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

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

PHOTOS: A Tour of Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill Farm in Armada, MI

TweetThe AmericaJR Web Team recently visited Blake’s Orchard & Cider Mill in Armada, Mich. It was one of the very first “Pick Your Own” orchards in Michigan. Blake’s has expanded their operations to three separate locations with over 500 acres of orchard and farmland consisting of pick-your-own apples, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, peaches, pumpkins, assorted vegetables and U-cut Christmas trees.  Blake’s are famous for their award winning apple cider and have been voted the number one apple orchard in Michigan by AAA authorities.  Since its opening, Blake Farms has evolved intoRead More

Health Alert: Almost 800 Kids Drown Each Year; More than Half are Under Age 5

TweetWASHINGTON — As families take to the water this summer, there is reason for extra caution: Two-thirds of fatal drownings occur each year between May and August. New research out today, conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide with support from Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen program, presents the scope of the drowning problem in the U.S. and uncovers misconceptions that are giving families a false sense of security and leading to these far too common tragedies. Drowning in the U.S.: The Scope of the Problem In 2014, 784 children fatally drowned inRead More

The Landmarks and Air Traffic Controller perform @ Ann Arbor Summer Festival (#A2SF)

TweetAmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Ingalls Mall on the University of Michigan campus for the 2016 Ann Arbor Summer Festival. 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 addition to our indoor and outdoor series, the festival’s Beyond series includes large-scale outdoor special attractions and unique pop-up events throughout the city of Ann Arbor. In this gallery, look for photos of performances by Ann Arbor-based The Landmarks andRead More