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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 to almost one billion dollars worth of art. With […]

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Shop Small Shop Local; Rail and Anchor Royal Oak

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 […]

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Noel Night in Midtown

The 41st annual Noel Night will take place on Saturday, December 7th, 2013, from 5:00pm-10:00pm in Midtown Detroit. Over 70 Midtown venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, and the Detroit Public Library, amongst many others, will open […]

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What to Do on Thanksgiving Eve

Inspiration Uncorked in Downtown Ferndale is celebrating Thanksgiving with a Bar Night Alternative. The art studio invites guests to celebrate with a Buy-One Get-One Free night of classes on November 27th from 5pm to 10pm. The night before Thanksgiving party at Inspiration Uncorked wraps up the month long BOGO discount. Select from wine glass painting or silk scarf […]

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Ferndale Pride; Everyone is Welcome!

We are fortunate to live so close to Ferndale Michigan and to have such a strong and active local LBGT presence there. I had the opportunity to interview Craig Covey, former mayor of Ferndale, Michigan. Craig was the first openly-gay mayor of any municipality in the state of Michigan and previous held a 25th district seat on the Oakland […]

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Downtown Detroit Pop-Up; Bike Groups!

Detroit Riverfront  Have you noticed anything lately in Downtown Detroit? People on the Streets, People on Bikes, Riding around the beautiful city! This weekend we spent Sunday afternoon pedaling around downtown and the River Walk. There were people everywhere! Detroit’s East Riverfront is 3 ½ miles of Riverfront extending from Joe Louis Arena to Gabriel Richard Park, just beyond the […]

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Let’s Change Downtown Royal Oak to an Urban Utopia

We have clamored a lot here at The Urbane Life about how the City operates downtown, specifically the parking meters. What if we Reinvented Downtown Royal Oak. NO Parking Downtown, Force people to use the Parking Structures. Create Biking Lanes, Pedestrian Walking, Increase Outdoor Cafes, Create Street Art and make Downtown Royal Oak an Urban Environment on par with Austin TX. Good news […]

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