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Detroit’s Dave Usher Talks Jazz, Oil Spill Control in New Book

It may not be common knowledge that the late, jazz great Dizzy Gillespie once served as a director on the board of the Marine Pollution Control company in Detroit. But Dave Usher, who founded the firm in 1967, says his friendship with Gillespie went beyond their shared love for jazz.

New $4.9M OU Athletic Dome Partners with Private Sports Company

Oakland University’s students and sports teams aren’t the only ones benefiting from the school’s new 108,000-square-foot athletic dome, which opens Friday.

Detroit’s Mythical Nain Rouge Headed to the Silver Screen

Royal Oak-based Folkteller Stories is teaming up with Radish Creative Group in Royal Oak and Lakeview Pictures in Los Angeles to produce a feature film based on the story of the Nain Rouge, a mythical red dwarf said to have cursed the city of Detroit since Antoine del la Mothe Cadillac first edged his canoe on the shores of the Detroit River in 1701.

Girls Scouts to Sell Camps in Howell, Metamora

The Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan have put two of its properties up for sale: Camp Innisfree in Howell and Camp Metamora in Metamora.

Five Qs: Tim Basa on the Sunset of Plain Old Telephone Service

BullsEye Telecom is a Southfield-based firm that provides various telecommunications and data services primarily to multi-unit operators, or businesses that have anywhere from five to 2,000 locations. Tim Basa, vice president of the company’s sales and marketing department, spoke with DBusiness Daily News about the industry’s changing landscape and what it’s doing to help companies transition from analog to digital phone service.

Café con Leche Brings Latin-Inspired Coffee to New Center District

​Husband-and-wife business duo Jordi Carbonell and Melissa Fernandez will host the grand opening of their second Café con Leche location in Detroit on Thursday.

Michigan’s Thumbs Up Wine Trail Formally Launches in May

There are more than 100 wineries in Michigan, but enthusiasts in the southeastern region don't need to travel far to enjoy a wine tasting or two.

2 New Restaurants Planned for Birmingham’s Palladium 12

Peas & Carrots Hospitality will open two new restaurants this summer in Palladium 12, a movie and commercial complex at North Old Woodward and Hamilton in downtown Birmingham.

Detroit Employees, Retirees to Get Auctioned Homes for Half Off

The Detroit Land Bank Authority will submit to the City Council this week a new incentive that would offer city employees, retirees, and their immediate families 50 percent off the winning bids of homes auctioned through buildingdetroit.org.

Entrepreneurial Conference to Focus on Crowdfunding, Startups

The 15th Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurs, expected to draw about 800 attendees to Livonia's Burton Manor on Thursday, will feature multiple presentations about growing the state’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.