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
Today we lost a true legend. Ms. Aretha Franklin passed away this morning surrounded by family and friends at her home in Detroit. She was 76. Aretha Franklin was truly a cultural icon and her music is timeless. She inspired so many female singers from around the world. She also inspired many women and had a… Read More Aretha, The Queen of Soul
Metro Times’ Best of Detroit Party is set for Friday, August 24th and you can get your tickets for HALF OFF the door price ($50)! Just use our code GOODLIFE by August 19th to get your tickets for $25. What: Metro Times’ Best of Detroit Party When: Friday, August 24th Time: Party starts at 6:30… Read More Get Tickets to The Metro Times’ Best of Detroit Party for Just $25!
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!
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
Hey! How’s it going? Are you ready to kick back and relax this weekend? I know I am! I was looking through the events featured on Facebook for Detroit and the metro area, and there seem to be quite a few fun things going on this weekend. I’ve narrowed my search down to four events… Read More 7 Cool Detroit Events (Aug. 10 – 12)
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
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!
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
Happy Thursday, friends! What are your weekend plans? This weekend I think we are going to go to a farmers’ market and check out a family festival in Detroit or the metro area. Travis has a lot of homework and studying for his second summer term so we’re trying to keep it a light weekend.… Read More What to Do in Detroit This Weekend (July 27 – 29, 2018)
By Kevin Alan Lamb Only you can map the measurement for what you perceive as success in your life. If you love something I recommend you harness the passion to put in the energy and effort it takes to hold onto it, and keep it present in your day-to-day life. For the third… Read More MO POP Festival 2018: Interview with MO POP Producers Dan McGowan and Jason Rogalewski
Relive your childhood at Michigan Science Center’s Vintage Video Games Party tomorrow evening! The Vintage Video Games theme is one of the science center’s most popular event in their After Dark series. What You Can Expect at the After Dark: Vintage Video Games Party A fun night of playing classic arcade and console games like… Read More MiSci’s After Dark: Vintage Video Games Party is Tomorrow Night!
By Allison Kugel Rob Reiner may have entered show business as an industry legacy, following in the footsteps of his famous father, legendary comedic writer and performer, Carl Reiner. But he quickly paved his own path with an artistic and social point of view all his own. After paying his dues with bit… Read More Rob Reiner Reveals the Passion of Shock and Awe
By Allison Kugel Real Housewife of Beverly Hills, Paris Hilton and Nicky Hilton Rothschild’s aunt; Kyle Richards has emerged as a Hollywood force as Executive Producer of the new hit television series, American Woman, loosely based on the colorful life of her late mother, Kathleen Richards. Kyle Richards, along with her sisters, Kathy… Read More Kyle Richards’ Hollywood Upbringing and Producing American Woman
By Allison Kugel Hailed as one of the most prolific stand-up comedians of the past three decades, D.L. Hughley has never been afraid to dig into ethnic stereotypes, economic disparity, relationships, politics… nothing’s off limits. His words are explicit and paint an accurate portrait of societal contradictions and pain in fast forward. From… Read More D.L. Hughley Shoots Straight on Police, Mark Fuhrman and Racial Profiling
Summer has been keeping me very busy with taking my kids to all of the fun city activities and festivals. Sometimes it seems like the kids get to have all of the fun more than the grownups, right? Take the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) for example. It’s filled with so many educational and fun activities for the kids. We visited the… Read More Michigan Science Center After Dark Series Presents Summer Solstice Party Just for the “Big Kids”
Last night, some of music’s legendary singers and songwriters were honored at the 2018 Songwriters Hall of Fame 49th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. The annual event took place in New York City at the Marquis Hotel. The Songwriters Hall of Fame (SHOF) President/CEO Linda Moran and co-chairs Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff celebrated and… Read More Allee Willis, Jermaine Dupri, and Kool & The Gang More Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
What are your Father’s Day plans this weekend? We’re thinking about attending at least one summer concert and cooking out at the house. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is we like to go to outdoor concerts in the city and at the lake. It’s perfect for us because 1) they’re… Read More 10 Summer Concerts for Father’s Day Weekend
One of the most anticipated events of the summer is right around the corner. The Best of Detroit 2018 party is set for Friday, June 29th and I am excited to attend my first one! Have you bought your tickets yet? If you’re new to Detroit like me, then you’re in for a real treat.… Read More Hour Detroit’s Hosting the Hottest Party of the Summer: Best of Detroit 2018
How’s your week been going so far? Thank goodness it’s almost the weekend, right? I had a rough day yesterday, but today has been so much better. I even made it a point to get out in the sunshine with Travis and the kids for a bit. Then Michala and I ran some errands. We… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (6.7.2018)