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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Michigan-startup launches DateAha! — a Yelp-like online dating extension

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 2:39 PM

If you're single and looking to mingle, the idea of Yelp for humans might sound like a dream. Thanks to a new Ann Arbor-based browser extension DateAha!, it will soon be a reality. Date Aha! president and co-founder Stan Bradbury, says that one of the biggest downfalls to dating in...

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Bad boy Martin Lawrence brings 'Lit AF' comedy tour to Detroit

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Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Without question, one of the most definitive moments in black comedy was when on-the-rise Def Comedy Jam comedian Martin Lawrence scored his own sitcom on Fox in 1992. Martin quickly launched Lawrence into comedic superstardom and now we know him as the star of films like Bad Boys, Big...

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Detroit's Bill Harris celebrates new collection with launch event at Detroit Public Library

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Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Celebrated Detroit writer, professor, and Kresge Foundation Eminent Artist Award recipient Bill Harris takes on the Civil War in his latest collection of short stories. I Got to Keep Moving (published by Wayne State University Press) contains 25-interlinked stories spanning a cast of characters who are both pre- and...

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Shakespeare in Detroit gives 'Twelfth Night' a jazz era twist

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Posted By on Wed, Nov 7, 2018 at 11:00 AM

“Be not afraid of greatness.” This is not a declaration made by inspirational TJ Maxx personal office art, but words spoke’th by one of the most celebrated playwrights of all time, William Shakespeare. Twelfth Night will mark Shakespeare in Detroit’s final performance until 2020, as the organization focuses on restructuring...

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Friday, November 2, 2018

Detroit entrepreneur gives MAGA hats a Detroit-inspired makeover

Posted By on Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 2:16 PM

Raphael Wright wants to make the hood great again. The 29-year-old entrepreneur and Detroit-native started selling hats with his take on President Trump's caustic campaign catchphrase last summer for reasons not entirely dissimilar to the Cheeto chief. "I started with the same purpose he claims by improving economic, social,...

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Conan O'Brien goes from desk to stage with stand-up tour at the Fillmore

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Posted By on Fri, Nov 2, 2018 at 6:00 AM

  The most luscious head of hair in comedy is hitting the road for the first time in eight years, and he’s bringing some friends. Conan O’Brien will step away from his TBS late-night desk to bring the roving “Conan & Friends: An Evening of Stand-Up and Investment Tips” to...

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Fourth annual Circus of Whiskers promises beards a'plenty — and all for a good cause

Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Brad Petrinec competed in his first facial hair competition in Somerville, Massachusetts six years ago. At the time, Petrinec rocked a full beard and took in first place for his freestyle facial creation. As Detroit's premiere facial hair celebration, Circus of Whiskers enters its fourth year, and circus founder...

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Artist Liz Cohen celebrates cover models of 'Lowrider' magazine

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 8:00 AM

Launched in 1977, the San Jose-based Lowrider car enthusiast magazine struggled until it made an editorial decision that clicked: placing beautiful women on its cover alongside the beautiful cars. The magazine continued the tradition until 2015, announcing female models would cease to appear in its photography just one week after...

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Champions of Magic will make Detroit debut with lots of tricks up their sleeves

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Posted By on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 at 7:00 AM

“How the fuck did they do that?” says pretty much everyone who has ever seen British sensation the Champions of Magic, which is making its Detroit debut. But don’t expect rabbit hat-pulling, cheap sleight-of-hand card tricks, or flimsy trapdoor bullshit here. Made up of five world-class illusionists, the magicians...

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Michigan Central Station embraces Halloween with super cute light show

Posted By on Tue, Oct 30, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Ever since Ford Motor Company purchased the long-vacant Michigan Central Station, they've been leaning hard on the building's inherently ominous and spooky exterior. Last month, Ford announced that it would convert the first floor of the train depot into a free one-day-only haunted house event — only to reveal...

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