Eastern Michigan Football Accepts Invitation to Popeyes Bahamas Bowl


YPSILANTI, Mich. —  For the first time since the 1987 season, the Eastern Michigan University football team is bowl bound.  The Eagles (7-5) have accepted an invitation to the 2016 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl.  The last bowl EMU participated in was the postseason appearance in the 1987 California Raisin Bowl in Fresno.  It was EMU’s only 10 win season.  Under Head Coach Jim Harkema, the then Hurons, beat heavily favored San Jose State, 30-27.  They were led by QB Ron Adams and RB Gary Patton.  Post EMU, Adams was a veryRead More

PHOTOS: 44th annual Noel Night in midtown Detroit – Part One


AmericaJR’s Gloria Rzucidlo was LIVE in midtown Detroit for the 44th annual Noel Night. It featured over 100 participating venues, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Michigan Science Center, the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Detroit Historical Museum, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Detroit Public Library that opened their doors to the public free of charge during this Cultural Center-wide holiday open house. Activities included horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday shopping, family craft activities and performances by over 200 area music, theatre, and dance groups, and otherRead More

Adient announces plans to establish Detroit global headquarters bringing 500 jobs to the city


DETROIT  — Adient (NYSE: ADNT), the world’s largest global automotive seating supplier, today announced the company has acquired the 10-story, 164,000-square-foot Marquette Building located at 243 West Congress in Detroit’s historic financial district, across from Cobo Center. The company will invest approximately $50 million into renovating the building to establish its global headquarters and bring roughly 500 jobs to the city of Detroit, of which approximately 100 will be newly created. Adient will work with the city to fill as many of those jobs as possible with Detroit residents. Detroit MayorRead More

PHOTOS: AmericaJR Tours Downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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The AmericaJR Web Team visited Oklahoma City during their recent road trip across America. The city was the scene of the April 19, 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, in which 168 people died. It was the deadliest terror attack in the history of the United States until the attacks of September 11, 2001, and remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. Oklahoma City is home to several professional sports teams, including the Oklahoma City Thunder of the National Basketball Association. Chesapeake Energy ArenaRead More

“Implications of Election 2016: How We Got Here & Where We’re Headed” discussed at U-M Ann Arbor


ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Donald Trump won the election in the electoral college, however Hillary Clinton received two million more popular votes than he did. So it’s fitting that the University of Michigan would examine those results. “We basically got it right,” declared Ken Coleman, director and research professor of the U-M Center for Political Studies. He referred to the university’s roundtable discussion called “The Trump Phenomenon” that was held on May 19. The panel discussion featured remarks from Yanna Krupnikov of Stony Brook University, along with Mara Ostfeld, JamesRead More

2018 Toyota Camry to be revealed at NAIAS this January in Detroit

A teaser photo of the 2018 Camry released by Toyota.

AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel in downtown Detroit for the Toyota and Lexus holiday luncheon. Bob Carter, Senior Vice President of Automotive Operations at Toyota Motor Sales, announced that the group will hold three press conferences at the 2017 NAIAS: One for Toyota, another for Lexus and a third related to technology. The 2018 Toyota Camry will make its debut during the Toyota press conference. “Lexus has a vehicle coming out in the Spring that you know about,” Carter said. “That’s the new LC 500.Read More

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

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DETROIT — 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

PHOTOS: Ann Arbor 107One’s “Rockin’ for the Hungry” @ Kroger on Maple Rd.


AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at Kroger on Maple Road in Ann Arbor for the annual Ann Arbor’s 107one “Rockin’ for the Hungry” fundraiser. Each year, the alternative pop radio station collects non-perishable food items and monetary donations for Food Gatherers. It will benefit people in need across Washtenaw County. Their goal is to feed 800,000 people within the next year. Join them for the 28th annual Rockin’ For The Hungry food and fund drive November 29th-December 4th at Kroger located at 400 South Maple Road Wednesday through Sunday. ClickRead More

Take a stroll through automotive history at The Henry Ford Museum

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DEARBORN, Mich. — To kick off our coverage of the 2017 North American International Auto Show, we thought it was important to take a look back at automobile history. The Henry Ford Museum is the perfect place to do just that. The museum is open all year long for car enthusiasts to check out both classic and antique vehicles all the way up to modern cars and trucks. It is a must-see during your trip to the Motor City. Let’s begin with the 1914 Ford Model T. It was oneRead More

Friday’s New CD/Album Releases for 12/2


Look for these new CDs/albums to hit store shelves on Friday, December 2, 2016: The Rolling Stones — Blue & Lonesome Neil Young — Peace Trail Kane Brown — Kane Brown Pete Doherty — Hamburg Demonstrations Deadmau 5 — W:/2016Album Childish Gambino — Awaken, My Love Jean-Michel Jarre — Oxygène 3 John Legend — Darkness and Light Aaron Neville — Tell It Like It Is: Golden Classics Original Broadway Cast Recording — The Hamilton Mixtape