The City of Detroit is moving forward with renaming Chene Park Amphitheatre in honor of the late Aretha Franklin, settling on the name Aretha Louise Franklin Amphitheatre.
Conversations about renaming a City building or attraction for the Queen of Soul began when reports of the singer’s grave illness spread last month. On August 30, a day before Franklin’s much-attended funeral at Greater Grace Temple, a resolution was submitted to City Council to rename the Park.
Chene Park Amphitheatre will be renamed for Aretha Franklin -- if the proposal is approved by Detroit's city council, the latest in a series of tributes to the Detroit-raised soul singer.
Mayor Mike Duggan will make the announcement today during the final memorial service for Franklin at Greater Grace Temple, joined by Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones.
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I like to think that when Biggie Smalls mentioned Detroit playas in his 1997 hit “Hypnotize,” he was referring to men in fedoras and gators that are smooth on the dance floor. Knowing how to ballroom dance is as Detroit as coney islands and Cartiers. Detroiters will literally ballroom to any and every song.
More than $5 million in investments will go toward an improved Butzel Playfield, a more attractive streetscape along Kercheval Avenue, additional affordable housing options, and more neighborhood rehabilitation in the Villages neighborhoods are coming in the near future, City of Detroit planning officials announced Thursday night.
A community meeting will be held in the Villages to discuss final recommendations from the City of Detroit’s Planning Department on Strategic Neighborhood Fund-related improvements to the area on Thursday night.
After a series of community meetings, the Planning Department will unveil its plans based on more than 1,500 comments and other feedback from residents.
On a chilly day in April, Brian Peterson is wearing canvas sneakers speckled with gold-painted bumbleees. At just the right angle — it was fairly cloudy that day, but just enough of the sun broke through — the shiny gold reflects light.
If today, right now and for the time being you’re single, you already know Instagram is about to become annoying next Wednesday. You should put the phone down.
Truth be told, being single is awesome in a city like Detroit, where there’s more to do than one might expect. So instead of moping around or eating a quart of ice cream by yourself, enjoy these fun things for Detroit singles this Valentine’s Day.
At The Neighborhoods, we’re interested in hearing from everybody in Detroit about what matters most to you.
Do you have a story to tell about what your community group is doing in the neighborhood? Tell us.
Do you have a story to tell about a home that needs to come down in your neighborhood? Tell us.