4.30.2014

THE WILLOW RUN BOMBER PLANT CLOSER TO BEING A MUSEUM

 

I worked inside this mammoth building for three years..Am glad they plan to save a portion and convert it to a museum....We need to preserve our history like the Europeans do.

At least a corner of Ypsilanti Township’s former Willow Run bomber plant, the factory where Rosie the Riveter toiled during World War II, may yet be transformed into the Yankee Air Museum’s new home.

The museum confirmed Tuesday that it is close to purchasing a 175,000-square-foot portion of the property from General Motors’ bankruptcy trust.

The museum plans to renovate that section of the 5-million-square-foot factory — saving the massive, still-operational bay doors through which thousands of finished B24 bombers rolled. FULL STORY ON FREEP



HENRY AND MUDGE PLAY THE MICHIGAN THEATER THIS SUNDAY!

 

Ann Arbor, Mich. - Henry and Mudge, the musical based on Cynthia Rylant's best-selling children’s books about a boy and his dog, will play at the Michigan Theater this Sunday, May 4, at 1:30 PM. This 60-minute musical is recommended for audiences age 4 and up.
Moving from the city to a new house in the country can be tough – just ask Henry. He misses Annie, his cousin and best friend, and can't find a playmate in his new neighborhood. 

Luckily Mom and Dad buy him Mudge, a great, big, slobbery dog with whom he can share all kinds of adventures. It looks like Henry and Mudge will be best friends forever, until Annie arrives for a visit. Will Annie come between a boy and his dog? Can a kid have two best friends? Click here for a downloadable/printable version

After a brief New York City-area tour in spring 2006, Henry and Mudge began its national tour in September 2006 and enjoyed a five-week engagement at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre from December 2006 through January 2007.
Tickets are $12 for Michigan Theater members and $15 for the general public. You can purchase advance tickets at ticketmaster.com and all Ticketmaster outlets, as well as in-person at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor.

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 TheatreworksUSA: TheatreworksUSA is America's largest and most prolific professional not-for-profit theatre for young and family audiences. Since 1961, TheatreworksUSA has enlightened, entertained, and instructed over 72 million people in 49 states and Canada, now performing for about four million people annually. Every year, the company tours approximately 16 shows from its ever-growing repertoire of 115 plays and musicals.

4.29.2014

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DONALD STERLING'S EX HEADS TO COURT IN AN ELEGANT ENSEMBLE!

 

The ex-girlfriend of Clippers owner Donald Sterling wore a multicolored visor to hide her face from photographers as she headed to a Los Angeles courthouse on Monday.

V. Stiviano went to the LA County Courthouse in connection with a 2012 drunken-driving arrest during which actor Brandon Mychal Smith, who is black, was in the passenger seat, TMZ reported.

Stiviano — who legally changed her name from Maria Vanessa Perez in 2010 — was reportedly behind the wheel of a red Ferrari that was a gift from Sterling.

THE HANGED MAN: THE STRUGGLE IS OVER

 

The Hanged Man card suggests that my alter ego today is the People Pleaser, whose superpower is the 'bubble of denial.' I need to exercise my prerogative, to humor the ridiculous, go out on a limb or remain the pious hold out and risk persecution. So be it. I can't validate the guilty pleasure, hang-up or self-indulgence, but I can rationalize being a willing slave to its pressure or condescend to acquiesce to avoid real suffering, even garner sympathy for my righteous sacrifice or implied martyrdom.

Thus I can step it up or hang out, submit to the charade, or sacrifice to what end? But it's the inevitably lame justification that prompts posturing, or playing victim, dumb or innocent. Today I can take it, fake it, quit kidding myself, or put an end to tempting resistance and just grin and bear it. Or, call the bluff -- give them a rope and they'll hang themselves soon enough.

 ACTIONS
letting go
having an emotional release
accepting what is
surrendering to experience
ending the struggle
being vulnerable and open
giving up control
accepting God's will
reversing
turning the world around
changing your mind
overturning old priorities
seeing from a new angle
upending the old order
doing an about-face
suspending action
pausing to reflect
feeling outside of time
taking time to just be
giving up urgency
living in the moment
waiting for the best opportunity
sacrificing
being a martyr
renouncing a claim
putting self-interest aside
going one step back to go two steps forward
giving up for a higher cause
putting others first

CONVICTS TAKE OVER CHILDREN'S CHARITIES


Kentucky-based, heavy metal band Corprit Convict is partnering with Kosair Children's Charity and the Ronald McDonald House in an effort raise money for the children's hospital and family-housing facilities.

