2017

 
 

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.  


Kelvin Hoefler, Cory Juneau win the Dew Tour in Long Beach, CA

TweetLONG BEACH, Calif. — The past three days in Long Beach have been phenomenal, and for the finals the best of the best skateboarders around the world put on a show for their fans. The day was jammed packed, twelve athletes started the day which cut down to six, after competing in the Tech, Rail, and Gap, the top overall skaters advanced to the Finals. They would compete in the Gap section with a ten minute run. Kelvin Hoefler jumped from third place, to finishing first taking the Dew TourRead More


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


PHOTOS: 2017 Brews, BBQ and Bourbon Festival in Ferndale, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2017 Brews, BBQ and Bourbon Festival in Ferndale, Mich. 9 Mile was transformed into a weekend long festival celebrating cold brews, mouthwatering BBQ, smooth & smoky Bourbon, and great music! Featuring a wide assortment of craft beer, tons of BBQ & varied food vendors, plenty of Bourbon, and a killer band line up! Thirsty? We will be serving up plenty of bourbon & spirits, hard ciders & sodas, and of course BEER! Grab a drink, enjoy games & live music, and follow yourRead More


Australian Keegan Palmer wins AM Bowl Finals at Dew Tour on Saturday

TweetLONG BEACH, Calif. — Day three continued with the AM Bowl Finals, with eight ammeters competing for the title, and it was Australian Keegan Palmer coming out on top with a score of 87.40 out of 100. Tate Carew from San Diego came in second with a score of 84.20, and Gavin Bottger from Oceanside, Calif., who is only ten years old, came in third with a 79.00. The Team Finals followed, with nine teams competing, and it was Team Blind taking home the victory with a score of 351.00Read More


Kyle Larson uses late race dramatics to win FireKeepers Casino 400

TweetBROOKLYN, Mich. — Kyle Larson made the perfect restart when it mattered the most to win the FireKeepers Casino 400. It marked his second consecutive victory at Michigan International Speedway. On the final restart with five laps to go, Larson started on the outside and Denny Hamlin on the inside. The two drivers went into turn one side-by-side, but Larson was able to pull away to take the checkered flag. “The Cars 3 Chevy was really, really fast,” Larson said. “And it was cool to win it. What a great Father’sRead More


PHOTOS: 26th Annual Canton Liberty Fest @ Heritage Park

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Heritage Park for the 2017 Canton Liberty Fest. Join us for three action-packed fun-filled days, Thursday, June 15 through Saturday June 17, that the whole family will enjoy in beautiful Heritage Park, located behind the Canton Administration Building and the Canton Public Library, just west of Canton Center Road between Cherry Hill and Summit Parkway. There is plenty to do throughout Heritage Park during this three-day festival. Whether you want to take a spin on the carnival rides, watch a performance at our twoRead 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


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


PHOTOS: 27th annual Pewabic House & Garden Show in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Pewabic Pottery in Detroit for their 27th annual House and Garden Show. The event was open to the public Friday through Sunday with activities for the whole family. It featured ceramic work from over 80 artists, free docent led tours, demonstrations by Pewabic artisans, and a biergarten. Attendees had the opportunity to check out the new exciting education initiative on wheels: Pewabic Street Team, a mobile museum that will deliver clay experiences and raku firings throughout the city. And enjoy the openingRead More