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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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NewYears TheFillmore

The craze of last-minute shopping will soon be over and the holiday hustle and bustle will wind down as 2013 comes to a close. But one question will remain: What are you doing New Year’s Eve?

If you haven’t yet finalized your plans for ringing in the New Year, here are 10 celebration ideas to consider. Keep in mind, many events are 21+ and sell out quickly.

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StayWarm BelleIsle4 AmySenese Michigan’s coldest months can also be its most beautiful; with fluffy blankets of snow and twinkling lights. Detroiters are no stranger to the icy weather, and city residents have come up with countless ways to keep warm in the winter. Bundle up and head out with friends or family to enjoy some of Detroit’s best winter activities.

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