He has a radio program on WXOU out of Oakland University
Wild At Heart
The Frozen Four experience in Detroit is over and Boston College leaves Detroit with their 4th NCAA title (including 1949, 2001 and 2008) in front of a stunned Wisconsin team in front of a world indoor attendance record crowd of 37,592 fans though it seemed like they were all RIT fans. With both teams playing tough but without a lot of scoring opportunities, the main noise came from a group of 50 RIT fans that stood for the entire game (except for a minute when a Wisconsin player got injured) with chants of "Four Blind Refs" and chanting "Jersey Shore" at some Wisconsin fans without shirts. My favorite was when they were yelling at the Wisconsin fans to get more excited, esp after senior center Ben Smith’s goal at the 12:57 mark gave Boston College an early lead in the first period. The best part was that they were still louder than the three sections of Wisconsin fans they were taunting. One would think that RIT was playing on the ice by listening to their fans. Making the Frozen Four in only their third year of elligibility, it seems they are ready to make another run next year. With their 18-14 advantage on shots, Boston College was still up 1-0 going into the third period keping it anyone's game. However, Boston Colege scored two quick goals within the first 4 minutes of the third and when they scored again at the 7:20 mark, the Wisconsin fans started filtering out. Boston College scored one more time on an empty net and ended up winning 5-0 with third-year netminder John Muse blanking Wisconsin’s offense and stopping all 20 shots he faced. What seemed like two very even teams ended up with Boston College taking it to Wisconsin. Overall the game was exciting for me though I heard a lot of complaints from the other media members about the quality of the ice and sightlines for those near the ice. Maybe it's not the perfect venue and a lot of people are hoping they will stick to ice arenas in the future but I had a great time overall between the fans and the events like the hospitality area with it's air hockey and other things. Thanks for coming to Detroit and RIT fans rock!
Couples looking for something to see together might get a kick out of "Date Night", the newest comedy starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell who show great screen chemistry as the Fosters, a couple who are stuck in the rut of marriage and doing the same thing every week for their weekly date night. It an attempt to change routine, they go to a fancy downtown restaurant where they don't have reservations. When things look bleak, they steal another couples reservation which leads to a case of mistaken identities when some goons working for mobster boss Joe Miletto think they are someone else who has stolen a flash drive from them. The Fosters then go on the run trying to stay out of the mobster's grasp and avoiding some dirty cops to track down this flash drive that can clear everything up and allow them to go back home to their mundane lives. What makes this movie work is the chemistry between Steve and Tina as they feel and sound like a true couple. Their journey through the underworld of NY is full of fun and full of some touching moments thrown in along with Mark Wahlberg as a security expert that Tina knows and makes Steve jealous. Overall, the film hit everything it should to be worth seeing in the theatre. At the end, Steve and Tina sit in a diner and he tells her that he would marry her again. Likewise, this is a film that I wouldn't mind seeing again. My grade is a B+.
The Ringwald Theatre has a new production to engage local theatre fans. Writen in 1984, "Hurlyburly" focuses on the intersecting lives of four low- to mid-level Hollywood players in the 1980s. The guys are fueled by massive amounts of drugs and alcohol as they attempt to find some meaning in their lives by engaging in endless discussions about sex, love and relationships. We don't find out a lot about what they are actually working on for the movies, but it seems that their dysfunctional personal lives are more interesting than anything they could possibly be working on for the studios. The cast is exciting and does a good job considering the amount of dialogue involved and Stephen Blackwell as Eddie really brings the concept of spiritual agony involved in his search for understanding the things that happen in his universe to the stage in all his decadent splendor. This is definately not an easy production to put on and it really challenges the audience but I feel the journey is worth it. There are times when the play lags but there are some wonderful moments also. Like similar talkative works like "Diner", it has lots of ups and downs but if you pay attention you will find a lot of gems. My grade is a B-. Go online at www.WhoWantsCakeTheatre.com for more information.
Enjoy the week and here are afew shows you might want to consider.
Wednesday (4/13) Lupe Fiasco w/BoB @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Thursday (4/14) Brian Vander Ark @ the Ark, The Wedding Present w/Girl In A Coma @ Pike Room, Dr Dog @ Blind Pig, A Day To Remember w/Silverstein @ Royal Oak Music Theatre, Secret Twins open for Best Coast @ Magic Stick, Nashville Pussy @ Machine Shop
Friday (4/15) The Charlie Daniels Band @ Caesars Windsor, Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons @ Fox Theatre, Hot Club Of Cowtown @ the Ark, Rare Earth @ Alvin's, The Temptations Review Feat Dennis Edwards @ MotorCity Casino & Hotel
Saturday (4/16) The Fiery Furnaces w/Prussia @ Majestic Cafe, Hoots & Hellmouth @ the Ark, Xiu Xiu @ Museum of Contemporary Art, John Sinclair & The Pinkeye Orchestra @ Majestic Cafe, Deadstring Brothers w/Whitey Morgan and the Sights @ Magic Bag, Atavan @ Eagle Theatre, 19th Annual Detroit Music Awards w/Sun Messengers - the Hell Drivers and Critical Bill @ Fillmore
Sunday (4/17) LA Guns @ Emerald Theatre, The Church @ The Magic Bag
The Detroit Music Foundation and the Recording Academy are doing something to help local musicians and their children. They are bringing a FREE Dental Clinic to limited-income, Detroit-area musicians and their children under 18 (if the child is insured by Medicaid). Services will include a dental exam, bitewing xrays and a cleaning, and will be provided by the Smiles Programs/ Mo bile Dentists of Michigan. Appointments must be scheduled in advance via a simple application process. It will take place on Friday, June 11th at 9:30AM-3:30PM at the Detroit Federation of Musicians, Local 5 AFM Offices so call MusiCares at 877-303-6962 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. An extra day will be added if demand determines it is needed.
Have a good week and catch you later. Don't forget to get your taxes in if you haven't done so already.