The Heidelberg Project (Detroit, Michigan) was started in 1986 by the artist Tyree Guyton as a creative response to the blight and decay he saw in his neighborhood. His work, using paint and salvaged objects he found on the street to decorate the houses in his neighborhood, turned the once-threatened area into a tourist destination.
Maxine Powell, the legendary Motown etiquette expert, died on October 14, 2013 at the age of 98. She coached legends like Smokey Robinson and The Supremes on things like how to get in and out of cars, how to use props on stage and the proper way to greet important guests who visited backstage after a show. ‘“We worked with developing class,” she once said.