Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

CC Presents Jazz concert with Kathy Kosins

CC Presents Jazz concert with Kathy Kosins

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s The Active Life will host Jazz at the J, featuring Kathy Kosins in concert, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 1, at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield. Kosins, with her trio of Cliff Monear, Marion Hayden and Sean Dobbins, will present […]

Announcing Performance Network’s Northern Writers’ Project Playwrights and Schedule

Announcing Performance Network’s Northern Writers’ Project Playwrights and Schedule

  Out of more than 200 plays, five have been chosen to be a part of Performance Network’s inaugural Northern Writers’ Project, a week­long playwriting intensive running September 1­6, 2015. Each play will be workshopped and rehearsed throughout the week leading to a public reading and talkback with the audience, actors, director and playwright. Tickets […]

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Offer Dueling Accounts of Detroit’s Industrial Glory

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera Offer Dueling Accounts of Detroit’s Industrial Glory

DETROIT — The Detroit Institute of Arts’s major exhibition Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit closes on Sunday. This show was in the works for a decade, long before the city’s bankruptcy and the grand bargain, which shifted the ownership of the art from the city to the museum. “It is also a serendipitous celebration of this exemplary […]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

Frankie Ballard Brings His Talents to Detroit for Charity Concert

Frankie Ballard Brings His Talents to Detroit for Charity Concert

Humble Design’s First Annual ‘Gigs for Digs’ Event Expected to Draw Crowds to City As his songs skyrocket up the country music charts, Frankie Ballard is taking time to bring his talents home for a charity event. On September 19, Ballard, along with The Motor City Horns, will rock out at The Fillmore Detroit for […]

Detroit groups work to develop young men of color into leaders

Detroit groups work to develop young men of color into leaders

As a child, Ron Norwood couldn’t have known how his future would turn out. Yet as a black boy in Detroit who struggled in school, he was heading down a familiar path, one that for far too many young men of color ends in prison or worse. “Just as bad as not teaching somebody something, […]

Dr. Andrew Young Comes to Motown

Dr. Andrew Young Comes to Motown

As part of a national Operation Hope tour commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Freedman’s Bank, Ambassador Andrew Young was invited to Detroit, Michigan to assist his mentee John Hope Bryant and the Operation Hope team in delivering a powerful message about the importance of inclusive economics. The Freedman’s Bank, was incorporated on March 3rd, […]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

Detroit City Chess Club to match wits in simultaneous play

Detroit City Chess Club to match wits in simultaneous play

first-ranked United States Chess Champion Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura at Detroit Institute of Arts Nakamura, ranked second in the world, to play 50 members of chess club Chess Grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura will play 50 members of the Detroit City Chess Club simultaneously at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) on Friday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m. in the museum’s Great […]

MATCHBOOK LEARNING NAMED CHARTER MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION  OF MICHIGAN TECHNICAL ACADEMY

MATCHBOOK LEARNING NAMED CHARTER MANAGEMENT ORGANIZATION OF MICHIGAN TECHNICAL ACADEMY

Matchbook Learning, a non-profit organization with a track record for turning around troubled schools, has been named the new Charter Management Organization for Michigan Technical Academy (MTA). Under its contract, which was approved by the MTA board, Matchbook will take over full management of the school, assuming responsibility for its operations, governance and academics. “We […]

Watch CREATE: Detroit’s Inaugural Ideas Fest on City Building

Watch CREATE: Detroit’s Inaugural Ideas Fest on City Building

Last week over 300 people turned out at the College for Creative Studies to participate in CREATE: Detroit, the inaugural ideas fest on place making and cities, led by world-renowned urbanist and professor Richard Florida and sponsored by Rock Ventures. A city can be judged by its diversity and commitment to community, and given the […]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

We Humble Ourselves — Turning a Nation Back to God

We Humble Ourselves — Turning a Nation Back to God  is a patriotic concert featuring a symphony orchestra, a choral group, a drum and fife corps, and re-enactments of historical figures. The characters include:  Our First Fathers (the Pilgrims),  Our Founding Fathers (George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and others), and;  Our Uniting Fathers (Abraham Lincoln and […]

Interview with Author Os Guinness

Interview with Author Os Guinness

Very interesting to hear to Os discuss the Public Square – Naked, Secular or something else. LookUp Projects have a vision to add to the public square.

