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Haute to Death Celebrates 15 Years of Dancing in Detroit WSG Justin Strauss (NYC) + H2D Friends

15 years is basically an entire lifetime when it comes to throwing parties. For their latest birthday extravaganza, Haute To Death has invited living NYC nightlife legend Justin Strauss to the decks. If you have spent any time in the Detroit party or music scene in the last 15 years, then you most likely have […]

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St. Lucia Celebrates New LP Album “Utopia” at Saint Andrew’s Hall in Detroit [Image Gallery]

Electropop act St. Lucia has kicked off their US headline tour with the release of their highly-anticipated LP Utopia. The husband/wife duo first made a splash with their Billboard-charting debut album, When The Night. We caught them performing the new album live at Saint Andrew’s Hall on Saturday evening with their opener, Blanks.

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Vanessa Cuccia “Gemini” Music Video Release at The Warehouse on October 18th

The Warehouse will host its first one-night experience featuring the premiere of artist Vanessa Cuccia’s music video, “Gemini,” and live piano concert on Tuesday, October 18th in Corktown, Detroit, Michigan. The space boasts its own unique take on a traditional music venue. Guests walk into a spacious, dimly lit arena, featuring a baby grand piano and furniture that mimics […]

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Interview: Ivan Montoya on his debut exhibition, “Semillas” representing his immigrant experience

Semillas, (October 22-November 19) is Ivan Montoya’s solo exhibition of paintings that explores the dynamics between first and second generation immigrants and their parents. As the Spanish word for ‘seeds,’ Semillas can refer to the children of immigrants themselves or the inherited/observed values or habits in the children as they build their life on new […]

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BOILER ROOM DETROIT Details by Niki Williams

Writing and Photography by: Niki Williams nikimidwest.com @niki_midwezt B*TCH BANG!  That is what AK said. Bitch Bang! The crowd simmered around her, noodling. Bitch Bang! Some frothed over, past innuendo into the sublime. Say Bitch Bang! A tall woman in a tight pink dress twerked frenetically on her partner and her platinum hair bobbed with […]

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MURALS IN THE MARKET Returns to Eastern Market

Eastern Market Partnership (EMP) Dan Carmody, President, Eastern Market Partnership,1xRUN, Roula David, Vice President, 1xRUN Murals in the Market Festival proudly returns to Eastern Market after two years, hosted by 1xRUN and Eastern Market Partnership. This year’s festival is a smaller version compared to past events from 2015-2019. After a two-year pandemic-related hiatus, Murals in […]

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MetroTimes // A selection of upcoming fall 2022 art happenings in metro Detroit and beyond

Fall arts guide By MT Staff Original Article Detroit Month of Design Through Sept. 30: This annual monthlong celebration of Detroit’s UNESCO designation as a “City of Design” returns with the theme of “United By Design.” As usual, the festival takes place in various venues across the metro area, and this year features more than 65 indoor, […]

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The Inaugural “Cartoons & Stereo” Event Seeks to Connect Music, Skateboarding and Beyond

Skateboarding and music naturally go hand in hand, two subcultures that consistently celebrate pushing the envelope of what is socially acceptable. Simultaneously informed and disgusted by what is popular at the time, the main rule of both mediums is as follows: if you’re good, you’re good, and if you care enough, being good is not […]

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Detroit Month of Design Is Back in Its 12th Edition

From Gucci’s Changemakers exhibition to the Cranbrook Chair Show, there is plenty to see in the Motor City. Text by: Shawn Ghassemitari Original Article From the automotive industry to the birth of Techno, Detroit has long been a center for innovation and culture. Although New York and Los Angeles are usually thought of first, Detroit […]

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Cranbrook grad’s solo exhibition opens at Detroit gallery

Article By JENNY SHERMAN | jsherman@medianewsgroup.com | Royal Oak Tribune Original article A new solo exhibition featuring the work of Cranbrook Academy of Art graduate Julian J. Jones will open Friday, Sept. 9 at PLAYGROUND DETROIT Gallery, 2845 Gratiot Ave. “MARKINGS,” presented in collaboration with Detroit Month of Design, will feature quilted works by Jones that blend culture with […]

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BLAC // The Black Experience Told in Quilts and Oil Pastels in ‘Markings’

The Indianapolis-born artist is bringing his unique textile-based artwork and oil pastel drawings to Detroit. By Joshua Andrei Bon, September 6, 2022 Artist and Quilter Julian J. Jones is bringing his work to Detroit for an exhibition titled “Markings.” It’ll feature quilted and gestural abstract artworks influenced by traditional African American quilting, particularly “The Gee’s Bend […]

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Papa was a rolling stone!

Wherever he laid his hat was his home! Writing and Photography by: Niki Williams nikimidwest.com @niki_midwezt Since 2012, bass players have gathered out front of the Motown Museum in Detroit, Michigan to pluck, strum and pick en masse for Bass Day. The event, which took place this year on Saturday, August 27th, may well be […]

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