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Students From The Great Lakes Region Head To Make The Future Festival This Week To See Innovation In Action

Tweet DETROIT  — Approximately 12,000 students from more than 80 schools in the greater Detroit area will head to Detroit’s Cobo Center later this week to explore the future of energy during a STEM-focused school tour to Make the Future Detroit, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The festival, which is free of charge and will take place April 27 – 30, 2017, will celebrate bright energy ideas that will inspire current and future energy solutions, offering free virtual reality experiences and hands-on science experiments for an expected crowd of more than 20,000Read More


PHOTOS: Zac Efron & the Cast of “BAYWATCH” Hosted the First SlowMo Marathon

TweetOn April 22nd, the world was introduced to an evolution in the field of sport…Zac Efron & the Cast of “BAYWATCH” Hosted the First SlowMo Marathon. Members of the original T.V. show cast joined in on the fun too! A marathon, but a marathon like no other. The Baywatch SlowMoMarathon – A grueling 0.3km that must be run entirely in slow motion. “BAYWATCH” follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon (Johnson) as he butts heads with a brash new recruit (Efron). Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future ofRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 MI Earth Day Fest in downtown Rochester, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the 2017 MI Earth Day Fest in downtown Rochester, Mich. This high-profile community event highlights the efforts of area businesses and community organizations to Make Earth Day Matter.  The festival offers a wide variety of exhibits, attractions and activities. It featured dozens of green/wellness products, services & program exhibits, displays of vehicles & renewable energy systems, Food & Farm areas with local & organic products & food service along with free samples, giveaways and show specials. Other activities included dancing and live music entertainment, a WholeRead More


WATCH: Detroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) undergoes testing

TweetDetroit’s new QLine (M-1 Rail) streetcar is undergoing testing before its big launch on May 12, 2017. Watch as the new light rail streetcar makes its way up and down Woodward Avenue in downtown and midtown Detroit. The line will make a 6.6-mile loop around Woodward Avenue. There are 20 stops between Grand Boulevard and Larned Street. Each ride will cost $1.50 when it opens for business on May 12. Streetcars will feature modern amenities air-conditioning, heat and come equipped with bike racks and Wi-Fi.  


PHOTOS: Chevrolet Red Carpet Walk @ “The Joe” — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE outside the final Detroit Red Wings game at Joe Louis Arena. Red Wings players and alumni arrived in Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Silverado vehicles. They were introduced one-by-one by public address announcer Erich Freiny. Then, they walked the red carpet to say one final goodbye to The Joe as they entered for the last hockey game to be played there. It was an emotional moment for the fans and the players alike. The building will be torn down to make way for new development alongRead More


Details announced for “Farewell Weekend at The Joe”

Tweet DETROIT — The Detroit Red Wings today announced details surrounding the team’s “Farewell Weekend at The Joe” to celebrate the final two Red Wings games at historic Joe Louis Arena on Saturday, April 8 against the Montreal Canadiens at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 9 against the New Jersey Devils at 5:00 p.m. Prior to Sunday’s game, the Red Wings will host the Chevrolet Season Finale starting at 2:00 p.m. outside the East Entrance of Joe Louis Arena, in which all current players and alumni in attendance will walkRead More


Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets Promises Plenty of Action!

TweetLONG BEACH, Calif. — Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets, the free-to-the-public festival that annually kicks off the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend on Thursday, April 6, will have plenty of action for the entire family. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., Thunder Thursday at The Pike Outlets will feature Verizon IndyCar Series pit stop competitions on Shoreline Drive, west of Pine Ave. at 6:45 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. with three-time Long Beach winner Sebastien Bourdais and his #18 Dale Coyne Racing Honda facing off against Spencer Pigot andRead More


PHOTOS: A Tour of the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo visited the Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) during his recent visit to downtown Chicago. Its mission is “to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform and entertain through our archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications and online access to our resources.” The Museum of Broadcast Communications is one of only three museums dedicated to broadcast history in the nation. Chicago hosted the first televised presidential debate, between Richard M. Nixon and John F. Kennedy, on September 26, 1960.Read More


WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience Brings Latest Innovations in Mobility to Detroit, April 4-6

TweetWARRENDALE, Pa. — WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience—SAE International’s completely transformed, signature event taking place April 4-6, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit—will, for three days, serve as a global nexus for mobility industry leaders, inventors and disruptors from Detroit to Silicon Valley and everywhere in-between. WCX promises a full-spectrum, full-sensory interactive experience, uniting the mobility industry’s best talent from innovation hubs around the world for active learning, high-powered collaboration and technological discovery. As car ownership and customer expectations continue to change, topics including: autonomy, electrification, connectivity, disruptive propulsionRead More


PHOTOS: “A Great Big World – An Evening with Ian & Chad” @ The Ark

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at The Ark for the concert “A Great Big World – An Evening with Ian & Chad.” The pop/rock duo from New York sang their hits “Say Something” and “Hold Each Other” along with several other songs from their latest album, When the Morning Comes. They also performed their version of “When I Was A Boy,” a cover of the Jeff Lynne song. Pop/rock musician Allie Moss opened the show. Her song “Corner” was featured on “Pretty Little Liars,” episode It’s Alive and on episodeRead More