Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

From Rochester – DECK ART 2015 BACK AGAIN THIS MAY !

From Rochester – DECK ART 2015 BACK AGAIN THIS MAY !

This year, over 400 artists from all over metro Detroit, Washington, and Kentucky as well as 58 downtown Rochester businesses are participating in Deck Art 2015. In its fifth installment, Deck Art 2015 is a skateboard art competition and exhibition. Artists provide one-of-a-kind artwork using skateboard decks as a canvas. These decks will be displayed […]

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at the DIA

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at the DIA

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were an explosive couple. He carried a pistol. She carried a flask. He romanticized Detroit. She rejected it. But what they shared was a belief in communism, a thirst for tequila and a passion for each other. Discover how they left their mark on Detroit. And how Detroit left its […]

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 […]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

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 […]

Detroit Nonprofit Hires Homeless to Make Coats/sleeping Bags

Detroit Nonprofit Hires Homeless to Make Coats/sleeping Bags

By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press Veronika Scott simply wanted to get an “A” on her product design project. And she did — with an idea that has changed her life and those of countless others. Now, the coat she created that can transform into a sleeping bag is providing warmth to homeless people and jobs […]

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

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 […]

Video – Michigan Youth Arts Festival 2014 – Justin Burgess

Video – Michigan Youth Arts Festival 2014 – Justin Burgess

Justin Burgess of South Lyon High School, accompanied by Seo-Hyun You, performing at the 52nd Annual Michigan Youth Arts Festival.

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 […]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

First at Four – a monthly gathering of Christian Fellowship and Unity

First at Four – a monthly gathering of Christian Fellowship and Unity

“I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will  believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me.”    Jesus praying – Gospel of John […]

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 […]

Metro Business and Government

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, owner Paul Scott and his business partner, 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 […]

The Brother Who Revived The Ford Taurus: Earl Lucas

The Brother Who Revived The Ford Taurus: Earl Lucas

This isn’t your everyday job: designing airplanes beautified with diamonds and gold for the Sultan of Brunei. Earl Lucas had that job and decided to bring his skills to Ford Motor Company, where he is now the lead automotive designer.  Among his accomplishments at Ford, he created the exterior of the celebrated 2010 Ford Taurus, […]

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,” […]

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

Directions to a Faygo Redpop Slurpee Drink

Directions to a Faygo Redpop Slurpee Drink

Faygo Beverages and 7-Eleven, Inc. announce an exclusive partnership to release the long-demanded combination of their flagship products – the Faygo Redpop Slurpee drink. Beginning this month, Redpop Slurpee beverages are available at more than 300 7-Eleven locations across Michigan and Ohio. “Redpop has been the most popular flavor in Faygo’s history, so how do […]

Detroit lovers, ’59

Detroit lovers, ’59

From FOX NEWS – Monopoly turns 80; Detroit nabs spot on new game board

From FOX NEWS – Monopoly turns 80; Detroit nabs spot on new game board

Happy Birthday, Monopoly! One of the world’s most popular board games is turning eighty. An estimated one billion people in more than one hundred countries have played the depression-era game since it first came out in 1935. Hasbro says reinvention is key and vital to maintaining the board games success. Speaking of which, a new edition […]