What it was like seeing Blue Man Group for the first time
DETROIT - “What did I just see” are the first words that might come into your head at the conclusion of a Blue Man Group show, with a grin on your face. We saw the performers for the first time as they brought their longtime act to Detroit’s Fox Theatre at opening night of a six-evening run. Watching a Blue Man Group show sort of gives your eyes and ears a sensory explosion. You never know what the three men, who are decked in blue from head to toe, will utilize next on stage. Blue Man Group at the Fox Theatre: (Tickets start at $30)Wednesday - 7:30 p.m.Thursday - 7:30 p.m.Friday - 7:30 p.m.Saturday - 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.Sunday - 1:00 p.m.MORE FROM MLIVE:Small-town Michigan bowling alley, frozen in 1950s, hits market‘Scream’ reunion set for Michigan’s largest comic con with Skeet, Matthew, JamieMichigan teen shocks on ‘American Song Contest’ advancing to semifinalsmlive.com
Detroit Center for Innovation finds new home in deal with Stephen Ross, Illitch family & University of Michigan
DETROIT - A deal between the University of Michigan, billionaire alumnus Stephen Ross and the Illitch organization will see the Detroit Center for Innovation eventually located near the Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit. The three-building campus will be located on what is currently a parking area on Cass and West Grand River avenues and between West Columbia Street to the north and Elizabeth Street to the south.mlive.com
Bell Biv DeVoe to celebrate ‘Poison’ 30th anniversary in Michigan with Tevin Campbell, Silk and Next
DETROIT - Get ready to go old school as Bell Biv DeVoe celebrates the 30th anniversary of “Poison.” The BBD trio of Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins and Ronnie DeVoe will be at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on Friday, October 29 and they’re bringing Tevin Campbell, Silk and Next with them. Tickets, starting at $65, go on sale Wednesday, September 15 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased via Ticketmaster or through StubHub. Back in 1990, these three members of New Edition released their debut album, “Poison.” It peaked at number five on the Billboard 200 chart with two singles, “Poison” and “Do Me” reaching number three on the Hot 100. The band released three more studio albums with “Hootie Mack,” “BBD” and “Three Stripes.”MORE FROM MLIVE:All of the big concerts coming to Michigan in 2021Kiss reschedule farewell tour Michigan concert following COVID battles of Gene Simmons, Paul StanleyYou could actually own one of these 4 entire Michigan islands for true off-the-grid livingmlive.com
Detroit Tigers offering 2 free tickets to those who get vaccines at pop-up clinic this week
DETROIT -- As part of Major League Baseball’s “Vaccinate At The Plate” initiative, fans who attend a special pop-up clinic this week at the Fox Theatre can receive two free tickets to a Detroit Tigers game. Those who receive either the Pfizer or Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination at the clinic will be given a voucher good for two free tickets to the Detroit Tigers game that day or to a future home game. The clinic is staged at the Fox Theatre which directly across the street from Comerica Park. Parking for the clinic will be validated at the Fox Theatre Garage, located at 50 W. Montcalm St. Children under the age of 18 receiving the Pfizer vaccine must have consent from a parent or guardian, according to a news release from the Tigers.mlive.com
Michigan’s first Saucy Brew Works brewery opens in Detroit, just steps from Little Caesars Arena
DETROIT - There’s a new craft brew spot in town and it’s located just steps from Little Caesars Arena, Comerica Park, Ford Field and the Fox Theatre. Saucy Brew Works brewpub and coffeehouse is opening its first Michigan location on Saturday, March 13. It’s thin crust, crispy, sauce to the edge,” said Brent Zimmerman, CEO of Saucy Brew Works. “We just like to be creative what we put on our pizzas, like the Nashville hot chicken.”Saucy Brew Works has three other locations, all in Ohio. Saucy Coffee is open daily from 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.“Whether you like beer or not, we have great pizza and great coffee.mlive.com
Triumph Church honors Martin Luther King Jr. though drive-in service in Southfield
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – Although it had to find a new location other than the Fox Theatre, Triumph Church found a way to make sure all people could still honor the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this year. “What we’re doing today (Monday) is reminding the people that we have a responsibility to keep the dream alive,” said the Rev. Solomon Kinloch Jr., pastor of Triumph Church. Aside from just a word about the messages and principals of Martin Luther King Jr., there was also a food giveaway for families in need. “Triumph Church is not just a church that believes in worship.
