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‘Chappie’ review: Director Neill Blomkamp stumbles with grating sci-fi comedy

Blomkamp cast South African rap duo Die Antwoord, who color the film with an obnoxious aesthetic. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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U-M interim athletic director determined ‘not to stay too long,’ even after Jim Harbaugh hire

Former Steelcase CEO Jim Hackett shares the backstory of how he got high-profile gig, and what he is learning on the job. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Founding Director of Galapagos Art Space Robert Elmes speaks at the DIA in Detroit

This was his first public appearance in Detroit since buying nine buildings in Highland Park and announcing his move to the Motor City. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Senior Bowl executive director Phil Savage shares thoughts on Michigan State players

Jeremy Langford and Kurtis Drummond didn’t play in Saturday’s all-star game, but like Tony Lippett they took part in practices and were evaluated. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Edward King, former Wayne State small-business services director, dies at 65

Edward King, former Wayne State small-business services director, dies at 65

Crain’s Detroit Business – Edward King, a metro Detroit small-business consultant and former longtime director of Small Business Services at Wayne State University, died Monday. He was 65.   From 1980 to 2009, King taught classes to entrepreneurs and small-business owners in his role at WSU. “I got into this because I was sick of […]

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DIA Director Graham Beal to retire in June

DIA Director Graham Beal to retire in June

Crain’s Detroit Business – The director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, who worked to protect the museum’s collection during the city’s bankruptcy, plans to retire in June. Graham Beal will retire when his contract expires June 30, according to a news release from the DIA Thursday. “It has certainly been quite a ride with […]

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Sandra Bulger named interim director of Luella Hannan foundation

Sandra Bulger named interim director of Luella Hannan foundation

Sherri Welch – The Detroit-based Luella Hannan Memorial Foundation has named board Vice President Sandra Bulger as interim executive director while it continues a search for a permanent person to fill that role. Bulger succeeds Tim Wintermute who retired at the end of 2014, after 21 years with the foundation — 18 of them as […]

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Municipal Advisory Council of Michigan names Diebel executive director

Municipal Advisory Council of Michigan names Diebel executive director

Tom Henderson – Alfred Diebel has been named the new executive director, effective Jan. 1, of the Detroit-based Municipal Advisory Council of Michigan, the information and service organization for businesses involved in the municipal bond industry. Diebel, 60, replaces Jim Bickley, who is retiring. Most recently, Diebel was a member of the executive management team […]

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Update: David Brandon resigns as UM athletic director

Update: David Brandon resigns as UM athletic director

Bill Shea – The University of Michigan has announced the resignation of Athletic Director David Brandon. UM President Mark Schlissel made the announcement to the media at the Fleming Administration Building during a 1:30 p.m. news conference. “Dave feels that it would be in the best interest of our student-athletes, the athletic department and the […]

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Jim Hackett’s new Michigan athletic director role surprises business community

“I’m surprised like anybody else,” said Brian Walker, CEO of Herman Miller, one of Steelcase’s biggest competitors. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Batman director says more movies coming to MI

Zack Snyder is the man pulling all the strings behind Warner Brothers’ superhero movies. That’s a good thing for Detroit, because the director loves the city. Brad Galli talks to Snyder in an exclusive interview for WXYZ Detroit. Full News here – Detroit | WXYZ

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Detroit hires former New York City budget director as deputy mayor

Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday announced the appointment a deputy mayor to oversee the city’s economic policy, naming Carol O’Cleireacain, a former New York City budget director, to take on the new position as Detroit approaches a potential exit from bankruptcy. Full News here – Detroit News

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‘Gone Girl’ review: Ben Affleck, director David Fincher make a great pair in outrageous psycho-satire

The strong ensemble cast also includes Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens and Neil Patrick Harris. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Iserv taps GR Current director to lead internet provider

Jeff Royce is the first president since the 19-year-old Iserv was purchased two years ago by the Boston-based 382 Communications. Full News here – Oakland Business

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Stevie Wonder’s musical director on Detroit return: ‘It’s going to be incredible … wait until you see it!’

DETROIT, MI — Motown legend Stevie Wonder, 64, hasn’t performed in Metro Detroit in six years, but is guaranteed to turn heads and soothe ears when he returns Nov. 20, his longtime musical director said. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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