NASCAR: Lure of fishing draws Truex to Milliken State Park and Harbor

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DETROIT — As an avid fisherman, Martin Truex Jr., driver of the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Toyota Camry, enjoys anytime he can put a fishing line in the water. On Wednesday, the fisherman side of Truex was able to appreciate the day along the Detroit River. He was in downtown Detroit at Milliken State Park and Harbor to promote fishing in the state of Michigan and the upcoming Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 28. “I love fishing here,” Truex said. “I am actually going toRead More

PHOTOS: Olga’s Kitchen Grand Opening Celebration in Monroe, MI

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE at the brand new Olga’s Kitchen restaurant on Telegraph Road in Monroe, Mich. Attendees had the opportunity to win great prizes like Olga’s Gift Cards, FREE Food and more. 101 WRIF radio personality Jade Springart and the WRIF Street Team were LIVE from Olga’s Kitchen’s NEW flagship location. All locations are celebrating by offering $1.99 Orange Cream Coolers. Olga’s Kitchen features all your classic Olga’s favorites including the Original Olga®, Olga Salad and Olga’s Snackers™, plus a variety of new entrees infused with bold flavors,Read More

Friday’s New CD/Album Releases for 8/26

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Look for these new CDs/albums to hit store shelves on Friday, August 26, 2016: Banks & Steelz Anything But Words [Paul Banks and RZA project] Barbra Streisand Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway [Duets album] BOYO Control Britney Spears Glory Butch Walker Stay Gold Cass McCombs Mangy Love Cassius Ibifornia Céline Dion Encore un soir De La Soul And The Anonymous Nobody Dinosaur Pile-Up Eleven Eleven Florida Georgia Line Dig Your Roots Glass Animals How To Be A Human Being Ingrid Michaelson It Doesn’t Have To Make Sense Katy Goodman andRead More

Marvel’s the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy assembling for ‘Infinity War’

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There will come a movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) that Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will find themselves united with the somewhat mightiest heroes of outer space against an intergalactic threat.  That movie will be Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War”, as Vin Diesel confirmed on a Facebook Live video that the Guardians of the Galaxy will be joining the Avengers in the endgame known as Thanos (Josh Brolin), whose first MCU appearance was the 2012 global (Hulk) smash that made the Avengers into ‘Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’ against Loki (Tom Hiddleston) duringRead More

PHOTOS: 2016 Back to the Bricks ‘Rolling Cruise’ — Part Two

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AmericaJR’s Jason Rzucidlo was LIVE along Saginaw Street for the 12th annual Back to the Bricks Rolling Cruise. Excited crowds will line Saginaw St. from downtown Flint to Grand Blanc for the “Rolling Cruises” on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 5:00 – 9:00pm. “Non-Cruise” traffic is asked to use the center lanes so that spectators can see the parade cars. Thousands stroll the brick streets on Saturday, August 20 from 8:00am – 5:00pm to admire vehicles of every age and description, take pictures, buy souvenirs, and enjoy the fun. For moreRead More

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

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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

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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           http://plymouthlibrary.org/

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

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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