Huge Redevelopment News In Detroit Announced!

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Photo: DEGC Yesterday the City of Detroit announced the $52.4M investment to develop the Paradise Valley district surrounding Harmonie Park. The teams include Hiram Jackson and his Paradise Valley Real Estate Holdings II LLC, Dennis Archer Jr., architect Rainy Hamilton, gallery owner George N'Namdi, Patricia Cole and Roger Basmajian of 311 E. Grand River LLC, and Ismail Houmani.

Yoga At The Zoo! Returns July 9

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Yoga At The Zoo! Returns July 9, 2016 Yoga At The Zoo! returns for another great morning of yoga, music and fun. From beginner to expert, Yoga At The Zoo! is for anyone who enjoys yoga or wants to try it. Afterwards you can enjoy the Detroit Zoo at your leisure. This is your chance to participate in one of the largest yoga events in Michigan. More than 900 yoga enthusiasts attended last

Tonight! Detroit House Hunt Featured On HGTV’s House Hunters Season Premiere

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From House Hunters: Partners Disagree on Where to Buy Loft in Detroit A couple looks to purchase their first loft together in Detroit, but they can't agree on the location. One wants to be a part of the rebirth of the city and buy a loft with historic charm; the other would prefer to be in an already established, walkable neighborhood outside the city. Will they be able to come to a

The Michigan Science Center Extends Free Admission Offer to Entire 4th of July Weekend

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Today, the Michigan Science Center (MiSci) announced that it will offer free general admission on July 2 and 3, in honor of veterans, first responders and in recognition of the overwhelming response to their July 4th Ford Fun Free Day, which received 5,000 pre-registrations within 24 hours. Thanks to the generous support, totaling $30,000, from the sponsors listed below, MiSci is able to

UPCOMING (July 1-3)- Corktown Strut:Music, Art, and Food Festival in Detroit

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Detroit newest festival is the Corktown STRUT: Music, Art and Food Festival.
It's taking place this weekend Fri-Sun (July 1-3) all over the Corktown Neighborhood. 

The festival will feature more than 50 musical artists playing in eight Corktown venues as well as 10 Corktown restaurants welcoming festival-goers with a selection of specially crafted Strut dishes to go with their standard menus. 

THE MUSIC:
Zap Francis (World Premier), Will Sessions featuring Amp Fiddler and Dames Brown, BARS OF GOLD, Dan Bell, Danny Kroha, SHIGETO + Ryan Spencer (DJ Set), His Name Is Alive, Queen Kwong, Recloose, ATAXIA, Golf Clap, Pink Lightning, Elliot Bergman (of Wild Belle, DJ Set), The HandGrenades, Scott grooves Live (Overdubs Set), BMG, Duane Powell, Nigel & The Dropout, Zoos of Berlin, Valley Hush, Patrick Russell, The Siege, Live! (12-Inch Release Party), Mexican Knives, Growwing Pains, Unkept (Album Release Performance!), Erika, Macho City, Heston, Haute To Death, Monty Luke Music Page, FAWNN, Marshall Applewhite, Kevin Reynolds, Shady P, Mister Joshooa, James Linck, ERNO the Inferno, Jeff Risk, Doctor Illingsworth, Moonwalks, Pontchartrain, Jon Zott, Lac La Belle, Billowing, MotorCity WIne Jazz Trio, PALACES, Mic Phelps, Ancient Language, JUNGLEFOWL, Libby DeCamp, Loren, Market, DIAL 81, Drake Phifer - aka DJ DP, Charity, Soren, Community Corporation, The Valley And The Mountain, Cousin Mouth, Kaylan Waterman.


LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE:


   
THE FOOD:
SLOWS BAR BQ, Gold Cash Gold Detroit, Mudgie's, Batch Brewing Co., Katoi, Lager House, The Brooklyn Street Local, Mercury Burger Bar, Ottava Via, Le Petit Zinc, Vicecream Detroit and Salt & Saffron. NOM.

