Motorcity

World pays tribute to Aretha Franklin

DETROIT: Tributes poured in from around the world to "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin on Friday (Aug 17), as her family and hometown Detroit made …

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Aretha Franklin’s funeral details announced

Aretha Franklin‘s funeral will be spread across four days in Detroit, with a viewing open to members of the public, organizers announced Friday.<p>A …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin memorials: How the city of Detroit is paying respects to the Queen of Soul

Aretha Franklin loved Detroit and Detroit loves her. After her death Thursday morning, various sites throughout the city quickly became makeshift …

Music

Interest in Woodward Dream Cruise driven by nostalgia, history, love of cars

<i>Royal Oak</i> — Some are trying to recapture their youth. Some love anything with four wheels. Some are celebrating the birthplace of the automobile. …

Detroit

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Detroit Design Festival Grows to Month-Long Extravaganza<p>In 2015, Detroit was anointed as the first-ever UNESCO City of Design in the United States. This honor pertains to their astounding past and the continued revitalization coursing through the Motor City as we speak. In celebration of the award …

Forget the body massage, Lincoln Continental drives like buttah

I’ve always enjoyed taking my car to the service department.<p>Odd, but true.<p>I liked the gourmet coffee bar, daily newspaper selection, great magazines, …

Lincoln Continental

The Detroit Spinners

Today’s artist mix is a Motor City vocal group par excellance The Detroit Spinners. Formed in the 50’s the group, in various forms, had hits in the …

Aretha Franklin

Mic Daily: Steve Bannon’s taxpayer-funded trip to Hungary — and other top stories of the day

Welcome to Mic Daily: <i>Mic</i>’s newsletter that cuts through the noise and lands in your inbox every weekday. We carefully curate each edition to send you …

Steve Bannon

Dream Cruise 2018: The Woodward experience

Who's having more fun, the spectators or the cruisers? Call it a draw at the Woodward Dream Cruise

Royal Oak

How Aretha Franklin overcame difficult personal moments to become a legendary singer

<i>Editor’s note: This post has been updated to remove some speculative analysis of Franklin’s life story.</i><p>Aretha Franklin’s music is tinged with a confident power — most notable in the way she transformed Otis Redding’s “Respect” into a towering, demanding, hurricane of a song.<p>But her life wasn’t …

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Detroit's Love Affair With The 'Queen Of Soul,' Aretha Franklin

The death of Aretha Franklin is hitting Detroit hard. Her music career began singing before her father's congregation in a Detroit church and her life ended at her home in the Motor City.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>The death of the legendary Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, is bringing an …

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Motor City heartbroken, yet proud of Aretha Franklin

When Aretha Franklin's death was announced over the PA system, glass maker Maurice Black says grief was so great at his Detroit auto plant that …

Aretha Franklin

Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 8/13 - "Motor City Muscle" Edition

The Dream Cruise is upon us, and that means it’s time for…the 1st Annual Motor City Muscle‘s Rock-n-Muscle Car Festival! This weekend, you can find …

Festivals

Detroit's Woodward Dream Cruise expected to draw 1.3 million people

DETROIT -- The traffic jam/party of the year known as the Woodward Dream Cruise is back for a 24th year.<p>Car enthusiasts, auto companies and suppliers …

Traffic

Motor City soul: Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Aretha Franklin, the queen of soul whose voice and music became a touchstone of the Motor City's car culture and Detroit 3 marketing efforts, died …

Aretha Franklin

5 things to watch as Giants take on Lions at Detroit's Ford Field

ALLEN PARK, Mich. – The NFL regular season is rapidly approaching, and the Giants have only three more preseason games remaining to determine the …

Eli Manning

Detroit Lions vs. Giants: 5 players worth watching closely

The Detroit Lions will host the New York Giants at Ford Field in their preseason home opener on Friday night. Here are five players we’ll be watching …

Football (U.S.)

Aretha Franklin, queen of soul, passes away in Detroit

We look back on how she impacted car culture<p>Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, has passed away at 76. She had deep ties to the city of Detroit and we look back on how she impacted car culture.<p>"Franklin, the daughter of a preacher, used her roots in gospel and later soul to become a musical genius and …

Aretha Franklin

DGTL 2018: Simplicity is the key to success for the Barcelona festival

• Live Reviews<br>• Josie Roberts / 17.08.18<p>Parc del Fòrum, Barcelona<br>10 - 11 August<p>Out on the angular platforms of the Parc del Fòrum, DGTL is a futuristic …

Audio-visual

U-Haul Hitches Its Ride To The Reuse Of Buildings

Just east of Red Mountain Expressway in Birmingham, Alabama’s Central City neighborhood, the Hardie-Tynes Manufacturing Company’s facility has served as a landmark and link to the iron industry for over a century. Hardie-Tynes fabricated steam engines, mine hoists and air compressors. They equipped …

Real Estate

Casual Sandwich Spot Frenchies Fills La Boheme Space in West Village

A new restaurant is taking over the space that was home to West Village’s short-lived French cafe La Bohème.<b>Frenchies</b>, a neighborhood sandwich spot, is set to takeover the corner restaurant space at 8100 Kercheval St. across the street from Sister Pie this fall.<p>Local business owner <b>Jesse Welter</b> is …

West Village

Will ‘Detroiters’ Return For Season 3? This Feel-Good Buddy Comedy Has A Lot More Motor City To Celebrate

What if <i>Mad Men</i> were set not in 1950s New York but modern-day Detroit? And what if, instead of the prickly wunderkind Don Draper, the protagonists …

Comedy

Our Editorial: For Aretha, nothing but R-E-S-P-E-C-T

To the world, Aretha Franklin was the Queen of Soul. For Detroiters, she was also our voice.

Aretha Franklin

Nightclubbing – The Music Institute

Artwork by Joe Prytherch<p>A short-lived, scrappy club in downtown Detroit brought together the city’s myriad influences to define a sound for …

Career Development

Buddy's Pizza named one of the top gluten-free pizzas in the country

<b>BY AMY SHERMAN | asherma2@mlive.com</b><p>We knew Buddy's Pizza was delicious since we named them one of Michigan's Best in both 2013 and 2016. Turns out …

Gluten-Free

2018 Woodward Dream Cruise: What to know and where to go

It's a riot for the senses<p>If there's anything that proves Detroit's motor-oil-in-the-veins, gearhead bonafides, it's the annual Woodward Dream Cruise, which will bring an anticipated 1.5 million or so people from near and far, plus tens of thousands of classic and custom and just plain weird cars, …

Ford Mustang

New York Giants: 3 Things to watch in Preseason Week 2

The New York Giants will look for a stronger performance as they travel to take on the Lions in Week 2 of the 2018 NFL preseason.<p>With the arrival of …

Football (U.S.)

Postmodern Jukebox Brings Its 'New Music, Old Style' To The Mirage

Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ), the show known for bringing new songs back into the old stream and classic sounds back into the mainstream, will perform …

MGM Resorts International

Motor City heartbroken, yet proud of Aretha

DETROIT: When Aretha Franklin's death was announced over the PA system, glass maker Maurice Black says grief was so great at his Detroit auto plant …

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin remembered for her role in the civil rights movement

<b>DETROIT</b> -- The funeral for Aretha Franklin will be held two weeks from Friday, on August 31, in her hometown of Detroit.<p>As Aretha Franklin is …

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