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A Look Back at Martha and the Vandellas’ 1965 Performance at a Ford Plant

The trio sang their song "Nowhere to Run" at the auto company's Dearborn assembly plant
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Celebrate the Return of Live Music With These Upcoming Detroit Concerts

Sada Baby, Alan Jackson, St. Vincent, and more are performing in the city

A New Release Spotlights the Artistry of Detroit Jazz Great Roy Brooks

'Understanding' is available on Record Store Day on July 17
Martha Reeves

Martha Reeves on Her Journey So Far & Returning to What She Loves Most

The made-by-Motown local legend, who turns 80 this month, says being cooped up and off the road during the pandemic has left her in a bit of a fog and itching to get back to normal. That means getting back out on the road and in front of fans worldwide.

‘Tresor 30’ Catalogs the Intercontinental Influence of Detroit Techno

The massive box set from the Berlin-based Tresor record label is now available for pre-order
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Celebrate the History of Detroit’s Electronic Music Festivals with This Event

The Detroit Historical Museum is hosting a set from DJ Stacey “Hatwaxx” Hale, a panel moderated by WDET’s Chris Campbell, and a film screening next week

Madelyn Grant and Miss Grit Release Strong Debut EPs

WDET host and "Hour Detroit" contributor Ryan Patrick Hooper shares what's on his playlist right now

Lily Talmers Draws On Biblical Stories and Personal Details for Her Debut Album

The Ann Arbor artist delivers a stunningly insightful set of songs on the human condition with 'Remember Me as Holy'
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Entertainment Post-COVID: Live, With a Side of Virtual

Outdoor concerts may be on the horizon, but indoor arena events still are on pause

The Creative Mind Behind His Name Is Alive Wants You To Figure It Out

Warren Defever is known for creating mysteries
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The Supremes’ Co-Founder Mary Wilson Dies at 76

Berry Gordy and Diana Ross share their condolences, and The Motown Museum encourages fans to post love for the late singer on their social media pages
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Songwriting Pioneer Sylvia Moy’s Legacy Continues at Her Detroit Recording Studio

The hits roll on at the historic Masterpiece Sound Studios
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Hip-Hop History is On Display in a New Virtual Exhibit

Saginaw’s Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum’s exhibition will feature more than 150 objects from the Black History 101 Mobile Museum
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Jeff Daniels to Emcee The Ark’s Ann Arbor Folk Festival

The virtual event will feature performances by Kiefer Sutherland, The War and Treaty, and Traverse City band The Accidentals
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Big Sean on Giving Back to the City He Loves

The Detroit rapper makes our 2021 Hour Detroiters list, a roundup of people who are quietly ­— and sometimes not so quietly — enriching life across the region
Theo Parrish

Techno Auteur Theo Parrish Returns With ‘Wuddaji’

Plus, three other notable releases

MOT’s Yuval Sharon on Bringing Opera to the Masses

Under its innovative new artistic director, Michigan Opera Theatre is really going places

Singer-Songwriter Julianne Ankley Proves It’s Never Too Late To Follow Your Dreams

The Detroit Music Award-winning country artist released her latest album in September

The Four Tops’ Duke Fakir Is Ready To Get Back on the Road

After 67 years of touring, the last original member of The group is itching to end his COVID-19-induced hiatus