Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

Detroit stars in Architecture Biennale in Venice

Detroit stars in Architecture Biennale in Venice

The architectural interpretations of four Detroit locations will be unveiled Saturday in Venice, Italy, at the opening of the 2016 Architecture Biennale’s “The Architectural Imagination.” Thousands of global visitors will walk through the rooms that feature 3-D models, drawings and video animation of each Detroit site. Organizers say the idea is to show speculative architectural […]

New Roller Coaster Debuts Monday In Macomb County

New Roller Coaster Debuts Monday In Macomb County

It may not be the tallest or the fastest — but, for metro Detroiters, it’s quite a bit closer to home. A first in Macomb County, the Loop roller coaster debuted Monday afternoon at C.J. Barrymore’s on Hall Road near Groesbeck in Clinton Township. Billed as “short, fast and fun,” the thrill ride tops out at a mere 36 feet […]

Detroit Institute of Arts offers free admission on Mother’s Day

Detroit Institute of Arts offers free admission on Mother’s Day

The Detroit Institute of Arts is offering free admission on Mother’s Day. A series of performances and classes are planned Sunday as part of the museum’s special exhibition: “Dance: American Art 1830-??1960.” The Detroit Institute of Arts’ newest exhibit “Dance! American Art 1830-1960” will open this Sunday, March 20. Tickets to the special exhibit are […]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

Detroit car wash rallies around the Stars and Stripes

Detroit car wash rallies around the Stars and Stripes

Two brothers in a dying neighborhood draped an American flag on a fence. And it became an icon. The flag began as the signpost for the Burnside Car Wash, located along the curb between a vacant house and an empty field on a remote side street in northeast Detroit. It’s not advertised and isn’t listed […]

Want to fight hunger in Detroit? Buy a loaf of bread

Want to fight hunger in Detroit? Buy a loaf of bread

Buy bread and support hunger relief. Starting Saturday, Kroger kicks off its 11th annual bread campaign to benefit the Salvation Army Bed & Bread Club. For every 20-ounce loaf of Kroger brand bread that customers buy at all 126 stores through May 14, the Kroger Co. of Michigan will donate one loaf to the Salvation Army Bed & […]

Moross Greenway Project working hard to clean up Detroit neighborhood

Moross Greenway Project working hard to clean up Detroit neighborhood

A Detroit neighborhood is looking a lot greener these days thanks to the work of some volunteers. The goal of the Moross Greenway Project is to clean up the seven islands on Moross between I-94 and St. John Hospital on Detroit’s east side.  The project raises money to mow the lawns, plant trees and re-landscape […]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

Obama heaps praise on Detroit senior at Howard University graduation

Obama heaps praise on Detroit senior at Howard University graduation

At Howard University’s commencement speech on Saturday, Ciearra Jefferson listened while the keynote speaker, President Barack Obama, urged seniors like her to keep advocating for change. Then Obama did something Jefferson didn’t expect: he mentioned her by name, and told the audience about her story growing up on Detroit’s west side. “People like Ciearra are why […]

Vacant lots turned into outdoor education center for Detroit neighborhood

Vacant lots turned into outdoor education center for Detroit neighborhood

Four lots on a corner surrounded by numerous vacant buildings and homes on Detroit’s east side will soon be a green oasis. Volunteers from The Greening of Detroit, Osborn Neighborhood Alliance, American Forests and Bank of America started work Friday with children from the Osborn neighborhood on what will become an outdoor education center for […]

Detroit Teacher Honored At White House Returns Home To Find Find Water Shut Off

Detroit Teacher Honored At White House Returns Home To Find Find Water Shut Off

A local teacher who was among those honored at the White House this week returned to Detroit to a house with no running water. Cass Tech dance teacher Mayowa Lisa Reynolds — who was in Washington D.C. being honored along with other educators from around the country — says she had been paying her bill online and admits being late, but says […]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

Tuskegee Airman, 94, awarded Bronze Star at Detroit NAACP dinner

Tuskegee Airman, 94, awarded Bronze Star at Detroit NAACP dinner

A 94-year-old Detroit native has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal for heroic service and meritorious achievement during World War II. Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson was presented the award by U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Sunday at the 61st Annual Detroit NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner. Stabenow says Jefferson is one of the few remaining Tuskegee […]

