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Wissam, Wesley, or simply W, is an educator, writer, entrepreneur, engineer, activist, ex-Imam, humanist, liberal thinker with interest and mediocre attempt at many takes of life. A modern confused Renaissance man, who uses doubt as a path for emancipation and science as a road towards enlightenment.

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New Arab Women-centered Films Are Not Just About Women

Too often, we are overwhelmed with woeful tales, painful memoirs and worn analyses of Arab/Muslim women. Most depictions, whether we’re besieged in a war, or if we’re just trying to get by making small advances like women anywhere, we are invariably portrayed as hapless victims. We’re in need of succor, or reform, or rescue. Writings ...

ARAB AMERICAN COMPOSERS HIGHLIGHTED IN CROSSOVER PERFORMANCE

Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings, Arab American National Museum present Khashb wa Kheit خشب وخيط DEARBORN, Mich. (Oct. 1, 2018) – Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings (DCWS)will be kicking off its 2018-19 Signature Serieswith Khashb wa Kheit خشب وخيط: An Evening of Chamber Music by Arab American Composers on Friday, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. ...

Artist Paul Zenian Exhbition Opens September 7 / Discusses Work September 27, 6 to 8pm

Dearborn, MI – Renowned artist Paul Zenian and a sample of his wide-ranging body of work will be celebrated at Dearborn’s Padzieski Art Gallery in the exhibition “Paul Zenian: Overview” which opens Friday, September 7 with an artist’s reception from 6pm to 8pm. The show runs through Wednesday, October 3 and showcases some of the ...

30 Questions for a Deeper Conversation in 2018

Questions tend to reveal someone's values, qualities, fears, and personal past.  When you are sitting in a bunch, and you feel that the environment is so shallow, that a fish will die in it, it is time to ask some deep questions. Here are some deep questions you can ask, relevant to our time: What ...

Why Did Apple Pick Daniel Johnston’s “Story of An Artist” for its Ad?

Daniel Dale Johnston (born January 22, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and visual artist who is regarded as a significant figure in outsider, lo-fi, and alternative music scenes. Most of his work consists of cassettes he recorded alone in his home, and his music is frequently cited for its "pure and childlike soul". Johnston ...

DEARBORN WOMEN STAR IN ‘SEATED OPERA FOR THE SPOKEN WORD’ AT ARAB AMERICAN MUSEUM

World-renowned company brings its Undesirable Elements series of grassroots theater productions to southeast Michigan Performances presented in conjunction with new installation exhibition on Arab Muslim women Dearborn, Mich. (April 23, 2018) – An original theater production May 11-12, 2018, at the Arab American National Museum will present the experiences of six Arab American Muslim women ...

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ARTIST MENTORING PROGRAM SUPPORTS DETROIT IMMIGRANTS, REFUGEES

New York-based program introduced to Detroit, San Antonio, Newark, Oakland Dearborn, Mich. (Dec. 13, 2017) –The Arab American National Museum’s Growth Center @ AANM has partnered with the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) for the Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program: Detroit. Running March - June 2018, the program offers Detroit-based immigrant artists from all ...

Top News From Dearborn Last Month

Here are the headlines that occupied Dearborn News last month: