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Detroit Industry DIA BillBowen

At the Detroit Institute of Arts, you can surround yourself with history. That’s especially true when you visit the Detroit Industry fresco cycle at the Rivera Court — one of the finest works of Mexican mural art in the United States.

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Happy New Year, Detroiters and Detroit lovers! This is a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the next. Here are some highlights from the Visit Detroit Blog in 2013 — our most popular posts with a sprinkling of some of our favorites:

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LiveMusic  Smalls BillBowen

Motown. Detroit Rock City. As a city that loves to entertain, Detroit is known by many names. In and around the tri-county area on any given weekend you can find both local and national talent acts doing their thing. Let’s highlight some of the most-visited places for live jams.

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Rivertown Riverfront at night Bill Bowen

Rivertown Detroit has long been known as a hip downtown entertainment district. But in years past, there was something missing — easy public access to the water.

The Detroit International RiverWalk has changed all of that. The RiverWalk project has infused new energy into Rivertown and helped to redefine the area as a magnet for visitors and downtown residents alike.

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JazzClubs CliffBellsBarHorizontal Bill Bowen

Detroit is a car town, sports town and, of course, IS Motown. It is a place that created its own sound and continues to be a city where live music thrives, especially jazz. Detroit was instrumental in the emergence of big-band sound and continues to be a jazz city, as it’s home to the largest free jazz festival in the world, the Detroit Jazz Festival. We’ve highlighted some local establishments that keep that swingin’ sound alive here in the city all year round.

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