Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tony Roko at Birmingham Gallery June 9th

Detroit Artist Tony Roko

Detroit artist Tony RōKō goes green with “Art and Environment” exhibit for the grand opening of the new Birmingham Gallery on June 9th. More information here. Read the cinematic story of RōKō’s life below and learn how a first-generation immigrant got pulled off the assembly line to become Ford Motor Company’s creative ambassador and a nationally…

Spoil Your Pooch at Berkley Art Bash

Planning to bring your 4-legged friends to the Berkley Art Bash, Saturday, June 9th? Not a bad idea considering the bash is both family and fido friendly. Not only can you paint your pooch on a custom slate to adorn your garden but you can also find healthy treats to spoil them. Take the dog…

Wear Your Art on Your Sleeve at the Berkley Art Bash

One of the things I enjoy about art fairs is keeping an eye out for that special piece … not just to hang on a wall or adorn on a table, but to wear. Why shouldn’t clothing and accessories be considered art? They’re thought of, created, handcrafted and can’t be bought in most stores. The…

5 Cool Ideas on How to Be More Credible

Here is another “Cool Stuff” Idea from our cool Urbane Life friend, also a noted speaker and author Michael Angelo Caruso. Michael will be providing interesting Cool Stuff Ideas here every Saturday going forward. We hope you find them helpful. If you see Michael around town, tell him you saw him here first, we will give you secret gift, really we will.…

Guys take note–Yellow Door Market has you covered

Yellow Door Art Market

The Berkley Art Bash is coming up Saturday, June 9, along a half mile or so of 12 Mile Road. The event, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., promises live music, good eats, and lots and lots of art. There’s plenty to see and do. One of my favorite artsy things about Berkley though, is a…

Detroit vs. Seattle Popularity Contest!

Detroit vs. Seattle Popular

One month ago, Detroit was named America’s Least Popular City and Seattle was hailed as Most Popular. Whether or not my recent relocation to Seattle has anything to do with the timeliness of this assertion I don’t know for sure. What I do know is that the only thing more popular than being popular is being unpopular.…

Would Today’s Athlete Cut it in Today’s Military?

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Would Today’s Athlete Cut it in Today’s Military?   Ted Williams gave up five years of his Major League Baseball career to serve two different tours of service. Not in the beginning, not in the twilight of his career, but right when he at his peak. There are scores of others who served in the…

Memorial Day Weekend Music: Movement, Gypsy Punks

It’s a busy Detroit music weekend and if you’re not up north at the lake, you should probably point your car in the direction of the Detroit River. It’s there you will find somewhere near 100,000 people dancing all over the hot concrete of Hart Plaza. Electronic music fans have descended on Detroit every Memorial…

Accessories, Re-Zipped!

Practically every piece of clothing has a zipper. Think about it…jeans, jackets, sweaters, purses, book bags, shoes and so on. When you discard an item, the zipper is still perfectly functional and useful, for the most part. Meet Heather Sennabaum, “The Zipper Lady” and made in Michigan momma with a passion for all things that…

Baconfest offers treats from Rock City Pies and Gord’s Canadian Bacon

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Bacon, that most fabulous of foods. Would breakfast really be breakfast without bacon? And lunch—who doesn’t love a BLT, or a couple strips atop a burger or chicken sandwich? Dinner—got you covered. Anything you want to cook comes out delicious wrapped in bacon. Case in point—scallops, shrimp, steak. Which brings us to BACONFEST, June 2…