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More reasons to head to Comerica

BY KAITLIN SLOAN OU News Bureau The boys are back for the 17th season at Comerica Park and fans have new special events on tap. These events at the ballpark target select audiences to come out and watch the Detroit Tigers play. Fans of all ages come out on Star Wars Day, breast cancer survivors […]

April 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Revitalizing the city with District Detroit

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau Downtown Detroit will be the new home for all four of the city’s professional sport teams beginning in September 2017 because of the newest investment known as The District Detroit. The 50-block entertainment and sports district features five neighborhoods, six theaters, four sports teams and more than 40 restaurants […]

April 9th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Tour city with Detroit Experience Factory

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau The Detroit Experience Factory focuses on tours that connect locals and visitors to the people, places and projects in the city. “We’re helping people understand the assets that we have here but also understand the challenges and frequently breaking down the myths that exist mostly within our local population,” […]

April 1st, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

W. Bloomfield native back home in ‘Rent’

BY ERIN BEN-MOCHE OU News Bureau There are five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes in a year, and West Bloomfield local Danny Harris Kornfeld cherishes every one of them while playing Mark Cohen in the “Rent: 20th Anniversary Tour.” “Rent” follows lives of impoverished young bohemians struggling to survive New York City during the […]

March 30th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Oakland County,Wayne C. | Read More »

Historical Society marks riot of 1967

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau  The Detroit Historical Society will recognize the 50-year-old Twelfth Street riot by its newest project “Detroit67: Looking Back to Move Forward.” The five-day riot in Detroit, which led to the deaths of 43 people, was one of the deadliest and costliest in the history of the U.S. It began […]

March 17th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Detroit: The Comeback City

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau Detroit ranks No. 9 out of 52 places to visit in 2017, according to The New York Times, and is known as “a comeback city set to make good on its promise.” After exiting bankruptcy in 2014, Detroit has been turning things around by improving safety, tearing down thousands […]

March 4th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Motor City, meet Shake Shack

BY ERIN BEN-MOCHE OU News Bureau Hundreds of Detroiters gathered near downtown’s Campus Martius Park on Feb. 23 to welcome Shake Shack’s first Michigan restaurant. At 11 a.m., doors opened and the crowd wrapped around the First National Building. Shake Shack has locations in 16 major cities, including Chicago and New York, and in more […]

February 27th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Assemble Sound unites musicians in old Corktown church

BY ZACH MICKLEA OU News Bureau For 146 years, the green brick church on 17th Street in Detroit has been a gathering place for people and philosophies. Constructed in 1871 as St. Paul’s German Evangelical Church, the building has convened countless congregations. Now, the building has new residents. Less than two years ago, the church […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

Artists cast their gaze on Detroit

BY ALEXUS BOMAR OU News Bureau Cultural institutions and creative industries have played a critical part in bringing the people of Detroit closer. According to a report by Creative Many, an organization focused on the culture and design economy in Michigan, creative industries in Michigan contribute to the growth of communities and the economy along […]

February 19th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »

The fast pace of roller derby

BY SHELBY TANKERSLEY OU News Bureau Picture this: roller skaters speed around a rink. A wall of opponents tries to block their path, forcing the skaters to push and shove their way through that pack. This is called a jam, the main event at the roller derby. “It’s a real sport,” said Michelle Thomas, known […]

February 5th, 2017 | Posted in Featured article,Wayne C. | Read More »