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Erica Wright

Detroit woman cares for thousands of kids over the years

Sometimes the soul of a neighborhood can be found on a front porch. Nearly 40 years ago Erica Wright was watching her son play baseball across the street. Some other kids started throwing rocks.

Tom Derry, cleanup crew

Man, crew help revitalize field where Tiger Stadium once was

The corner of Michigan and Trumbull is a special place for Detroiters. A postal worker named Tom Derry came by four years ago after Ernie Harwell died just for the memory. What he saw shocked him.

Mike Schmitt of Elevate Detroit

Detroit pastor's community barbecue brings sizzle to city

For many of us, summer means barbecue season. For a young pastor named Mike Schmitt, every barbecue-season Saturday for the last eight years is a gathering between folks from the suburbs and the city.

Holly Clements and No More Broken Windows

Woman's grass roots organization looks to eliminate graffiti

Holly Clements knows graffiti and her grass roots organization No More Broken Windows is set on eliminating it. The name came after Clements encountered one particular victim.

Tom Gardiner, Mike McEvoy

Duo gives free massages to senior citizens in Detroit area

It's a simple thing putting one hand inside another, but we don't do it often enough. Tom Gardiner and Mike McEvoy give free massages to senior citizens twice a month at St. Patrick's Senior Center.

Sean Forbes in workshop

Detroit rapper helps deaf community make their own videos

Sean Forbes is already a rapper, writer and video star despite being deaf. But Forbes didn't stop with his own dream -- he wanted to nurture others.

Redford Seahawks

Program brings children from different communities together

The Redford Seahawks play football. They also teach, cheer, mentor and emphasize family to all creeds and colors ...

Grant Anderson at elementary school

Man who faced death spreads message of perseverance all over

Grant Anderson was little more than a kid himself when a terrible car accident left him near dead. Anderson didn't die but faced ...

The Closet, Donna Liccardello

Woman opens The Closet, provides clothes for all sizes

For Donna Liccardello, it began with one little boy on a cold winter day. "I had asked him like, 'Honey, where is your coat?' and he said ...

Humble Design logo

Humble Design supplies donated furniture to families

Be aware something special is going on -- it's called Humble Design. Humble Design takes donated furniture and supplies it to families coming out of ...


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Askew One Hits Detroit

On August 23rd Askew One opened his first international art show entitled "ENTROPY" at Inner State Gallery here in Detroit. With new works Askew showcases a more refined version of his unique process of portraits. ASKEW is recognized worldwide for his unique approach to graffiti art and remains at the forefront of the international art scene through constantly exploring new and exciting styles in a world of imitators. Check out ENTROPY now through September 19th a Inner State Gallery or online at 1xrun.

Like Clockwork

Queens Of The Stone Age rocked The Fillmore, bringing new music with their 6th studio album "Like Clockwork". QOSA have not had an album since 2007 so this new release was not only big for fans but for front man Josh Homme and the band as well. Like Clockwork has received critical acclaim reaching number 2 in the UK charts and number 1 on the Billboard 200. In 2010 singer Homme suffered serious complications from a knee surgery and was looking at the end of the band. But members of the band supported Homme and got him back in the studio to record this 6th album. Looks like Queens Of The Stone Age are back on track, and the music is nothing short of awesome. Check out band live and check out the new album, you wont be disappointed.

Delta Machine Launches from Detroit

Depeche Mode one of Modern/New Wave's biggest bands since 1980, kicks off a world tour for their new album Delta Machine right here in Michigan. Delta Machine is the bands 13th studio album and it sounds great, and even better live. Young and old fans came out Thursday night to witness a very entertaining show, which was opened by the band Bat For Lashes who also had an amazing sound. Check out the new album and check out some picks from Thursdays show.

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