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Bikers Heaven offers a ‘last ride’

Bikers Heaven owners Herman Johnson and Diann Letson created a unique approach for families to transport their deceased loved ones for a funeral. The deceased are carried by a 2010 Harley Davidson Street glide Trike and a hearse that was handmade in Jackson. “We carry the deceased to the funeral home to the cemetery or the church to cemetery,” Johnson told the Michigan Citizen. “It’s a three-wheeler pulling ...

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Art X Detroit showcases Detroit’s flourishing arts scene

Art X Detroit: Kresge Arts Experience will take over Midtown this spring as the free, five-day arts experience celebrates Detroit’s arts scene April 10-14. Throughout more than a dozen venues in the Midtown district, the public is invited to experience an exciting collection of visual art installations, dance, musical and theatrical performances, literary readings, and much more created by the Kresge Eminen ...

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Young fashionista designs affordably priced T-shirts

Courageous is the best way to describe 11-year-old entrepreneur Olujinmi Edison. The sixth-grader owns a T-shirt company named Baby Lu Lu that she established last May. “My sister started calling me ‘Lu Lu’ and that’s where I got the name from,” says Edison, who aspires to be a fashion designer. “Since I sell onsies (infant T-shirts), that’s where ‘Baby’ comes from.” ...

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Local hip hop station pulls Rick Ross music after lyrics depict rape

A Michigan radio station has taken a stand against destructive messages being sent through the airwaves. Listeners of Muskegon radio station 103.7 The Beat will no longer hear the music of hip hop artist Rick Ross. The station has pulled his songs from rotation following lyrics in Ross’ recent release describing the rape of a woman. ...

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Brazeal Dennard Chorale bring ‘rich,’ ‘wonderful’ presentation of Negro Spirituals to the DSO

The award-winning Brazeal Dennard Chorale, directed by Dr. Augustus Hill, presents its third annual Legacy Concert April 13 at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. International acclaimed tenor Rodrick Dixon and soprano Alfreda Burke are the headliners. Dixon says the concert will be a “rich and wonderful” presentation of Negro Spirituals. ...

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Plowshares Theatre promotes faith, community with ‘Gem of the Ocean’

Plowshares Theatre Company says its newest production, “Gem of the Ocean,” continues its ongoing celebration of Black women. “‘Gem’ highlights the power of a woman’s faith,” says Scott Norman, managing director for Plowshares. “It is also a play about grooming our next generation to be responsible men and women, the responsibility of sacrifice in one’s life and the lasting legacy that slavery has on the Bla ...

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