On May 9, 2014, the female-fronted-foursome will be headlining a show at Phoenix Hill Tavern starting at 9:00 pm. All proceeds earned by the band for that show will go to support both charities.

On April 22, 2014, the band released their debut, Come Clean, with a portion of the album sales also going to support both charities.

KT (singer) and Evan (drummer) have a deep, personal connection with both charities. "Our son, Hayden, spent the first 4 weeks of his life at Kosair before he passed away 3 months later. The nurses there took excellent care of our boy and they were just amazing all around. I'm so happy we can finally give something back," - KT.

Kosair Childrens' Hospital is Kentucky's only full-service, free-standing pediatric care facility dedicated exclusively to caring for children and is an advocate for the health and well-being of all children.

Ronald McDonald House Charities is a place families of seriously ill children call home during crisis and uncertainty. Since opening their doors, they have helped more than 70,000 family members from all 50 states and several international locations. Since opening their doors 30 years ago, they have given more than $1,000,000 in grants to organizations that support children.

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"When you get a metal band, like Corprit Convict, you get a taste of what Reverbnation says is #1 in that genre....Starting from a 2 piece garage band to a high ranking group is no small feat....No matter what, you should definitely be able to notice the potential these guys have."

- Daniel Morrison, CEO, Hip Rock Magazine

THE 100 BY KASS MORGAN

 

The 100 by Kass Morgan is the bestselling first book of an epic sci-fi drama that’s already inspired a hit TV show. As the series begins, 100 teens take a perilous journey from outer space to an Earth that was abandoned long ago. They were never meant to be heroes, but The 100 may be mankind’s last hope.

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CLIPPERS OWNER BANNED FROM NBA FOR LIFE FOR RACIST RANTS!


Clippers owner Donald Sterling today was banned for life from any NBA-related activities and fined $2.5 million by the league.

The moves, announced by Commissioner Adam Silver, are the most severe sanctions the league has ever levied against an owner.

Sterling has been the target of wide condemnation after a recording said to have caught the NBA’s senior owner making controversial statements about blacks surfaced recently.

TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR 2014 IN FULL

 
 Neil Patrick Harris is nominated for Hedwig and the Angry Inch. 
Photograph: Joan Marcus

• The Tony awards take place on 8 June

• Alternative Tonys: the awards we'd like to see handed out

• A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder nabs 10 nominations

Best play

Act One

All the Way

Casa Valentina

Mothers and Sons

Outside Mullingar

Best musical

After Midnight

Aladdin

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Best book of a musical

Chad Beguelin - Aladdin

Douglas McGrath - Beautiful – The Carole King Story

Woody Allen - Bullets Over Broadway

Robert L Freedman - A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Best original score (music/lyrics) written for the theatre

Aladdin (Music: Alan Menken. Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Beguelin)

The Bridges of Madison County (Music and lyrics: Jason Robert Brown)

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder (Music: Steven Lutvak. Lyrics: Robert L Freedman and Steven Lutvak)

Best revival of a play

The Cripple of Inishmaan

The Glass Menagerie

A Raisin in the Sun

Twelfth Night

Best revival of a musical

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Les Misérables

Violet

Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a play

Samuel Barnett - Twelfth Night

Bryan Cranston - All the Way

Chris O'Dowd - Of Mice and Men

Mark Rylance - Richard III

Tony Shalhoub - Act One

Best performance actress in a leading role in a play

Tyne Daly - Mothers and Sons

Audra McDonald - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Gril

Estelle Parsons - The Velocity of Autumn

LaTanya Richardson Jackson - A Raisin in the Sun

Cherry Jones - The Glass Menagerie

Best performance actor in a leading role in a musical

Neil Patrick Harris - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Ramin Karimloo - Les Misérables

Jefferson Mays - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Bryce Pinkham - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Andy Karl - Rocky

Best performance actress in a leading role in a musical

Idina Menzel - If/Then

Mary Bridget Davis - A Night with Janice Joplin

Jessie Mueller - Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

Kelli O'Hara - The Bridges of Madison County

Sutton Foster - Violet

Best performance actor in a featured role in a play

Reed Birney - Casa Valentina

Paul Chahidi - Twelfth Night

Stephen Fry - Twelfth Night

Mark Rylance - Twelfth Night

Brian J Smith - The Glass Menagerie

Sophie Okonedo in A Raisin in the Sun

Best performance actress in a featured role in a play

Sarah Greene - The Cripple of Inishmaan

Celia Keenan-Bolger - The Glass Menagerie

Sophie Okonedo - A Raisin in the Sun

Mare Winningham - Casa Valentina

Anika Noni Rose - A Raisin in the Sun

Best performance actor in a featured role in a musical

Danny Burstein – Cabaret

Nick Cordero – Bullets Over Broadway

Joshua Henry – Violet

James Monroe Iglehart – Aladdin

Jarrod Spector – Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Best performance actress in a featured role in a musical

