Detroit

 
 

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.  


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


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


PHOTOS: Josh Gracin, Laith Al-Saadi perform at Detroit Music Weekend

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the first-ever Detroit Music Weekend. Madison Ave. was 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 more information about Detroit MusicRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 Cinetopia Film Festival in Detroit and Ann Arbor

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in Detroit and Ann Arbor for the 2017 Cinetopia Film Festival. Created for the people of southeastern Michigan, the Cinetopia Film Festival features the best feature-length dramas, comedies, and documentaries from the world’s best film festivals (e.g. Sundance, Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Berlin, SXSW, Tribeca, etc.).  Cinetopia honors the rich heritage of cinematic culture and Michigan’s proud legacy of outstanding cinema artists through special pre- and post-film events, including presentations, discussion panels, and Q&A sessions with directors, writers, and stars. For tickets and more information aboutRead More


MORE PHOTOS: 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Kent Koller was LIVE at Hart Plaza for the 2017 Movement Electronic Music Festival. It takes place every Memorial Day weekend inside Hart Plaza – Detroit’s legendary riverfront destination. The festival features: More than 110 of electronic music’s most illustrious artists performing in the birthplace of Techno; six outdoor stages; engaging art displays curated by top talent; a posh VIP setting located behind the Main Stage; an interactive technology center featuring the industry’s top electronic music instrument makers; and stellar additional programming each night after the festival closes, with dozensRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 IMSA Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on Detroit’s Belle Isle

TweetAmericaJR’s Jerome Rzucidlo was LIVE on Belle Isle for the 2017 IMSA Chevrolet Sports Car Classic. Jordan and Ricky Taylor were this year’s winners. It was their fifth consecutive win in the row in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship series. Dane Cameron and co-driver Eric Curran  finished second, 4.948 seconds behind the Taylors. They were followed by Joel Miller and Tom Long in third place rounding out the podium finishers. Cadillacs finished in the top two spots which was great news for Detroit-based General Motors.


PHOTOS: Montgomery Gentry performs @ 2017 Detroit Grand Prix

TweetAmericaJR’s Jerome Rzucidlo was LIVE on Belle Isle for the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Country music duo Montgomery Gentry were the headliners on Saturday evening following the first IndyCar race. Their number 1 hits include “If You Ever Stop Loving Me”, “Something to Be Proud Of”, “Lucky Man”, “Back When I Knew It All” and “Roll with Me”. Montgomery Gentry is currently working on a ninth studio album, set for release later this year. They recently collaborated with a country rock group called The Lacs forRead More


PHOTOS: Race Two of the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE on Belle Isle for the second race of the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Once again, Graham Rahal repeated as the winner and completed a weekend sweep in Detroit. Chevrolet fared much better in this race with Josef Newgarden finishing second and Will Power ending up in third place. There was only one incident to report: James Hinchliffe and Spencer Pigot had mechanical problems with their cars on lap 66. In this gallery, look for photos of the top three finishers onRead More


MORE PHOTOS: Race One of the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE on Belle Isle for the first race of the 2017 Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Graham Rahal won the race after starting from the pole. Honda swept the podium by finishing 1-2-3. The best finishing Chevrolet was Josef Newgarden in 4th place. The race lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes under partly cloudy skies. It was a mainly clean race with only six caution laps. In this gallery, look for photos of winner Graham Rahal, second place finisher Scott Dixon and third placeRead More