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Flying kites at a kite pop-up

Community takes flight at the Detroit Kite Festival

The Detroit Kite Festival, a free event on Belle Isle taking place July 16, represents the convergence of engineering, design, global culture, and community, all bound together by the intangible magic of kites.

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Guest column: What Michigan can learn from Bolivia's water crisis

You might wonder why a little country in South America should matter to Michiganders. Valerie Vande Panne went to Bolivia to learn about how citizens asserted control over their water systems, and how Michiganders could do the same. 

Mike Medow, Morgan Willis, and Jenny Lee of Allied Media Projects

Becoming the media: Allied Media Conference celebrates 10 years in Detroit

This year marks an important milestone for Allied Media Conference, a nationally-significant conference that that utilizes media and technology to advance social justice. 10 years ago, AMC relocated to Detroit, a move that ushered in significant changes.

United Sound Systems

Giving United Sound, Detroit's other landmark music studio, its due

It may not have the name recognition of Motown, but the United Sound Systems Recording Studios, the oldest operating independent recording studios in the country, are just as important.

The Alger Theater

What it takes to save a neighborhood theater on Detroit's east side

For the Friends of the Alger Theater, it takes dedicated volunteers, hard work, and, of course, money.
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