Like more than a few operas, it seems, the character at the center is a courtesan, Violetta, who is fairly burned out from her life entertaining men and believes she will die soon. Entering her life, though, is a well-meaning -- if naive -- Alfredo Germont who has long been intrigued by Violetta with no apparent recognition of her profession or lifestyle.
On November 24, at Cass and Peterboro, Detroit's Chinatown, 100 Flying Paper Lanterns were launched into the sky, carrying wishes for a brighter future in Detroit and also evoking the city's past.
Museums collect and show triumphs of individual expression. The DIA (more than most museums) also makes art accessible. Through its interactive displays, gallery structures, and exhibits, the DIA puts works of art in context.
Thirty minutes into Radiohead's two-hour-plus set, the British band's first Detroit performance since 1997, it hit me: for 15 years, I've been listening to the wrong bands. Radiohead has few, if any peers in a live setting.
Over the next few days, people from around the globe will fill Detroit and Hart Plaza for three days, taking over the city with many genres of electronic music.
What's not to like about a mad, sad, murderous clown?
We know Detroit is full of people with small-scale projects and big ideas looking for connections. Now, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and a host of local media partners are going to make those connections easier.
In metro Detroit, we have quite a few places that "get" hot chocolate. Whether it is of the trendy frozen variety or properly hot as the name would imply, there are some truly decadent chocolate drinks to be had.
In metro Detroit, our little white huts of bite-sized burger worship have been around longer than most of us have been alive. Part of their appeal is their nostalgic sentimental value; the other part is their food: fast, cheap and greasy.
Metro Detroit is luckier than most when it comes to our run-of-the-mill pizza chains. Just because a place has a corporate headquarters and franchisee options doesn't mean you should have to suffer bad pizza.
Every day at The Lunch Café, Cindy starts off by making her fresh stocks for the two soups she will serve that day: one veggie and one with a meat protein, and the journey starts to create her unique soups.