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  • 48 to film — behind the scenes at the 48 Hour Film Project

    By Amanda Mooney There’s a lot that goes into producing a film, and unless you are a filmmaker you really have no idea. Writing, casting, finding a location, shooting, and editing; each step of the process can take days, months, and sometimes years to complete. Can you imagine doing it ALL in just 48 hours? The 48 Hour Film Project is an annual competition that takes place all over the world in various cities. According to Mike Madigan, head of the Detroit 48 Hour chapter, the city is one of the largest participating in terms of the number of teams. The competing teams go in blind as to what kind of film they will be producing, with no creative planning beyond getting a cast and crew together, Madigan explained. “They pick a genre out of a hat, and they get a line, a prop, and a character. And they have to incorporate that within a short film, that’s usually between 4 to 7 minutes long. And they have the timeframe of doing it all within 48 hours,” said Madigan, “So all the creative process of it all has to happen within that 48 hour–writing a script, putting it together, editing–to […]

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  • Passalacqua debut dark new project ‘Church: Revival’ at new Hamtramck performance space

    Church: Revival is the new project by local rap duo Passalacqua (aka Bryan Lackner and Brent Smith), but it’s more than just a new Passalacqua release. The rappers teamed up with siblings Jax Anderson (frontwoman of rockers Flint Eastwood) and Seth Anderson, who together form the songwriting team called Syblyng (naturally). The result is a cycle of songs that promises to be darker than Passalacqua’s material so far. The project will make a live debut on Saturday, July 26 at a brand new venue space at the Detroit Bus Co.’s building Eight & Sand, and they will premiere the Right Bros.-directed video for the track “Baptism” as well. Other performances include Tunde Olaniran and Open Mike Eagle, and DJ sets by Nothing Elegant, Dante LaSalle, and Charles Trees. We met up the two duos at Eight & Sand to check out the new space and to talk about the project with all parties involved. Metro Times: How long have you been working together? Jax Anderson: Seth and I are constantly writing songs together. We want to push in the direction of becoming songwriters more frequently. This is our first project that we took on to co-write everything together. We’re basically just a songwriting entity. We won’t play live that […]

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  • PETA offers to pay overdue water bills for Detroiters willing to go vegan

    #150207742 / gettyimages.com As locals continue to flood Detroit streets to protest the city’s ongoing water debacle, one national organization is hoping to be part of the solution — that is, for a dietary price. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA as the organization is more commonly known, has offered to pay outstanding water bills for 10 Detroiters who are willing to go vegan for one month. “Vegan meals take far less of a toll on the Earth’s resources,” PETA representatives said in a recent press release. “It takes about 2,500 gallons of water to produce just a pound of meat but only about 155 gallons of water to produce a pound of wheat.” PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk adds, “Vegan meals are also a cost-effective way to help prevent health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart conditions, the last thing that someone who is struggling financially needs to deal with.” Folks interested in participating are asked to send a copy of their most recent overdue water bill and their written pledge to go vegan for one month to PETA Attn: Detroit Water at 501 Front St., Norfolk, VA 23510 before Aug. 1.

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  • Dinner Club Does Brunch

    Sure, The Dinner Club, a regularly occurring pop-up that takes places at the Storefront Gallery  in Ferndale (and other locations, occasionally), usually happens around dinner time, but this Sunday, July 27, there will be a special edition: Brunch Chef Matthew Baldridge, who’s resume includes stints at such Detroit greats as Cliff Bell’s, The Rattlesnake Club, and Seldom Blues, has crafted a menu of French-inspired items that employ locally procured ingredients. Brunch includes four courses where guests will be treated to such delights as cocoa, cinnamon, chili-spiced creamy grits with pickled strawberries, cocoa puffs and strawberry-infused syrup, a smoked gouda potato gallette with Faygo Root Beer braised pork belly, quail egg and Faygo Root Beer syrup, banana marscapone-filled French toast with fresh raspberries, whipped cream and balsamic syrup, and champagne-soaked strawberries. It is also important to note that brunch is BYOChampagne. Baldridge, along with The Storefront Gallery’s Derek John and Lilacpop Studio owner and artist Janna Coumoundouros, curate the event that includes an art show, a great playlist, and visuals. Brunch services are at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and last about two hours, only 20 seats are available at each service. The cost is $25 plus a service fee. The Storefront Gallery […]

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  • Jurassic 5 holds onto what’s golden