Linda Emond – Cabaret

Lena Hall – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Anika Larsen – Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Adriane Lenox – After Midnight

Lauren Worsham – A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best direction of a play

Tim Carroll - Twelfth Night

Michael Grandage - The Cripple of Inishmaan

Kenny Leon - A Raisin in the Sun

John Tiffany - The Glass Menagerie

Best direction of a musical

Warren Carlyle - After Midnight

Michael Mayer - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Leigh Silverman - Violet

Darko Tresnjak - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best choreography

Warren Carlyle – After Midnight

Steven Hoggett and Kelly Devine – Rocky

Casey Nicholaw – Aladdin

Susan Stroman – Bullets Over Broadway

Best orchestrations

Doug Besterman – Bullets Over Broadway

Jason Robert Brown – The Bridges of Madison County

Steve Sidwell – Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Jonathan Tunick – A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Best scenic design of a play

Beowulf Boritt – Act One

Bob Crowley – The Glass Menagerie

Es Devlin – Machinal

Christopher Oram – The Cripple of Inishmaan

Best scenic design of a musical

Christopher Barreca – Rocky

Julian Crouch – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Alexander Dodge – A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

Santo Loquasto – Bullets Over Broadway

Best costume design of a play

Jane Greenwood – Act One

Michael Krass – Machinal

Rita Ryack – Casa Valentina

Jenny Tiramani – Twelfth Night

Best costume design of a musical

Linda Cho – A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder

William Ivey Long – Bullets Over Broadway

Arianne Phillips – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Isabel Toledo – After Midnight

Best lighting design of a play

Paule Constable – The Cripple of Inishmaan

Jane Cox – Machinal

Natasha Katz – The Glass Menagerie

Japhy Weideman – Of Mice and Men

Best lighting design of a musical

Kevin Adams – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Christopher Akerlind – Rocky

Howell Binkley – After Midnight

Donald Holder – The Bridges of Madison County

Best sound design of a play

Alex Baranowski – The Cripple of Inishmaan

Steve Canyon Kennedy – Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Dan Moses Schreier – Act One

Matt Tierney – Machinal

Best sound design of a musical

Peter Hylenski – After Midnight

Tim O'Heir – Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Mick Potter – Les Misérables

Brian Ronan – Beautiful - The Carole King Musical

Special Tony lifetime achievement in the theatre

Jane Greenwood

Regional theatre award

Signature theatre, New York

Isabelle Stevenson award

Rosie O'Donnell

Tony honors for excellence in the theatre

Joseph P Benincasa

Joan Marcus

Charlotte Wilcox

*HUNTING GROUND UNDER LAKE HURON OLDER THAN EGYPT'S VALLEY OF THE KINGS*

 

[USA TODAY]: Deep below the surface of Lake Huron, researchers have found an elaborate network of hunting blinds and animal-herding structures dating back roughly 9,000 years: (Photo via Museum of Anthropological Archaeology, University of Michigan)



Prehistoric American Hunting Grounds Discovered Beneath Lake Huron
The discovery of the ancient Native American Hunting grounds beneath Lake Huron is believed to be nearly 9000 years old.

To put the gravity of the discovery into perspective, the site is from the Neolithic period, nearly six thousand years before humans invented writing, and only 1000 years after homo-sapiens began practicing agriculture anywhere in the world.

The site beneath Lake Huron is nearly 7,500 years older than the 50 mummies unearthed in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings that had archaeologists enthralled. This discovery is a time-capsule from an age thousands of years before the historical period we tend to think of when we consider early Native American history.

These ancient people hunted the region hundreds of generations before the Native American tribes like the Chippewa and Ottawa settled the region. What’s even more amazing is that, archaeologist Alan Osborn, of the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the University of Nebraska State Museum, said that underwater archaeology equipment and divers are “revealing a site that’s in pretty much pristine condition.”