Ilitch Holdings announces layoffs at Comerica Park, LCA, Fox Theatre
DETROIT – When you are in the business of entertainment and aren’t allowed to entertain people -- it is a very big problem. Ilitch Holdings announced furloughs and layoffs are coming to staff at Comerica Park, Little Caesars Arena and the Fox Theatre. RELATED: Detroit’s Majestic Theatre Center listed for saleThe layoffs are mostly part-time employees. Ilitch Holdings says it’s lost 200 event dates. Dalto believes it’s going to take another year before the entertainment and hospitality industries start to rebound and even longer for a full rebound.
Ilitch Holdings issues layoffs, furloughs in Red Wings, Tigers business operations
Ilitch Holdings began processing a series of layoffs and issuing temporary furloughs Wednesday in its business operations, which includes employees of the Detroit Red Wings, Tigers and Fox Theatre. Chris Granger, group president for sports and entertainment of Ilitch Holdings, informed employees of the impending moves and explained the decision in an email obtained by MLive. He said the cost-cutting was necessary because of lost revenue do to the COVID-19 pandemic. “These actions … are incredibly hard, especially for those who regrettably will be leaving us,” Granger wrote in the email. “While our moves today are difficult, I also want to let you know that we continue planning for our future.mlive.com
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE report -- Friday, May 15, 2020
Gretchen Whitmer emphasized the serious threat still posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) by comparing the number of the states deaths to the capacity of the Fox Theatre. As of Friday, 4,825 deaths have been linked to the coronavirus in Michigan. The release of federal prisoners due to COVID-19 is a controversial topic. Federal prisoners are asking for early release and some local high-profile prisoners want out. Read MoreThursday, May 14, 2020 -- Saturday, May 16, 2020
Michigan is a long way from returning to normal, despite progress in coronavirus battle, Whitmer cautions
To put into perspective, Whitmer cast an image of Fox Theatre in Detroit, which has more than 5,000 seats. pic.twitter.com/sHZuRqnJfz Motor City Muckraker (@MCmuckraker) May 15, 2020alsoAlthough Michigan is making good progress combating the coronavirus, Gov. "Since the coronavirus outbreak began two months ago, Michigan has recorded more than 50,000 positive COVID-19 cases and nearly 5,000 deaths. "You look at that stage, and you know that nearly every empty chair represents a lost loved one of someone here in Michigan," Whitmer said. The illness, called multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C), has killed some children in areas hardest hit by the coronavirus, including Michigan.metrotimes.com
Gov. Whitmer: There are enough Michigan coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths to fill Fox Theatre
Gretchen Whitmer emphasized the serious threat still posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) by comparing the number of the states deaths to the capacity of the Fox Theatre. As of Friday, 4,825 deaths have been linked to the coronavirus in Michigan. The latest update comes a day after protesters took to the state Capitol and rallied against Whitmers extended stay-at-home order. READ: Whitmer says gatherings of 10 people could be allowed on May 28During her Friday briefing, Whitmer tried to emphasize that the coronavirus is still a threat to Michigan. I want you to imagine as though you are standing on the stage of the Fox Theater in Detroit, which holds over 5,000 people.
