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'Do' or Don't

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.18.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

Marcia gets a new do


Marcia Liss | Posted 04.17.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Theater: Kelli O'Hara Delights (Again) In "King And I"

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Western superiority has never seemed more charming than in the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical The King And I. This handsomely mounted revival helmed by Bartlett Sher boasts a clutch of great songs.

No Taylor Swift, Streaming Isn't Killing Music

Steve Harmon | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Steve Harmon

In other words, if you're a musician, you have to play live to make money. The old business model of pressing a record or CD and cutting the pie a dozen ways doesn't work.

A Portrait Of The Outlaw As A Storyteller: A Conversation With Walton Goggins

Ahmad Khan | Posted 04.16.2015 | Entertainment
Ahmad Khan

As the first chapter of his story comes to a close, and as humble as he may be, the hustle to finally be able to choose the material has come and the second act of his career is set to blossom.

Aw, Shucks!

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.16.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Radical Politics of Mister Rogers: 10 Fascinating Facts

Michael G. Long | Posted 04.15.2015 | Politics
Michael G. Long

Fred Rogers was a gentle soul who liked us just as we are. But if we place him in historical context, we can see that he was also politically progressive and fiercely dedicated to sharing his values of radical nonviolence and justice.

C'est La Vie

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.15.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Hip Hop Artist Common Set to Headline University of Michigan's MUSIC Matters Benefit Show

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.15.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

MUSIC Matters, now in their fourth year, holds a spring festival annually that's patterned loosely by Austin's South By Southwest to bring together all the different facets on campus with hopes to make strong community ties in the Detroit and Ann Arbor areas.

Alvin Ailey at the Auditorium Theater - The Celebration Continues

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The 125 Anniversary celebration of Chicago's illustrious Auditorium Theater continued last month with a two-week residency of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. And boy was I ready.

The Tart

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.14.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


I Swear...

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Legally Blind

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.12.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Singer

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.11.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Crucial Message That's Missing From So Much Children's Media

Elizabeth Howley | Posted 04.10.2015 | Women
Elizabeth Howley

The highest grossing animated movie of all time does something that other areas of pop culture find hard to do: it shows true consent.

I Love Me!: New Stories For Children

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 04.10.2015 | Books
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

I Am Lilly and Penelope's Pearls are a new dynamic duo of children's books, written by Annie Reiner. Annie Reiner comes from a gold medal show biz fam...

In the Stars?

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.10.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


That Is the Question

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.09.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Thrash Metal Legends Testament Set to Play Harpo's, Frontman Chuck Billy Talks of Band's Longevity

Kelly Frazier | Posted 04.09.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

After releasing their debut album The Legacy in 1987 on Atlantic Records, Testament quickly shot to the upper echelon of metal royalty, and after all these years, through all the ups and downs, Testament is still alive and kicking ass.

What's Your Diet?

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.08.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss



Dwight Brown | Posted 04.07.2015 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Freetown doesn't tell its story with the eloquence and understatement of Abderrahmane Sissako's Timbuktu or the solid dramatic flourishes of Terry George's Hotel Rwanda. Still, the film depicts a part of African history that is worth knowing and sharing.

How Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins Continues to Evolve While Creating Platforms That Allow for Creative Freedom

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 04.07.2015 | Entertainment
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

I had the opportunity to catch up with Rodney Jerkins to talk more about some new things he is working on; specifically asking about what excites him most about releasing music this year through his company, Evolve Media Group.

Just Saying...

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.07.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


The Baby Sitter

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.06.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


B Is for...

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.05.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss