The scores of old masters held by the Detroit Institute of Arts might have fetched hundreds of millions of dollars at auction
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Friday 01 July 2011
In 1971, there were a limited number of options for a soul singer like Marvin Gaye.
Sunday 26 June 2011
The most perfect suite of music recorded in my lifetime.
Dr Jack Kevorkian: Practitioner of assisted suicide dubbed 'Dr Death' for helping 130 people take their own lives
Saturday 04 June 2011
"Have a nice trip," the small, intense man with cropped grey hair told the woman, as she lay on the makeshift bed, fitted with new sheets, pillowcases and curtains to protect the occupant's privacy, in the back of his ancient Volkswagen van. "Thank you, thank you," replied Janet Adkins that day in early June 1990, despairing at her inexorably advancing Alzheimer's disease.
Sunday 15 May 2011
The biggest thrill of my life was selling my first novelette It was a Western for Argosy magazine in 1951, called "Trail of the Apaches". I'd done a lot of research about the Apache Indians in the 1880s and they seemed like ruthless individuals out to raise hell, which fascinated me. I got paid $1,000 for it and I thought, wow, I'm going to quit my job in advertising, which I hated.
Monday 04 April 2011
It took about 25 minutes for the audience to really turn on Charlie Sheen. Tickets for the first night of the imploding star's Violent Torpedo of Truth tour in Detroit had sold out within minutes of going on sale and some were changing hands at more than $1,000 (£621) ahead of the event.
Friday 01 April 2011
Thursday 24 March 2011
Long battered Detroit has suffered a new blow, with the release of the 2010 census showing its population shrunk by 25 per cent over the last decade, equivalent to one person leaving the city every 20 minutes.
Monday 31 January 2011
Timothy Bradley is targeting a showdown with Amir Khan after adding the WBC light-welterweight title to his WBO crown with a technical decision victory over Devon Alexander in Detroit on Saturday night.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
Derrick Rose scored 29 points as the Chicago Bulls continued their domination over the Detroit Pistons with a 95-82 victory on Monday night in the battle between the two British players in the NBA, Luol Deng and Ben Gordon.
Thursday 06 January 2011
Hyundai will be showing its intriguing Veloster at this month's Detroit Motor Show. Based on the Golf-sized i30, the new car is being described by its Korean makers as a “utility coupé”.
Tuesday 04 January 2011
Brett Favre was the National Football League's ultimate iron man in a legendary 19-year career, inspiring coaches and team-mates with extraordinary toughness and thrilling fans with a daredevil's verve and a showman's sense of the moment.
Friday 31 December 2010
Kia has provided this first look at the KV7 concept car which it will unveil at the North American International Motor Show in Detroit next month.
Wednesday 03 November 2010
The Mauger Modern gallery in London presents the lenticular artist Chris Dean's first solo show outside the US, on the changing economic fortunes of his hometown Detroit in his exhibit, Transylvania.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Two men who flew from Chicago to Amsterdam on Sunday night have been charged by Dutch police with "preparation of a terrorist attack", reported ABC News.
Monday 21 June 2010
One of Motown's premier acts, the Temptations are still going strong 50 years on from their inception, even if the background tenor Otis Williams has been the only constant member of the Detroit vocal group.
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