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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


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: 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 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


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


PHOTOS: QLINE (M-1 Rail) Detroit Grand Opening Weekend — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit for the QLINE Grand Opening Festival. QLINE riders will enjoy free rides for our Grand Opening May 12-14. Businesses throughout the Woodward Corridor are also celebrating the start of QLINE operations with promotions beginning May 12. Three festival sites are also offering activities for the entire family at: New Center Park (Grand Boulevard), Wayne State University (Woodward and Warren) and at Campus Martius Park. Downloadable the Schedule at: QLINE Detroit Grand Opening Festivities For more information about Detroit’s new QLINE streetcar, visit www.QLINEDetroit.com.


PHOTOS: M-1 Rail Presents the QLINE Detroit Grand Opening Festival

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit for the QLINE Grand Opening Festival. QLINE riders will enjoy free rides for our Grand Opening May 12-14. Businesses throughout the Woodward Corridor are also celebrating the start of QLINE operations with promotions beginning May 12. Three festival sites are also offering activities for the entire family at: New Center Park (Grand Boulevard), Wayne State University (Woodward and Warren) and at Campus Martius Park. Downloadable the Schedule at: QLINE Detroit Grand Opening Festivities


PHOTOS: 77th annual Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival — Part Two

TweetThe AmericaJR Web Team was LIVE at the 77th annual Vermontville Maple Syrup Festival. The festival starts Friday evening, continues through Saturday and Sunday and is always held during the last full weekend in April.  They have something for everyone — Mid-America rides, talent show, arts and crafts, flea market, two parades, petting zoo, princess pageant, various displays, games, free entertainment, a pancake derby, and arm wrestling. Their syrup producers are located throughout the village selling syrup, candies, crème and the ever popular maple syrup cotton candy. For more informationRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon & Make the Future Festival — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Cobo Center for the 2017 Shell Eco-Marathon. More than 100 student vehicle teams from across the country have descended on Detroit. They are here to show off their ultra-fuel efficient vehicles that they designed, built and of course, race them! There are two vehicle classes to choose from: prototype and urban concept. Three energy sources are available: battery electric, hydrogen fuel cell or internal combustion which includes compressed natural gas. Teams must complete 10 laps or 6 miles with an average speed of 15Read More