Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

At the DIA – 30 Americans: An exhibition

At the DIA – 30 Americans: An exhibition

Identity, triumph, tragedy, pride, prejudice, humor and wit. 30 Americans: An exhibition bound by one nation and divided by 30 experiences. A dynamic showcase of contemporary art by African American artists, this exhibition explores issues of racial, political, historical and gender identity in contemporary culture. See more than 50 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs and video […]

A Raisin In The Sun at the Bonstelle

A Raisin In The Sun at the Bonstelle

By Lorraine Hansberry February 12-21, 2016 A Raisin in the Sun is a timeless representation of hope and inspiration, of divergent dreams and conflicts within. A black family struggles to retain their dignity as they face racism when moving to an all-white neighborhood in 1950s America. Bostelle Website

Detroit Institute of Arts Faces Next Challenge, Verona Art Museum Heist, and More

Detroit Institute of Arts Faces Next Challenge, Verona Art Museum Heist, and More

The Detroit Institute of Arts and its collection are safe for now thanks to the approval of the “Grand Bargain” that has pulled the city of Detroit out of bankruptcy. But the DIA has a tricky challenge ahead: it must build a $400 million endowment in the next seven years. Masked thieves broke into the […]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

EVERY CHILD HAS A STORY

EVERY CHILD HAS A STORY

For 2.7 million children in the U.S., that story may be filled with the abandonment, loneliness and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration. Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children […]

GLEANERS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK DOUBLES DONOR IMPACT ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

GLEANERS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK DOUBLES DONOR IMPACT ON TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

  Double Your Donation Day Provides SIX MEALS for Every Dollar!  On Tuesday, December 15, 2015, every dollar donated to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (Gleaners) will go twice as far thanks to Gleaners Board of Directors and other generous donors. These donors are providing matching funds for the food bank’s annual Double Your Donation Day […]

Points of Light Announces Detroit as Host City for the 2016

Points of Light Announces Detroit as Host City for the 2016

Points of Light announced today that Detroit has been named host city for the 2016 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service, which will be held at the Cobo Center June 27-29, 2016. Points of Light is currently calling for proposals for thought-leading and innovative workshops as part of the annual Conference. The Points […]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

Map to College: 35 people paving the way in Detroit

Map to College: 35 people paving the way in Detroit

Ernst & Young LLP’s College MAP program at Frank Cody High School in Detroit began this year, with EY mentors showing more excitement and commitment than ever before. Thirty-five EY employees from the Detroit office are supporting 10 juniors and 16 seniors in their journey to post-secondary education. EY collaborates with the non-profit College for […]

Shakespeare’s “Infinite Book of Secrecy”

Shakespeare’s “Infinite Book of Secrecy”

National tour explores the significance and mysteries of the First Folio By Michael Dudley | December 11, 2015 The Chandos portrait of William Shakespeare (artist and authenticity unconfirmed). Held by the National Portrait Gallery, London. On April 25, 1616, in a small town 100 miles northwest of London known as Stratford-upon-Avon, a clerk noted in […]

‘Detroit-Best’ bookstore opens new Livonia site

‘Detroit-Best’ bookstore opens new Livonia site

Recently judged by customers as the best bookstore in the Detroit area, Livonia’s The Books Connection celebrated a grand re-opening at its new home Oct. 14. Mayor Jack Kirksey helped owner Kathleen Mahinske cut a ribbon at the new store site at 11 a.m. All customers and residents are now invited to the store. The […]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

Woodside Bible Church – Haiti Mission Trip Report

Woodside Bible Church – Haiti Mission Trip Report

Day 4 in Haiti and we are just wrapping up our devotional time. Our team brought music, lyrics and a Bluetooth for our worship and we grew by 6 guests to our team devotion this evening. It was great that people were attracted to the joy of our worship. It’s hard not to hear our […]

Secret Santas strike again, shower strangers with cash

Secret Santas strike again, shower strangers with cash

For the past seven years two Secret Santas have given away money during Christmas time. They returned on Friday to do it again this time with $14,000 in $100 for people at bus stops, thrift stores, restaurants and people out for a walk. Eric Seals Detroit Free Press Jim Schaefer, Detroit Free Press12:28 a.m. EST […]

