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The Not-So-‘Unsung’ Life of Stephanie Mills

Few artists can claim a career so storied as singer Stephanie Mills. Although she doesn’t claim the label, Mills is by all accounts an rhythm and blues legend. Her career has taken the Brooklyn-based artist from a role as the original Dorothy in the Broadway production of "The Wiz," to a whopping five No. 1 R&B hits between 1986 and 1989 like "Home," "I Feel Good All Over" and "I have Learned to Respect the Power of Love."

By |2020-01-22T16:38:34-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Deep Inside Hollywood

  By Romeo San Vicente Jake Gyllenhaal invites you to the 'Fun Home' This is not a drill: "Fun Home" is going to be a movie. The autobiographical, bittersweet musical about a young lesbian’s coming-of-age [...]

By |2020-01-22T16:27:06-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Jax Anderson at El Club Feb. 8

Previously known as Flint Eastwood, Jax Anderson is a Detroit-based alt-pop artist who has built up an international fanbase championing "authenticity in a world filled with fake news" and empathy. Famous for hits like "Queen," [...]

By |2020-01-22T16:23:24-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Entertainment, Features|

Reading About Love

The romance genre is a billion dollar plus industry and it’s finally starting to look like there’s a little something for everyone. That includes new adult — post high school/early college protagonists — more mature adults and second chance love stories, LGBTQIA relationships and protagonists who are people of color.

By |2020-01-22T16:21:37-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Canes, Walkers and Rehabilitations

My brand-name watch battery quit after six years of service. I replaced it last week for another six years of second-by-second, hour-by-hour, day-by-day, month-by-month timeline reassurance. It occurs to me that the battery replacement is [...]

By |2020-01-22T16:19:18-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Opinions, Parting Glances|

Childhood Sexual Abuse: The Silent Shame

This past year in my practice, I began to see both male and female clients who presented with a past history of child sexual abuse. Unfortunately, the statistics prove that someone misusing alcohol or other drugs most likely has some form of child abuse in their past as well. Add that this person identifies with the LGBTQ community, and the numbers change dramatically.

By |2020-01-22T16:18:14-05:00January 22nd, 2020|Opinions, Viewpoints|

Debate Shows Buttigieg Hanging On

Political observers gave U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren high marks in Tuesday night’s debate — the last debate before the first voting that will happen before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses. She adeptly deflected a question [...]

By |2020-01-15T16:14:39-05:00January 15th, 2020|National, News|

Deep Inside Hollywood

  By Romeo San Vicente It’s time for more 'Shrill'! First you need Hulu. Then you need to catch up on "Shrill," the wonderfully hilarious sitcom based on essayist Lindy West’s book of the same [...]

By |2020-01-07T16:38:56-05:00January 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Brooks Brewing Euchre Night

A regular set of Euchre tournaments for players of all levels, Brooks Brewing South is joining together Metro Detroit's Euchre community with its regular Euchre Night. The next event is scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 12, [...]

By |2020-01-07T16:30:25-05:00January 7th, 2020|Ferndale, Neighborhoods|

Royal Oak Toy Show Jan. 18

Visit the Royal Oak Farmer's Market for a peek at vintage toys from collectors around Metro Detroit and beyond. Attendees can bring toys to sell, buy toys or simply take time to excite their nostalgia. [...]

By |2020-01-07T16:28:20-05:00January 7th, 2020|Neighborhoods, Royal Oak|