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Travel: A Culinary Honeymoon to Traverse City and Chicago (Photos)

By Alexis Simpson We left for Traverse City the day after our honeymoon. Our dog didn’t want us to go. We stayed at the Grand Traverse Resort. We got a newly remodeled King Tower room after Paul finagled with the front desk. Yay! The shower was big enough to fit 6 ppl, and the view […]

JOSEPH KEEFE of Family of the Year performs at The FIllmore in Detroit, Michigan.

Family of the Year @ The Detroit Fillmore (Photos)

By Alexis Simpson http://www.familyoftheyear.net/

AARON BRUNO of Awolnation performs at The FIllmore in Detroit, Michigan.

Awolnation @ The Detroit Fillmore (Photos) 7-3-15

  By Alexis Simpson Awolnation is one of the most innovative and interesting bands currently touring. Frontman Aaron Bruno is quirky, but not overly so, meaning that his music is still relatable. The band last played at St. Andrew’s Hall in Detroit a few years ago, but last week the progressed to Detroit’s Fillmore. Bruno is a strong performer, and […]


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Michigan Legislature says “cut” to film incentives

By: Dave Palmer The only think that stands between retaining a vibrant part of this nation’s economy and its final curtain call is a stroke of Governor Rick Snyder’s pen. And if Snyder does indeed make that stroke on the signature line of this bill, Michigan can say goodbye to more good jobs and more reasons […]

DANNY BROWN gets the crowd pumped at Movement Festival in Detroit, Michigan.

Movement Weekend 2015 Photos

By Alexis Simpson We started our Movement weekend off at the new Populux bar which used to be the Magic Stick.  The roster of Acquaviva, Bell and Pullen was solid so we figured we would get the party kicked off early since since Movement didin’t officially start until Saturday. John Acquaviva Daniel Bell Stacey Pullen […]

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Movement Electronic Music Festival is Almost Here!!!

By Alexis Simpson It’s that time of year again! We are going to be at Movement during the day and at a bunch of parties at night (mostly TV, Populux, The Masonic Temple, and The Works). It will be exhausting, but these are indeed the best parties of the year. Stay tuned for our pre, […]


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A Day in Detroit with Nick Cave, Street Art and More (Photos)

By Alexis Simpson Last month I walked around Detroit and ran across all sorts of interesting things and people.

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Noize has an Etsy Store!

By Alexis Simpson   I’ve wanted to have an online store to sell my photography prints, but I could never decide on a site in which to sell them on. I finally decided on Etsy, and have been in the process of uploading products. It’s a work in process, but I’ve also decided to sell […]

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Technolo-gee: Adventures in the Online Job Market

By Dave Palmer Modern society is increasingly turning to electronic solutions for nearly everything. Whether it be shopping, banking, or communicating, we hear the same mantra: It’s faster and more convenient. Job hunting has, of course, been relegated almost entirely to the online world as well. The same idea of greater convenience, easier connection to […]


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Alexis and Paul’s Noize Wedding MixTape

By Alexis Simpson Paul and I are getting married this July, so I’ve been busy making a wedding mixtape to play during our outdoor party. If you’re curious what is on it, check it out here and click FOLLOW: https://open.spotify.com/user/alexisincolor/playlist/13Isyp8P0YTT1GZCYLaGTP Let me know what great songs I’m forgetting!!!! Or, as always we have our Noize […]

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For Nature Lovers, Teachers, and Students: The Hanover, PA Bald Eagle Webcam Hatch Watch

By Alexis Simpson UPDATE: BOTH baby eagle chicks hatched! Make sure to click on the live feed below to see them:) A few weeks ago I stumbled across the Facebook group, “The Hanover Eagle Watch,” and I’ve been fascinated by it ever since. The Pennsylvania Game Commission, HDOnTap, Comcast Business, Friends of Codorus State Park and several other partners have […]

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Say Goodbye to Winter in Detroit Photos

By Alexis Simpson Here are a few random photos I took in Detroit a few weekends ago when there was snow. Police man on horse at Eastern Market Police Horse Nice Ice Shinola at Eastern Market Badass Fox Art at MOCAD Multimedia Art at MOCAD My baby Chamba


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Instagram Randomness: Catching up to 2015 (iPhone Photos)

