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Community quilt on display

Esther Collins, a Detroit resident and quilt artist, knows the value of the fine arts. She’s been sewing for over 20 years and quilting for eight of those years. Her passion was on display March 1 with the opening of the “Right On! Quilt Exhibition” and unveiling of the community quilt at the Carr Center in downtown Detroit. ...

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Teens dramatize ‘Miseducation’

Love. Trust. Betrayal. Envy. All are the makings of a good drama. And we all love drama — especially teens. On March 14-15, local teens from Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) will demonstrate how drama’s done in its ninth annual play, “Miseducation,” inspired by the 1998 album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” ...

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Emergency manager in the wings

Gov. Snyder has declared a state of financial emergency in the city of Detroit. He says no satisfactory plan exists to resolve it. At a town hall address, March 1, at the Detroit Public Television studio, the governor said very little action was taken on the Consent Agreement city officials entered into with the state last April to solve the city’s deficit. “Today is the day to call all hands on deck,” Snyd ...

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DSA raising funds to play at Carnegie Hall

Detroit School of Arts students was recently invited to Carnegie Hall, but there is one problem: Lack of funding. Detroit School of Arts was recently awarded $2.5 million from The Knight Foundation. However, the University of Michigan delegates how the money is to be spent. U-M officials disperse the money over a five-year period. The students have only received $10,000 from the grant, which is divided betw ...

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DJ LaJedi releases ‘World Hip Hop Women’ mixtape

The art of the hip hop mixtape is to bring together new artists and new sounds for listeners to experience. Detroit-based artist DJ LaJedi has released a new mixtape on the Internet that has gained worldwide attention. Bringing together women hip hop artists from around the globe, “World Hip Hop Women: From The Sound Up” is helping change the perception of how women can participate in hip hop. ...

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