DSO’s Classical Roots Celebration honors WSU’s late Dr. Silas Norman and Jessye Norman

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 38th annual Classical Roots Concert and 16th annual Classical Roots Celebration on Saturday, March 5. Performing for the night were African-American legends: soprano Laquita Mitchell and Branford Marsalis, a National Endowment for the Arts jazz master and saxophonist. According to the DSO website, the Classical Roots Celebration aims toward … More DSO’s Classical Roots Celebration honors WSU’s late Dr. Silas Norman and Jessye Norman

2016 Chinese New Year Gala brings diversity, unity to WSU

The Wayne State’s Chinese Students and Scholars Association, in coordination with the Confucius Institute, will be bringing Chinese New Year celebrations to WSU, for their second annual free gala on Wednesday, Feb. 10. The 2016 Chinese New Year, falling on Feb. 8, is the year of the monkey, a symbol of ambition and adventure and … More 2016 Chinese New Year Gala brings diversity, unity to WSU

Humans behind Humans of Wayne State University

Launching in the winter of 2015, Humans of Wayne State University, inspired by Humans of New York, was created as a way to capture students’ thoughts and personalities. Aya Elsherif and Madison Lewis, co-founders of the organization, are both sophomore public relations majors at Wayne State.  They decided to combine their love for their hobbies … More Humans behind Humans of Wayne State University

Best Detroit exhibits of 2015

The Detroit Institute of Arts: “Vulnerable Heritage: Protecting the Cultural Artifacts of Syria and Iraq” The DIA expanded their Middle Eastern gallery with their newly opened “Vulnerable Heritage: Protecting the Cultural Artifacts of Syria and Iraq” exhibit. The exhibit displays a series of artifacts from the Assyrian Empire, the Babylonian Empire and the Persian Empire. … More Best Detroit exhibits of 2015

GRiZ and Big Wild bring funk and electronic to the Masonic’s sold out show

Rating: 10/10 Electronic artists GRiZ, Big Wild and FKJ brought “funktronica” to the sold out show at the Detroit Masonic Temple Saturday, Dec. 19. This year, the annual “12 Days of GRiZMAS” event featured two weeks of charity events, including a Detroit Dog Rescue visit, the gathering of 450 coats for The Shelter and three … More GRiZ and Big Wild bring funk and electronic to the Masonic’s sold out show

Artists Sinkane and Steven A. Clark bring soul to the Majestic

Ahmed Gallab, who goes by Sinkane, filled the audience with frenzy as he and his band brought modern jazz and a harmonious blend of melodies to the Majestic Café on Nov. 20. Sinkane created the seemingly odd but perfect mix of electronic rock, jazz and Sudanese pop. Joining the band for the night was pop … More Artists Sinkane and Steven A. Clark bring soul to the Majestic

Perspective: H&M model Mariah Idrissi spearheading fashion revolution

Battling the pervasiveness of racism is a long and a seemingly endless road. H&M, the second largest global retailer, took the first step down that rocky path. Mariah Idrissi, the hijabi 23-year-old model, stars in the H&M’s latest denim campaign, “Close the Loop,” to foster the idea of eco-friendly, maintainable fashion all through recycling. To … More Perspective: H&M model Mariah Idrissi spearheading fashion revolution

Award-winning director Sam Kadi holds pre-screening for his feature film ‘Little Gandhi’

        “Little Gandhi: The Lost Truth of The Syrian Uprising” directed and produced by award-winning Sam Kadi (“The Citizen,” 2012) trails the legacy of Ghiyath Matar, a peaceful Syrian civil rights activist who had a mind and heart that was anything but “little.” The documentary features Matar’s legacy as he led Syrians … More Award-winning director Sam Kadi holds pre-screening for his feature film ‘Little Gandhi’

Middle Eastern food on the go: Harmonie Express offers fresh and affordable ‘fast food’

The Middle Eastern restaurant that we know and love is now ‘express.’ Harmonie Express, the takeout version of Harmonie Garden, is every bit as tasty as the original “Home of the Falafel.” Harmonie Express opened in early September and offers customers quick, steamy and freshly made falafel, sandwiches and platters to-go. In 2010, Harmonie Garden … More Middle Eastern food on the go: Harmonie Express offers fresh and affordable ‘fast food’

WSU Student, Amanda Riddle dances her way to the top

Creating a platform for your future career is just the beginning; the next step is hitting the stage. “Dance is a way of communicating without saying a word,” said Amanda Riddle, a WSU dance major who is lives and breathes dance. Riddle spends her weekends rehearsing for the hip-hop group the Next Level Dance Company … More WSU Student, Amanda Riddle dances her way to the top