11.27.2014

MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF FURNITURE STORE OWNER JOSHUA DOORE


From Keith Mansfield: (THANKS KEITH!)

Hey Kim,

I know that you love mob stories as much as I do. I looked on your blog and didn't see anything about this so I thought I'd remind you about a great mob murder in Detroit. Well, Southfield actually. Maybe another cool story for your blog.

I was walking through the house yesterday while my girlfriend was watching tv. A commercial came on for Uncle Robinson's Furniture. I'm not sure why it hit me but all I could think of was the old "You've got an uncle in the furniture business, Joshua Doore" jingle. I remembered a lot of the details but I looked it up anyway.

 
I remembered the Giacalones possibly being involved and them (police) finding Harvey Leach's (Joshua Doore) body in the trunk of his car on his wedding day.I didn't realize how much they were involved though. Borrowing money from Tony Jack and messing around with Billy Jack's girlfriend while he was away isn't the best way to live a long and productive life.

Anyway, It's a cool story that most mob aficionados over 50 will remember. Here is a link to the story:


Leonard Schultz, a Mafia associate who died recently, was a main suspect in the death of Harvey Leach, which took place in Southfield almost 40 years ago.

Mafia associate's death remains a mystery after almost 40 years (with video)


Any remaining knowledge of who killed Harvey Leach, a killing that goes down as one of Oakland County’s most high-profile unsolved homicides of the 20th century, may have gone to the grave withLeonard Schultz, a Mafia associate who died recently as a main suspect in the crime that took place in Southfield almost 40 years ago.

Schultz died from natural causes at the age of 96 in Florida earlier this month.

Reputedly mob-connected himself, Leach, 34, and owner of a well-known home decorating chain, was discovered in the trunk of his car with his throat slashed in the parking lot of the Congress Building on 13 Mile and Southfield roads on March 16, 1974, just hours before he was supposed to get married. READ FULL STORY HERE

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WIZARD OF OZ LION COSTUME SELLS FOR 3 MILLION DOLLARS

  



The 'Cowardly Lion' costume from the 'Wizard of Oz' that was worn by actor Bert Lahr is on display at Bonham's November 24, 2014 in New York. The costume was part of the 'TCM Presents...There's No Place Like Hollywood' auction November 24, 2014. AFP PHOTO/Don Emmert (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2014!


11.25.2014

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS AT THE MICHIGAN THEATER!


Celebrate the holiday season with film and fun at the theater

Sing-a-Long White Christmas and FREE Holiday Classic Film Series
ANN ARBOR, Michigan - The Michigan Theater kicks off its holiday programming the day after Thanksgiving with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, and the rest of the Looney Tunes gang. Join us for a break from the busy Black Friday mania for WARNER BROS. CARTOON SHORTS on Friday, 11/28 at 11:30 AM. Regular movie ticket prices apply. Tickets are available at ticketweb.com and at the door one hour prior to show time. The family friendly event is sponsored by Schakolad Chocolate Factory in Ann Arbor.

Put down your cell phones and immerse yourself in a truly interactive experience at SING-A-LONG WHITE CHRISTMAS on Friday, 11/28 at 7:30 PM. Audience participation is encouraged with attendees receiving a free goodie bag full of special items to bring out during key scenes of this timeless classic. Michigan Theater staff will lead the crowd through all the classic holiday songs including "Sisters," "Snow,"and Academy Award-winning theme song, "White Christmas". Plus, join us before the movie from 7-7:30 PM to carol along with our historic, and newly refurbished, Barton Organ.

Tickets are specially priced at $16 for adults; $13 for children 12 and under, students, seniors, and U.S. veterans; and $11 for Michigan Theater members. Tickets are available at ticketweb.com and at the door one hour prior to show time. The screening event tradition is sponsored by Hylant and Old National Bank with media support from Michigan Radio.

The State Street Area Association HOLIDAY CLASSIC FILM SERIES showcases family-friendly favorites throughout December that are FREE for everyone! Our anticipated season tradition includes:

• HOME ALONE on Sunday, 11/30 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan Theater

• MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET on Sunday, 12/7 at 1:30 PM at the State Theatre

• ELF on Sunday, 12/14 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan Theater

• IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE on Sunday, 12/21 at 1:30 PM at the Michigan Theater
Presenting sponsors for this series are Old National Bank and SESI Lincoln with individual film sponsor support from Menlo Innovations, SAVCO Hospitality, Emerson School, and Dominos Farms Office Park.

