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Eye on the Arts: TRP

University of Windsor electrical engineering graduate, Ahmad Shawky (a.k.a. TRP), is helping to put Windsor on the map as a hip-hop hot spot.

With his diverse first release, My Dedication, available at HMV, iTunes, Napster, and Rhapsody, success is sweet for the once shy Shawky, who overcame his fears at a grade school talent show where he was determined to prove those who didn’t believe in him wrong. Continue reading →

Check out this sprawl: urban blight as an artform

Artcite is currently accepting submissions from the Windsor-Essex and Detroit area for their newest collaborative photography installment, “Check Out This Sprawl.”

The exhibit will be presented alongside the Citizen’s Environment Alliance’s (CEA) annual “Smogfest” events in Artcite’s west gallery. Continue reading →

Electronic Music Fest brings in Big Mames

The time is fast approaching for the biggest local summer music festival. The Detroit Electronic Music Festival (DEMF) will be taking place from May 24 – 26 in Hart Plaza, located in downtown Detroit. And, according to festival director Jason Huvaere, this year is going to be bigger and better than ever.

With a host of sponsors like MySpace, Vitaminwater, and Beatport, an online music store widely recognized as the leading source for electronic music downloads, DEMF 2008 is promising visitors production enhancements in terms of soundstages, lighting, and of course bringing some big time names to the home of techno music. Continue reading →