Jason Rzucidlo

 

WATCH: 2017 JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) announcement

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Athletic Club for a meeting of the Automotive Press Association. J.D. Power presented the results of its 2017 U.S. Initial Quality Study (IQS). KIA topped the list for the second year in a row, followed by Genesis and Porsche. Detroit-based automakers Ford and RAM tied for fourth and Chevrolet ended up in fifth. In this video, watch for remarks from Dave Sargent, Vice President, Global Automotive at J.D. Power.  


Attendees enjoy 41st annual Belleville National Strawberry Festival

TweetBELLEVILLE, Mich. — Food. Fun. Rides. The 41st annual Belleville National Strawberry Festival was a great way to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday. Over the weekend, temperatures hit 80 degrees with partly cloudy skies and just a few sprinkles. It was cooler than last year’s scorching temperatures when it was in the 90’s. “This is really awesome, it’s a really nice town,” said attendee Michael Stinnette of Ypsilanti, Mich. “This is my first time eating the strawberry shortcake. It’s really good. Anything to do with your dad out in theRead More


WATCH: Highlights of the 2017 Belleville National Strawberry Festival

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Main Street for the 41st annual Belleville National Strawberry Festival. In this video, watch for highlights of the festival as well as interviews with attendees and car owners. The fairlife milk exhibit was one of the new additions to the festival. Meanwhile, the White Tiger exhibit returned to the festival once again this year. Artist Donna Peterson introduced me to her jewelry made out of rocks. Later on, I checked out the 16th annual Cinnamon Father’s Day car show. You’ll also see an interview withRead More


PHOTOS: Brothers Osborne, Thompson Square perform at 98 KCQ Country Music Fest

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE on Saginaw’s Ojibway Island for the 26th annual 98 KCQ Country Music Fest free concert. The morning started off with some strong storms, but they left the area just in time for the show. Detroit’s own Taylor Tucky performed on the Island Stage. Then, it was time for the national anthem and the kick-off to the main stage acts. American Idol winner Trent Harmon was the first artist on the main stage. He was followed by country music duo Thompson Square who performed at 1:30Read More


PHOTOS: 2017 Ann Arbor Summer Festival at Ingalls Mall

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE on the University of Michigan campus for the 2017 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The Top of the Park series runs from June 9th through July 2nd, 6 nights each week for nearly 4 weeks, starting at 5 pm. The entire festival features an eclectic mix of over 170 events showcasing the best in music, dance, comedy, film, spoken word, contemporary circus, street arts, and family entertainment. From folk pop ensembles and an all-female mariachi band, to the pioneers of Indian funk, there is something forRead More


Brothers Osborne, Thompson Square headline 98 KCQ Country Music Fest

TweetSAGINAW, Mich. — A pair of rising country music duos and an American Idol winner are headlining the 2017 KCQ Country Music Fest free concert this Saturday on Saginaw’s Ojibway Island. The island opens to the public beginning at 8 a.m. Meanwhile, the Section 98 and preferred gold seating areas will open at 9 a.m. Detroit-based Taylor Tucky will kick off the music on the island stage at 11 a.m. They are made up of Todd Felske, Chris Wietzke, Lonnell Lewis, Marc Davis, Bruce Shew, and Cheri Whalen. Taylor TuckyRead More


PHOTOS: Spencer Michaud, The Understorey perform @ Ann Arbor Summer Festival

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE on the University of Michigan campus for the 2017 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The Top of the Park series runs from June 9th through July 2nd, 6 nights each week for nearly 4 weeks, starting at 5 pm. The entire festival features an eclectic mix of over 170 events showcasing the best in music, dance, comedy, film, spoken word, contemporary circus, street arts, and family entertainment. From folk pop ensembles and an all-female mariachi band, to the pioneers of Indian funk, there is something forRead More


Filmmaker Lynn Novick makes a stop in Detroit to promote “The Vietnam War” documentary series

TweetDETROIT — “The Vietnam War” was one of the featured documentaries at the 2017 Cinetopia Film Festival in Detroit. The documentary series features 10 parts and 18 hours of footage. It will air on PBS beginning on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT. “The Vietnam War” includes nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as combatants and civilians from North and South Vietnam. In addition, there are more than 100 iconic musical recordings from greatest artistsRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 Detroit Music Weekend along Madison Ave.

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the first-ever Detroit Music Weekend. It kicked off with Madison Ave. being renamed Aretha Franklin Way in honor of the Motown-based Soul singer. Finally, all of Detroit’s music comes together in one epic festival! Free music concerts on Saturday, June 10th on 4 stages for all ages starting at 11:00am. The weekend also featured a variety of performances including country music’s Josh Gracin, Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, DJ D-Nice, Zayion McCall & The Crew, Laith Al-Saadi, DMK and many more. For moreRead More


WATCH: Exclusive interview with producer Sarah Botstein from “The Vietnam War” documentary series

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the 2017 Cinetopia Film Festival in Detroit. In this video, watch for an exclusive interview with filmmaker Lynn Novick. She recently collaborated with documentary filmmaker Ken Burns on the new series “The Vietnam War” coming to PBS in September. The documentary series features 10 parts and 18 hours of footage. Visceral and immersive, the series explores the human dimensions of the war through revelatory testimony of nearly 80 witnesses from all sides—Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well asRead More