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  • Detroit Tigers Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt to honor Mark “The Bird” Fidrych

    Coming up on August 16, former Detroit Tigers greats Dave Rozema and Ike Blessitt will team up with the Navin Field Grounds Crew and Metro Times‘ own Dave Mesrey to honor legend Mark “The Bird” Fidrych. The festivities, known as the annual “Bird Bash,” will be held at the infamous Nemo’s Bar & Grill, and will benefit The Bird’s favorite charity, the Wertz Warriors, and also the Mark Fidrych Foundation. For more information, check out their website or Facebook page.

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  • First Little League game at Navin Field today

    Today Navin Field (the Old Tiger Stadium) hosts its first Little League game on a new field made just to host the youngsters! Here’s a photo of the game happening right now, courtesy Tom Derry and Metro Times‘ copy editor extraordinaire, Dave Mesrey: Stop by the site (corner of Michigan and Trumbull) today to watch history in the making!

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  • Twerk du Soleil shakes up Detroit

    Former American Idol contestant Vonzell Solomon weighs in on twerking, natural hair & CEO status. In 2005, recording artist Vonzell “Baby V” Solomon embarked on a journey that changed her life. At the age of 20, Vonzell made it to the top three on American Idol before she was eliminated. But that was not the beginning nor the end of her journey to stardom. Vonzell is one of more than two dozen artists on tour with YouTube sensation Todrick Hall, who is a former Idol contestant as well. Todrick gained notoriety for his fast food drive-thru songs and also for producing parody videos  —  based on popular Broadway musicals and songs. His tour, uniquely entitled Twerk Du Soleil (translation: twerk of the sun), is a combination of his popular YouTube spoofs. Both Vonzell and her ratchet alter ego,Boonquisha Jenkins, made an appearance in Twerk Du Soleil,which stopped in Detroit July 23 at Saint Andrews Hall. Boonquisha opened the show by facilitating a twerking competition among the audience. Next, Vonzell made a reappearance singing a fan favorite – Whitney Houston’s “I Have Nothing.” Later, Boonquisha came on stage screaming “It’s so cold in the D! You gotta be from the D to […]

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  • Poll shows Bob Ficano behind in Wayne County Executive race

    If a poll released this week is any indication of how the August 5 primary election will turn out, current Wayne County Executive Bob Ficano has reason to worry, Fox 2 reports. Ficano, who’s seeking a third term, polled in fourth place — behind former Detroit Police Chief Warren Evans, Westland Mayor Bill Wild and Wayne County Commissioner Phil Cavanaugh, according to Fox 2. The poll by Strategic Solutions LLC, showed 6.7 percent of respondents said they’d vote for Ficano, which isn’t so bad: He finished ahead of County Commissioner Kevin McNamara (who came in at No. 6) and someone literally described as “a candidate not named here” (who polled at No. 5.) If you’re planning to head to the polls — which you should! — and need some input on the candidates and ballot proposals, you can read for our election coverage in this week’s Metro Times.

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  • A Mad Decent Mixtape

    Mad Decent Block Party will roll through town on Saturday, August 16, bringing to town artists like Dillon Francis, Diplo, Flosstradamus, RiFF RAFF, Keys N Krates, and Zeds Dead. Thugli, a Canadian duo, will perform on the Toronto leg of the tour and they put together a 45 minute mix that features songs by some of the tour’s featured artists as well as a host of others.  Listen to it here. 

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  • Tangent Gallery to host Breaking Borders

    Detroit’s Tangent Gallery will host a special event this Saturday, July 26 in hopes of raising money for the local faction of an international nonprofit, Burners without Borders Detroit. Breaking Borders is a one-evening-only event that will feature live music, performance, and art. Satori Circus will perform along with spoken word artist ZakAndWhatArmy. Music by Tartanic, Dixon’s Violin, and Servitor. Fire dancers, hoop performers, and acrobats will provide a certain mysticism to the ambiance as old Victorian steampunk and tribal art is shown in the main gallery. There will also be a runway fashion show and the evening will end with a dubstep rave featuring DJ Forcefeed and Dotty. Truly, there’s something for everyone. Perhaps more importantly, there will be a full service bar. The event is open to those 18 and older and IDs will be checked at the door. Admission is $25 at the door, or $20 with the donation of a canned good. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the party goes until 2 a.m. A 20 percent commission will be taken from all art sold at this event and donated to Burners without Borders. The Tangent Gallery is located at 715 Milwaukee Ave., Detroit; 313-873-2955; tangentgallery.com.

