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Chante Moore is in the Easter Jazz Spectac ular Saturday at the Detroit Opera House. (Jason Kempin / Getty Images)

Weekend Planner: Your guide to local events

Hear Chante Moore at the Easter Jazz Spectacular, catch Toadies singing the 'Rubberneck' album, see the graduate student exhibition at Cranbrook and more.

  1. Johnny Depp plays a man whose intelligence is transferred to the Internet, giving him tremendous power, in 'Transcendence.' (Peter Mountain / Alcon Entertainment)

    Tom Long

    Review: 'Transcendence' devolves into standard science silliness

    'Transcendence' just can't transcend Hollywood. What starts out as a fairly interesting look at the dangers and temptations of technology eventually devolves into a special effects-driven ridiculous ball of confusion.

  1. Review: 'Under the Skin' will get under yours

    Scarlett Johansson stars as an alien who seduces and kills young men in Scotland in 'Under the Skin.' (StudioCanal)Seductively eerie and serious, 'Under the Skin' is superb science fiction, yet not for the easily bored or frustrated.

  2. Review: Disney's 'Bears' is an adorable documentary

    'Bears' follows a mama bear and her two cubs over a year in the Alaskan wilderness. John C. Reilly is the narrator. (DisneyNature)Take a group of hardened criminals, sit them down and show them 'Bears,' and count the number of times they say, 'awww.' It would be impossible not to say it.

  3. Review: 'Dom Hemingway' has a temper and uses it

    Jude Law, left, stars as a safecracker just out of prison and Richard E. Grant is his old buddy in 'Dom Hemingway.' (Fox Searchlight Pictures)'Dom Hemingway' isn't so much a story as it is a portrait of a poetic lunatic thug. Luckily, Jude Law brings just the right mix of swagger, lewdness and vulnerability to the film.

  1. Grapevine

    Things got weird when 'Scandal' star Columbus Short called into the 'Tom Joyner Morning Show' on Friday to talk about the political drama's third season finale Thursday. Short sounded groggy, and even let the '

    • 2:20 PM, Apr. 18, 2014
    • MUSIC

    Prince reaches agreement with music label

    New York Prince now owns the rights to the music he recorded on Warner Bros. Records after years of disputes and battles with the record label.

    • 1:07 PM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Society confidential: Detroit 'Motour'

    A must for any fans of Detroit music history is the 'Detroit Motour,' from 2-6:30 p.m. April 26. Our friends John and C.J. Milroy will conduct a bus tour of landmarks, including the homes of Marvin Gaye, David Ruffin and Brian Holland and Woodlawn Cemetery.

  2. Broad Art Museum at MSU gets $5 million donation

    The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University has received $5 million to increase its endowment and help fund exhibitions for the next five years.

    • 8:32 AM, Apr. 18, 2014

    Title of new Hillary Clinton book: 'Hard Choices'

    Washington Hillary Rodham Clinton's upcoming book will be called 'Hard Choices,' a title that reflects how the potential 2016 presidential candidate may try to define her record as President Barack Obama's secretary of state while she considers another

    • 6:53 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • MOVIES

    Review: Rural town poison comes to light in dark, dirty 'Joe'

    In a small Texas town, an ex-con leads a work crew poisoning trees so developers can legally knock them down to build houses.That job description offers an instant feel for the world of 'Joe' rough, ugly, a bit crazy and dirty.

    • 7:52 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • MOVIES

    Review: 'A Haunted House 2' is silly, gross, dumb

    At the point where they overlap you will find the fright film spoof 'A Haunted House 2,' a scattershot, anything-goes affair that's unapologetically stupid. Proudly stupid. Aggressively stupid.

    • 6:57 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • MOVIES

    'Philomena' finds delight despite appalling reality

    New and notable on home video this week are Oscar nominee 'Philomena,' underrated 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty' and the enjoyable 'Black Nativity.'

    • 12:07 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • MUSIC

    July 4th electronic music event is off for 2014, organizers say

    The relaunched Detroit Electronic Music Festival, which was to run July 4 weekend in Campus Martius Park concurrently with a new three-day electronic music festival at Ford Field, has been shelved by organizers for now.

    • 5:42 PM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

    Mexico City Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City on Thursday. He was 87.

    • 8:12 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • MUSIC

    Fans come out for vinyl on Record Store Day

    Launched in 2007 as a way to celebrate independent record stores and record store culture, Record Store Day has since grown to become a huge event both for customers and the stores that stock them.

