Blowout 2014 schedule available to view now

April 14, 2014
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Blowout 2014 schedule available to view now

The schedule for Blowout 17, taking place Wednesday April 30 to Saturday May 3 in Hamtramck, Detroit and Ferndale, is available to see now. Visit MtBlowout.com to see the schedule and plan your festival. Follow @City_Slang
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City Slang: Trash Brats get sleazy at Small’s

April 14, 2014
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City Slang: Trash Brats get sleazy at Small’s

The Trash Brats hardly ever play live anymore, so each show feels like an event. Wandering around Small’s in Hamtramck late Saturday night, there’s a near-carnival atmosphere in the air. The Brats were never supposed to be taken seriously, but years on-and-off the radar have given the band the gift of respect born out...
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Cycle 7 opens at the Red Bull House of Art

April 11, 2014
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By: Ayana Bryant-Weekes The Red Bull House of Art, a multidisciplinary and collaborative art project, relieves the stress of financial limitation or lack of tools and space so budding artists can manifest their creative dreams right here in Detroit. Six artists are selected for a three-month residency where they are provided individual studio space...
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This is what life was like when the Red Wings last missed the playoffs

April 11, 2014
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This is what life was like when the Red Wings last missed the playoffs

It lives! It’s been awhile since the Detroit Red Wings missed the playoffs; the team clinched its 23rd consecutive playoff berth this week, the longest such streak in professional sports. And, as you can expect, life was exceptionally different back in 1990. Sports Illustrated’s Extra Mustard blog offers a rundown today on what was...
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Judge signs off on Detroit’s $85 million swaps settlement

April 11, 2014
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Judge signs off on Detroit’s $85 million swaps settlement

The judge overseeing Detroit’s historic bankruptcy has signed off on an $85 million settlement involving two banks tied to a horrendously complex financial deal to shore up the city’s pension systems. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes previously rejected two offers involving Bank of America and UBS, an international bank based in Switzerland with affiliates...
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I bought my beard before it was cool — beard transplants latest craze

April 10, 2014
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It’s understandable if you must read this slowly to fully digest these words: hipsters are now paying for beard transplants. We’ve all heard of people taking insane measures in order to achieve a certain look, whether it’s through cosmetic surgery or body modifications, but it’s usually to look more beautiful and not brawny. Not...
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