Car Craftsman

By | 2019-10-16T16:52:18-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

In his work as senior creative designer at General Motors Industrial Design, Christopher J. Webb draws on a childhood fascination for the engineering and elegance of automobiles.

Inside China Automotive Conference Nov. 19

By | 2019-10-16T16:49:28-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

According to export.gov, China continues to "be the world’s largest vehicle market with the Chinese government expecting that automobile output will reach 30 million units by 2020 and 35 million by 2025." With that kind of projected growth, it's imperative that those involved in Michigan's automotive industry understand how that will impact not only China's industry but U.S. production.

Haunting at the Hackett Auto Museum

By | 2019-10-16T16:43:25-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

It's undeniable that Michigan's main claim to fame is its century-old automotive industry. And with a variety of car models once produced across many of the state's cities, each holds its own unique car history. [...]

SheHive Workplace Building Workshop

By | 2019-10-16T16:42:26-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

Creating a cooperative workplace is often a simple task but sometimes, for a variety of reasons, even well-meaning co-workers can get on each others' nerves — especially when in a manager-subordinate position. Ferndale's SheHive is an organization that works to connect women of all professions and is hosting a workshop series titled Like a Boss: Building Workplaces that Don't Suck from October to December on the first and third Thursday of each month. The event will focus on female managers in often male-dominated fields like the automotive industry and IT.

20th Anniversary Global Automotive Summit

By | 2019-10-16T16:41:26-04:00 October 16th, 2019|Automotive, Guides|

For the past 20 years the PUSH/CEF Automotive Summit has discussed diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry for people of color. Held at the MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit on Thursday, Oct. 31, through Friday, Nov. 1, this year's theme is "Expanding the African-American Opportunity Pipeline."

The Sound of Love

By | 2019-10-09T18:03:56-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

The Bluewater Kings Band, one of the most popular wedding bands in the Midwest, will return for the fifth time to the Ultimate LGBTQ Wedding, Home & Life Expo on Sunday, Oct. 13. While the band is fully customizable – from three to 14 pieces – it will be a quartet who will perform at the expo.

BTL’s 2019 Wedding, Home & Life Expo Venue Highlight: The Henry, Autograph Collection

By | 2019-10-09T18:03:59-04:00 October 9th, 2019|Guides, Marriage, Wedding|

From the moment that wedding planning starts, securing the perfect venue should be at the top of the list. In fact, finding the location of the ceremony and reception is so important that in the Brides.com "Ultimate Wedding-Planning Checklist and Timeline" it's ranked as something that should be secured at least a year in advance.

Courteous Home Service

By | 2019-09-19T13:06:28-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Guides, Home|

Whether settling down to start a family, putting down roots in a great location or simply expanding one's space, home ownership can be a thrilling part of anyone's life regardless of their reasons. However, it's an unfortunate reality that LGBTQ people often must take extra care to ensure that the place in which they choose to settle down is affirming of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Lesbian-Owned Ann Arbor Real Estate Investment Company Blends Tech With Tradition

By | 2019-09-18T15:28:50-04:00 September 18th, 2019|Guides, Home|

Though real estate can make for a great investment, it's not always easy to start building a robust portfolio. Like many other real estate investment firms, Jeddo Corp seeks to help clients develop one, however, its methodology is unique: artificial intelligence. A wife and wife team based out of both Ann Arbor and the San Francisco Bay Area, Nada and Sabra Djomehri saw an opportunity for their business to blend both of their specialties.

Accidentally Perfect

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

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."

PCAC is Calling All LGBTQ Artists

By | 2019-09-04T16:15:49-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Though it's arguable that June is the most significant month for the LGBTQ community, it's not uncommon for Pride celebrations to extend throughout the summer and beyond. The Pontiac Creative Arts Center is certainly extending Southeast Michigan's Pride season this year with the Oct. 12 debut of its "Kaleidoscope of Expression" exhibition.

Cleopatra Boy

By | 2019-09-04T16:14:01-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

"Cleopatra Boy" is an original play that uses the history of Cleopatra combined with music, choreography, bold design and spoken word to illustrate how women, people of color and LGBTQ individuals in positions of power risk losing control of their own images against the dominance of white patriarchy, resulting in false narratives and misrepresentations.

Michael Feinstein and Storm Large

By | 2019-09-04T16:07:47-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Five-time Grammy Award-nominated pianist and vocalist Michael Feinstein joins forces with Pink Martini’s Storm Large to reimagine standards and modern classics that are chilled, shaken and stirred into an unforgettable evening of music.

Dionne Warwick

By | 2019-09-04T16:06:04-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

At 78 Dionne Warwick has had 56 singles reach the Billboard Hot 100 between 1962 and 1998 and has built a reputation as one of the most successful female vocalists of all time. Warwick, born Marie Dionne Warrick, started out singing gospel in her family group the Drinkard Singers with her aunt, legendary singer and backing vocalist Cissy Houston.

Patti LaBelle

By | 2019-09-04T16:05:21-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

These days Patti LaBelle is perhaps most famous for those delicious sweet potato pies she sells at Walmart. But the soul music legend has been singing for the masses for more than 50 years, first as frontwoman for the group Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles, then the funk ensemble LaBelle and since 1976 as a solo artist.

