After Thwarted Kidnapping Plans, Whitmer Calls for Unity

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addressed the State of Michigan after a plan to kidnap her and other Michigan government officials was thwarted by state and federal law enforcement agencies. She started by saying thank you to law enforcement and FBI agents who participated in stopping this [...]

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Accidentally Perfect

Breakups hit hard. Some hit harder than others. For Alyse Vellturo, better-known by fans as pronoun, three years after she broke up with her ex-girlfriend and it's still much of the creative fuel for her first full-length album "i'll show you stronger."

By |2019-09-05T12:48:47-04:00September 4th, 2019|Applause, Entertainment, Features, Guides, Music|

Best Albums of 2018

10. Jussie Smollett, "Sum of My Music"  No way "Empire" star Jussie Smollett was about to let a label – in his case, not just any label but Sony – stifle his musical ambitions. So he [...]

By |2018-12-20T15:30:56-05:00December 13th, 2018|Entertainment, Music|

Hear Me Out: 7 Albums (Britney! Robyn!) That Will Make This Year Suck Less

That Britney album better come quick – preferably before the world combusts from nuclear warfare. On the horizon for the rest of what’s shaping up to be a very gay 2018 outside of Brandi Carlile’s recently released must-hear masterwork? New Robyn, new Kylie, new Troye. If only our current political era was as promising as this year’s albums-release slate.

By |2018-03-07T15:36:53-05:00March 7th, 2018|Entertainment, Music|

The Colorful World of Simon Black

Take a look at his picture, and there’s no getting around it: Detroit native and dance music sensation Simon Black is a little unusual. “I’ve always danced to the beat of my own drum,” Black said. “I used to think that was something bad. But now I don’t.” Black traces his love of music to his formative years in the 1980s. “I was an ‘80s baby and MTV was new,” he said. “The artists that were hot at the time are the ones who inspired me to be who you see today: Madonna, Prince and Michael Jackson.” Madonna, especially, spoke to young Mr. Black.

By |2018-03-02T09:42:09-05:00February 28th, 2018|Michigan, Music, News|

Best Albums of 2017

Donald Trump is still tweeting (oh yeah, and somehow still president). Free internet porn could be a bygone luxury thanks to #RIPNetNeutrality. But hey, music in 2017 didn't suck! Read on for the music that [...]

By |2018-02-01T11:19:32-05:00January 3rd, 2018|Entertainment, Music|