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Michigan News
10:48 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden Heading To Detroit

Vice President Joe Biden
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  Vice President Joe Biden will mingle with liberal activists next week at the Netroots Nation convention.

Netroots Nation says the vice president has agreed to speak at its annual political conference being held this year in Detroit. The July 17 speech will be the first time Biden has addressed the group.

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Michigan News
4:27 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Faygo Founder's Grandson Claiming Age Discrimination

 The grandson of a founder of an iconic Michigan soft drink company says he was fired because of his age.

     Hugh Rosenthal was marketing director at Detroit-based Faygo when he lost his job at age 68 in 2012. He tells the Detroit Free Press there was no legitimate business reason to let him go.

     Rosenthal's lawsuit is in Flint federal court. The Free Press says Faygo vice president Al Chittaro declined to comment.

Michigan News
4:18 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Feel Good With Jane Seymour On Detroit Public TV

Jane Seymour is known for her role "Somewhere In Time" which was filmed in Michigan with Christopher Reeves

 

  Emmy and Golden Globe winner Jane Seymour's new show is filming in the Detroit area.

     The actress isn't working on a new movie or a scripted series, however.

     She's the host of a national 13-part series called "Feel Grand with Jane Seymour" that's being produced by Detroit Public Television.

     Seymour will be joined on the show by medical experts such as author Deepak Chopra and Susan Blumenthal, former U.S. assistant surgeon general.

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Michigan News
11:20 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Detroit Bankruptcy-Grand Bargain

City of Detroit
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An effort by deep-pocketed philanthropists to save the bankrupt city of Detroit's art treasures culminated today when Michigan Governor Rick Snyder authorized $195 million in state help. The bill signing in Detroit was part of what's dubbed the Grand Bargain. The deal also includes $366 million from foundations and a $100 million fundraising pledge by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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Michigan News
10:42 am
Tue June 3, 2014

'RoboCop' To Throw Out 1st Pitch At Tigers Game

RoboCop to throw out 1st pitch at tonight's Detroit Tigers game at Comerica Park
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Everybody's favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg is heading to the Detroit Tigers game.  

RoboCop is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at Comerica Park tonight as the Tigers host the Toronto Blue Jays.

RoboCop's motorcycle is to be on display at the stadium and the first 10,000 fans will get a RoboCop cheer card after getting inside.

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Michigan News
2:33 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Automakers May Have A Role In Detroit Bankruptcy

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Chrysler, Ford Motor and General Motors are interested in preserving art and shoring up pensions in Detroit's bankruptcy case.  

 

     

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Michigan News
2:44 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Detroit Expecting $195M Lump Sum From Michigan

City of Detroit
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Detroit's latest plan to get out of bankruptcy includes a lump-sum payment of about $195 million from the state to shore up pensions and prevent the sale of city-owned art. 

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Michigan News
5:26 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Detroit Mayor Speaks At NAACP Chapter's Dinner

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Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan told the thousands of people who attended the local NAACP chapter's annual Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner that the struggle for equality goes on, despite the progress that has been made.  

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2:55 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

The 2014 Detroit Jazz Festival Lineup

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Once again, musicians from around the world and right here in Metro Detroit will come together to weave deep, meaningful stories through their music that are at the very root of what makes jazz an art form that imitates, creates and expands our collective musical and life experiences. Click through for full details.
In his third year as the Detroit Jazz Festival Artistic Director, Chris Collins has cultivated another amazing lineup for this year's Labor Day weekend performances. The vision for 2014 is to continue to create musical experiences and collaborations that articulate "Jazz Speaks for Life," the important words spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Michigan News
8:31 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Nonprofit's Agriculture Work In Detroit Moves Ahead

Gary Wozniak, representing RecoveryPark is standing in a field that he wants to use for urban agriculture in Detroit ...
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A nonprofit's plans to create agriculture projects in Detroit neighborhoods are moving forward.  

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Michigan News
6:15 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Detroit Backlog Allows Serial Rapists To Stay Free

DNA Testing
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A published report says a backlog in testing thousands of Detroit rape evidence kits has allowed serial rapists to remain free and in some cases commit more attacks. 