If you're looking for some holiday snuggling, don’t forget about LOVE ACTUALLY, a one-time screening event on Wednesday 12/10 at 7pm. Regular movie ticket prices apply.

About the Michigan Theater: Now celebrating its 87th year, the Michigan Theater is Ann Arbor's award-winning non-profit historic center for fine film and performing arts. The Michigan Theater welcomes more than 250,000 visitors each year to its art house films, concerts, lectures, live theater, and special programs such as Sundance Film Festival USA and Cinetopia International Film Festival. The Michigan Theater is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 603 East Liberty Street. Visit michtheater.org or call the 24-hour information line at (734) 668-TIME for schedule and ticket information.

About The State Theatre: The State Theatre, designed in classic Art Deco style by renowned architect C. Howard Crane, opened in 1942. Known for its campy midnight screenings and first-run independent film, the State has been a favorite of University of Michigan students for decades. It is now owned and operated by the Michigan Theater Foundation. The State Theatre is located in downtown Ann Arbor at 233 South State St. Visit michtheater.org/state or call at (734) 761-8667 for schedule and ticket information.

11.24.2014

DEREK GRANT: BREAKDOWN PRE-ORDER!


'Breakdown' just seemed appropriate for what I was going through at the time," explains multi-instrumentalist and ALKALINE TRIO drummer DEREK GRANT of his debut BREAKDOWN, which is set for a January 20, 2015 release via Red Scare Industries. "My relationship had fallen apart and I was dealing with it in some very unhealthy ways," he adds. "The upside was I started writing lyrics for the first time in nearly a decade." Breakdown is now available for pre-order through Interpunk: https://www.interpunk.com/item.cfm?Item=224565


These eight tracks were written in Los Angeles, Portland, Chicago, Detroit, and New York City while Grant was going through a divorce and dealing with life's other demons, such as substance abuse. Recorded on a laptop at various friends' houses and random motels throughout 2008-2009, this collection of songs was an outlet to express feelings, provide therapy, and kickstart the healing process, which would later aid with his recovery, especially since Grant translated his emotions through every instrument on the recording.

BON JOVI: WORK NEW COFFEE TABLE BOOK FOR CHRISTMAS!

 


BON JOVI: WORK
By David Bergman
Press Syndication Group
Hardcover ǀ 210 Pages ǀ 
ISBN 978-0-9960587-0-4 | $59.99


BON JOVI: WORK, Just Selected by Parade Magazine as its “Dazzling”
No. 1 “Rock ‘n’ Roll Read” for the Holiday Season,


Rock Superstar Shows up to Support Official Bon Jovi Tour Photographer DAVID BERGMAN at NYC Book Signing & Gallery Event for Extraordinary Coffee Table Book

Watch the EXTRA TV interview with David Bergman and Jon Bon Jovi

"David is not only one of the finest photographers we've ever worked with, but he's the kind of guy you can be comfortable hanging around with in any environment. At the end of the day, the work speaks for itself. His photos are a work of art.” — Jon Bon Jovi

NEW YORK (Nov. 24, 2014) – Responding to popular demand in time for the holidays, BON JOVI: WORK, the extraordinary coffee table book released worldwide this fall that offers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the top touring band in the world by its official tour photographer, David Bergman, is now available on Amazon after being previously being available only at the official Bon Jovi website.



The five-pound, oversized, 210-page hardcover book becomes more accessible through Amazon just as Parade Magazine made it the No. 1 “Rock ‘n’ Roll Read” for the holiday season, calling BON JOVI: WORK a “dazzling” experience. Click here to order BON JOVI: WORK (Press Syndication Group, 210 pp., $59.95) at Amazon. The book remains available at www.bonjovi.com/work as well.

Jon Bon Jovi surprised the crowd – and Bergman – at the photographer’s recent New York City book signing and gallery event, hosted by Adorama and sponsored by Canon, by making a casual appearance to publicly show his support for the photographer and the project. They were interviewed together there in an exclusive for EXTRA TV.

Bergman accompanied Bon Jovi at every show around the globe during the past two record-breaking world tours, from 2010-2013. The result is BON JOVI: WORK, also featured with a slideshow on Billboard.com – a stunning and incomparable collection of powerful color and black and white photographs, back stage and at home, capturing “what it’s like to travel the world with our band, inviting you to be a part of the action,” writes Jon Bon Jovi in the foreword. “From the happy times to the harrowed, these images let you transcend the frame of the photograph to connect to specific moments whenever you open this book.”