Harry Houdini performed his final magic act on October 31st, 1926 when he escaped from this world. The scene: Detroit's Grace Hospital.
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A week earlier, on October 24th, the world-famous magician took the stage of the Garrick Theater for his final public performance. He
Innovation is alive and well in Detroit today as Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, along with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, and Wayne County Executive Warren Evans are joining together with Stephen M. Ross, Philanthropist and Chairman of Related Companies, Matt Cullen, CEO of Bedrock, and University
Todd Scott, of Detroit Greenways Coalition, said he hadn’t ridden since college.
Then, in 1991, he took his childhood Schwinn Varsity out of retirement for a spin. The trip lasted about a mile, until his tire failed him.
While picking up a replacement inner tube at
Life in today's Detroit is reflected on its streets and sidewalks. The People Mover operates through a spirited city core. Cars and trucks clog intersections just as they did in the ’70s. You’d be hard-pressed to miss commuters and residents— tourists even—breezing along Woodward Avenue
Detroit is really raising the bar when it comes to the access of tutelage we have in the city, and it's biggest acquisition is landing a 3-year deal with Forbes as the home for the Under 30 Summit, which brings talent, business leaders, and entrepreneurs
5 Shows You Must See This Week is a roundup of some of the best shows in the city, and this week we're featuring our top 5 for October 28-November 3. Check back with us every week for the hottest shows and the greatest venues!
The Sachse Construction Academy returned to Eastern Market last week, for its fourth annual exhibition aimed at promoting skilled trade opportunities for Detroit high school students. The afternoon which had over 500 juniors and seniors attend, was aimed at opening up more students to the
Kanye West’s ‘Jesus is King’ was finally released Friday, October 25, after many growing pains, and missed deadlines. The Gospel / Hip-Hop hybrid may be recognizable to Detroiters who attended Kanye’s “Sunday Service” last month at The Aretha (formerly Chene Park).
The album was running behind
Devil's Night. Doorbell Night, Trick Night, Corn Night, Tick Tack Night, Goosey Night—whatever you do, just don't call the night before Halloween, Halloween Eve, like Mayor Dennis Archer, did in 1994 and was called out in the New York Times for making light of a
George Plimpton was a professional amateur. You might recognize his work from the time he blew up half a Long Island park working as a fireworks technician. Or maybe when he was punched in the face by professional boxer Archie Moore. Aside from his writing,