Nick Jr. Live: Move to the Music at the Fox Theatre in Detroit
Sing and boogie with pals from your favorite Nick Jr. Shows during Nick Jr. Live: Move to the Music, which plays March 6-8, 2020 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. Then boy, does the Fox Theatre have a show for you. Jr. Live: Move to the Music. With special live appearances, on-screen guests and plenty of audience participation, this show is fun for all ages especially pint-sized patrons who simply cant get enough of their favorite Nick Jr. shows. Nick Jr. Live: Move to the Music plays at the Fox Theatre in Detroit March 6-8, 2020, at the following times:6 p.m. Friday10 a.m. and 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday- Advertisement -General admission tickets start at $24.metroparent.com
Entertaining nightmare 'The Masked Singer' to launch national tour out of Detroit's Fox Theatre
The eliminated singer is then revealed and chaos ensues.Tuesday night's episode revealed the identity of Miss Monster, who ended up being legendary vocal powerhouse Chaka Kahn . Last week, Robot was revealed to be Lil Wayne . In previous seasons, Drew Carey won as Llama and T-Pain took it to No. )Tickets ($39.50) are on sale now via ticketmasterGet our top picks for the best events in Detroit every Thursday morning. Sign up for our events newsletter.metrotimes.com
The SpongeBob Musical at the Fox Theatre in Detroit
Everyone's favorite pineapple-dwelling pal hits the stage at the Fox Theatre in Detroit during The SpongeBob Musical, which runs Dec. 24-29, 2019. Grab your jelly-fishing nets and prepare to be a Goofy Goober with SpongeBob, Patrick, Sandy and all of your Bikini Bottom buds during The SpongeBob Musical, which makes a stop at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Dec. 24-29, 2019. With all the action kids have come to know from SpongeBob, along with original music from big names like Steven Tyler, Cyndi Lauper, Panic! The SpongeBob Musical is set to hit the stage at the Fox Theatre in Detroit Dec. 24-29, 2019. - Advertisement -For more information on this show and details on other family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor visit the Metro Parent calendar.metroparent.com
Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at Fox Theatre
Rediscover the true meaning of Christmas at a showing of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, Nov. 20-23, 2019, at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. This holiday season, families can see the well-known tale of Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Featuring hit songs, Youre a Mean One, Mr. Grinch and Welcome Christmas, the Broadway hit tells the story of the Grinch, who despises Christmas and what it stands for. Show times are as follow:7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20-Friday, Nov. 2211 a.m., 2, 5 and 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23- Advertisement -For more details on Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas!metroparent.com
Still on the market: Indian Village home with historic charm for $625K
But he also designed homes, including this beauty from the 1910s in Indian Village. One of our favorites from 2019, this home first listed in October and is still on the market. Inside the impressively maintained home, theres beautiful wood trim on the baseboards and around the wide entryways and pocket doors. The master bedroom even has an adjacent sun porch with a nice second-story view of the backyard. Speaking of the backyard, theres a newer deck that leads to a detached three-car garage.detroit.curbed.com
Top Kids Concerts in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor
Take the family to one of these kids' concerts from the fall to the spring season in 2019-2020.Who doesnt love music? Oct. 13, 2019Venue: Fox Theatre, 2211 Woodward Ave., DetroitTime: 3 p.m. Dec. 18, 2019Venue: Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., DetroitTime: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 11, 2020Venue: Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., DetroitTime: 8 p.m. Jan. 9-13 and May 7-11, 2020Venue: Ann Arbor District Library (downtown), Dexter District Library, Chelsea District Library and Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker Road)Time: Vary by locationCost: FreeIntroduce your kids to classical tunes with this 30-minute concert featuring the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra.metroparent.com
9 big concerts coming to Metro Detroit to finish 2019
The surgeryThere's a slew of big concerts lined up for Metro Detroit to finish 2019. The 15-city limited engagement will visit Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday, October 1 at 8 p.m. The 41-city tour, produced by Live Nation, will visit Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit on Thursday, October 3 at 7 p.m. The Black Keys with Modest Mouse - Oct. 5 - Little Caesars ArenaThe Black Keys confirmed their extensive, thirty-one-date arena tour of North America. The Lets Rock Tour will hit cities including Little Caesars Arena in The District Detroit on Saturday, October 5 at 7 p.m. Special guests Modest Mouse and Jessy Wilson will provide support.
