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How Celebrities are Singing Detroit’s Praises

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Ben Affleck created quite the buzz when he was spotted wearing a “Detroit City” T-shirt.
If you’ve been to Detroit, you may have seen Kid Rock’s brand, Made In Detroit (Official Brand Clothing) especially known for their T-shirts.
Nicole Curtis and host of HGTV’s “Rehab Addict” prides herself on restoring the glory to Detroit’s hidden gems.
Aside from highlighting The D through his lyrics, Eminem is known to give back to the city through his Marshall Mathers Foundation.
Erin Cummings founded the Mittens for Detroit.
Ryan Gosling became quite the Motor City maven during production of his film “Lost River.”
Jack White saved the day a few years back when The Detroit Masonic Temple was facing foreclosure.
Sir Paul McCartney had one of the Motown Museum‘s pianos restored.

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South Caroline students visit the Motown Museum

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These students from South Carolina were in Detroit to participate in the 9th annual JetToy Challenge at the SAE International Congress. They stopped at the Motown Museum as part of their visit organized by Show Me Detroit Tours.

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With Hope and Promise for the Future, Detroit Comes Roaring Back

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It was midnight at the Magic Stick and The Garden Bowl [in The Majestic] , a bowling alley–dive bar hybrid in Midtown Detroit, and a touring all-girl punk band had just taken the stage. The sound of clanging pins meshed perfectly with their wild, gritty sound, and in between fervent head bangings, I could discern a neon-red “You Can’t Stop Detroit” decal affixed to the lead singer’s guitar strap.

I had seen the same motto emblazoned across T-shirts, storefront windows and bumper stickers throughout the streets of Detroit, which, following its 2013 bankruptcy, began billing itself as “America’s Great Comeback City.” The skeletal remains of its bygone industrial heyday, like the Packard Plant, the largest abandoned building in the world, are still visible throughout the Motor City, but a new generation of intrepid artists and entrepreneurs only see new opportunities, taking advantage of cheap rent and newly vacant historic locales to breathe life back into a town that’s known for pulling itself up by its bootstraps.

Ramona Flume explored the Motown Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD, Detroit Mercantile Co., Shinola, The Heidelberg Project, & the GM Ren Cen.

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