The last decade has been a tricky time for Detroit. Foreclosure. Political scandal. The auto industry hit a low point, and will not be able to carry the city's economy anymore. Between 2000 and 2010, the city lost 25 percent of its population, but hope renews with college-educated young professionals ages 24-35 living downtown. That demographic has increased by 59 percent in those ten years, according to the 2010 census. The times are certainly changing. Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000-2010, the exhibition which runs from October 16, 2011-April 8, 2012 at the Detroit Institute of Arts, covers all angles of Detroit during the first decade of the new millennium through the cameras of eight photographers. The artists and their styles are as diverse as the city and its culture, with themes bouncing from underground youth culture to failing factories to DIY art and music. 5200 Woodward Ave. 313-833-7900. www.dia.org.
Two things from the get go: First: Your library can be (and always has been) a reliable source of cultural programming that can enrich the community. That can be author talks, it can be craft activities for kids, but it can ALSO engage the local music scene in very interesting ways…What I mean is, the
Ann Arbor based filmmaker’s latest documentary features Michigan musician/horror novelist Scott Allen spent a dozen years in the music scene, primarily with post-punk quartet Thunderbirds Are Now….but now…he’s getting into film. Documentary film, specifically. A Livonia native, Allen moved to Ann Arbor seven years ago to work for Automobile Magazine. While this fatefully aligned
Local musician Rick Coughlin founded Grove Studios in late 2016 with the goal of establishing it as a community space for musicians—by musicians! The Grove team’s idea, with an architectural vision of Breck Crandell, was for a compound of individual artists’ rehearsal spaces comprised of a fleet of shipping containers. Coughlin’s efforts have been aided by the