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Detroit SOUP hosted a Citywide SOUP on Sunday, March 2nd, featuring all youth projects, selected by the Youth SOUP board to compete for the SOUP pot. Even up against the final throes of a never-ending winter—Detroit’s harshest in 50 years—and the Oscars, SOUP got a great turnout, with communities showing up to support their youth […]

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Detroit Knight Arts Challenge Winners from Knight Foundation By Erica Perdue In just one week, Detroiters will again have the chance to apply for funding for their arts idea through the Knight Arts Challenge. The contest will open March 10 and run through April 7. Once again, there are just three rules: The idea must […]

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Detroit takes to the road this month, with Culturefix Gallery on Manhattan’s Lower East Side playing host to “Emergency Nothing,” a group exhibition featuring the art, culture and aesthetic universe of Detroit’s monthly nightlife staple, Haute to Death.” The exhibit, which opened on February 20th and runs through March 2nd, is curated by Haute to Death co-founders and […]

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Throughout the weekend of Feb. 21-23, the Sphinx Organization  held its second annual convening on diversity in the performing arts. Founded in 1996 by Aaron P. Dworkin, Sphinx seeks to transform lives through involvement in the performing arts, and sees the diversification of cultural inclusion in the professional performing arts sphere as critical to that […]

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On Saturday, February 8th, Popps Packing celebrated the closing of the two-man show, “In Other Places People Lived,” with an artist talk featuring the two contributors, Will Hutchinson and Nathan Tonning. Hutchinson was beaming in via Skype from Montana, where the two first began to collaborate artistically, culminating in a non-profit artspace called the Frontier Space […]

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Saturday, February 15th was the first spring installment of Evidence: New Writing in the Metro, a reading series which seeks to “reflect an impressive range of experimental writing in Southeast Michigan.” The evening’s pairing of writers was art critic, fiction writer and poet Lynn Crawford, with prose poet and EMU teacher Rob Halpern. Crawford led […]

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By Anna Rose Canzano, MOCAD Here at the MOCAD Teen council, we are learning what it takes to plan an event. We came up with an idea for our first event: a teen night “icebreaker” for Detroit-area high school students. It will be centered around a big blank wall on which guests can draw and […]

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Assemble: IDEA launches at DSO

Published on 18 February 2014 by in Detroit

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On Monday, February 10th, the DSO’s Max M. Fisher Music Center was the location for the kickoff of the Assemble: IDEA Speaker Series, with a presentation by keynote speaker Vishaan Chakrabarti, followed by a panel discussion. Chakrabarti is a highly renowned urbanist, Principal at SHoP Architects and author of “A Country of Cities.” His presentation […]

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The latest at Public Pool is a group show, “ART AS ANTI-ART IS ART” that tackles one of the fundamental questions of contemporary art practice: “What makes that art?” The pieces on display at Public Pool seem largely to employ commonplace materials in the making of objects that, in the words of the exhibit’s curator […]

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By Ara Topouzian, Detroit HYE Times After months of preparation, I have launched my Kickstarter campaign to fund raise for my Detroit HYE Times film documentary project. Detroit HYE Times will be a 60-minute film documentary that highlights the history of Armenian musicians and music in Detroit, Michigan. The documentary will include rare interviews, photographs […]

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