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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: Detroit Tigers 4, Los Angeles Angels 0 @ Comerica Park

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Comerica Park for the Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers MLB baseball game. In the third inning, Ian Kinsler scored the first run for the Tigers following Victor Martinez’s ground ball which led to a double play. The game was scoreless up until the bottom of the eighth inning. Justin Upton scored a home run for the Tigers bringing in Dixon Machado and J.D. Martinez to make the score 4 – 0 Detroit. The Los Angeles Angels were unable to score any runs duringRead More


PHOTOS: NASH FM 93.1 Free-For-All Country Concert @ Campus Martius Park

TweetAmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Campus Martius Park for the NASH FM 93.1 Free-For-All Country Concert. The event featured performances by new country music artists Granger Smith, Runaway June, Walker McGuire and Ryan Kinder. The concert began at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the heart of the Motor City. “We are thrilled to again bring free, live Country music to Downtown DETROIT,” said WDRQ PD ROBBY BRIDGES. “The tradition of a free Downtown SUMMER concert is special in this town. It is our pleasure to bring itRead More


PHOTOS: 2017 AdAge Brand Summit/Detroit @ The Westin Book Cadillac

TweetMore than 100 advertising and marketing professionals were given an exclusive tour of Detroit’s revitalization on Wednesday. It was all for the 2017 AdAge Brand Summit/Detroit. Many of the attendees came from New York City, Chicago and other parts of Michigan. The morning session kicked off with presentations inside the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Then, everyone was shuttled on giant tour buses to the Cass Corridor to check out the Third Man Records vinyl pressing plant and the Motor City Brewing Works craft beer brewery. The afternoon wrapped up atRead More


Exclusive: Ad Execs receive behind-the-scenes tour of Detroit’s rebirth

TweetDETROIT — More than 100 advertising and marketing professionals were given an exclusive tour of Detroit’s revitalization on Wednesday. It was all for the 2017 AdAge Brand Summit/Detroit. Many of the attendees came from New York City, Chicago and other parts of Michigan. The morning session kicked off with presentations inside the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. Then, everyone was shuttled on giant tour buses to the Cass Corridor to check out the Third Man Records vinyl pressing plant and the Motor City Brewing Works craft beer brewery. The afternoon wrappedRead More


Review: “Motown the Musical” is a crowd pleaser at Detroit’s Fisher Theatre

TweetDETROIT — “Motown the Musical” returns to the Fisher Theatre in Detroit for a 13-day run, April 18-30, 2017. It began as one man’s story and one man’s dream.  Berry Gordy (Chester Gregory) shattered barriers and changed America’s music in a pop-music revolution.  The musical pays tribute to the black music explosion called “Motown.”  Gordy went against the odds when WJBK radio refused to play colored music. Gordy’s journey began when he wanted to become a boxer, while watching Joe Louis on television. Eventually he bought a modest house inRead More


2017 Autopalooza Celebrates Metro Detroit’s Automotive Heritage

TweetDETROIT – The Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (DMCVB) and the MotorCities National Heritage Area (MCNHA) announced the Autopalooza lineup today during a press conference at Cobo Center. Autopalooza is a series of world-class automotive cruises, races and shows throughout metro Detroit that celebrate southeast Michigan’s automotive heritage. Autopalooza 2017 will kick off with a four-day festival of ideas and innovation – Make the Future Detroit – April 27-30 at Cobo Center. The Shell-eco Marathon will return to Cobo Center as a featured element of the celebration. Students fromRead More


Detroit mayoral race features colorful candidates & early frontrunners

TweetDETROIT — America’s “Comeback City” will hold its first mayoral election since it emerged from bankruptcy and emergency management and while it’s taking shape as a two-man race,  the pool of candidates looks interesting. Detroit’s mayor is elected on a non-partisan basis, where the candidates are not listed by political party—but the last time Detroit had a Republican mayor, Germany was the only country whose imported cars threatened the American auto industry, the moon was not a place where any human beings were expected to set foot any time soon, and African-AmericansRead More


WATCH: “Detroit’s Big Comeback” panel discussion @ Crain’s Newsmakers 2016


PHOTOS: LOCASH feat. Michael Tyler @ St. Andrews Hall in Detroit

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit for the “Ones To Watch Tour feat. LOCASH and Michael Tyler.” LOCASH is an American country pop duo composed of Chris Lucas and Preston Brust, natives of Baltimore, Maryland and Kokomo, Indiana, respectively. Their highest-charting single is “I Know Somebody”, which topped the Billboard US Country Airplay and reached number four in the Billboard US Country chart in 2016. Michael Tyler, a self-taught singer-songwriter/musician from Thayer, MO, has experienced tremendous career growth at a very rapid speed. He hasRead More