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Soul food gets healthy

Detroit Vegan Soul (DVS) celebrates the grand opening of their brick-and-mortar café Sept. 28 from 3-7 p.m. The event will feature live music, a ribbon cutting and a free tasting of some of DVS’ most popular dishes. DVS began in February 2012 as a meal delivery and catering company. Its founders say they started the business to “make good, healthy food accessible to everyone and break the cycle of diet-rela ...

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Detroit playwright selected from thousands for Atlanta Festival

Among the 40 plays performed in four days at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, will be one straight from Detroit. “Urban Wine,” by writer Eunice McGill, also known as “Starchild,” will take the stage Oct. 3 at Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Atlanta. The two-year-old festival strives to, “retrieve and preserve the depth of the black experience, to promote literacy and interest in the arts in ...

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High art and yucky cartoons come together at first annual book fair

Artists, publishers and authors from the United States and Canada will gather in Detroit’s Eastern Market Oct. 5-6 for the first annual Detroit Art Book Fair. Located at the Fourteen-Eighty Gratiot Gallery (1480 Gratiot Ave. Detroit), the event will showcase independent literary and visual art publications from the midwest, east coast, and Canada. The fair is free and open to the public. ...

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