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Take5 AmyPeterson

Rebel Nell, a jewelry-making company in Detroit, has a mission to employ disadvantaged women in Detroit, educate them on business and life skills and empower them to transition to an independent life. Who knew a piece of jewelry could hold so much power? Amy Peterson, co-founder of Rebel Nell, sat down with us to share a few words about how her organization is making a difference in Detroit.


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10Best Gabriel-Richard riverwalk

Detroit goes by many names — the Motor City, Motown, Hockeytown, America’s great comeback city, just to name a few. USA Today’s 10Best recently crowned The D with several other flattering titles:


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Take5 MikelBresee

Art can be translated in different ways but still have the same effect on people. Detroit is home to many wonderful artists and neighborhoods deserving of the spotlight. This is why we went to Mike Bresee, director of the community arts partnerships at the College for Creative Studies, to ask him:

How does art benefit the city and neighborhoods of Detroit?


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FallExhibits Exterior of Gridiron Glory Exhibit Kristina Sikora KMS Photography

With the falling leaves, pumpkin harvests and costume parades peppering October, you might not be thinking of heading indoors. But when blustery weather threatens your weekend, fear not! Detroit’s science and art meccas have an exciting season ahead — and it’s rainproof, wind-proof and chill-proof.


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MOCAD NEKST-mural-1

Nestled between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Institute of Arts in Midtown, there’s a lesser known but equally stimulating hub of art and culture: The Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.


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