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WALK Fashion returns to Detroit

The Midwest’s largest fashion show is striding back to Detroit, May 31, as the WALK Fashion Show will return for its annual Motor City festivities. With dozens of designers, vendors and industry professionals, plus an expected attendance of over 1,500 people, the event will bring excitement and a family friendly environment to Detroit fashion. Created by fashion industry professionals Daishawn Franklin and ...

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The Foundation: 5 years of women in hip hop

Going strong for five years, The Foundation of 5e Gallery, will come together May 31 for its annual anniversary party to celebrate women in hip hop. Some of Detroit’s most talented female hip hop artists will unite for a night of peace, love and fun. “It’s definitely going to be dope,” says Miz Korona, the Motor City’s famed emcee, featured in the movie “8 Mile.” Miz Korona will headline the evening’s live ...

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You won’t believe how ‘well-spoken’ these guys are

The cyber-conversation has turned to a bungled white-guy-to-Black-guy handshake, which possibly involved too many moves, dap and so on. “Handshakes are a tricky subject, man,” says Gavin Yates, shaking his head. Myke Wright jumps in. “I think hand shakes are on the font line of race relations. They are definitely the weirdest part. Whenever I go in to dap a white guy, I know they are going to mess it up. It ...

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Royal Detroit artist paints colorful vision of peace

“If you want to talk about balance, a balance of colors is always the best in order to facilitate a nice living environment,” says Her Highness Princess Sherry Selassie-Young, a master painter, humanitarian, and descendant of the Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie. “Or you could stress one color over another if you’re ill, or if you’re depressed, or if you’re stressed or something of that nature. But balance ...

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‘The Hippest Trip in America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style’ 

They should have called you Super Fly. Yep, that’s what you were, dancing in front of your TV every Saturday morning, spinning on the carpet and waving your arms around until you got yelled at because you were “going (to) break something.” But you were the flyest of fly. The only thing you were going to bust was a move, just like on “Soul Train.” And in “The Hippest Trip in America” by Nelson George, you’ll ...

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Detroit Sound Conservancy presents ‘Conserving Sounds, Telling Stories’

The Detroit Sound Conservancy is attempting to fill a hole in the history of Detroit music. The DSC is an organization bringing together collectors and archivists to help preserve the history of the songs of the Motor City — and the musicians who made them — for generations to come. On May 23, the group will present its first conference “Conserving Sounds, Telling Stories” at the Main Branch of the Detroit ...

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Farrakhan to serenade the Motor City

Louis Eugene Wolcott was a violin prodigy, who played with both the Boston College Orchestra and the Boston Civic Symphony by the time he was only 13 years old. The charismatic youth continued to perform and win awards, expanding his repertoire to include singing and dancing. As a young adult, Wolcott earned a living as a calypso entertainer,performing under the monikers Calypso Gene and the Charmer. ...

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DJ Jay Daniel at Movement Festival

Detroit is well known for producing some of the best electronic music artists in the world. Its tradition continues with up-and-coming artist Jay Daniel. At age 23, Daniel has been a DJ and producing music for the past four years, quickly gaining notoriety and respect among his peers. On May 24, he will be featured at 1515 Broadway as a part of an after-party for the Movement Electronic Music Festival. Dani ...

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Painter Steve Locke returns home with evocative solo exhibition

Curator Helen Molesworth has called Steve Locke’s paintings on bodiless heads, many with their tongues sticking out, “alternately disturbing, comical, vulnerable and sensual.” The bright polychrome paintings, part of Locke’s upcoming exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit titled, “There’s No One Left to Blame,” are mounted on various pillars and poles, hovering over or looking up at exhibition ...

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