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Rock and Fashion at U Detroit Cafe on 4/26 and The Best of Detroit Metro Times party 4/27

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    Every Thursday night from 9 pm to 11 pm John Gnotek and Danny D, a local Rod Stewart impersonator host a live web broadcast show called Rock and Fashion. The show occurs at U Detroit Cafe in the Harmonie Park area of downtown Detroit. Expect a fun and unique lineup and a relaxed and free flowing vibe. Live painting, dynamic musical performances, and non profit speakers have been highlights of these shows. Last Thursday charismatic artist, musician, designer, and performance artist Ziam Penn sang some tunes and did a fabulous liquid silver fashion show. His liquid silver show is an over 10 year running fun and funky urban fashion show. Expect to see a ton of sequins, metallics, and a rad Prince meets Grace Jones vibe. Off the hook fun! He will be doing another fashion show at The Charles Wright Museum on May 5th. A mix of hip hop performers rounded out the night. I painted a painting amongst the festivities. Almost every show featuring some kind of live painting and often money is raised for a charity. Check out Danny D's website at and John Gnotek's website at

    Friday I went to the Metro Times Best of Detroit party which was held at the Soundboard of the Motorcity Casino. A mix of journalists, business owners, artists, and musicians mingled at this swanky yet chill party. Never thought I'd see marshmellow covered bacon or a buffalo chicken cone. Its rad to see something fresh and new. Buddy's pizza hit the spot like always. Other bars and restaurants to offer some delicious food and drinks included Café Sushi, The Henry Ford (Food Service/Catering), Lockhart’s BBQ, Lucky Stike, MotorCity Casino Hotel, One-Eyed Betty’s, Peteet’s Famous Cheesecakes, Small Plates,Treat Dreams, Finlandia Vodka, Jack Daniels Whiskey, Southern Comfort, el Jimador Tequila, Herradura Tequila, Miller Lite Beer, Sam Adams Boston Lager and Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. A photo booth and an upbeat dance floor were fun after dinner opportunities.