Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

 

Opera Review: ‘The Girl of the Golden West’ Hits Detroit

Tweet “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” ~~~Ben Franklin   I’m trying to get myself edumacated. So, when I saw that a relatively obscure, but highly underrated Giacomo Puccini opera was coming to Detroit, I decided it had my name on it. Ben Franklin once said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” He’s so right. Right AF. So, and it might help that I’m a bit OC, before I went to the Detroit Opera House last Saturday to see the opera, I watched theRead More


52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards: Winners List

TweetAmericaJR.com has compiled the complete list of winners from last night’s 52nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs). Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley hosted the 3-hour telecast from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The evening featured the first performance by Tim McGraw & Faith Hill in quite some time. The Backstreet Boys returned to the music scene with a collaboration with Florida Georgia Line. In addition, the late Chuck Berry was honored at the beginning of the broadcast. Here is the complete list of winners: Entertainer of theRead More


Movie Monday: Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 4/7

TweetLook for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, April 7, 2017: “Smurfs: The Lost Village” Rated PG. 89 minutes. Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. -Ariel Winter, Joe Manganiello, Michelle Rodriguez, Julia Roberts; Director: Kelly Ashby “Going in Style” Rated PG-13. 96 minutes. Comedy, Crime. -Morgan Freeman, Joey King, Ann-Margret, Michael Caine; Director: Zach Braff “The Case for Christ” Rated PG. 112 minutes. Drama. -Mike Vogel, Erika Christensen, Faye Dunaway, Robert Forster; Director: Jon Gunn “Colossal” Rated R. 110 minutes. Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi. -Dan Stevens, Anne Hathaway,Read More


Ally Introduces Fun, Futuristic Children’s Book to Help Teach Kids About Money

Tweet DETROIT — In honor of Financial Literacy Month this April, Ally, a leading provider of digital financial services, has launched a new children’s book that uses a fun and futuristic storyline to teach money skills and concepts to kids ages 6-10. The book, called “Planet Zeee and the Money Tree,” is available for download beginning this month along with tips and resources to help parents talk to their kids about money. The new materials for families with children are an extension of Ally’s Wallet Wise program, which provides financialRead More


Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets Promises Plenty of Action!

TweetLONG BEACH, Calif. — Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets, the free-to-the-public festival that annually kicks off the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend on Thursday, April 6, will have plenty of action for the entire family. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets will feature Verizon IndyCar Series pit stop competitions on Shoreline Drive, west of Pine Ave. at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with three-time Long Beach winner Sebastien Bourdais and his #18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda facing off against Spencer Pigot andRead More