Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

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 […]

St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook  – NEXT TO NORMAL

St. Dunstan’s Theatre Guild of Cranbrook – NEXT TO NORMAL

Music by Tom Kitt. Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey “A brave, breathtaking new musical” –The New York Times Bloomfield Hills, Michigan ­ Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and numerous Tony Awards, (including best original score) this contemporary rock musical explores how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness. Life behind the white […]

The season at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts has begun

The season at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts has begun

  West Bloomfield, MI- More than 100,000 guests have attended events at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts. Inspired by an extraordinary gift from Madeleine and Mandell Berman, this beautiful, world-class, 600- seat theatre opened its doors in 2011 and has since welcomed performances by the late, Marvin Hamlish, David Broza, Patti LuPone, Noa, […]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

Mitch Albom: Her flock has Faith

Mitch Albom: Her flock has Faith

“So this is your office?” I ask. “I cleaned it up,” she says. “Can you smell the Pledge?” I glance around a nearly empty room, just bookcases, a desk, a picture of Jesus. “Is your home like this, too?” “Yeah,” she says. “Except for the Pledge.” Faith Fowler, 55, is not your typical pastor. She […]

A Fun Interview on WRJ’s Internet Advisor

A Fun Interview on WRJ’s Internet Advisor

Click Here to Listen the 8 Minute Interview Link to the WJR Internet Advisor Website

Humble Design challenges America to join the  Jump on the Bed Challenge

Humble Design challenges America to join the Jump on the Bed Challenge

Humble Design, a Metro-Detroit based non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless families in need, is launching a new campaign on November 17th to help raise money to provide beds and home furnishings for families in need. To date, Humble Design has furnished the homes of 436 deserving Detroit-area families. “Every night, too many kids have to […]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

Six Questions to Ask Afterschool Programs that can Ensure Year Long Success for Children

Six Questions to Ask Afterschool Programs that can Ensure Year Long Success for Children

    Well-Rounded Afterschool Programs Essential to Year-Long Success As students have filled up their backpacks to begin another school year, there is a central conversation among parents and guardians regarding the quality of education their children receive at school. Part of those conversations should also focus on afterschool care, which is a prime opportunity […]

Michigan Activity Pass – At Local Libraries

Michigan Activity Pass – At Local Libraries

The Library Network today announced the “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” will renew for a second year, beginning May 24, 2014. This project is supported in part by the Library of Michigan with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The “Michigan Activity Pass presented by The Library Network” […]

The Whole of Jewish History in One Hour

The Whole of Jewish History in One Hour

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s SAJE (Seminars for Adult Jewish Enrichment) will host scholar and teacher David Solomon for two lectures, “The Whole of Jewish History in One Hour” and “The Last 1,000 Years of Jewish Philosophy,” on Thursday,  June 19 at the JCC, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield. David Solomon is scholar-in-residence […]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

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 […]

“Unbroken’s” Louis Zamperini: The Rest of the Story – Video

“Unbroken’s” Louis Zamperini: The Rest of the Story – Video

  We read the book Unbroken and were very moved – a powerful Movie came out on Christmas Day – I saw with my wife on Saturday.  You also should see the rest of the story after he got back from the War and Prison Camp.  This Video will give you some of the story […]

The Lens of Faith

The Lens of Faith

When my wife and I moved to East Dearborn three years ago, many people asked us “Why? Why would you live there?” When I meet people in the Detroit-area and they ask where I live, “Off of Warren and Schaefer,” I tell them, I get the strangest looks. “Oh,” is often the reply. Although I am […]

Metro Business and Government

2015 Auto Show shines light on Detroit

2015 Auto Show shines light on Detroit

Detroit is shifting into top gear for the 2015 North American International Auto Show. 2015 is all about performance, luxury and speed. Ford and Acura are stealing the spotlight at this year’s NAIAS with their eye-catching super cars, the Ford GT and the Acura NSX. “The style and flare of the vehicles are over the top,” […]

From Forbes:  Want Proof The Economy’s Booming? Check Out The Detroit Auto Show

From Forbes: Want Proof The Economy’s Booming? Check Out The Detroit Auto Show

by Joann Muller It’s cold and snowy in Detroit but there’s an unmistakable giddiness about the future on display this week at the North American International Auto Show. Supercars like the new Ford GT and Acura NSX set the tone for this year’s auto show, which is heavy on performance and advanced technology. While some years […]

Metro Detroit to see for aisles and aisles with grocery store openings in year ahead

Metro Detroit to see for aisles and aisles with grocery store openings in year ahead

From Crain’s Detroit Business: This is part of a series of stories looking back at 2014 and looking forward to the year ahead.  Plans for at least six new grocery stores were announced during the year, including a second Detroit site for both Whole Foods and Meijer. After opening a 21,000-square-foot Midtown location in the […]

Around Metro Detroit

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 […]

Detroit Fire Department Gets New Equipment

Detroit Fire Department Gets New Equipment

Actor Denis Leary plans to present to the Detroit fire department new equipment paid for by proceeds from a documentary film about the city’s firefighters. “Burn” chronicles the struggles of Detroit firefighters. The donation is being made through the Leary Firefighters Foundation. Leary is a “Burn” executive producer and portrayed a firefighter on the TV […]

16 things you have to explain to out-of-towners about Detroit

16 things you have to explain to out-of-towners about Detroit

  By Jeff Waraniak Detroit’s national reputation can pretty much be summed up by the three C’s: crime, corruption, and cars. And people aren’t even so sure about that last one anymore. Yes, sadly, the rest of the world doesn’t always look upon us with favor, and as any Detroiter who’s traveled abroad or entertained […]

Neighborly News and Events

A MOVIE – Snowboarding – for me – Zack Dalton – Executive Producer and Creative Director from Metro Detroit

A MOVIE – Snowboarding – for me – Zack Dalton – Executive Producer and Creative Director from Metro Detroit

What a Great Movie on Snowboarding – This is an Action and Interview Film you should check out ! – very proud of our nephew and his contribution to this project !  –  Richard, Theresa, Robb, Randy and Kathy Dalton Starring: JP Walker, Terje Håkonsen, Shaun White, Danny Kass, Torstein Horgmo, Ståle Sandbech, Mikkel Bang, […]

City of Detroit Uses Outdated Windows XP, Gets Hacked

City of Detroit Uses Outdated Windows XP, Gets Hacked

If you have ever been to Detroit, or have taken a virtual stroll through its streets using Google Street View, you are familiar with the desolate, abandoned landscape of this once proud city. Apparently, the city’s IT infrastructure is not in any better condition. Sometime this spring, a hacker infiltrated a Detroit municipal database consisting […]

As a part of the City of Rochester’s comprehensive parking management strategy, the City is breaking ground on the next phase of the strategy: construction of two parking platforms in the downtown district.  Construction on the East Street Platform, located on East Street between Fourth and University, will begin on Monday, January 5.  A groundbreaking […]