    • 6:17 PM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Whoopi Goldberg writes Denver Post cannabis column

    Denver Whoopi Goldberg says she's in love with her marijuana-vaporizing pen.

    • 5:54 PM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child

    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.

  3. Rising stars: Community High portrait exhibit rich in promising, intriguing talent

    One of the pleasures of the spring art season is a blossoming of student shows around town, highlighting work by the next wave of visual artists. If you want to get a peek at the next big thing, a good place to start would be at Ann Arbor's WSG Gallery, which hosts the 'Community High School Portrait Show' through May 3.

    • 10:56 AM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • MUSIC

    Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville headed back to Detroit's Comerica Park

    For the third summer in a row, Jimmy Buffett will turn Comerica Park into Margaritaville.

    • 3:53 PM, Apr. 17, 2014
    • MUSIC

    Pop-reggae singer Shaggy to perform at Belle Isle Grand Prix

    'It Wasn't Me' and 'Angel' singer Shaggy will perform at the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on June 1, organizers announced Thursday.

  4. Hit film 'Sister Act' becomes a musical blast from the disco past

    If legendary composer Alan Menken hadn't been able to put his own stamp on the score for the musical 'Sister Act,' hemight have turned down the job.

  5. Hard Rock Cafe launches new menu; Griffin Claw adds liquors

    Hard Rock Cafe has added a jumbo combo appetizer platter and massive burger, among other updates, and Griffin Claw is making its own vodka and gin now. Plus, ...

    • 12:32 PM, Apr. 17, 2014

    'Real Housewives' TV star Porsha Williams accused of attack on Detroit native Kenya Moore

    Atlanta Porsha Williams of TV's 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' faces a battery charge after fellow cast member and Detroit native Kenya Moore told police she ...

    • 8:06 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • MOVIES

    Review: 'Jodorowsky's Dune' details a director's unfulfilled vision

    'Jodorowsky's Dune' is a documentary that looks back to the '70s when visionary filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tried to adapt Frank Herbert's wildly popular ...

    • 9:41 AM, Apr. 17, 2014

    Will Arnett files for divorce from Amy Poehler

    Los Angeles Court records show Will Arnett has filed for divorce from Amy Poehler more than 18 months after the comedians announced their separation.

    • 7:19 AM, Apr. 17, 2014

    'X-Men' director accused of sex abuse in lawsuit

    Honolulu A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing 'X-Men' franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal ...

    • 8:08 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • MUSIC

    New Wayne Kramer disc debuts on Record Store Day

    Among the vinyl offerings in stores Saturday for Record Store Day will be a limited edition platter by former MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer titled 'Lexington.'

    • 11:39 PM, Apr. 16, 2014


    Aretha Franklin says she's filing a $10 million lawsuit against the News Nerd over the 'satirical' story the website posted about a supposed fight she had with ...

    • 8:11 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • MUSIC

    Tickets on sale

    Seats for Joss Stone go on sale Thursday, while you can pick up Machine Gun Kelly, Dark Side of the Moon: The Pink Floyd Tribute, Air Supply and more this ...

    • 1:58 PM, Apr. 16, 2014

    Aretha Franklin suing over fake assault story

    Aretha Franklin says she's filing a $10 million lawsuit against the News Nerd over the 'satirical' story the website posted about a supposed fight she had with ...

    • 12:39 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • MUSIC

    Insane Clown Posse attempts to change image after FBI probe

    These are transitional times for the grease-painted duo, whose circus of a career stretches 20-plus years. Feeling the pinch of depleted record sales, the ...

    • 2:02 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • MUSIC

    Big Show at the Joe returns with Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz and more

    Hip-hop stars Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, J Cole and Big Sean will headline this year's Big Show at the Joe, June 14 at Joe Louis Arena, venue officials ...

    • 6:06 PM, Apr. 16, 2014
    • TV PLUS

    WTVS outsources programming but adds new communications positions

    Detroit Public Television is outsourcing its programming to the Florida firm Public Television Programming, replacing programming director Dan Gaitens and ...

  6. Dining in the Dark adds blindfolded twist to pop-up trend

    Pop-up restaurants are all the rage in Metro Detroit lately, and the foodie's fascination gets kicked up a notch with Dining in the Dark, a blindfolded, three- ...

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