Friday’s New CD/Album Releases for 4/28

TweetLook for these new CDs/albums to hit store shelves on Friday, April 28, 2017: All That Remains Madness Anamai What Mountain BNQT Volume 1 [Midlake, Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell, Franz Ferdinand’s Alex Kapranos, Grandaddy’s Jason Lytle, and Travis’ Fran Healy] Bruce Robison Bruce Robison and the Back Porch Band Colin Stetson All This I Do For Glory: Feist Pleasure Figure Walking The Big Other [Greg MacPherson & Rob Gardiner] Gorillaz Humanz JMSN Whatever Makes U Happy John Mellencamp Sad Clowns & Hillbillies Juliana Hatfield Pussycat Kasabian For Crying OutRead More

Students From The Great Lakes Region Head To Make The Future Festival This Week To See Innovation In Action

Tweet DETROIT  — Approximately 12,000 students from more than 80 schools in the greater Detroit area will head to Detroit’s Cobo Center later this week to explore the future of energy during a STEM-focused school tour to Make the Future Detroit, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The festival, which is free of charge and will take place April 27 – 30, 2017, will celebrate bright energy ideas that will inspire current and future energy solutions, offering free virtual reality experiences and hands-on science experiments for an expected crowd of more than 20,000Read More

PHOTOS: Zac Efron & the Cast of “BAYWATCH” Hosted the First SlowMo Marathon

TweetOn April 22nd, the world was introduced to an evolution in the field of sport…Zac Efron & the Cast of “BAYWATCH” Hosted the First SlowMo Marathon. Members of the original T.V. show cast joined in on the fun too! A marathon, but a marathon like no other. The Baywatch SlowMoMarathon – A grueling 0.3km that must be run entirely in slow motion. “BAYWATCH” follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future ofRead 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: What actor was originally supposed to play the lead role of Christian Grey in the 50 Shades of Grey movie adaptation, but backed out before filming began? “It was red and yellow and green and brown, and scarlet and black and ochre and peach…” What item are these words describing? Who were Betty Grissom, Rene Carpenter, Louise Shepard, Trudy Cooper, Marjorie Slayton,Read More

Movie Monday: Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 4/28

TweetLook for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, April 28, 2017: “The Circle” Rated PG-13. 110 minutes. Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. -Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, JOhn Boyega, Ellar Coltrane; Director: James Ponsoldt “How to Be a Latin Lover” Rated PG-13. Comedy. -Eugenio Derbez, Salma Hayek, Rob Lower, Kristen Bell; Director: Ken Marino “Sleight” Rated R. 90 minutes. Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. -Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Dule Hill, Storm Reid; Director: J.D. Dillard “Buster’s Mal Heart” Not rated. 96 minutes. Drama, Mystery, Thriller. -Rami Malek, DJ Qualls, KateRead More

PHOTOS: 2017 J.D. Power U.S. Tech Choice Study findings announcement

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a special meeting of the Automotive Press Association. Smart headlights and rear view camera mirrors are the most requested technologies that consumers would like to have in a future vehicle, according to the J.D. Power U.S. Auto Tech Choice study. However, most consumers are still skeptical of self-driving technology. In this gallery, look for photos of Dave Sargent, vice president of global automotive at J.D. Power, and Kristin Kolodge, executive director of driver interaction & HMI research at J.D. Power.

Friday’s New CD/Album Releases for April 21, 2017

TweetLook for these new CDs/albums to hit store shelves on Friday, April 21, 2017: Alessandro Cortini & Merzbow Alessandro Cortini & Merzbow Angaleena Presley Wrangled Arto Lindsay Cuidado Madame Brad Paisley Love And War GAS Narkopop Have Mercy Make The Best Of It Incubus 8 Jason Eady Jason Eady Joe Goddard Electric Lines Justin Walter Unseen Forces Matt And Sam’s Brother My Brain Hurts A Lot [solo debut of JPNSGRLS’ Charlie Kerr] Maxïmo Park Risk To Exist Ray Davies Americana Richie Kotzen Salting Earth Robyn Hitchcock Robyn Hitchcock Ron SexsmithRead More

2017 Autopalooza Celebrates Metro Detroit’s Automotive Heritage

TweetDETROIT – The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) and the MotorCities National Heritage Area (MCNHA) announced the Autopalooza lineup today during a press conference at Cobo Center. Autopalooza is a series of world-class automotive cruises, races and shows throughout metro Detroit that celebrate southeast Michigan’s automotive heritage. Autopalooza 2017 will kick off with a four-day festival of ideas and innovation – Make the Future Detroit – April 27-30 at Cobo Center. The Shell-eco Marathon will return to Cobo Center as a featured element of the celebration. Students fromRead More

WATCH: Detroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) undergoes testing

TweetDetroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) streetcar is undergoing testing before its big launch on May 12, 2017. Watch as the new light rail streetcar makes its way up and down Woodward Avenue in downtown and midtown Detroit. The line will make a 6.6-mile loop around Woodward Avenue. There are 20 stops between Grand Boulevard and Larned Street. Each ride will cost $1.50 when it opens for business on May 12. Streetcars will feature modern amenities air-conditioning, heat and come equipped with bike racks and Wi-Fi.  

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: How many elements on the periodic table are naturally occurring? Name the only historical American Girl doll to have been discontinued–archived, in American Girl parlance–only to  be reintroduced a few years later. What reality show premiered in the Netherlands in 1999, came to the United States the following year, and went on to become a global phenomenon, airing in over 81 countries?Read More