Art & Entertainment, DETROIT, 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

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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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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

Art & Entertainment, DETROIT, 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

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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!

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Kyle Richards’ Hollywood Upbringing and Producing American Woman

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

Art & Entertainment, CULTURE, FEATURE STORY

D.L. Hughley Shoots Straight on Police, Mark Fuhrman and Racial Profiling

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

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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”

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Allee Willis, Jermaine Dupri, and Kool & The Gang More Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

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

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Hour Detroit’s Hosting the Hottest Party of the Summer: Best of Detroit 2018

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

Art & Entertainment, DETROIT

Why Everybody’s Talking About Detroit’s Brome Modern Eatery

Hey, friends! Okay, call this a #ThrowbackThursday post because today I’m sharing with you our visit to Detroit’s Brome Modern Eatery grand opening celebration. We loved the restaurant so much that I had to share with you my thoughts (and pictures!) on Brome! A few of weeks ago, Travis and I (with little Zephaniah in… Read More Why Everybody’s Talking About Detroit’s Brome Modern Eatery

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Lenny Kravitz on Race, God & Spreading Love Through Music

By Allison Kugel     Twenty-nine years after releasing his debut album, Lenny Kravitz is still letting love rule, but with an eye towards societal strife that continues to go unchecked. The multi-Grammy award winning musician brings forth a conscious body of work with Raise Vibration, his eleventh studio album, out September 7th. The first… Read More Lenny Kravitz on Race, God & Spreading Love Through Music

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Five Things Worth Sharing (5.24.2018)

1. My Interview on The D Brief  A couple of weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to be on The D Brief. It’s a new Detroit-based podcast hosted by Seth Resler, Becky Scarcello, and Jag. Together they interview Detroiters who are involved in the arts and entertainment industry in the city. They’ve featured interviews… Read More Five Things Worth Sharing (5.24.2018)

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Gwen Stefani: Just A Girl About to Take Over Las Vegas

By Allison Kugel     Gwen Stefani spent her childhood and adolescence in Anaheim, California, a suburban girl living just a stone’s throw from Disneyland. It was her older brother, Eric, who founded No Doubt, the hybrid ska/punk/rock band that would help Stefani make her way into the musical limelight with their 1995 breakout album,… Read More Gwen Stefani: Just A Girl About to Take Over Las Vegas