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Accelerator kicks Detroit musicians’ careers into high gear

On a recent Saturday, acoustic R&B singer and guitarist Charity sits in the front row of the conference room at TechTown where three industry professionals who specialize in show booking and touring are speaking. Charity, one of the four winners of a $20,000 grant from the Motown Musician Accelerator, had previously released a few independent singles, but releasing music and ...

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Groundbreaking held for 7-acre development in Midtown

City officials and stakeholders broke ground on an ambitious new development in Midtown last week. Construction of the mixed-use development, dubbed Midtown West, is planned to roll out in phases. Once complete, the development could result in more than 300 residential units, more than 10,000 square feet of retail space, a coworking space, new city roads, a new one-acre city park, ...

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Here’s how publisher and party promoter Steven Reaume spends a day in the city

Steven Reaume, publisher of thedetroitilove.com, pop-up chef, freelance designer, and Detroit party promoter, knows a thing or two about how to spend 24 hours in the city. With Detroit’s 24-hour culture continuously growing, there’s no shortage of things to do. Whether you’re a morning bird or night owl, Reaume’s perfect Detroit day includes something for everyone to discover and try. ...

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Auto Union Opens Talks With Fiat Chrysler; Strike Possible – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union on Monday turned its bargaining focus to Fiat Chrysler, raising the possibility of another strike against a Detroit automaker. Ford workers ratified their contract Friday night, while the union settled with General Motors last month after a 40-day strike by 49,000 workers that shut down the company’s U.S. production. Ford, which has ...

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Michigan Car Insurance Fee Falling To $100 A Vehicle In July – Detroit News Watch

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers who want unlimited lifetime coverage for crash injuries will pay $100 per vehicle starting in July — a reduction from record $220 they are assessed now. The Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association announced the 55% fee cut Wednesday, months after the passage of a new law making the mandatory benefit optional beginning next summer. The state-created entity ...

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Union Enacts Ethics Reforms In Wake Of Federal Investigation – Detroit News Watch

DETROIT (AP) — The United Auto Workers union will tighten financial controls, ban contributions from employers and vendors to charities run by its officers, and hire an ethics officer in the wake of a federal corruption investigation. Acting President Rory Gamble announced a package of reforms Wednesday designed to stop embezzlement and bribery that was unearthed by a continuing federal investigation into ...

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