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The Dead Format Project needs you, and your old CDs

I’ve been going through some sort of spring media cleaning phase. A few months back, I decided it was time to go all digital, to clear out the towers of CDs that already exist on my iPod and hard drive and share those stacks of books I could manage to part with. I sold or […]

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10 Questions: Comedian Erik Allen headed to Royal Oak, Birmingham’s #LaughUp

Erik Allen Nationally-known comedian Erik Allen will take the stage June 10-12 at Mark Ridley’s Comedy Castle in Royal Oak. But he’s been gracious enough to agree to perform his original, off-beat brand of comedy at a #LaughUp event, set for 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, June 9 at Urbane Space. We’ve got all the event details here for those […]

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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 […]

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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 the […]

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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 […]

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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 in […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 in […]

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