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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: 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.


Delta Debuts Free Main Cabin Meals in 12 Markets

TweetATLANTA — Delta (NYSE: DAL) is introducing complimentary meals on some of its longest domestic flights, including transcontinental routes between New York’s JFK and Los Angeles/San Francisco. The airline will be the only U.S. carrier to offer complimentary fresh meals from nose to tail on select coast-to-coast routes. Beginning March 1, Delta will offer complimentary meals in the Main Cabin on flights between JFK and LAX/SFO. On April 24, the airline will expand complimentary meals to 10 other major domestic markets from Seattle, New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. including BOS-SFO,Read More


PHOTO GALLERY: 35th annual Plymouth Ice Festival @ Kellogg Park

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Kellogg Park for the 35th annual Plymouth Ice Festival. It is a world-class event in beautiful downtown Plymouth that is exciting and fun for the whole family. Furthermore, the event is committed to spreading the word about downtown Plymouth and helping the local business community thrive through event outreach and marketing efforts. Sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and will remain standing after the event – weather permitting. There are plenty of selfie opportunities for you and your friends! The PlymouthRead More


Detroit Jazz Festival Announces World-Class Lineup for 37th Annual Labor Day Weekend Event

TweetDETROIT – The Detroit Jazz Festival today announced its lineup for the 37th annual Labor Day Weekend Festival that will feature an eclectic array of performers across varied styles and generations from jazz legends, new artists to the scene and those at the height of their careers, once again creating one-of-a-kind performances not seen anywhere else. With Detroit native and jazz legend Ron Carter as artist-in-residence, this year’s festival has a decidedly Detroit flair, with the annual Homecoming Series of performances taking an expanded role. With the backdrop of Detroit’sRead More


33rd annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival wraps up this weekend

TweetANN ARBOR, Mich. — Are you looking for something fun to do? It’s the final weekend of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. “It’s great energy and positive vibes out here,” said attendee Hannah Baiardi from South Lyon, Mich. “You get to see people from your community and listen to some great music and have great eats.” Her boyfriend, César Cañón, from Colombia added: “We specifically went today for the AcroYoga activity. We did some AcroYoga before coming to enjoy the Bluesy band.” The Water Balloon Gladiators entertained audiences on WednesdayRead More


WATCH: Highlights of the 33rd annual Ann Arbor Summer Festival (#A2SF)

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the University of Michigan campus for the 2016 Ann Arbor Summer Festival (#A2SF). The indoor Mainstage series includes ticketed performances of world-class music, dance, theater, and comedy. The outdoor program, Top of the Park, is held along a beautiful campus green and offers admission-free concerts, movies under the stars, open-air spectacles, and unique family attractions. In this video, look for performances by Dave Boutette and the Madcat Midnight Blues Journey. You’ll also see interviews with attendees Pat Johnson & Ian Parkes from Perth, Western Australia;Read More


PHOTOS: Celebrating Jason’s Birthday at Farrell’s in Brea, CA

TweetThe AmericaJR.com Web Team celebrated Jason Rzucidlo’s birthday last August at Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlour. The parlors have an early 1900s theme, with employees wearing period dress and straw boater hats, and each location features a player piano. By 1975, there were 120 Farrell’s nationwide with locations at Briarwood Mall in Ann Arbor and Telegraph Road in Detroit. Thereafter, sales dropped and most of the parlors were sold off in the 1980s. Parlour Enterprises of Lake Forest, California, was confirmed as the owner and operator of Farrell’s properties on theRead More


Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans returns to showcase Downtown Detroit’s Splendor Feb. 12-14, 2016

TweetDETROIT – Downtown Detroit will bustle like it’s 2006 as Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans returns to Campus Martius Park for the 12th year, Friday, Feb. 12 through Sunday, Feb. 14. Visitors will be able to enjoy an array of seasonal family-friendly fun and expanded offerings for adults as the annual event continues to grow in both excitement and activity. In celebration of Detroit’s food renaissance, Meridian is sponsoring the new “Taste of Detroit” food tent. Outstanding metro Detroit restaurants and chefs will be providing enjoyable, quality foodRead More


PHOTOS: 4th Annual Rubio’s CoastFest @ Oceanside Pier

TweetAmericaJR.com’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Oceanside Pier on Saturday afternoon for the 4th Annual Rubio’s Coast Fest. Without the ocean, there would be no fish. Without fish, there would be no Rubio’s. And that’s why we celebrate the ocean and its delicious bounty wherever we can. A beach clean-up event was held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Rubio’s offered free samples of its Santa Fe Crusted Tilapia taco before it gets added to the menu at its restaurants. In addition, there was live entertainment on the MainRead More