In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (July 4-8)

Kresge names 2022 Artist Fellows and Gilda Emerging Artists, Carlos Santana collapses during Pine Knob show, Republican gubernatorial candidates debate, and more metro Detroit news
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Kresge announced its 2022 Artist Fellows and Gild Emerging Artists — pictured above — this week. // Image courtesy of Kresge

Kresge names its 2022 Artist Fellows and Gilda Emerging Artists.

Thirty-one local performance, film, and music artists — including music composer Theo Parrish, Anishinaabe artist Hadassah GreenSky, and singer Kesswa — will share a combined $550,000.

A new community-focused cookware shop runs on a pay-what-you-can model.

Louis Mart, a pop-up by Louis Kitchenware and online cookbook company Cookette, is now open. A barbecue fundraiser for Neighborhood Grocery will be there on Saturday.

Cass Cafe in Detroit to permanently close this month.

The eatery and exhibition space will shut its doors on July 17. It has become an institution for local artists since it opened in the ’90s.

Michigan’s second case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Detroit.

It’s not clear whether this case is linked to the state’s first case identified in Oakland County last week. Michigan is one of 34 states with known cases of the virus.

Carlos Santana collapses on stage during his Pine Knob show on July 5.

The legendary guitarist was taken to McLaren Clarkston after experiencing heat exhaustion and dehydration. Santana’s management team confirmed he is “doing well.”

Michigan’s GOP gubernatorial candidates debate in Grand Rapids.

Candidates Tudor Dixon, Ryan Kelley, Kevin Rinke, and Garrett Soldano discussed inflation, the pandemic, infrastructure, and more at Grand Valley State University.

Attorney general Dana Nessel warns against period-tracking apps.

In an alert, Nessel encourages Michiganders to carefully read an app’s user agreements. Data can be used by law enforcement as evidence against someone seeking an abortion.

Detroit Zoo debuts Allen’s swamp monkeys.

Visitors can meet Azizi and Pepper, two 9-year-old Allen’s swamp monkeys. The species originates from the lowland forests of the Congo basin.


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