Category: Community Written by AJ Williams, Chronicle Web Editor
Celebrities take residence at one of Detroit’s most esteemed high schools, Cass Technical High School this Saturday, November 24, 2012 for a great cause: Charity. The Big Dreams 2012 Celebrity Basketball Fundraiser and Pep Rally registration starts at 11:30 a.m. with the event kick-off at 12 noon.
The list of players includes Brian McKnight, Obie Trice, Detroit Native Ro-Spit, K-Deezy and many more. However there is more to this event than a basketball game, with a focus to uplift our youth, guest speaker, Hosea Chanchez “Malik” from the hit T.V. Show The Game will be providing inspiration to the mix audience of teenagers and young adults. You would think with this kind of line up, it couldn’t get any better. Well, you are wrong.
The days events will be hosted by Raquel Diaz “Rocsi” of 106 and Park and for your entertainment and listening pleasure, Detroit’s R&B Prince, Elijah Connor will be performing on the Main Stage.
Powered by Mo ‘Serious Music, proceeds from the event will go to the Lakeshore Economic Coalition, a non-profit organization whose outreach efforts, benefit community youth through the F.A.S.T track program. A program designed to help youth recognize and put into action their big dreams of becoming an entrepreneur. For more information on Lakeshore Economic Coalition and Big Dreams 2012 visit www.bigdreams2012.com
Last Updated on Friday, 23 November 2012 11:41
Category: Community Written by Amber Bogins
Weekend 10: November 23-25
1.Friday, 11/23 Love Affair Tour at the Masonic Temple at 6pm
Planet Stage Productions presents the Love Affair Tour, featuring Brian McKnight, Mint Condition, Avant and David Hollister. Join us at Detroit’s Masonic Temple on Friday, November 23rd, 2012. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Tickets are available at the Masonic Box Office by calling (313) 638-2724 and all Ticketmaster locations.
2. Sunday, 11/25 Carrie Underwood wsg Hunter Hayes at the Palace of Auburn Hills, 7:30p
Price: $66, $56 and $46 reserved
Go online to http://www.palacenet.com for ticketing information
3. Friday, 11/23 Pistons vs Raptors at the Palace of Auburn Hills, 7:30p
Go online to http://www.palacenet.com for ticketing information
4. Saturday, 11/24, The Who at Joe Louis Arena, 7:30p
Go online to http://www.boxofficedetroit.com for ticketing information
5. Friday, 11/23, TwoSense at the DIA
Pianist Lisa Moore and cellist Ashley Bathgate established their reputations individually as new-music interpreters through their work with the Bang on a Can All Stars. The two have formed TwoSense, a duo devoted to performing the latest works and commissions by contemporary composers and 20th century literature for cello and piano.
Go online to http://www.dia.org for more information
6. Sat. & Sun. 11/24-25 New Bartending - Mixology Classes at Professional Bartending School of America, 10a-7p
Our 40 hour professional mixology course consists of 10, 4-hour lessons. Each lesson is an independent module that can be taken in any order after the first class and orientation. We now offer day, evening and weekend classes to fit any schedule. In addition, we have the option of tailoring a flexible schedule using any combination of day, evening, weekend or special times to fit any student’s situation. Go online to http://www.pbsa.com
7. The Weekend, 11/23-25 Ice Skating at Campus Martius
Go Ice Skating on the Rink where national and Olympic champions have performed.
Go online to http://www.campusmartiuspark.org for more information.
8. The Weekend, 11/23-25 Christmas Wonder Fest at Campus Martius
Holiday Markets will kick off the holiday season in grand style during two of the highest traffic periods annually in downtown Detroit—beginning with the annual Detroit Tree Lighting event weekend on November 16 through 18 and then again during America's Thanksgiving Day parade festivities, November 22-25. Go online for more information www.christmaswonderfest.com
9. The Weekend, 11/23-25, Holiday Cheer Garden at Campus Martius
Whether you are ice skating at the Park, enjoying the six-story Christmas tree or doing your holiday shopping at the unique specialty shops and boutiques, make sure to stay festive and stop by to warm up in the heated Holiday Cheer Garden and enjoy your favorite craft beers, holiday wines, warm winter cocktails, live music, give-aways, activities or catch your favorite sporting events on numerous TVs – plus much, much more! What are the holidays without a little cheer, right? The Holiday Cheer Garden is located at the corner of Woodward Avenue and Cadillac Square in Campus Martius. Go online to http://www.campusmartiuspark.org for more information.
