So far as the largest art installation in the city of Detroit, "The Z" a retail and parking development owned by Bedrock Real Estate Services is home to 22 artists work from around the world. This 10 story structure which opened around Christmas of 2013 is located at the corner of Broadway and East Grand River to the corner of Library and Gratiot. The art project was a collaboration between Bedrock and Library Street Collective Gallery both based in downtown Detroit.
After seeing the first and last two shows of the eight Kid Rock "Best Night Ever Concerts" I realized that Rock has not missed a beat as a showman. He has as much energy as he had back around when Devil Without A Cause came out if not more. Last night he did not let up as it was the closing show here in Detroit, and was as pumped up as the first show. Throughout all 8 shows at DTE Kid was happy to see fans young and old, and even stated that if the new fans were not familiar with his old stuff he would "ease them into it" followed by a jump in the air and yelling "you never met a mother(expletive) quite like me!!" Best Night Ever has to go down as one of the best concerts ever, and the $20 ticket price is just the start. Check out photos from the last two shows.
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.
Thousands rush to claim land in Oklahoma, the first nationwide Earth Day takes place, Richard Nixon dies, federal agents seize Elián González, and the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig sinks while spewing oil, all on this day.
Shakespeare dies, the first public school in the U.S. opens, Wrigley Field opens, The Rolling Stones release "Sticky Fingers," Coca-Cola releases New Coke, and the first YouTube video is uploaded, all on this day.
Embattled Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano will face a crowded field in this summer's Democratic primary. Ficano is running for a fourth term as county exec. State Rep. Phil Cavanagh, former Sheriff Warren Evans, County Commissioner Kevin McNamara, and Westland Mayor Bill Wild have also announced their candidacies. The primary is scheduled for August 5, 2014.