Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ribs 'n' Soul Festival

Prepare your taste buds for a weekend of delicious barbecue ,entertainment, art and so much more! The Ribs 'n' Soul Festival returns this year at Philip A. Hart Plaza
for July31, August 1, and August 2.
the Ribs ‘n’ Soul Festival supports the Matrix Human Services a 501c3 organization.
The award winning group, The Emotions will
provide the live music for the event. Art on the River, Business Expo, and African Village will be featured at the festival, as well.
On Sunday, August 2, Rev. Dr. E.L. Branch and Third New Hope Baptist Church will present ‘Sermon on the River’ from 12p.m.-2:00 p.m. A Gospel Showcase will follow.
The Ribs 'n' Soul Festival would be nothing without all the spectacular barbecue! Ribbers will prepare plenty of ribs, chicken, and other meals dishes for festival attendees to feast on. There
will also be a “Rib Cookoff” competition among ribbers which will determine the Ribs ‘n’ Soul’s “Best Ribs and Best Sauce”.
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An Evening with Anita Baker

She's back! The sweet,signature R&B sound of Anita Baker will return to Motown for one night. Anita Baker will peform all of her classic songs at DTE Energy Music Theatre July 31 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50, 59.50, and $10 for lawn seating. Seating begins at 6:30p.m. For more information, visit or call (248)377-0100.

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Robin Thicke & guest Jazmine Sullivan at the Palace

The smooth and soulful sound of Robin Thicke and songstress, Jazmine Sullivan will grace the stage of Chene Park Amphitheater July 30 at 8p.m. Enjoy two amazing R&B voices in one night. For ticket and additional information, visit or call (313)393-0292.
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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

"Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince" in 3D!

Experience Harry Potter in 3D! Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince has been remastered to offer the maximum film viewing experience in 3D nationwide. The Henry Ford IMAX 3D Theatre ,the largest IMAX theatre in Michigan, is showing the Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince with the opening sequence transformed into IMAX 3D July 29. The theatre has a crystal-clear 70mm real film image screen and 12,000 watt surround system. Ticket prices are $10.75 for seniors (age 62 & up ),$11.75 for adults(13-61) ,$9.75 for youth (5-12) , and $9.75 for children (4 and under) . Henry Ford members receive 15% off ticket prices. Tickets are available online or through The Henry Ford Call Center. For show times and more information, call 313-982-6001 and visit
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Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair

The Sterlingfest Art & Music Fair is one of the largest city’s festival of the year and is
finally here! The festival is from July 30 to August 1 at the corner of Dodge Parks and Utica roads. The three day festival will include a juried arts and crafts fair, music, entertainment, Restaurant Row, nightly concerts, and food from several local eateries.

Thursday, July30- A traditional balloon launch will precede a performance by The Square Pegz of 80’s hits.

Friday, July 31- The Prolifics will perform to celebrate 50 years of Motown and the horn band, Funkinbluzin will open for them.

Saturday, August 1- Fleetwood Dream will perform, paying tribute to rock legends, Fleetwood Mac. Alyssa Simmons will be the leading act.

Parking in the city and school lots is free. For more information on this festival, visit or call(586)446-CITY.

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Friday, July 24, 2009


Celebrating a City's Milestone
Do you know what today is? If not , then you might be interested to know that today marks Detroit's 308th birthday. Often times, Detroit has been talked about and seen in a negative light. But it's pretty impressive that even during all its hard times, the Motor City is still standing and thriving with a unique culture of its own. All you have to do is take a look around. If you step downtown you're immersed in city pride: the Joe Louis fist, the roar and excitement of the crowd that echos from a game at Comerica Park,the Red Wings jersey draped on the spirit of Detroit, and the glistening of the Detroit river water on a summer day. Or take a visit to the Motown Museum and you're sure to appreciate the place that made people like The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, and the Jackson 5 a success.Detroit is not your typical city by any means. And I think Detroiters prefer it that way. No matter what people say , Detroit is a historical and beautiful city to live in. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DETROIT!!!

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The Detroit Historical Museum is having " Detroit's 308th Birthday Party Detroit" July 26 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Here's your chance to learn more about Detroit. Admission is free and there will be plenty of cake! For more information, visit

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Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Jonas Brothers at The Palace

Attention tween and teen girls!! The pop boy band, the Jonas Brothers are lighting up the stage of The Palace of Auburn Hills July 26 7p.m. Former American idol winner, Jordin Sparks will appear as the opening act. Tickets are $89.50, $69.50, $49.50 and $29.50 reserved. For more information, call (248)377-0100 or visit
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Arab and Chaldean Festival

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Celebrate the culture and feast on the delicious cuisine of the Arab and Chaldean community. This year marks the 38th anniversary of the event which is the largest Arab and Chaldean festival in North Amercia. The Arab and Chaldean Festival will be full of food, art, and music to enjoy.A children's fair and fashions how are among the numerous activities that will be take place at the festival.The event is from 12:00p.m.-12:00a.m July 25-26 at the Hart Plaza and is free. For more information, call (248)960-9956 or visit
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Heads of State Featuring Bobby Brown,Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant

