Monthly Archives: May 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 still…

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 years…

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 Oakland…

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 Detroit…

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 cosign…

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 have…

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 show…

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 to…