Midwest Living Covers The 1,000ish Mille Mitten Road Trip

June 28, 2016 by  
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Photographer: Mike Gilger In 3 days and 10 cars (and a few boats and bathing suits), 30 friends cover 1,100 Michigan miles in a new take on classic road rallies. Michigan-born friends Ben Bator and Matt Ferrel grew up taking a certain sort of vacation. “You take 75 north to your exit, go to your cottage and then you don’t leave that area. You just get to your destination and stay,” Ben says.

PBS’ ‘This Old House’ To Help Restore Home In Northwest Detroit

June 28, 2016 by  
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Photo: Kevin O'Connor  "This Old House" will head to Detroit for the first time to help a retired firefighter and his family renovate their home in the Russell Woods neighborhood in the northwest area of the city. The renovation project in Detroit will span 10 episodes that are scheduled to air in March. The Public Broadcasting Service television show has plans to renovate additional homes

This Weekend! Get Your Tickets For Corktown’s Newest Art, Music & Food Festival

June 27, 2016 by  
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Corktown STRUT is Detroit's music, art and food festival over 4th of July weekend, July 1-3, 2016 Click HERE For Tickets and More Information! Music Line-Up

The Country’s Largest Bike-Share Operator Is Now Making Its Bikes In Detroit

June 27, 2016 by  
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If you rent a bike from Citi Bike in New York this week (and look carefully) you might notice something new: some of the bikes are now made in Detroit. The company that manages the bike-share program—along with many of the other major bike-share networks in the country—has decided to start manufacturing bicycles in the U.S. In part, that's because bike share is growing quickly, and Motivate,

At White House-Silicon Valley Event, Detroit Is A Highlight

June 27, 2016 by  
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The White House is partnering with the New Economy Initiative to host “The Detroit Story,” a side event highlighting Detroit’s business environment at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Palo Alto, California. “It is time to tell the Detroit story, to put Detroit back on the global map, and to encourage innovators from around the world to come join the entrepreneurial movement in Detroit

Detroit 1967 Riot Movie To Partly Film In the City

June 23, 2016 by  
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Photo: CBS "Zero Dark Thirty" filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow's next project will partly film in Detroit. Plans were announced in January for Bigelow to direct a film set amid 1967's deadly race-related rioting in Detroit. Colin Wilson, a line producer, tells the Detroit Free Press they want "try to shoot as much as we possibly can" in Detroit. Wilson says filming also could take place in the

Attention Creatives: Help Redesign Corktown’s Michigan Avenue!

June 23, 2016 by  
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Photo: humanscalestudio.tumblr.com Michigan Avenue is Corktown’s main street, but it is also a nine-lane state highway. This harms the neighborhood’s viability by separating residents from businesses, discouraging community interaction by reducing walkability, forcing dining and retail activity indoors, diminishing public life, and preventing the energy of the neighborhood from flowing out

Check Out The Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Newest Song “Detroit”

June 21, 2016 by  
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"Detroit" Find me in the suburbs and The shadow of decay Rolling rings of rubber and The band begins to play Am I on the right side of the left side of your brain Can you see the rising of old yesterday's remains Funkadelic said it best I think you know the rest Time don't stand a chance against this motor madness Don't you worry baby I'm like Detroit, I'm crazy Don't you

Calling All Actors! Extras Needed For ‘Transformers 5′ Filming In Detroit

June 20, 2016 by  
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Those who are interested should email transformers5extras@gmail.com. Things to include in the email are a recent photograph of yourself and your stats (height, contact info, schedule, etc.) She said most extras will be for those 18 and older, but there may be some spots available for 16-18 year olds.

Rivière28’s Summer Series Kicks Off With The Fifth Annual Light Up the Riverfront

June 16, 2016 by  
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Rivière28, an auxiliary group within the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (the Conservancy) will host its fifth annual Light Up the Riverfront event on Friday, June 17 at an all-new location, Gabriel Richard Park (just East of the MacArthur Bridge to Belle Isle.) The group, which is comprised of more than 15 engaged professionals from the metro Detroit area, organizes fun and inviting

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