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MICHIGAN CENTRAL DEPOT STATION THROUGH THE YEARS

Is there another ruin that has held the spotlight as fervently as the Michigan Central Depot Station? It’s one of the most recognizable architectural ruins in the US, and has been the subject of numerous newspaper articles, books, and even TV commercials. The attention might be due its monumental but battered architecture; it might be […]

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GIL-SCOTT HERON, WE ALMOST LOST DETROIT

The Enrico Fermi Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power plant on the shore of Lake Erie near Monroe, in Frenchtown Charter Township, Monroe County, Michigan, USA, approximately halfway between Detroit, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio. On October 5, 1966 Fermi 1 suffered a partial fuel meltdown. There was no abnormal radiation release to the public, […]

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GARDENS

Detroit has been a powerful driving force behind garage rock since the genre’s inception in the mid 20th century. With the city producing successful bands like the MC5, The Stooges, Death, The Von Bondies and The White Stripes, Detroit has certainly proven its understanding and innovation of rock and roll. If you aren’t familiar with […]

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YOU CAN’T PUT JACX IN A BOX

National Public Radio and numerous Detroit-based publications agree with PLAYGROUND DETROIT that Jaclyn Schanes is a rising star. “When strangers see me walking down the street in a sparkly cape they immediately scream ‘Lady Gaga’, but it is because most people don’t recognize creativity.” Petite and powerful, Jaclyn uses touch, sight, sound, and smell to […]

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ERIC BERNSTEIN

Advisor: Eric Bernstein is the founder and CEO of Werkly.com, which provides on-demand labor at an affordable rate. As a New York native, Eric was educated in Electrical Engineering at the University of Michigan, and has his Degree in Medical Science from SUNY Downstate. Currently, he produces boutique private concerts with groups like The Black Keys, Andrew Bird, Guns and Roses, […]

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PHILLIP COOLEY

Advisor: Phillip Cooley graduated from Columbia College in Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts. After modeling for two years primarily in Europe, he moved back to Detroit to pursue more entrepreneurial and philanthropic adventures. Phillip’s latest endeavor is Pony Ride; he is part-owner of Slows BBQ, and a general contractor with O’Connor Development. He dedicates time to serve on the […]

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BRUNO

Website Design/Branding: BRUNO is a collective design firm, specializing in exhibition and event design, arts programming, and related services. Lead by Isabella Bruno and collaborators, Carol King, Lauren Hemard, Mitch McEwen, Stephanie Mezynski, and Claire Mitchell, BRUNO has been on board since its inception. BRUNO has collaborated with team members on the exhibit and event […]

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