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Detroit Blues Heritage
Mar01

Detroit Blues Heritage

On Saturday, April 1, 2017, the Detroit Blues Heritage Series will present “Coffey and Champagne” featuring legendary Motown session musician/Funk Brother Dennis Coffey with special guest vocalist Lady Champagne as part of their year-long 20th anniversary celebration.   This event will take place from 2:00 PM until 4:30 PM at the Historic Scarab Club which is located at 217 Farnsworth in Detroit’s Cultural Center. A $5.00...

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The Red-ish Burgundy…Note?
Mar01

The Red-ish Burgundy…Note?

  When I was young and innocent in the world of literature all of two years ago, I used to look at the notorious book title and think Nathaniel Hawthorne was referencing may be a written note on a crimson sheet of paper. However, after reading The Scarlet Letter, I was pleasantly surprised to find the plot to be much more interesting. Written in 1850 at a time where America was still trying to figure out what it wanted to be when...

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Give Me Pride and Give Me Prejudice! But You Can Keep Your Zombies
Feb01

Give Me Pride and Give Me Prejudice! But You Can Keep Your Zombies

By Victoria Heitzman Let’s get one detail straightened out before we get too deep here. I have NEVER been a fan of romance novels. I’m not really sure what you could call my preferred genre aside from classics and philosophy, but romance, even before I started with classics and philosophy, has never had a place in my heart. That being said, the 1813 Jane Austen novel Pride and Prejudice has easily made my list of all-time favorite...

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The Lost Art of Literature
Dec01

The Lost Art of Literature

Last school year during a history lecture, my favorite teacher went off on a little tangent to tell the class how no one reads enough anymore, and that she could easily give each of us a list of books we need to read for us to become just a little bit more scholarly. Well, being the academia addict that I am, I stayed after class that day which resulted in me getting some highlighted titles on the college reading list and a pile of...

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Local Theatre Group Supports Detroit
Oct01

Local Theatre Group Supports Detroit

By LeDene Lewis – Director, Detroit Lighthouse Community Theatre The Detroit Lighthouse Community Theatre was born out of prayer – my own prayer about what I could do to support Detroit, the city I grew up in. So I founded the company, back in February of 2014. We at DLCT believe that a theatre or production company should exist in part to act as a community benefactor, and that its success and eventual prosperity should be outgrowths...

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Are 529 college savings plans a good way to save for college?
Jul07

Are 529 college savings plans a good way to save for college?

By Chuck Belfiori Answer: Yes, they can be an excellent way to save for college. College savings plans are established by states and typically managed by an experienced financial institution designated by the state. Each plan has slightly different features. A 529-college savings plan lets you save money for college in an individual investment account that offers federal tax advantages. You (or anyone else) open an account in your...

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