Peace march to be held in Detroit, same time as virtual march in Washington D.C.
Marvin L. Winans with Perfecting Church in Detroit is known nationwide for his music and preaching. Tomorrow we are going to march from Woodward and Martin Luther King Boulevard to the Hart Plaza, Winans said. Winans said the march is scheduled at about noon and end in downtown Detroit. Winans said the march will happen at the same time as the virtual March in Washington D.C. with Rev. It will celebrate the 57th anniversary of the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his I Have A Dream speech.
Detroit businesses celebrate Juneteenth, give back to their communities,
DETROIT Friday is Juneteenth, a day dedicated to freedom, and many cities across the country are stopping to celebrate -- including Detroit. Nailah Ellis-Brown shut down the Ellis Island Tea facility on Juneteenth to give her Detroit staff the day off to spend with their families. Ellis Island Tea is a family affair that began with Ellis-Browns great grandfathers tea recipe. She said she wants to give her staff Juneteenth off every year. April Anderson said she wanted to use her platform to raise awareness about Juneteenth and help local nonprofits.
Second night of protests in Detroit: 5 arrested, no injuries reported
DETROIT Local 4s Hank Winchester and Larry Spruill reported live in Downtown Detroit at Saturdays March Against Police Brutality protest. EARLIER COVERAGE: A ground-level look at Saturdays demonstrations, protests in Downtown DetroitOne 21-year-old man from Eastpointe was shot and killed during Fridays protest Downtown. Detroit Police Chief James Craig says there is no indication that the shooting was related to the protests. When protestors began to approach the Detroit Police Department Headquarters, Craig said they began throw bricks, rocks, fireworks and firecrackers. Craig told Local 4 that the DPD supports the issue, but had to take action when the demonstration began to threaten public safety.
'Movement at Home' Memorial Day weekend livestream will feature Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Matthew Dear, and more
click to enlarge Stephen BondioMovement Music Festival. click to enlargeDetroit's Movement electronic music festival is postponed due to the coronavirus but until we can safely dance at Hart Plaza, we can at least pretend.Producers Paxahau will honor the electronic music festival's long-running Memorial Day weekend date with a "Movement at Home" livestream. The event, which will be streamed on Paxahau's website and Twitch channels, will feature a lineup including Motor City mainstays like Carl Craig, Kevin Saunderson, Matthew Dear, and Waajeed, among others.The livestream fest will even feature "afterparties," time and "location" to be announced. We appreciate that extra attention to detail. Takes us back to more pleasant times...The livestream fest will take place from May 23-25.Movement has a tentative rescheduled date of Sept. 11-13.metrotimes.com
Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, and Dee Dee Bridgewater among headliners for 41st Annual Detroit Jazz Festival
Detroit's Hart Plaza is going to see a lot of action come September.The lineup for the 41st Annual Detroit Jazz Festival was announced Monday, just after Gov. Whitmer issued a state-wide stay-at-home order for the next three weeks in an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19. Decorated jazz legend Herbie Hancock will kick-off the festivities on Friday night.True to our mission, the Detroit Jazz Festival provides a platform for emerging and legacy artists to present true jazz presentations to enthusiasts and fans across the worldthis year is no exception, Detroit Jazz Festival Foundation President and Artistic Director Chris Collins said in a press release. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, Metro Times has been keeping Detroit informed for years. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.metrotimes.com
Curbed Detroits most popular stories of 2019
If were measuring by most read, then its these 12 pieces, starting with our most popular article of the year. Curbed readers were very keen to learn the history of some of Detroits more peculiar neighborhood names. If youre at all interested in Detroit history, be sure to check that one out. Tiny homes have always been a popular topic among Curbed readers since the little (no pun intended) community started to rise in 2017. Most popular homesA lot of great homes went up for sale this year.detroit.curbed.com
Rappers Icewear Vezzo and Kash Doll helped give away 2,000 turkeys to Detroiters for Thanksgiving
click to enlarge Bre'Ann WhiteIcewear Vezzo, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, Al Harrington, and Kash Doll helped give away turkeys in Hart Plaza. Icewear Vezzo and Kash Doll spent Sunday giving back to the Motor City.The two Detroit rappers helped pass out 2,000 turkeys and other food items alongside volunteers, including Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, at Detroit's Hart Plaza as part of the "Heartsgiving" food drive. Also in attendance to support their local hip-hop cohorts were popular Detroit artists like Lana Ladonna, Sino, Zeus, and Gee Baby. Meanwhile, Icewear Vezzo, who became the first Detroit hip-hop artist to sign to Motown Records last year, recently dropped major hits, including his viral How Im Coming single and music video, which has garnered thousands of posts under its official Instagram hashtag. B, Detroit.metrotimes.com
The unsung brilliance of Hart Plaza
Every Memorial Day weekend for the last 20 years, the electronic music festival Movement has taken place at Hart Plaza. But Hart Plaza, which opened in 1979, is starting to show its age. But Fotias says the visit offered a perspective on just how special Noguchis work on Hart Plaza is. Could money be infused into Hart Plaza to create a dynamic, expanded downtown public space? Hart Plaza is part of a larger study of our downtown entertainment venues that aims to fully utilize our waterfront as an asset, which includes The Aretha Franklin Amphitheater, Spirit Plaza, and Hart Plaza, Crawford says.detroit.curbed.com
Detroit's 5 best music venues (that won't break the bank)
Wondering where to find the best music venues near you? Located at 1254 Michigan Ave. in Corktown, the music venue and pub is the highest-rated low-priced music venue in Detroit, boasting four stars out of 142 reviews on Yelp. Marble BarPhoto: ANA H./YelpNW Goldberg's Marble Bar, located at 1501 Holden St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the low-priced bar and music venue four stars out of 39 reviews. Hart PlazaPHOTO: DAN M./YELPHart Plaza, a landmark, historical building and music venue located downtown, is another low-priced go-to, with four stars out of 37 Yelp reviews. Dig in at the dive bar and music venue by heading over to 3930 Cass Ave.
Warming up this week | State budget deadline looms
We'll be warming up a bit this week, back into the 80s. NB/SB M-1 (Woodward Ave) from 14 Mile Rd to Normandy Rd left lane closed for permit work -- through October. The budget deadline is Sept. 30. Teddy Bear Day Remember that Teddy Bear you carried around everywhere you went as a child? SPONSOREDHear ye, hear ye!
Detroit Jazz Festival 2019: Here's the schedule of performances
DETROIT - The 40th annual Detroit Jazz Festival is Aug. 30-Sept. 2 in Downtown Detroit. It's billed as the largest free world-class jazz festival. Stages will be set up at Campus Martius and Hart Plaza. Artists featured this year include:Stanley ClarkeMacy GrayRon CarterPat MethenyChucho ValdsUniversity of Michigan Jazz EnsembleMarialy PachecoELEWYellowjackets with Luciana SouzaConnie HanHere's the performance schedule for each stage (download here):Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Arab and Chaldean Festival at Hart Plaza in Detroit
This 48th annual Arab and Chaldean Festival hits downtown Detroit, July 27-28, 2019, with two days of cultural fun that includes music, food, fashion and more. Then head to Hart Plaza in Detroit July 27-28, 2019, for the Arab and Chaldean Festival. The 48th installment kicks off this year with musical performances by well-known artists in the Middle Eastern community and traditional dance performances. The Detroit Arab and Chaldean festival runs from noon-midnight, July 27-28, 2019 at Hart Plaza, and is totally free to attend. For more information on the Arab and Chaldean Festival, and other family fun things to do this weekend in metro Detroit or Ann Arbor, visit the Metro Parent calendar.metroparent.com