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Cyclist dresses up in blackface during Halloween biking event in Detroit

Cyclist dresses up in blackface during Halloween biking event in Detroit

Blackface is widely offensive because it was used to create degrading caricatures of black people. …

Rodrigo y Gabriela one of best live acts of past 10 years

Rodrigo y Gabriela one of best live acts of past 10 years

Hailing from Mexico City, this dynamic acoustic duo impressed at the Fillmore in downtown Detroit. …

Psychedelic indie-rock band Foxygen brings high energy to Crofoot

Psychedelic indie-rock band Foxygen brings high energy to Crofoot

It's been awhile since the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac has seen something similar to the psychedelic indie-rock band Foxygen. …

Mural crackdown could have spelled trouble for these 30 murals

Mural crackdown could have spelled trouble for these 30 murals

Murals are important in Detroit. They adorn decaying building, memorialize loved ones and spread messages of hope. …

Mayor Duggan lifts fines leveled against Grand River Creative Corridor, apologizes

Mayor Duggan lifts fines leveled against Grand River Creative Corridor, apologizes

The mayor personally apologized to some of the building owners who received citations. …

Detroit declares war on murals, goes after popular Grand River Creative Corridor

Detroit declares war on murals, goes after popular Grand River Creative Corridor

The Grand River Creative Corridor has transformed drab, abandoned buildings into colorful works of art on Detroit's west…

Techno guru envisions new beginning for long-abandoned Fisher Body

Techno guru envisions new beginning for long-abandoned Fisher Body

The founder of a German nightclub and record label wants to transform the hulking and abandoned Fisher Body…

Comet Bar, a Cass Corridor staple, closing in shadow of Red Wings arena

Comet Bar, a Cass Corridor staple, closing in shadow of Red Wings arena

There are few establishments left between Midtown and downtown with as much character, earnestness and hometown flavor.…

Cadieux Cafe, a former speakeasy, serves up great live shows, Belgian beers

Cadieux Cafe, a former speakeasy, serves up great live shows, Belgian beers

Cadieux Cafe – the heart of the old Belgian east-side – hosted live performances from local favorites King Eddie,…

Bloody union battles taught lessons that resonate today

Bloody union battles taught lessons that resonate today

These days, few people remember the bloody battles that the UAW fought to receive recognition. …

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