Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press

Julie Hinds

Detroit Free Press

Detroit, MI, United States

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Recent articles by Julie:

'America's Got Talent' favorite, Detroit Youth Choir, going digital for spring concert

The Detroit Youth Choir, second-place winners of 'America's Got Talent,' is doing a digital version of spring concert canceled by COVID-19 crisis. → Read More

Detroit entertainers, artists continue to forge ties with audience through coronavirus

Although places like movie theaters and concert venues likely will be among the last to reopen, Detroit's creative spirit is staying strong through the COVID-19 shutdown. → Read More

Tracee Ellis Ross movie 'The High Note' recognizes mom Diana Ross' hometown of Detroit

'Black-ish' star Tracee Ellis Ross plays a famous singer in 'The High Note,' which is dotted with reference to mom Diana Ross' hometown of Detroit. → Read More

Top movie in America during pandemic is by Detroit brothers and was filmed in Michigan

Brett and Drew Pierce made 'The Wretched' in northern Michigan come from a horror dynasty; their dad did special effects on Sami Raimi's 'Evil Dead.' → Read More

Latest contestant on NBC's 'Songland' is a Winans family member carrying on the hit tradition

Juan and Lisa Williams will pitch their ballad "Maybe" on the latest episode of the songwriting competition. → Read More

Gov. Whitmer on NBC's 'Late Night': Protest images don't reflect what Michigan is about

During an appearance on NBC's "Late Night," Michigan's Gov. Gretchen Whitmer discussed protests in Lansing, her new nickname and that "SNL" skit. → Read More

Detroit native, Cass Tech alum Michael R. Jackson wins Pulitzer for off-Broadway musical

Jackson's 'A Strange Loop' - a story informed by his life as a black, agy artist - joins 'Hamilton' and eight other musicals as a Pulitzer winner. → Read More

TV during the COVID-19 crisis: What are we watching?

To keep viewers entertained during quarantine, broadcast and network television and streaming content are running through their content stockpiles and trying some creative experiments. → Read More

Jeff Daniels, Big Sean are voices for a new video on Detroit's resilience through pandemic

Three Michigan filmmakers teamed up to give the Motor City a short film on Detroit's essential strength even in a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

'Parks and Recreation' reunion reveals Michigan character is on coronavirus frontlines

On 'A Parks and Recreation Special,' Ann Perkins — the Rashida Jones character —-revealed she's working as a nurse in Michigan during pandemic. → Read More

Simone Missick of CBS's 'All Rise' talks about virtual episode, COVID-19 impact on family

Simone Missick, who plays an independent judge on the CBS series 'All Rise,' describes making a new episode under pandemic's shelter-in-place rules. → Read More

Rescue Detroit Restaurants/Feed Healthcare Heroes adds more Detroit eateries to initiative

The Detroit Free Press and Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are partnering to feed those on the hospital frontline and help give top Detroit eateries a boost. → Read More

'Saturday Night Live' unaired skit with Cecily Strong as Gov. Whitmer: It's 'not live free and die'

Cecily Strong played Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on a "Saturday Night Live" skit posted on social media by NBC. → Read More

Michigan movie theaters, like the film industry, are cautious, but optimistic about reopening timelines

Hollywood is eyeing the July 17 opening of the action thriller 'Tenet' as a back-to-business date for movie theaters, but all plans are tentative. → Read More

Director Paul Feig supports Detroit hometown and helps charities with online happy hours

Paul Feig directed 'Bridesmaids' and created 'Freaks and Geeks.' He's reaching out to help his home state and others through online cocktail parties. → Read More

'Detroiters' star Tim Robinson parodies Michigan stay-home protest

Tim Robinson of Netflix's 'I Think You Should Leave' and Comedy Central's 'Detroiters' posted a brief parody online of the Michigan stay-home protest. → Read More

Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert take jabs at Michigan's 'Operation Gridlock' protesters

Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel put jokes about the #OperationGridlock protest against Michigan's stay-home order into their monologues. → Read More

Rescue Detroit Restaurants/Feed Healthcare Heroes seeks to help on two fronts

The Detroit Free Press and Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers are partnering to raise $100K for a new program. → Read More

Director Ava DuVernay's foundation awards $10,000 grant to Cinema Detroit

Director Ava DuVernay's nonprofit foundation has selected a Detroit movie theater to receive $10,000 as part of a $250,000 grant initiative. → Read More

Virtual telethon is one way the A.C.E. Fund aims to help Detroit artists through COVID-19 crisis

Mitch Albom and Rochelle Riley are leading efforts of the A.C.E. Fund to provide emergency relief to metro Detroit artists hit financially by pandemic. → Read More