FIRST SOLAR ECLIPSE 2014: WILL TRANSFORM SUN INTO RING OF FIRE



On April 29, 2014, we will experience an Annulus Ring of Fire or Solar (New Moon) Eclipse. Tuesday’s solar eclipse is known as an “annular” — rather than “total” — lunar eclipse. That’s because Tuesday’s eclipse will occur when the moon is close to its farthest distance from the Earth, making it too small to cover the sun completely. The resulting effect looks like a ring of fire, called an “annulus,” appears around the silhouette of the moon.

The solar eclipse occurs at 06:14 on 29th April 2014 

This Solar Eclipse is an annular eclipse. Annular means ‘little ring’. Due to the Moon’s orbit, it will appear slightly smaller than the Sun so when it passes across the face of the Sun, the eclipse will appear rather like a ring of fire. This eclipse belongs to Saros cycle 148 and will be visible from parts of Antarctica and Australia.




STYX "PARADISE THEATER" RELEASED ON LIMITED NUMBERED HYBRID SACD!

 

Styx 'Paradise Theater' Album To Be Released On Limited Numbered Hybrid SACD!

“Styx's high-water mark...one of the greatest albums in rock history.”

Camarillo, CA - Styx fans rejoice with the release of the band's critically acclaimed album 'Paradise Theater' on limited numbered Hybrid SACD by Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity. Styx's 10th album, the 1981 release, 'Paradise Theater' was the band's fourth consecutive triple-platinum album. A resounding success, 'Paradise Theater' was their greatest commercial triumph and their only #1 album. It remains one of the best examples of the convergence between progressive rock and AOR which typified the arena rock sound of the top groups of the late-seventies and early-eighties such as Journey, REO Speedwagon, Cheap Trick and Kansas.

Styx was a great group of talented musicians - Dennis DeYoung, Tommy Shaw, James Young, Chuck Panozzo and John Panozzo. The album included three Billboard Hot 100 hits, “The Best of Times,” “Nothing Ever Goes As Planned” and “Too Much Time on My Hands”, considered among Tommy Shaw's finest singles ever. Another track, “Rockin' The Paradise” reached #8 on the Top Rock Track Chart.

The concept album is a fictional account of Chicago's Paradise Theatre from its opening to closing, used as a metaphor for America's changing times from the late 1970s into the 1980s.

“...some of the best songs Styx would ever write!”

TRACKS:
A.D. 1928
Rockin' the Paradise
Too Much Time on My Hands
Nothing Ever Goes As Planned
The Best of Times
Lonely People
She Cares
Snowblind
Half-Penny, Two-Penny
A.D. 1958
State Street Sadie

Produced by Styx

Mastered by Kevin Gray
at Cohearent Audio

For more information: http://www.audiofidelity.net/content/styx-paradise-theater

4.28.2014

EDIE BRICKELL KICKS THE HECK OUT OF PAUL SIMON!

 

The little shit deserved it.....Edie says she clocked him for "breaking her heart"...sounds like a cheater to me....

Hopefully Paul Simon will think again before he throws insults at his wife....of course Edie takes the blame...but...he is known for his temper too...She takes the blame...but we think he started this mess...

(CNN) -- Singer-songwriter Paul Simon said Monday that he and wife Edie Brickell "had an argument" before they were arrested Saturday.

Brickell, in a statement sent to CNN by her lawyer, said she started it.

"I got my feelings hurt and I picked a fight with my husband," Brickell said. "The police called it disorderly. Thank God it's orderly now"

Simon and Brickell were arrested on disorderly conduct charges by police investigating a family dispute at their New Canaan, Connecticut, home Saturday night, according to police. "Investigating officers gathered information and found probable cause to arrest" Simon, 72, and Brickell, 47, a police statement said.

OCEANS 11 RETRO FABULOUS FILMS!


Many people have seen Ocean’s Eleven and can probably recite George Clooney’s every line in the 2001 classic casino heist movie. The movie boasts numerous world famous actors, including Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, and Andy Garcia, and it is set in some of the most stunning places in Vegas. However, while everyone enjoys a great heist movie, many people do not know that Ocean’s Eleven is actually a remake of a very similar 1960s film, not surprisingly titled Ocean’s 11. While Vegas has changed a lot in fifty years, the fundamental elements of the movie are the same, and it is a must see for any fan of organized crime movies.


Vegas really began to grow into what it is today with the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s, when Boulder City was developed to entertain the construction works from the Dam project. While gambling and alcohol were illegal in the prohibition days, many mobsters began providing this form of entertainment to workers.

