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With temperatures finally above freezing and the last bits of snow melting, it’s time to starting thinking spring. Here are five ways you can get a jump-start on the season.

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Fitting In Chris Arace
Whether you’re in The D for a daylong conference or weeklong leisure visit, getting acclimated to a new place can be a bit intimidating.

To help you get to know the Motor City, we spoke with three influential people who shared their thoughts on the city’s revitalization and how best to fit into America’s great comeback city:

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For more than 300 years, Detroiters have been fighting the fabled harbinger of doom: the Nain Rouge (Red Dwarf). According to legend, this devilish creature attacked Detroit’s first settler, Antoine de la Mothe Cadillac, in 1701. Although Cadillac fought him off, the French explorer soon lost his fortune and fled the city. The Nain Rouge is held responsible for whatever problems have plagued the city since. However, Cadillac’s courage and endurance against the Nain represent the courage and endurance of the city he founded.

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If crashing waves, sandy beaches and SPF 50 don’t fit into this year’s spring break budget, you can still make the most of your time off wherever you are. If wherever you are happens to be The D, here are some fun suggestions that won’t break the bank:

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When it comes to art in Detroit, the story of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo is perhaps one of the most fascinating.

Starting March 15 the Detroit Institute of Arts will showcase the work of this power couple in an exhibit focusing on the year the artists spent in Detroit.

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