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

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

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!

Family Life

The Michigan Science Center’s Our Galaxy Far, Far Away Planetarium is a Must-See for the Kids

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

Art & Entertainment

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

Family Life, Feature Story

6 Fun, Family-Friendly Events to Check Out This Weekend (August 3 – 5, 2018)

Are you ready for the weekend? Travis’ birthday was on Monday and our wedding anniversary is tomorrow so we’re celebrating both special occasions this weekend! We always celebrate our anniversary with the kids and then on a different day we have a date night to celebrate just the two of us. If you’re celebrating something special… Read More 6 Fun, Family-Friendly Events to Check Out This Weekend (August 3 – 5, 2018)

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

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!

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

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

Art & Entertainment, Feature Story

MO POP Festival 2018: Interview with MO POP Producers Dan McGowan and Jason Rogalewski

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

Art & Entertainment

MiSci’s After Dark: Vintage Video Games Party is Tomorrow Night!

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!

Art & Entertainment

Michigan Science Center After Dark Series Presents Summer Solstice Party Just for the “Big Kids”

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”

Family Life, September 2017 Events

Celebrate Design and Creativity with Detroit Design Festival’s Community Events

Hey, friends! If you didn’t already know, this is the last week of the Detroit Design Festival (DDF). Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3) kicked off their 7th annual citywide celebration of design and creativity on Friday, September 8, 2017. This week, DC3 will host several exciting community events that you don’t want to miss!  This… Read More Celebrate Design and Creativity with Detroit Design Festival’s Community Events

Style

Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style

My daughter Michala and I have a great love for thrift store shopping. It’s our mom-daughter thing that we enjoy doing together. Our fondness for thrift stores began when we lived in Tennessee. There was a Goodwill store about four miles from our house. We would visit the Goodwill regularly, especially when the store had… Read More Goodwill’s The Good Shop Shows WSU Students Thrifty Is In Style

Food

These Bartenders Know How to Make the Best Tequila Cocktails in Detroit

If mixing cocktails could be a sport, then Chas Williams and Rachel Wright would be the all-stars of creating the best cocktails in the Motor City! Make that the best tequila cocktails! The Best Tequila Cocktail Recipes in Detroit On, September 18, 2017, the two bartenders competed in Bartender Legends, a national cocktail competition. Williams and… Read More These Bartenders Know How to Make the Best Tequila Cocktails in Detroit