Motor City


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

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

Reunion at the University of Detroit Mercy Features Dick Vitale

TweetDETROIT —  Oakland ran off to a 52-34 first-half lead and stopped an end of the game rally by Detroit Mercy to take a 89-80 victory at Calihan Hall.  The Golden Grizzlies got 23 from both Jalen Hayes and Sherron Dorsey-Walker and Martez Walker added 20 in a Horizon League contest. A spirited and large crowd enjoyed ESPN’s Dick Vitale as he addressed the present day Detroit Mercy Titan supporters.  His 1976-77 team was honored in a 40th season reunion celebration.  The pep-band was energetic and kept the iconic fieldhouseRead More

Want Free Beer? Come to Comedy Central’s Tuesday ‘Detroiters’ Premiere

TweetDETROIT — Comedy Central is taking a cue from Plato, who once said, “He’s a wise man who invented beer.” They haven’t invented a new brew, but they have created a hot new 10-episode series, called ‘Detroiters’  set and filmed right here in the Motor City. And, to celebrate, they want to buy you a cold one tomorrow night at select metro Detroit bars during its season premiere Tuesday, February 7 at 10:30 p.m. (ET). ‘Detroiters’ stars Detroit-native, Sam Richardson (of HBO’s ‘Veep’) and Clarkston’s own Tim Robinson as aRead More

PHOTOS: Boston College 36, Maryland 30 Football @ Ford Field

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Ford Field in downtown Detroit for the 2016 Quick Lane Bowl. The game featured a match up between the Maryland Terrapins and the Boston College Eagles. Keep checking back for more photos throughout the game. This was Boston College’s 25th bowl appearance in school history and the 15th over the last 18 years. It was their second time playing a bowl game at Ford Field in Detroit. Their most recent was the 2002 Motor City Bowl when they beat the University of Toledo 51-25.Read More

Musical Review: “Fun Home” impresses during its Detroit debut at the Fisher Theatre

TweetDETROIT — Five-time Tony award-winning musical “Fun Home” made its Motor City premiere at The Fisher Theatre on November 29.  It will run until December 11. The musical is adapted by Lisa Kron with music by Jeanine Tesori. This is a story about a girl, Alison Bechdel (Kate Shindle), who lives in rural Pennsylvania in the 1970’s.  Her character is played by three different people–in three stages of her life.  The adult Alison also narrates the story as it moves along.  Little girl Alison is played by Alessandra Baldacchino.  Teenage/collegeRead More

WATCH: 2016 Automotive News Leading Women Network Conference in Dearborn, MI

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from The Henry Hotel in Dearborn for the Automotive News’ 2016 Leading Women Network conference. In collaboration with Deloitte, Inforum and Ally, the Leading Women Network is a community of men and women working together toward a shared objective: to educate, mentor and empower women in automotive. In this video, watch for remarks from four of this year’s honorees. You’ll hear from Leah Curry, Vice President of Manufacturing at Toyota Motor Manufacturing; Lisa Lunsford, Co-Founder and CEO, GS3 Global; Karen McKemie, Division/Regional Vice President, Sonic AutomotiveRead More

Restaurant Review: Wahlburgers is definitely worth the wait in Detroit’s Greektown district

TweetDETROIT — We got lucky and there was no line the first time we tried Wahlburgers.  Then, people started forming a line after us.  I’ve never seen the place with actually no line at all.  The place gets pretty busy all hours of the day. On the first floor, there is a long bar with seats and a few tables.  The second floor had another bar and lots more tables.  There is also outdoor seating in front of the place.  “The restaurant is larger than it looks from the outside,”Read More