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Detroit R&B singer Pierre Anthony’s star rises

Pierre Anthony is one of Detroit’s most exciting lead male vocalists, a versatile lyricist who excels both on stage and in the recording booth. His new self-released album “Motor City” is a tribute to the city that raised him and a statement to the world that his time has arrived. “This is my introduction to the world, to the city of Detroit,” says Anthony. “To let them know that I love them, that I appreci ...

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The return of rebel rap: Can hip hop still fight the power?

Back in 1969, Jimi Hendrix outraged some folks when he pulled out his guitar and rocked out on “The Star Spangled Banner” during Woodstock. Forty-some years later, the drama continues as Lil Wayne aka Weezy is in the center of a storm of controversy for wiping his Spectre sneakers on the American flag at a recent video shoot. From Woodstock to Hood-stock, the game remains the same. ...

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Teen HYPE event to benefit Detroit youth

In pursuit of its mission to empower urban youth to thrive, Teen HYPE (Helping Youth by Providing Education) will host HYPE the Rooftop Aug. 8 from 6-10 p.m. to benefit programs that help keep teens on the right track and lead healthy lives. Among those attending this inaugural event are Alexis Wiley of Fox 2 News and former Detroit Lions safety Ron Rice, who will serve cocktails as celebrity bartenders. Th ...

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Dale Rich Collection presents movie and lecture to celebratae Emancipation Proclamation

To celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation’s 150th anniversary, the Dale Rich Collection will present a screening and lecture of the movie “Glory” and a discussion of the Civil War soldier Joseph Proctor July 17 from 5-8 p.m. in the Friends Auditorium at the Detroit Public Library. Re-enactors of Frederick Douglass and his wife will read the Emancipation Proclamation and a letter from May 1, 1863, written b ...

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WCCCD offers educational summer camps

Wayne County Community College District is offering a variety of summer learning experiences for ages 4-18. The District’s series of youth summer camps will run from July to August on its five campuses and are structured to stimulate creativity and expand students’ interests. The camps emphasize hands-on learning and focus on programs ranging from sports, college prep, the performing and traditional arts, r ...

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Summer in the Park series features music and hit movies

Quicken Loans presents its Summer in the Park series that features music performances and movies in downtown Detroit. Classical Music Tuesdays, presented by WRCJ 90.9 FM, will run from 7-8:30 p.m. through July 30 at Campus Martius Park and will feature the DSO String Chamber Orchestra, presented by Honigman, the Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings, Xiao Dong Wei and Friends, and the Beyer-Stacey Duo. ...

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New life for a band called Death

Watching and experiencing the life and music of “A Band Called Death,” a documentary now at the Cinema Village in New York City, it’s hard not to think of “Searching for Sugar Man.” Both documentaries track the incredible journeys of Detroit musicians who years after their first appearances with little or no recognition are suddenly the center of acclaim that eluded them in the past. ...

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