In the spirit of St. Patty's day FREE tickets to the Irish-inspired "Heartbeat of Home" are being offered to established and new* members of DetroitYES for shows on Mar. 18, 19 and 20 at fabulous Fisher Theater in the Detroit's architectural gem, the Fisher Building.
As a gesture of appreciation for all your informative postings, a long-time friend and fan of DetroitYES at the Fisher Theater has generously donated these tickets to us. All you have do is tell us when, how many and enjoy.
About the show:
Created by the Producers and Director of Riverdance, Heartbeat of Home is a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance. The world-class cast of thirty-nine includes a ten-piece band creating a new and electrifying sound written by award-winning, Golden-Globe-nominated, composer Brian Byrne. The show employs high-definition, cutting-edge projection technology and has an engaging narrative structure. With world-class dancers from Ireland, USA, Australia, Britain, Canada, Italy, Mexico and Spain and choreography by David Bolger, the production creates a dreamworld of joyous, heart-stopping, high-energy music and dance. http://www.broadwayindetroit.com/engine.cfm?i=182#
DetroitYES forum name [As always we protect your anonymity! No need to reveal your real names to get the free tix.]
Your email address [Just in case we need to contact you. Per our longtime policy your email address will not be given out to anybody, not even Fisher Theater]
Your preferred date - chose from the following:
Tuesday March 18 - 730 PM
Wednesday March 19 - 730 PM
Thursday March 20 - 1 PM Matinee
Number of Tickets you want. Up to 4 per member may be requested!
Deadline for requesting:
No later than Monday morning March 17 10AM.
Picking up your Ticket[s]:
Your tickets may be picked up at the Fisher Theater Box Office prior to show or earlier using your DetroitYES forum name. It is located to the left of the theater entrance inside the Fisher Building.
I have an old list of all of Detroit's annexations from incorporation in 1806 to the last set of annexations in 1925/1926. I've done much research on the annexations of Detroit throughout its history, so I'm familiar with most of the various annexations of parts of townships and a few incorporated villages within those townships such as the incorporated villages of Delray, Woodmere and Oakwood on the southwest side, and Fairview and St. Clair Heights on the eastside.
That said, one I'm less familiar with which ironically happens to be the more well known one and one that you can still see actual physical evidence of is the Village of Redford in Redford Township. Does anyone know exactly when the Village of Redford was incorporated, and does anyone know of any old maps that show the village limits/boundaries of this old settlement within Redford Township?
Of course, as we all know, we can still see the old village centered at Grand River and Lahser. What I'm interested in is how long the settlement within the township had existed as a seperate entity from the township before Detroit annexed the village and half the township in 1925?
I don't live there; but I do have some familiarity with Parc Lafayette. When it was built, as Regency Square, (1966, Green & Savin, Architects) it was a glamorous place to live. Among the early residents were Stevie Wonder (back when he was Little Stevie Wonder) and several members of the Motown composing team, Holland, Dozier, and Holland. The midrise units were rather plain but the lowrise units were exciting - many with 3 bedrooms over two levels. Some with balconies overlooking a 2-story living room. Others had roof decks. All had either an enclosed patio on the lowest level or terraces or balconies on the upper levels.
That place has a TON of potential. If someone with the resources bought the whole thing and rehabbed it, people would pay a decent amount to live there. Could be the next coveted area of Lafayette Park. Notice that the lower level had direct access to it's own garage.
Then again, it could be another Spaulding Court.
I believe you've hit the nail on the head. Some severe structural problems and years of deferred maintenance have led to its present state. As conditions worsened many condo owners just left because they couldn't sell or they turned their places into rental units. The problems inside individual units can be dealt with by individual owners; but the complex-wide issues would require, IMO, a real commitment and more money than the current residents seem to have.
I'm not sure why, but being of English, Irish, Scottish and German descent, I have a great love of beer. I also love the old advertising graphics of vintage labels. I actually spend time reading about the histories of old breweries.
I ran across a number of old Detroit brewery labels and wondered if any of the, more, well seasoned people from Detroit on this forum might know anything of these beers. I'm assuming that most of them are quite old and doubt from the graphics that any of them still exist. Just curious if anyone here ever drank any of these beers.
Most are from Detroit but I tossed in a few from areas outside of Detroit assuming they probably would have been imported into the city.
Like I said, just curious if there are any old timers that are familiar with any of these labels.
What better sign of spring than to see the guys from Motor City Pedicab getting in shape rolling up Cass Ave. in Detroit? Time to put this worst winter ever in the rear view mirror! Do I hear an Amen?
Want to get really high? Then happy hour at Coach Insignia on the 73rd floor of Detroit's Renaissance Center is the place. The string of pearls in the distance is created by the lights of the Ambassador Bridge between Canada and the USA.