Lately, “The Z” has captured all the buzz – a massive, ten-story, “Z”-shaped parking structure, retail center, and art gallery which recently opened its doors to the public last week. Personally, I believe the most impressive features of this structure are the paint-covered interior walls, showcasing the work of twenty-seven international artists who worked day and night to make this vision a reality. A team of local filmmakers – including Sean “Seabright” Jackson, Jon Braue, and Joe Talbot – had the opportunity to capture an amazing series of moments.
We put together quite the playlist this week, Detroit Proud music fans. From harmonizing singer-songwriters that prove to be lyrical gods to new, inspired takes on electronic dance music, your new favorite is probably sitting right below these very words…
Imagine Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’,” Lil Jon’s “Get Low,” and “Root Down” by the Beastie Boys…played in the style of folk music. Awesome, right? Putting a folk spin on classic rap and hip-hop songs is exactly what local bands will be doing this Sunday at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor at the 4th annual FOLK THE POLICE showcase.
Music fans! Welcome back to this week’s edition of the Detroit Proud Playlist. As we continue to search for new music throughout Metro Detroit, it’s astonishing to find such talent hidden away within our city. They play local venues and bars – some you’ve probably never even heard of – yet they’re complete gems.
Refer to this list for great chili in the Detroit area.
On this week on Street Beat, an emergency manager, downtown investment and a major overhaul in the neighborhoods are just a few challenges Detroit’s newly elected mayor, Mike Duggan, will be facing in the coming year.
J Chris Newberg brings a fresh point of view and style to Arsenio’s stage, and he absolutely kills it.
The Detroit fashion scene is growing and bringing with it a bevy of fashion events.
Throw on your strappy heels, grab a partner and hit the dance floor at one of the best Latin clubs around the Metro Detroit area.
Celebrate Kwanzaa in Detroit at one of the cultural institutions in the city that hosts special events, activities or has collections where visitors can learn about the African American experience.