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  • Olivia Jean shares sing-along video of a groovy Bollywood hit song before her Loving Touch show
    by Lee DeVito on January 20, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    On Night Owl, Nashville-via-Detroit rocker Olivia Jean and her band covers “Jaan Pehechaan Ho,” a groovy track originally sung by Mohammed Rafi in the 1965 Bollywood thriller Gumnaam and introduced to a new audience via the opening credits for 2001’s cult hit Ghost World. Here Jean sings it in its original Hindi, which would be hard enough on its own — she told Premier Guitar that she learned how to sing it phonetically — but also because the track is no simple rock ’n’ roll ditty.…

  • Duggan may revive ambitious plan to eliminate remaining blight in Detroit
    by Steve Neavling on January 20, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    Mayor Mike Duggan is not giving up on his ambitious plan to demolish or renovate the thousands of vacant houses that are left in the city. In November, the city council rejected the mayor’s $250 million bond proposal, which sought to eliminate the remaining blight in Detroit’s neighborhoods by demolishing roughly 19,000 vacant houses and renovating 8,000 abandoned homes.…

  • Corktown’s Folk to hold Australian bush fire relief dinner
    by Sonia Khaleel on January 20, 2020 at 7:20 pm

    Corktown cafe Folk will hold a dinner later this month to raise money for relief from the deadly Australian bush fires.The fires have killed at least 27 people so far, as well as destroyed thousands of homes. Almost 18 million acres of land has been burned, and millions of animals are potentially dead as a result. The dinner, taking place on Jan. 28, will raise funding via donations for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.…

  • Wayne County’s first recreational marijuana dispensary opens to high demand
    by Steve Neavling on January 20, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    A recreational marijuana dispensary has finally opened in Wayne County, the most populated county in Michigan. More than six weeks after recreational marijuana sales became legal in Michigan, 1st Quality Medz in River Rouge opened its doors to customers 21 years and older last week.…

  • Michigan’s recreational marijuana sales are off to a sluggish start
    by Steve Neavling on January 20, 2020 at 9:00 am

    Seven weeks after legal recreational marijuana finally became available for sale in Michigan, Mark Dwyer still relies on the black market for pot. He’d rather buy marijuana at a legal dispensary, but there are none that sell recreational pot within 15 minutes of his home in Detroit, the state’s largest city.…

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