Melody Baetens The Detroit News Published 1:23 PM EST Jan 23, 2019 Saturday is the final service for the Hard Rock Cafe Detroit, which opened in 2003, back when downtown Detroit was a vastly different place. Since opening, the national bar and restaurant chain has hosted local and national bands, singing competitions, benefit shows and served many plates of deep-fried appetizers and loaded cheeseburgers. When the closing was announced in November, Hard Rock International said in a statement that the Detroit restaurant is closing because the lease is up, but they wouldn't rule out another Detroit location in the future. “The brand remains committed to the city and is open to having another location within the market, if the right space can be identified,” the company said in a statement. As of this month, no additional information was available on a possible new location. The music memorabilia from this Hard Rock — including many … [Read more...] about Hard Rock Cafe’s last day in Detroit is Saturday
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The Golden Globes are shaping up to be The Gaga Globes. Lady Gaga was in tears when it was announced she won the second Globe of her career Sunday night for co-writing "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born," and she has a chance to win another honor later in the show for her acting chops. Gaga picked up best original song — presented by Taylor Swift and Idris Elba — at the Beverly Hilton, sharing the win with co-writers Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt. "As a woman in music it is really hard to be taken serious as a musician and as a songwriter," Gaga said onstage, adding that her co-writers "lifted me up, they supported me." Kid Rock Stirs More Controversy With Planned Bar Sign In 2016, Gaga won best actress in a miniseries or motion picture made for television for her role in FX's "American Horror Story: Hotel." Her critically-acclaimed role in "A Star Is Born" earned her a nomination for best performance by an actress in a movie drama, pitting her … [Read more...] about She’s Golden: Lady Gaga Wins Best Original Song at Globes
The self-proclaimed “most insane athletic competition ever devised,” The Titan Games is a mash-up of American Ninja Warrior, American Gladiators, and Global GUTS with a little Biggest Loser feels thrown in. And spotlit in the center of all the action is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Wait, that’s not a spotlight, that’s the reflection off his extremely shiny, clean-shaven head.Johnson has known many lives (injury-plagued football player, WWE wrestler, and now one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood) and each of those lives is embodied by a certain hairstyle (mop top for football, flat top for wrestling and now, clean shaven for Actor). The transition between each has been so seamless, it’s hard to picture Johnson with any hair at all (we won’t bring up the wig from The Scorpion King). Most men adopt a clean-shaven look when they start to notice a certain amount of hair loss. It’s generally agreed, even here at Men’s Health, … [Read more...] about The Secrets to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s Glorious Baldness
Brian McCollum Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 27, 2018 In another timeline, the band name on the Fox Theatre marquee this week might have been something a little less catchy, maybe even lamentable. Think “Iron Mountain.” Or “Universe.” Mercifully for all involved, the group that's taking over the Fox for three sold-out homecoming shows is wielding one of the most distinctive names in 2018 rock: Greta Van Fleet. And the young Frankenmuth foursome owes it to the graciousness of an elderly hometown resident happy to lend her name to the cause. "She gave us the go-ahead," says bassist-keyboardist Sam Kiszka. "Ever since, she's been living the rock-star life too." Mrs. Gretna Van Fleet, 88, certainly didn’t set out to become part of the rock ‘n’ roll annals, her name now indelibly linked to a band that’s been touring the world, posting big sales figures and racking up four Grammy nominations. The lifelong … [Read more...] about As Greta Van Fleet rocks on, meet the real Gretna Van Fleet
Anthony Fenech Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 23, 2018 The mailbag has hit the holiday season, and there isn’t much left on the Detroit Tigers’ wish list other than netting a prospect haul for right fielder Nicholas Castellanos. At the Winter Meetings, they got their shortstop —— Jordy Mercer – and their most expensive free-agent starting pitcher — Tyson Ross — and added another bullpen piece in Rule 5 pick Reed Garrett. In the name of protection, there’s a good chance they’ll sign another position player and perhaps relief pitcher as the winter wears on. As for Castellanos, a big barrier for trade remains with Bryce Harper still on the free agent market, as well as other outfielders like Nick Markakis and Adam Jones. Once the market shakes out, a strong suitor could emerge. The Tigers are said to have placed a high price on Castellanos, according to teams who have spoken with them, but the supply-and-demand … [Read more...] about Detroit Tigers mailbag: Have we seen rebuild rock bottom yet?