Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

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 […]

Artist Breathes New Life into Decrepit Detroit House With Flowers

Artist Breathes New Life into Decrepit Detroit House With Flowers

Detroit is going through a lot of changes right now as people attempt to clean up the city and save it from the bankruptcy it faced two years ago. One of the most interesting changes? A house covered in flowers. Floral designer Lisa Waud launched the project after spending $500 on the abandoned house. As the owner of Pot […]

Homeless “Jesus” in Detroit

Homeless “Jesus” in Detroit

  A statue depicting a “homeless Jesus” asleep on a park bench has finally found a home. The sculpture was placed Friday at the front doorsteps of the St. Peter and Paul Jesuit Catholic Church in downtown Detroit, the city’s oldest church building, according to the Detroit Free Press. It was dedicated after Mass on […]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

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, […]

Toasted Oak celebrates fifth anniversary

Toasted Oak celebrates fifth anniversary

Last week, Toasted Oak Grill and Market in Novi hosted a celebration to recognize five years of serving the community gourmet, regional cuisine. On their special night, they pulled all the stops in an effort to benefit Greening of Detroit. The evening featured a strolling dinner created by award-winning Toasted Oak Executive Chef Brian Kanak. In addition, […]

Leadership Oakland’s ‘Day of Service’

Leadership Oakland’s ‘Day of Service’

Community leaders partner with Humble Design to furnish homes for Grace Centers of Hope Every year fifty of the most influential community and business leaders within Oakland County team up for a day of service. On Saturday, May 16, they will transform five houses into homes in the city of Pontiac. Leadership Oakland has partnered […]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

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 […]

Comerica Java & Jazz free concert series continues with Kathy Kosins at The Detroit Public Library’s Friends Auditorium Tuesday, May 19

Comerica Java & Jazz free concert series continues with Kathy Kosins at The Detroit Public Library’s Friends Auditorium Tuesday, May 19

Comerica Java & Jazz concerts showcase talented jazz musicians for Detroit music fans to enjoy free of charge. The free concerts will be held on the third Tuesday of every month from March through July at the Detroit Public Library, Clara Stanton Jones Friends Auditorium located at 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202. The series […]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

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 […]

Expert on Jewish Orient to speak at the JCC

Expert on Jewish Orient to speak at the JCC

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment) will present Rabbi Marvin Tokayer speaking on “The Orient Expressed: Forgotten Tales of Jewish Life in the Far East” on April 15 and 16. Rabbi Tokayer is a former U.S. Air Force chaplain in Japan who also served as rabbi for the […]

Jan 27th – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Jan 27th – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  January 27 / Multiple Times and Locations Holocaust Commemoration International Holocaust Remembrance Day In commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day the Holocaust Memorial Center presents Watchers of the Sky. The Sundance Festival award-winning film examines the life and legacy of Polish-Jewish lawyer and linguist Raphael Lemkin, who coined the term “genocide.” After experiencing the […]

Metro Business and Government

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 […]

Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour serves community

Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour serves community

  I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream at Stroh’s Ice Cream Parlour. For 51 years and counting, part owners owner Paul Scott and Tino Orozco have continued to serve the community. It all started in 1964, when Scott and his brother-in-law turned a fun idea to open their very own ice cream […]

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

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 […]

Inside Detroit: What do the city’s signs tell us about its history?

Inside Detroit: What do the city’s signs tell us about its history?

I recently had the pleasure of spending a long weekend in Detroit. I was already familiar with it’s rich musical history, having spent most of Saturday nights in the late 90s in northern clubs listening to Detroit techno, but I was taken aback to find so many interesting examples of vintage signage around the city. […]

These 9 Detroit Restaurants and Bars Have Stunning Views

These 9 Detroit Restaurants and Bars Have Stunning Views

by Brenna Houck Detroit has its fair share of high rises with stunning panoramic views. Downtown restaurant and bar owners have taken advantage of this, perching their venues on roofs, the top floors of skyscrapers and casinos, and in the middle of a park in search of the best view. Here are nine spots that are […]