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Dec. 30, 1959: Rev. Nicholas Hood, Sr. appointed to the Commission on Community Relations

Dec. 30, 1959: Rev. Nicholas Hood, Sr. appointed to the Commission on Community Relations

Rev. Nicholas Hood, Sr., pastor of Plymouth United Church of Christ Detroit, is appointed to the Commission on Community Relations.…

Alfred St. in Brush Park: A microcosm of Detroit’s early decline

Alfred St. in Brush Park: A microcosm of Detroit’s early decline

Once lined with opulent homes, Alfred Street in Brush Park is largely vacant, an early victim of residential flight. …

Dec. 27, 1967: Motown Records releases the Marvelettes’ “The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game”

Written by Smokey Robinson, lead vocals are provided by Wanda Young. …

Dec. 26, 1970: Parliament and Funkadelic play the 20 Grand Driftwood Lounge

Dec. 26, 1970: Parliament and Funkadelic play the 20 Grand Driftwood Lounge

On this day in 1970, Parliament and Funkadelic play the 20 Grand Driftwood Lounge, located at 14th Street and West Warren on the city’s west side. Enjoy Parliament’s 1976 Halloween…

Christmas nightmare: When the mall Santa is too drunk or flirtatious

Christmas nightmare: When the mall Santa is too drunk or flirtatious

We hired three Santas – Soused, Salacious, and Reluctant. …

Dec. 24, 1941: Duke Ellington plays Detroit’s Paradise Theatre

Dec. 24, 1941: Duke Ellington plays Detroit’s Paradise Theatre

On this day in 1941, Orchestra Hall reopens as Paradise Theatre. Tonight’s attraction: Duke Ellington and his big band. Ticket price: 50 cents. …

Mayor-elect Mike Duggan pledges to tackle fire epidemic, EMS times

Mayor-elect Mike Duggan pledges to tackle fire epidemic, EMS times

Mike Duggan's first move was nominating an interim fire commissioner with a strong background. …

Dec. 23, 1972: Pro wrestler Bobo Brazil wins fifth heavyweight title

Dec. 23, 1972: Pro wrestler Bobo Brazil wins fifth heavyweight title

Bobo Brazil is considered one of the most successful African-American wrestlers.…

Murals transform walls near abandoned train station (photos)

Murals transform walls near abandoned train station (photos)

The project, "Station Walls," features some of the most eye-catching graffiti in Detroit. …

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