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I first encountered Kathy Leisen’s patented brand of professional oddity at the “ANTI-STORY” Good Time Writer’s Buffet, held at Public Pool in conjunction with the “ART AS ANTI-ART IS ART” show that she co-curated there in February. She was the evening’s only reader to perform stand-up comedy, and her offbeat and hilarious performance had the […]

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In an opening foreshadowed by one of the most tongue-in-cheek press releases of all time, artist Jerry Vile—best known as organizer of the longstanding international erotic art show The Dirty Show—premiered an exhibition of work and scene at the Inner State Gallery. The opening night event was a spectacle of Vile proportions, in line with […]

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There is unquestionable hipster cache in early-stage fandom, scene-topping achieved through claims on a band before they were huge. While there may be some satisfaction to be had in the mode of early adopter, there is something amazing about seeing a band that has come into its own, and been there long enough to get […]

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On Wednesday, April 30th, The Greening of Detroit will be hosting a future-building event, Living Green in the D!, which includes a screening of the film Lean, Mean & Green, a documentary by Carrie Lezotte that premiered at the Detroit Film Theatre on September 25, 2013, and was also included in the Freep Film Festival […]

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The countdown is on for One Day in Detroit. All day Saturday, April 26th, hundreds of filmmakers, community organizations, and citizens will be hitting the streets to film responses to 10 questions, posed to create inspiration for visual investigations: 1. Why are you in your city? 2. What do you love about your city? 3. […]

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The latest special exhibit at the DIA, “Samurai: Beyond the Sword,” seeks to contextualize one of history’s most romanticized figures, the samurai warriors of Edo period Japan. The Edo period spanned 1603 to 1867 and witnessed a great flourishing of culture under the relatively stable rule of the Tokugawa shogunate. Having served to help consolidate […]

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In an open house event much in the spirit of the Hamtramck Neighborhood Art Festival, painter and fiber artist Paula Schubatis and multimedia collagist and sculptor Dessislava (Dessi) Terzieva opened their shared home/studio space, affectionately dubbed “Da Bedroom” for an installation of ongoing works, titled FIBER UTIL. The title refers to Schubatis’ fascination with “useful” […]

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By Satori Shakoor, The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers Detroit Rapper and Activist, Invincible and I met last September 2013, when it was announced we were both Knight Arts Challenge Winners. We talked about our projects, The Secret Society Of Twisted Storytellers and Complex Movements. Invincible suggested a possible collaboration around the theme “Social Justice.” […]

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Experimental theater, like all experiments, can sometimes yield disastrous results, but I’m happy to report that “Life is Happening to Us Again,” staged by A Host of People and hosted by Hinterlands at Play House in Detroit, is an absolute triumph of experimentation with the form. The piece, as one might guess from the title, […]

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Fox 2 News Headlines “This is the most important thing I could possibly do,” – Cellist Yo-Yo Ma to FOX , on his visit to a Detroit elementary school. A day after performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma joined former New York City Ballet principal dancer Damian Woetzel to spend the day with […]

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