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Détroit Is The New Black Announces #BLM Art Installation

Détroit Is The New Black has teamed up with We Are Culture Creators for a very special day party to create an interactive art installation and provide lunch for protesters and folks that are seeking community on Saturday, June 6th, from 12-4PM. (Featured image credit, Xavier Cuevas). After the downtown Detroit-based retail store found itself at odds with landlord, […]

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MOVEMENT 2019: SUNDAY HIGHLIGHTS [PHOTO RECAP]

Sunday, May 28th was a day packed with powerhouse performances from a talented array of Detroit musicians with a focus on local hip-hop including Sheefy McFly, DJ Minx, and the unparalleled Danny Brown, along with a performance from Gucci Mane that broadened the day’s musical parameters. PLAYGROUND DETROIT photographers Bre’Ann White (@breannwhlgn) and Broccoli were on […]

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Movement Music Festival Announces 2019 Line-Up ft Gucci Mane, Virgil Abloh, Yaeji and more

Movement Music Festival has announced the full lineup for 2019, taking place Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27 at Hart Plaza. Each year on Memorial Day weekend, thousands of people from across the globe gather in the birthplace of Techno to celebrate the heritage of Detroit and its musical influence over countless generations, new and old. Movement Music Festival is one of the […]

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DETROIT LIVE AT THE HEIDELBERG PROJECT CELEBRATES 30 YEARS OF ART + COMMUNITY

As the old saying goes, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” What some have opposed and tried to burn down has stood the test of time as the community art project created by Tyree Guyton celebrates its 30th Year Anniversary this summer with lots of quirk, fun and community. Just as the city […]

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Detroit Free Press // ‘Detroit’ movie’s themes depicted in powerful murals by local artists

The mural on Congress across from Cobo Center in Detroit depicts two somber young African-American men. Behind them are smaller scenes of a crowd in motion, a tank and the silhouettes of cops facing off against a group of citizens. “I really wanted to paint it so you could feel the discomfort,” says Detroit artist Sydney G. James, who also […]

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LULULEMON ATHLETICA X FEATURED ARTIST SHEEFY AT SOMERSET COLLECTION

Detroit artist, SHEEFY is the second artist featured in collaboration with lululemon athletica curated by PLAYGROUND DETROIT for our artist series at the Somerset Collection location. This series showcases rotating commissioned artwork from top Detroit-based talent in-store complimented with a rotating selection of original artworks for sale. In return, the initiative allows lululemon athletica to […]

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PLAYGROUND DETROIT MOVEMENT 2017 GUIDE: MONDAY MAY 29

DAY THREE:  This is the final stretch and last day of Memorial Weekend to soak up the last of the music immersion. We hope you enjoyed Detroit’s techno takeover while basking some of Detroit’s quintessential exports; music, food, friends and culture. Tag us in your photos from the festival and show us your awesome weekend […]

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MOVE, BOUNCE, SHAKE EXHIBITION FEATURING SHEEFY AT DETROIT IS THE NEW BLACK

In celebration of the multi-talented artist’s new album release and his upcoming debut at Paxahau’s Movement Electronic Music Festival in Hart Plaza, PLAYGROUND DETROIT Presents “Move Bounce Shake” at Détroit Is the New Black, showcasing a new artwork series created by SHEEFY. This solo exhibition presents characters inspired by Detroit’s vibrant nightlife, prolific artist Keith […]

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DETROIT RENAISSANCE MAN SHEEFY MCFLY TO RELEASE ‘MURALS’ ALBUM ON MAY 6TH

It’s nearly impossible to be an arts enthusiast in Detroit without hearing the name Sheefy McFly. A dapper native oozing Detroit style, this visual and recording artist has bestowed a bountiful body of projects to date which span from his visual art, hip hop and electronic music and event production for over ten years.  An […]

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THE RED CUP REVIVAL: DETROIT HIP HOP SHOWCASE RETURNS WITH SUPAKAINE, OBA ROWLAND, EARLLY MAC & MORE

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence,” – Robert Fripp. The Red Cup hip-hop showcase was created for Detroiters, originating six years ago. This concert has blossomed as a stage for local hip-hop artists looking to gain exposure. As proprietor Charles ‘Chuck’ Bouler explains, “The Red Cup was always an event that […]

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DETROIT SINGER-SONGWRITER LALA TRIPS RELEASES SHORT FILM WITH REEL CLEVER FILMS

“By sharing a little of my story, I hope that listeners understand me more and feel connected to my truth and creative work. I hope viewers feel inspired by my experiences and can take some good from [it].” In collaboration with Reel Clever Films, local Detroit creative & musician LALA TRIPS brings a new form […]

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SOL’LE RELEASES “HUH” MUSIC VIDEO OFF THE BOOGER SUGAR MIXTAPE

Detroit musician Sol’Le [pronounced Soh-Lee] just released her music video for the single, “HUH” from her latest mixtape release, Booger Sugar. The minimal yet visually striking music video was directed/edited by Leland Stein IV of 3Dimensional Media Group. HUH focuses on Sol’Le spitting hard about the struggles of making it in music industry and the daily […]

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