Life in Osborn –  The Movie Release  – Coming Soon

Life in Osborn – The Movie Release – Coming Soon

The Osborn community was among the most blighted communities in Detroit. Despair and fear were common for residents, especially children. Life Remodeled, whose non-profit mission is remodeling lives one neighborhood at a time, saw radical hope amid dramatic need in Osborn. It partnered with Osborn High School and led more than 9,500 volunteers in a massive blight clean up.  […]

Metro Business and Government

2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview

2016 Detroit Auto Show Preview

VIKNESH VIJAYENTHIRAN This year’s Detroit Auto Show, or North American International Auto Show as it’s officially labeled, turned out to be a bonanza for performance fans with cars like the new GT supercar, Shelby GT350 Mustangs and Acura NSX all making their debut at the event. Things are looking a little more subdued for next […]

BROTHER INTERNATIONAL DONATES HUNDREDS OF GIFTS TO TOYS FOR TOTS’ DETROIT EFFORT

BROTHER INTERNATIONAL DONATES HUNDREDS OF GIFTS TO TOYS FOR TOTS’ DETROIT EFFORT

BROTHER INTERNATIONAL DONATES HUNDREDS OF GIFTS TO TOYS FOR TOTS’ DETROIT EFFORT Brother International Corporation, a multi-billion dollar leader in technology for offices of all sizes, is teaming up with Staples, Inc. Associates from Brother presented their donated gifts to Marines with the Toys for Tots program. Toys for Tots distributed all of Brother’s donations […]

‘Rocketrail’ is possible name for Detroit’s M-1 rail

‘Rocketrail’ is possible name for Detroit’s M-1 rail

  Dan Gilbert’s Quicken Loans, which has naming rights to the M-1 light rail system along Woodward Avenue, has trademarked “Rocketrail” — leading to speculation Friday that it could become the name of the 3.3-mile line. Federal records show that Quicken Loans trademarked the name Dec. 3. It also recently trademarked Qlink, Qline and Quickline. […]

Around Metro Detroit

Meridian Winter Blast – 12th Year of Fun

Meridian Winter Blast – 12th Year of Fun

Detroit’s premier winter festival, Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans, returns to Campus Martius Park for its 12th year, Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14, with its sights set on a making a positive impact for Flint children. The festival’s hours are Friday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 11 […]

Map to College: 35 people paving the way in Detroit

Map to College: 35 people paving the way in Detroit

Ernst & Young LLP’s College MAP program at Frank Cody High School in Detroit began this year, with EY mentors showing more excitement and commitment than ever before. Thirty-five EY employees from the Detroit office are supporting 10 juniors and 16 seniors in their journey to post-secondary education. EY collaborates with the non-profit College for […]

Ryan Gosling: Detroit Is ‘One of the Great Cities in the World’

Ryan Gosling: Detroit Is ‘One of the Great Cities in the World’

Actor Ryan Gosling, who spent a fair amount of time in Detroit making his movie “Lost River,” says interesting things about the city. Gosling, who is one of the stars in the mortgage meltdown movie “The Big Short,” comments on the economic collapse of Detroit that he saw while in the city, according to Julie […]

Neighborly News and Events

Detroit First U.S. City Awarded U.N’s ‘City of Design’ Status

Detroit First U.S. City Awarded U.N’s ‘City of Design’ Status

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has recognized the singularity of Detroit, dubbing the motor city the country’s first “City of Design.” “Detroit has become the first U.S. city to receive the ‘city of design’ designation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization,” reports Sherri Welch. Forty-seven cities from 33 other countries […]

Seven Year Old Detroit Chief for the Day

Seven Year Old Detroit Chief for the Day

‘You’re under arrest dad!’: Son of Detroit cop becomes chief for a day and immediately slaps handcuffs on his father The son of a Detroit Police lieutenant got to boss around his old man for a day after he was sworn in as the police chief as a reward for donating his Christmas money to […]

7 Can’t-Miss Metro Detroit Holiday Attractions

7 Can’t-Miss Metro Detroit Holiday Attractions

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