I can remember going to the Detroit Institute of Arts for the first time on a school trip. Art plays an important role in free society. Art is seeing what isn't there, and art education provides creative thinking skills.
While most art institutions have wound down for the summer, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit has been busy cranking things up. The companion exhibitions now on view are arguably the most timely and thought-provoking in recent memory.
Detroit has no venues like NYC's The Kitchen, and Performa never makes its way to Michigan. But perhaps the appearance of The Hinterlands at MOCAD marks an important milestone in our city's cultural offerings.
When the house known as Lefty at the Imagination Station was set on fire, it struck a blow to a countless volunteers and artists, but a little over a week later, volunteer power has restored some sense of order.
"Sometimes you have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself" -- Miles Davis My new jazz series, Judith Ellis Is Jazz with The Third Begi...
Drawing inspiration from legendary jazz collectives like Return To Forever, hip-hop/soul music producer Nicolay set out to build a live performance with The Hot At Nights that would become a listening experience for the audience.
Detroit's narrative is central to our local identity. The city is passion personified in every person who takes part and believes in this place; whether born here or not, this is our common bond.
Electronic DJ/producer Jimmy Edgar takes us on a reminiscent journey of his childhood and its budding influence on his electronic music career in the midst of the release of his newest full-length album Majenta.
I wish officials in Detroit acknowledged that transit requires public investment and conversations should involve the public. I wish we had more realistic expectations for M-1 Rail and that we stopped waiting for the proposed RTA to solve all our problems.
Volumes have been written about photography's connections to death. Intuitively aware of this relationship, Patti Smith's first major American museum exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts feels decidedly funereal.
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.
The first Cipriano Classic is going to be run at the Farmington Y at 6:30 Friday night. So cancel your dinner plans, pull on your shoes, and I'll see you there.
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.
Since they started playing major gigs nearly six years ago while still in their mid-teens, The Martinez Brothers have become a hot commodity globally.
What's not to like about a mad, sad, murderous clown?
The care we give children is returned tenfold by our young people, and their talents and generous hearts will make a better world for us all.