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The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Detroit that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Detroit Program Director Katy Locker.

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The 2013 Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival really outdid itself this year, with nearly 30 locations and dozens of events taking place throughout the city on Saturday, October 5th. There were open studios at numerous galleries, including festival cornerstone Public Pool, which featured an international collaboration curated by artist Chido Johnson in conjunction with the Zimbabwe […]

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The Hinterlands Ensemble (a Knight Arts grantee) is known for their mastery of multiple media, including radio, shadow puppetry and other original collaborative theater pieces. With the premiere of “The Circuit,” a variety show piece that has been in development since the Hinterlands’ residency in the summer of 2012, they can now officially add the grand tradition […]

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Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th, with an opening performance at HenriettaHaus and continuing through to late night music events from 6-9 p.m., the 2013 Hamtramck Neighborhood Arts Festival  is prepared to unleash for a roving art romp around the beloved city-within-a-city. The day’s activities include open studios, installations, numerous musical performances, Hamtramck history […]

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The MOCAD’s newest exhibition opened Friday, September 6th and features 16 new murals commissioned by the museum (a Knight Arts grantee). “Past is Present” draws upon Detroit’s historical record, with artists incorporating found images into new mural works in celebration of the 80th anniversary of Diego Rivera’s epic mural in the courtyard of the DIA. The new […]

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D-Town Farm had its annual Harvest Festival, “What’s Growing On: Cultivating the Rich Legacy of the Detroit African American Agricultural Tradition” over the weekend of September 21-22 with a celebration that included food, music, crafts, lectures and a spirit of cultural exchange. D-Town is more than just a collectively-operated farm site; it seeks to reexamine […]

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By Mary M. Chapman, Detroit Journalist Like many other urban centers, Detroit years ago pared arts from its public school budget, reducing the exposure of students to disciplines like classical musical. But Sphinx, a Detroit-based national nonprofit, is doing its part to change that. Since 1997 the organization has been working to diminish cultural stereotypes […]

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The 2013 Detroit Design Festival held forth throughout last weekend, with the the official kickoff party on Tuesday, September 17 at the College for Creative Studies, and a full bill of more than 60 “happenings” and innumerable events taking place subsequently throughout the week, from September 18-22. Institutions large and small were in on the action, […]

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After a week celebrating our first Detroit Knight Arts Challenge winners, we’re excited to share more good news: the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation is providing matching support for two projects. With its focus on strengthening and empowering families, the Fisher Foundation will provide a total of $50,000 for arts education projects lead by the […]

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To coincide with the Detroit Design Festival, which will be going on all this weekend, the Detroit Film Theater/DIA hosted an outstanding event sponsored by the Reva Stocker Taubman Lecture Fund. Filmmaker Sam Green was on hand to present his “live documentary”—a narrated slide show that featured video clips and interviews—on the life of Buckminster […]

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Death comes to DIY Ferndale

Published on 17 September 2013 by in Detroit

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As a fan of the horror movie genre, I love nothing better than a story of life after death. Last Saturday, September 14th, DIY Street Fair Ferndale witnessed the resurrection of Death, a band whose legacy was nearly lost to time. Death was founded by three brothers, Detroit natives and vanguards of the coming punk […]

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