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Take 5 Barbara Bennage

The annual Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon is approaching on Oct. 19, 2014, so we thought we would get the lowdown on how to prepare, run and enjoy the achievements of this year’s race. We tracked down Barbara Bennage, executive race director for the marathon, to ask her …

If you’re getting ready for the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon, what do you need to know?


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Motown3 JoanMarcus

Get ready, ’cause here they come. The Broadway hit Motown The Musical will play at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre Oct. 21 through Nov. 16. The play tells the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul.


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LaborDay JasonVaughn

What? Labor Day weekend so soon? Who saw it coming? It’s last call for summer fun, and boy, do we have plenty of ways to spend it in The D.


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RockinontheRiverfront DS

Any way you spend it, a day on the Detroit Riverfront is regularly rated one of the city's top summer attractions. You can stroll through a conservancy for some serenity among the city bustle, set aside your vanity to don a helmet and join a Segway tour or grab lunch while you take in the view.

If you haven't checked out the riverfront lately, you should. There's plenty of fun to make a day of it, and — bonus — most of it doesn't cost a dime. That includes the free summer concerts on the shores of the Detroit River Friday nights from July 11-Aug. 15, when the GM Renaissance Center and 94.7 WCSX-FM host its ninth annual Chevrolet Rockin' on the Riverfront.


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Detroit Birthday

Founded more than three centuries ago, Detroit has a rich and storied past highlighted by culture, cars, music and sports. Detroiters in the know understand the special significance of the city’s upcoming 313th birthday on July 24, 2014. If you saw the movie 8 Mile starring Detroit’s own Eminem, you might have picked up on the fact that “313” is one of several affectionate nicknames for the region, as it is the area code for most Detroit phone numbers. We’ve compiled a list of 13 ideas for celebrating the 313’s 313th like a true Detroiter:


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