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Arcade Fire’s Grammy win stirs up Internet swarm

I admit I haven’t tuned into the Grammy awards with any real regularity the past few years. I thought the show lost a bit of its excitement and zeal. Maybe I was wrong. Sunday’s show was the talk of Twitter yesterday and it seems people can’t get over the coup that Merge Recording artists Arcade…

Livonia welcomes Maxsar Digital Studios

The future of Michigan’s much-debated tax incentives may be unknown, but film producer Philippe Martinez, CEO of Cinepro Pictures International, showed today just how vested he has become in the state and talent he has uncovered here. Martinez has transformed 60,000 square feet formerly used by Roush Industries into a state-of-the-art campus known as Maxsar…

Get ready to get snowed-in in metro Detroit

As an adult if there’s one thing I miss, it’s a good old fashioned snow day. Remember how amazing it felt when you got that wake up call on a snow-filled winter day. School was called off and you had an entire free day ahead of you to spend as you pleased? That just doesn’t…

Make the most of winter at the Plymouth Ice Festival this weekend

A Plymouth native, Sam Walton has been attending the Plymouth Ice Festival since as far back as he can recall. The event, a celebration of the winter season in the downtown Plymouth area, is part of the very fabric of Western Wayne County, draws attendance from across the region and attention nationally. Did you know…

It’s Girl Scout Cookie time – which flavor is your favorite?

Somewhere around the end of January we tend to stray from our health and fitness goals, the New Year’s resolutions and promises we made to eat better and workout more regularly. And I think I have it all figured out. This is exactly the time of year when we start to see Valentine’s candy hit…

Michigan gets healthy online thanks to AHealthierMichigan.org

Michigan may not be the healthiest state in the nation yet, but Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is working to change that. And you’ll notice the difference just by logging in online. The health insurance company has just revamped a site aimed to answer your healthy living questions at  AHealthierMichigan.org. It  blends  social media…

How to host a Golden Globes viewing party of your own

Movie fans, we have a major event right around the corner. The 2011 Golden Globe awards is set for 8-11 p.m. Sunday Jan. 16 – the official start of the gala awards season. Stars of the small and silver screen will gather from the red carpet to the stage to clap for their contemporaries and…

Southfield grad brings ‘Green Hornet’s’ Black Beauty to Detroit auto show

The North American International Auto Show serves as a homecoming of sorts for Farmington Hills native Matthew Ford. Now living in Los Angeles, the Southfield Christian High School graduate arrived in certain style – driving Black Beauty – known best for its role in Sony Picture’s upcoming release, The Green Hornet. With a long history…