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Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, dies

Arthur Mitchell, pioneering black ballet dancer, diesArthur Mitchell, who broke barriers for African-Americans in the 1950s as a ballet dancer with the New York City Ballet and who would go on to become a driving force in the creation of the Dance Theatre of Harlem, has died. He was 84.
  • Obituary
  • 1 day, 12 hours ago
Daniel Howes

Howes: Churchill heir poised to deliver public art to new Detroit school

Howes: Churchill heir eyes art for CornerstoneChurchill granddaughter, Edwina Sandys, planning public art installation for new Cornerstone School on Detroit's west side
  • Daniel Howes
  • 2 days, 23 hours ago
Detroit

City to celebrate Spirit of Detroit anniversary

City to celebrate Spirit of Detroit anniversaryThe bronze cast was made in Norway and shipped to Detroit where the 26-foot-tall sculpture was dedicated in Sept. 1958
  • Detroit
  • 4 days, 16 hours ago
Detroit

Photo festival celebrates Focus: Hope's 50 years

Photo festival celebrates Focus: Hope’s 50 yearsThe Detroitnonprofit celebrates a milestone by launching an annual photography festival within city neighborhoods
  • Detroit
  • 5 days, 14 hours ago
Restaurants + Bars

Great American Lobster Fest lands at Hart Plaza

Great American Lobster Fest lands at Hart PlazaThe crustacean bonanza runs through Sunday
  • Restaurants + Bars
  • 6 days, 16 hours ago
Music

Grandson gets political at St. Andrews Hall

Grandson, Nothing But Thieves, Demob Happy rock St. Andrews Hall in Detroit.Grandson gets political at St. Andrews Hall
  • Music
  • 6 days, 21 hours ago
Arts

Civil rights struggle comes to life with Fisher Building art exhibit

Civil rights struggle comes to life in exhibitArtist Olayami Dabls' paper cutouts about civil rights movement illuminate Fisher Building lobby.
  • Arts
  • 1 week ago
Detroit

Michigan Central Station graffiti repurposed as jewelry

Train station graffiti repurposed as jewelryRebel Nell group creates the Michigan Central Station jewelry collection from fallen paint chips inside the old train depot
  • Detroit
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Arts

ArtWorks Detroit auction at Wasserman Projects Thursday

ArtWorks Detroit auction set for ThursdayThe auction of artwork at Wasserman Projects will benefit Matrix Human Services
  • Arts
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Detroit

McGee sculpture unveiled at Detroit community plaza

McGee sculpture unveiled at community plazaNorth Rosedale Park residents gathered to unveil a new sculpture by world-renowned artist Charles McGee and dedicate an outdoor plaza
  • Detroit
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Arts

Reception scheduled for Cobo Center fresco unveiling

Private reception scheduled for Cobo Center fresco unveilingArtist Hubert Massey will be finishing the last strokes of his fresco during Friday’s event.
  • Arts
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Michigan

Port Austin becomes the Thumb's artistic beacon

Port Austin becomes Thumb’s artistic beaconKnown to many as a good boat launch on Lake Huron, Port Austin is also getting attention these days for its growing artistic community
  • Michigan
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Arts

Barn art adds hipness to rural Port Austin

Rural art installations make Port Austin a cultural destinationRural art installations make Port Austin a cultural destination.
  • Arts
  • 2 weeks, 6 days ago
Entertainment

Arts Beats and Eats to pump up downtown Royal Oak

Arts Beats and Eats to pump up Royal OakFestivities, including a Kids Zone, kickoff Friday and run through Labor Day
  • Entertainment
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Obituary

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, dies at 91

Neil Simon, Broadway’s master of comedy, diesSimon was the American theater’s most successful and prolific playwright in the second half of the 20th century
  • Obituary
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Arts

Plumber-turned-artist takes fire-breathing dragon to ArtPrize

Artist takes fire-breathing dragon to ArtPrizeKeith Coleman and a partner are behind the 12-foot-tall, fire-breathing metal sculpture made from recycled metal
  • Arts
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Entertainment

Taylor dragon breathes fire

Dragon comes to life in TaylorTaylor artist and metalworker Keith Coleman with his 12-foot fire breathing dragon on Thursday, August 16, 2018 will take the metal beast to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids in September. The dragon is made of recycled hot water tanks.
  • Entertainment
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Arts

Taylor dragon heads to ArtPrize

Taylor artist creates fire breathing dragonTaylor artist and metalworker Keith Coleman with his fire breathing dragon will take the metal beast to ArtPrize
  • Arts
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Arts

New Bethel's History Room preserves Franklin family legacy

History room preserves Franklin family legacyA collection of historic photographs line the walls of a special room at Aretha Franklin's home church, New Bethel Baptist Church
  • Arts
  • 4 weeks ago
Arts

311 and The Offspring bring 'Never-Ending Summer' to Freedom Hill

311 and The Offspring’s ‘Never-Ending Summer’311 and The Offspring bring 'Never-Ending Summer' to Freedom Hill
  • Arts
  • 1 month ago
Arts

Biennial sculpture show at Marshall M. Fredericks museum dazzles

Show at Marshall M. Fredericks museum dazzlesMarshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum hosts biennial sculpture exhibition juried by Michelle Perron.
  • Arts
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Arts

Detroit Youth Poet Laureate to read at InsideOut fundraiser Thursday

Youth Poet Laureate Imani Nichele stars at galaThe organization's Literary Arts Projects fundraiser stars Detroit youth poet laureate Imani Nichele
  • Arts
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Arts

Wayne State exhibits Detroit artist Jon Strand's wave paintings

WSU exhibits artist Jon Strand’s wave paintingsJon Strand has a show at Wayne State, "Oracles, Temples and Waves ...and a dragon called Raoul"
  • Arts
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Arts

Signal-Return pairs artists and worthy nonprofits

Signal-Return pairs arts and worthy nonprofitsThe Eastern Market-based letterpress paired artists with worthy nonprofits to create an advertising poster for each
  • Arts
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Arts

Artist Jon Strand's 'Oracles, Temples and Waves

Artist Jon Strand’s ‘Oracles, Temples and WavesArtist Jon Strand's 'Oracles, Temples and Waves
  • Arts
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Detroit

Detroit murals fest included in best by Smithsonian magazine

Detroit murals fest included in best by Smithsonian magazineSmithsonian Magazine names Detroit's Murals in the Market one of the best mural festivals in world
  • Detroit
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Michigan

Jane Fonda honored at film festival amid protest

Jane Fonda honored at Mich. film festival amid protestJane Fonda has been honored with a lifetime achievement award amid protest from Vietnam vets
  • Michigan
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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