Attendees enjoy 2016 Lapeer Day Festival last weekend

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LAPEER, Mich. — Thousands of people packed the streets of downtown Lapeer for the 2016 Lapeer Days Festival. Most of those who attended said they were having a blast. Danielle Bradbery, winner from the fourth season of NBC’s “The Voice”, headlined Friday night on the main stage. The festival began in August 1901 when Alonzo A. Bostick celebrated the grand opening of Bostick Stove Works. Since then, it has grown by leaps and bounds. Lapeer Days includes everything from barbecue food to a full-sized carnival area to vendors like cowboyRead More

MORE PHOTOS: 14th annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger in Berkley, MI

Two miniature cars

AmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE at Westborn Market in Berkley, Mich. for the 14th annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger.  This preview party benefits the Forgotten Harvest.  While no exact figure was announced, it’s safe to say that thousands of dollars were raised. Included was a “Tastefest” of metro Detroit’s best restaurants such as Taste of Soul which served rib tips and cornbread, Kona Grill which served tuna towers and key lime pie.  Also, Zoup served chicken pot pie soup and gazpacho.  Cake crumbs served cream puffs andRead More

Baseball Event at the Plymouth District Library


PLYMOUTH, Mich. — Bill Zepp, former University of Michigan pitcher, will be the special guest at a baseball enrichment evening hosted by the Plymouth District Library on Tuesday August 23, 2016 at 7:00 P.M.  The topic of discussion will be Billy Martin: Saint and Sinner but Always a Baseball Winner.  The program will be moderated by filmmaker and sports broadcaster, Raymond Rolak.   Zepp pitched for Martin in 1969 when he managed the Minnesota Twins and was innocently involved in two situations that eventually led to Martin’s firing. Registration requested 

PHOTOS: Danielle Bradbery performs @ 2016 Lapeer Days Festival

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from the 2016 Lapeer Days Festival for a special concert featuring rising country music star Danielle Bradbery. She won season four of NBC’s The Voice in 2013, becoming the youngest artist to come in first place until Sawyer Fredericks of season eight. Her debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery, was released on November 25, 2013, featuring the single “The Heart of Dixie”. She released the first single from her second studio album “Friend Zone” on August 28, 2015. Bradbery also sang some new songs off a forthcomingRead More

Friday’s Upcoming Movie Releases for 8/26

At the Box Office new

Look for these new movies to hit the box office on Friday, August 26, 2016: “Mechanic: Resurrection” Rated R. 99 minutes. Action, Crime, Thriller. -Jason Statham, Jessica Alba, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Yeoh; Director: Dennis Gansel “Don’t Breathe” Rated R. 88 minutes. Horror, Thriller. -Stephen Lang, Jane Levy, Dylan Minnette, Daniel Zovatto; Director: Fede Alvarez “Blood Father” Rated R. 88 minutes. Action, Thriller. -Mel Gibson, Erin Moriarty, Diego Luna, Michael Parks; Director: Jean-Francois Richet “Complete Unknown” Rated R. 90 minutes. Drama, Mystery, Thriller. -Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates, DannyRead More

Superhero Saturday and Sunday: TV’s Supergirl and TV’s Wonder Woman, two generations of female superheroes together for the first time


The new season of “Supergirl” is going to be super-wonderful in lassoing the world’s finest of female superheroes to play the President of the United States: Lynda Carter, aka Wonder Woman. Carter led the first generation of girl power as the Amazonian warrior princes for three seasons on both ABC and CBS.  From 1975 to 1979, Carter defined the role of Wonder Woman and what she stands for: truth, peace, sisterhood, equality, compassion, justice, and love.  Putting all her might on the side of right, Wonder Woman symbolic stands forRead More

PHOTOS: 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise in Royal Oak, Berkley and Birmingham

The first Camaro ever built form 1967

AmericaJR’s Gloria and Jerome Rzucidlo were LIVE along Woodward Avenue for the 2016 Woodward Dream Cruise. The Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic car culture that attracts over 1 million visitors, and more than 40,000 muscle cars, street rods, custom, collector and special interest vehicles. It takes place along a 16-mile stretch on the historical  Woodward Avenue through nine host communities including Berkley, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Bloomfield Township, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Pleasant Ridge, Pontiac and Royal Oak, in Southeast Michigan.

14th annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger raises thousands for Forgotten Harvest


BERKLEY, Mich. — The 14th annual Cruisin’ to Drive Out Hunger was held on Friday, August 19, 2016 at the Westborn Market, located at 27659 Woodward Avenue in Berkley, Mich.  This preview party benefits the Forgotten Harvest.  While no exact figure was announced, it’s safe to say that thousands of dollars were raised. The Forgotten Harvest relieves hunger in the Detroit metropolitan area community and also prevents nutritious food waste.  They provide for emergency food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless and domestic shelters, children’s homes, senior centers and group homes. Mercedes-BenzRead More

WATCH: Highlights of the 2016 Lapeer Days Festival [w/ interviews]


AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo reports from downtown Lapeer for the 2016 Lapeer Days Festival. It is an exhilarating experience for the entire family! The festival takes place in beautiful downtown Lapeer, Michigan during the height of the Summer when the community is at it’s most beautiful. This is Lapeer County’s premier FREE festival. The Lapeer Days festival has grown in popularity to become one of MID-MICHIGAN’S premier FREE festivals! In this video, watch for highlights of the festival and interviews with attendees. You’ll also see short performances by Danielle Bradbery, MitchRead More

Wil Traval will protect CW’s ‘Arrow’ as the Human Target


CW’s “Arrow” is going to be on target this season with the addition of actor Wil Traval as Christopher Chance, aka DC Comics’ Human Target.  Traval is already known to superhero fans as NYPD police officer Will Simpson on Marvel’s “Jessica Jones” starring Krysten Ritter as the titular hard-drinking, hot mess of a resourceful private investigator.  Simpson may have the good looks of Captain America, but those red-white-blue pills didn’t exactly helped his case – especially when Simpson tried to kill his girlfriend Trish (Rachael Taylor) and her BFF Jessica.Read More