Upon seeing how profitable the gambling business was, the state of Nevada began issuing gambling licenses, and El Rancho Vegas became the first resort in Las Vegas in 1941. As World War II wound down, gangster Bugsy Siegal and mob boss Meyer Lansky worked together to open The Flamingo in 1946, and many more resort casinos were to follow.


This is the same time period that Ocean’s 11 is concerned with, as the story consists of World War II 82nd Airborne veterans who work together to pull off heists at five of the leading resorts in Vegas: the Sahara, Riviera, Desert Inn, Sands, and Flamingo. This is an interesting time period for the movie to take place in, as it is a classic organized crime flick. After all, the casino industry was heavily driven by mobsters to begin with, and Ocean’s 11 is all about a group of intelligent friends committing organized crime—does it get any more gangster than this?


Of course, if you’ve seen the 2001 adaptation, you already have a good idea of what the plot is. There are several key differences, however. While the idea for using a “pinch” to knock out the power was directly inspired by the original, in which they knock out the power to the Strip, the reason for this changes. In 11, they do not use the power outage to skip past security. Instead, they use it to open the casino cashier cages. Rather than steal the money and walk out in person, they dump it in the trash and have one of their boys drive the garbage truck to collect the loot.


The ending is different as well and a better twist than what is found in Eleven, but I won’t ruin the surprise for those who haven’t seen it. If you were a fan of the “Ocean’s Trilogy” in the 2000s, you owe it to yourself to check out the 1960 film that started it all. The film is definitely worth a watch even for organized crime fans, as it is one of the first big mobster movies in the history of film. The characters in 11 might not have been actual mobsters, but they sure pulled off a mobster heist!


Movies have come a long way in the past fifty years, for sure. While you might not see many producers draining half a lake to create a single shot in 1960—I learned that lil' movie fact gem here—this movie boasts high production value in its own right. Starring the “Rat Pack,” including Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, 11 had no shortage of famous actors to give it some impressive star power, and they do not fail in earning their reputation (Sinatra was even quoted for saying “forget the movie, let’s pull the job!”).

Boasting a star cast that rivals that of the 2001 remake, 11 is sure to impress and captivate audiences even in our modern age. With a video port in 2010 that boasts high reviews, you have nothing to worry about in giving the '60s a few hours of your time.


If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, and your closet is full of movies you have already seen dozens of times, spend some time learning the history of great modern films. You never know what might surprise you, and many fans of gangster and thriller movies claim that 11 is better than its modern remake. Even after fifty years, Ocean’s 11 remains a masterpiece and will live on for generations as a classic.

2 SALINE HIGH SCHOOL TEENS TO BE ARRAIGNED TODAY

 

One of the teens turned state's evidence ...

Saline High School Students are being arraigned on murder charges today..The girl in the trio..Ms Griggs rolled over on her team mates and is getting a much smaller sentence. I don't understand the leniency concerning this girl...she drove them everywhere and without her vehicle that victim may still be alive. All three need life without parole..In my opinion..

ST. JOHNS — A Michigan State University sophomore was killed after he jumped out of a moving SUV during a robbery, a Saline High School student said today as she pleaded guilty to charges including manslaughter.

Samantha Grigg, 19, of Saline pleaded guilty in Clinton County Circuit Court to manslaughter and unarmed robbery in the Feb. 15 incident that led to the death of Dustyn Frolka.

Grigg faces up to 15 years in prison. A sentence hearing is set for May 27.

STRENGTH

 

The Strength card affirms that my alter ego today is the seductive beast of my Animagus, whose superpower is to master self-control to tame fears or impulses to prove of what stuff I'm made. I boldly go... but a willful heart is part of my secret identity. My infinite fortitude is seen by what I do, sacrifice or defy to stand up for what I feel is right, including admitting when I'm wrong, keeping out of it or not dignifying responses provoked by moral cowards and brutes.

When resolve is tested I draw on the courage of my true character from the more savage or humble virtues of my natural instincts to maintain objective by composure. This enables me to hold my tongue against bravado, repress claws at empty threats, and not turn tail in pride against passion when it's hard or inconvenient, but to persuade through self-restraint until assimilation is complete or resistance is futile.

