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Detroit’s Electronic Community Comes Together For Flint

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Detroit’s House and Techno community is coming together in an unprecedented show of solidarity to raise funds and provide water for the neighboring city of Flint, MI. The event, aptly titled “Detroit House & Techno All Stars In Support of Flint: Something In The Water (Does Not Compute),” takes place this Friday at Detroit hotspot […]

New LGBTQ Club “Paris” Opens Downtown Detroit

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Detroit’s LGBTQ community just got a major bump in their nightlife options. Paris, a new dance music venue, just opened in the heart of downtown Detroit. The area’s first LGBTQ niteclub in years opened with much fanfare on October 3. More than 500 people attended, creating a warm welcome from the community. The location provides […]

ACRE Detroit’s Ryan Anderson

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In a remote location in Detroit’s North Corktown neighborhood, a small urban farm is getting love and attention from one of its owners, Ryan Anderson. As he tills the ground, the sun reflects off of the long-abandoned train station in the distance. Here, the ground promises new growth for the city, literally and figuratively. Careful […]

Eric Moss: Gone Too Soon

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The Detroit community lost one of it’s most creative members recently and we’ve lost a friend. Eric Moss was a DJ, musician, actor and entrepreneur. He collaborated with Wink on a variety of projects and became an inspiration to us. Moss had what seemed like an inexhaustible amount of energy and determination, which, when coupled […]

Beyond The Bar: Art And Design Call For Entries

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Calling all LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered) Artists and Designers! Despite the victories of LGBT Americans, many continue to stereotype this unique subculture. Now is the time to debunk these stereotypes and show Metro Detroit the talents of the LGBT community, through art and design. Welcome to the 3rd Annual ‘Beyond the Bar’, Detroit’s LGBT art […]

Kathe Koja – Mistress of The Brothel

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Kathe Koja, author of the critically acclaimed immersive theatrical production Under The Poppy, is the author of 14 award-winning books, ranging from historical to young adult to short fiction, with several having been optioned for film. A native Detroit, Koja’s visionary approach to theater is set to change the genre’s definition here. Under The Poppy is […]

Tunde Olaniran

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Born in Flint, Michigan, one of Americaʼs most dangerous cities, Tunde Olaniran is a cultural warrior with a 4-octave range and a penchant for dirty synths. Combining a magnetic presence, lyrical dexterity, genre- devouring style, and a DIY performance aesthetic, heʼs toured the world, making believers out of Detroit metal-heads and Croatian ravers alike with […]

Gay Detroit: Bryce Gamper’s take on living in the city

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      Bryce Gamper, a recent transplant to Detroit, takes a moment to blog about his experiences as a gay man living in the city. “Being gay in Detroit is a totally new experience, and one that I can say has been extremely positive and inclusive. There are a lot of people here in […]

Urban Innovator- Adriel Thornton

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Adriel Thornton is not your average event promoter or party enthusiast. He is on a mission to rid the world of bigotry, intolerance and “isms;” he rails against racism, ageism and sexism all throughout popular culture and music. That being said: let’s dance! Adriel Thornton says there is a mystery to Adriel Thornton — part […]