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'Detours'

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With host Rob St. Mary needing to focus on other aspects of his professional life, the Free Press is putting the "Detours" podcast on indefinite hiatus. St. Mary and Free Press arts & entertainment editor Steve Byrne say sayonara and reflect a
This week Rob St. Mary and guest co-host, poet & performer, Joel "Fluent" Greene head to the N'Namdi Contemporary Arts Center in Midtown to catch up with gallery owner/founder George N'Namdi to talk about his 35th anniversary celebration. Als
Detroit Design Festival kicks off Wednesday offering a wide range of design, art and related activities through Sunday. To get the lowdown, we talk with Jessica Malouf of festival producer Detroit Creative Corridor Center and stop by Detroit Wi
The rehabbed arts space at 333 Midland in Highland Park this weekend unveils "Big Sculpture," a show featuring dozens of top Detroit artists. Plus, a new book from Taschen looks at "Automobile Design Graphics." And the 15th annual Hearsefest ro
Cleveland's Wizbang! promises "stupid laughs, gorgeous mayhem and ridiculous skills" with its show at Tangent Gallery in Detroit. And The Dirtiest Most Bizarre Art Show That's Not in The Alley, Ever! is an alternative and complement to the popu
Parliament-Funkadelic honcho George Clinton sits down for an extended discussion that touches on a broad range of topics, including the Detroit creation of his signature psychedelic funk, the music's influence on hip-hop, a documentary he's pro
It's a packed episode, with DJ-producer-promoter Claude VonStroke chatting up the Dirtybird BBQ, the lowdown on Preservation Detroit's theater tour and the details on the Michigan Jewish Food Festival and Festival del Rio. The recording was do
John Doe of legendary punk band X talks his new book about the L.A. punk scene and the band's gigs this weekend at El Club in southwest Detroit. Artist Derf Backderf, in town for an event at MOCAD, chats his acclaimed graphic novel "Trashed." T
We chat with Paul F. Tompkins, one of the featured performers at the Detroit Improv Festival, which arrives Wednesday through Saturday at a variety of metro Detroit venues. Plus, Sweetest Heart of Mary Pierogi Festival, burlesque performer Viva
Lo & Behold! Records & Books in Hamtramck was the on-location recording spot for this week's episode, which also spotlights the new "Essay'd" Detroit arts book, the Pretty Ghouls and the Detroit All-Star Garage Rock and Punk Review.
"Detours" has the lowdown on the Fair Lane Folk Festival, which hits Dearborn on Saturday with headliner Justin Townes Earle and many others. Plus, talking Detroit hip-hop with LXL, and the Weekend Top 5.
An influential figure in countercultural music thanks to work with Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV, Genesis P-Orridge talked at length with "Detours" host Rob St. Mary in advance of Psychic TV's gig this weekend at El Club in Southwest Detroit
The Mo Pop Festival returns for a second year on the Detroit riverfront. Plus: a new show & space at Simone DeSousa Gallery. A chat with Genesis P-Orridge, whose Psychic TV plays El Club. And Detroit has a birthday party at the movies.
Filmmaker John Carpenter ("The Thing," "Halloween," "Escape From New York") is also a composer, and talks about the music event he's bringing to the Masonic Temple on Friday. Also: Concert of Colors, Michigan Lavender Festival, and art talk wit
Kevin McDonald of the Kids in the Hall comedy troupe talks about this weekend's events at Go Comedy! in Ferndale. Writer Peter Markus of InsideOut has details on the literary organization's show at Third Man Records. Plus, more comedy at UFO Fa
The new Corktown Strut festival arrives in Detroit's Corktown area this weekend, offering a wide range of music, food & drinks. In an episode recorded in the neighborhood's Two James Spirits distillery, "Detours" chat with fest organizers, perf
Rising Detroit rapper and producer Illingsworth talks about his recent beats record "Worth the Wait," collaborating with DJ House Shoes, his group Detroit CYDI and performing at this weekend's Corktown Strut.
This episode was recorded on location at the new Union Barber in Ferndale, a retro-modern spot that this Sunday hosts Union University – 19 stylists from all over the U.S. working with models to show of their slickest hair-styling maneuvers and
Japanese whiskey. Hippies with a modernist bent. Female-powered rock 'n' roll. A conference dedicated to democratizing storytelling and information sharing in all their forms. This week's "Detours" arts and entertainment podcast has all that an
With Beyonce arriving at Ford Field on Tuesday, we go in-depth on the "Lemonade" star through a conversation with Kelley L. Carter, Aaron Foley and Tifini Kamara. Plus, Frances Stroh looks back on her family's famed – and troubled – Detroit bre
We visit the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn to hear about the new exhibit "What We Carried: Fragments from the Cradle of Civilization," in which photographer Jim Lommasson invited Syrian and Iraqi refugees to share an important perso
To mark Movement electronic music festival's 10th anniversary, we chat with Jason Huvaere of event producer Paxahau and Detroit DJ Stacey (Hotwaxx) Hale. Plus a preview of the new Trip Metal Fest, which features noise and experimental music.
Here's the lowdown on the latest installment of the Free Press' arts and entertainment podcast: • This week's episode was recorded at Pages Bookshop in Detroit's North Rosedale Park area. The store has been in business for one year this month,
Motor City Comic Con is the place to be this weekend for fans of comic books, sci-fi and all things fantastic. Host Rob St. Mary and Free Press arts & entertainment editor Steve Byrne have the lowdown on metro Detroit's biggest pop culture eve
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