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FilterD Extra: John Cage, Merce Cunningham film screens at CCS

Two of the most innovative 20th century American modernists in music and dance are subjects of 2007 documentary. One time only showing Wednesday is free and open to the public.

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Model D TV: Curl Up & Dye in Midtown

This week, we re-run a popular episode of Model D TV featuring Curl Up & Dye. Owner Jennifer Willemsen talks about what makes her hair and beauty salon a success.


Art of walking: Going the distance in Detroit's inner space

Steve Panton, originally from Nottingham, England, lived in New Zealand before settling in Detroit in the 1990s. He runs the 2739 Edwin art space in his Hamtramck loft, where he exhibited a splendid show called Walking Distance in 2009.


FilterD Extra: We tell you where to go during the next two weeks

We're getting away from it all next week to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, and we expect you will be doing the same. To make up for our absence, we tossed together a little FilterD extra to get us through the rough spots. Hint: go see the Gories (pictured) and everything will be all right. Trust us. We'll see you Nov. 30.    


New visioning strategies hatched via mayor's Detroit Works Project

A series of public forums earlier this fall showed community engagement in passionate action. Mayor Dave Bing's Detroit Works Projects is an ambitious attempt to get city residents and leaders to buy into the city's future. Maureen McDonald reports.


The glamour chase: Haute to Death free-for-all pop art party turns three

Promoter-DJs Ash Nowak and Jon Dones of monthly dance party Haute to Death have been putting a new spin on punk disco and new wave cool since 2007. NoŽlle Lothamer jumped into their Temple -- Temple Bar, that is -- and went on a thrill ride into Detroit's Hauttest party.


Dressed to kill: Girls & Boys of Temple Bar get physical

Model D lensman Marvin Shaouni takes his camera to the hot Haute to Death monthly and comes back with an equally hot photo story featuring Detroit's pretty young things after midnight. This arty dance party is now three years young but doesn't look a day older than instant karma. Enjoy. 


Model D Speaker Series & Rotman Reception

Join Model D on Oct. 13 at the Max M. Fisher Center to learn about innovative new initiatives fueling start-ups in Detroit and beyond. Mahendra Ramsinghani will talk about the First Step Fund, a unique partnership between Invest Detroit, TechTown and Ann Arbor SPARK to provide financing to emerging small businesses in southeast Michigan. We'll also hear from Richard Powers, an expert on entrepreneurial and start-up governance from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

Model D TV: 71 Garfield

Model D TV: 71 Garfield

71 Garfield is one of the coolest rehabbed buildings in Midtown. The live/work spaces are in a newly renovated, green building in the heart of the Sugar Hill District. Check out the before and after shots and look around inside in this video clip.


Hanging in Midtown: Power of flowers goes vertical at Forest Arms rehab

There's no party like a Detroit party. Especially when the people behind it are dedicated to raising the quality of neighborhood life through community action. Read about a special project Team Detroit is up to in high places in the heart of residential Midtown. Walter Wasacz meditates on the meaning of it all.

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City chickens: Marvin Shaouni goes off to the races in Detroit

Bwok right over to this multimedia presentation from Model D photographer Marvin Shaouni. Detroit had its first chicken race recently, and he captured the quirky display of the city's ag side.

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What's the big idea, Detroit? asks the PSFK salon

NYC-based PSFK is all about big ideas for creatives, and they are hosting a salon-style discussion in Detroit on Thursday. Read about it here.

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Detroit transit news: Woodward Light Rail on track to extend from the riverfront to 8 Mile Road

The cards are falling into place to bring light rail all the way down Woodward from downtown Detroit to 8 Mile Road, thanks to a big federal push. If it works as planned, you could be riding the line by 2016.


Model D TV: Detroit City Futbol League takes neighborhood pride to the soccer field

Which neighborhood will reign supreme in the inaugural Detroit City Futbol League championship, the Copa Detroit? We find out this Saturday, July 31, on Belle Isle. Find out more about the league in this week's Model D TV video. Vuvuzelas optional.

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Ask Model D: We've got some answers for your queries

We love when Model D readers ask questions about Detroit. We receive them all the time via email and our Facebook page so, instead of simply answering them directly, we've decided to share our (ahem) collective wisdom to all in an intermittent feature called 'Ask Model D.' This week, development news editor Kelli B. Kavanaugh takes on egg rolls, cheap places to crash and shopping carts.
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