Where are Detroit’s Sugar Daddies Now?

July 30, 2013
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Where are Detroit’s Sugar Daddies Now?

When Detroit has two billionaire sugar daddies, how could it possibly go bankrupt? With One-Percenters like Mr. Basketball and Mr. Baseball/Hockey buying up Detroit faster than the Vatican pays hush money, you’d think  Detroit’s pimps’ wallets were just too big to fail. But somehow they did. A sugar daddy is like a genie —...
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City Slang: Amy Gore and Her Valentines album now available through Bloodshot

July 30, 2013
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City Slang: Amy Gore and Her Valentines album now available through Bloodshot

Amy Gore & Her Valentines’ In Love album has just been released on colored vinyl through Bloodshot Records. They say, “Amy Gore and her Valentines have pure Detroit pedigrees in spades – their musical backgrounds give them the chops they need to rock, but it’s the on stage synchronicity that drives the band. Their...
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Popps Packing’s Pinewood Derby

July 30, 2013
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Popps Packing’s Pinewood Derby

One of the key problems with art events is that, well … doesn’t going to an art event just sound a little bit … boring? Not that they are, but don’t many people think of an intimidating room full of people chattering softly in a kind of tedious theoryspeak, a scene that leaves you...
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UAW Set to Open Contract Talks with State

July 30, 2013
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LANSING—UAW President Bob King and UAW Vice President Cindy Estrada will join State of Michigan officials at a news conference July 31 for the official handshake signifying the start of 2013 labor negotiations. State of Michigan workers represented by UAW Local 6000 are employed in various sectors of state service in the human services...
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A Poem for Dreadlock Mike

July 30, 2013
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A Poem for Dreadlock Mike

We were saddened to learn on Sunday of the death of Dreadlock Mike, one of those iconic street people who entertained crowds around Comerica Park. He and another street person, James Van Horn, widely known as the “Eat ‘em up, Tigers!” guy (for his mantra cheering on our home team), were reportedly killed by a...
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City Slang: Cambodian Space Project to play Northern Lights

July 29, 2013
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City Slang: Cambodian Space Project to play Northern Lights

The Cambodian Space Project, the super-pop band with all Cambodian lyrics, play Northern Lights Lounge on Saturday, August 3. Show starts at 10 p.m. and cover is $5. The band, fresh from a triumphant show at the Concert of Colors, refer to themselves as, “Cosmic cross-culture rendezvous featuring space trippers from various planets preparing...
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