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LOWER EAST SIDE ABC NO RIO COLLECTIVE ART CENTER PREPARES FOR CHANGES FOR THE BETTER

LOWER EAST SIDE ABC NO RIO COLLECTIVE ART CENTER PREPARES FOR CHANGES FOR THE BETTER

ABC No Rio is a ‘social center‘ located at 156 Rivington Street on New York City‘s Lower East Side, founded in 1980. It’s the kind of place that once inspired people to move to the LES, but now it’s facade sticks out as a lone reminder of  ‘the good old days’ in a neighborhood filled with boutiques and Zagat-rated restaurants.  Inside it features...
READ NOW: ∞ MILE ONLINE ART JOURNAL RELEASES ISSUE #5 EXPLORING ARTISTS & THE CITY

READ NOW: ∞ MILE ONLINE ART JOURNAL RELEASES ISSUE #5 EXPLORING ARTISTS & THE CITY

∞ mile (infinite mile) is a recently launched monthly online Detroit-based art journal.  Through reviews, interviews, articles, writings and photo essays, ∞ mile  fosters critical discourse in support of art and culture in Detroit.  Inflecting on Detroit and its nuanced, experimental and diverse art scene, ∞ mile seeks to proliferate and formalize discussions and critique. The release of issue #5 contains contributions by...
PARTY ON: BORN & RAISED DETROIT FOUNDATION HOLDS NYC BENEFIT TO SHOW LOVE FOR THE CITY

PARTY ON: BORN & RAISED DETROIT FOUNDATION HOLDS NYC BENEFIT TO SHOW LOVE FOR THE CITY

On Saturday April 5th, The Born & Raised Detroit Foundation is throwing a benefit to “Show Your Love For Detroit” at The Bowery Hotel in Manhattan. The evening is sponsored by Shinola and will include an open bar and a silent auction. The Born & Raised Detroit Foundation supports initiatives that contribute to building a stronger community...
GO SEE: THE PLEASURE OF SOUND DOCUMENTARY MOVIE PREMIERE AT THE WYTHE HOTEL IN BROOKLYN

GO SEE: THE PLEASURE OF SOUND DOCUMENTARY MOVIE PREMIERE AT THE WYTHE HOTEL IN BROOKLYN

The Pleasure of Sound is an independent film WDET produced in partnership with Ghostly International and The Work. The film captures two days with Jad Abumrad & Matthew Dear as they make music and explore the creativity that fuels their work.    The film is premiering tonight at the Wythe Hotel in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, one screening at 7 p.m. and...
PD PRESENTS: TUNDE OLANIRAN LIVE AT UNION POOL IN BROOKLYN WITH QUINCY VIDAL AND OLIVER DUNCAN

PD PRESENTS: TUNDE OLANIRAN LIVE AT UNION POOL IN BROOKLYN WITH QUINCY VIDAL AND OLIVER DUNCAN

PLAYGROUND DETROIT PRESENTS: Tunde Olaniran, Oliver Duncan, Quincy Vidal at Union Pool this Thursday night, April 3rd, at 9pm. We are pleased to showcase Tunde Olaniran, repping Detroit and his hometown of Flint, Michigan in Brooklyn this week. We are not the only one’s excited about this up-and-coming musician, The New York Times recently profiled Olaniran: Tunde Olaniran,...
WATCH NOW: DETROIT'S NAIN ROUGE INSPIRES PASSALACQUA MUSIC VIDEO FOR POWER

WATCH NOW: DETROIT’S NAIN ROUGE INSPIRES PASSALACQUA MUSIC VIDEO FOR POWER

Passalacqua, Detroit’s most notorious and celebrated hip-hop duo, has just released a new music video for the single “Power,” directed by Benjamin Friedman with additional camera work by Andrew Miller [The Right Brothers]. The video was shot at Nain Rouge, in Detroit- a “do-it-yourself Mardi Gras style march, full of inside jokes and absurdity unlike anything...
LISTEN UP: WDET INTERVIEWS HAUTE TO DEATH, TAKEAWAYS FROM A DETROIT ART SHOW IN MANHATTAN

LISTEN UP: WDET INTERVIEWS HAUTE TO DEATH, TAKEAWAYS FROM A DETROIT ART SHOW IN MANHATTAN

WDET interviews Detroit artists and deejays Ash Nowak and Jon Dones, best known for their monthly Haute to Death party at the Temple Bar in Detroit. But the duo spent the last several weeks in New York City, where they curated an exhibition presented by PLAYGROUND DETROIT at the CultureFix gallery in Manhattan. Titled Emergency Nothing, the show featured a handful of established Detroit artists. Nowak and Dones spoke...
APPLY NOW: SELECT FAIR ARTIST RESIDENCY AT INDUSTRY CITY OPEN STUDIOS IN BROOKLYN

APPLY NOW: SELECT FAIR ARTIST RESIDENCY AT INDUSTRY CITY OPEN STUDIOS IN BROOKLYN

SELECT FAIR has an open call for artist residency in Brooklyn for the month of April. The winning artist/collective will receive a complimentary studio in Brooklyn for the month of April (sponsored by Industry City). While at the residency, artists are encouraged to challenge themselves by pushing their work in new directions. The SELECT team...
PD PRESENTS: THE EMERGENCY NOTHING PANEL DISCUSSION FT HAUTE TO DEATH WITH LIVE STREAM

PD PRESENTS: THE EMERGENCY NOTHING PANEL DISCUSSION FT HAUTE TO DEATH WITH LIVE STREAM

The EMERGENCY NOTHING Panel Discussion:  Sunday, February 23rd, at Culturefix, 9 Clinton Street 6pm-8pm An intimate conversation examining the artwork featured in the Emergency Nothing group show featuring ten Detroit-based artists and the topic of Art as it relates to Detroit and New York City. Artists will talk about their process, their work, Detroit and to...
LISTEN UP: COUNT MACK DROPS NEW ALBUM AND WANTS YOU TO PLEASE BELIEVE

LISTEN UP: COUNT MACK DROPS NEW ALBUM AND WANTS YOU TO PLEASE BELIEVE

Detroit Emcee Count Mack [Vaughn Taormina], recently released his album entitled Please Believe at in Detroit at the TV Lounge on a rowdy winter night.  The album has what you could call “Detroit Swag;” it’s full of feel good party tracks that can play straight through. In addition to his hip-hop career, he is a fine artist,...
PD PRESENTS: EMERGENCY NOTHING GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING HAUTE TO DEATH & DETROIT ARTISTS

PD PRESENTS: EMERGENCY NOTHING GROUP EXHIBITION FEATURING HAUTE TO DEATH & DETROIT ARTISTS

PLAYGROUND DETROIT presents Emergency Nothing, a group exhibition at Culturefix Gallery in the Lower East Side. The exhibit will feature emerging artists from Detroit curated by the founders of Haute to Death. An opening reception will take place on Thursday February 20th, 2014 from 6pm-12am at 9 Clinton Street. Gallery hours and bar are open...
GO SEE: DAVE JORDANO SOLO PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW ENTITLED DETROIT: UNBROKEN DOWN

GO SEE: DAVE JORDANO SOLO PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW ENTITLED DETROIT: UNBROKEN DOWN

United Photo Industries, a Brooklyn-based art-presenting organization producing unique, site-specific exhibitions, installations, and events that explore new thematic directions in photography, is presenting a solo exhibition of recent work by photographer Dave Jordano on his home-town of Detroit. A kind, personal look at a much-maligned city, Jordano’s visual exploration of Detroit does not waste time rehashing worn-out...