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Bedrock Reveals Design for Transformational Development on Historic Woodward Avenue Hudson’s Site

Tweet DETROIT – After Bedrock presented preliminary design and plans for the site of the former J.L. Hudson’s Department Store (Hudson’s Site), the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) today approved a timeline that allows groundbreaking of the development by December 1, 2017. The new timeline aligns the groundbreaking of the Hudson’s development with the Michigan Thrive Initiative, an economic development tool supported by more than 40 communities from every corner of Michigan. This coordination is critical to provide the opportunity to deliver a catalytic, transformational project on the site. “For long-timeRead More


Helio Castroneves helps kick off official groundbreaking of the Phoenix Raceway Project

TweetPHOENIX – With the help of Phoenix Raceway’s “Speed King” Helio Castroneves, Phoenix Raceway officially broke ground on the Phoenix Raceway Project Powered by DC Solar today during a special ceremony at its second annual Verizon IndyCar Series “Prix View” Testing event. “To officially have this project underway is a tremendous feeling for our organization, fans, community and the entire state of Arizona,” said Phoenix Raceway President Bryan R. Sperber. “This has been the culmination of years of hard work by so many individuals, and to see this day finallyRead More


Academy’s Oscar Week Events Celebrate This Year’s Nominees

Tweet LOS ANGELES — In the week leading up to the 89th Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, Foreign Language Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories.  All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The Oscar Week schedule is as follows: OSCAR WEEK: SHORTS Tuesday, February 21, 7 p.m. Hosted by director Tim MillerRead More


Top Toy Trends of 2017 Announced at New York Toy Fair

Tweet NEW YORK  — From “dual-use” collectibles and adrenaline-pumping active toys, to awe-inspiring robotics and “movie mania” playthings, the top toy trends of 2017 were announced today by the U.S. Toy Industry Association (TIA) at its 114th North American International Toy Fair. “This year’s trending toys reflect the creative force and vitality of the North American toy industry, which is coming off an excellent year of 5% sales growth powered by industry ingenuity,” notes Adrienne Appell, a leading trend expert at TIA. “With more room for innovation and a greater willingnessRead More


New Owner Looks to be the Big Man on Campus at University of Michigan

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — William Kaufman plans to open a Dickey’s Barbecue Pit location on the University of Michigan campus. The student body of the University of Michigan represents approximately 38 percent of the total population of the city of Ann Arbor. Kaufman’s newly signed development agreement of two Dickey’s locations will be carried out with the first location opening in May 2017 at the Washtenaw Commons Retail Center. Kaufman’s second location will open in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor on the University of Michigan Campus. “We’re excited William Kaufman isRead More


How a 19 Year Old Entrepreneur Founded a “MADE in AMERICA” Company

TweetLOS ANGELES — Izabella didn’t pass kindergarten the first time around, yet has founded a streetwear clothing company in the heart of Los Angeles. “From a young age, I challenged myself to color outside of the lines, both literally and figuratively. Apparently, THAT teacher disapproved,” says Izabella Lafferty, the 19 year old founder of The Rookie Movement™. “I grew up under the influence of entrepreneurial parents who had each built a successful company before the age of 30,” continues Lafferty. The difference is that, in true millennial fashion, The RookieRead More


Superstar artists announced for “The Week Vegas Goes Country” 2017 including 5th annual ACM Party for a Cause

TweetENCINO, CA  – The Academy of Country Music® revealed today exciting details including the musical lineup, additional industry and fan events, as well as ticket on-sale dates and hotel codes for The Week Vegas Goes Country®, including the 5th Annual ACM Party for a Cause® – along with the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards™, Country Music’s Party of the Year®, which will broadcast LIVE for the first time ever from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 8:00 PM ET/delayed PT on the CBS TelevisionRead More


Delta Debuts Free Main Cabin Meals in 12 Markets

TweetATLANTA — Delta (NYSE: DAL) is introducing complimentary meals on some of its longest domestic flights, including transcontinental routes between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles/San Francisco. The airline will be the only U.S. carrier to offer complimentary fresh meals from nose to tail on select coast-to-coast routes. Beginning March 1, Delta will offer complimentary meals in the Main Cabin on flights between JFK and LAX/SFO. On April 24, the airline will expand complimentary meals to 10 other major domestic markets from Seattle, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. including BOS-SFO,Read More


Time Inc.’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2017 Launches With Reveal Of Kate Upton On Three Different Covers – A Swimsuit First

TweetPhoto credit: Yu Tsai/Sports Illustrated. 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue on sale now.  SI.com/Swimsuit NEW YORK — Kate Upton graces not one, not two, but three covers of the 2017 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue, it was revealed in a segment on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live and on SI.com Tuesday night. Upton’s appearance on three national covers is a first for SI Swimsuit. It also marks her third cover appearance (2012, 2013), tying her with Christie Brinkley, who returns to SI Swimsuit this year (at 63!), Kathy Ireland, Daniela Pestova and CherylRead More


EARTH TALK — Cleantech: Still The Next Big Thing For American Venture Capitalists?

TweetDear EarthTalk: Is alternative energy still the next big thing for American venture capitalists? —Jeffrey Moss, Fairfield, CT A decade ago, in the wake of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” and rising gas/oil prices, many of the same venture capitalists (VCs) who had made fortunes betting on software, hardware, Internet and biotech start-ups began shifting significant chunks of their investment dollars over to alternative renewable energy and related investments, putting the so-called “cleantech” sector in the spotlight as the “new new thing.” Given growing global concern about greenhouse gas emissionsRead More