Where to meet a baby dinosaur this week

July 30, 2014
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Where to meet a baby dinosaur this week

Walking with Dinosaurs, a magnificent stage show that features life-sized animatronic creatures from the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods, will be in town next week. But to preview the show’s run at the Palace, a baby T-Rex will be making an appearance at four area malls to the delight and wonderment of shoppers. Baby...
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Watch footage of the Gathering of the Juggalos dubbed with Morgan Freeman narration (NSFW)

July 29, 2014
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  Footage from the Gathering of the Juggalos set to clips of Morgan Freeman’s narration from March of the Penguins? Kind of forced, but also kind of beautiful. As the AV Club reports: The oft-sought voiceover champion lends a touch of gravitas to the festival proceedings. Unfortunate scenes of barely clad people having various...
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Detroit-based literacy program to debut July 10

July 7, 2014
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Detroit-based literacy program to debut July 10

Reading & Rhythm on the Riverfront, an annual summer literacy program hosted by the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy and the GM Foundation, is set to kick off this Thursday, July 10 at 11 a.m. at Rivard Plaza. The program, which is geared toward children between the ages of 3 and 10, will take place every...
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CNN to Detroit: Hey, chill out

June 30, 2014
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CNN to Detroit: Hey, chill out

CNN? Hi. First off, your list today of the 10 Most Stressed Out Cities in the nation was informative, albeit it said something odd about No. 2 Detroit: That we have a population of 1.8 million. We don’t. It’s actually nowhere close to that. You say the rankings were based off data on the...
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RMS Sound Studios announces Detroit-based label

June 17, 2014
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RMS Sound Studios announces Detroit-based label

Around for 30 years, RMS Sound Studios has long been known for their top-knotch audio facility, ability to master audio post and sound design for film, advertising, recording, mixing, and mastering. Now, the Birmingham-based company will expand it’s offerings, bringing into the fold their very own local record label called Decibel. Hoping to focus...
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Michigan Central Station gets a row of windows

June 16, 2014
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Michigan Central Station gets a row of windows

Frequent viewers of the painful symbol of downtrodden Detroit might have recently noted that there is now a single, vertical row of half-windows that have been installed in Michigan Central Station. Here you can make them out (click the image to enlarge), four windows from the left, on the South West side of the...
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Treat Dreams moves second seating of “Murder Dinner”

June 12, 2014
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Treat Dreams moves second seating of “Murder Dinner”

Treat Dreams and NYA Catering are set to host their “Murder Dinner”, which will feature courses inspired by famous horror movies, tomorrow night, June 13, at the ice cream shop’s Ferndale location in accordance with the superstitious anti-holiday,  Friday the 13th.  With two seatings available, originally scheduled for 7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., the...
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New York Times profiles 90-year-old local drug mule Leo Sharp

June 11, 2014
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New York Times profiles 90-year-old local drug mule Leo Sharp

You may have heard the name Leo Sharp in local news reports lately. Last month, the 90-year-old received a three-year sentence for his involvement in the Sinaloa drug cartel’s Detroit operations; in fact, he was their top mule. In this week’s New York Times Sunday magazine, writer Sam Dolnick takes a deep-dive into Sharp’s life and how...
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Netroots Nation 2014, annual progressive convention, coming to Detroit in July

June 5, 2014
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Netroots Nation 2014, annual progressive convention, coming to Detroit in July

Next month, Cobo Hall will be the site of the ninth annual Netroots Nation gathering, a convention featuring progressive panels, training sessions, film screenings, and keynote speakers. Last summer, the group spoke highly of Detroit and its reason for selecting the city: “We’ll be in the newly renovated Cobo Center, located along the waterfront in...
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RoboCop will throw the first pitch for the Tigers this evening

June 3, 2014
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We know he’s part man, part machine, and all cop, but can he throw a decent ball, too? The Detroit Tigers are enlisting the cult classic (well, the original film, anyway) sci-fi hero RoboCop to throw the first pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays this evening at Comerica Park. The event coincides with the DVD release of the...
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