Detroit Mass Mob brings new life to churches

Detroit Mass Mob brings new life to churches

As a toddler, Jeff Stawasz used to gaze up at Detroit’s cathedrals in awe of their sheer size and stunning architecture on the way to mass. Those days are long gone. Now on his way to mass, Stawasz sees abandoned, rundown churches, making him sick to his stomach. “I feel sad and have a heavy heart because […]

Metro Business and Government

Get a glimpse of new-look Cobo Center in Detroit

Get a glimpse of new-look Cobo Center in Detroit

It wasn’t long ago that Cobo Center was so far behind the times that the hosts of the North American International Auto Show were considering moving somewhere else. But $279 million later, the new Cobo Center is ready for its close up. It’s the new Motor City welcome sign and people visiting this week are […]

Inside Detroit: Start-ups in the Motor City

Inside Detroit: Start-ups in the Motor City

Detroit, one of the world’s great comeback cities. Throughout this series we’ll be spending time with the entrepreneurs, artists and musicians helping to restore the city to its former glory, thanks to a new wave of passion and innovation. This week, we take a look at the city’s start-ups… We recently spent some time with the […]

The Spirit of Detroit: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

The Spirit of Detroit: 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray 427 vs. 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible

  A cruise up and down Motown’s Woodward Avenue in a 1967 Corvette 427 and a new Z06 convertible is a trip through the city’s success and failure. By DON SHERMAN Photography By CHARLIE MAGEE A 1967 Corvette Sting Ray is our time machine for visiting the era when America and Car and Driver came […]

Around Metro Detroit

Give Thanks Bakery creating a bit of Europe in Downtown Rochester

Give Thanks Bakery creating a bit of Europe in Downtown Rochester

Come and enjoy the ambiance of a European Patisserie, here in the heart of downtown Rochester! For over 16 years, Give Thanks Bakery has created pastries and Artisan Breads the Old World way, with real butter & cream, etc., Belgian chocolate, and all natural starters in their crusty breads. Link To Websitewww.givethanksbakery.com

Quicken Loans’ new Detroit tech center opens

Quicken Loans’ new Detroit tech center opens

Quicken Loans’ new Detroit tech center opens Tuesday | MLive.com

Detroit Institute of Arts presents rare Art from Florence Cathedral: Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral opens February 6

Detroit Institute of Arts presents rare Art from Florence Cathedral: Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral opens February 6

Make a Joyful Noise: Renaissance Art and Music at Florence Cathedral, on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) Feb. 6–May 17, 2015, offers a rare opportunity to see three exquisite marble carvings and other Italian Renaissance masterpieces by sculptor Luca della Robbia. The reliefs are from the Cantoria (singing gallery) of Florence Cathedral […]

Neighborly News and Events

City Unveils New Meter-Free Street Parking System

City Unveils New Meter-Free Street Parking System

While credit card operated meters make things a little easier, ParkDetroit, a new high-tech system in downtown and a few adjacent areas promises to simplify things even more. The new system relies on solar-powered kiosks, each of which is linked to a multiplicity of nearby parking spaces. The system will eliminate nearly all of Detroit’s […]

Who Fixes Detroit? Young Black Detroiters Want To Resurrect A Lost Neighborhood

Who Fixes Detroit? Young Black Detroiters Want To Resurrect A Lost Neighborhood

Unless you grew up in a black family with deep Detroit roots, I’m betting you’ve never heard of Black Bottom. It was a self-sustaining, all-black neighborhood that flourished on Detroit’s eastern edge at the turn of the last century. It’s largely forgotten today, replaced by a four-lane highway, but back then its mile-and-a-half main drag […]

Detroit Tigers’ Tom Gorzelanny, Josh Wilson outrighted to Triple-A

Detroit Tigers’ Tom Gorzelanny, Josh Wilson outrighted to Triple-A

A pair of Tigers players that were recently designated for assignment have cleared waivers and accepted their outright assignments to Triple-A. Infielder Josh Wilson and left-hander Tom Gorzelanny will remain in the Tigers organization as members of the Toledo Mud Hens. Wilson, 34, was designated for assignment on Tuesday to make room on the roster […]