Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

MOCAD and SGLD’s ‘The Intersection Series’ Will Feature Special Guests Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) and the Science Gallery Lab Detroit (SGLD) will host their eighth and final installment of the discussion series The Intersection: The Science of Food and Music with Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton. According to the contemporary art museum, MOCAD’s Intersection Series is a program… Read More MOCAD and SGLD’s ‘The Intersection Series’ Will Feature Special Guests Questlove, Chef Max Hardy, and dream hampton

Culture

The Fifteen Seconds Event is Coming to Detroit + Get 50% Off Your Tickets!

Hey, Detroit! Are you looking for inspiring ways on how you can enhance your creativity? Well, the Fifteen Seconds community event just may be what you need.  Known as Europe’s leading interdisciplinary business festival, Fifteen Seconds is making a special trip to Detroit for the first time! The business conference is a 2-day experience designed… Read More The Fifteen Seconds Event is Coming to Detroit + Get 50% Off Your Tickets!

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

Eleven Top Picks for the Detroit Month of Design Festival

September is another big month of festivities in Detroit. This month marks the celebration of design aka the Detroit Month of Design Festival, and we’ve got a list of eleven events you may really love! The Detroit Month of Design Festival is a city-wide celebration of art, creativity, and design. Throughout the month of September,… Read More Eleven Top Picks for the Detroit Month of Design Festival

Food

Toma Detroit Won the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest

Exciting news! Toma Detroit won the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest which was presented by Bedrock!  The Detroit-based restaurant won $50,000 from Comerica Bank and more than $20,000 in pro-bono services from Hatch Detroit and its partners. The runners-up for the contest were Neighborhood Grocery, Paradise Natural Foods, and Slyde. Comerica Hatch Detroit is an annual… Read More Toma Detroit Won the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest

Art & Entertainment

Perrin Brewing Hosts Backyard Bash This Saturday

Hi, friends! Here’s another exciting event happening this weekend. Bust a move at Perrin Brewing’s Backyard Bash in Comstock Park – a huge anniversary blowout celebrating 6 years spent making innovative, quality craft beers. The party’s going down Saturday, Sept. 8 from 4-11pm with a stacked event schedule full of live music, food trucks, specialty beers,… Read More Perrin Brewing Hosts Backyard Bash This Saturday

Culture

When You Meet Your Blogger Friend IRL: Catching Up with Marisa from MexiMoments

Hey, friends! Social media has become this great platform for getting the latest news in a matter of seconds. From breaking news to the latest celebrity gossip, social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter keep us plugged in so we don’t miss out. One thing I really love about using social media is connecting with people… Read More When You Meet Your Blogger Friend IRL: Catching Up with Marisa from MexiMoments

Life in Detroit

Hour Detroit and Detroit Home Host 3rd Annual Downtown Living Tour

This weekend, Hour Detroit and Detroit Home magazines are hosting their 3rd annual Downtown Living Tour. The event will showcase luxury offerings from Cass & Your, City Modern, The Stott, Great Lakes Tower at Harbortown, and Vinton. Here’s a list of what you can expect from the event: VIP Preview & Launch Party: Private, bus-guided… Read More Hour Detroit and Detroit Home Host 3rd Annual Downtown Living Tour

Art & Entertainment

Handmade Music Festival Presents the First Annual Jive-K 5K

Handmade Music Festival presents the first annual Jive-K 5K September 15 at Showboat Park! Walk, run, or jive your way through this scenic venue along the Shiawassee River. Chesaning’s amphitheater, located inside Showboat Park, was home to many musicians, dancers and members of their wonderful community for decades. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the preservation… Read More Handmade Music Festival Presents the First Annual Jive-K 5K

Art & Entertainment, Culture, Feature Story

“A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Was a Beautiful Tribute Concert for Aretha Franklin

Last night, I attended the Aretha Franklin tribute concert “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” at Chene Park in Detroit. It was a beautiful tribute to the Queen of Soul and one I will never forget. On August 16, 2018, Aretha Franklin passed away from pancreatic cancer. She was 76. To say the Aretha Franklin tribute… Read More “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” Was a Beautiful Tribute Concert for Aretha Franklin

Culture

Acclaimed Historian Writes the First Comprehensive Biography of Tennis Legend and Civil Rights Icon Arthur Ashe

While Arthur Ashe gained fame for his brilliance on the tennis court, it was his commitment to advancing causes such as civil rights, education and ending apartheid in South Africa that cemented his status as an American icon. Acclaimed historian and USF St. Petersburg professor Ray Arsenault has written the first comprehensive biography of Ashe, charting his transformation from a shy African-American boy… Read More Acclaimed Historian Writes the First Comprehensive Biography of Tennis Legend and Civil Rights Icon Arthur Ashe

Family Life

Our Tour of the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

Looking for an educational and fun science exhibit for the kids? Cranbrook Institute of Science has a pretty cool Da Vinci Machines and Robotics exhibit that you and your kids may like. Cranbrook Institute of Science invited Good Life Detroit to tour their newest Da Vinci exhibition. The innovative Da Vinci Machines & Robotics not… Read More Our Tour of the Da Vinci Machines and Robotics Exhibition at the Cranbrook Institute of Science

Art & Entertainment

Details About the Tribute Concert and Public Viewing Scheduled for the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

“A People’s Tribute to the Queen” On Thursday, August 30, 2018, more than 40 performing artists will honor the life and legacy of Aretha Franklin during the tribute concert “A People’s Tribute to the Queen” at the Chene Park Detroit Amphitheatre. The concert will be free to the public, but you will need to get… Read More Details About the Tribute Concert and Public Viewing Scheduled for the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

These 5 Motown Classics Remind Detroit Singer Apropos of Summertime in the D

When thinking of summertime in Detroit, do you have any classic Detroit songs that remind you of the summer season? For Detroit singer Apropos, there are five Motown classics that remind him of summertime in the D. In fact, Motown has had a great impact on Apropos’ music career. “Ever since I was a kid, I looked up to The Jackson 5,… Read More These 5 Motown Classics Remind Detroit Singer Apropos of Summertime in the D

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Belle Isle’s New Mbu Puffer Fish and the Deeper Dive Series

The Belle Isle Aquarium added a new (and very cute) fish to their collection: the Mbu Puffer Fish. Aquarium supporters had the chance to meet the new Mbu Puffer Fish at the “Deeper Dive: Into the Congo” fundraiser. The funds raised at the event helps with the maintenance and development of the Belle Isle Aquarium. Elijah… Read More Belle Isle’s New Mbu Puffer Fish and the Deeper Dive Series

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

Love Is __ Actor Will Catlett is the Friend Who Gives You the Best Life Advice

by Jennifer Hamra     Have you seen the new romantic drama Love Is ___? It’s featured on Oprah’s OWN channel and many fans are lovin’ this new African American-based television show. Loosely based on the real-life marriage between producers Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, Being Mary Jane, The Game) and Salim Akil (Black Lightning), Love Is… Read More Love Is __ Actor Will Catlett is the Friend Who Gives You the Best Life Advice

Culture

Here They Are: the Comerica Hatch Detroit Final Four Contestants!

Hi, friends! Well, the results are in and Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Presented by Bedrock has announced the final four contestants and we’ve got the list of finalists you!   Neighborhood Grocery: MegBruitt and Raphael Wright Neighborhood Grocery is bringing fresh food back to the neighborhoods with a small footprint, full-line grocery stores in Detroit,… Read More Here They Are: the Comerica Hatch Detroit Final Four Contestants!