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Kelly Frazier

Guitarist Kevin Bivona of Los Angeles-Based Punk/Ska Band The Interrupters Talks About The Band's Evolution and Progress at Warped Tour in Auburn Hills

Kelly Frazier | July 27, 2016 | Detroit
The Interrupters have only been around for a few years, but their impact in the Los Angeles music scene is already felt, so much that fellow punk rockers Rancid took them on tour back in 2013 and they are currently on...
Kelly Frazier

Guitar Icon Zakk Wylde Brings Book of Shadows II Tour to Detroit, Talks of Respect and His Influences in Music

Kelly Frazier | July 25, 2016 | Detroit
(Photo Credit: Justin Reich) Zakk Wylde is one of those figures in rock music that has found himself in the middle of all of the other guitar virtuosos, his teachers, his inspirations, and shaped an already deep legacy that has placed him in...
Kelly Frazier

London-Based Trio Daughter Set to Play the Majestic Theatre in Detroit, Band Speaks of Success and Progression at Bestival Toronto

Kelly Frazier | July 24, 2016 | Detroit
There's something majestic about the music of the London, England-based band Daughter that sweeps you into an enigmatic world of emotion. The trio, fronted by Elena Tonra with guitarist Igor Haefeli and drummer Remy Aguilella, has progressed into a fuller sound...
George Lakoff

Understanding Trump

George Lakoff | July 24, 2016 | Politics
Why does Donald Trump publicly insult other candidates and political leaders mercilessly? Quite simply, because he knows he can win an onstage TV insult game. In strict conservative eyes, that makes him a formidable winning candidate who deserves to be a winning candidate.
MuslimGirl

Let's Talk About The Dress Code For Muslim Men

MuslimGirl | July 22, 2016 | Religion
Covering up a bit more than usual at the beach while your wife or sister is beautifully covered is a wonderful form of solidarity. It's also a great form of modesty.  Your wife or sister will appreciate it.
Kelly Frazier

Interview with Japanese Metal Band BABYMETAL at Chicago Open Air Music Festival

Kelly Frazier | July 22, 2016 | Detroit
(Photo Credit: Kelly Frazier) The world has been taken by storm by one of the most unique and interesting entities in the heavy metal world these past few years, BABYMETAL. With what's been coined as "kawaii-metal" ("kawaii" meaning cute), this band...
Tavis Smiley

Mother Of Baton Rouge Police Shooter Speaks For The First Time: 'My Son Had PTSD Which Went Untreated'

Tavis Smiley | July 21, 2016 | Politics
Corine Woodley, mother of the Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Eugene Long, in an EXCLUSIVE conversation shares revealing details unknown until now about her troubled son.
Kelly Frazier

Theatrical Rock Band One-Eyed Doll Set To Play The Token Lounge in Westland

Kelly Frazier | July 21, 2016 | Detroit
Last September, I caught my first One-Eyed Doll show at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan as a part of their Halloween Tour just after the release of their Salem Witch Trials themed Witches album. It was a great communal experience....
Kelly Frazier

With Performances by Rammstein, Slipknot, and Even Detroit's Own We Came As Romans, Rock Was Definitely Not Dead at Chicago Open Air

Kelly Frazier | July 21, 2016 | Detroit
(Slipknot) Over this past weekend, the Chicago Open Air festival played host to a great line up of metal acts of both past and present over three days and two stages. The best part about it was that there wasn't too...
Barbra Streisand

Ruth Bader Ginsburg On Donald Trump: Unprecedented Or A Supreme Court Norm?

Barbra Streisand | July 15, 2016 | Politics
Strong, opinionated women, like "The Notorious RBG," are always criticized. She spoke what many people already feel about the utterly unqualified Donald Trump. Her comments deserve a deeper analysis beyond subjective punditry or sanctimonious Tweets.
Alexis Shaak

What It's Like Growing Up With First Responder Parents

Alexis Shaak | July 21, 2016 | Impact
I am an only child, but I have always had a fourth family member living with me, my mom, and my dad. No, it wasn’t another human or a pet, it was a pager. I grew up with first responder parents. My father is a volunteer firefighter and...
Jenell Stewart

Natural Hair Creates A More Inclusive Beauty Standard

Jenell Stewart | July 12, 2016 | Black Voices
Collectively our voices are effecting changes in creating a more inclusive standard of beauty. Everyday that we learn more about our hair and document our experiences publicly is another day we support a Black woman who is nervous about finally coming into her own and accepting her natural hair.
Rashard Mendenhall

Coming Out: Life After Ball

Rashard Mendenhall | July 12, 2016 | Sports
When you've been raised in a locker room and eventually become a part of society, it doesn't feel like reality. Much like coming out of prison, everything feels different. There's really no way to prepare for it.
Kelly Frazier

Detroit's The Saunderson Brothers Talk About Getting Into Electronic Music and Their New Single "Other World" At This Year's Movement Festival

Kelly Frazier | July 12, 2016 | Detroit
(Photo Credit: Marie Staggat) Electronic music is well into its own maturation period and the fruits of its labor have been passed down to new generations where they borrow from the past while giving it its own twist. For Dantiez and...
Brian Stone

Politics, Puppies and 'Publicans: Why Lansing Needs A Kick In The Tail

Brian Stone | July 1, 2016 | Detroit
Everybody loves Siberian Huskies and Malamutes. But you know, maybe not everyone loves Huskies. Lansing Republicans, for instance, don't seem to give a howl about them. Why do I say that? Simple:
Paul Ruth

Michigan Schools: An Example Of Needed Vigilance Nationwide

Paul Ruth | July 7, 2016 | Education
True vigilance occurs not when something has happened, but when it’s about to happen. Recently there has been a flurry of criticism on Michigan education policy in particular to school funding and private sector involvement. The Detroit ABC affiliate WXYZ explained a report detailing how Michigan schools...
John Thompson

It's Time To Do Something About Prosecutors Who Break The Rules

John Thompson | June 30, 2016 | Politics
Jim Williams left me for dead. My family, my people, my community and I will never fully move on from that. No one could. I'm scared for others like me, who will be ripped to shreds by our system because they are poor and Black.
Kelly Frazier

Deftones Set To Play Freedom Hill Amphitheatre in Sterling Heights with Swedish Hardcore Legends Refused, Band Talks Of New Album and Their Longevity

Kelly Frazier | July 22, 2016 | Detroit
(Deftones' Stephen Carpenter and Chino Moreno at Rock On The RangePhoto Credit: Kelly Frazier) The Deftones have been one of those bands that through all sorts of changes in trends in rock music, they always made it through to the...
Jamie Lee Curtis

Orlando, We Are With You

Jamie Lee Curtis | July 3, 2016 | Queer Voices
The way that Orlando has come together -- uniting as one, supporting each other and taking care of the fallen and their families -- confirms everything I have always hoped about humanity, strength and the tenacity of the human spirit.
Kelly Frazier

Catching Up With House Producer MK at This Year's Movement Electronic Music Festival About His Debut Album and Being a DJ

Kelly Frazier | June 28, 2016 | Detroit
For decades now, the Detroit-born Marc Kinchen (also known as MK) has had his own signature sound in the world of remixing other techno and house music artist's records. Kinchen has been able to breathe new life into whatever track he...
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