Sunday Concert – First At Four – May 1st

Sunday Concert – First At Four – May 1st

First at Four – a monthly gathering of Performance, Praise & Local Harmony in Jesus Join with us on Sunday 4:00 pm – May 1st Al Bettis, is our guest performer Held at: Beautiful Savior Lutheran Chapel 5631 N. Adams Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 (between Long Lake (18 mile) and Square Lake (19 mile) Click […]

$6.1M project creates housing for veterans in Detroit

$6.1M project creates housing for veterans in Detroit

A slow smile crept across the face of Detroit veteran Charles Montague as he peered around his new apartment in the heart of the Cass Corridor, just blocks from bustling redevelopment in Midtown. After more than a decade of tumultuous times, Montague has finally landed on his feet. Montague, who was homeless and lived on the streets of Detroit […]

Metro Business and Government

Ride sharing deals between Detroit and Silicon Valley may offer new way to sell cars

Ride sharing deals between Detroit and Silicon Valley may offer new way to sell cars

A flurry of deals between big automakers and ride hailing and transportation startups is rewriting the playbook in the contest to control the future of personal transportation. Automakers now recognize they may turn ride-hailing services and car sharing companies into steady customers for all sorts of vehicles, particularly hybrid and electric cars, industry executives and […]

Detroit Nike store marks milestone for downtown retail strip resurgence

Detroit Nike store marks milestone for downtown retail strip resurgence

Excitement surrounding the new Nike Community Store downtown is hard to miss, with a long line wrapping around the corner of Woodward and Grand River avenues Thursday morning. And the store might lead to even bigger things for Detroit. Dennis Van Oossanen, Nike vice president of global merchandising, said other retailers tend to file in quickly […]

Kroger Looking To Hire 14,000 New Employees

Kroger Looking To Hire 14,000 New Employees

Are you or someone you know looking for a new opportunity? Kroger is holding a nationwide hiring event to fill 14,000 jobs across all its supermarket chains, including Michigan Kroger stores and Ralphs and Food 4 Less in other states. Who are they looking for? A note on the Kroger hiring website states: “We want the kind of people […]

Around Metro Detroit

Detroit is home to the most Knight Cities Challenge winners

Detroit is home to the most Knight Cities Challenge winners

Creative thinking is right up there with sheer stubbornness as a driving force behind Detroit’s resurgence. That spirit of innovation was recognized this week with the announcement of the 2016 class of Knight Cities Challenge winners. Detroit is home to more winning projects than any other city. The challenge solicits ideas from local organizations and […]

Come ‘Dance!’ with the newest exhibit at the DIA

Come ‘Dance!’ with the newest exhibit at the DIA

The most daring idea behind “Dance! American Art 1830-1960,” which opens Sunday at the Detroit Institute of Arts, was pairing great art with life-sized videos of dancers in action. You might think this a recipe for distraction, but you’d be wrong. The seven videos that annotate “Dance!” are deeply absorbing, fun to watch, and offer […]

CREATING SPACES FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN STEM:

CREATING SPACES FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS IN STEM:

AN EVENT OF THE STEMinista PROJECT Driving Detroit to Become a Leader in STEM Workforce Development As Michigan’s economy and labor market continues to recover, it has become apparent the state needs to focus on building its talent pipeline, specifically in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. According to a recent study conducted by […]

Neighborly News and Events

‘Say Yes to the Dress’ star opens Detroit bridal boutique

‘Say Yes to the Dress’ star opens Detroit bridal boutique

You may have seen her on the popular TLC show “Say Yes to the Dress.” Now bridal consultant Keasha Rigsby has opened the only bridal boutique in the city of Detroit – made possible in part– by a motor city grant. We’re talking about fashion, style, entrepreneurship, and yes wedding dresses, in the city of Detroit. […]

‘D-Rover’ mobile visitor center unveiled in Detroit

‘D-Rover’ mobile visitor center unveiled in Detroit

A black and white van with a big yellow stripe will be at upcoming metro Detroit events this year as a mobile beacon for things to do here. Next year, the “D-Rover” moves to other regions of Michigan, and on to Ohio and Illinois. “We’re not just relying on people choosing to visit metro Detroit on their own” Larry Alexander, […]

Society Confidential Detroit singer shines on ‘DTWS’

Society Confidential Detroit singer shines on ‘DTWS’

For most of the world who watched “Dancing with the Stars” Monday night, the biggest charge came when Ginger Zee and Valentin Chmerkovskydanced the “Viennese Waltz.” But for scores of Detroiters, the excitement was the song they danced to, or even more specifically, the songstress. Native Detroiter Beth Griffith Manly, the daughter of the late […]