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Articles By: Ray Malo

Ray grew up in the New York metro region (Jersey side), moving to Brooklyn in 2008 to pursue a career in music. After touring nationally with his indie band, falling in love with city after city while falling out of love with tour life, he returned to the University of Michigan, where he earned a B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Urban Studies. You can find him in Ann Arbor gauging the distance of an NBA three pointer. Follow him on Twitter @underfang.

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“Most people are intimidated when they first come in, but soon they realize the guy calling the auction likes football, beer and chicken wings, and can have a normal conversation with them. It’s art collecting for the regular person.” This quote, from Sunday’s Auction House co-founder and auctioneer John Henninger, sums up the balance Sunday’s auction experience strives to achieve. One or two Sundays per month, Sunday’s Auction House holds a live, pop-up auction, featuring paintings, photography, and prints from emerging New York City artists (their next auction includes works from Pratt Institute’s Class of 2013), as well as prints from famous artists such as Dali, Chagall, and Picasso. With sales ranging from $100 to $10,000, Sunday’s Auction House shows pieces to accommodate art enthusiasts from all backgrounds.  (more…)

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The city of Detroit has gained much national exposure of late as case study for the potential revival of declining Rust Belt cities. And from the establishing of an Emergency Financial Manager to Dan Gilbert’s master plan to create a shiny new downtown, the city has been showing early signs of a commercial and financial comeback. But flying low under this progress is Detroit’s exciting musical resurgence.  (more…)