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12:38 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Detroit Pension Deals Make Sale Of DIA Art Less Likely - But Still Possible

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Some bankruptcy experts said that it now appears increasingly unlikely that creditors will be able to get their hands on the city-owned art collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
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  • | Via: Mark Stryker
Experts said that even in the wake of tentative agreements between the city and Detroit retirees and pensioners, the bondholders and others pushing hard for a sale of art still have viable legal arguments. It's therefore too early to predict whether or not Detroit's emergency manager might still be pressured into putting DIA art back on the table, they said.
Michigan News
4:31 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Detroit Still Needs $350M From State Lawmakers

City of Detroit
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Pressure is building for Michigan lawmakers to commit $350 million to Detroit pensions after the bankrupt city reached tentative agreements with pension funds and a retiree group. The deals are tied to Detroit getting money from the state over 20 years, along with $466 million in private money, all to shore up pensions.

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Michigan News
4:06 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Organizers To Discuss Detroit Gay Pride Festival

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Organizers are set to announce details about this year's gay pride festival in Detroit. 

Equality Michigan on Wednesday plans to reveal the entertainment lineup and other specifics related to the Motor City Pride event.

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Michigan News
3:57 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Detroit Bankruptcy: City Strikes 2nd Deal With Its Other Retirees

City of Detroit
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The Detroit pension fund that covers all retirees except former police officers and firefighters says it has reached a tentative agreement with the bankrupt city. Tina Bassett, a spokeswoman for the city's general pension fund, says retirees would see a 4.5 percent cut and their cost-of-living payments would be eliminated under a deal reached late Tuesday.

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12:37 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

Ramsey Lewis, Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Clarke To Headline Detroit Jazz Festival

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The Detroit Jazz Festival announced a slew of headliners Tuesday, including jazz icons Ramsey Lewis, Pharoah Sanders, Stanley Clarke and Ron Carter, for the 35th annual festival that takes place over Labor Day weekend in downtown Detroit.
The four-day explosion of jazz, the largest free jazz festival in the world, will be presented on four stages from the Detroit riverfront up to Campus Martius from Aug. 29-Sept. 1. Saxophonist Joshua Redman, who’s toured with Jack DeJohnette and Pat Metheny, will be the 2014 Artist in Residence.
Michigan News
2:57 am
Wed April 9, 2014

General Motors to Invest Nearly a Half-Billion Dollars in Michigan

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General Motors says it's investing $449 million in two Detroit-area factories to build the next generation Chevrolet Volt hybrid electric car. 

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Michigan News
4:23 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Snyder To Talk About The Motor City At The Detroit Athletic Club

Governor Rick Snyder to speak in Detroit today.
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Governor Rick Snyder is getting up early to talk about Detroit. 

 Snyder is speaking this morning at Pancakes and Politics. It's a regular event featuring elected leaders from the state Capitol or southeastern Michigan. It's being held at the Detroit Athletic Club near Comerica Park.

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Movies
4:26 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Cinema Chat: Cinetopia Expansion, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Captain America and More

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Cinetopia International Film Festival scheduled for June 4-8 in Detroit, Ann Arbor - More days, venues, screenings, and programs on tap for 2014

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Community
5:32 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Cinetopia Film Festival Growing In Its Third Year

The third annual Cinetopia International Film Festival will include a greater presence in Detroit. About 100 screenings will be split equally between Ann Arbor and Detroit for this year's festival which runs from June 4th through the 8th.   

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Michigan News
4:28 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Congress Releases Memo Saying GM Failed To Act

General Motors headquarters in Detroit, MI
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       DETROIT -  A new memo from the House subcommittee investigating the General Motors recalls says GM discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect but canceled them without taking action.

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Michigan News
4:05 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Home Demolitions Turn Detroit Into Blank Canvas

Home Demoition
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As part of its plan to climb out of bankruptcy, Detroit plans to tear down as many as 450 empty houses each week across a rotting urban landscape nearly the size of Manhattan. 

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Michigan News
4:27 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Michigan Board OKs $120 Million Detroit Bond Sale

Detroit Emergency Financial Manager Kevyn Orr and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
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A state board involved in Detroit's financial reorganization has approved the city's sale of $120 million in bonds. 

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Education
5:37 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Eastern Michigan University Students Continue Protests Against Education Achievement Authority

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Some Students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University continue to speak out against the university’s contract with the Education Achievement Authority. 

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Arts
2:28 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Motown Site Considered For Historical Designation

Detroit City Council to seek historical designation for site of first Motown recording.
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The Detroit City Council is looking into whether a recording studio where Berry Gordy cut a record that led the way to the Motown music dynasty meets the criteria for historic designation. 

Councilman Scott Benson says the council on Tuesday will refer the United Sound Systems Recording Studio matter to a historic designation advisory board for study.

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