroid and Instax photographs from artists who have captured the essence of Detroit using an instant format. Each image featured has been scanned and re-printed to be larger than the original print, and each print will be available...

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Detroit's storied Lindell AC sports bar returns as pop-up

Posted By on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 4:01 PM

Before it was razed, Detroit's Lindell Athletic Club was a favorite watering hole for athletes, celebrities, and fans. And for one night only, Detroiters will have an opportunity to relive it. "The Lindell," as it was affectionately known, will be resurrected as a pop-up on Saturday, March 16 at the Detroit...

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Detroit's Marche du Nain Rouge turns 10 this year

Posted By on Tue, Mar 12, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Details are set for Detroit's annual Marche du Nain Rouge, which returns Sunday, March 24 for its tenth year of chasing away the legendary "Red Dwarf" of Detroit folklore. The party starts at noon on the corner of Second and Canfield Street (across from Traffic Jam & Snug). As...

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