Detroit’s Leg of the ‘Acoustic Guitar Project’ Culminates With a Free Concert Dec. 28 in Troy

December 21, 2013
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Detroit’s Leg of the ‘Acoustic Guitar Project’ Culminates With a Free Concert Dec. 28 in Troy

It’s been said that a hero is rarely recognized in his hometown. We’ll be able to test the accuracy of that statement on Saturday, Dec. 28. That’s the day Detroit native Dave Adams, founder and prime mover of the international music incubator known as the Acoustic Guitar Project (TAGP), wraps up the local segment...
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Terri Orbuch, Detroit’s ‘Love Doctor,’ Makes First Bid for National TV Series Sunday on Channel 56

September 6, 2013
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Terri Orbuch, Detroit’s ‘Love Doctor,’ Makes First Bid for National TV Series Sunday on Channel 56

“The Love Doctor®” is making a house call this weekend – to your house, she hopes, through the magic of television. Terri Orbuch, Ph.D., the Oakland University professor of sociology who has emerged as one of the nation’s most in-demand relationship experts, is hosting her first TV special, Secrets from The Love Doctor, for...
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This ‘Beez’ News: First Composer-Artist(s) Chosen for Detroit Phase of ‘The Acoustic Guitar Project’

September 1, 2013
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This ‘Beez’ News: First Composer-Artist(s) Chosen for Detroit Phase of ‘The Acoustic Guitar Project’

The Acoustic Guitar Project (TAGP), the international creative venture conceived by Detroit native Dave Adams to inspire original music, as detailed in a Metro Times cover story in July, has selected the first artists to accept its “One Guitar. One Week. One Song.” challenge for metro Detroit. And the handmade, customized-for-Detroit six-string, dubbed “This...
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‘Low Winter Sun:’ The Dark, Desperate, Devilish Dimension of Detroit

August 8, 2013
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‘Low Winter Sun:’ The Dark, Desperate, Devilish Dimension of Detroit

Detroit Images You May Recognize:  The Riverfront, Renaissance Center (of course), the People Mover, Wayne County Building, old Detroit Police Department, Zeidman’s Pawn Shop, Serman Shoes, J.L. Stone Co., Baltimore Bar and Grill It begins with a rugged-looking bald man shedding a single, anguished tear. Is it a tear of sadness, remembering the death...
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‘To Catch a Predator’ TV Newsman Chris Hansen Caught, Released by NBC After 20 Years on the Air

August 6, 2013
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‘To Catch a Predator’ TV Newsman Chris Hansen Caught, Released by NBC After 20 Years on the Air

It’s possible that Michigan-born network TV reporter Chris Hansen could have a song stuck in his head today from legendary Motown tunesmith Smokey Robinson: “The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game.” Multiple news sources reported Monday (Aug. 5) that Hansen, a former street reporter for Detroit’s WDIV (Channel 4) and WXYZ (Channel 7) best...
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Would You Buy a Pair of Poopy Diapers? If They’re From Kim and Kanye’s Baby, Detroit’s Les Gold Says He Might

June 21, 2013
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Viewers of the made-in-Detroit hit truTV series Hardcore Pawn know that American Jewelry and Loan patriarch Les Gold has been known at times to buy a load of crap. But in a startling admission, Gold says he could be persuaded to purchase an actual load of feces – if it came encased in a...
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How Detroit’s Tim Roberts Helped Catapult the Career of Pop-Country Superstar Taylor Swift

May 30, 2013
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How Detroit’s Tim Roberts Helped Catapult the Career of Pop-Country Superstar Taylor Swift

Seven years ago, two kids skateboarding in a Northville restaurant parking lot witnessed an historic moment in pop music history – and had absolutely no idea what they were watching. But more about that in a moment. Tim Roberts, the operations manager and program director for Detroit’s country WYCD-FM (99.5), will be a marked...
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Detroit’s ‘Hardcore Pawn’ Celebrates 100 Episodes

April 17, 2013
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Detroit’s ‘Hardcore Pawn’ Celebrates 100 Episodes

Hardcore Pawn, the made-in-Detroit reality series that sparks love-it-or-hate-it reactions from Detroiters like no other, achieved a coveted television milestone this week on truTV: the airing of the show’s 100th original episode. The landmark half-hour, which aired at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, on the cable network, also merited a special invitation-only screening Tuesday...
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Pontiac’s Erebus the Setting for ‘Ghost Stories’ Saturday

April 12, 2013
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Pontiac’s Erebus the Setting for ‘Ghost Stories’ Saturday

If the popular cable series My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera was to tape an episode around these parts, where do you suppose they might go? Why, the scariest place in southeast Michigan, of course! Erebus, the fabled four-story Halloween frightfest in downtown Pontiac billed as the world’s largest walk-through haunted attraction, is the...
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Tim Allen Is the Comeback Comedian, TV Guide Readers Say

April 15, 2012
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Tim Allen Is the Comeback Comedian, TV Guide Readers Say

Tim Allen must think Thomas Wolfe was full of crap. In a television sense, Allen is proving you can go home again – home to the network where you scored your greatest career success nearly two decades ago, back to the tried-and-true sitcom format, a return to the millions of viewers who loved you in...
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