 ACTIONS
showing strength
knowing you can endure
having a gallant spirit
feeling an unshakable resolve
taking heart despite setbacks
having stamina
being a rock
being patient
dealing calmly with frustration
accepting others
taking time
maintaining composure
refusing to get angry
showing forbearance
being compassionate
giving others lots of space
tolerating
understanding what others are feeling
accepting
forgiving imperfection
being kind
achieving soft control
persuading
working with
guiding indirectly
being able to influence
tempering force with benevolence
demonstrating the strength of love

MICHIGAN BOY FINDS 10,000 YEAR OLD MASTADON TOOTH


(CNN) -- Mastodons -- elephant-like beasts that lumbered across North America more than 10,000 years ago -- are long extinct, but apparently it wasn't tooth decay that did them in.

A 9-year-old Michigan boy stumbled across something -- literally -- that, it turns out, is a mastodon tooth. "I was walking down at the creek last summer. I felt something that I stepped on so I picked it up and everybody in the neighborhood thought it was pretty cool," Philip Stoll told CNN on Friday.


Mastodon

Affectionately called "Huckleberry Phil" in his neighborhood near Lansing because of his penchant for exploring outside, Philip took the lump home and washed it off in the kitchen sink, and checked to see if it was magnetic, his mother, Heidi Stoll said. It wasn't.
The peculiar object was about 8 inches in length, brown, and had six peaks.



4 MEN WHO BRUTALLY ATTACKED STEVEN UTASH ARRAIGNED IN COURT TODAY


Four men accused of attacking a suburban motorist who accidentally struck a 10-year-old boy on Detroit’s east side are scheduled to appear in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Bruce Wimbush Jr., Latrez Cummings, James Davis and Wonzey Saffold face arraignment Monday on assault with intent to murder charges.

A judge last week ordered the men — ages 17 to 30 — to stand trial in the brutal beating of 54-year-old Steve Utash. MORE ON THE FREE PRESS

Teen charged in Steve Utash beating is called instigator in the attack

4.27.2014

KNIGHT OF PENTACLES: CARE AND PERSISTANCE

 

The Knight of Pentacles card suggests that my power today lies in practicality. I plan ahead and consider my options to set priorities or define goals that serve my long-term purpose. My values lay in the potential that often remains unseen by others. I am cautious, steady, optimistic and reliable and have earned the new trust or position that empowers me. My asset is accepting responsibility.

On the positive side, the Knight of Pentacles is like a bulldog. Once he bites down, you can be sure he won't let go. He's dogged in pursuit of his goals. A hard-worker, he has tremendous stamina and dedication. Every job is always completed down to the last detail. He's careful and prudent, never wasteful.

He knows the facts and is immune to false promises. On the negative side, this Knight is a bit stodgy and dull. He's not known for his playful sense of humor. Work always comes first. He tends to be inflexible and obsessive about little details. Stubborn to a fault, he refuses to give in even when wrong, something he'll never admit. He doesn't like change or risk and will always take the gloomiest view.


In readings, a Knight of Pentacles shows that his cautious style is involved in the situation as an aspect of you, someone else or the atmosphere in general. You need to ask yourself, "Is this Knight's energy helping or hurting?"

If his style is evident, then balance is needed. Are you working too hard? Do you refuse to listen to reason? Do you have a perfectionist in your life? Is the atmosphere around you one of gloom and doom? It may be time for a change.

If this Knight's energy is missing, a dose of prudence may be called for. Are you spending too much? Maybe it's time to slow down. Do you give up too soon? Dig in and refuse to quit. Is your work often careless, late or incomplete? Next time resolve to work up a sweat and get the job done. Let the Knight of Pentacles introduce you to his world of care and persistence.

4.25.2014

ERIC CLAPTON'S ALL STAR JOURNEYMAN LP


Eric Clapton's 'Journeyman' Album Feat. George Harrison, Chaka Khan, Daryl Hall, Robert Cray, Phil Collins and others Now Available On Hybrid SACD

“...one of the greatest rock/blues guitarists on the planet!”

Camarillo, CA - Much to the elation of Eric Clapton fans across the globe, Marshall Blonstein's Audio Fidelity has released Clapton's 'Journeyman' album as a limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD! Eric Clapton is a true legend. 'Journeyman' reached #16 on the Billboard album chart and became Clapton's first solo studio album to go double platinum. Like any of his best albums, there is no grandstanding to be found on 'Journeyman'...it's simply a laid-back and thoroughly engaging display of his virtuosity. The album was heralded as a return to form for Clapton, much of it has an electronic sound, mostly influenced by the 1980s rock scene, but it also includes blues songs like “Before You Accuse Me,” “Running on Faith,” and “Hard Times.”

“At the center of it all is Clapton's guitar work...stinging blues and soaring pop.”

