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No. 8

Ambassador Bridge


25% of the trade between the United States and its largest trading partner, Canada, crosses the Detroit-Windsor Bridge. Now too small for the increasing growth of traffic, new sites are being sought after and fought over.

Heard on the Forum
  A selection of quality topics from the current DetroitYES forums Started by:
Sites for 2nd bridge to Canada narrowed
Two New Bridges?  Battle shapes up between Moroun and Anti-Moroun.
DEGC Hart Plaza / Ford Auditorium Update
Last rites for the orphaned Ford Auditorium as Hart Plaza renovation plans progress?
Damn you WDET
What happened to our music?  Program shuffle questions role of public radio in Detroit.
DPS to close 35 schools
Shrinking student population, charter competition = closing of many historic schools.
Where EXACTLY in Detroit did Houdini Die?
In Detroit, right?
Ilitch asks for OK to demolish most of Fine Arts Building
Ilitch gains some ethos...We must destroy the building to save it?
Downtown Streetscape?
Interesting ideas on Downtown Detroit Streetscaping.
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Featured Site: Capitol Park

With the continuing restoration of the Cadillac Hotel and the arrival of the soon to rise Griswold Condominiums to its east, interest is shifting toward a long neglected gem of downtown Detroit, the nearby Capitol Park.  A tony shopping district until the mid 20th Century, Capitol Park fell into decline and eventually was reduced to seedy bus transportation exchange. Is this about to change?

Capitol Park targeted for revitalization Eric


Monica Chung, piano - Laura Metcalf, cello - Jannina Barefield, violin
  Barefield, daughter of jazz guitarist A. Spencer Barefield and photographer Barbara Barefield returns to Detroit with her fast-rising Stella Trio.

Under the Radar Detroit
   Detroit is a city of hidden islands of creativity. These are a few:  
1 Stella Trio at Royal Women's Club & Orchestra Hall
Detroit violinist Jannina Barefield comes home with friends.
1 Creative Improvised Music in Detroit
Hot Jazz at Mocad, May 1
1 Art on Woodward in Ferndale
Two must see galleries, Lemberg Gallery and Paul Kotula Project, present some of Detroit's most creative and challenging art.
DEMF partial lineup announced
Paxahau assembles a fabulous lineup for Memorial Day electronic music festival
3 Lumens art exhibit @ WSU & Detroit Artists Market
March 30 & March 31

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Newsletter 08

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