Detroit art en New poll: Save Detroit art and retirees' pensions <p></p><p></p><p>A new <a href="">poll</a> shows Michigan voters outside of Detroit approve using state money to support the so-called “Grand Bargain” to bolster City of Detroit retirees’ pensions and protect the Detroit Institute of Arts' collection.</p><p>The poll was commissioned by Michigan Radio and its partners in the <a href="">Detroit Journalism Cooperative</a>.</p><p><em>(See DJC partner Bridge Magazine's coverage of the poll <a href="">here</a>.)</em></p><p>It found almost half of voters outside the city of Detroit support the state government contributing $350 million&nbsp;to help solve some of the sticky issues of the bankruptcy. Forty-nine&nbsp;percent favor the contribution, 34 percent oppose it. Tue, 13 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Lester Graham 17567 at New poll: Save Detroit art and retirees' pensions Why images of strangers make us feel less alone <p></p><p>If you’re walking around Ann Arbor or Detroit these days, you should know: &nbsp;a total stranger may come up and ask to take your picture.</p><p>They’ll snap a few shots. Maybe ask how your day is going.</p><p>Then they’ll post it all on Facebook. And hundreds, possibly even thousands of people will see it.</p><p>That’s because two photographers – one in each city – are building a growing fan base around these daily street photos.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:12:00 +0000 Kate Wells 16058 at Why images of strangers make us feel less alone DuMouchelles art gallery and auction house <p></p><p>Let’s say you’ve been watching episodes of “Antiques Roadshow,” and now you’re inspired. So you want to find out what that old painting you bought at a garage sale for $5 bucks is really worth.</p><p>There’s a place in Detroit where you can do just that and get feedback from experts who are regulars on the TV show. Of course, if you’re in the mood to buy things, you’re also in luck.</p><p>Michigan Radio’s Kyle Norris tells us about <a href="">DuMouchelles</a>, an auction house in Detroit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:43:39 +0000 Stateside Staff & Kyle Norris 15186 at DuMouchelles art gallery and auction house Stateside: Hostel Detroit gives a behind the scenes art tour of the city <p>When someone from out of town travels to Detroit, the usual destinations might be the Fox Theater for a concert, or Comerica Park for a Tiger’s game. But how do you explore the city on a deeper level without the double decker busses and big tour companies that many big cities have?</p><p>When<a href=""> Hostel Detroit</a> opened its doors in April of 2011, its mission was to give its guests a behind the scenes look of the city and take visitors to places that would otherwise be overlooked.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 21:46:03 +0000 Emily Fox 10844 at Stateside: Hostel Detroit gives a behind the scenes art tour of the city Stateside: Detroit's Tashmoo Biergarten offers European take on beer drinking <p>There is beer to be consumed outdoors in Detroit.</p><p>Michigan Radio's Ellen Kortesoja provided a sonic document of Detroit's <a href="">Tashmoo Biergarten</a>.</p><p>Listen to <a href="">Kortesoja's</a> piece in the podcast above.</p><p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 23:01:44 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10252 at Stateside: Detroit's Tashmoo Biergarten offers European take on beer drinking Stateside: Another side of Detroit <p>Few are the photos taken of Detroit that are not of ruins. Scenes of deterioration and decay overpopulate the pages of magazines and journals.</p><p>So when someone like<a href=""> John Carlisle emerges</a>, it is a welcome thing.</p><p>Carlisle, a Metro Times contributor, writes about and photographs a different side of Detroit and its residents.</p><p>He spoke with Cyndy about his book “<a href="">313: Life in the Motor City</a>,” and the joy he gets from the city.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 01:07:02 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9628 at Stateside: Another side of Detroit In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . <p><strong>Sports concussion bills signed</strong></p><p>"Youth sports coaches in Michigan will have to immediately take a player out of a game if they suspect a concussion. Governor Rick Snyder signed bills Tuesday that also require the state to provide coaches, players, and parents with training and information on how to protect student athletes from head injuries," Jake Neher <a href="">reports. </a></p><p><strong>Meningitis update</strong></p><p>"Authorities are reporting six deaths and 69 infections in Michigan as part of a national outbreak of fungal meningitis linked to contaminated steroids. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the figures Tuesday. Nationwide, it reports 308 cases and 23 deaths," the AP reports.</p><p><br><strong>Detroit arts scene gets financial boost</strong></p><p>"Detroit's arts scene is getting its biggest financial gift in recent memory. The Knight Foundation is investing $20 million in the city's cultural institutions. Half of it goes to big names like the Michigan Opera Theater and the Detroit Institute of Arts. That money will beef up their anemic endowments as they weather the recession. But any local artist or musician can compete for grants totaling $3 million a year," Kate Wells reports.</p><p> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:48:38 +0000 Emily Fox 9591 at In this morning's Michigan news headlines. . . Stateside: Dlectricity <p>Mark Schwartz is illuminating Detroit. An organizer of Dlectricity, a contemporary light art festival running Oct. 5-6 in Detroit, Schwartz helped create an event he hopes will engage and stimulate his audience.</p><p>Cynthia Canty recently spoke with Schwartz about Dlectricity’s function in both the City of Detroit and the art world at large.</p><p>“Part of it is art; part of it is the regeneration of Detroit,” said Schwartz. “I think this will be a way for people to really enjoy Detroit at night and start thinking of this city as a pedestrian village.”</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 20:02:16 +0000 Stateside Staff 9367 at Stateside: Dlectricity More art pops up in Detroit's vacant spaces <p>In Detroit, massive population loss has forced people to envision new ways of using space.</p><p>Urban gardens have gotten a lot of attention. But there&rsquo;s also a movement afoot to use art in a similar way.</p><p>One group of people has done just that this year with a vacant lot in an industrial corner just north of Detroit&rsquo;s Midtown area. It&rsquo;s called the <a href="">Lincoln Street Art Park</a>.</p> Mon, 02 Jan 2012 02:32:22 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 5608 at More art pops up in Detroit's vacant spaces