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RON ENGLISH – THE DETROIT PROJECT

Tott Global just released their film “Ron English – The Detroit Project” to Vimeo documenting Artist Ron English’s trip from NY to Detroit.  According to Tott, After a lot of hard work and a summer of fun, TOTT Global, Popaganda and Ebaum’s World present to you, “The Detroit Project – An English Family Vacation.” We […]

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COMING UP: PITCHFORK FEATURES DANNY BROWN ON THE GUEST LIST

In case you missed it earlier this month, Detroit’s own Danny Brown was featured on Pitchfork.com’s Guest Lists which features interviews with artists through an in-depth questionnaire.  We love Danny’s call out on his ‘favorite venue’- The Shelter… Favorite Venue ‘Here in Detroit we got The Shelter, where Eminem shot a lot of the 8 Mile footage. I rap there a […]

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“DETROPIA” DOC TO TAKE SUNDANCE FESTIVAL BY STORM

  Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady have spent 2 years in Detroit filming the upcoming documentary, “Detropia,” and are bringing to it the Sundance Film Festival this year. The focus of the film is the aftermath of industrialization and globalization as well as looking at the people who have remained in the city.  Here is […]

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DAN GILBERT EXPLAINS HIS VISION FOR DETROIT

Quicken Loan founder and chairman Dan Gilbert was interviewed in The Atlantic Cities by Nate Berg in the column, “Why I Love My City.” Gilbert has recently made several building acquisitions in the downtown Detroit area along Woodward Avenue. He has big plans to change the business landscape; Gilbert says that he will “…Try to […]

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TOMMY SIMON IS “LOST IN DETROIT,” VIA HUFFINGTON POST

PLAYGROUND DETROIT’S friend, Tommy Simon writes about the hardships and struggles that him and his creative peers find while living in the city of Detroit in the Huffington Post. He writes, There seems to be this impression that there is this group of young white hipsters moving into Detroit and living these sweet, lush, and […]

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DETROIT CREATIVE CORRIDOR CENTER GIVES BACK TO DETROIT THROUGH DESIGN

  Check out this video from The Detroit Creative Corridor Center’s Vimeo channel.  According to their website, DC3 “…is part resource center, part collaborative work space and part innovation studio…to encourage informal exchange, dialogue, and intersecting ideas.” They are “committed to promoting the success of the creative economy in Detroit, and believe that Detroit’s Creative Corridor is […]

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STAND UP DETROIT! AN INTERVIEW WITH ARTIST VERONIKA SCOTT

    PLAYGROUND DETROIT has been infatuated with College of Creative Studies student, Veronika Scott since first hearing of her life-changing convertible coat-sleeping bag as a creative solution to help the homeless population in Detroit, Michigan over a year ago. [Follow the link below to read a new interview with her by David Merritt of Goodness […]

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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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