All posts by Athena Cocoves

Ruben and Isabel Toledo Exhibit at Detroit Institute of Arts

Often, the history of a piece of art is the history of the muse— the enigmatic, beautiful and notorious women who inspired, taunted, and delighted male artists. For artists Ruben and Isabel Toledo, the muse is the mission, and the husband and wife work in synergy, producing a shared vision. Isabel, a fashion designer, inspires

Detroit Historical Museum Presents Aretha Franklin Exhibit

Aretha Franklin, who passed away this past August at the age of 76, is not only remembered for her musical legacy, but her prominent place in Detroit’s history as a civil rights activist. Born in Memphis, Franklin began her career as a child singing gospel at Detroit’s New Bethel Baptist, where her father was the

Peter G. Rost: Champion of Justice

In 2016, the Maumee Valley Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (MVCDLA) began recognizing the contributions and accomplishments of impactful criminal defense attorneys in Northwest Ohio with an annual Liberty and Justice Award. This year’s recipient is Peter G. Rost, who will be recognized for his contributions and accomplishments, which have made a lasting impact within the

77 Years After Pearl Harbor: Bush, 16 Million Americans Soldiers, and Lives Not Lost in Vain

77 years ago today, the fate of 16 million Americans soldiers was decided within a matter of minutes when the attack on Pearl Harbor drew the United States into World War II.
One day later, a 17-year-old George H. W. Bush, mourning the loss of his friends who died during the attack, attempted to enlist in the U.S. military. Too young, he was turned away, but returned on his 18th birthday to enlist in the Navy, later becoming one of its youngest aviators.

Toledo Spirits Invades Rosie’s Italian

Tucked away off McCord Road in Holland, Rosie’s Italian Grille has some of Toledo’s favorite happy hour specials, offering discounts from 3-6pm daily in their swanky bar and high top area. During Wednesdays in December, happy hour will get even more spirited with the Toledo Spirits Company Happy Hour Invasion. Enjoy a special Toledo Spirits