Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

Relive Detroit’s history with The Gem Theatre

Relive Detroit’s history with The Gem Theatre

Detroit has a rich history of music and entertainment. Folks nowadays can relive their city’s historic past through its beautiful theaters. On the Corner of Madison St. and Brush St. is The Gem Theatre, a theatre known for breaking and setting records.  History Before a single brick was even laid, the Twentieth Century Club of [...]

Jewish Community Center – Breaking the Mold Art Exhibit

Jewish Community Center – Breaking the Mold Art Exhibit

Located in the D. Dan & Betty Kahn Building in West Bloomfield, the Janice Charach Gallery hosts exhibitions of Jewish art and works by Jewish artists.   Exhibitions include glass, ceramics, multi-media, painting, fiber arts, photography and more.  Educational programs also are offered. As a tribute to Janice Charach’s relationship with the College for Creative Studies, [...]

Contemporary Art through March 21, 2014. The N’Namdi Center

Contemporary Art through March 21, 2014. The N’Namdi Center

Do The Yale Thing is a collection of recent work by a diverse group of 18 Yale MFA graduates. Exploring a range of media including painting, photography, video, and sculpture, the exhibition highlights key works created by the young artists since their graduation from Yale University’s storied MFA program. “Over the years I’ve made several [...]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

Poverty Cure Meetings – You Are Invited

Poverty Cure Meetings – You Are Invited

I was at this first Session at Moody in Farmington on Saturday.   Still time to attend the other two sessions – well worth your time. Checkout the video from the first session and see the details below:     SignUp online for Free Sessions – Click Here Moody Theological Seminary – Michigan Website

The Salvation Army celebrates grand opening of Southfield Thrift Store, Feb. 15

The Salvation Army celebrates grand opening of Southfield Thrift Store, Feb. 15

Join The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) as they celebrate the grand opening of a new Southfield thrift store at 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 15. The grand opening will feature deals all day, Roary of The Detroit Lions, Gardner-White gift cards (in partnership with Gardner-White), free hot dogs and more. The [...]

The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center host clothing and shoe drive

The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center host clothing and shoe drive

 This holiday season, The Salvation Army Southeast Michigan Adult Rehabilitation Center (ARC) has teamed up with Gardner-White Furniture to host a clothing and shoe drive. Running now through the year end, community members will have the option to donate gently-used clothing and shoes to any of Gardner-White’s 8 metro Detroit locations in addition to the 34 metro Detroit Salvation [...]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

Free Kindermusik for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

Free Kindermusik for babies, toddlers and preschoolers

  Margaret Matthes, M.M.Ed., Birmingham/Bloomfield, MI. Margaret’s Music Studio invites you and your little one to a free Kindermusik Preview Class where you’ll experience the joy of making music as a family. No charge or obligation; just enjoy the fun, and see how music can make a difference in your child’s development. The Kindermusik curriculum [...]

EAA expansion bill passes Michigan House

EAA expansion bill passes Michigan House

The Michigan House on Thursday approved legislation that would allow the Educational Achievement Authority to expand statewide, one year to the day after the House first approved a version of the bill. House Bill 4369, modified and advanced in a 56-54 vote, now heads back to the Senate for a concurrence vote. The legislation changes how [...]

Detroit Institute of Music

Detroit Institute of Music

When British musician and producer Kevin Nixon finally tracked down a singer songwriter named Siddy Bennett, the two had a conversation about ambition. “He said, ‘Do you want to sell 100,000 records or do you want to sell 1 million records?’” Bennett recalled Thursday at a press event for the opening of the Detroit Institute [...]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

Woodside Bible in Detroit

Woodside Bible in Detroit

On October 16, 2011, Woodside Detroit opened its doors at the Detroit Center for the Arts where over 200 people worshipped, prayed and praised the Lord. The campus strategy is simple. Build from the inside out. Establish Neighborhood Groups and partner with existing area non-profits to help those in need. Since its opening, 25 Neighborhood [...]

Chuck Gaidica Retires from WDIV to Serve as Pastor

Chuck Gaidica Retires from WDIV to Serve as Pastor

After 27 years reporting heat waves, cold fronts, rain and snow for WDIV, Local 4 News in Detroit, Chuck Gaidica is announcing his retirement effective this August. “It is a privilege to be a part of Local 4 and have the career in meteorology and broadcasting that I have. It has been a long and [...]

Karate for Christ at First Baptist Church in Washington Township

Karate for Christ at First Baptist Church in Washington Township

Karate for Christ First Baptist Church 58774 Van Dyke Road Washington, MI 48094 Karate class for all ages will meet weekly in the FBC Washington Fellowship Hall Starting: Saturday, January 18, 2014 Normal Meeting Time: 10 am to noon Normal Attire: sweatpants with Karate for Christ t-shirt (for now) Cost: Jan $20.00 per person (due [...]

Metro Business and Government

Shinola Featured In Aol’s “This Built America”

Shinola Featured In Aol’s “This Built America”

Startups are flocking to Detroit for the cheap space, amazing engineering talent and sheer marketability of the area. Nothing says a company supports “Made in America” stronger than a Detroit address. Shinola is one such company. The company was founded in 2011 and as this amazing video and story produced by Aol Tech Editorial Director [...]

The North American International Auto Show Drives Detroit In the Right Direction

The North American International Auto Show Drives Detroit In the Right Direction

January means three things to petrol-heads in the Motor City: cold weather, a new year and the North American International Auto Show on Friday, Jan. 18 through Sunday, Jan. 26 at Cobo Center. Car enthusiasts around the world travel to Detroit every January to see what automobile companies have in store down the road. Detroit [...]

DENSO Expands its North American Headquarters

DENSO Expands its North American Headquarters

Added 1,100 of 1,200 positions in last two years Global automotive supplier DENSO is investing US$10 million and adding 176 new jobs to expand its North American headquarters in Southfield, Mich. The investment, which includes the purchase of an existing 81,000 sq. ft. office building on its current campus, will increase its research and development [...]

Around Metro Detroit

Give Thanks Bakery in Downtown Rochester

Give Thanks Bakery in Downtown Rochester

Give Thanks Bakery is offering a variety of beautiful pastries for Easter, including this decadent Chocolate Easter Egg Torte! Bakery Website

Mitch Albom’s Metro Detroit Public Service Initiative Videos

Mitch Albom’s Metro Detroit Public Service Initiative Videos

Great Video Stories that have aired on Local 4 News (Detroit) Click Here for the Web Page

Mitch Albom: After William Clay Ford’s passing, Detroit Lions’ operations likely business as usual

Mitch Albom: After William Clay Ford’s passing, Detroit Lions’ operations likely business as usual

“If my being more ‘public’ helps our success, sure, I’d do it. But I never felt that it would win a football game or help us catch a pass or score a touchdown.” — William Clay Ford, 1997 In death, he found new life. There has been more praise of William Clay Ford this past [...]

Neighborly News and Events

This Weekend at O U – Pinball

This Weekend at O U – Pinball

The Michigan Pinball Expo Returns to Oakland University in 2014! Thursday April 3rd – Saturday April 5th: 8am – 12midnight Sunday April 6th: 8am – 5pm Web Link  

Writing a Will Talk at Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

Writing a Will Talk at Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit

The Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s the Active Adult Department will present Nancy C. Nawrocki, JD, speaking on “How To Make a Perfect Will for Imperfect Children and Grandchildren” at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 at the JCC, 6600 W. Maple Road in West Bloomfield. Nawrocki is a graduate of Wayne State University Law [...]

Detroit Historical Society – Try your hand at Building Detroit

Detroit Historical Society – Try your hand at Building Detroit

  PLAY THE GAME – CLICK HERE