Catch up with Grammy nominated singer Kem before his concert this weekend
There was a lot of excitement on “Live In The D” today because we were joined by three-time Grammy nominee, Detroit singer Kem, who will be performing in town this weekend. Not only do you have a chance to enjoy his music, but you will also be a part of something that you will be able to enjoy for years to come.
Memorial held for 6-year-old boy killed in grizzly triple-homicide in Warren
DETROIT – Tai’raz Moore and his father’s girlfriend, Isis Rimson, were killed execution-style in the basement of a Warren house Oct. 1. Tai’raz’s family said the 6-year-old had a magnetic personality. It was Tai’raz’s aunt who sought to bring the happiness to this affair as she believed Tai’raz himself would have. Community activist Malik Shabazz of the New Marcus Garvey Movement decried the violence that took Tai’raz’s life. We have to love our way out of the abnormal becoming normal, out of the unthinkable becoming doable," Shabazz told the crowd.
Independent music venues look to Lansing for assistance amid pandemic
Many stars -- from Motown to Bob Seeger, Big Sean, Madonna, Kid Rock, Jack White and Eminem -- became big names playing big venues, but the smaller venues have fostered an ongoing business and culture that’s in danger of disappearing. In May, the organization estimated 90% of independent venues nationwide could close down permanently due to COVID-19. There are more than 80 Michigan venues that are a part of NIVA, most are in Metro Detroit. These independent venues asked the federal government for assistance and didn’t receive any. NIVA said it needs about $10 million for the more than 80 independent venues across the state to stay afloat.