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GO SEE: CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FEATURING PROTOMARYTR, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MATTHEW DEAR

GO SEE: CMJ MUSIC MARATHON FEATURING PROTOMARYTR, JAMAICAN QUEENS & MATTHEW DEAR

October means that CMJ is here again! CMJ Music Marathon is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. For five nonstop days and nights, CMJ features over 1,400 live performances in more than 80 of New York City’s greatest nightclubs and theaters. CMJ also presents over 100 informative conference...
MAYOR DUGGAN APOLOGIES TO GRAND RIVER CREATIVE CORRIDOR FOR GRAFFITI FINES OVER REVITALIZATION PROJECT

MAYOR DUGGAN APOLOGIES TO GRAND RIVER CREATIVE CORRIDOR FOR GRAFFITI FINES OVER REVITALIZATION PROJECT

The Grand River Creative Corridor, also known as “GRCC Detroit”, is an art corridor and neighborhood revitalization project concentrated on Grand River Avenue between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. But according to news that broke on Motor City Muckraker, Steve Neavling received information that on “Monday building owners on Grand River were hit with numerous fines [from...
THE DETROIT ORIENTATION INSTITUTE RELAUNCHES WITH DXF TO CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE CITY

THE DETROIT ORIENTATION INSTITUTE RELAUNCHES WITH DXF TO CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT THE CITY

Wayne State University is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Detroit Orientation Institute on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Early Bird Ticket registration is available until October 15th, 2014. During Immerse, participants will explore several neighborhoods with the Detroit Experience Factory to reveal histories and dispel myths about Detroit. The tour will end with lunch and a group dialogue led by Stephen Henderson of the Detroit Free...
GO SEE: BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

GO SEE: BENEATH THE SKIN FEATURING WORK BY CRISTIN RICHARD AT OUTLET GALLERY IN BROOKLYN

Femininity gives way to shock when the true nature of Cristin Richard’s delicate dresses is revealed to an audience; a shock similar (though opposite in sequence) to what a plastic surgery patient may experience post-op upon the first view of their reflection, anxious to reveal their newfound Beauty. The concept of Richard’s upcoming show, Beneath...
IDEAS WANTED: KNIGHT FOUNDATION SEEKS TO MAKE DETROIT A MORE VIBRANT PLACE

IDEAS WANTED: KNIGHT FOUNDATION SEEKS TO MAKE DETROIT A MORE VIBRANT PLACE

What’s your best idea to make Detroit more successful? The first-ever Knight Cities Challenge opens today calling on innovators of all types to answer this question. The national challenge, which seeks new ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places to live and work, is an initiative of the John S. and...
DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

DETROIT BUILT POP UP FEATURES OVER 25 DETROIT MAKERS AT THE MICHELE VARIAN STORE IN NYC

In an effort to further promote the amazing talents that are helping to revitalize Detroit, “Detroit Built,” is a pop up shop in a shop, downstairs at Michele Varian in SoHo, NYC that will feature product designed and manufactured in Detroit happening over four weeks in the fall. PLAYGROUND DETROIT is proud to be involved to...
DOWNLOAD IT: DETROITCITY APP FROM GUIDESMOB IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE INTERACTIVE GUIDE

DOWNLOAD IT: DETROITCITY APP FROM GUIDESMOB IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE INTERACTIVE GUIDE

According to the Opportunity Detroit blog,  “the DetroitCity App, powered by Guidesmob and presented by Opportunity Detroit, opens up a gateway for both learning and exploring the city of Detroit. The app, available for iOS, provides you with an interactive guide to businesses, organizations and events around Detroit, whether you’re a current resident, a commuter...
THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

THE PLAYGROUND DETROIT GUIDE TO NAVIGATING THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

Detroit Design Festival is happening once again this year on September 23rd-28th in Detroit, Michigan. We are proud to be partnering with DDF to further extend their mission “to connect creatives with one another, introduce them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences.” #DDF2014 #designliveshere...
#NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN BRINGS NEW YORKERS TO THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

#NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN BRINGS NEW YORKERS TO THE DETROIT DESIGN FESTIVAL 2014

Have you ever wanted to explore Detroit? Meet cool new people? Check out what’s really happening in the Motor City? Here’s your chance! The #NYC2DET CREATIVE CARAVAN returns again! PLAYGROUND DETROIT  is offering a round-trip to Detroit from New York City with accommodation included to attend the Detroit Design Festival! This long weekend will be full of...
MOTOR CITY MACHINE IS BUILDING A GIANT RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE & WANTS YOUR HELP

MOTOR CITY MACHINE IS BUILDING A GIANT RUBE GOLDBERG MACHINE & WANTS YOUR HELP

Motor City Machine is building a series of simple, but hilarious, machines, collisions, and reactions that set one another off—built in sections by teams from all over Detroit this summer for the first time. Every Detroiter is invited to partipicant- Faith groups, youth, artists, non-profits, businesses, are invited to partcipant to form teams and build...
DONATE NOW: DETROIT NEEDS THIRD WAVE MUSIC STORE TO OPEN FOR LOCAL MUSICIANS NEEDS

DONATE NOW: DETROIT NEEDS THIRD WAVE MUSIC STORE TO OPEN FOR LOCAL MUSICIANS NEEDS

Third Wave Music is one of the most recent semi-finalists in Hatch Detroit, a contest to support independent retail businesses in Detroit through funding, exposure and mentoring. Sister Pie was announced the winner yesterday, and although who doesn’t love a good pie? The music community in Detroit has been left with heavy heart. A fact for...
WATCH NOW: THE RIGHT BROTHERS RELEASE THE BAPTISM SHORT FILM FOR PASSALACQUA & SYBLING

WATCH NOW: THE RIGHT BROTHERS RELEASE THE BAPTISM SHORT FILM FOR PASSALACQUA & SYBLING

Passalacqua just released the full version of ‘The Baptism;’ a short film created by  The Right Brothers. First single from their new album ‘Church’. Created & Produced by  The Right Brothers Cinematography by Andrew Miller & Jamin Townsley Edited by Andrew Miller Starring Jax Anderson Bryan ‘Mister’ Lackner Brent ‘Blaksmith’ Smith The Hygienic Dress League Shot on location...