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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Artist Dana Selah Elam honored with mural

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 12:25 PM

Konstance Patton, a visual artist now based in New York, returned to Detroit a year and a half ago for a friend after being away for more than a decade. One night she attended an artist event in Detroit and met Corderio Johnson, a local actor and director who...

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Marianne Williamson will cast her woo-woo wokeness on the podcast world

Posted By on Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 10:14 AM

Light a candle, grab a crystal, and sage your Airpods, girlfriend, because Marianne Williamson — the Democratic debate stage diva, priestess of progressive politics, and superfan of James Cameron's Avatar — is entering the podcast realm. The bewitching 68-year-old former metro Detroiter, self-help author, spiritual advisor to Hollywood folks,...

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Detroit streetwear designer Profit Brand plots store opening in former Burn Rubber Sneaker spot

Posted By on Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 1:01 PM

A Detroit-based Black-owned streetwear brand is making big moves. Profit Brand, an outerwear and streetwear company that, until now, has been offered exclusively online, will celebrate its flagship store opening on Oct. 3o with a private fashion show, billed as “The Heist,” to showcase its fall/winter collection. The apparel...

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Detroit anime convention Youmacon officially called off in 2020

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 5:02 PM

It's perhaps no big surprise, but Youmacon — Detroit's massive anime and gaming convention, which draws more than 20,000 and was scheduled to begin later this month — has been officially called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. The convention announced that the 2020 event was officially postponed in...

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Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle to reopen in November

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 3:11 PM

The laughs will continue at Mark Ridley's Comedy Castle in Royal Oak when the storied, long-running comedy club reopens its doors in November. The club closed its doors and postponed all booked acts back in March, when the coronavirus pandemic took hold in Michigan. But on Thursday, Nov. 5,...

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Saladin Ahmed announces second installment of supernatural 'Abbott' comic book

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 1:55 PM

Dogged Detroit investigator Elena Abbott is back from a prolonged cigarette break — this time, to battle corruption, supernatural forces, and a sabotaged mayoral election. The second installment of a comic book mini-series, which first debuted in 2018, Abbott: 1973 finds the “hard-nosed, chain-smoking” reporter “living her best life”...

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Michigan Renaissance Festival grounds transformed into illuminated haunted attraction

Posted By on Wed, Oct 14, 2020 at 11:34 AM

The Dark Lord is here, y'all. Huzzah? Though this year's Michigan Renaissance Festival was jousted right off of our 2020 calendars, the festival grounds in Holly has been repurposed for a far more sinister happening. “A Haunting in Hollygrove: Phantasm of Lights” offers a sensory and family-friendly haunted experience,...

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Comedy god Conan O'Brien probably just Googled 'Michigan things' for voter PSA but we don't mind

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 3:34 PM

The sexiest man in comedy is urging Michiganders to do something really sexy: vote! Conan O'Brien, the porcelain, 6'4'' ginger-haired legendary hottie, took to Twitter this week as part of a campaign led by When We All Vote, a nonpartisan voter participation group co-chaired by Michelle Obama and Tom...

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Halloween is your last chance to tour the creepy Eloise Asylum before it gets redeveloped

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 2:43 PM

Soon, Westland's long-abandoned Eloise Asylum will be redeveloped — but before then, you have a few more weeks to tour the sprawling, spooky site. The owners are hosting tours through the end of the month. The five-hour "paranormal investigations" are offered every Friday and Saturday, with the last one...

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Royal Oak's Emagine Theater will host its previously postponed Juneteenth Film Festival to benefit the United Negro College Fund

Posted By on Tue, Oct 13, 2020 at 10:32 AM

The Juneteenth Film Festival is a go... in October? Royal Oak's Emagine Theater is reviving its plans for a Juneteenth Film Festival now that, as of Oct. 9, movie theaters are legally allowed to reopen amid the pandemic. In June, just a few days ahead of Juneteenth, the Royal...

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