March, 2017


Dinner to Celebrate Polish Baseball and Softball and Kickoff the 2017 MLB Season

Tweet LIVONIA, Mich. — Plenty of surprises will be showcased during a sportsmen’s benefit dinner to celebrate the 2017 baseball season. The evening will also highlight the work of the Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation which supports baseball and softball in Poland. The keynote will be Al Moran who played for Casey Stengel and the New York Mets. His topic of motivation will be, “Life Lessons Casey Taught Me.” Scheduled for Thursday, April 6th with cocktails beginning at 6:00 p.m. and hosted at the Monaghan Council Knights of Columbus BanquetRead More

PHOTOS: A Tour of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo visited the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) during his recent visit to downtown Chicago. Its mission is “to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform and entertain through our archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications and online access to our resources.” The Museum of Broadcast Communications is one of only three museums dedicated to broadcast history in the nation. Chicago hosted the first televised presidential debate, between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy, on September 26, 1960.Read More

WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience Brings Latest Innovations in Mobility to Detroit, April 4-6

TweetWARRENDALE, Pa. — WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience—SAE International’s completely transformed, signature event taking place April 4-6, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit—will, for three days, serve as a global nexus for mobility industry leaders, inventors and disruptors from Detroit to Silicon Valley and everywhere in-between. WCX promises a full-spectrum, full-sensory interactive experience, uniting the mobility industry’s best talent from innovation hubs around the world for active learning, high-powered collaboration and technological discovery. As car ownership and customer expectations continue to change, topics including: autonomy, electrification, connectivity, disruptive propulsionRead More

EARTH TALK: Greens Bemoan Neil Gorsuch as Trump Supreme Court Choice

TweetDear EarthTalk: If Neil Gorsuch is confirmed to fill the vacant seat on the Supreme Court, what will be the implications for environmental and climate policy? —Jim Metcalf, Newark, DE Environmental leaders aren’t particularly jazzed about Neil Gorsuch as Donald Trump’s nominee to fill the vacancy left on the U.S. Supreme Court following the death of Antonin Scalia in February 2016. For starters, the name Gorsuch brings back bad memories of the 1980s when Anne Gorsuch (Neil’s mother) slashed federal environmental funding by 22 percent as head of the U.S.Read More

Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and Flash unite in trailer as ‘Justice League’

TweetFive years ago came the age of ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ with Marvel’s “The Avengers”, who then re-assembled in preventing the “Age of Ultron”. Now comes the dawn of this fall with the golden age of heroes known only as the “Justice League”, where Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) sets out to form a ‘temporary’ alliance with Aquaman (Jason Momoa) as well as make friends with the Flash (Ezra Miller) in becoming a team of SuperFriends against unspeakable evil. “What are your superpowers again?,” said the Fastest ManRead More

PHOTOS: Fresh Thyme joins crowded grocery market in Canton, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the new Fresh Thyme Farmers Market on Ford Road in Canton, Mich. This is the second new grocery store to open within the city in the last two weeks. Fresh Thyme features an extensive produce department with organic and local fruits and vegetables, a natural meat department, healthy deli foods to go, bakery goods, 400 bulk food bins, dairy and frozen and health supplement products. The store donated all of its Boar’s Head hot dog cart proceeds to The University of Michigan’s Matthaei Botanical Gardens.Read More

Friday’s New CD/Album Releases for 3/31

TweetLook for these new CDs/albums to hit store shelves on Friday, March 31, 2017: Aimee Mann Mental Illness Bob Dylan Triplicate [American songbook tracks] Body Count Bloodlust British Sea Power Let The Dancers Inherit The Party Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 Chaz Bundick Meets The Mattson 2 Freddie Gibbs You Only Live 2wice Goldfrapp Silver Eye Jeb Loy Nichols Country Hustle Julia Holter In the Same Room [Live] Mastodon Emperor Of Sand Nelly Furtado The Ride Pharmakon Contact Rodney Crowell Close Ties Saltland A Common Truth Tei Shi CrawlRead More

‘Power Rangers’ 2017 review: ‘The Breakfast Club’ of superheroes

TweetA jock, a brain, a beauty, a tough guy, an outsider: five teenagers with attitude problems and adjustments must prove themselves to be worthy and strong as a team of superheroes called “Power Rangers”. A morphinominal reboot of the kids’ franchise that still remains both a guilty pleasure and fan favorite, the film follows these five misfits living in the town of Angel Grove with Jason (Dacre Montgomery) quarterbacking as the Red Ranger, Billy (RJ Cyler) as the Blue Ranger, Kimberly (Naomi Scott) as the Yellow Ranger, Zack (Ludi Lin)Read More

PHOTOS: “A Great Big World – An Evening with Ian & Chad” @ The Ark

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at The Ark for the concert “A Great Big World – An Evening with Ian & Chad.” The pop/rock duo from New York sang their hits “Say Something” and “Hold Each Other” along with several other songs from their latest album, When the Morning Comes. They also performed their version of “When I Was A Boy,” a cover of the Jeff Lynne song. Pop/rock musician Allie Moss opened the show. Her song “Corner” was featured on “Pretty Little Liars,” episode It’s Alive and on episodeRead More

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

TweetEvery Tuesday is a Trivia Tuesday on AmericaJR. Look for five new trivia questions and answers from the “365 Amazing Trivia Facts for 2017” calendar. This week’s questions: In the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, there’s a portrait of the former president made of what? What Russian writer was sent to the gulag after criticizing Stalin? Sasha Obama, the younger daughter of President Barack Obama, was just seven when her father took the oath of office. That made her the youngest child to reside in the WhiteRead More