Articles by Rosie Sharp

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    Addie Langford reveals layers during talk at N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

    November 26, 2013 by Rosie Sharp

    Addie Langford reveals layers during talk at N'Namdi Center for Contemporary Art
    Langford acknowledged the influence of many in attendance, including her parents. Artist Addie Langford made an appearance at the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art on Sunday, Nov. 24, to talk about the debut of her painted work, one of three solo galleries within "CONSTRUCTIONS," which also...
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    “We Need More ________!” at Re:View Gallery, for people who need more Cedric Tai

    March 28, 2014 by Rosie Sharp

    “We Need More ________!” at Re:View Gallery, for people who need more Cedric Tai
    Tai's playful approach to artmaking is apparent in this "Conveniently placed stack of postcards." Tai avails himself of a photo opportunity in the "waiting room" of his "office." The very title of Cedric Tai’s solo show at Re:View Contemporary Gallery, “We Need...
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    “Life is Happening to Us Again” at Play House, and you don’t want to miss it!

    April 15, 2014 by Rosie Sharp

    “Life is Happening to Us Again” at Play House, and you don’t want to miss it!
    The piece runs Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8 p.m., from April 10th-26th. Experimental theater, like all experiments, can sometimes yield disastrous results, but I’m happy to report that “Life is Happening to Us Again,” staged by A Host of People and hosted by Hinterlands...
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    “The Secret of Life..Revealed, Again. For the First Time, Ever” by Jerry Vile opens at Inner State Gallery

    May 6, 2014 by Rosie Sharp

    “The Secret of Life..Revealed, Again. For the First Time, Ever” by Jerry Vile opens at Inner State Gallery
    Jerry Vile really takes the cake! In an opening foreshadowed by one of the most tongue-in-cheek press releases of all time, artist Jerry Vile—best known as organizer of the longstanding international erotic art show The Dirty Show—premiered an exhibition of work and scene at the Inner...
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    Mysteries explored and imperfect matches made at Popps Packing

    June 13, 2014 by Rosie Sharp

    Mysteries explored and imperfect matches made at Popps Packing
    "Unknowing the interstice" by Liam Slevin. Saturday, June 7th was a whirlwind night of artistic shenanigans in Hamtramck, one of the highlights being the opening for, “Unknowing the interstice,” an installation work by Popps Emporium’s current artist-in-resident, Liam Slevin. Native of Ireland, and more recently working...
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    Shakespeare in Detroit lightens up mid-summer with "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

    July 18, 2014 by Rosie Sharp

    Shakespeare in Detroit lightens up mid-summer with "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
    A packed crowd made camp in New Center Park, to assure themselves space for the show. Very apropos of the season, and much in line with their mission of site-specific, Detroit-based Shakespeare performance, Shakespeare in Detroit staged the Bard’s timeless comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as...
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    An open-studio tour of the Russell Industrial Center

    August 28, 2012 by Rosie Sharp

    An open-studio tour of the Russell Industrial Center
    The Russell Industrial Center is a recognizable monolith and a herald for the passage into Detroit from the northern suburbs. The highly visible ex-industrial facility, once an auto-body supplier, now houses a series of privately leased studio spaces, home to a vivid array of more than 150 local artists, makers...
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    Defiance, Ohio triumphs at the Trumbullplex

    August 31, 2012 by Rosie Sharp

    Defiance, Ohio triumphs at the Trumbullplex
    A Bay Area native, I spent the bulk of my free time as a disaffected high schooler either haunting coffee shops or catching triple-billed punk bands at Gilman St. in Berkeley, Calif., a tiny, volunteer-run club and launch pad for bands like Green Day and Rancid. No wonder, then, that...
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    Dirty Three get down at Trinosophes

    September 28, 2012 by Rosie Sharp

    Dirty Three get down at Trinosophes
    Dirty Three instigating a good clean vibe at Trinosophes. Like a comet, Dirty Three shows in Detroit are few and far between, but arguably worth the wait. Taking the stage for the first big preview concert at Trinosophes, Dirty Three wasted all of 10 seconds before...
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    DLECTRICITY 2012 was an electrifying success

    October 9, 2012 by Rosie Sharp

    DLECTRICITY 2012 was an electrifying success
    "Contour1," by Brienne Willcock & Robert White, projected onto the back of the Detroit Public Library. Spirits were not dampened by a rainy beginning on Friday, and Woodward Avenue was packed on a cool, clear Saturday evening, with people out to experience and enjoy the DLECTRICITY...
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    Yeti or not, here comes Dave Eggers and 826 National

    November 7, 2014 by Rosie Sharp

    Yeti or not, here comes Dave Eggers and 826 National
    Dave Eggers took Detroit by storm this week, with a presentation at the 2014 Richard C. Van Dusen Urban Leadership Forum at Wayne State University, titled “Buccaneers, Robots, Yetis, and Other Agents of Social Change.” The title of the presentation refers to the eclectic storefronts that act as an interface...
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    "Citizenfour" at Cinema Detroit documents the documentation of America

    January 9, 2015 by Rosie Sharp

    "Citizenfour" at Cinema Detroit documents the documentation of America
    Beginning on Friday, January 2nd, Cinema Detroit (a.k.a. The Burton Theater, a.k.a. Cass City Cinema) has been screening Citizenfour, the Laura Poitras documentary that exhaustively documents the circumstances surrounding the notorious leak of National Security Agency documents and practices by NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Though it...
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    No time like the present: the Detroit Historical Museum celebrates its grand reopening

    November 27, 2012 by Rosie Sharp

    No time like the present: the Detroit Historical Museum celebrates its grand reopening
    The main hall, featuring a 100-year timeline of Detroit, highlighting a history of powerhouse franchises. The Detroit Historical Museum held a marathon reopening over Thanksgiving weekend, with free admission and extended hours. The DHM remained open for 60 continuous hours over Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and...
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    Leonard Cohen represents the old school at the Fox Theater

    November 30, 2012 by Rosie Sharp

    Leonard Cohen represents the old school at the Fox Theater
    Be advised, Leonard takes the stage promptly at 8. “Sometimes I stumble out of bed at night, and I stand before the mirror,” Leonard Cohen confessed to a packed house at the Fox Theater on Monday, November 26th. “I look at myself and say, ‘Leonard, lighten...
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    DIY economy flourishes at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair

    December 4, 2012 by Rosie Sharp

    DIY economy flourishes at the Detroit Urban Craft Fair
    More vendors than ever before filled out the fairgrounds, where the event returned for its second year. An upbeat and craft-loving crowd stormed the Masonic Temple over Dec. 1-2, to kick off holiday shopping with a DIY bent at the 7th annual Detroit Urban Craft Fair...