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How much money does the Metro Times make on its annual Blowout event?

How much Blowout revenue is actually donate to charity?

Is the Blowout one of the Metro Times' top money making events?

How many other alternative newsweeklies generate revenue by staging an event where artists are expected to play for free?

Why would artists choose to play for free at an event designed to generate revenue for a commercial entity?

Are certain bands paid to appear at the Blowout? If so, is this made public?

Can a commercial entity that generates income via ad dollars really be considered a proper benificiary of charity? Are there any other charities in the Detroit area who might need assistance?

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