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

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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Nick Cannon on the Art of Ambition and Wild ‘N Out Live!

By Allison Kugel     In this personal and eye-opening interview with Nick Cannon, the multi-hyphenate and truly self-made multi-millionaire television personality – actor – musician – deejay – media mogul opens up about transcending his childhood circumstances to become one of the most successful forces in all areas of the entertainment industry. As a… Read More Nick Cannon on the Art of Ambition and Wild ‘N Out Live!

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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

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Check Out the Sacred Vibrations Music & Arts Festival Lineup!

Hey, friends! Here’s an exciting music festival you may like: the Sacred Vibrations Music & Arts Festival! Sacred Vibrations Music and Arts Festival is pleased to announce phase two lineup to its well-diversified bill. The second-year-festival taking place October 4-6 will include official Burning Man art displays from Lakes of Fire, a workshop with Papadosio’s own, Anthony Thogmartin,… Read More Check Out the Sacred Vibrations Music & Arts Festival Lineup!

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Catching Up with Singers Sebastian Olzanski and Wesley Stromberg

This Wednesday (8/15) I’m taking the teens to see music artists Sebastian Olzanski and Wesley Stromberg perform at The Pike Room at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan. Michala is so excited to go to the concert because she’s a big music lover (hello #BTSArmy). I had the chance to catch up with Sebastian and Wesley to… Read More Catching Up with Singers Sebastian Olzanski and Wesley Stromberg

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Actress Regina King Shines in Seven Seconds on Netflix

By Allison Kugel     With an acting career spanning four decades and multiple awards and nominations, Regina King has effortlessly embodied countless memorable characters across the big and small screens. From thought-provoking films like Boyz n the Hood, Poetic Justice, Jerry Maguire and Ray; to lighter fare like the Legally Blonde and Miss Congeniality… Read More Actress Regina King Shines in Seven Seconds on Netflix

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Hour Detroit’s Savor Food & Wine Week is Coming to the Detroit Zoo!

Hi, friends! Have you heard about Hour Detroit’s Savor Food & Wine Week event coming up next week? If you love food and wine, then I think you will love this event. Check out the details below! Hour Detroit’s Savor Food & Wine Week continues to add more flavors to savor! The weeklong culinary celebration will feature… Read More Hour Detroit’s Savor Food & Wine Week is Coming to the Detroit Zoo!

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Date Night: Vintage Video Games at MiSci’s After Dark Series

Hey, friends! Last Thursday night, Travis and I had a date night at the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) in Downtown Detroit. Every third Thursday of the month, MiSci hosts an event for the “big kids”. It’s part of their After Dark series and each month there’s a new theme. June’s After Dark theme was about… Read More Date Night: Vintage Video Games at MiSci’s After Dark Series