Arts & Culture
  • Apr 18

    Classical Music By Way Of China Arrives In Detroit

    by: Quinn Klinefelter

    Musician Xiao Dong Wei -- master of an ancient Chinese instrument called the erhu – will mesh her sound with a viola and cello played by members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra at this weekend's edition of the Palmer Woods Music-In-Homes concert series.


  • Apr 14

    Advocates Press For Healthier Diets In Detroit

    by: Quinn Klinefelter

    Metro Detroit is known for high rates of obesity and – in the city itself -- limited access to fresh produce. But thousands of people gathered in Novi to celebrate the benefits of healthy eating. (photo by Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo)


  • Apr 09

    Re-Shoring Industrial Sewing: The Makers Coalition Brings Manufacturing Back to Michigan

    by: Travis Wright

    The Detroit Garment Group Guild is growing the state's industrial sewing economy. Founder Karen Busecmi tells WDET’s Travis Wright that the Coalition was created to address a need in the automotive sector and beyond.


  • Apr 08

    The Broody Moods of Protomartyr: The Band Talks About Their Sound and City

    by: Travis Wright

    On their latest record, “Under Color of Official Right,” Detroit’s Protomartyr create an abrasive yet more nuanced brand of punk rock. Their signature sound -- brooding and wild -- has twisted the ears of fans and critics around the world. Guitarist Greg Ahee and singer Joe Casey spoke about the band with WDET’s Travis Wright.


  • Apr 07

    Distilling Controversy: Meet the Women Who Partnered With Global Pros to Make Vodka in Mexicantown

    by: Travis Wright

    Following a national trend, a handful of distilleries have opened around the region in the past few years. One of the next to launch will be Our / Detroit Vodka, which is financially backed by Pernod Ricard and plans to open this summer in southwest Detroit. The corporate affiliation has drawn some flack. But the founders say it’s unwarranted.


  • Apr 07

    The Jews of Detroit: Past, Present, Future: A symposium

    by: WDET Staff

    Where were the Jews in Detroit? Where did the community go? And where is it heading in Detroit? On Sunday, a daylong symposium by Wayne State University's Cohn-Haddow Center for Judaic Studies examined these questions.


  • Apr 04

    Remembering Frankie Knuckles: The Founders of Techno on The Godfather of House

    by: Travis Wright

    The music world lost an icon when the "Godfather of House," DJ Frankie Knuckles, died this week due to complications with diabetes. Born Francis Nicholls, he was 59. Detroit native Kevin Saunderson is one of the founders of techno music and was a contemporary of Frankie Knuckles. WDET’s Travis Wright asked him to measure the impact Knuckles had on electronic music.


  • Apr 04

    Handmade Booze: Distilling True Spirits in Corktown

    by: Travis Wright

    Dave Pickerell was the master distiller and vice president of operations at world renowned whisky producer, Maker’s Mark, for 14 years. He’s back in Detroit this weekend to lead a series of workshops on making spirits at Two James. Pickerell tells WDET’s Travis Wright why he left Maker’s Mark to become a trusted adviser in the craft spirits world.


  • Apr 04

    WDET STAR: Puzzle Piece Theatre's Sweet Serenade

    by: Travis Wright

    Founded by recent Michigan transplant D.B. Schroeder, the Warren-based Puzzle Piece Theatre troupe is one of the newest in the region. Its latest play, "Small Hours Serenade" was written by associate artistic director and actor Laura Heikkinen. WDET's Travis Wright asked her whether she considers herself more of an actor or a playwright.


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