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Bruiser Thanksgiving Returns: A Detroit Tradition to Celebrate

Detroit’s resident purveyor of avant-garde hip hop, Danny Brown, has already cemented his place in the city’s musical history. But that’s not what it’s all about, at least according to Brown himself: “I’m just happy that we’re here for the 8th year of doing it. I don’t make money off of this…I do it for […]

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Real Art Detroit // bakpak durden at playground detroit

I Feel Like I’ve Been Here Before By Kim Fay via REAL ART DETROIT Bakpak Durden’s solo exhibition, currently on view at Playground Detroit, explores perspective, neurodivergence and intersectional identity. Their series of paintings examine specific experiences that we -as humans- come up against and have to power through in order to maintain the “normalcy” […]

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A Masterclass in House Music: François K Live at Tangent Gallery on November 13th

Few people have been as integral to the birth of house music as François K. Born in Rodez, France in January of 1954, he moved to New York City at a young age to continue to pursue his music career as a drummer. A dedicated audiophile and studied listener, he gravitated towards all types of […]

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Sculptor Patrick Dougherty to Transform Eliza Howell Park with “Stickwork” Installation + Artist Residency with Sidewalk Detroit

From September 7th- 25th, Sidewalk Detroit and will be hosting internationally acclaimed artist, Patrick Dougherty as he creates one of his famed ‘Stickwork’ sculptures in Eliza Howell Park. This three-week artist residency will engage artists, volunteers, neighbors, and members of the public to work side by side with the internationally renowned artist as he creates […]

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Detroit Art Review // Adeshola Makinde: Relevant @ Playground Detroit

Words by NADJA ROTTNER The insertion of a work of art into the public sphere through mass media means is a dictum of Chicago-based Nigerian American visual artist Adeshola Makinde, who began his career as a self-taught practitioner three years. Having established the framework of a photomontage artist, “collage commissions” such as “the beauty is…FEEL […]

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Star-Studded “Tresor 30” Compilation Features Huey Mnemonic’s Lead Single, “Transmutation”

Local techno fans know the name, Tresor from their esteemed annual gathering in Detroit during Memorial Day Weekend, but perhaps fewer know of the deep connection that the Berlin-based club and label has to the city of Detroit. Founded in 1991, Tresor has been a pioneering force in building and maintaining the Detroit-Berlin connection for the […]

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VIDEO PREMIERE: COUSIN MOUTH RELEASES “EVERY BAD MAN”

The new single and highly anticipated music video, “Every Bad Man,” comes from Cousin Mouth’s new album, MayflowerPeacemakerHolyrredeemer on Feeder Loft Records. Their signature groove and beat-based style, mixed with a psychedelic-dreamy sound, formulate the unique aesthetic they are known for. Watch the video premiere directed by Sidd Finch and filmed in Detroit, Michigan. “The song […]

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New Music: Cousin Mouth Releases “MayflowerPeacemakerHolyredeemer”

If you have been around the Detroit Music scene over the last five years, you’ve more than likely ran into Alex Burns at one point or another. A towering figure with long blonde hair, his presence is undeniable, almost intimidating, and yet it is softened by his warm demeanor and his genuine investment in his […]

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Michigan Legacy Art Park & Charles McGee Art Fund Artist Residency Program Seeks Applicants

In 2019, Michigan Legacy Art Park, a nonprofit arts and culture organization in northern Michigan, honored Charles McGee with our Legacy Award for his lifetime of contributions as an artist and a mentor. As the arts community learned of the passing of Charles McGee at the age of 96, we all mourn for his loss, […]

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ALBUM RELEASE: Interview with Sara Marie Barron on “Existential Glam”

Sara Marie Barron’s Existential Glam is a powerful and convincing follow up to her 2018 debut full-length Sad, But True. Over the past few years, Barron has continued to refine her craft as vocalist and as an artist in general, resulting in a collection of tracks that is polished, poised, and remarkably moving. (Featured image […]

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Detroit Month of Design 2020: September Schedule Highlights

In celebration of Detroit’s designation as the first and only UNESCO City of Design in the United States, Detroit Month of Design (MoD) will take over the city from September 1-30, 2020. There are more than 75 events and special projects including talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops, installations and more. This year’s programming will reflect on […]

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Detroit Month Of Design 2020 Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Detroit Month of Design (MoD) returns this September 2020, marking a ten year milestone for the festival, produced by Design Core Detroit. This year, Month of Design will target the vital role inclusive design will play in cultivating Detroit’s new reality—one in which our cities, systems and products are designed to help all people thrive. What was initially thought to be a purely celebratory year for the MoD, has become a year marked […]

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