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2014-04-14 12:30:42

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EVENT: THE MICHIGAN MODERNISM EXPOSITION LOCATION: The Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, Michigan. On Evergreen Road at Civic Center Drive (10 1/2 Mile) exit south on Evergreen Road from I-696 DATES: April 25, 26 & 27, 2014 (Friday, April 25 - Preview Party, 7-11 PM) TIMES: Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm...

2014-04-10 23:22:58

National tech conference brings thousands together to showcase innovative ecosystems. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Techweek, the conference dedicated to showcasing innovation ecosystems in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami and New York, today announced it is coming to Detroit in May. Techweek Detroit’s conference and expo will take place on Thursday, May 22 and Friday, May 23 at the former Federal Reserve Building in downtown Detroit located at 160 Fort Street. Admission prices...

2014-04-09 16:26:29

Barton Malow-Hunt-White brings local, regional and national construction excellence to events center project that will create 5,500 jobs and $100 million in income for Detroit residents; entire district development will create 8,300 jobs and $290 million in jobs-related income. DETROIT, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Detroit Downtown Development Authority Board (DDA) today unanimously approved the recommendation by Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM) and the Downtown...

2014-04-07 16:26:04

Events center will create 5,500 jobs and $200 million in job-related income including over $100 million for Detroit residents DETROIT, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Olympia Development of Michigan (ODM) today submitted to the Downtown Development Authority Board for its review and approval the recommendation of Barton Malow-Hunt-White as general contractor for the new Detroit events center. The DDA board is scheduled to consider and vote on the recommendation at a meeting on...

2014-04-02 12:28:08

- Bedrock Real Estate Services Signs Lease with Popular Entertainment Venue to Anchor 'The Z' Development - DETROIT, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally acclaimed gastro diner, bar and entertainment venue Punch Bowl Social today announced that it will open a new location in the heart of downtown Detroit this fall. The distinct destination will set up its 24,000 square foot street-level shop at 1331 Broadway Street, between Grand River and Gratiot Avenues, in the newly...

2014-04-01 08:25:31

PNC Chooses Southeast Michigan to be First Midwest Stop on Six-City Tour BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PNC will present National Geographic's captivating "Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment" photo exhibition Sept. 14 through Dec. 30 at the Cranbrook Institute of Science in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. http://wovexhibition.org/. "Women of Vision" features the influential work of 11 award-winning female photojournalists in nearly 100...

2014-03-27 23:00:20

Seeing Luke Bryan perform his lexicon of hits live is something that all country music fans would love to experience. TicketProcess.com has a large inventory of Luke Bryan tickets to his late-June Michigan show at the DTE Energy Music Theater, and fans are encouraged to visit the popular online exchange beginning today. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 Bryan has quickly become one of the main figures in all of country music, which is a very competitive industry competing for the attention of tens...

2014-03-20 16:25:21

DETROIT, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME), a music education college dedicated to teaching the next generation of modern musicians, has announced its launch in downtown Detroit. DIME's temporary location at 1520 Woodward Avenue, between John R and Witherell, opened today and will serve as its admissions office and performance space. Prospective students are encouraged to visit the space and meet the DIME team and sign up anytime Monday...

2014-03-20 16:20:56

Mineta NTRC investigated Atlanta, Cleveland, Denver, St. Louis and applied it to Detroit SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Transit agencies across the country could benefit from a comprehensive study of the factors that enable and inhibit the development of effective regional transit. Published by the Mineta National Transit Research Consortium (MNTRC), Detroit Regional Transit Study: A Study of Factors that Enable and Inhibit Effective Regional Transit focuses on...

2014-03-17 12:26:11

DETROIT, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Saturday, June 14, 2014, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) will honor Detroit luminaries Dan Gilbert and Matt Cullen at the fourth annual Heroes Gala Dinner, aiming to raise more than $1 million for the DSO. The dinner and dancing will take place immediately following a special one-night-only fundraising concert by Oscar-winning composer John Williams and legendary director Steven Spielberg in Orchestra Hall benefitting the DSO. Gala...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'