January, 2017

 

The Paley Center for Media announces festival line-up for PaleyFest LA, March 17-26, 2017

TweetBEVERLY HILLS, CA  – The Paley Center for Media announced the extended lineup for PaleyFest LA 2017, to take place at the DOLBY THEATRE in Hollywood, CA March 17-26. The celebrated event will open on March 17th with the cast and creative team of AMC’s critically acclaimed and wildly popular The Walking Dead. PaleyFest will run through March 26 and features a diverse lineup of television shows including breakout freshman hits and longtime fan favorites. “For 34 years PaleyFest has grown in size, presence and prestige – solidifying its spotRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 NAIAS (Detroit Auto Show) Public Show Days

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Cobo Center for the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). In this gallery, look for photos of attendees checking out the cars during public show days. You’ll see the Lexus UX Concept, the 2018 Toyota Camry, the Lincoln Continental, the Fiat 124 Spider and the BMW 5 Series, among many others.


Trivia Tuesday: 5 New Questions from “Page-A-Day” trivia calendar

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: Selma, the film depicting one of Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic civil rights campaigns, picked up one award at the Oscars in 2015. What was it? What do the deaths of Elvis Presley, Lenny Bruce, and Orville Redenbacher have in common? What common object’s now-standard size is based on the amount of air the typical glassblower’s lungs could hold? These words all shareRead More


Attendees: 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth is a big hit

TweetFRANKENMUTH, Mich. — You may have seen ice sculptures before…but how about giant sculptures made out of snow? There are dozens of them on display at the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Mich. “It’s going to be a knight chess piece, but we’re hopefully going to make it into a unicorn,” said snow sculptor Jeff Schmalenberg. “It’s nice to be outside for many hours during the day. Everybody is super friendly and cool. We all talk and hang out and encourage one another. It’s a really nice community.” While manyRead More


PHOTOS: St. Joseph Mercy’s Healthy Kick-Off in Ypsilanti, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor for their 2017 Healthy Kick-Off.  The special event included a free, fun-filled afternoon featuring classes, screenings, kids’ activities and giveaways including Red Wings tickets. Attendees were able to get free blood pressure and skin cancer screenings. There were cooking demonstrations at 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. MOVE Wellness offered two fitness classes. Kids were able to bring in their stuffed animals for the teddy bear clinic. Visitors also had the chance to play musical instruments courtesy of the Ann ArborRead More


Movie Monday: Upcoming Movie Releases for 2/3

TweetLook for these new movies to the hit the box office on Friday, February 3, 2017: “The Space Between Us” Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. Adventure, Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi. -Britt Robertson, Asa Butterfield, Janet Montgomery, Carla Gugino; Director: Peter Chelsom “Rings” Rated PG-13. 102 minutes. Drama, Horror. -Vincent D’Onofrio, Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden, Johnny Galecki; Director: F. Javier Guiterrez. “Journey to the West: The Demons Strike Back” Rated PG-13. 109 minutes. Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy. -Bei-Er Bao, Mengke Bateer, Kenny Lin, Yun Lin; Director: Hark Tsui. “I Am Not Your Negro” RatedRead More


WATCH: 2017 KCQ Karaoke Finals Competition at Zehnder’s Snowfest

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Frankenmuth, Mich. for the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest. In this  video, watch for highlights of the 98 KCQ Karaoke Finals competition. This year’s finalists in the junior division were: Shyan Sweeney of Otisville, Danielle Harper of Sebewaing, Sarah Faladeau of Clio and Madi Brock of Davison. As for the adult division, the finalists were: Codi Follen of Grand Blanc, Carson Robertson of Birch Run, Seth Ruddock of Flint, Julie Moore of Clio and Aubrey Brannon. Stay tuned for the winning announcement at the end with JimRead More


Superhero weekend television event: Marvel’s ‘Avengers Assemble’ for four-part ‘Civil War’

TweetLast May, we saw the Avengers go from an united team to being divided into Team Iron Man and Team Cap on the live-action big screen with “Captain America: Civil War”. Now, the “Civil War” will end season three of Marvel’s “Avengers: Ultron Revolution” with a four-part arc this Saturday morning starting at 11am.  This season, Marvel’s “Avengers Assemble” followed Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Hawkeye, Black Widow, Hulk, and Falcon and their battle to save the world from the evil designs of the malevolent android Ultron.  Not only that,Read More


PHOTOS: 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, Michigan

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo and Cory Martin were LIVE in Frankenmuth, Mich. for the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest. Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 25 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year. In addition, Zehnder’s Snowfest will have entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children’s activities. Stay tuned for photos from the 98 KCQ Karaoke Finals competition in a future gallery.


WATCH: Highlights of the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Frankenmuth, Mich. for the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest. In this  video, watch for highlights of the festival along with interviews with snow carvers and attendees. Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 25 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year. In addition, Zehnder’s Snowfest will have entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children’s activities. We’ll also bring youRead More