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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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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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Local Hop makes entertainment more accessible across metro Detroit
May02

Local Hop makes entertainment more accessible across metro Detroit

Friends Robert Bales, Matt Russell, and Jason Meyers were wondering about better ways to learn of community events like concerts, flea markets, food truck rallies, and more when Local Hop, an event application, was born. “We talked about it extensively for months and then we decided to build it,” Bales said. The team started the development of the app in June of last year after looking in app stores for something similar that pulled...

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Detroit’s New Entertainment
Apr01

Detroit’s New Entertainment

The founders of a new organization in the city want Detroit Public Theatre to be the first name people think of when they think about dramatic productions in Detroit. The three founders of the theater are Sarah Winkler, Sarah Clare Corporandy, and Courtney Burkett. Over the last few years, the trio built a theater organization with a mission statement that reads: “The Detroit Public Theatre produces world-class plays and programs with...

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