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PREVIEW: 6th annual Cinetopia Film Festival kicks off on June 1

TweetDETROIT — The sixth annual Cinetopia Film Festival is coming to Detroit/Ann Arbor and Dearborn on June 1-11, 2017.  This showcases the best of the best independent films from festivals all over the globe. There were 130 submissions and they chose the best innovative films that tell a story and the history behind them. Russ Collins, CEO of the Michigan Theatre in Ann Arbor, said they started Cinetopia five years ago in Detroit.  “We looked at other film festivals. (to model after)  The heritage of cinema in Detroit is prettyRead More


Take a stroll through automotive history at The Henry Ford Museum

TweetDEARBORN, Mich. — To kick off our coverage of the 2017 North American International Auto Show, we thought it was important to take a look back at automobile history. The Henry Ford Museum is the perfect place to do just that. The museum is open all year long for car enthusiasts to check out both classic and antique vehicles all the way up to modern cars and trucks. It is a must-see during your trip to the Motor City. Let’s begin with the 1914 Ford Model T. It was oneRead More


WATCH: Looking Back at Automobiles @ The Henry Ford Museum

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. for a preview of the 2017 North American International Auto Show. In order to look towards the future, it’s important to look back at the history of the automobile. In this video, you’ll learn more about the Ford Model T, various presidential cars, the Rosa Parks bus and a 2009 Ford Focus Electric Vehicle. We’ll also highlight the Lincoln Chair and Thomas Edison’s last breath, which is kept inside a test tube within the museum.    


PHOTOS: “American Style and Spirit” Exhibit @ The Henry Ford — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo recently visited The Henry Ford Museum to check out their new exhibit: “American Style and Spirit: 130 Years of Fashions and Lives of an Entrepreneurial Family.” Walk through a living catalog of American style spanning 130 years. Rare in scope and detail, selected clothing from the collection brings the lives of the entrepreneurial Roddis family into sharp focus through fashion. Dozens of wearable time capsules — discovered carefully boxed up in the attic — tell an engaging epic of American style and spirit. Letters, photographsRead More


PHOTOS: 2016 Automotive News Leading Women Network Conference

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from The Henry Hotel in Dearborn for the Automotive News Leading Women Network conference. In collaboration with Deloitte, Inforum and Ally, the Leading Women Network is a community of men and women working together toward a shared objective: to educate, mentor and empower women in automotive. In this gallery, look for photos of Leah Curry, Vice President of Manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing; Lisa Lunsford, Co-Founder and CEO, GS3 Global; Karen McKemie, Division/Regional Vice President, Sonic Automotive Group; Maximiliane Straub, CFO and EVP, Finance, Controlling andRead More


PHOTOS: “American Style and Spirit: 130 Years of Fashions and Lives of an Entrepreneurial Family”

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo recently visited The Henry Ford Museum to check out their new exhibit: “American Style and Spirit: 130 Years of Fashions and Lives of an Entrepreneurial Family.” Walk through a living catalog of American style spanning 130 years. Rare in scope and detail, selected clothing from the collection brings the lives of the entrepreneurial Roddis family into sharp focus through fashion. Dozens of wearable time capsules — discovered carefully boxed up in the attic — tell an engaging epic of American style and spirit. Letters, photographsRead More


More women are needed in the automobile industry, panelists agree

TweetDEARBORN, Mich. — Breaking news…The automobile business is looking for more talented women. Thousands, if not, millions of jobs are out there. That was the main takeaway at the Automotive News Leading Women Network Conference. It was held on Wednesday afternoon inside The Henry Hotel in Dearborn, Mich. Seema Pajula serves as the U.S. consumer and industrial products managing partner at Deloitte & Touch LLP. She oversees the work of more than 120,000 professionals including manufacturing, automotive, aerospace and defense, retail, consumer products, travel and hospitality. “We’re the first professionalRead More


WATCH: 2016 Automotive News Leading Women Network Conference in Dearborn, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from The Henry Hotel in Dearborn for the Automotive News’ 2016 Leading Women Network conference. In collaboration with Deloitte, Inforum and Ally, the Leading Women Network is a community of men and women working together toward a shared objective: to educate, mentor and empower women in automotive. In this video, watch for remarks from four of this year’s honorees. You’ll hear from Leah Curry, Vice President of Manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing; Lisa Lunsford, Co-Founder and CEO, GS3 Global; Karen McKemie, Division/Regional Vice President, Sonic AutomotiveRead More


PHOTOS: Exploring America’s Automotive History at the Henry Ford Museum

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo recently visited The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich. Henry Ford Museum began as Henry Ford’s personal collection of historic objects, which he began collecting as far back as 1906. Today, the 12 acre (49,000 m²) site is primarily a collection of antique machinery, pop culture items, automobiles, locomotives, aircraft, and other items: A working fragment of the original Holiday Inn “Great Sign”, A Chesapeake & Ohio Railway 2-6-6-6 “Allegheny”-class steam locomotive built by Lima Locomotive Works in Lima, Ohio and an Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, among manyRead More


PHOTOS: Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village in Dearborn — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Greenfield Village for the Hallowe’en festival.  The celebration of Halloween dates back long, long ago at the end of summer and the harvest season.  Cornstalks, witches, ghosts and goblins were everywhere. We had the chance to walk the pumpkin-lined streets.  I hear there were over 1,000 pumpkins along the entire route, and I believe it.  Spooky thrills awaited us as we headed toward The Top Hat Sideshow.  Two magicians asked for a volunteer to put his head in a guillotine.  Uh oh…….SwallowingRead More