$500,000 federal grant will preserve Dr. Ossian Sweet historic district

$500,000 federal grant will preserve Dr. Ossian Sweet historic district

There are many places in Detroit that memorialize the Civil Rights movement and the struggles African Americans have faced. The First Congregational Church of Detroit features the Underground Railroad Museum and the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History has the world’s largest permanent exhibit on African American history. There is another place at […]

Cheers and a feature length film highlight Kresge Artist Fellows

Cheers and a feature length film highlight Kresge Artist Fellows

Creativity in Detroit is as varied as portraits on abandoned buildings, poetry in an urban farmhouse, aluminum cladding on bicycles, canes inlaid with African designs and children’s novels that heal the fear of gunfire. You could see that varied creativity when Kresge Arts in Detroit unveiled its first feature-length movie “Every Given Second,” which documents […]

Wayne State’s new $65 million performance complex will help promote Detroit’s legacy in performing arts

Wayne State’s new $65 million performance complex will help promote Detroit’s legacy in performing arts

Back in 1961 Wayne State University purchased the First Church of Christ Scientist building and refitted it to become the Hilberry Theatre, which would house the graduate repertory company. Since 1963, there have been more than 5,600 performances enjoyed by more than two million patrons. As a result, the facility is showing its age. “Space […]

Vegans will celebrate plant-based lifestyles at March 8 event

Vegans will celebrate plant-based lifestyles at March 8 event

Join the most meatless meet-up in the city. “V313,” a gathering described as “Detroit’s Premier Vegan Celebration,” is set to kick off from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. March 8 inside Eastern Market Shed No. 5. Featuring music, comedy, games and other activities, the event invites metro Detroiters interested in exploring, or already participating in, […]

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