David Sedaris

By | 2019-09-04T16:02:33-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

David Sedaris has become one of America’s best-known humor writers. The great skill with which he uses his satire and sardonic wit to slice through cultural euphemisms and political correctness only underlines his skill. Coming this October, the famed author will be coming to Detroit's Fisher Theatre.

RuPaul’s Drag Race Werq the World Tour

By | 2019-09-04T16:01:38-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

When it first debuted on Logo in 2009, "RuPaul’s Drag Race" was a pretty low-budget novelty. At the end of the first season, winner BeBe Zahara Benet received a grand prize of $25,000 and was crowned America’s Next Drag Superstar. But like RuPaul himself, the show persisted. Production quality improved, prizes got better and by season four, the winner Sharon Needles took home a prize of $100,000, which remains the amount winners receive to this day.

Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin

By | 2019-09-04T16:00:36-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. Fox Theatre 313presents.com Billed as “A Fun Conversation with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin,” the Hollywood legends and stars of the Netflix series "Grace & Frankie" will amuse and entertain [...]

Carrie Underwood

By | 2019-09-04T15:59:46-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Thursday, Oct. 31, 7 p.m. Little Caesars Arena 313presents.com Country sweetheart Carrie Underwood is bringing her Cry Pretty Tour to Detroit this October on Halloween. Way back in 2005, Underwood wowed audiences of "American Idol" [...]

John Cameron Mitchell

By | 2019-09-04T15:58:51-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

The Origin of Love Tour Saturday, Nov. 2, 8 p.m. Hill Auditorium http://ums.org You know him as Hedwig from "Hedwig and the Angry Inch." John Cameron Mitchell co-wrote the play, which debuted in 1998 and [...]

Celine Dion

By | 2019-09-04T15:57:56-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Little Caesars Arena 313presents.com Oh, Canada! We have many things to thank you for but chief among them – or at least high on the list – must be Celine [...]

Hello, Dolly!

By | 2019-09-04T15:56:59-04:00 September 4th, 2019|Applause, Guides|

Nov. 19 – Dec. 1 Fisher Theatre broaadwayindetroit.com "Hello, Dolly!" won no less than four Tony Awards in 2017 including Best Musical Revival. The history of "Hello, Dolly!" is rich and dates back to 1964, [...]

Marvel and DC Unite

By | 2019-06-14T13:39:58-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Guides, Wedding|

Marvel and DC Comics crossovers have happened before but Captain Marvel and Wonder Woman getting engaged is certainly new. However, that's exactly what happened at Motor City Comic-Con in May when Ashley VanSickle, in full Captain Marvel gear, got down on one knee and proposed to her Wonder Woman, Deanna Mascia.

Michigan Pride March June 15

By | 2019-06-12T16:05:37-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Guides, Pride Guide|

Michigan Pride March June 15 The Michigan Pride March is an intentionally political event that serves to honor all the statewide Pride events across Michigan and then finishes off with an all-ages parade, rally and [...]

Flint Pride Festival June 22

By | 2019-06-12T16:06:58-04:00 June 12th, 2019|Guides, Pride Guide|

What started out with just 150 attendees its first year has grown to attract thousands. Returning for its ninth year is the Flint Pride Festival. The event will take place at Flint's Riverbank Park for [...]

Motor City Bears Host LGBTQ Charity Car Wash June 8

By | 2019-06-05T15:20:16-04:00 June 5th, 2019|Ferndale, Guides, Neighborhoods, Pride Guide|

LGBTQ bear culture has long been about body positivity said Motor City Bear Rob Pearce — a member of the male-specific social club for bears and their admirers. That's why, when the opportunity arose to combine that concept with a charitable event, the group jumped at the chance and start the Motor City Bears Speedo Car Wash, this year held on Saturday, June 8, at the Level One bank on Woodward Ave. in Ferndale.

Blossoming Artists Gallery Relaunches in Midtown

By | 2019-05-15T16:56:23-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Guides, Wedding|

One of Detroit's most prized neighborhoods has gained a new addition to its gallery district with the relaunch of Blossoming Artists Gallery in Midtown. Located on Third Street and Willis, the space previously featured high-end pieces by major artists. In its new form, Blossoming Artists features the work of up-and-coming artists from Detroit, New York and abroad.

First Ever Royal Oak Family Pride to Take Place June 12

By | 2019-05-15T16:54:44-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Entertainment, Features, Guides, Pride Guide|

The first ever Royal Oak Family Pride will take place at the June Food Truck Rally at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market on June 12. The event, which will feature a full schedule of fun and family friendly activities including drag queen story time, a dog fashion show, face painting, a bounce house, photo booth, a performance by the Sing Out Detroit Choir and more, was the brainchild of Royal Oak resident David Mates Knapp.

Trans, Religious, Thriving

By | 2019-05-15T14:02:56-04:00 May 15th, 2019|Michigan, News, Worship|

As a faith leader, the Rev. Kate Malin, Rector of Christ's Church in Rye, New York, wears a variety of hats: teacher, theologian, preacher. She is used to giving informed guidance to her parishioners and [...]