PHOTOS: 2016 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition — Part Two

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AmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House for the 2016 EyesOn Design Automotive Design Exhibition. This is not just another car show. This show stands apart from the rest and brings together cars of world-class design quality. “Powered by Design” was this year’s theme. It is all about design and beauty and conveys power and performance. One of the cars that caught my attention was the 1942 Cadillac Series 67.  This vehicle was purchased by a widow of a World War I surgeon.Read More

Cinetopia Film Festival Announces 2016 Film Awards

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Ann Arbor, MI ­  After wrapping another successful 10 day film festival, Cinetopia International Film Festival today announced the 2016 winners of the six Audience and Festival Director Awards, as well as the four awards for the Detroit Voices short film competition.  The 5th annual festival attracted approximately 22,000 attendees to venues across Detroit, Dearborn and Ann Arbor, including several popular outdoor film screenings.  After more than 120 screenings of 54 films, the votes were tallied and the winning films are: Audience Award- Narrative: Hunt for the Wilderpeople SAM NEILLRead More

PHOTOS: “Transformers 5” getting ready to film in downtown Detroit

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE in downtown Detroit and outside the former Packard Plant where scenes will be filmed for the upcoming movie “Transformers 5.” It stars Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins and Josh Duhamel, among many others. Production is expected to get underway this week at Capitol Park and other locations throughout the Motor City. In addition, Wahlberg will open a new restaurant called Wahlburgers in Greektown this July. Look for “Transformers: The Last Knight” to open in theaters nationwide on June 1, 2017… Filming is expected to take placeRead More

Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 7/1

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Look for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, July 1, 2016: “The BFG” Rated PG. 117 minutes. Adventure, Family, Fantasy. -Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, Bill Hader, Jamaine Clement; Director: Steven Spielberg “The Purge: Election Year” Rated R. 105 minutes. Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. -Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson, Ethan Phillips; Director: James DeMonaco “The Legend of Tarzan” Rated PG-13. 109 minutes. Action, Adventure. -Margot Robbie, Alexander Skarsgard, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson; Director: David Yates “Our Kind of Traitor” Rated R. 107 minutes. Thriller. -EwanRead More

10th ANNUAL STARS & STRIPES FESTIVAL: June 30 – July 2, 2016

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STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — Come celebrate the 10th Annual Stars & Stripes Festival as it returns to Freedom Hill County Park on June 30-July 3. Expect things to be bigger and better than ever! Michigan’s biggest FREE festival will have the biggest lineup of all time with the biggest carnival layout to date!! Event Address: Freedom Hill County Park 14900 Metropolitan Parkway, Sterling Heights, MI 48312 Parking is available on-site and off-site; prices vary from FREE to $15. Off-site parking locations: Meijer ­ FREE parking with FREE shuttle to festivalRead More

PHOTOS: Chuck Wicks performs at W4 Country Idol Finals in Ypsilanti, MI

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the Eagle Crest Marriott Resort in Ypsilanti, Mich. for the 2016 W4 Country Idol finals. Nashville recording artist Chuck Wicks performed a 45-minute set for attendees and contestants. Then, we saw performances by the top contestants who were selected at bars/restaurants around southeast Michigan over the past few months. When all was said and done, James was the winner. He received the keys to a brand new 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. Meanwhile, Chris Kimball finished in second and won a trip for two to Nashville.Read More

Jamie Durie to curate Dwell Outdoor at Dwell on Design LA 2016

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LOS ANGELES — Award-winning international designer and TV host Jamie Durie has partnered with Dwell on Design to serve as curator of Dwell Outdoor at Dwell on Design L.A. 2016, taking place June 24-26 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Dwell Outdoor—a 30,000 sq. ft. showcase featuring contemporary outdoor furnishings and prefab buildings—is designed to transport attendees to an innovative outdoor setting, and has been a favorite stop on the show floor since its inception in 2008. Using collections that range from Danish-inspired teak furniture and vertical gardens, to transteriorRead More

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

They came all the way from Boston!

AmericaJR’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

WATCH: Grand Opening of the OUE Skyspace Slide atop the U.S. Bank Tower in L.A.

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AmericaJR’s Kelly Rosales was among the first journalists invited to try out the new OUE Skyspace slide atop the U.S. Bank Tower in downtown Los Angeles. She went down the 45-foot glass chute that is nearly 1,000 feet above street level. Skyspace is now open for business…That is for thrill seekers only! Tickets start at $19 and go up to$59 depending on your experience.. The U.S. Bank Tower is the highest event venue on the west coast, located at the top of an iconic landmark and architectural masterpiece. It offersRead More

Car enthusiasts flock to downtown Escondido for Cruisin’ Grand every Friday night

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ESCONDIDO, Calif. — If you’re into classic cars, antiques and hot rods, then this is the place for you. Cruisin’ Grand happens every Friday night along Grand Avenue from April through September. It is rated one of the best classic car cruises in the nation. “We have a 1957 Chevrolet 150 Handyman,” said car owner Nancy Enlow, who calls her car Tweety because of it’s yellow color. “We bought it pretty much like it is. We haven’t done much to it. It’s got a 350-hp engine in it. We justRead More