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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.  


Review: “Circus 1903-The Golden Age of Circus” is a crowd pleaser

TweetDETROIT — The most amazing show on Earth, “Circus 1903-The Golden Age of Circus,” has arrived at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit for only six days, March 14-19.  This heart-stopping, spectacular show features daredevil entertainment, elephants, magic shows and famous circus acts from people from all over the world. Before the show began, a popcorn vendor was walking in the aisle tossing popcorn into the audience. He also chose a six-year old from the audience, brought him on stage and did some magic with him. Ringmaster Willy Whipsnade (played byRead More


PHOTOS: “Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate” @ Detroit Institute of Arts

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Detroit Institute of Arts for their new exhibit “Bitter|Sweet: Coffee, Tea & Chocolate.” It is the first exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts to engage all five senses. In addition to seeing art, you can touch, hear, smell and even taste coffee- and tea-related beverages. From social revolutions that changed the way we drink our morning blends, to design revolutions that changed the objects that we drink from, step back in time to when gathering over a cup of your favorite hotRead More


PHOTOS: 44th annual Noel Night in midtown Detroit — Part Two

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE in midtown Detroit for the 44th annual Noel Night. It featured over 100 participating venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Public Library that opened their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house. Activities included horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and otherRead More


PHOTOS: 44th annual Noel Night in midtown Detroit – Part One

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE in midtown Detroit for the 44th annual Noel Night. It featured over 100 participating venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Public Library that opened their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house. Activities included horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and otherRead More


Musical Review: “The Book of Mormon” is lively at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre

TweetDETROIT — “The Book of Mormon,” winner of nine Tony Awards, opened at the Fisher Theatre on November 1 and runs through November 13th.  Written by Trey Parker and Matt Stone from “South Park” and co-writer Robert Lopez, you know its going to be crusty at the edges. The musical began with several young missionaries learning the book of Mormon from the Church of Latter Day Saints at the Missionary Training School.  The day of graduation came along and the elders are paired up as they announce where in theRead More


Play Review: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre


PHOTOS: M-1 Rail (QLine) Construction Nearing Completion in midtown Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE along Woodward Avenue in midtown Detroit. Construction crews are putting the final touches on the rails in preparation for the new M-1 Rail (Qline) system. Line stations still need to be built from the ground up. M-1 RAIL recently began the first of nearly 1,000 tests to be conducted before the start of passenger operations in 2017, operating a small motorized inspection car called a “speeder” to ensure the track is free of obstructions in advance of the first QLINE vehicle delivery. The first passengersRead More


PHOTOS: “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip” Exhibit @ The DIA

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Detroit Institute of Arts to check out their new exhibit “The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip.” It is the first exhibition and book to explore the story of the American photographic road trip & one of the most distinct, important and appealing themes of the medium. Images document the evolution of American car culture, the idea of the open road and how photographers embraced America. Among the 19 photographers featured are Robert Frank (whose 1955 road trip resulted in hisRead More


PHOTOS: Construction continues on the new Little Caesars Arena in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit to check on the progress of the new Little Caesars Arena, which will become the home of the Detroit Red Wings in 2017. Just one year after breaking ground on the arena and launching The District Detroit, the project is exceeding an aggressive goal of awarding 30-percent of contracts to Detroit businesses by nearly double. One of the most exciting and innovative features of the new Little Caesars Arena has been constructing the gondola seating —a massive, suspended steel frame that hangsRead More