'The SpongeBob Musical' coming to Detroit's Fox Theatre
"The SpongeBob Musical" has announced a run at Detroit's Fox Theatre starting in December. The critically acclaimed musical declared "Brilliant!" by The New York Times, will play the Fox Theatre for 15 performances as part of the 2019-20 Theatre Series, from Dec. 26, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020. The SpongeBob Musical includes original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper & Rob Hyman, John Legend, Panic! Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton.
Elizabeth Warren unveils gun control plan that pushes for higher taxes on firearms and bullets
Presidential contender Elizabeth Warren on Saturday unveiled her plan to combat gun violence, including proposals to triple the tax applied to firearm sales and raise the tax on ammunition even more dramatically. My goal as President, and our goal as a society, will be to reduce that number by 80%," the Massachusetts senator wrote in the plan. Other candidates have also escalated calls for new gun control measures in response to last weekend's killings. In addition to new regulations, Warren also proposed new research in her plan. "Last year, Congress finally clarified that the [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] could in fact conduct gun violence research but provided no funding to do so."cnbc.com
Elizabeth Warren unveils $85 billion proposal to guarantee high-speed internet access
Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren in the first round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 2019. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled a proposal to guarantee universal high-speed internet access on Wednesday as part of a new plan to invest in rural communities. "That means publicly-owned and operated networks and no giant [internet service providers] running away with taxpayer dollars." Warren said she would create a federal Office of Broadband Access to manage an $85 billion grant program. The grants would be awarded to electricity and telephone cooperatives, nonprofits, tribes and municipalities that pledge to bring high-speed internet to underserved areas.cnbc.com
Joe Biden used this strategy to trim his tax bill. You can, too.
That mean any amounts the Bidens received as a distribution wasn't subject to the 15.3% combined Social Security and Medicare tax. In 2019, wages up to $132,900 are subject to Social Security taxes, while Medicare taxes continue to apply beyond that amount. Business owners can also take a distribution from the S-corp, which is tax-free up to the shareholder's basis that is, the investment he or she has in the company. You decide to take $100,000 of that business income in the form of a salary, reported on Form W-2. The Internal Revenue Service requires that S-corp owners pay "reasonable compensation" to employee shareholders for services performed before making non-wage distributions to them.cnbc.com
Joe Biden's PAC, American Possibilities, is slated to shut down within months
Biden has sworn off campaign donations from corporate PACs, super PACs, federal lobbyists and the fossil fuel industry. The American Possibilities PAC will shut down in the coming months, the aide explained. The PAC, American Possibilities, had slowly started to wind down during the exploratory phase before Biden announced his candidacy, according to a senior Biden campaign aide. Former Vice President Joe Biden is working on shutting down his political action committee, CNBC has learned. American Possibilities disclosed in its midyear Federal Election Commission filing that it received a reimbursement of $36,728 from Biden's campaign.cnbc.com
Help Me Hank: Debate week in Detroit, infant sleeper recall, gift card scams
It was debate week in Detroit! It was a "wow" moment, and I'm so glad the national media is now working to tell more positive stories about Detroit and the resurgence. We traveled to Flint this week to talk with Mayor Karen Weaver. I really appreciated the answer from Marianne Williamson, who said what happened in Flint would not have happened in Grosse Pointe. This one is always a good reminder: Never pay anyone in the form of a gift card.
Detroit debates: Candidates clash during second round of debates
DETROIT - If you were looking for fireworks, the second Democratic debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit did not disappoint. Many candidates had the same questions as round one, but they did get some tailored toward Detroit and Michigan. "Once again, the Democrat candidates boasted extreme, socialist policies and a government takeover of every aspect of our lives. As the Democrat field narrows, our country will continue to thrive under President Trumps winning agenda of rising wages, new jobs, and a booming economy. Not a single Democrat candidate can compete with President Trumps record, and the American comeback."
