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Detroit is Different with Dine Drink Detroit

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Scott Rutterbush has become a go to source for Detroit restaurants & bars. About 5 years ago Scott embarked on ‘Dine, Drink, Detroit.’ ‘Dine, Drink, Detroit’ is an event every October which gives you an opportunity to check out a series of Detroit restaurants. For the reasonable price of $15 you get the opportunity to get a taste of one of the 31 restaurants participating in Dine Drink Detroit 2016 (all the restaurants are listed below). Go out get a drink and some eats on Dine, Drink, Detroit next week! Scott shares what led him to start ‘Dine, Drink, Detroit’ with me. Also he talks about the official launch party which is Monday October 3, 5pm -11pm at West Riverfront (behind Detroit’s Main Post Office). The launch party will feature 65 vendors with drinks, food, and music. I’ll be performing with the my partner in stage drummer Alex White!

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2016 Dine, Drink, Detroit restaurants/bars: BATCH BREWING COMPANY 1400 Porter, THE BLOCK 3919 Woodward, BOBCAT BONNIE’S 1800 Michigan, CHARTREUSE KITCHEN AND COCKTAILS 15 E Kirby St Suite D, COLORS DETROIT 311 East Grand River, CUTTER’S 2638 Orleans, DOWNTOWN LOUIE’S 30 Clifford St, FIREBIRD TAVERN 419 Monroe, GOLD CASH GOLD 2100 Michigan, GREEN DOT STABLES 2200 W Lafayette, HARRY’S DETROIT 2482 Clifford, HURON ROOM 2547 Bagley, JOHNNY NOODLE KING 2601 W. Fort Street, JOLLY PUMPKIN 441 W Canfield St, KATOI 2520 Michigan, LA FERIA 4130 Cass, MERCURY BURGER & BAR 2163 Michigan, MUDGIE’S DELI 1300 Porter, OTTAVA VIA 1400 Michigan, PARKS & REC DINER 1942 Grand River, PJ’S LAGER HOUSE 1254 Michigan, REPUBLIC TAVERN 1942 Grand River, RUSTED CROW DETROIT 78 W. Adams, SLOWS 2138 Michigan, ST. CECE’S PUB 1426 Bagley, STARTER’S BAR & GRILL 4501 Woodward, THE BLOCK DETROIT 3919 Woodward, THE RATTLESNAKE 300 River Place, TIJUANA’S AUTHENTIC MEXICAN KITCHEN 18950 Ford Rd, TOWNHOUSE 500 Woodward, TRAFFIC JAM & SNUG 511 W Canfield

Detroit Fireworks

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Detroit is Different has a goal to share a mix of the many perspectives of Detroiters to provide a better context of what Detroit means to Detroiters. The Annual Detroit Fireworks (Freedom Fireworks) celebration taking place tonight, is one of the most monumental events for Detroit. Annually the Freedom Fireworks brings together hundreds of thousands of Detroiters every year. Today I offer a collection of stories about the Freedom Fireworks. Quintessentially Detroit this 8 minute feature has stories of Family, Fun, the tragedy of violence, and more.

The Detroit is Different Fireworks piece features: Writer Sylvia Hubbard, PC/Pick-up & Lawrence Technology Owner Tom Lawrence, Hip-hop Artist Sheefy McFly, Cabresto Tequila Owner Antonio Lopez, Hip-hop Artist Nick Speed, Hip-hop Artist Big Gov, Comedian Josh Adams, Moonlight Mixer Owner Steve Coy, and Glam Suite Owner Kristina the Glam Tech.

Tribute to Attorney Jeff Edison on 40 Years of Service

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A series of tributes taken from the Celebration of Jeffrey L Edison, Esq. 40 Years of Service Friday May 6, 2016 @ Bert’s Warehouse Theatre 2739 Russell Street. The event was hosted by Shaakira Edison, Family, and Friends.  The event was filled with fun, live music, and dancing. In the heart of Detroit’s historic Eastern Market Attorney Jeff Edison Esq. partied the night away celebrating Justice, Equality, and Humanity.

AutoMoto 2016 Film & Art Festival

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The AutoMoto Film and arts Festival is held in Detroit Michigan annually in the spring. Jeremy Cable and Mark Macinnis sit down and discuss the 2016 AutoMoto Film Festival. The festival began in California and now belongs to Detroit. Featuring films about cars and the stories connected to autos. It is an event that embraces all the incredible aspects of our emotional attachment to all things Motoring. It’s rich history being told through the visual, auditory and written arts, aiming its message directly at the romantic soul of the motoring enthusiast. Check out the interview with Jeremy and Mark.

3 Things you Didn’t Know about Marvin Gaye’s ‘Whats Going On’

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The What’s Going On album was released in 1971, but shelved by Motown records and Berry Gordy for months in fear of poor record sales. As Marvin Gaye grew anxious to release the album, he would often perform song after song at Detroit’s historic Baker’s Lounge, the world’s oldest operating jazz club.