  
THE VENUES:
Music Venues: Two James Distillery Annex, Batch Brewing Company (tented outdoor stage), UFO FACTORY, PJ's Lager House, MotorCity Wine, Mudgie's Deli (outdoor patio), McShane's Pub & Whiskey Bar (outdoor patio)


KICKOFF PRE-PARTY
The Free Press is presenting and hosting Corktown Strut's official kickoff party Friday night at Two James Annex, 2442 Michigan, Detroit.
Performers include the MotorCity Wine Jazz All Stars (7:30 p.m.), rock quintet the Hand Grenades (9 p.m.), electro-soul-pop duo Valley Hush (10:30 p.m.) and a DJ set from Shigeto and Ryan Spencer (11:30 p.m.).

Friday night kickoff tickets are $8, and Saturday and Sunday combined passes are $30; Saturday and Sunday day tickets are $20.

For tickets, full schedule, and more information, visit corktownstrut.com.

Hatch Detroit 2015 Winner Live Cycle Delight Opening Its Doors In West Village

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Hatch Detroit is pleased to announce the 2015 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest winner, Live Cycle Delight, will open its new cycle studio this fall located at 8019 Agnes St. in Detroit’s West Village. Live Cycle Delight will be the fourth contest alumni to locate in the West Village area and the first contemporary indoor cycling studio in Detroit. “Live Cycle Delight will be the contest’s

Check Out The Renderings of DTE’s New 1.5 Acre Park In Detroit!

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DTE Energy's planned park (Photo: Detroit Free Press) Click HERE For More Details! 

UPCOMING (Sat. July 2): "Splatter Brains and Poster People" retrospective exhibition from Timmy "Vulgar" Lampinen at Hatch Art in Hamtramck

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Hatch Art is pleased to announce the retrospective exhibition "Splatter Brains and Poster People", artwork from Timmy Lampinen's past and present.

This show will include new, current and past artworks by Timmy, including poster art from past performances.

Please join Hatch Art for the opening reception on Saturday, July 2nd from 6-10pm.

TIMMY'S STATEMENT:
Here is some of my work through out the years! New and old! From paintings to poster art. I am a mixed up dude using mixed up media. My brain is scrambled, there for I SPLATTER paint etc., onto whatever I can find! From wood to cardboard to store bought canvas. I do not color in the lines in any aspect of my life. Never mind the Pollocks, here’s Timmy Vulgar!!!

TIMMYS BIO:
Timmy Lampinen aka Timmy Vulgar Has been a creative force for the last 20 years, in Detroit and around the world. Playing in many bands and booking shows and making all his own poster and album art.
Timmy's bands include EPILEPTIX, CLONE DEFECTS, HUMAN EYE and Currently TIMMY'S ORGANISM! He's also a Taco chef on the side and a 2010 Kresge Arts in Detroit Fellowship awardee. As Timmy's music strives for wild abandon and maximum impact via spaced-out sounds, his artwork opens your third eye and squeezes in a couple more.

Gallery hours:
Saturday, July 2nd, Artist Reception, 6-10pm
Saturday, July 9th, 12-6pm
Saturday, July 16th, 12-6pm
Saturday, July 23rd, 12-6pm
Performance, Saturday, July 23rd, 6-10pm
Closing, Saturday, July 30th, 12-6pm


Hatch Art is located at 3456 Evaline St, Hamtramck, Michigan 48212

THIS WEEKEND (July 1- July 4): Rib Fest at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac

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This Friday is the kick off Michigan Rib Fest  at the M1 Concourse in Pontiac.
Beginning Friday, July 1 and continuing through Monday, July 4, The M1 Concourse will play host to the event, providing a fantastic backdrop for the family-friendly occasion.

  There will be plenty to see, do and hear – featuring live music on multiple stages, fireworks, hot laps with professional drivers in Dodge Vipers, craft beers, ciders, wine, cocktails, a rib cook-off, monster truck rides, a kid zone, pig races and more!!!

This event is open to the public ALL WEEKEND providing entertainment, food and beverages for all ages.

The hours of the festival are...
Friday- 5pm until 11pm (FIREWORKS at 10pm)
Saturday- from 12pm until 11pm
Sunday- from 12pm until 11pm
Monday- from 12pm until 8pm

$3.00 admission before 3PM and $5.00 after.

Complete Event Details at MichiganRibFest.com

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