Why Madonna Was Banned from a Gay Bar in Detroit in the '70s, as Legend Has It
"She was a rowdy teenager at the time," says Tim McKee-Zazo, Menjo’s general manager.
That Was Quick: Atomic Chicken in Detroit's New Center Calls It Quits After 13 Months
"We just couldn't wait any longer" for business in the area to pick up, co-owner Scott Moloney tells Crain's
Video: The Day Aretha Said Goodbye to Rosa Parks by Singing 'The Impossible Dream'
Franklin's memorial service next week at Greater Grace Temple will be Detroit's largest since Nov. 2, 2005. Be moved again by her seven-minute delivery at Greater Grace Temple.
Politics Podcast: Will Lt. Governor Picks Help Schuette and Whitmer?
Bill Ballenger and Dennis Denno, veterans of Michigan politics, also talk with Betty Jean Alexander of Detroit, who unseated a Democratic state senator this month.
A Few Off-Key Notes Intrude on Aretha Coverage (Her Death Is Not About Elvis)
Sour chords in Franklin media coverage include this meaningless coincidence, hyperbolic language and local papers' Twitter barrages at machine-gun velocity.
Update: State Lawmaker Regrets Calling Asian-American Opponent 'Ching-Chang'
Rep. Bettie Cook Scott now asks Rep. Stephanie Chang, a fellow Democrat, "to meet with [me] so that I may apologize to her in person."
Federal Grand Jury Probes Detroit Councilman Gabe Leland
Attorney Steve Fishman says that allegations that Gabe Leland received preferential treatment from a bar owner "are too ridiculous to deserve further comment."
Video: See What Surprise Stuns Tim and Sam in 'Detroiters' Season Finale
No word yet from Comedy Central on whether it will renew the half-hour cable series for a third year.
Aretha's Hat Guy: Southfield Designer Went from Backstage to Spotlight on 1/20/09
Aretha's hat at Barack Obama's first inauguration made Luke Song globally fanmous. The Metro Detroiter, then 36, gained cachet and clients. (Painting by Dan Lacey)
'Her Eyes Twinkled' and Other Detroit Memories of Aretha Franklin Encounters
"Keith Richards would always say to me, as a greeting, 'How's Aretha?' recalls local music writer Susan Whitall (CBS video image from December 2015)
Derringer: Aretha Was a Mic-Dropping, Mink-Dropping Detroit Treasure Like No Other
Detroit has lost its biggest, most enduring musical talent, no small thing in a city that gave the world so many of them. [2014 portrait from Deposit Photos]
Is Detroit Giving Up its 'Ruin Porn' Capital Distinction?
"That chapter in history is gone; we're onto the renewal," says a New York photographer.
Sergio Marchionne Failed to Tell FBI About Pricey Gift to UAW Official
Flanked by his white-collar criminal defense lawyer at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit, Marchionne was asked by investigators whether he had given UAW leaders valuable items.