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Canton’s 26th Annual Liberty Fest Returns to Heritage Park June 15-17, 2017

TweetCANTON, Mich. — Canton Liberty Fest returns celebrating its 26th Anniversary with three action-packed fun-filled days from Thursday, June 15 through Saturday, June 17 in Canton’s beautiful Heritage Park, adjacent to the Canton Administration Building, located at 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton, MI 48188. This year’s event will take place on Thursday, June 15 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m., Friday, June 16 from 1 p.m. – 11 p.m. and on Saturday, June 17 from 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Major sponsors for this annual community event, include: AmericanRead More


Enhanced Viewing and Access Options Highlight Changes at the 2017 Detroit Grand Prix

TweetDETROIT – As the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear draws closer, there are many new opportunities for fans to connect and enjoy the three-day motorsports festival on Belle Isle, June 2-4, 2017. Anyone interested in purchasing tickets and learning more about the event can access the new mobile-friendly Grand Prix website – www.DetroitGP.com.  The fresh look for DetroitGP.com allows for easier usage both on desktop and mobile devices, and fans can easily access all of the great content the Grand Prix has to offer. This includes news fromRead More


NASCAR driver Tommy Regan to debut in the Cup series at Sonoma

TweetNASCAR driver Tommy Regan was born in Pleasanton, Calif. Regan will return to his home turf to kick off the next chapter in his NASCAR career and fulfill his lifelong dream of driving in a NASCAR Cup Series race. “I was born and raised in a horsepower family,” Regan said in an exclusive interview. “My dad always had a hot rod in the garage and a v-drive boat. We were always going to the lake tearing it up. When we got a little older, my dad bought me and myRead 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


Detroit’s QLINE Begins Service on May 12: What You Need To Know

TweetDETROIT — 60 Years. That’s how long it’s been since Detroit has had an operating streetcar. That’s about to change when the new QLINE begins passenger service on Friday, May 12. Free rides will be offered for everyone during opening weekend. The new QLINE has added $7 billion in development along the Woodward corridor. About two-thirds of the investment along the line is complete, with $2.4 billion planned for the future. It took 10 years to go from the concept phase to passenger operations. “We’re always reinventing and I thinkRead 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


Los Angeles Times Announces Lineup for 22nd Annual Festival of Books

TweetLOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times today announced the lineup for the 22nd annual Festival of Books, the nation’s largest literary festival, April 22-23 at the University of Southern California. The event will feature more than 500 authors, celebrities, musicians, artists and chefs. On Friday, April 21, the 37th annual Book Prizes will honor reading and educational activist Ruebén Martinez with the Innovator’s Award, novelist Thomas McGuane with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement, and 11 outstanding literary works published during the last year. Authors and celebrities scheduled to appear atRead More


INDYCAR: Castroneves speeds to track record, 3rd straight Long Beach pole

TweetLONG BEACH, Calif. – If two is a coincidence and three is a trend, Helio Castroneves is a trend-setter at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. With a new track record lap of 1 minute, 6.2254 seconds (106.980 mph) in the Firestone Fast Six final round of qualifying today, Castroneves (No. 3 Auto Club of Southern California Team Penske Chevrolet) locked down his third consecutive Verizon P1 Award and pole position on the streets of Long Beach. He will lead the 21-car field to the green flag in Sunday’sRead More


Dinner to Celebrate Polish Baseball and Softball and Kickoff the 2017 MLB Season

Tweet LIVONIA, Mich. — Plenty of surprises will be showcased during a sportsmen’s benefit dinner to celebrate the 2017 baseball season. The evening will also highlight the work of the Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation which supports baseball and softball in Poland. The keynote will be Al Moran who played for Casey Stengel and the New York Mets. His topic of motivation will be, “Life Lessons Casey Taught Me.” Scheduled for Thursday, April 6th with cocktails beginning at 6:00 p.m. and hosted at the Monaghan Council Knights of Columbus BanquetRead More


WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience Brings Latest Innovations in Mobility to Detroit, April 4-6

TweetWARRENDALE, Pa. — WCX17: SAE World Congress Experience—SAE International’s completely transformed, signature event taking place April 4-6, 2017 at the Cobo Center in Detroit—will, for three days, serve as a global nexus for mobility industry leaders, inventors and disruptors from Detroit to Silicon Valley and everywhere in-between. WCX promises a full-spectrum, full-sensory interactive experience, uniting the mobility industry’s best talent from innovation hubs around the world for active learning, high-powered collaboration and technological discovery. As car ownership and customer expectations continue to change, topics including: autonomy, electrification, connectivity, disruptive propulsionRead More