There is an all-star assembly of guests: Dire Straits keyboardist Alan Clark, George Harrison, Chaka Khan, Daryl Hall, Robert Cray, Cecil and Linda Womack, Phil Collins and Gary Burton. Among the highlights are several cuts that feature slide-versus-slowhand guitar dueling with Cray. George Harrison is particularly impressive on his little masterpiece “Run So Far,” playing guitar and singing harmony vocals.

A couple of tracks rank among Clapton's best from any decade.The strongest commercial single is “Bad Love,” which won the 1990 Best Male Rock Vocal Performance Grammy Award, and reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart. “Pretending” is a firm mid-tempo rocker that also reached the No. 1 position on the Album Rock Chart and and includes one of his most assured vocal performances ever.

Clapton sounds more convincing than he had since the early '70s. Not only is his guitar playing muscular and forceful, his singing is soulful and gritty - he seems to have struck the perfect balance between the fiery blues of his youth with the pop flavorings of his later years.

TRACKS:

Pretending
Anything for Your Love
Bad Love
Running on Faith
Hard Times
Hound Dog
No Alibis
Run So Far
Old Love
Breaking Point
Lead Me On
Before You Accuse Me
Produced By Jill Dell'Abate & Russ Titelman
Mastered by Steve Hoffman
at Stephen Marsh Mastering

9 OF WANDS: STANDING UP


The Nine of Wands card suggests that my power today lies in remarkable gratitude. I am not a victim. There are no lost causes. "I've been there, done that, and know suffering -- but it's all good." I'm still standing. "Can't touch this." Self-pity is an excuse to do nothing. To appeal to sympathy for pity's sake is to seek affirmation of the choice to do nothing. I am empowered by the spirit and support of meaningful experience and I transform with silent resilience. 

 ACTIONS
defending yourself
assuming ill will expecting the worst taking extra precautions being paranoid feeling wary and guarded protecting others remembering past attacks
persevering
persisting despite all setbacks refusing to take "no" for an answer seeing something through to the end getting knocked down, then standing up keeping your resolve trying repeatedly
showing stamina
continuing despite fatigue holding fast drawing on hidden reserves holding together through force of will demonstrating physical strength keeping up the pace

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL PACINO!




 

4.24.2014

DETROIT VOICES SHORT FILM COMPETITION!


Win $5,000 for your Detroit story
Are you a Metro Detroit filmmaker?
Wish more people could see the fruits of your labor?
This is your chance!

They are proud to add a new component to this year's Cinetopia International Film Festival: the Detroit Voices Competition. We're looking for filmmakers in the metro Detroit area (Macomb, Oakland, Wayne, or Washtenaw counties) to tell their unique stories via short film. The grand-prize winner will receive $5000 and his/her film screened at Cinetopia! 

Don't have a film but don't want to miss out on this opportunity? Come to the Let's Wrap session at Allied Media (4126 3rd St, Detroit) on April 27th and meet other filmmakers, actors, and crew to put a film together. You'll receive an exclusive one-week extension if you attend this innovative workshop. 


Click here for more upcoming Events | www.michtheater.org
603 E. Liberty Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734-668-TIME

THE CHARIOT: VICTORY



This is a day where you will find the confidence and self-assurance to overcome any challenges or obstacles and achieve a successful outcome.

There will be no need for being overbearing or using bullying tactics though - make sure you don't trample over people to get what you want. There is a difference between total confidence and sheer arrogance.

ACTIONS
achieving victory
reaching your goal
winning
being successful
dominating
coming out on top
beating the competition
using your will
being determined to succeed
focusing your intent
rising above temptation
letting nothing distract you
sustaining an effort
concentrating your energies
fixing on a goal
asserting yourself
being ego-focused
establishing an identify
knowing who you are
feeling self-confident
having faith in yourself
looking out for your interests
achieving hard control
mastering emotions
curbing impulses
maintaining discipline
holding in anger
getting your way
assuming the reins of power
showing authority

4.23.2014

THE TURTLES!


One of my very favorite bands of retro legend were the TURTLES aka Flo & Eddie..Damn near very song they released charted...fabulous pop singers and song writers too... CHECK OUT THEIR WEBSITE

The Turtles were led by vocalists Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman (Fo&Eddie) The band became notable for several Top 40 hits beginning with their cover version of Bob Dylan's "It Ain't Me Babe" in 1965. But their most popular hit was "Happy Together". That song is still cool. Even heavy rocker types loved that tune...The lyric was simple and pop but the vibe is still just so fine.....


