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Monday, June 29, 2009

Jackson Tribute Event


Celebrate the legacy and memory of the King of Pop. On Tuesday, June 30th, a tribute to Michael Jackson will be held at Chene Park for 7:30 p.m. Clear Channel radio stations WJLB and WMXD organized the free event. Live performances and videos on a giant screen of Michael Jackson will be shown. Donations are welcomed.For more information, visit http://www.cheneparkdetroit.com/ or call 313-393-0292.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Remembering a Legend & Icon


R.I.P. MJ 1958-2009
I woke up on June 25,2009, ready to celebrate another birthday and another year of life. I never dreamed my birthday would become an historical, monumental day for music and people all over the world.

On the afternoon of June 25, 2009, Michael Jackson was pronounced dead at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center . People all over the world---fans, friends, family, and celebrities mourned in disbelief as the announcement came that the legendary,King of Pop was dead at 50. Many have imitated but truly there can will never be another human being who can master what Michael Jackson has an artist. It's beyond the platinum records and sold out arena shows around the world. His music will keep his memory and legacy alive. He is the essence of an entertainer and at this time I pay my deepest respects to the man who invented and redefined what it meant to be a music artist. I choose to remember him for the legend he was and always will be. Thank you Michael Jackson.

MJ Memorials
T he Motown Historical Museum in Detroit will be holding a memrial for Michael Jackson today.
A candlelight vigil at the Hitsville USA building will begin at 8 p.m. Sunday.

The 2009 BET awards will honor the legacy of the King of Pop tonight at 8p.m. For more information, visit http://www.bet.com/Specials/betawards09/betawards09_news/betawards09_news_michaeljackson.htm.

Check out MTV for ongoing news on Michael Jackson and reactiosn to his death.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

R.I.P. KING OF POP- MICHAEL JACKSON


Rest In Peace. Your Legacy will live forever in our hearts and is imprinted in our memories.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

FATHER'S DAY!!!


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL THE WONDERFUL FATEHRS OUT THERE!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Run For The Ribbon 5K Walk/Run



Here's a reason worth running for! The Run For The Ribbon 5K Walk/Run will take place at the Detroit Zoo on Sunday June 21, 2009 at 8 a.m. The Ribbon 5k Walk/Run is dedicated towards raising money and support for the fight against prostate cancer.Participation is encouraged in any form: sponsoring someone, donate money, or by simply walking and running in the race as an individual or alongside a friend. Bill Rodgers, a four time Boston Marathon and NYC Marathon Champion and Prostate Cancer survivor, will be the guest runner. Proceeds from the event go towards a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that will benefit Prostate Cancer awareness, treatment and research in Southeastern Michigan. For more information on the event, visit http://www.miurunfortheribbon.org/

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Red Bull Air Races June 13th and 14th

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It's that time of year again! The Red Bull Air Races are geared and set for this weekend, June 13th and 14th. The action- packed event will take place at Caesars Windsor on the Detroit River front.Doors open at 11a.m. on Saturday and 10am on Sunday. Don't miss out on all the action and excitement. For ticket information, rules, and accommodations, visit http://www.redbullairrace.com/cs/Satellite?c=RB_Generic&childpagename=RedBullAirRace%2FLayout&cid=1238615416180&pagename=RedBullAirRaceWrapper.

Raining Cash!!

Rush hour on I-75 was particularly slow this morning and raining cash, after a bin fell out of an armored truck. The bills were sprawled across the freeway. Many drivers and bystanders stopped in awe at the scene of flying dollar bills everywhere. Several Detroit officers were at the scene ,as well to maintain control and recover the money . Police would not say how much money there was in total but $125,000 is now missing.According to the Free Press, a 10% cash reward is being offered with no questions asked to whoever returns the money by 12p.m. Friday. After the deadline passes, the person will be fully prosecuted. For more information, visit http://freep.com/article/20090611/NEWS01/90611023/Reward+offered+for+cash+that+fell+from+truck+on+I-75 and http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/local/I75_Slowed_by_Loose_Cash.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

11th Annual V98.7 Smooth JazzFest

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JAZZ WEEKEND!!
Calling all jazz fans and listeners!! Detroit’s smooth jazz station, V98.7 is hosting it’s 11th annual smooth jazz fest June 12 to 14 . Smooth jazz fest will be held at Chene Park and feature different jazz artists during each of the three days.
FRIDAY: “The Gentlemen of the Night"-Marion Meadows, Paul Taylor and Michael Lington. Larry Lee and The Back in the Day Band will be the opening acts.
SATURDAY: "Guitars and Saxes 2009"- Brian Mcknight will headline the show. Serieux and Friends will open the show, Euge Groove, Jeff Golub, Jeff Lorber , Jessy J, and Tim Bowman will peform.
SUNDAY: “Kindred the Family Soul” Boney James will headline with performances by Alexander Zonjic & Friends and special guests James Lloyd (from Pieces of a Dream) and The Motor City Horns, and Evan Garr. Jesse Palter and The Alter Ego arethe opening acts.

Tickets are available at the Chene Park Box Office and all Ticketmaster locations, ticketmaster.com and charge by phone at 248-645-6666. For more information, visit http://www.wvmv.com/pages/355067.php
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Monday, June 8, 2009

ANTHONY HAMILTON & MUSIQ SOULCHILD AT THE MUSIC HALL!


