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LISTEN: Exclusive Interview with Ian & Chad from “A Great Big World”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Ian & Chad from the pop/rock duo A Great Big World. In this exclusive interview, find out how they got started in the music business and what goals they have for the next five years. How did the collaboration with Christina Aguilera come about for the song “Say Something”? What’s the story behind their big hit “Hold Each Other”? Learn more about their new acoustic tour, which is playing several dates across the country including a stop at The Ark in Ann Arbor, MIRead More


LISTEN: Exclusive interview with NASCAR driver Joey Logano

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with NASCAR driver Joey Logano. The Penske Racing driver was touring the Automobile Driving Museum in El Segundo, Calif. during our interview. Find out more about his experience at the museum. How excited is he to race in the Auto Club 400? What does he enjoy most about being in Southern California? Learn what he thinks about new NASCAR rules including the stages. What are his goals for the 2017 season? Get those questions answered and more.    


WATCH: Highlights of the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest in Frankenmuth, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Frankenmuth, Mich. for the 2017 Zehnder’s Snowfest. In this  video, watch for highlights of the festival along with interviews with snow carvers and attendees. Zehnder’s Snowfest has been host to one of the top snow sculpting events in North America for the past 25 years. Visitors have enjoyed larger-than-life snow sculptures and beautifully detailed ice carvings each year. In addition, Zehnder’s Snowfest will have entertainment for the entire family in the warming tent, a fireworks display, petting zoo and children’s activities. We’ll also bring youRead More


WATCH: Rinspeed Oasis concept makes auto show debut at NAIAS in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from Cobo Center for the 2017 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). In this video, watch for an exclusive interview with Rinspeed CEO Frank Rinderknecht. The Rinspeed Oasis concept car is an electric vehicle that can be owned or shared with others through a ride-hailing app. It features autonomous driving capabilities, gesture-controlled displays and even a garden area behind the windshield. The car comes with a massive, curved 5K widescreen display that comes with voice and gesture control. The sad news is that it’s only aRead More


WATCH: Exclusive interviews with Indy 500 Winner Alexander Rossi & Team Owner Michael Andretti

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center for the 2017 Automotive News World Congress. In this video, watch for exclusive interviews with last year’s Indianapolis 500 winner Alexander Rossi and his team owner, Michael Andretti. Both Rossi, Andretti and co-owner Bryan Herta received Baby Borg trophies on Wednesday during the conference. What was the iconic moment of that race? What was it like drinking the milk after winning the race? What are their goals for the 2017 season? Find out in this great video.  Read More


WATCH: Construction underway for the 2017 NAIAS @ Cobo Center (Exclusive)

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was given an exclusive tour of Cobo Center as workers are building the displays for the 2017 North American International Auto Show. In this video, watch and listen as workers are pounding, sawing and painting. Construction crews are working around the clock to get the automaker and supplier displays ready. Most of the exhibit stands will be in their nomal spots. However, a few have been redesigned for 2017. The NAIAS opens to the media with Automobili-D on Jan. 8 and continues all week long with theRead More


WATCH: Exclusive interview with 2017 NAIAS Chairman Sam Slaughter

TweetWith just a few weeks until the North American International Auto Show opens to the media, it’s the perfect time for our annual interview with the chairman. This year, AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Chairman Sam Slaughter. What are some highlights of this year’s show? How will Automobili-D be different from Automobility LA? What are some of this year’s big debuts? Will the floor plan be reconfigured for 2017 or will it remain the same? How easy or difficult was it to get the Beach Boys to perform atRead More


WATCH: Interviews with Attendees at the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan central campus for the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair. For the first time since its inception, this year’s art fair runs from Thursday-Sunday instead of its traditional Wednesday-Saturday schedule. The four separate, juried art fairs make up one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the United States. In this video, look with interviews with attendees from each of the four fairs: The Original Street Art Fair, The Summer Art Fair, The State Street Art Fair and the South University ArtRead More


WATCH: Exclusive Artist Interviews at the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan central campus for the 2016 Ann Arbor Art Fair. For the first time since its inception, this year’s art fair runs from Thursday-Sunday instead of its traditional Wednesday-Saturday schedule. The four separate, juried art fairs make up one of the largest outdoor art fairs in the United States. In this video, look with interviews with multiple artists from each of the four fairs: The Original Street Art Fair, The Summer Art Fair, The State Street Art Fair and the South UniversityRead More


WATCH: Exclusive interview with Actor Austin Basis from the CW’s “Beauty and the Beast”

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo spoke one-on-one with Hollywood actor Austin Basis. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended Mark Twain Intermediate School 239 and Midwood High School. Austin has since appeared on numerous television shows, among them: “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip” (2006), “Supernatural” (2005), “Life on Mars” (2008) and “Life Unexpected” (2010-2011). Basis can currently be seen on the CW’s “Beauty & the Beast.” Find out more about his character J.T. Forbes. How is this show similar or different from his past works? What is anRead More