Surreal Estate (Ian Pinchback)

August 1, 2013
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Surreal Estate (Ian Pinchback)

Ian Pinchback’s “Surreal Estate” (Dead Letter Office) Friday – August 2nd at PJs Lager House with: Eleanora Mike Galbraith Juliaan Paige Doors at 9:00pm $5 cover There’s the rich crackle of his acoustic guitar under a drearily elegant violin’s drawl; there’s the tastefully kicked drums providing just enough rhythm for those electric guitars to...
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Police Release Photo of Potential Witness in U-M Murder

August 1, 2013
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Police Release Photo of Potential Witness in U-M Murder

Ann Arbor police want to speak to a potential witness spotted on North Ingalls Street on July 23, the same night Paul DeWolf was killed in his home. Ann Arbor police Detective Lt. Robert Pfannes said the man was near DeWolf’s home in the Phi Rho Sigma medical fraternity in the 200 block of North Ingalls Street on July 23....
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City Slang: Marshall Crenshaw to headline Michigan State Fair

July 31, 2013
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City Slang: Marshall Crenshaw to headline Michigan State Fair

Power-pop legend Marshall Crenshaw will headline the fifth Third Bank Michigan State Fair on Labor Day weekend at the Suburban Collection Showplace, Novi. More information about the event, which will also feature Stewart Francke and George Bedard, can be found here. They say, “The 2013 State Fair, now a private entity, will be a...
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Tearin’ Down The House

July 31, 2013
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Tearin’ Down The House

So, you live in Detroit and have been wondering for a while  now what’s going on with that vacant, dilapidated  eyesore next door. Repeated calls to the city haven’t  produced any clear answers. What’s a person to do? The answer – thanks to the good folks at the nonprofit Data Driven Detroit and the...
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Ottava Via: From Pawn Shop to Pasta

July 31, 2013
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Ottava Via: From Pawn Shop to Pasta

    Last Saturday night, a stone’s throw from the site of Tiger Stadium, diners at Corktown’s new Italian restaurant and bar, Ottava Via, unanimously put down their forks and beverages to applauded Miguel Cabrera, who had just hit a homer on his first at bat since returning from the disabled list. We’d dropped...
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In Defense of Hipsters

July 31, 2013
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In Defense of Hipsters

A recent poll says that just 16 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of hipsters. That’s a pretty surprising statistic. Comparing this to other recent polls, it means more Americans have a favorable view of George Bush, socialism, Islam, the federal government and Sarah Palin than they do hipsters. More Americans even view...
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