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What’s it like to tour Detroit’s Motown Museum?
Feb01

What’s it like to tour Detroit’s Motown Museum?

One of the first things you’ll see when you tour Detroit’s Motown Museum, home of “Hitsville USA located at 2648 Grand Blvd. in Detroit, is a map full of push-pins representing all the towns and cities that visitors to the museum call home. It’s not too surprising that North America and Europe are bristling with pins, but there are pins on every continent except Antarctica, representing visits from Russians, Brazilians, Nigerians,...

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Motown Museum Plans $50 Million Expansion
Feb01

Motown Museum Plans $50 Million Expansion

The management of Detroit’s Motown Museum announced in late 2016 that a $50 million remodeling and expansion project will be coming soon.The museum, located at 2648 Grand Blvd. in Detroit was established in 1985 after being left vacant for several years when Motown’s operations in 1972 moved from Detroit to Hollywood in California. In the years following that move to the West Coast, Motown founder Berry Gordy’s sister, Esther Gordy...

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Downtown Boxing Gym Packs a Punch with Youth Program
Feb01

Downtown Boxing Gym Packs a Punch with Youth Program

Downtown Boxing Gym has always been more than a boxing gym and as the years go on, the organization reaches more Detroit youth. “Books Before Boxing” is their motto, and they combine enrichment, education, community service, mentoring, intervention, physical activity and a whole lot more to make their youth program successful. Khali Sweeney, the founder and program director at Downtown Boxing Gym (DBG), started dreaming up the idea...

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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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Corktown Races Celebrate 35 Years
Feb01

Corktown Races Celebrate 35 Years

March 12 Event will Draw Thousands, Support Worthy Causes Each year on the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day, thousands gather in Detroit’s oldest neighborhood for the annual Corktown Races. Founded in 1983 by the Fraternal Order of United Irishmen – a Detroit organization devoted to promoting Irish heritage and supporting worthy causes – the races take place immediately before the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Michigan Ave. On...

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Only log cabin home in Detroit to be renovated after successful fundraiser
Dec01

Only log cabin home in Detroit to be renovated after successful fundraiser

A successful fundraiser and a matching grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. and Michigan State Housing Development Authority are making it possible to bring new life to the only log cabin home in the city of Detroit. The Palmer Log Cabin, located in Detroit’s Palmer Park neighborhood, was built in 1885 and designed by architects George D. Mason and Zachariah Rice. Not a traditional log cabin, it’s closer to a...

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