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Disney·Pixar’s “CARS 3” Fuels Up For Nationwide Tour

TweetBURBANK, Calif.  — Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is hitting the road this month with Road to the Races, a nationwide tour inviting fans of #95 to gear up for the upcoming big-screen release. Life-size, character look-alikes of five-time Piston-Cup champion Lightning McQueen, tech-savvy trainer Cruz Ramirez and the sleek next-gen racer Jackson Storm will be rolling into 27 cities coast to coast to celebrate the new movie, which opens June 16, 2017. “We are going to kick off the tour at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World on Thursday, March 23,”Read More

Public Event to Address Childhood Poverty and Education Outcomes March 23 in Detroit

Tweet DETROIT  — Dr. Charles Payne, an expert in urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history, will deliver a public lecture titled “The Limits of Schooling, The Power of Poverty,” as part of the American Educational Research Association’s Centennial Lecture Series. The event is free, open to the public, and includes an informal buffet reception. Payne, the Frank P. Hixon Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, will explore research evidence challenging the persistent idea that schoolsRead More

“Fast and Furious” star Scott Eastwood named Grand Marshal for Auto Club 400

Tweet FONTANA, Calif.  –  Scott Eastwood, star of the upcoming “FAST AND FURIOUS: The Fate of the Furious,” has been named Grand Marshal for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Auto Club 400 on March 26, 2017 at Auto Club Speedway. As Grand Marshal, Eastwood will give the command “Drivers, start your engines” to the field at Southern California’s premier motorsports facility.  The event will be televised on FOX at 12:30 p.m. PT. As an Honorary Race Official, Eastwood will be involved with pre-race ceremony activities including driver introductions andRead More

Emagine Saline Luxury Movie Theatre Grand Opening Set for March 18

TweetTROY, Mich. — Michigan owned and operated, Emagine Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to announce that its 10th Michigan theatre will open in Saline, Michigan on Saturday, March 18. Emagine Saline will feature 1,000 seats in 9 state-of-the-art luxury auditoriums including EMAX Theatre, Emagine’s premium large- format experience featuring Dolby’s Atmos® sound system. Emagine Saline is located at the intersection of E. Michigan Avenue and Industrial drive at 1335 E. Michigan Avenue Saline, MI 48176. Emagine Saline has been meticulously designed to provide luxury upscale features and amenities that will raise theRead More

U-M startup pilots $10 grocery rides to Detroiters

TweetANN ARBOR — Detroit residents who need a lift to and from the grocery store at a reasonable price can take part in a pilot ride service through March. Offered by Cart, a University of Michigan startup that connects people to healthy, fresh groceries, will offer $10 round trip rides via Lyft through March 22 at Detroit Meijer stores. Meijer is donating the other $10 it costs per ride, said Cart CEO Stacey Matlen, who graduated from U-M with a master’s degree in public health last year. “Cart’s goal isRead More

Kaitlin Olson, star of FOX’s hit comedy “The Mick” will lead the field to start the Auto Club 400

TweetFONTANA, Calif.  – Auto Club Speedway announced today that Kaitlin Olson, star of FOX’s hit comedy, “THE MICK,” will be behind the wheel of the Official NASCAR 2017 Toyota Camry Pace Car as she leads the field before the start of the AUTO CLUB 400 airing Sunday, March 26, at 12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 p.m. ET, on FOX. As the official pace car driver, Olson will lead the top Monster Energy NASCAR  Cup Series drivers to the green flag to kick off the AUTO CLUB 400. “THE MICK,” airing Tuesdays (8:30-9:00Read More

NAR Survey Finds Gen X on the Mend; More Children Living with Millennials and Boomers

TweetWASHINGTON  — An improving economy, multiple years of strong job growth and the notable increase in home values in most markets fueled a greater share of purchases from Generation X households over the past year. This is according to the National Association of Realtors® 2017 Home Buyer and Seller Generational Trends study, which evaluates the generational differences1 of recent home buyers and sellers. The survey additionally found that a growing number of millennials and younger boomer buyers have children living at home; student debt is common among Gen X and boomer households; moreRead More

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, City of Detroit and Detroit Economic Growth Corporation Announce New Plan to Preserve and Expand Riverfront Access

Tweet DETROIT — Officials from the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy (DRFC), the City of Detroit Planning & Development Department (PDD) and the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation (DEGC) announced the details of a framework plan that will preserve more riverfront land for public use and create greater community access. The plan, which also will lead to new investment and development opportunities within the East Riverfront, was unveiled during a community meeting this evening at the Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater Street. The Detroit RiverFront Conservancy, City of Detroit Planning & Development Department andRead More

Metro Detroit Women Unite to Increase Heart Health Awareness at Detroit Go Red For Women Luncheon – March 3

TweetDETROIT — Metro Detroit women are coming together to showcase their support for women’s heart health by attending the Go Red For Women Luncheon on March 3 at Somerset Collection. The luncheon kicks-off at 10 a.m. and features CPR trainings, blood pressure screenings and a silent auction. Jeannie Mai, television correspondent and co-host of “The Real” will serve as keynote speaker. Leading this year’s fundraising effort is Chair Dr. Pam Marcovitz, Director at Beaumont’s Ministrelli Women’s Heart Center. The luncheon is projected to gross $900K benefiting cardiovascular research in southeastRead More

Renovation Plans Unveiled For The New Ford Field

TweetDETROIT – The Detroit Lions announced that the Ford Family is investing approximately $100 million into Ford Field for new video boards and several other renovations to be completed in time for the 2017 Detroit Lions season. “After 15 years, we still hear what a great venue Ford Field is from our fans, visiting teams and the great acts that have performed here,” said Detroit Lions Team President Rod Wood. “The Ford Family is making a substantial investment to make sure our stadium remains among the best, but ultimately it’sRead More