“it Came From Detroit” Hits Hollywood

July 21, 2009
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James R. Petix‘s It Came From Detroit documentary film is making its L.A. debut this Thursday, July 23rd, as part of the city’s annual Don’t Knock The Rock festival. The yearly event was launched several years ago by acclaimed film director (and major rock ‘n’ roll fan) Allison Anders (Gas, Food, Lodging; Grace of...
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Majestic’s New Room Debuts With The Datsuns

July 20, 2009
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Majestic’s New Room Debuts With The Datsuns

The Duchess and the Duke show tonight at the Majestic Theatre complex was supposed to be the “official” (or “unofficial,” depending on how you look at it) opening of the facitity’s newly remodeled lounge. In case you hadn’t heard, what was formerly known as the Majestic Cafe is currently being transformed into “a hip,...
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Midwest Music Fest 2009 Kicks Off Tomorrow

July 20, 2009
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Midwest Music Fest 2009 Kicks Off Tomorrow

If you feel like taking a trip north this week… The city of Mount Pleasant — home to Central Michigan University — kicks off its second annual Midwest Fest tomorrow, Tuesday, July 21st. Midwest Fest 2009 is a five-day music festival running through this Saturday, July 25th, coinciding with Mount Pleasant’s Street Fair and...
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Last Look At The Michael Jackson Memorial

July 15, 2009
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Last Look At The Michael Jackson Memorial

Sometime today (maybe it’s happened already), movers are to pack up and haul away the Michael Jackson memorial that’s spontaneously sprouted in front of the Motown Museum on Grand Boulevard. The contents are to be taken to Detroit’s Woodlawn Cemetery, where they’ll be permanently interred — sort of a memorial to a memorial. Which...
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Andre Williams Returns To His Detroit Roots….

July 14, 2009
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Andre Williams Returns To His Detroit Roots….

In the very cool news department, Detroit R&B/”punk blues” pioneer Andre Williams was recently in town to record a new project with some of D-Town’s finest musicians, past and present. For those few of you who don’t know, Williams first made a name for himself in the late ’50s on Detroit’s legendary Fortune Records...
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Child Bite: Michigan’s “best New” Band?

July 7, 2009
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Child Bite: Michigan’s “best New” Band?

Well, at least according to a few writers and editors in Boston, they are… For the second year in a row, alternative weekly the Boston Phoenix has picked the “best new band” in each of the 50 states. And according to this year’s poll, Detroit’s own Child Bite is “the best new band in...
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The Go Do Michael…

July 7, 2009
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The Go Do Michael…

Just in case you don’t plan to catch today’s Michael Jackson tribute at the Staples Center in L.A. on one of the three major networks, the cable news stations, or one of the recaps the networks will be running tonight (including NBC’s Dateline), Detroit’s Charle H. Wright Museum of African American History (315 E....
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Goodbye, Casey Kasem

July 7, 2009
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Goodbye, Casey Kasem

So long, Casey! Without any advance warning, this weekend radio legend Casey Kasem went off the air. After four decades on U.S. radio, he disappeared from the airwaves, ending his last countdown show for good, apparently. For those who came of age between 1970 and 1988, Kasem’s warm, welcoming voice seemed to be everywhere...
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Dwele’s Tribute To “the King”

June 30, 2009
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An off-the-cuff tribute from one of Detroit’s current heavyweights. As Dwele posted on youtube: “june 25th, at home washing clothes for upcoming tour. . .had 45 minutes to set up the camera and have some fun in tribute to mike, mistakes and all, all in fun. R.I.P. mike!! “
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Motown’s Candlelight Vigil In Photos

June 29, 2009
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Motown’s Candlelight Vigil In Photos

The Motown Museum played host to one of the three “official” or authorized candlelight vigils to Michael Jackson last night, Sunday, June 29th. The other two were in Jackson’s native Gary, Indiana as well as his adopted home of L.A. Not quite a thousand people showed up but there were certainly hundreds and hundreds....
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