Heads of State Featuring Bobby Brown,Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant
Couldn't get enough of "Sensitivity"? Did you play "Don't be cruel" over and over again? Well then this is the event for you. Reminisce and jam out to the trio of voices that made up half of the hit R&B group, New Edition . Bobby Brown,Johnny Gill & Ralph Tresvant will take the stage at Chene Park July 24th at 8:00p.m. Pavillion seating is $37 and lawn seating is $22. For more information, visit
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Monday, July 20, 2009

Burgh Gazebo Concert Series

City of Southfield
The city of Southfield has an event perfect for the summer and whole family.The Burgh Gazebo Concerts will continue with Creole Kitchen Jazz Band from 7 - 8:30 p.m. at the Burgh Historical Park located at the northeast corner of Civic Center Drive and Berg Road (one block east of Telegraph). Bring family, friends, and neighbors to enjoy this free summer event. The concerts series is every Wednesday and last through August 12 . Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase beginning at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Southfield Parks & Recreation at (248) 796-4620 and visit

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

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Bring the family out for a fun, free day at the zoo. The Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit will perform “Zoo Medleys” and “Agent OOPaw: The Return of the Seal” on several weekends throughout the summer at the Detroit Zoo. “Zoo Medleys” are songs about the animals of the Detroit Zoo. The 30-minute performances will take place in the Main Picnic Grove at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on July 18 and 19, August 15, 16, 29 and 30 and September 5, 6 and 7. For more information, visit
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BEYONCE'S 'I Am' tour

Don’t miss out on one of the hottest concerts of the summer. Beyonce returns to The Palace with her ‘I Am…’ Tour July 18th at 7:30 p.m. Special guests RICHGIRL will appear, as well. Tickets are $110.75, $89.75, $59.75 and $20.75 reserved. Doors open at 6p.m. For more information, visit
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Sunday, July 12, 2009


BLACKsummernight by Maxwell

After 8 years, Maxwell returns with his soulful and beautiful new album, BLACKsummernight. The first single, Pretty Wings is light, laid back, and classic Maxwell. The album is available everywhere music is sold.
1. Bad Habits
2. Cold
3. Pretty Wings
4. Help Somebody
5. Stop the World
6. Love You
7. Fistful of Tears
8. Playing Possum
9. Phoenix Rise
Best Buy $12.99, $9.99 iTunes

Dancing with the Devil by Mark Curry

Rapper and former Bad Boy label artist, Mark Curry doesn't hold back on in his book "Dancing with the Devil" in which he fully discusses evrythign that went on behind the scenes of the label and the music industury.

Remember the obscure yet comical Borat? Well he's nothing compare to Bruno. Sacha Baron Cohen returns with another out memorable ,comical character named Bruno. Bruno is fahsio reporter that's sure to keep you laughing. The Bruno film is in theaters now.

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Friday, July 10, 2009

Michigan Makes Movie Expo

Are you into film? Wanna know more about the film industry?
CBS Radio Detroit is hosting the July“Michigan Makes Movies Expo” July12, 2009 at the Rock Financial Showplace from 10a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will include an expo portion where guests can meet and receive information from a variety of people and companies within the Michigan film industry. Over 30 different breakout sessions will be available for guests throughout the day's event.
Topics will include cover acting, cinematography, TV production, film production, video gaming, post-production editing, special effects, script writing, and more. You can even receive acting lessons from working Hollywood character actor David Dean Bottrell. Tickets are $25 at the door or $20if purchased each in advance at

*You must be at least 16 of age to attend this event.*
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

An evening of country with Brad Paisley and guests!

Spend your evening with great country music in the summer breeze.Brad Paisley will perform at DTE Energy Music Theatre July 10, 2009 at 7:30p.m. Guests also include Dierks Bentley and Jimmy Wayne . Tickets are $56.50 for the pavilion and $32.50 for the lawn. Lawn four-packs at $99. For more information, visit
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Monday, July 6, 2009

Michael Jackson Memorial

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Jackson's legacy and persona was larger than life so it only seems fitting that he's remembered and honored in the same manner. The winners have been chosen for the seats and the stage has been set for Michael Jackson's large memorial to take place on Tuesday, July 7th at Staples Center.The Jackson family announced that guests of the grand memorial will include Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Usher, Lionel Richie, Kobe Bryant, Jennifer Hudson, John Mayer and Martin Luther King III. CNN is one of the many television networks that will provide full coverage of the event at 1p.m. Charles H. Wright of African American History will also be showing the memorial on a first come, first serve basis for free. The Detroit Free Press will also be providing live streaming coverage of the memorial.
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70's Soul Jam at DTE

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Enjoy the classic soul and rhythm of the 70’s Soul Jam at DTE Energy Music Theatre. The musical event is July 12 at 7:30p.m.. Doors open at 6p.m. Music from The Stylistics and The Manhattans will be featured. Tickets are $10 on the lawn and $35.50 for the pavilion For more information, visit
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Saturday, July 4, 2009

Celebrating the 4th


Be safe and have fun

Thursday, July 2, 2009

COMERICA Cityfest 2009

Comercia Cityfest 2009 marks its 21st year and is from Wednesday, July 1 – Sunday, July 5. The large neighborhood festival will feature delicious food from a mixture of restaurants and a various musical acts that’s sure to keep guests entertained. Comerica Cityfest is from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, and 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.Admission to Comerica Cityfest is free. “Taste” tickets are $10 for 16 tickets. For more information, visit
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