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Motown Records Launching Program, Grants For Local Artists

The legendary Motown Records is looking to connect with its' local roots.  The company announced they will include hands-on coaching, networking contacts and $20,000 grants. Four artists or groups will be selected for this summer's inaugural 12-week program, and submissions are being accepted through July 5 at motownmusicianaccelerator.com

Westland HS Players To Choose: Graduation or District Game?

Some senior student athletes at John Glenn High School in Westland have to decide whether they will attend graduation or play in their district baseball game.  On June 1st at 10am in Ypsilanti, the graduation ceremony will take place but on that same day, slightly later in the day, the John Glenn High School baseball…

Rugrats Live-Action Movie In The Works

We are in the age of reboots and live-action remakes and some are hit-and-miss.  Now another one of your favorite childhood cartoons is coming to the theaters...again.  This time, the Rugrats will be a live-action movie.  What is a live-action movie? Photorealistic animation, particularly modern computer animation, is sometimes erroneously described as “live-action” as in…

State of Michigan Wants People To Grow Cannibis?

On Tuesday, April 23, 2019, The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development will begin accepting applications from people interested in participating in an industrial hemp pilot project. Like marijuana, hemp is a cannabis plant but with lower THC levels, the active ingredient in cannabis that gets users high.  Unlike marijuana, the hemp stalks and…

New Study Says Beards Are Dirtier Than Dogs?

Ladies, if you had to choose between kissing your dog or kissing your man with his beard, most would choose their man but you man want to reconsider now.  A new study shows your mans beard has significantly more bacteria than a dog. Researchers in Switzerland say, “Our study shows a significantly higher bacterial load in…

Do You Want The Michigan State Fair To Return To Detroit?

The Michigan Land Bank approved the sale of the Michigan State Fairgrounds on Eight Mile and Woodward where the Michigan State Fair ran from 1905 to 2009.  Magic Plus, a development company owned by Michigan native and MSU alum, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, bought the fairgrounds from the Michigan Land Bank and hasn't yet revealed their…

Detroit's Greek Day Parade in Greektown this weekend!

Tomorrow, Sunday, April 14, 2019, you can enjoy the Greek Independence Day Parade in Greektown.  This annual event is in it's 18th year and features floats, dancer and more.  Local schools, churches and businesses are also in the parade with floats and other entries.  This is a free, family-friendly event beginning at 3pm on Sunday…

Rihanna and Childish Gambino's New Movie Is Out Today!

While fans have been desperately waiting for new music from Rihanna and Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino, they actually paired together to make a movie.  Guava Island, released on Amazon Prime Video today, stars the two artists and the trailer alone features music that fans are going crazy for and anticipate a soundtrack soon.  See…

Popular Detroit Entrepreneur Passes Away

La-Van Hawkins passed away a week ago on Saturday, April 6, 2019.  He once owned multiple Pizza Hut's and Burger King's around the Metro Detroit area.  Hawkins also owned the short-lived Sweet Georgia Brown restaurant in downtown Detroit. His visitation is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, 2019 at James H. Cole…