The music of neo-soul and R&B artists, Anthony Hamilton and Musiq Soulchild and jazzy,soongbird, Chrisette Michele will hit the stage of the Detroit Opera Houese June 12,Friday. Tickets are $71 and 55.50. The performance begins at 8p.m. For more information, visit http://www.motopera.org/ or call (313) 237-7464.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009

BravoBravo! 10th Anniversary

BravoBravo!
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of BravoBravo! with the Young Professionals of Michigan Opera Theater Volunteer Association. What more could you ask for? An evening of class and 1920’s flare for a good cause. The exciting event will take place June 5th from 7:30p.m. to 12:30a.m. Tickets are still available for $105. If you really want to live it up, pay $2,000 for the VIP packages which includes 10 tickets and 3 valet passes, 7:00pm event preview, reserved lounge space, premium bottle of liquor and wait staff. Proceeds from the Bravo event goes towards the Michigan Opera Theatre and the Detroit Opera House. For more information, call (313) 961-3500, option 6, ext 3200 or visit http://www.bravobravo.org/.

Keith Urban with Taylor Swift at the Palace!



The music of country superstars Keith Urban and special guest, Taylor Swift will hit the stage of The Palace of Auburn Hills June 6th. You don’t want to miss out. The concert isat 7:30pm. Tickets are $83, $53 and $20 reserved. There is an 8-ticket lmit. To purchase your tickets and for more information, visit http://www.palacenet.com/default.asp?event=1406
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Wednesday, June 3, 2009

FREE ROOT BEER FLOAT!!


Enjoy a free root beer float from Sonic-Drive In today from 8pm to midnight. Visit http://www.sonicdrivein.com/prmtns/2009/frbf/index.html for details.

Sonic-Drive In MI locations:

1) 3270 N Pontiac Trl Commerce Township, MI 48390
(248)960-7650

2) 3140 Miller Rd Flint, MI 48507
(810) 232-2900

3) 270 Fort St Southgate, MI 48195
(734) 283-8880

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

30th ANNUAL WALK AND RUN "Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma"


"Stepping Out To Cure Scleroderma" Walk & Run
Strap up your running shoes and grab the kids for a day of walking and running in the Detroit Zoo for a worthy cause. The Scleroderma Foundation Michigan Chapter on Sunday, June 7, 2009 at the Detroit Zoo as we celebrate their 30th Annual Walk and Run. Scleroderma (also known as systemic sclerosis) is “ a chronic connective tissue disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune rheumatic diseases.” An estimated 300,000 Americans have the disease. The cause of scleroderma is unknown at this time and there is currently no cure for the disease . But there is treatment available and with your help more people with the disease could benefit. The walk and run event begins with registration at 7– 9:15 a.m. The event is open to all ages
The walk and run will include:
  • A 2-mile walk through the zoo

  • A silent and live auction a 50/50 raffle

  • KidZone

  • “The Touchdown Zone” featuring celebrity guest: Football Hall of Famer – Barry Sanders

  • Scleroderma Store

  • WYCD 99.5 Young Country

The walk is $35 Individual, $65 Group of 4, and $25 per person Groups larger than 4. Tickets provide for an all day admission t the zoo. There will also be prizes.
To register,go to www.firstgiving.com/30thwalk or go to http://www.scleroderma.org/chapter/michigan/2009walk.shtm to print out a registration form to mail in or fax.

For more details, visit http://www.scleroderma.org/chapter/michigan/2009walk.shtm.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

GM's Bankruptcy Makes History


General Motors filed for Chapter 11 today in New York, marking the fourth largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. History and the largest industrial bankruptcy. U.S. Judge Robert Gerber approved General Motors’ use of $33.3 billion in financing. General Motors is $172.81 billion in debt and $82.219 billion in assets.

GM will close 14 of its plants and eliminate 2,100 dealerships. According to court filings, GM states it will need 60 days to list all of its liabilities and assets. Gerber will make final approval ruling of the total amount of financing on June 25.

GM will continued to be privately held and under government control for at least six to 18 months. According to Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News, GM is expected to rise from bankruptcy within 60-90 days. The company's assets will be divided on July 10th.

For more information on the automaker’s major move, visit http://detnews.com/article/20090601/AUTO01/906010365/CEO-Henderson--Chapter-11-will-make-General-Motors-more-competitive

OR http://freep.com/article/20090601/BUSINESS01/90601108/GM+wins+access+to+$15B+in+financing

And hear what GM has to say about the bankruptcy: http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid22879159001?bclid=22378947001&bctid=24833632001

BEST OF DETROIT PARTY

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Honoring the Best Of Detroit
Mark your calendar and save the date! Hour Detroit Magazine is hosting it’s annual Best of Detroit party at MGM Grand Detroit Thursday,June 25th. Don’t miss you chance to mingle with the best of Detroit and enjoy the luxurious ambiance of MGM Grand Detroit Casino and hotel. There will be plenty of hors d'oeuvres and drinks from more than 30 restaurants, entertainment and fashion! The event honors the best Detroit restaurants, salons, Detroit media outlets, personalities and everything else Detroit voted on by Hour Magazine’s readers. The Best of Detroit Party is from 7pm- midnight in the Capital Grille VIP Lounge (inside the main event). The night’s music will be provided by Boogie Dynomite, Mega 80s, Killer Flamingos, DJ powdrblu.

Ticket Prices are as follows: Must be 21 to attend.
(Sold on http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/Best-of-Detroit-Party/)

Standard Admission: Access to the main event 7 p.m. - Midnight. $85.00
VIP Admission:
Access to the IGNITE VIP Lounge from 6 - 7 p.m. and the VIP Lounge inside the main event 7 p.m. - Midnight. $135.00
Grand VIP Admission:
Two VIP Tickets to the Best of Detroit Party, an overnight stay in a guest room at the MGM Grand Detroit Hotel and a luxury gift basket filled with items to pamper and refresh.$599.00
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