      By Ashley Zlatopolsky It’s been a little over twenty years since iconic ‘90s alternative hip-hop group Jurassic 5 first formed in Los Angeles’ Good Life club. Widely regarded as a pivotal influence in the decade’s underground hip-hop movement by critics and fans alike, the six-piece crew consisting of two DJs (Cut Chemist and DJ Nu-Mark) and four MCs (Akil, Zaakir, Marc 7 and Chali 2na) were well on their way to becoming one of hip-hop’s greatest and most powerful acts of all time, ranking alongside names such as Public Enemy and N.W.A. with socially-conscious lyrics and smooth beats paired with smart sampling. But in 2004, Cut Chemist left the group to pursue a solo career, and in 2007 Jurassic 5 completely called it quits after nearly 15 years of music. And that was it for the crew until 2013. After almost seven years apart (nine for Cut Chemist), Jurassic 5 reunited and re-emerged stronger than ever before with a new flair, seasoned attitude, and more vibrant energy at Coachella Music Festival, the group’s first show with the original six members since Cut Chemist split. During their performance, Jurassic 5 gave fans a memorable concert revisiting all the classic feel-good tracks […]

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  • Detroit Riverwalk west extension opens from Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks

    Dogs of Detroit have new territory to trot: Yesterday, the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy held a soft opening for a 20-acre westward extension of the Riverwalk. Part of a planned two-mile track of the West Riverwalk, the new span runs from the Riverfront Towers to Rosa Parks Boulevard, says Mark Pasco, director of communications for the conservancy. “It’s going to be great,” Pasco says. “It’s a wide open green space. It’s going to be great for activities.” The endgame for the Riverwalk, Pasco notes, is to extend the walkway from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park, just past the MacArthur Bridge — about a 5.5. mile route. The new westward expansion is wider than most of the walkway, about 30 feet, says Pasco — a decision made by the conservancy to accommodate fisherman that previously frequented the area. “We knew … once it opened up they’d want to fish there again, so we made the Riverwalk itself wider,” Pasco says. The conservancy will hold a grand opening in late September, which will include “food and music and activities,” Pasco says, though no official date has been set.

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The Metro Times Beer Issue

The Metro Times Beer Issue

Feature Story: The Michigan Brewers Guild comes to Riverside Park in Ypsilanti By Metro Times staff 7/23/2014
Meet the women of Michigan brewing

Meet the women of Michigan brewing

Feature Story: Real women of genius By Alysa Offman 7/23/2014
Michigan craft beer by numbers

Michigan craft beer by numbers

Feature Story: What to check before you get wrecked By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
Red Wings owner estimates new arena lifespan to be 48 years

Red Wings owner estimates new arena lifespan to be 48 years

News Analysis: Bold vision for new Detroit arena district, but how long will it be around? By Ryan Felton 7/23/2014
N’Namdi talks ‘psychological gentrification’

N’Namdi talks ‘psychological gentrification’

Face Time: While Detroit sees development it hasn’t seen in years, art gallery owner says it’s important for the city to retain its soul By Lee DeVito 7/23/2014
Wayne County executive election guide

Wayne County executive election guide

News: MT’s Q&A's with the candidates By Ryan Felton 7/23/2014
Detroiters make good neighbors

Detroiters make good neighbors

Stir It Up: We are rising By Larry Gabriel 7/23/2014
Racism on display in bizarre march in Vassar, Mich.

Racism on display in bizarre march in Vassar, Mich.

Politics & Prejudices: The Klan would be proud By Jack Lessenberry 7/23/2014
Notes on Detroit Public Schools

Notes on Detroit Public Schools

Feedback: Weekly reader responses By Metro Times readers 7/23/2014
More than 1,000 people protest Detroit\'s water shutoffs

More than 1,000 people protest Detroit's water shutoffs

News Hits: Plus news on the M-1 Rail, the First Unitarian Church fire, and more By News Hits 7/23/2014
Meet Maci Delaghetto

Meet Maci Delaghetto

City Slang: 'There’s no hate like Detroit hate,' DJ says By Brett Callwood 7/23/2014
Staff picks: Lydia Loveless, Boot Liquor Radio and more

Staff picks: Lydia Loveless, Boot Liquor Radio and more

Music: What we're listening to this week By Metro Times staff 7/23/2014
Record review: Dr. John — Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch

Record review: Dr. John — Ske-Dat-De-Dat: The Spirit of Satch

Now Hear This: Weekly music reviews By Brett Callwood 7/23/2014
Record review: The Ugly Beats — Brand New Day

Record review: The Ugly Beats — Brand New Day

Now Hear This: Weekly music reviews By Brett Callwood 7/23/2014
Science meets art in Kelsey Brookes’ psychedelic paintings

Science meets art in Kelsey Brookes’ psychedelic paintings

Arts: 'Sleep: The Science and the Mystery' comes to the Library Street Collective By Lee DeVito 7/22/2014
Quindell Mitchell’s unlikely path to artistic salvation

Quindell Mitchell’s unlikely path to artistic salvation

Studio Visit: Free at last By Lee DeVito 7/22/2014
Shakespeare in Detroit in New Center Park

Shakespeare in Detroit in New Center Park

Theater: The play’s the thing By Drew Philp 7/15/2014
Jeremy Deputat makes solo hometown debut at Inner State Gallery