The band, originally a surf-rock group called the Crossfires, was formed in 1965 in Westchester, California, by Howard Kaylan and Mark Volman. With the help of DJ and club owner Reb Foster, the Crossfires signed to the newly formed White Whale Records and adhering to the prevailing musical trend, re-branded themselves as a folk rock group under the name the Tyrtles, the intentional misspelling inspired by the Byrds and the Beatles. However, the trendy spelling did not survive long.



Howard Kaylan – vocals (1965–1970)
Mark Volman – guitar, saxophone, vocals (1965–1970)
Al Nichol – guitar (1965–1970)
Jim Tucker – guitar (1965–1967)
Chuck Portz – bass (1965–1966)
Don Murray – drums (1965–1966)
Joel Larson – drums (1966)
John Barbata – drums (1966–1969)
Chip Douglas – bass (1966–1967)
Jim Pons – bass (1967–1970)
John Seiter – drums (1969–1970)


TOUR DATES 2014


10 REALLY COOL 1960S VIDEOS





















HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY ORBISON! MERCY

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY.... MERCY!

Roy Orbison was an American singer-songwriter and also a musician born on 23rd April and died on 6th December 1988. Roy was known well for his dark emotional ballads, complex compositions and distinctive powerful voice. He at the age of 52 years out of a heart attack. Roy died way too young.....



I met the drummer on Oh, Pretty Woman...his name was Kenny.. I believe...he was in my show in Nashville. He told me all about working with the legendary Roy ORbison and how fortunate he was to be the drummer on Roy's biggest hit.. You can see Kenny really well in the video!


Chuck Santoni I met Roy when he was in for the 1984 Detroit Hoedown presented by W4 Country. (Good story)...I remember walking Roy from his bus into the Veterans Memorial Building where we had food, dressing rooms, etc, and Roy was the most humble, non assuming rock star I had ever met...just a sweet gentleman. Off in a distance, someone recognized him in his dark shades and shouted out, "Roy, you're just too cool!" Roy just looked his way and gave that cool smile......GREAT GUY!

4.21.2014

7 OF WANDS: COURAGE AND DEFIANCE

The Seven of Wands card suggests that my power today lies in seizing the day. I step in, recognize, or create opportunities to take it to the next level and communicate leadership or earn respect through performance. I am empowered to rise to the occasion by a window of opportunity and I transform through motivation.

ACTIONS
being aggressive
going after what you want asserting yourself taking the offensive firing the first shot fighting making your point forcefully seizing the advantage
being defiant
holding out against pressure defending your position opposing all challengers combating criticism refusing to yield saying "No!" resisting authority
showing conviction
being sure having a fixed position demonstrating strong character standing up for what you believe knowing you are right acting resolutely being firm

MARSHALL CRENSHAW HEADLINES THE 23RD DMA AWARDS APRIL 25, 2014


PURCHASE TICKETS
The Fillmore Detroit 
 4/25/14 - Door: 6:00 PM
Show: 7:00 PM
2115 Woodward MAP
Detroit, MI 48201
(313) 961-5451


General Admission tickets are $20 and are available to the public. 
Tickets are on sale for general admission! LiveNation.com >>>.

SISTER ACT PREMIERES TOMORROW!


SISTER ACT is Broadway's feel-amazing musical comedy smash! The New York Post calls it "RIDICULOUSLY FUN," and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement! Featuring original music by 8-time Oscar® winner ALAN MENKEN (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors), SISTER ACT tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look-a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, SISTER ACT is reason to REJOICE!


HENRY ROLLINS LOSES BLACK FLAG TRADEMARK LAWSUIT

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The suit brought by SST Records and Greg Ginn against the members of Flag, which was filed in August 2013, has been settled, in an agreement signed by Greg Ginn, SST Records, and former Black Flag members Henry Rollins, Keith Morris, etc.

The pertinent settlement points are as follows:

· The ownership of all of the recordings of Black Flag have been confirmed to Greg Ginn and SST Records.

· All rights in the Black Flag name and logo have been confirmed to Greg Ginn and SST Records.

· Henry Rollins and Keith Morris, who had surreptitiously attempted to register the Black Flag logo (the “bars’’) with the U.S. Trademark Office, have conveyed any rights they had in that trademark to Greg Ginn and SST Records.

. Flag will cease use of the Black Flag logo.

"As was inevitable, this little bump in the road is out of the way and BLACK FLAG will continue as planned without the confusion." ...Mike Vallely, singer BLACK FLAG.

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