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New Downtown Detroit live entertainment venue opening in Punch Bowl Social space
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New Downtown Detroit live entertainment venue opening in Punch Bowl Social space

article DETROIT (FOX 2) - A new venue for live entertainment is opening in the former Punch Bowl Social in Detroit. Comedian Mike Epps' One Mike Enterprises shared plans for the comedy, music, and spoken word venue, One Mike Detroit, at 1331 Broadway St. on Thursday. Renovations are set to begin next month, with plans to open in the spring. "Detroit has always been a great city for comedy and a second home to me," Epps said. "I'm excited to announce the flagship location for the One Mike brand in Downtown Detroit. We're bringing superb dining and premier comedy experiences to 1331 Broadway." Epps said the venue will feature known performers, as well as those just starting out. Read Next: Christmas-themed pop-up tavern opens in Detroit The venue is co-owned by Rev. Horace Sheffield III...
U.S. labor market remains tight despite technology sector layoffs
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U.S. labor market remains tight despite technology sector layoffs

Weekly jobless claims fall 4,000 to 222,000Continuing claims increase 13,000 to 1.507 millionHousing starts drop 4.2% in October; permits fall 2.4%WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, showing widespread layoffs remain low despite a surge in technology-sector job cuts that has raised fears of an imminent recession.The weekly jobless claims report from the Labor Department on Thursday, the most timely data on the economy's health, suggested the labor market remained tight. That, together with solid consumer spending, keeps the Federal Reserve on track to continue raising interest rates, though at a slower pace amid signs inflation was starting to subside."This is a testimony to how tight the labor market remains," ...
Billboard names KSU’s music and entertainment business program among ‘finest’ in world
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Billboard names KSU’s music and entertainment business program among ‘finest’ in world

Billboard says Kennesaw State music and entertainment business program among top in world The school has earned the distinction "four years in a row". KENNESAW, Ga. - Billboard Magazine just named Kennesaw State's Music and Entertainment Business program among the "finest" in the world. It's a familiar recognition for the program that has earned the distinction four years in a row. It's the kind of place where high profile entertainers like John Driskell Hopkins of the Zac Brown Band can just casually drop in on a class like it's nothing. Students at the Joel Kats Music and Entertainment Business School on KSU's campus know that they're the next generation of leaders in the entertainment industry. "I call them real world practitioners," Keith Perissi, the director of the program, said, ...
Martin Luther King Jr. Drive businesses band together against crime
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Martin Luther King Jr. Drive businesses band together against crime

MLK Jr. Drive business owners make plan against neighborhood crime Business owners along the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive corridor are calling for change. They want to see crime reduced in their community and they have the plan to do it. ATLANTA - Business at Sophia's Nail Salon on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta is down 50%. Owner Kevin Daley blames that on the crime outside his door. "With all of this happening, it affects my business. It affects the flow, it affects everything, and people do not want to come here," he said. Daley has owned the nail salon for seven years. He said recently shootings and other crimes have picked up.  Last month's running gun battle that led to a deadly officer-involved shooting happened right outside his shop. "During the shooting the other d...
City gets involved after students saw adult entertainment club’s event at Texas golf course
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City gets involved after students saw adult entertainment club’s event at Texas golf course

City gets involved after students saw Adult entertainment club's event at Texas golf course A local high school golf team said players encountered "lewd behavior and scantily dressed people" at Avery Ranch golf course. AUSTIN, Texas - The city of Austin is now looking into an incident at Avery Ranch golf course where a local high school golf team says players saw "lewd behavior and scantily dressed people". Austin City Council member Mackenzie Kelly is taking action because she says there was a code violation, but the club that put on the tournament says it was supposed to be a private event they've been doing annually. "I was both shocked and somewhat disgusted," said Kelly about her reaction to hearing about what happened in her district Monday. "This is not something I would want any...
After 20 years, business owner thankful for felony expungement from Project Clean Slate
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After 20 years, business owner thankful for felony expungement from Project Clean Slate

