Max Hardy, Detroit leader and community advocate, dies at 40

Jeds Detroit chef and owner Max Hardy sits in the lobby of his takeout business in Detroit on February 22, 2021.

Chef Maxcel Hardy, a Detroit restaurateur known for his community advocacy and anti-hunger efforts, has died, publicist David Rudolph announced Tuesday morning. Hardy, 40, owned COOP Caribbean Fusion within the Detroit Shipping Company, Jed's Detroit, a pizza and wings franchise on Seven Mile Road in Detroit, and the now-closed River Bistro, northwest of Detroit. Last … Read more

Indie Music Week starts Sunday in Jackson MS

Official JIM week calendar

Jackson Indie Music Week is back for 2024 and will take place from Sunday, January 7 to Sunday, January 14, organizers announced. Presented by Southern Beverages and known as “The Culture Concert”, Jackson Indie Music Week is celebrated every two weeks in January and honors independent musical artists and filmmakers with different entertainment events, including … Read more

Gold ‘N Silver Inn owner says Jacobs to run restaurant

Jeffry Paine stands outside the Gold 'N Silver Inn.

The Gold 'N Silver Inn in Reno will continue to operate despite its former owner's retirement plans. Jeffry Paine has confirmed he plans to resign after April 30, more than three decades after taking over the restaurant. “March 15 will be 35 years for me,” Paine said. “I finished.” Paine first confirmed his plans to … Read more

Entertainment newsletter for Wilmington, NC, with arts and food news

The Wilmington Big Band plays a swing dance Jan. 6 at the Community Arts Center.

A new year means new possibilities, and Wilmington's art scene is certainly refreshing in 2024. Shane Fernando just signed on as the new director of Thalian Hall, Zach Pluer was recently named director of CFCC's Wilson Center, longtime local theater company Opera House has a new director in Ray Kennedy, and 2024 will be the … Read more

Trueline entertainment venue opening in 2025 in downtown Greenville

Trueline is set to open a new entertainment venue in the West End by April 2025. Michael Grozier, owner of Trueline Greeniville, plans to host national touring artists in a venue with a capacity of 2,100 seats, with the possibility of expanding to 2,100 seats. The project is expected to require $10 million in investment; … Read more

Silk Exotic on Milwaukee’s northwest side has closed after 20 years

Gentlemen's club Silk Exotic, 11400 W. Silver Spring Road, will close after 20 years.

Silk Exotic has closed its northwest Milwaukee club after 20 years there. The adult entertainment club, memorable for its castle-like building at 11400 W. Silver Spring Road, announced its closure on social media. Scott Krahn, who is listed as an agent on the location's liquor license, did not immediately respond to a request for comment, … Read more