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city: detroit

the gold dollar

from the white stripes; electric six; the dirtbombs; the paybacks posted in music by ratsnamgod

Music venue for local and smaller touring acts, open from 08/1996 to 08/2001. The White Stripes debuted at this location on 08/15/1997.

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kronk gym

from out of sight posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery

The scene in Out of Sight where Jack and Buddy finally make it to Detroit and meet up again with Glenn and Maurice (my all-time favorite Don Cheadle performance) was filmed at the legendary Kronk boxing gym. For the shoot, they moved the training facility upstairs from the windowless basement.

Thomas Hearns, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis and many other world champs all trained here at one time. It's been closed since 2006.

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motown museum

from berry gordy, jr. posted in music by tigerbomb13

Home purchased by Berry Gordy that became the home and studio of Motown Records. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and many other legends graced this studio, which is now a museum.

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grande ballroom

from led zeppelin, janis joplin, pink floyd, the grateful dead, jeff beck, cream, mc5, the stooges posted in music by tigerbomb13

The Grande Ballroom is a historic live music venue located at 8952 Grand River Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. The building was designed by Detroit engineer and architect Charles N. Agree in 1928 and originally served as a multi-purpose building, hosting retail business on the first floor and a large dance hall upstairs.[1] During this period the Grande was renowned for its outstanding hardwood dance floor which took up most of the second floor.

Closed in 1972, the building has rarely been used and has fallen into a state of disrepair. As of 2010 it remained inactive and open to redevelopment.

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