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8 ways to pamper yourself in Detroit.

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Angelic Soaps ($4.75)
Michigan Artisans
1400 E. Fisher Fwy., Detroit
810-449-6665; angelicsoapsandgifts.com

Available in 37 aromatic — sometimes delectable — varieties from herbal bath and body company Angelic Soaps and Gifts, these soap bars offer a great way to unwind after a long work day. They’re sold in intriguing scents such as Green Tea, Oatmeal Honey, Tuscan Herb, Shea Butter, Coconut Lime Verbena, and more. Artisan soap fanatics can also sign up for the Soap of the Month club.

Fourteen East
15 E. Kirby St., Detroit
313-871-0500; 14eastcafe.com

The French macaron is the pretty pastry people have been raving about for the past few years, from passionate Instagram lovin’ to numerous blogs that meticulously describe the characteristics of the perfect macaron. Among this coveted treat, Fourteen East Café in the heart of Midtown offers multiple trendy foods and drinks that will make you melt like the chocolate truffles in their hot chocolate.

Herbal SereniTea ($5-$12)
248-842-5462; herbalserenitea.com

Herbal SereniTea offers a certified organic loose-leaf option to those with a preference for teas that are both carefully selected and fragrant. They feature flavors like Lavender Berry Mint Black Tea and Abundance Green Tea. There’s also a unique “Create a Blend” option that lets you use your imagination, choosing from a list of nearly 30 dried herbs, fruits, flowers, and teas to invent your own blend.

Tantra Spa
23059 Woodward Ave., Ferndale
248-582-6872; tantra-spa.com

Known for its clean, calming and private atmosphere, Tantra Spa emphasizes the importance of sensory stimulation by use of herbal teas, natural aromas, and color tapestries to set a stylishly bohemian mood. Fit for any budget, body treatments include aromatherapy, waxing, skin conditioning, and even basalt stone pedicures. It seems like torture to not test out the waters of aromatic tranquility. 

Beard Balm ($16)
Emerald, 15 E. Kirby St., Detroit
313-451-3653

This one’s just for the beard enthusiasts, regardless of gender. Chin moss is a status symbol, and meticulous facial hair grooming has become a way of saying “I’m better than you.” Beard Balm is handcrafted in Detroit with all-natural ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, and “a dash of ponydust” (not actually from ponies). Simply put, it’s a leave-in conditioner for hungry beards at every growth stage, reducing split ends so your face forest can grow strong.

TokyoMilk Lip Elixir ($7)
The Peacock Room, 15 E. Kirby St., Detroit
313-559-5500; tokyomilk.com

Cracked lips are the inevitable consequence of lips battered by subzero winds, but thanks to the Peacock Room’s own supply of TokyoMilk lip balms, Detroiters can keep smooth, wonderfully fragrant lips while braving negative temperatures. Made with bee balm, jasmine, and vitamin E, these lip balms come in enticing flavors such as Cherry Bourbon, Clove Cigarette, Absinthe and Smoke Salt. Like wine or perfume, each different fragrance is accompanied by a descriptive list of flavor tones that seduce the senses.

Over Rocks Whiskey Stones($18)
Detroit Mercantile Co.
3434 Russell St., Detroit
313-831-9000; detroitmercantile.com

Whiskey stones have ignited a serious debate among whiskey drinkers everywhere. Are they better or worse than ice cubes? Whether you take it “neat,” with a splash of water, or between bites of chocolate, it’s worth it for every whiskey drinker to see if they like stones. Over Rocks Whiskey Stones are crafted from local Michigan soapstone, and even if you hate them, these one-of-a-kind cubes convert into a great conversation piece. Why not settle the debate once and for all with this beautiful, local set?

Brunch at the Whitney
($39 per person)
Sundays 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
313-832-5700; thewhitney.com

Residing in one of Detroit’s historical mansions, The Whitney is a prime destination for a fine quality meal set in a beautiful, historic atmosphere. Built in 1894, the home is now one of Detroit’s main attractions for fine dining, and sometimes you just need to read the morning paper over an exquisite buffet meal. Vegetarian friendly, the menu boasts endless mimosas, a seafood bar, carving station, chicken and waffle bar, pastry station, and hot and cold bars stocked with traditional breakfast foods. 

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