As many Hollywood stars and tabloid rags can attest, keeping up with fame and one's celebrity standing in tinsel town is a vicious game. Red-headed, foul-mouthed comedian, Kathy Griffin, has made a career exploiting her self-proclaimed D-list status and her observations and encounters with the peculiar world of celebrity. Griffin's charm and clever wit derive from her hilarious ability to interact with the A-listers while still maintaining a self-deprecating attitude towards her station in the celebrity world. The comic documents many of her forays in Hollywood in her hit reality show, "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List." Griffin's standup act often includes escapades filmed on
Sunday afternoon, a small group of local foodies gathered at Tap and Table headquarters to enjoy a four course meal, each course paired with an American craft beer. As Tap and Table's motto hails, it was a culinary event for "beer bellies with a cooking problem." Darin Michaels and Emily Baime, who run Community Tap and Table out of their home, offer four to eight cooking classes a month, and are even available for private parties. July's gourmet food and beer pairing focused on "Makin' Bacon and summer flavors." Michaels and Baime started these classes due to their mutual passion for good food and great beer. Michaels has a background in brewing and works in beer and wine distribution.
A lively group of local music lovers gathered at Blue Lamp Thursday night to take in a riling show. Local band I'm Dirty Too opened for the all-female group, Girl iIn a Coma, while Michigan-natives The Detroit Cobras finished off the night. A hip animated crowd shuffled into the venue around 8 o'clock, anticipating the night's stellar performances. The laid back crowd consisted of casual-cool music fans who mingled, ordered drinks and visited the merchandise table before the show. As the audience patiently awaited the opening act, members of Girl in a Coma sipped energy drinks at a back table as they met excited fans and graciously posed for photos. Jenn Alva, the band's bassist, admit
Despite the rain, Sunday afternoon, the Palestinian festival to remember the Nakba occurred at The Grand. The festival, originally set to take place on the north Capitol steps, was organized to commemorate the historical events that took place on May 15, 1948 in what is now Israel. In Arabic, the word “Nakba” means catastrophe. This term is used to refer to the Israeli occupation and the displacement of the Palestinian people. Between the years of 1947 and 1948, over 750,000 Palestinians were forced to move from their homes and 531 villages were destroyed. On May 15 each year, Palestinians come together to commemorate these events and reflect upon the past. Palestinians have been observin