Neighborhoods

What you didn’t Know about WD-40!

What Is The Main Ingredient of WD-40?Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40?No Cheating…..WD-40 ~ Who knew!I had a neighbour who bought a new pickup.I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck…

The Detroit Jazz Festival Continues to Dazzle

  For it’s 35th year, The Detroit Jazz Festival is gracing downtown Detroit with a lineup straight from a Jazz enthusiasts wildest dreams. The festival began yesterday, Friday August 29th and is running through Labor Day weekend, coming to a close September 1st.  The festival is being held at its usual site at Hart Plaza…

Theatre in Metro Detroit

Looking for a great way to spend your summer evenings? Metro Detroit offers rich cultural experiences in several realms, especially in the world of the theatre. Several different shows are currently running or have just recently opened, and here is a taste of what the area has to offer.   Tipping Point Theatre, in Northville,…

Apartment Tips for College Students

For college students, when the time comes to move out of the dorm or the parents’ house and into off-campus housing, it may seem like a giant, exciting leap toward the freedom of adulthood. Amid the excitement, however, there are some important issues to consider. Here are a few essential apartment tips and suggestions for…

Featured Art in Detroit for July

  Throughout July several art exhibits are opening for the first time to the public, and some are nearing the end of their run. Here’s a sneak peak into some of the art exhibits Metro Detroit is currently offering:   The Flint Institute of Art is featuring an exhibit entitled About Face: Portraiture Through Time…

This Weekend in Music

Motown icon Diana Ross returned home to Detroit to grace us this last Friday the 13th, on the night of a full moon in Sagittarius, giving a concert at Freedom Hill Amphitheatre. This concert marked the first of thirty concerts scheduled this season at Freedom Hill, and Ross’ headlining act was the tour de force…

WHAT’S TO LOOK AT? A Peak Into The DIA.

WHAT’S TO LOOK AT? A Peak Into The DIA. A downtown Detroit treasure, the Detroit Institute of Arts, more commonly known as the DIA, is a haven for some of the most important pieces of art in the world. Gracing Midtown Detroit with its grandiose architecture and rich, white marble, this historical relic is home…

New Downtown Restaruant Wright & Co

It’s always exciting when a powerhouse duo decides to open a new place in an historic building in a great location, and that’s exactly what appears to be happening with the Wright Kay Building at Woodward and John R., as DBusinesshas reported the second floor will become Wright & Co., a restaurant run by Marc Djozlija (formerly executive chef for the…

Baby, It’s (F’n) Cold Outside!

I’m going to be honest – it was difficult to get out of bed knowing that I was going to walk through a foot of snow in single digit temperatures with piercing winds to catch a bus across Nine Mile to arrive at my final destination, jury selection.  For those with cars, including me, the…

Home for the Holidays; Let’s Drink; Detroits Best Bars

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Because there are a few particulars of residing in Detroit that might make a person occasionally crave a relaxing libation, Detroit also has bars. To make sure you optimize your imbibing time, whether drowning frustration or celebrating the good times, we’ve got Detroit’s eight greatest right here, from the best of the newcomers to the proven classics. The…

Shop Small Shop Local; Rail and Anchor Royal Oak

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Shop Local, Whether you’re planning to splurge on gifts for friends and family, or just use holiday entertaining as an excuse to redecorate, there’s no better time to go shopping for home goods. Luckily, there are plenty of options. There might be no better place for gift shopping than Royal Oak, where the concentration of unique…