Metro Art, Culture and Recreation

Why the Woodward Dream Cruise reaffirms Detroit’s love affair with Cars

Why the Woodward Dream Cruise reaffirms Detroit’s love affair with Cars

The Dream Cruise, now that’s romantic. A celebration of American automotive culture, the love of the road, and gas-guzzling, unapologetic steel, The Woodward Dream Cruise is impractical and grandiose. Traffic gets tied up throughout the Metro area, and ecological concerns are sloughed off for one day to steep in Detroit’s love of all things automotive. [...]

New York City Gallery surveys sprawling history of Detroit art

New York City Gallery surveys sprawling history of Detroit art

  Another Look at Detroit: Parts 1 and 2, curated by Todd Levin and in collaboration with Marlborough Chelsea June 26 – August 8, 2014 509 West 24th Street exhibition works installation views press release press Download PDF ANOTHER LOOK at DETROIT: PARTS 1 and 2 Curated by Todd Levin June 26 – August 8, [...]

CAMP – Art Project in Detroit

CAMP – Art Project in Detroit

      From the CAMP Website: We believe that the continued progress of Detroit may be augmented through the exhibition of the region’s exemplary creative talent on the global stage. The CAMP (Community Arts Moving Projects) program aims to facilitate this by giving Detroit artists, makers and thinkers the opportunity to create beautiful and [...]

Metro Nonprofits and Service

Veronika Scott empowers Detroit with a jacket

Veronika Scott empowers Detroit with a jacket

If it weren’t for Veronika Scott, Eljeana Lee would still be one of the more than 20,000 homeless men and women in the streets of Detroit who face the freezing cold every year without shelter or warmth. Lee never thought she would be homeless. In 2006, she said her life changed drastically. Faster than she could [...]

Eminem supports Detroit with charity auction

Eminem supports Detroit with charity auction

A online charity auction hosted by Eminem started Monday that will generate proceeds to benefit a Detroit charity Slim Shady is auctioning off five Casio G-Shock watches, tickets to his Monster Tour shows with Rihanna and an autograph hat to support Detroit’s Focus; HOPE. All proceeds from the auction are expected to support the charity. [...]

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

Metro Libraries, History and Learning

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 [...]

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER EARTH WEEK PROGRAMS OFFER HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABILITY

MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER EARTH WEEK PROGRAMS OFFER HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES FOCUSED ON SUSTAINABILITY

Wayne State University Professor Hosts “Ask the Expert” Clean Energy Presentation What:  The Michigan Science Center (MiSci) will celebrate Earth Day April 21–26. Guests will experience hands-on activities each day, including animal habitats (April 21), the sun and earth relationship (April 22), weather (April 23), oceans (April 24), trees (April 25) and recycling (April 26). [...]

Metro Faith and Fellowship

Local Church Pastor’s Book on Urban Outreach

Local Church Pastor’s Book on Urban Outreach

A unique and timely guide for relating the gospel to the complex and distinct issues of inner city America Much of the New Testament was written in urban settings, in which the Christian communities had to deal head-on with issues such as race, equality, justice, sexuality, money, and economics. But much of today’s apologetics (engagement [...]

Review of “Heaven is for Real”

Review of “Heaven is for Real”

By Deacon Greg Kandra Enjoying a rare day off following the Triduum marathon, I took my wife to see “Heaven is for Real” at a Monday matinee. I’ll be honest with you: I wasn’t expecting much. The result could have been awful, a preachy mess. The fact that it isn’t—in fact, a lot of it [...]

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 [...]

Metro Business and Government

Shinola keeps Detroit ticking by making watches

Shinola keeps Detroit ticking by making watches

Remember when Americans made stuff by hand in America? Today, one company has kept that tradition alive since 2011 by hand making watches in the watch-making capitol of America, Detroit. In a time when people would rather dodge Detroit, Shinola embraced the Motor City with open arms. While exploring Detroit for a place to set [...]

Goldfish Swim School co-founder, Chris McCuiston, named Ernst & Young Entreprenuer of the Year 2014 finalist

Goldfish Swim School co-founder, Chris McCuiston, named Ernst & Young Entreprenuer of the Year 2014 finalist

Goldfish Swim School Cofounder Chris McCuiston has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year® 2014 Award in Michigan & Northwest Ohio. The nomination comes in recognition of McCuiston’s ability to demonstrate extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to Goldfish and the thousands of children the company [...]

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 [...]

Around Metro Detroit

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 [...]

Everything weird, wacky and wonderful about America’s Dairyland can be found in Oddball Michigan

Everything weird, wacky and wonderful about America’s Dairyland can be found in Oddball Michigan

There is no state quite like Michigan. Only in the Great Lakes state will you find the world’s largest cherry pie oven, the udder-flashing cow, the hot dog hall of fame, and the “Be Good to your Mother-in-Law Bridge.” As culturally wonderful as it is weird, Michigan also boasts the birth place of Motown, the Peace Corps and the International [...]

Neighborly News and Events

Tigers Wives Raise Money to Support Youth Baseball

Tigers Wives Raise Money to Support Youth Baseball

The Tigers Wives are partnering with the Detroit Tigers Foundation, an affiliate of Ilitch, to raise money to support youth baseball and a special event the Tigers Wives are hosting at The Children’s Center in Detroit. The wives will be selling “autographed grab bags” at Comerica Park on Saturday. For a $50 donation, Tigers fans [...]

150 Studies of Pedestrians in Detroit, Michigan

150 Studies of Pedestrians in Detroit, Michigan

Commissioned by Fortune Magazine for “Labor Anonymous”, Published November 1946] Walker Evans (American, St. Louis, Missouri 1903–1975 New Haven, Connecticut) Check out the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art’s On Line Photo Collection            CLICK HERE Date: 1946 Medium: Film negative Dimensions: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in. Classification: Negatives Credit Line: Walker Evans Archive, 1994 Accession [...]

Batman and Superman in the D

Batman and Superman in the D

Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel finally has an official title: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” Production on the highly anticipated superhero showdown is underway in Detroit, Warner Bros. announced Wednesday. The film stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman, Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Gal Gadot as Diana Prince/Wonder Woman and Jesse Eisenberg as [...]