10. Big Dreams 2012: Celebrity Basketball Game – Hosted by Raquel Diaz “Rocsi” of 106 & Park and Guest Speaker: Hosea Chanchez “Malik” of The Game. Sat. Nov. 24, 2012, Registration: 11:30 and Event Time 12 noon. Cass Tech High School, 2501 Second Avenue, Det. Mi 48201. Proceeds to benefit Lakeshore Economic Coalition, Inc. www.bigdreams2012.com
Last Updated on Friday, 23 November 2012 11:14
Category: Community Written by Huffington Post
Before Mike Kelley tragically died in January, the artist was preparing for the last stage of his "Mobile Homestead" project, a cross between an installation and a community center. A meticulous, full-sized replica of his childhood suburban Detroit home was planned to be set up in the middle of the city and open for use; now it will also serve as a legacy of the artist and his complicated relationship with his hometown.
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit, which has been working to bring Kelley's project to life on their grounds, will have more support for the project after this week's announcement that they were awarded a $150,000 Artistic Innovation and Collaboration grant by the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation.
The grant will allow MOCAD to expand programming for the installation, which Kelley envisioned as a place that could hold a diverse group of community events and programs, as well as more "covert" activities in its basement that was originally intended to be private for his use.
"'Mobile Homestead' is a great gift from Mike Kelley to Detroit," Marsha Miro, president of the museum's board, said in May. "As a steward of the project, MOCAD is committed to using the Homestead as Mike wanted, as an ongoing, open-ended work."
Construction has begun on the installation and it is expected to open in May 2013. In an earlier phase of the project, a home on wheels traveled around Detroit and to Kelley's childhood home in Westland. which became a part of documentary films shown at the Whitney Biennial last spring.
The Rauschenberg Foundation's investment in Detroit arts expands beyond MOCAD. Three organizations in the city, part of a group of 20 nationally, were also identified this week for SEED grants of $10,000 annually for three years. The Heidelberg Project, Power House Productions and Allied Media Projects were each recipients of the grants intended to help deserving, small arts organizations operate and expand.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 November 2012 09:00
Category: Community Written by WWJ
ALLEN PARK (WWJ) – Black Friday is still days away, but some people are already in line for those after-Thanksgiving deals.
WWJ’s Sandra McNeill stopped by the Best Buy in Allen Park to talk to some of the bargain hunters.
Hassan Khalaf has been in line since last Thursday along with seven of his friends.
“We’ve made it a tradition to be first in line every year… for about the last six years,” said Khalaf.
He’s pitched his tent right next to the Best Buy front door. “We have, like sleeping bags, heaters inside the tent and then we rotate every once in a while, go home and take showers, grab some food and then everybody comes here at night,” he said. “So we sleep here every night – all of us.”
What are some of the black Friday deals that folks are waiting in line to buy?
“A 40″ TV for $199, a 50″ for $399, and there’s a laptop computerfor $187, for and an X-Box for $199,” Khalaf said.
He said the wait doesn’t matter, this is becoming an annual tradition for friends and he thinks it’s fun. This year Khalaf’s boss put in an order for a 55″ inch TV.
Tents are also set up outside the Best Buy store in Rochester Hills at Rochester and Auburn Roads.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 10:20
Category: Community Written by WWJ
Photo Credit: WWJ/ Florence Walton
DETROIT (WWJ) - Three former Detroit Red Wings players are celebrating Thanksgivingweek by trading in their hockey gear for soup ladles.
Signed autographs were in as much demand as the hot meal as Kris Draper, Kirk Maltby and Chris Osgood on Monday volunteered at the Capuchin Soup Kitchen to serve dozens of guests Monday on Detroit’s east side.
“Now that we’re done playing we’ve had more of a chance to do a lot more stuff like this, so in the past three, four months we’ve done quite a bit of stuff,” an apron-clad Osgood told WWJ Newsradio 950′s Florence Walton. “You know, once you start doing it you see that you can actually make a difference and do some good things — it kinda gets going (and) you enjoy doing it.”
Added Draper, “As soon as we got the call … this was something that I wanted to do right away. … Obviously (I’m) very fortunate to, you know, to play in the NHL and to have the career that I’ve had, and it’s nice to give back.”
Volunteer Roy Hoelscher said celebrity volunteers help lift spirits.
“People really love seeing people they have seen on TV or people they’ve heard about or read about coming by to show they care about the needs, and people that are homeless and in shelters and things like that,” Hoelscher said. “It’s always an uplifting thing.”
Capuchin has been providing free meals and clothing to those in need since 1929.
Last Updated on Monday, 19 November 2012 14:47
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