Expungement team is helping former inmates wipe their records clean The work is just beginning. Shayla McElroy from Project Clean Slate estimates 168,000 Detroiters with misdemeanors and certain felonies are eligible. DETROIT (FOX 2) - Nicholas Dubose enjoyed the remaining summer sunshine at Rouge Park on Detroit's west side on Monday. The clouds that followed Dubose for 20 years are gone, he said. That's because Dubose is getting a second chance.  Earlier this year he says he had two felony convictions for low-level drug offenses expunged. "It’s like a burden has been lifted," said Dubose. The convictions shaped his life — especially as the owner of a truck driving business. "I knew if I was the owner and operator, I wouldn’t have to ask anybody for it for a job and that comes from a ...
Wall Street ends down as investors eye slowing economy
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Wall Street ends down as investors eye slowing economy

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., August 22, 2022. REUTERS/Brendan McDermidRegister now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.comRegisterU.S. composite PMI at lowest since February 2021Zoom tumbles on weak forecastMacy's shares rise on earnings beatIndexes: S&P 500 -0.22%, Nasdaq flat, Dow -0.47%Aug 23 (Reuters) - Wall Street ended down on Tuesday as investors focused on data showing a slowing economy ahead of a U.S. Federal Reserve gathering later this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.The S&P 500 dipped after data showed private-sector business activity in the United States contracted for a second straight month in August, with particular softness in the services sector as demand weakened in the face of inflation and tighter finan...
MedStar using medics on bicycles to better respond to weekend entertainment district calls
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MedStar using medics on bicycles to better respond to weekend entertainment district calls

MedStar using medics on bicycles to better respond to calls New data highlights an ongoing strategy that medics on bicycles are creating in Fort Worth’s entertainment district. FORT WORTH, Texas - New data highlights an ongoing strategy that medics on bicycles are creating in Fort Worth’s entertainment district. Every weekend, thousands of people enjoy an evening at Fort Worth’s West 7th Street District, but with that many people — and often alcohol involved — comes an increase in emergencies. "It is very difficult at 1, 2 o’clock in the morning to get an ambulance down here," explained Matt Zavadsky, with MedStar. "Really, to get even police cars, which is why you see the police department here on bicycles." Since 2018, MedStar has been working on a partnership with Fort Worth PD. It b...
Bronzeville Week celebrates Milwaukee’s ‘arts, culture and entertainment’
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Bronzeville Week celebrates Milwaukee’s ‘arts, culture and entertainment’

MILWAUKEE - Bronzeville Week features eight days of celebration on Milwaukee's north side. Bronzeville is called a cultural and entertainment district for a reason.  "Whether it is the home of America's Black Holocaust Museum or some of the great artists who are on display through murals who even live in the area and the African American-owned businesses that line King Drive, all of those things help uplift the arts, culture and entertainment in this area," said Alderwoman Milele Coggs. The second week of August is dedicated to celebrating all of that, starting off with a walk/run on Saturday, Aug. 6 and the Cultural Arts Festival Sunday.  "It's been a long time since the pandemic," said Deborah Render, owner of GG Collections. "We’re so excited to get out, and what better time to get ...
Family plans to start business from scratch after ice cream truck stolen in Detroit
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Family plans to start business from scratch after ice cream truck stolen in Detroit

Ice cream truck used to teach boy about money stolen in Detroit A family ice cream truck started to teach a 4-year-old boy about money and entrepreneurship is missing after someone stole it on Detroit's west side. DETROIT (FOX 2) - Alonna Harris is a Detroit mother who wanted to give her 4-year-old son Jalon an early start on learning the value of a dollar, so she transformed a van into an ice cream truck. "We wanted to do something for him just so he could get that entrepreneurship learning mindset," she said. "It’s nontraditional, but it helps out. We have a lot of different schools that we work with and nonprofit organizations." However, on Sunday someone stole the Jalon's Treats and Sweets ice cream truck while it was parked near 7 Mile and Telegraph on Detroit's west side. "I re...