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>> WATCH: Mercedes-Benz press conference at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

L.A. AUTO SHOW: Hyundai to roll out Apple CarPlay on its 2015 Sonata midsize car By Jason Rzucidlo

Apple CarPlay allows drivers to have most of their apps from the iPhone appear on the 8-inch touchscreen in the center console. Hyundai is the first mainstream brand to integrate this groundbreaking technology into their highest volume vehicle, the Sonata. It will allow consumers to make calls, use maps, listen to music and access messages -- all by using their voice instead of their fingers. The idea is to keep their eyes on the road, but continue to use the technology. Hyundai says there will be no extra charges as long as you have an iPhone 5 or better and a Sonata with navigation.

>> WATCH: Interviews with Miles Johnson from Hyundai and Emily from Apple Inc.

>> NEW PHOTOS: 2016 Mercedes-Maybach S600, 2016 Cadillac ATS-V debut at L.A. Auto Show

PHOTOS: 2014 Detroit's Tree Lighting Ceremony at Campus Martius Park

AmericaJR.com's Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit for the 11th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. National and world stars performed on the Campus Martius Rink including Canadian champion Elladj Balde, Greek champion Georgia Glastris, and skaters from the Detroit Skate Club, the Arctic Figure Skating Club and the Creative Edge Ice Theatre. Musical entertainment features Corktown Popes, Detroit Academy of Arts and Sciences, Michigan Opera Theatre soloist Corey Roberts, Ann Arbor native Laith Al-Saadi with his band, and a performance from Doran Robin, a Make-A-Wish Michigan survivor. Headliners included "American Idol" runner up Jena Irene from Farmington Hills.

>> WATCH: Chrysler press conference at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

WATCH: Honda press conference at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show

AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo reports from the Los Angeles Convention Center for the 2014 L.A. Auto Show. In this video, watch as Honda debuts the all-new 2016 HR-V crossover vehicle. You'll hear from John Mendel (Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor Co.) and Jeff Conrad (General Manager of the Honda Division at American Honda Motor Co.). Utilizing the Fit platform and manufactured alongside the Fit at Honda's Celaya, Mexico assembly plant, the HR-V will be smaller than both the CR-V and Pilot, again (after the demise of the Element) giving Honda a range with three CUVs. Pricing will be lower than the larger, Honda CR-V, which starts at $24,150. The HR-V is based on the Urban SUV Concept, which debuted at the 2013 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

>> WATCH: Discussion with Hakan Samuelsson, President and CEO of Volvo






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AmericaJR.com is featuring complete coverage of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, being held from Nov. 21 - 30, 2014 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo, Kelly Rosales and Steven Valline will be filing reports from the show floor during press days. Look inside for interviews, press conference debuts and articles about the hot new concept cars and production models. We're taking you inside the L.A. Auto Show like nobody else can. Our coverage begins in mid-November and continues all month long.

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AmericaJR.com is featuring complete coverage of the 2014 running of the MAVTV 500 IndyCar World Championships. This year's race returns to the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif. We've posted the schedule of events, track facts, track records and much more. Watch video interviews with IndyCar drivers Helio Castroneves and Will Power. Read articles leading up to race weekend as well as a re-cap of the race from AmericaJR.com's Jason Rzucidlo. Check out his great photos from the pre-race ceremony and the actual race itself.

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AmericaJR.com is featuring complete coverage of the 2014 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. This year's event has been split into two races -- known as the Chevrolet Indy Dual in Detroit. We've got the Streets of Belle Isle track facts, track records and Schedule of Events. We've also posted stories about the Grand Prix poster unveiling, Street Festival as well as the Lifehouse and Shaggy concerts. The Grand Prix kicks off the summer long of automotive events known as Autopalooza. Check back for more coverage as we get closer to race weekend!

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PHOTOS: "The Creature Chronicles" book signing at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA

LISTEN: Interview with Mark Schirmer, Ford's Communication Manager of N.A. Utility Vehicles

PHOTOS: 13th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Concert feat. After Romeo at Citadel Outlets in L.A. / MORE PHOTOS: Jana Kramer headlines 13th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Concert @ Citadel Outlets in L.A.

48th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards: Complete Winners List

PREVIEW: Nearly 60 world and North American debuts coming to the 2014 L.A. Auto Show By Jason Rzucidlo

Preview: Fight Card Saturdays at Masonic Temple in Detroit By Raymond Rolak

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48th Annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards: Complete Nominees List

Restaurant Review: The Garage Grill & Fuel Bar in Northville, MI By Gloria Rzucidlo

LISTEN: Exclusive Interview with Brendan Flynn, Sr. Director of Marketing & Communications at the Los Angeles Auto Show / Part Two

PHOTOS: Tony Hale signs "Archibald's Next Big Thing" at Skylight Books in L.A.

Entertainment industry is evolving at a faster pace than ever before, panelists say By Jason Rzucidlo / PHOTOS Part Two / Part Three

WATCH: Interview with John Fithian, CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners @ USC

PHOTOS: 2014 Escondido Grand Avenue Festival Street Faire in Escondido, CA / PHOTOS Part Two

Review: 'Motown The Musical' is a crowd pleaser at the Fisher Theatre in Detroit By Gloria Rzucidlo

Stevie Wonder To Serve As Grand Marshal of the 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Benefiting Marine Toys For Tots Foundation

Ralph Gilles discusses user interface at 40th Annual SAE Convergence in Detroit By Jerome Rzucidlo / NEW PHOTOS: A Tour of the 40th Annual SAE Convergence in Detroit

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PHOTOS: Our Family Picnic at Belle Isle State Park in Detroit, MI

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Tony Kanaan wins MAVTV 500; Will Power named 2014 IndyCar champion By Jason Rzucidlo

WATCH: Will Power's Walk of Fame ceremony at Auto Club Speedway

PHOTOS: 2014 MAVTV 500 Pre-Race Ceremony and Race / Part Two / Part Three / Final Set

PHOTOS: August Open House at the Roush Automotive Collection in Livonia, MI

Boxing News: Barnes Gets First Round KO By Raymond Rolak

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Helio Castroneves practices with the L.A. Galaxy soccer team in Carson, CA By Jason Rzucidlo

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PHOTOS: 24th Annual Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow at the Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa in Cabazon, CA

Book Review: 'The Sugar House' shines a light on Detroit's storied past By Garrett Godwin

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Nov. 30, 2014

Hollywood Christmas Parade

The 83rd Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade, the largest Christmas celebration in America, presented and produced by Associated Television International, announces the line-up of legendary, award-winning artists for this year’s musical performances. The parade will be hosted by popular TV personalities Dean Cain, Laura McKenzie, Erik Estrada, and Montel Williams.

The high-energy live event packed with performances will kick off with the arrival of top film, television and musical talent as they appear on the world’s longest parade red carpet. Featured artists this year will include legendary Grammy Award, Academy Award and Golden Globe Award winning artist and Grand Marshal Stevie Wonder; Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame legends Earth, Wind & Fire; Grammy award winning artist Estelle; Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame honorees HEART; platinum recording artist Jesse McCartney; Singer, Songwriter, Choreographer and Dancing with the Stars Alum Mark Ballas; Pop/Rock sensations R5; American rock icon Richie Sambora with powerhouse Australian guitarist Orianthi; Acclaimed singer/songwriter/actress/producer and Hollywood native Rita Wilson and Billboard chart topping artist Taylor Dayne.

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