Thinking About Returning to School?

March 13, 2014
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Thinking About Returning to School?

Do you think that your chance at a better life through education has passed you by? Do you wonder how you could possibly juggle family and school? Does it sound impossible to continue to work full-time and still get a college degree? You can get the answers to these and many more questions by attending the...
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U-M plans Detroit street art panel and guided tour

March 10, 2014
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University of Michigan Dearborn will host “Street Art City Detroit: Graffiti, Urban Renewal and the Formation of Identity,” a panel about Detroit street art, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25 in the CASL Building, Room 1030. The panel will feature speakers Freddy Diaz (graffiti writer), Matt Eaton (Library Street Collective), Erik Howard (The...
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Ben’s Encore – a model charity

February 20, 2014
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Ben’s Encore – a model charity

The Ben’s Encore charity came into being as a tribute to Ben Borowiak, the fallen friend of some local musicians. Ben was also a musician. This organization is intended to help the Detroit music scene in many ways. You can visit their website at bensencore.com. Their mission statement states their aims quite concisely: “To...
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Raw Radio X: Live from the Russell Industrial Center

February 19, 2014
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Yes, Raw Radio X can be quite raw and X-rated — that is part of the allure. The shows aren’t formatted about sex, but when the subject comes up it is explored in all of its glory. Typically, their shows feature a marvelously eclectic bunch of Detroit musical artists and personalities. During our visit we listened...
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Paulina Jayne: Detroit’s Rising Country Star

February 3, 2014
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Once you hear her sing one of her original songs, it’s easy to forget that Paulina Jayne is only 18 and a high school senior. But the minute she steps on the stage with her 100-watt smile, she becomes the consummate professional. Jayne began taking piano lessons when she was 6 years old and...
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Madonna University Brings the Hollywood Experience to Motown

January 23, 2014
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Madonna University’s Broadcast & Cinema Arts Capstone Film Class has been raking in awards and accolades in recent years, and while the credit goes to the hard work of the students, it’s hard not to acknowledge the presence of adjunct professor Jennifer Champagne. Champagne draws on 19 years of award-winning experience in Hollywood, and...
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Reviewing Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith

December 11, 2013
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Reviewing Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith

It seems fitting that this remarkable man was born on the Fourth of July. His is the story of a true American hero and it should be an inspiration to all of us. Former New York Times columnist Bob Herbert once wrote, “You want a hero? A real hero? I nominate Judge Damon J....
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Jimmy Doolittle’s Detroit Connection

December 6, 2013
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Jimmy Doolittle’s Detroit Connection

His famous bombing raid on Japan was payback for Pearl Harbor Many American’s are aware of Doolittle’s Raiders and their demoralizing bombing of Japan. The raid has been immortalized in the film, “Thirty Seconds over Tokyo.” It was also one of the turning points of the war. With the approach of December 7 and...
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Reviewing: Sparky and Me

December 5, 2013
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Reviewing: Sparky and Me

Detroit sportswriter Dan Ewald pays homage to his old friendGeorge “Sparky” Anderson in this book. Ewald recounts his last visit with Sparky only days before the death of the baseball legend. The two old friends spent most of the three day visit at the kitchen table in Anderson’s Thousand Oaks, Ca. home. There, they...
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JFK – We saw our hero die

November 21, 2013
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JFK – We saw our hero die

It has been fifty years since an assassin’s bullet took the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, our most popular president. No other president has every enjoyed a 70 percent approval rating. Many people forget the many Michigan connections. It was during the campaign itself, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, that Kennedy...
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