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The Ypsilanti mystery pooper saga continues

April 18, 2014
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The Ypsilanti mystery pooper saga continues

Ypsilanti police are still searching for the person dubbed the “mystery pooper.” Someone has been, as the Associated Press politely puts it today, “soiling slides at an Ypislanti playground over the last six months.” So, of course, someone purchased an electronic billboard along I-94 near Huron St. at exit 183 that delivers multiple calls for action:...
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City Slang: DJ AvA, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp preview Movement at Urban Bean Co.

April 18, 2014
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City Slang: DJ AvA, Chuck Flask & Keith Kemp preview Movement at Urban Bean Co.

It’s a really, very cool idea. Paxahau, the good people behind the Movement Electronic Music Festival, are hosting a series of warm-up events, or previews, to the big festival which takes place Memorial Day weekend. On Thursday evening, Movement moved into the Urban Coffee Bean on Grand River in Detroit. While Dj AvA and...
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Here is why landlords could do well in Wayne County

April 17, 2014
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Here is why landlords could do well in Wayne County

CNN has a message to all prospective landlords: Head to Wayne County! Occupancy and rental rates are increasing, the report says, creating an opportunity for serious returns on investments. In fact, after comparing the median sales price of homes to average monthly rents in nearly 1,600 counties, RealtyTrac found that Detroit’s Wayne County offers...
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The Record Store Day Guide for metro Detroit

April 17, 2014
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This Saturday, audiophiles across the world will venture out to their favorite independent record stores in search of limited releases that quickly become collectors items. The third Saturday of April marks the fairly new international holiday Record Store Day. There are certainly dos and don’ts to know for RSD — like where to shop, and how to...
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City Slang: DEMF 2014 canceled

April 17, 2014
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City Slang: DEMF 2014 canceled

The Detroit Electronic Music Festival, which was supposed to be making a triumphant return this year, has been canceled. A statement on the website says that the festival will be back in 2015. Back in November, Ford Field hosted an announcement party for DEMF, where it was revealed that a new DEMF festival would...
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Metro Times wins heavy at the SPJ Awards

April 17, 2014
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Metro Times wins heavy at the SPJ Awards

Despite a turbulent 2013 which saw Metro Times change owners, move buildings and change editors twice, we picked up eight awards at the Society of Professional Journalists Awards on Wednesday night. The big winner was Robert Nixon, design manager, who picked up a first place for “Feature Page Design (Class A)” for our Josh...
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