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New ideas and forward-thinking actions are all part of the arts in the D. Visual artists, including painters, sculptors, designers, architects; and musicians working in nearly every genre (or sub-genre) under the sun and moon are here doing their funky thing.

All provide the foundation for multiple healthy scenes. Much of what we do here is recognized on a global scale. And sometimes the world comes to us. Just tap that cute girl or guy on the shoulder at Hamtramck's Public Pool next time you're there and ask if they're speaking Danish or Dutch. It was Danish last time we did that. The arts are happening in Detroit, and they stay hot year round.

Arts Features

ROBOCOP! The Musical

"RoboCop! The Musical" to take Delta City (aka Detroit) by storm on Feb. 19

It's a matter of debate as to whether Detroit is ready for a public monument to RoboCop, but we can all agree that the city needs "RoboCop! The Musical," which begins a nine show run at the City Theatre on Feb. 19.

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Remembering 'Color Cubes,' downtown Detroit's lost public art landmark

Last Spring, an iconic piece of public art in downtown Detroit was painted over to make room for a temporary 7-11 ad. The sudden loss lead Matthew Piper to dig deep into the history of "Color Cubes" by David Rubello, which is gone but not forgotten.

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Detroit SOUP to celebrate fifth anniversary with party and fundraiser at Ford Field

Since 2010, Detroit SOUP has hosted 90 dinners and awarded over $85,000 to Detroiters with ideas to improve their communities. On Feb. 15, SOUP celebrates its fifth anniversary with a party and fundraiser at Ford Field.

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'More than just a place for a party,' Berliner Dimitri Hegemann sees Detroit as place for new ideas

"I see the club as more than just a place for a party. I want the music to stimulate discussion and new ideas," says Hegemann, who was recently in Detroit to discuss the potential of bringing new cultural spaces to the city.

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Detroit's first family of the arts: Dell and Sharon Pryor

Tulani Rose and the Dell Pryor Gallery are anchors of the corner of Willis Street and Cass Avenue in Midtown. These institutions are the creations of the mother-daughter team of Dell and Sharon Pryor, Detroit's first family of the arts.
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Stories from the new economy: the Detroit Creative Corridor Center

The Detroit Creative Corridor Center's Creative Venture Program helps creative entrepreneurs launch their businesses in Detroit. Our partner, the New Economy Initiative, kicks off a series exploring Detroit's new economy by taking a deeper look at the program.
 
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