In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (April 5-9)

Veteran chef Matt Prentice dies, the Gilberts donate $30 million to the Cranbrook Academy of Art, a federal judge pauses Detroit’s marijuana business program favoring longtime residents, and Detroit Black Restaurant Week returns.
Cranbrook Academy of Art
The Gilberts have made a $30 million donation to Cranbrook Academy of Art, pictured above. // Photograph by PD Rearick

Veteran restaurateur and chef Matt Prentice dies at 62.

Prentice was behind many successful local eateries including Morels, Detroit Prime and Coach Insignia, and was well-known for his work with Cass Community Social Services.

Music producer Don Was presents a new weekly WDET music show.

The Don Was Motor City Playlist, co-hosted by Was and producer Ann Delisi, debuts April 16 and will feature Was’ musical archives along and stories about artists.

The Gilberts have made a $30 million donation to Cranbrook Academy of Art.

The donation is expected to accelerate the school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. This gift comes not long after the Gilberts’ $500 million pledge to Detroit.

You can now order custom American Coney Island sneakers.

Vans has partnered with the Detroit eatery to create a limited-edition shoe featuring a star-spangled design and the restaurant’s logo. A T-shirt is also available.

Yo-Yo Ma
Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pictured above, will partner with the University of Michigan for a new residency. // Photograph by Eric Bronson/Michigan Photography

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma partners with University of Michigan for a new residency.

The world-renowned musician will collaborate with Michigan artists and U-M students on a project that explores the past year under the pandemic through art.

Detroit Black Restaurant Week returns today.

EastEats, Baobob Fare, and The Kitchen by Cooking with Que are among the more than 30 participating eateries this year.

A federal judge pauses Detroit’s marijuana business program that favors longtime residents.

A lawsuit has challenged the legality of an ordinance that gives preferential treatment to “legacy Detroiter” applicants in an effort to make sure the city’s nascent recreational marijuana market isn’t overrun by deep-pocketed non-residents.

Mackinac Island gets ready for the 2021 tourist season.

Businesses on the island have updated their amenities and attractions for this year. Summer ferry schedules start April 21 and most venues will open in early May.


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