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Michigan native Tori Nichel debuts spring collection on NBC’s Fashion Star

It is considered a blessing to know what you want to do at a young age. For Tori Nichel it was fashion and she is happy she had the direction early in life. The influence of fashion and style came from her mother’s side of the family.
“My mom, aunt and grandmother were all very stylish. I would always tag along when they went s

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Head to TAP for great drinks and gaming on St. Patrick’s Day

Looking for luck on St. Patrick’s Day? Then TAP at MGM Grand Detroit, a modern sports pub with a classically comfortable feel, is a good place to start.

This newcomer to the social scene is offering $4 pints and $12 pitchers of Guinness brew on St. Patty’s Day. TAP also offers a curated collection of more than 50 draft, bottled

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

A smart decision

For a while there had been talk about the possibility of bringing back “In Living Color,” the groundbreaking, innovative sketch comedy show that ran from 1990 to 1994.

But according to its creator, Keenen Ivory Wayans, that is not going to happen. As he put it, “After a lot of thought and discussions, I realized that the bar is

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Fuel economy up, but consumption up more

Although vehicle fuel economy has improved 40 percent since 1970, the total amount of fuel used has increased by more than half, says a University of Michigan researcher.

Using data from the U.S. Department of Transportation from 1970 to 2010, Michael Sivak of the U-M Transportation Research Institute examined the impact of

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit