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A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
A conceptual drawing for a proposed new Detroit arena by Olympia Development of Michigan. (Illustration: Ilitch Holdings, Inc./PRNewsFoto)
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Redevelopment Vision Shared for Detroit Mixed-Use Sports, Entertainment District

Olympia Development of Michigan today announced plans for a sweeping transformation of dozens of underutilized blocks between downtown and midtown Detroit into a sports and entertainment district.

The project will connect existing and new development efforts in downtown and midtown Detroit along Woodward Avenue with five walkable, livable mixed-use district neighborhoods, and includes an arena to replace Joe Louis Arena.

The new, mixed-use development is being coupled with new arena's construction, officials said. The development project is estimated at $650 million, according to Ilitch Holdings, Inc., which owns Olympia Development of Michigan.

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World-Renowned Ballerina Asks ‘Rehab Addict’ Nicole Curtis to Save Her Former Grand Rapids Home From Demolition

A renowned ballerina and Grand Rapids native has reached out to a reality TV star, asking her to save the West Side house where she grew up. A city zoning board approved its demolition last week.

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Watch ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s Crosby, Stills & Nash-Inspired ‘Mission Statement’ Video

Graham Nash asked 'Weird Al' Yankovic when he was ever going to parody a Crosby, Stills and Nash song. Yankovic had the answer right in his pocket.

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Robert Trachtenberg
Robert Trachtenberg
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Watch Weird Al’s Final New Video, ‘Mission Statement’

We're finally at the end of "Weird Al" Yankovic eight-videos-in-eight-days campaign.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Can’t Wipe Out ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’

Despite three very different new challengers, 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' continued to rule over the box office this weekend. This doesn't spell disaster for the newcomers, but it does spell further success for the sequel to 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes,' which is riding extremely positive word of mouth to a big box office tally.

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Paul McCartney Working on ‘Funky Little Experimental’ New Music

Paul McCartney says he may indulge his other side on his next project.

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Motley Crue Weird Al Yankovic Art Garfunkel
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Motley Crue, Art Garfunkel Name-Checked in New ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Song

Motley Crue and Art Garfunkel are among the many celebrities who get name-checked in the song 'Lame Claim to Fame.'

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Keith Richards
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Keith Richards Hints at Rolling Stones Activity: ‘There’s Something in the Air’

Keith Richards suggests the band's recent tour could spark some more activity from them.

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Judas Priest
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Judas Priest’s Glenn Tipton and Richie Faulkner Discuss the Writing of ‘Redeemer of Souls’

The two guitarists discuss how Faulkner has integrated himself into the band on their new album, 'Redeemer of Souls.'

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Liz Ramanand, UltimateClassicRock
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Tesla’s Frank Hannon on Return to ‘Simplicity,’ New Single

Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon spoke with Ultimate Classic Rock when the band stopped in New York City.

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Tim Bugbee, Ultimate Classic Rock
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Yes’ Summer Tour Brings Something Old, Something New to Stage

Review and photographs from Yes' 2014 summer tour.

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Vince Bucci, Getty Images
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Brian Wilson’s Guest-Packed New Album Grew Out of Beach Boys Disappointment

Brian Wilson turned to guest collaborators on his upcoming solo project after the Beach Boys' 2012 reunion fell apart.

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