The simplicity and humility of Marvin Gaye’s state of mind while making What’s Going On impacted the world. The album cover was shot in the backyard of his home off Outer Dr. & Livernois on a rainy fall day.

Comedian Richard Pryor attributes Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On album as the catalyst to his more honest and unapologetic brand of comedy, exploring race, sex, and American society. Prior to the release of What’s Going On, Pryor’s comedy followed the styling of Bill Cosby. Upon Pryor’s purchase of the album, he listened to the album six plays through in totality, which led to Pryor becoming recognized by many as the greatest comedian ever.

In recognition of the revolutionary sound, this Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 6PM at Tony V’s Tavern (5756 Cass Ave Detroit MI), Detroit Hip-hop artist Khary WAE Frazier will be joined by Joe “Pep” Harris of The Undisputed Truth for a musical celebration of the radical legacy of Motown. The Undisputed Truth became well known after the 1971 #1 single “Smiling Faces”, produced by Norman Whitfield. Frazier will blend his brand of Hip-hop with the Soul of the city to perform Motown Message: a Revolution in Song. Tickets and information available online at www.detroitisdifferent.com

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3 Things You Didn’t Know about Motown #1 1971 Hit ‘Smiling Faces’ of Norman Whitfield

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Norman Whitfield originally recorded a version of “Smiling Faces” with the Temptations. Whitfield rearranged, produced, and composed the song for Undisputed Truth. The layering of female lead and male lead vocals led the transition of this song.

Undisputed Truth lead singer Joe “Pep” Harris was a member of the Ohio Untouchables when he first joined Motown Records to become a member of the Undisputed Truth. When the Undisputed Truth charted with the #1 Hit song ‘Smiling Faces,’ Harris was dropped by the Ohio Untouchables. The Ohio Untouchables later that year in 1971 became the Funk super group the Ohio Players.

In 1971 Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On won Grammys in all categories except for Song of the Year, which was awarded to the Undisputed Truth’s “Smiling Faces”.

In recognition of the revolutionary sound, this Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 6PM at Tony V’s Tavern (5756 Cass Ave Detroit MI), Detroit Hip-hop artist Khary WAE Frazier will be joined by Joe “Pep” Harris of The Undisputed Truth for a musical celebration of the radical legacy of Motown. The Undisputed Truth became well known after the 1971 #1 single “Smiling Faces”, produced by Norman Whitfield. Frazier will blend his brand of Hip-hop with the Soul of the city to perform Motown Message: a Revolution in Song. Tickets and information available online at www.detroitisdifferent.com

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Khary WAE Frazier’s 2016 Detroit Music Awards Nomination

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I’d (Khary WAE Frazier) like to thank everyone for their support and love of what I’m building in business and creativity. That’s why I’m humbled to announce I’ve been nominated for a 2016 Detroit Music Award for Rap composer. I’ve always connected with the rhythm of rap but the lyrics have had the largest impact on my life. I’m glad there are people that appreciate the effort I put into my lyricism.

I began with little or no direction performing and writing rap music. Later I wrote and performed music that had a comedic or ironic voice. This transitioned into the social/economic scope that has led to the fulfilled vision where I stand as a hip-hop lyricist today.

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I’m still in awe that anyone listens to my music, and furthermore, actually pays attention to it. So to be recognized as a rap lyricist alongside Seven the General and Volcano is amazing. The Detroit Music Awards are April 29, 2016, and I welcome any of you to vote online at detroitmusicawards.net or come out and attend.

If you have not listened to my album, would like to read my lyrics, or see my show please get in contact with me at kharyfrazier@yahoo.com. 2016 will certainly bring new opportunities to have access to my music. I’m going to be shooting videos for my songs “It’s So Fresh” and “Old School Chevy”.  Also, I’m recording new music produced by Sterling Toles, Drummer B, Alex White, and Nick Speed.

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My next show is my first show of 2016 and there are still many tickets available. Join me Sunday April 3, 2016 at 6pm at Tony V’s Tavern, located at 5756 Cass Ave Detroit MI. Motown Message: a Revolution in Song in the concert. I will be performing a mix of classic Motown revolutionary songs with a hip-hop swing: “Ball of Confusion”, “Inner City Blues”, and “Living for the City”. I will be joined by Joe “Pep” Harris, lead singer from the Undisputed Truth that made the 1971 #1 Hit “Smiling Faces”.

Undisputed Truth’s Joe ‘Pep’ Harris

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Joe Pep Harris of the Undisputed Truth sits down for a Detroit is Different interview. Joe shares stories of Norman Whitfield and the vision for the Undisputed Truth. The changes in music in the late 1960’s till today. Also the responsibility and role acts like the Undisputed Truth had to the community while making music with a social message.


 

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