Jeremy Deputat makes solo hometown debut at Inner State Gallery

Arts: Straight outta Detroit By Lee DeVito 7/15/2014
Elise McDonough\'s classic pot brownies recipe

Elise McDonough's classic pot brownies recipe

Culture: Get baked By Lee DeVito 7/23/2014
Eastworks Detroit

Eastworks Detroit

Get Up & Goods: You can buy these unique Detroit-made lamps online By Alysa Offman 7/23/2014
Reports from Phish, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pig & Whiskey, and more

Reports from Phish, Neutral Milk Hotel, Pig & Whiskey, and more

DDays: The word on the streets By Miss Shela, Gary Bartle, Alysa Offman, and Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
El Dorado General Store

El Dorado General Store

Get Up & Goods: Southwestern-style rings, old American flags, shoes and clothing abound By Alysa Offman 7/23/2014
Meet Ebony Rutherford, co-owner of Trish\'s Garage

Meet Ebony Rutherford, co-owner of Trish's Garage

All Dolled Up: Detroit street fashion By Miss Shela 7/23/2014
313 years of drinking in Detroit

313 years of drinking in Detroit

Culture: In our town, a drink has always been the coin of the realm By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
The High Times Cannabis Cup returns to Michigan

The High Times Cannabis Cup returns to Michigan

Culture: Yes we cannabis! By Lee DeVito 7/23/2014
Cyber infidelity or harmless online flirtations?

Cyber infidelity or harmless online flirtations?

Savage Love: The boys in the bandwidth By Dan Savage 7/23/2014
A look at Detroit\'s Garden Court Apartments

A look at Detroit's Garden Court Apartments

Still Standing: Albert Kahn-designed building celebrates its 100th birthday next year By Alysa Offman 7/22/2014
Film review: Girl on a Bicycle

Film review: Girl on a Bicycle

Couch Trip: From the guy who brought you 'The Notebook' By Brett Callwood 7/22/2014
Film review: Wish I Was Here

Film review: Wish I Was Here

Watch: Despite a successful crowdsourcing campaign, Zach Braff and friends deliver a perfectly mediocre dramedy. By Jeff Meyers 7/18/2014
Al Jazeera examines FBI undercovers in new doc

Al Jazeera examines FBI undercovers in new doc

Couch Trip: 'Informants' airs on Al Jazeera English’s YouTube channel By Valerie Vande Panne 7/15/2014
Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Watch: Franchise reboot gets it mostly right, delivering sweeping action and deep questions By Jeff Meyers 7/11/2014
Film Review: Hellion

Film Review: Hellion

Watch: Kat Candler’s dark indie stands out before lapsing into cliche By Jeff Meyers 7/7/2014
Motor City Sports Bar

Motor City Sports Bar

Burger Quest: Our ongoing mission to find the 
best burger in Detroit By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
Restaurant review: Tony V’s Tavern

Restaurant review: Tony V’s Tavern

Eat: A classic reborn By Jane Slaughter 7/23/2014
Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

Raise the Bar: This is a serious microbrewery By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
Green Dot Stables owner plans to open Johnny\'s Noodle King

Green Dot Stables owner plans to open Johnny's Noodle King

Eat: Jacques Driscoll has another restaurant on the way By Michael Jackman 7/23/2014
Cass Corridor’s corner café

Cass Corridor’s corner café

Eat: This little gem is clean and comfortable By Valerie Vande Panne 7/23/2014
Rightfully Raw’s Key Lime Pie

Rightfully Raw’s Key Lime Pie

Eat: This treat is made in in Oakland Township, Michigan By Valerie Vande Panne 7/23/2014
Founder’s Brewing Co. All Day IPA Session Ale

Founder’s Brewing Co. All Day IPA Session Ale

Drink Up: This tasty brew should satisfy newcomers to the world of craft beer By Alysa Offman 7/22/2014
Melocoton from Imperial

Melocoton from Imperial

Drink Up: You’ll find this drink this weekend at Pig & Whiskey’s Cocktail Corner By Alysa Offman 7/15/2014
Comet Bar likely to be demolished for new Detroit Red Wings arena

Comet Bar likely to be demolished for new Detroit Red Wings arena

Raise the Bar: Better now to enjoy the cheap drinks at this Cass Corridor watering hole By Ryan Felton 7/15/2014
Horoscopes (July 23 — 29)

Horoscopes (July 23 — 29)

Astrology: Your weekly readings By Cal Garrison 7/22/2014
Horoscopes (July 16 — 22)

Horoscopes (July 16 — 22)

Astrology: Your weekly readings. By Cal Garrison 7/15/2014
Horoscopes (July 9 — 15)

Horoscopes (July 9 — 15)

Astrology: Your weekly readings By Cal Garrison 7/7/2014
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