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
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
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
“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
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
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
by Jennifer Hamra Last Wednesday, I took the teens (Elijah and Michala) to see Wesley Stromberg and Sebastian Olzanski perform at the Way Up Tour in Downtown Pontiac. Michala is a big fan of Wesley and Sebastian’s music so she was really excited to attend the concert. It was actually her first time attending… Read More Up Close and Personal at the Way Up Tour
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!
Happy Friday, friends! How has your week been? I know the week ended on a sad note with the passing of Aretha Franklin. Our hearts are heavy with the late singer’s death. She is truly a legend and she was such a beautiful soul. We are praying for her family and loved ones during this… Read More #FridayVibes Weekly Top Five (8/17/2018)
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
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!
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!
Hi, friends! Have you been to the Michigan Science Center’s new planetarium show? Travis and I checked out the new show and we really loved it. The name of the show is Our Place in a Galaxy Far, Far Away and it runs about 45-minutes. It’s a live show with a presenter who will guide… Read More The Michigan Science Center’s Our Galaxy Far, Far Away Planetarium is a Must-See for the Kids
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
Happy Friday! How did your work week go? Did you accomplish any of your goals this week? I think I made great progress on my work goals. I’ve been feeling very inspired to continue working on a few creative projects I have going on at the moment. Travis made a BIG accomplishment this past week:… Read More #FridayVibes Weekly Top Five (8/10/2018)
There are ten excited Detroit entrepreneurs who are hoping to win the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest presented by Bedrock. Last night, Travis and I attended the Comerica Hatch Detroit mixer where ten semi-finalists were announced! We had the opportunity to meet a few of the entrepreneurs and learn more about their businesses. Here are the Comerica… Read More Vote for Your Favorite Entrepreneur to Win the Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest!
It’s hard to believe summer is almost coming to an end. Before you know it, the kids will be back in school and you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte in the parent drop-off line. Or if you homeschool like I do, you’ll be sippin’ on your pumpkin spice latte at homeschool group! 🙂… Read More 10 #MomHacks for Saving Money During the Back-to-School Season
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)