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Jumpin Jumpin: Police, fire fighters, and EMS workers to be honored at Sky Zone

July 31, 2014
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Jumpin Jumpin: Police, fire fighters, and EMS workers to be honored at Sky Zone

When we think of honoring the brave men and women who protect and serve the metro Detroit area, we think of trampolines.  We think they should jump on trampolines. And by trampolines, we mean an all-walled trampoline field where they can land in a pit of 10,000 foam cubes. They have to blow off...
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Metro Times is getting a new website today

July 31, 2014
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Metro Times is getting a new website today

Your favorite local alternative weekly is getting a digital facelift at around 4 p.m. today, and we need your help. If you, dear reader, spot anything amiss or notice that any of our regular features are not working properly, do give us a shout in the comment section below or on social media. If,...
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Detroit group Feral Ground is out to prove hip-hop is alive and well

July 30, 2014
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By LeeAnn Brown Some people say that hip-hop is dead. Local ban Fderal Ground is proving that is not the case. The seven-member band, consisting of three lead vocalists, a DJ, bass, drums and guitar, plays what they call “living hip-hop.” Their music, peppered with multiple styles, covers all aspects of life from growing...
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Yale professor talks Plato, James Madison and Detroit’s emergency manager law

July 30, 2014
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Yale professor talks Plato, James Madison and Detroit’s emergency manager law

Much has been made about Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr’s decision this week to transfer authority of the city’s water department to Mayor Mike Duggan. In what is the most interesting read on the situation, Jason Stanley, professor of philosophy at Yale, pens an analysis on Michigan’s novel emergency manager law on the New York Times...
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Where to meet a baby dinosaur this week

July 30, 2014
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Where to meet a baby dinosaur this week

Walking with Dinosaurs, a magnificent stage show that features life-sized animatronic creatures from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, will be in town next week. But to preview the show’s run at the Palace, a baby T-Rex will be making an appearance at four area malls to the delight and wonderment of shoppers. Baby...
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Detroit website offers stats, updates on city operations

July 30, 2014
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Detroit website offers stats, updates on city operations

Interested in reading about what Detroit accomplishes on a week-to-week basis that’s produced by the city itself? Great. You can do that now, here, at the Detroit Dashboard. Every Thursday morning, the city will publish an update to the dashboard because Mayor Mike Duggan loves metrics, even if the data might be hard to come...
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