Watch Local 4 News at 11 -- July 31, 2019
DETROIT - Here's what is coming up on Local 4 News at 11:Democratic debateIf you were looking for fireworks, the second Democratic debate at the Fox Theatre in Detroit did not disapoint. Hit-and-run WarrenPolice are investigating a hit-and-run in Warren. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Watch live: Recap of Democratic debate in Detroit -- night two
DETROIT - ClickOnDetroit will host a special live show Thursday morning recapping the second night of Democratic presidential debates in Detroit. We'll cover the hightlights, the lowlights and everything in between, just as we did Wednesday morning for Tuesday night's debate. Watch the show with host Jason Carr live here at 9 a.m. Here's who participated in Wednesday night's debate at the Fox Theatre:Democratic candidates participating in a debate July 31, 2019 in Detroit. (WDIV)Jay InsleeKirsten GillibrandTulsi GabbardMichael BennetBill de BlasioCory BookerAndrew YangJulin CastroKamala HarrisJoe BidenCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Watch live: Recap of Democratic debate in Detroit -- night one
DETROIT - ClickOnDetroit will host a special live show Wednesday morning recapping the first night of Democratic presidential debates in Detroit. Watch the show with host Jason Carr live here at 9 a.m. Here's who participated in the debate Tuesday night at the Fox Theatre:The lineup for the Democratic presidential candidates debate July 30, 2019 in Detroit. (WDIV)Marianne WilliamsonJohn DelaneyJohn HickenlooperTim RyanSteve BullockAmy KlobucharBeto O'RourkePete ButtigiegElizabeth WarrenBernie SandersTen more candidates will take part in a debate tonight at the Fox Theatre:Jay InsleeKirsten GillibrandTulsi GabbardMichael BennetBill de BlasioCory BookerAndrew YangJulin CastroKamala HarrisJoe BidenWe'll be back here live Thursday morning with a recap of Wednesday night's debate. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Democratic debate in Detroit night 1: A quick recap
DETROIT - Experts say the road to the White House runs through Detroit. On Tuesday night the first group of Democratic presidential candidates faced off at the Fox Theatre. Senator Bernie S was blunt when responding to a claim by John Delaney that health care for all is bad. "Right now, we have a dysfunctional health care system ... health care is a human right, not a privilege. Watch more night one highlights here:Here's who participated Tuesday night:Marianne WilliamsonJohn DelaneyJohn HickenlooperTim RyanSteve BullockAmy KlobucharBeto O'RourkePete ButtigiegElizabeth WarrenBernie SandersHere is the candidate lineup for Wednesday night in Detroit:Democratic candidates participating in a debate July 31, 2019 in Detroit.
