Are artist Greg Fadell’s pieces in his Detroit Affinities solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD) sly commentaries on the contemporary art market, an homage to art historians, or a creative exercise?
Detroit is known as the birthplace of Motown music and for the sweet sounds of R&B melodies sung by artists like The Temptations, The Miracles and The Supremes. People around the world revive this classic music through parties, reinterpretations sung by contemporary artists, and through cover bands. The Saints of Soul are one such cover band from Metro Detroit who is keeping the music alive in a number of ways.
Every Detroiter has one or more places that stir deep feelings of affection for this place we call home. For many of us, that place is the Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library.
Spend your Michigan summer outdoors, on the waterfront or under the stars. With different communities and organizations hosting free concert series throughout the summer, you have no excuse not to pack a picnic basket and blanket and enjoy free tunes all summer long. Here are some picks that are sure to suit all musical preferences. You can find many more FREE events at IXITI.com/free.
There is nothing like the intimate power of being on stage solely with a guitar and one’s voice. Michigan singer-songwriter Jetty Rae relies on these seemingly simple tools when belting out her heartfelt lyrics.
Briar Rabbit has a lot to say, and his imagination comes to life in the form of clever metaphors and poignant lyricism. The Bloomfield Hills-bred singer-songwriter blends acoustic folk with soulful melodies to create passionate songs such as his latest single "Lay It On Me," which is a soft, sensual ballad about his affection for his woman.
This Sunday, June 21, marks the 28th year of the EyesOn Design Car Show Automotive Design Exhibition. The show, at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House, distinguishes itself from others through its unique focus on design and its commitment to raising funds for Henry Ford Health System's Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology (DIO). These two apparently disparate interests actually converge in intriguing ways at this annual display of cars that represent the best in design.
With "Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit" at The Detroit Institute of Arts through July 12th, many other venues have Diego and Frida related programming planned throughout the spring and summer. Click here for a full guide to all events and activities related to the DIA show.