By Alexis Simpson #bandotrappin Nice Warehouse Our Mascot Our Wedding Cake Elvis Lives in Clawson, MI Catholic Art Published Again in The Wall Street Journal Yay! Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips Janis Joplin Stamps Sketch Johnny Noodle Detroit Dance Dance Dance Dance Halo Gold Cash Gold (Barf) Columbus, OH Alexis Rd. Free E and […]

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The future of our children’s education: A case for isolationism

By: Dave Palmer Once again I find myself staring the future right in its ugly face. A future of uncertainty, trepidation, and anxiety. A future in which I am cast into the ranks of the unemployed, though I have not done anything wrong other than choose teaching as a profession. My performance was satisfactory or better on […]

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What it’s Like to Photograph the Detroit Auto Show 2015 (NAIAS 2015 Photos)

By Alexis Simpson I’ve photographed the North American International Auto Show in Detroit the last three years, and it’s a love/hate event. The major pro of photographing the show is that I’ve gotten to sell my photo to publications such as Forbes and The Wall Street Journal. In fact, the first photo I ever had […]


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Black Label Society @ The Royal Oak Music Theatre (Photos)

By Alexis Simpson The scent of testosterone and beer overtook the Royal Oak Music Theatre when Black Label Society, Hatebreed, and Butcher Babies came to town for a sold-out show. Zakk Wylde held court as a Rock God while bassist John DeServio charmed the crowd with his love of performing. Genre Metal / Rock Band […]

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Metro Airport runway crumbling, lack of shock staggering

By: Dave Palmer I started out this year with high hopes for the upcoming 365 days, as I have started many years in the past. And just like in the past, it wasn’t long before I was sorely disappointed, but not entirely shocked. According to an article in the January 5 Detroit Free Press, a […]


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Paul’s Video of the Moment: Aaralyn and Izzy (Murp)- Sick of You (GWAR Cover)

By Paul Detroit This is the best cover of Gwar’s “Sick of You” RIP ODERUS

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Slipknot Behind the Scenes @ The Palace of Auburn Hills 11-29-14 (Photos & Setlist)

By Alexis Simpson Slipknot has been a long time favorite, and we are thrilled with their acclaimed new album and freaky videos. Back in the day, their first album blew us away and will always linger in our mind. thewholethingithinkissicthewholethingithinkissicthewholethingithinkissic. Sick. Enjoy our live photos and backstage behind the scenes footage. http://www.slipknot1.com/ http://instagram.com/slipknot(Instagram) https://twitter.com/slipknot (Twitter) […]

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Penalizing underfunded schools through further underfunding

By Dave Palmer Yes, you read the headline right, folks. Lansing’s latest and greatest plan to control deficits within school districts is to punish them by withholding funding. Schools that fail to navigate the labyrinthian requirements prescribed in Senate Bills 951-954 and 957 for submitting a deficit elimination plan could see their contribution from the […]


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#2 Paul’s Video of the Moment: : Crazy Guy

By Paul Detroit What’s with this guy?

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#1 Paul’s Video of the Moment: Crazy Russians Play on Skyscraper

by Alexis Simpson My boyfriend Paul loves watching YouTube videos, and has a knack at finding interesting ones. I thought it would be fun to share them 😉 The first one he picked is a video of two crazy Russians climbing on the outside of a skyscraper in China. Last night as I was watching it […]

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Black Veil Brides @ Royal Oak Music Theatre 11-15-14 (Photos)

By Alexis Simpson Members: Andy Biersack – Vocals https://twitter.com/AndyBVB https://instagram.com/AndyBVB Ashley Purdy – Bass https://twitter.com/AshleyPurdy https://instagram.com/AshleyPurdyInc Jinxx – Guitar https://twitter.com/JinxxBVB https://instagram.com/jinxxed4life Jake Pitts – Guitar https://twitter.com/JakePittsBVB https://instagram.com/jakepittsbvb Christian Coma – Drums https://twitter.com/ccbvb http://instagram.com/ceesespieces http://www.blackveilbrides.net/ http://www.bvbarmy.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Blackveilbrides/ www.itunes.com/blackveilbrides http://instagram.com/blackveilbrides Black Veil Brides is one of our fave bands to photograph because of their dramatic look, good […]


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