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Our music scene is one to be envied. With many world famous artists originating from our city, living in Detroit has become synonymous with excellent music.

Celebrating Community with Noël Night in Detroit!

The word ‘Noël’ has become associated with Christmas, but noëls were originally songs, or carols, that were sung during communal celebrations, such as the ‘harvest tide’ and midwinter celebrations. And the word ‘carol’ itself evokes the spirit of community, closeness, and celebration that these songs [...][...]
 

‘Doors at Seven…’: How to Spend an Incredible Day—and Night—in Detroit!

Posted on November 6th, 2014 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Food, Detroit Music, Detroit Sports
I was recently asked by a friend, ‘How would you spend the day in Detroit?’ Ironically, because I live here, this isn’t a question I get to consider very often. You see, while there are more things than I can count that I love to do, I get to do them when I feel like doing them. But because there are some [...][...]
 

Delight and ‘Dally’ in the Last Days of Summer in Detroit!

While I will admit, I love the fall and winter, no one, including me, ever really wants summer to end. Which makes the weekend aftera hectic Labor Day weekend (when we tend to celebrate the summer’s passing), the perfect time to dally. And what better way to enjoy the official last days of summer and leisurely [...][...]
 

Delight and ‘Dally’ in the Last Days of Summer in Detroit!

While I will admit, I love the fall and winter, no one, including me, ever really wants summer to end. Which makes the weekend aftera hectic Labor Day weekend (when we tend to celebrate the summer’s passing), the perfect time to dally. And what better way to enjoy the official last days of summer and leisurely [...][...]
 

Detroit: ‘Jazzing it Up’ this Weekend…and All Year Long!

Posted on August 28th, 2014 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Music
For 34 years, the Detroit International Jazz Fest has been not just an event, but an institution in Detroit. The streets, from Campus Martius Park to Hart Plaza, literally become alive with music as 100 performances take place on five stages over the four-day Labor Day Weekend. But even before Robert McCabe and the [...][...]
 

How to Hit it Out of the Park with House-Guests in Detroit!

Last year at this time, I thought I was going to face an interesting challenge. My 17-year-old niece was coming from Puerto Rico to stay with me for a week in Detroit. Factors that led me to believe this would be a challenge:  Factor #1: Thus far on the Cactus-to-Fern-to-Dog-to-Child trajectory of [...][...]
 

Movement & Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit!

Posted on May 23rd, 2014 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Music
It’s Memorial Day Weekend in Detroit, which means a lot of different things are happening in Downtown Detroit, but one of the biggest ‘happenings’—not just for Detroit, but for people from all over the world—is Movement, the Electronic Music Festival. Now, if I was cool, I would be able to tell you all [...][...]
 

Four Parks + Two Days = One Incredible Detroit Party!

Posted on August 23rd, 2013 in Detroit, Detroit Art, Detroit Events, Detroit Music
Downtown Summerfest, the Grand Finale of the Quicken Loans ‘Summer In The Park’ series, will be going on at Campus Martius Park, Capitol Park, Grand Circus Park and Paradise Cultural and Entertainment District today and tomorrow from Noon until 10:30 p.m. Concerts—including The Wailers (of Bob Marley fame) and a [...][...]
 

The Motor City Goes Electric: And We’re Not Talking Cars Detroit!

Posted on August 6th, 2013 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Music
You don’t get to hear too many entire albums these days. We’re all aware of how technology has changed the way we listen to music. But now, you have the chance to go old-school and experience an album the way it was put together by the musicians, performed by musicians. And you get to do it in a venue that’s [...][...]
 

Encore Detroit!

Posted on December 18th, 2012 in Detroit, Detroit Events, Detroit Music
Link to Encore Detroit!
Detroit is experiencing a resurgence, an ‘encore’ of sorts. But the increasing growth the city is seeing – small businesses opening, corporations moving in or moving their employees Downtown, locally- and individually-owned restaurants & retails ‘popping up,’ or chains with national name recognition [...][...]