Compuware and American Express present Motor City New Year’s Eve “The Drop.” Compuware’s elegant atrium will host the event that’s to be more than just a party; it’s a new start and tradition for Detroit.

“Detroit is a resurgent city, and there’s never been a better time to join together to commemorate its spirit,” stated Jerrid Mooney, co-founder, Motor City New Year’s Eve The Drop. "New Year’s Eve is the perfect time to celebrate the momentum of Detroit’s rebirth while feeding off of the positive vibe and opportunity in our city."

The “D” Party

The party starts at 9 p.m. and continues until 4:00 a.m. Fox 2’s Anqunette Jamison will emcee the evening and entertainment will be provided by DJ A.D. Cruze and DJ Tom T.

A general admission ticket to the event includes hors d’oeuvres from Green Earth Food Company, open bar until 2:00 a.m. (cash bar until 4 a.m.), midnight champagne toast and party favors. Private cabanas are also available for reservation, but spaces are limited. Cabanas include complimentary valet, bottle service, coat check and eight event tickets.

General admission tickets are $85 until Dec. 31 and $100 at the door. Cabanas can be reserved for $1,200.

Dress code for the event is semi-formal cocktail attire.

The “D” Drop

Fabricated by Fire House Neon in Stockbridge, Mich., the 6’ tall and 4’ wide, 50 pound, old English “D” will be composed of white neon lights and black luan. Energen Electric of Dearborn, Mich. is donating electrical services to make the “D” drop possible. It will be located outside Compuware across from Campus Martius Park and at midnight, will drop 60 feet to bring the New Year in with a bang.

Additional information about the event can be found online, and Facebook page.

Love Detroit

Team Detroit presents a blending of holiday tunes from independent Detroit music artists in honor of a season dedicated to love and giving. Available now to stream for free, follow the Listen link for a festive fusion of urban talent.

Want to add these tracks to your seasonal collection?
Click the Download button and select one of three noble charities.

Choose from:
Think Detroit PAL
WDET 101.9FM 
The Dream Fund at CCS

Donate $5 and the album is yours. To find out more about each artist, click a track for their bio.

Here is your chance to not only support local talent, but also give back something extra during this spirited time of year.

Happy Holidays!
Better Made Snack Foods recently donated a little over $20,000 to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute as part of the October Breast Cancer Awareness Program.

The funds, presented on December 8th at the Karmanos Cancer Institute, will be used to do further research to find a cure for breast cancer.

"The Better Made Snack Foods Breast Cancer Awareness Program was a huge success this year," says Mike Esseltine, General Manager of Better Made North. "The support we received from the major chains and independent stores throughout Michigan was tremendous. It is a great feeling to see everyone put a big effort into such a worth while cause allowing up to make a substantial donation in the fight against cancer. The spirit and heart of many people throughout this great State showed up in the results of this program."