4 things to watch for -- Wednesday, July 31st
Watch beginning at 4:30 a.m.Sign up for the Morning Show Insider newsletter here! Here's what's coming up Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 on Local 4 News Today. All Morning -- Rhonda's Brag BookDo you know a young person who is really making a difference in our community? Answer: 1928Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win. Get to know the Local 4 News Today team betterLocal 4 News Today linksCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Kamala Harris argues Trump's 'trade tax' pushed the Fed to cut interest rates
Sen. Kamala Harris contended Wednesday that President Donald Trump's trade policy forced the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates. It was one of the rare moments where trade policy came up during the two nights of debates in Detroit. Harris criticized the president for the trade conflict with China that she said put a financial burden on American consumers. In comments after the Fed's two-day meeting ended, Powell suggested that trade tensions influenced the decision on rates. Several other candidates detailed how they would change trade policy when asked nearly two hours into Wednesday's debate.cnbc.com
Morning Show Insider: Battleground Detroit
Nick Monacelli: Republican or Democrat, I think its safe to say whats happening at the Fox Theatre tonight and tomorrow is incredibly exciting for Detroit. Watch beginning at 4:30 a.m.Sign up for the Morning Show Insider newsletter here! All Morning - Battleground DetroitAs Nick mentioned, tonight is the night (tomorrow, too)! All Morning -- The Future of the Detroit TigersThe MLB trade deadline is Wednesday at 4 p.m. Will the Tigers make any major moves? Get to know the Local 4 News Today team betterLocal 4 News Today linksCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- July 30, 2019
Inside the Fox Theatre in Detroit ahead of a Democratic presidential candidates debate on July 30, 2019. (WDIV)DETROIT - ClickOnDetroit Morning Briefing -- July 30, 2019CNN is airing the Democratic National Committee-sanctioned debates live from the Fox Theatre in Detroit at 8 p.m. both tonight and tomorrow night. More local headlines:For more Local News head to ClickOnDetroit.com/news/local. Submit a news tipTell us what's happening in your community -- submit a news tip to Local 4 and ClickOnDetroit right here. Tweets by Local4NewsCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Stakes rising for 2020 Dems ahead of 2nd presidential debate in Detroit
The marquee at the Fox Theatre displays signs for the Democratic presidential debates in Detroit, Monday, July 29, 2019. The second debate of the Democratic primary has higher stakes for a historically large field of more than 20 candidates, 10 of whom will face off each night. She said she envisions a role for private insurers which Sanders plan does not and she would slow the transition to 10 years rather than four. The debate could offer a high-profile chance for Warren to prove to Sanders supporters that shes worthy of their consideration. Steve Bullock, who joined the race after the other candidates and did not qualify for last months debate in Miami.
Detroit: Street Closure Reminder For Democratic Debates July 30-31
Former Bad Boy Laimbeer Surprised By 'Land Of Lost' Cast"We had to wear wet suits and full masks and everything," Laimbeer said. Jones spent some of this offseason with the New York Jets after going undrafted out of Florida State. He appeared in 46 games for the Seminoles, including 10 starts, and had 67 tackles and 2 sacks. Jones Working On Win, New Contract With GibbsErik Jones started the season on the hot seat for Joe Gibbs Racing. Now, 21 races into the season, he is on a hot streak for the best team in NASCAR and making an easy case for a new contract.detroit.cbslocal.com
Democrats' gun control debate expands into an argument about money in politics
Gun control emerged as a big issue during the Democratic presidential debate Tuesday in Detroit, but then it grew into an argument about money in politics. The National Rifle Association, candidates argued, was emblematic of how large, well-funded lobbying groups and corporations exert too much influence on elections. "Nobody up here is going to tell you that we have a magical solution to the crisis," Sanders said. The debate came in the wake of the deadly shooting in Gilroy, California, on Sunday night that left three dead and 12 injured. Marianne Williamson lashed out not only against the NRA but also at candidates who have taken donations from a variety of corporations.cnbc.com
Little-known businessman John Delaney battles with progressive front-runners in Democratic debate
Little-known former Maryland Rep. John Delaney was the surprising tone-setter during the first night of the second Democratic debates on Tuesday. Delaney spoke for less time than six of the 10 candidates, for a total under 11 minutes, according to a tally by debate host CNN. In one particularly testy exchange with Warren, Delaney said "Democrats win when we run on real solutions, not impossible promises. In a back-and-forth on trade, Delaney said that under Warren's proposal to change the way that the U.S. negotiates trade deals, announced Monday, "we would not be able to trade with the United Kingdom. "I'm the only person on stage who understands the business," Delaney, who formerly worked in health-care finance, said at one point.cnbc.com
Preview: Detroit takes center stage in 2-day Democratic debates
click to enlarge Steve NeavlingAn oversized, inflated Donald Trump chicken. U.S. Rep. @RashidaTlaib blasted the use of more than $150 million in taxes to build the Little Caesars Arena. Corporate greed is a disease, she said before tonights Democratic Presidential Debate. It was erected by the nonprofit Tax March, a group that advocates for increasing taxes on the super rich and taking off the burden of lower- and middle-income people. It doesnt come to the people.metrotimes.com
Detroit voters weigh in on what they're looking for ahead of Democratic presidential debates
DETROIT - The 2020 election is inspiring spirited discussions across the country ahead of the upcoming Democratic debates in Detroit. The Fox Theatre on Woodward Avenue will host the 20 Democratic hopefuls for two days of debates. The youngest candidate in the debates, Pete Buttigieg, was fundraising Sunday at The Fillmore Detroit, just next door to the Fox Theatre. It remains to be seen if the Democratic presidential debates will sway undecided voters. Michigan is considered one of the key battleground states for the 2020 presidential election after President Donald Trump flipped the state in 2016 -- the first presidential election since 1988 where Michigan's 16 electoral votes went to the Republican Party.
Journalists weigh in on upcoming Democratic presidential debates in Detroit
DETROIT - This week Detroit will take center stage in the race for the White House. Twenty democratic candidates for president will be at Detroit's Fox Theatre for two nights of debates. The debates are being held Tuesday and Wednesday. Journalist Chastity Pratt of Bridge Magazine and Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of the Detroit News, appeared on Local 4 News Sunday morning to discuss the upcoming debates. The station will have live team coverage before and after the event with in-depth analysis and interviews with the candidates.
Detroit prepares for Democratic presidential debates
DETROIT - The eyes of the political world will be on Detroit as Democratic candidates for president take the stage for two nights of debates. Preperations are underway for the upcoming Democratic Presidential Debates in Detroit. The debates will be broadcast live Tuesday and Wednesday from the Fox Theatre on Woodward Avenue. RELATED: President Trump speaks at rally in Grand Rapids on March 28The debate will air live on CNN and CNN streaming apps. Democratic debates in Detroit: Full schedule, lineup, how to watch, rules, moderatorsCopyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Green New Deal-ers protest outside Democratic debates in Detroit
A coalition of Detroit- and Michigan-based environmental justice groups with support from the Sunrise Movement, a national political advocacy group, demonstrated ahead of the first of two Democratic debates at the Fox Theatre in downtown Detroit on July 30. The coalition, called Detroit Frontline Coalition, hopes to bring awareness to sustainability issues both nationally and in Detroit. Its members include East Michigan Environmental Action Council, Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, We the People Michigan, Detroit Peoples Platform, Breathe Free Detroit, Greater Detroit DSA, Service Employees International Union, Sierra Club, Next Gen Michigan, Sunrise, and the Climate Justice Alliance. We want to be the engine of the Green New Deal, Michelle Martinez, coordinator for the Michigan Environmental Justice Coalition, told the Detroit News. Because of the citys industrial past, the group thinks Detroit could be a real focal point for the Green New Deal.detroit.curbed.com
CNN releases lineup for Democratic presidential primary debates in Detroit
DETROIT - The lineup for the two-night Democratic primary debate's that will be held in Detroit has been released. CNN is airing the Democratic National Committee-sanctioned debates live from the Fox Theatre in Detroit at 8 p.m. on July 30 and 31. Dana Bash, Don Lemon and Jake Tapper will serve together as the moderators for both debates. CNN aired a live draw to determine the specific candidate lineups for each debate night. The lineupFirst night (July 30)Marianne WilliamsonJohn DelaneyJohn HickenlooperTim RyanSteve BullockAmy KlobucharBeto O'RourkePete ButtigiegElizabeth WarrenBernie SandersSecond night (July 31)Jay InsleeKirsten GillibrandTulsi GabbardMichael BennetBill de BlasioCory BookerAndrew YangJulin CastroKamala HarrisJoe BidenClick here for live updates from CNN.