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.
“can’t hold on // I can feel time as it bends…” Just some lyrics from a composition called “Endings” by award-winning jazz vocalist Estar Cohen; and this propulsive image aptly fits for her music career, as each year since her 2015 graduation from the University of Toledo has gotten busier, faster, more exciting. You can
An essential way to craft a resonant piece of music is to unpack the existential pondering, the fleeting but insistent anxieties, the hard truths and easy reminders, that are swimming around up inside the head of the songwriter. The sublimity of Saline-based folk/Americana artist Monticello Van Odom‘s album is in how its spilling out all
Toledo’s future beat/psy-jazz/hybrid electro duo Heavy Color recently premiered a new music video that commemorates an inspiring musical odyssey charted by one of its songwriters back in 2015. The group formed several years ago around the collaborations of Ben Cohen and Sam Woldenberg. Their Toledo’s answer to cerebral ambient electronica acts like Four Tet, Caribou,
An elite black pianist tours the segregated south with a white roughneck chauffeur. Green Book combines two crowd-pleasing formulas—the road movie and the true story—with two stellar lead actors, Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. Mortensen plays Tony Lip, a white, working class second-generation Italian-American from the Bronx who works as a nightclub bouncer. Ali plays