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The Detroitness

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And so, I am back home in LA after my lovely week-long visit to Michigan last week. As always, my time back home was so great but it really flew by this time. I had gotten really used to just chillin’ with Sarah and Mark and then, BAM, it was time for me to return home. I did consider staying a bit longer but I have a lot of stuff to get done here in LA than, blah, I just came last night as scheduled. My last day in Detroit was fun, mostly because I got to squeeze in a bit of extra hang time with Sarah and Mark … oh, and I got to enjoy lunch at Olga’s so, yeah, it was a pretty great day. More »

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Padre’s Day

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Yesterday was my last full day here in metro Detroit and it was the main reason for my trip home this time. I usually come home for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day and this year, it was Father’s Day :D My parents even decided to skip church so that they could spend more time hanging out … which is absolutely UNHEARD OF from my parents. When I was a kid, we never skipped church for nothing … NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRIED. Even if I was sick, we had to go to church because what better place for me to pray my illness away than church. These days, my folks tend to skip church more often and they’ve flat out stopped going as often. BUT, I digress. I got to spend the early part of the day with my folks before Sarah and I met up with some friends for a fantastic home-cooked meal. It was basically the perfect Michigan day. More »

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Grad Tidings

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Yesterday afternoon I was able to attend a graduation party for one of the coolest kids that I’ve known for about 18 years now. My longtime friend Sherri’s son Kyle graduated from high school last weekend and this weekend was the guest of honor at his graduation party. It just so happens that his little shindig coincided with my Father’s Day trip home so, yeah, I was able to celebrate Kyle on his big day yesterday. I’m telling you … it is really weird for me to see Kyle as a grown 18-year old high school graduate when I still remember the adorable little baby he used to be … seemingly just yesterday. But he has grown in a pretty amazing young man and I couldn’t be prouder of him. More »

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Clear Eyes, Full Moon, Can’t Lose

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Friday the 13th here in Detroit was a smashing success. Sarah, Mark and I made our way downtown to Comerica Park to see the Detroit Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins on an absolutely perfect night for baseball. The moon was full and we had the best time ever. Back home in my other home, the LA Kings won the Stanley Cup which also made me very happy … cuz if I can’t have my Red Wings, I’ll happily take the LA Kings :D More »

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Movie Review: ’22 Jump Street’

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My Thursday here in Detroit Rock City was a pretty bizzy and productive one. After a day of work, Sarah, Mark and I made our way out for an amazing Coney Island dinner before we caught an early showing of 22 Jump Street. After we got back home and settled, I managed to finish watching season 2 of Orange is the new Black. All in all, I was very entertained yesterday … even if I felt that both the movie and the second season of OITNB were a bit underwhelming. More »

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Flying Into Metropolis

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I successfully made my way home to Detroit yesterday and was very pleased to see that actress Amy Adams and her family were on my flight from LA to Detroit. The upcoming superhero sequel film Batman V Superman: The Dawn of Justice is filming here in the Motor City and stars of the film are slowing making their way to town. Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot are already here and now Amy is here as well. All of that is well and good but this trip to Detroit is really all about spending some time at home with family and friends … but it doesn’t hurt that some celebs are spending time here as well :D More »

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Today Is RoboCop Day In Detroit

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In honor of the DVD release of RoboCop today and the planned unveiling of the RoboCop statue, today has been declared RoboCop Day in the city of Detroit, MI. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, the RoboCop statue unveiling will not be taking place today … but RoboCop himself will be present at Comerica Park to help Detroiters celebrate RoboCop Day during tonight’s Detroit Tigers baseball game. More »

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Watch: Texas Releases A Music Video For Their New Single ‘Detroit City’

"You look so pretty, in Detroit City"
"I come from Detroit City"

My friend Darion gave me the heads up that the brilliant Scottish band Texas, who enjoyed some success here in the US back in the 90s, has released a new album titled The Conversation and today have released a new single titled Detroit City. D’s email to me about the song was basically, I found your new theme song … and he was right. As you can see and hear in the video embedded above, Texas have penned a love letter about my beloved Detroit by releasing this love song set in Detroit. I’ve been playing this video all morning, I really love it. I know my Detroiters out there will appreciate the song and I hope the rest of you will love it, too! I honestly haven’t thought about Texas in a minute but I’m so happy to see that they are still putting out great music.

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Watch: Beyoncé Releases An Official Video Dedication For Detroit

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"This song is dedicated to Detroit"

A few weeks ago we got to see fan shot video of Beyoncé‘s song dedication to Detroit, MI during her concert stop there last month and today we get to see a newly released official video of that song dedication. As you may recall, Bey performed the Sam Cooke classic A Change Is Gonna Come in honor of Detroit and if you click the embed above, you can watch the professionally shot video of that performance. I’m not gonna lie, I actually teared up watching and listening to this performance … I hope you will, too. Thank you Beyoncé. Thank you very much <3

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Watch: Beyoncé Pays Tribute To The City Of Detroit In Song

'A Change Is Gonna Come'

Late last week unfortunate news broke that my beloved Detroit, MI became the first city to ever file for bankruptcy protection in an effort to get control of the city’s failing finances. Naturally, this is a sad story not only for those of us who love Detroit but for the entire country … because Detroit is an integral part of the US. During her concert stop in Detroit Rock City over the weekend, Beyoncé paid tribute to Detroit with a performance of the Sam Cooke song A Change Is Gonna Come. She did not directly reference the bankruptcy, she merely performed the song in tribute to the amazing city. Click below to watch a video clip from Bey‘s performance in and for Detroit. More »

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