Monthly Archives: May 2010

Memorial Weekend in Detroit means ‘Movement’

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May 28, 2010
Memorial Weekend in Detroit means ‘Movement’

There’s something about Detroit during festival season. An energy envelopes the air. The streets fill with people and the excitement is palpable. I first experienced that feeling 10 years ago as Hart Plaza christened a brand new festival – the Detroit Electronic Music Festival. The concept has since morphed into what’s now known as Movement. It’s...
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Does ‘Sex and the City 2′ dazzle in Abu Dhabi?

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May 27, 2010
Does ‘Sex and the City 2′ dazzle in Abu Dhabi?

Sex and the City’s six beloved seasons came to a close on HBO in February of 2004. Fans hung on to see how their four favorite ladies would weather stormy on-again-off-again relationships, marriage, motherhood and even cancer. But the saga continued with the release of the first full-length feature film and now – six...
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BravoBravo! blends Detroit fashion, music, food into one memorable night

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May 25, 2010
BravoBravo! blends Detroit fashion, music, food into one memorable night

I have a confession to make. I’ve been volunteering for this year’s BravoBravo! fundraising event, which supports the Michigan Opera Theatre. So yes, I’m biased. I discovered this annual see-and-be-seen charity gala years ago as a reporter and I know how important it is to maintaining arts and culture in Detroit. BravoBravo!, coordinated by...
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Royal Oak man claims he’s a vampire, threatens police

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May 24, 2010
Royal Oak man claims he’s a vampire, threatens police

Don’t blame Stephenie Meyer or the success of HBO’s True Blood series for a Royal Oak native who’s taken the vampire craze way too far. Sure, I’ve read the Twilight series, seen the movies and I know a few things about the fictional world of vampires. But the story that made headlines in today’s...
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It’s ‘Friday Night Live’ at the Detroit Institute of Arts

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May 21, 2010
It’s ‘Friday Night Live’ at the Detroit Institute of Arts

I’ve never been shy about my adoration of the Detroit Institute of Arts. It’s quite simply one of the reasons I love living here. More than just an amazing museum to explore alone or with friends, the DIA offers eye-opening exhibitions and includes one of the most amazing art, classic and foreign film houses...
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#RapRehab Results: Still An Addict, But I’m In Control (PLUS: Giveaway for Limited Edition Erykah Badu GoodWoodNYC necklace!)

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May 21, 2010

First of all, I apologize to readers for the lapse between posts; as a reward for your loyalty, check SpeechIsMyHammer.com for a giveaway of a limited edition Erykah Badu/Good Wood NYC necklace. But this Rap Rehab took a lot out of me. I knew it would be taxing to not listen to my favorite...
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Wanna hear something funny? LaughUp is June 9

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May 20, 2010
Wanna hear something funny? LaughUp is June 9

Nationally-known comedian Erik Allen is heading our way to perform at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle next month in Royal Oak. But that’s not the only place to see him perform his original, off-beat brand of comedy. The Urbane Way, a social media marketing laboratory based in Royal Oak, has teamed with Social Media Club...
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Music Wednesdays 5-18-10

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May 19, 2010
Music Wednesdays 5-18-10

In the first Music Wednesdays since Rap Rehab, I cover songs from two of Michigan’s most promising young emcees, and from the new face of electronic music. Big Sean “What U Doin (BULL$#!@ING)” (prod. The Olympicks) Detroit native Big Sean has done a commendable job of using his rhyme skills and his Kanye West...
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Want to party Sex & The City-style this weekend?

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May 18, 2010
Want to party Sex & The City-style this weekend?

Are you a Carrie, a Miranda, a Samantha or a Charlotte? Years after the hit HBO series Sex & The City signed off of the cable airwaves, fans are still identifying with these four characters. So much so, the hype engine for Sex & The City 2 has been in overdrive for weeks. I...
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The Michigan Opera Theater delves into mystery and murder with ‘Tosca’

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May 17, 2010
The Michigan Opera Theater delves into mystery and murder with ‘Tosca’

The packed crowd and rousing applause echoed throughout the elegant Detroit Opera House Saturday night as the Michigan Opera Theatre premiered its final production of the season. Saving the very best for last? Perhaps. Giacomo Puccini’s evocative melodrama Tosca was presented in three absolutely riveting acts. Sung in Italian with English subtitles provided, the...
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Mini Mini Pizza Pizza!

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May 15, 2010
Mini Mini Pizza Pizza!

So on my ” cheat” days I like to mix things up and have a meal that would normally not be the status quo of a healthy meal, but for this past weekend I made a healthy version of a not-so-healthy tradition: PIZZA! This version of healthy veggie mini pizza’s were a great addition...
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Startup Weekend Detroit kicks off tonight at Wayne State

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May 14, 2010
Startup Weekend Detroit kicks off tonight at Wayne State

If you’ve got a big idea, have always dreamt of starting your own business or a new project, you won’t want to miss out on Startup Weekend Detroit. The kickoff is 6 p.m. tonight – at the Marvin I. Danto Engineering Development Center – but there’s still time to grab your ticket and get...
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