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The biggest local rock fest in the known universe, Metro Times' Blowout Festival, returns for a 15th glorious time. Honorary Detroiter (and rock legend) Kim Fowley, the Dirtbombs, rising rapper Danny Brown and myriad bands the rest of the world should know about rock 13 venues over four nights.
Last week, the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed complaints alleging that current and former residents of the stately row house at 133 C St. in Washington, D.C. paid below-market rates for rooms they rented in the $1.8 million dollar redbrick building. One of the U.S. reps named in the complaint is none other than Bart Stupak, the Democrat who gained much national attention for his proposed anti-abortion amendment to the just-signed health care bill.
A civil rights group protesting what it calls "Jim Crow-style segregation" has taken its campaign to local merchants during the last several weeks. But when merchants didn't want to post literature, the group started picketing and advocating boycotts against them.