le nain rouge http://michiganradio.org en Saving Detroit by banishing 'a little red imp' http://michiganradio.org/post/saving-detroit-banishing-little-red-imp <p>This past Sunday was the first after the vernal equinox.</p><p>That’s the day Detroiters gather to banish a little red imp that’s bedeviled the city for more than 300 years.</p><p>In other words, it was time for the fourth annual <a href="http://marchedunainrouge.com/">Marche du Nain Rouge</a>—a Mardi Gras-like celebration that’s about welcoming spring, and battling Detroit’s demons.</p><p><strong>A quick history lesson about the Marche du Nain Rouge</strong></p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:30:59 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 11843 at http://michiganradio.org Saving Detroit by banishing 'a little red imp' Detroit event celebrates exile of Le Nain Rouge http://michiganradio.org/post/detroiters-event-celebrates-exile-le-nain-rouge <p><iframe align="center" frameborder="0" height="350" scrolling="no" src="http://www.flickr.com/slideShow/index.gne?group_id=&amp;user_id=59654646@N02&amp;set_id=&amp;text=" width="400"></iframe><br /><small>Created with <a href="http://www.admarket.se" title="Admarket.se">Admarket&#39;s</a> <a href="http://flickrslidr.com" title="flickrSLiDR">flickrSLiDR</a>.</small></p><p>Hundreds of Detroiters are expected to get together on Sunday. Their goal? To kick an evil red dwarf out of the city.</p><p>Yep, you read that right.</p> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 19:39:14 +0000 Sarah Hulett 1714 at http://michiganradio.org