Grapevine: Keegan-Michael Key to perform at DIA

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Stephanie Steinberg
The Detroit News

Keegan-Michael Key to perform at DIA

Detroit native Keegan-Michael Key represented his hometown as co-grand marshal during America’s Thanksgiving Parade Thursday, and he’ll return again in a few weeks — though this time to take the stage. The comedian known for his role on Comedy Central’s “Key & Peele” will be joined by his Los Angeles improv troupe friends in The 313 for “An Evening with Keegan-Michael Key and The 313” at the Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit Film Theatre at 8 p.m. Dec. 22. The night of laughs will kick off with former “Saturday Night Live” cast member and Highland Park native Tim Meadows performing the opening act. The 313 includes Detroit expats Larry Joe Campbell (“According to Jim”), Nancy Hayden Edwards (“The Detroiters”), Marc Evan Jackson (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”) and Tim Robinson (“Saturday Night Live”). Proceeds from the event will go to the Detroit Creativity Project, a nonprofit started by Jackson that offers free improv workshops to middle and high school students in Detroit Public Schools. Balcony seats are $20-$35. Main floor seats start at $45. For $135, VIP tickets include a pre-show cast member meet-and-greet and tour of the DIA’s photography exhibition “Detroit After Dark.” Purchase tickets at the DIA box office or dia.org.

How celebrities spent Thanksgiving

If you’re a parent of a celeb, you likely get some interesting Thanksgiving dinner guests. On Thursday, Katy Perry brought home boyfriend Orlando Bloom to Santa Barbara, California, for the holiday. On Instagram, she showed off pictures of their matching red pajamas, which her whole clan wore. Meanwhile in Hawaii, Mariah Carey spent the holiday with ex-husband Nick Cannon and their 5-year-old twins. She recently split from her fiance, James Packer, but didn’t seem upset when she stopped to take pictures with fans in a Honolulu grocery store. The Kardashian-Jenner household was missing a few members at their dinner table, as Kanye West remained hospitalized after suffering a breakdown and his wife, Kim Kardashian, stayed by his side. The family still got together at the home of Kylie Jenner, who shared Instagram and Snapchat posts of the table lavishly decorated with white roses and gold pumpkins, as well as their dishes for the night. The pilgrims probably didn’t even have a feast that size.

Detroit rappers give turkeys to needy families

Earlier this week, Detroit natives and rappers Big Sean, Dej Loaf and Zay Hilfigerrr teamed up with Ford Motor Company to give out over 2,000 turkeys, canned goods and boxed foods to Metro Detroit families in need. This was the fourth year that Big Sean, 28, and the Sean Anderson Foundation has sponsored the All-Star Thanksgiving Giveaway — this year held at River Rouge High School. Former Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, broadcasters Diana and Glenda Lewis and Big Sean’s mother, Myra Anderson, also attended.

Compiled by Stephanie Steinberg

The Associated Press contributed.


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