A new radio program, “In the Driver’s Seat,” just launched on SiriusXM with host Doron Levin. Levin is an award-winning journalist from Motown.
Here’s how the President of SiriusXM described the program. “If you love cars or are just thinking about what to buy, you’ll want to listen to Doron Levin,” said Scott Greenstein, President and Chief Content Officer, SiriusXM. “Doron’s remarkable insight and experience as a journalist and commentator will deliver to SiriusXM listeners and car buyers revealing conversations with the car world’s top executives, as well as top drivers, designers, engineers, collectors and journalists.”
This will be a great program for car aficionados all over the world who want to know the latest trends and capture an inside look into the business.
This airs on SiriusXM Insight channel 121 and on SiriusXM On Demand.
I hope he interviews some of my favorite car aficionados — Jay Leno, Bob Lutz and the guy from Car Talk NPR Radio Show.
It’s a snow cone for charity –thanks to Mitch Albom, writer, columnist and philanthropist. He recently opened this “cool” store Detroit Water Ice Factory, where all the profits go to charity. Mitch is modeling this after Paul Newman’s concept of donating all the profits back to charity. Some of the colorful flavors include: Motown mint and the chips, Corvette cherry and Honolulu blue raspberry.
This is all part of Mitch Albom’s S.A. Y. Detroit’s Charities. I personally visited the S.A.Y. Detroit Family Health Clinic helping Detroit’s neediest a few years ago.
All good things for Detroit. Thanks Mitch!
Photo credit: Eat Detroit, via Instagram
Fash Bash is a Motown happening. It’s a mix of fall fashion trends and stylish people all for a great cause. Neiman Marcus partnered with the Detroit Institute of Arts’ Founders Council for the runway show. Mlive has all the spectacular photos here.
For all the fall trends, check out this blog for Neiman Marcus written by several contributors including Ken Downing.
Photos: Tanya Moutzalias, Mlive
Yes, that’s correct, but it’s only in a some states. And it’s usually tied to back-to-school shopping. There’s a complete list of states and what they offer on the website Passion for Savings. It’s clothing and school supplies.
Hey, Motown — Let’s get this in Detroit and Michigan!
So proud of my Motown friends who participated in NCJW’s Back 2 School Store providing 400 Detroit school children with the necessary tools for success.
Photojournalist Linda Solomon’s home is featured in the Detroit News. It’s truly a labor of love, and a unique home filled antiques that Linda and her husband, Barry, have collected over the years. Flea market finds, turquoise-laden objets d’ art, and whimsical bric-a- brac fill this treasure trove. I had the opportunity years ago to feature the home in the now defunct Style magazine, and Detroit News writer Maureen Feighan captures the spirit too.
Linda Solomon sure is talented. See my previous post when she was on the Meredith Viera Show.
Photo credit: Clarence Tabb Jr. for the Detroit News
If you love fried chicken, biscuits and comfort food, I’ve found the place for you — Yardbird Southern Table & Bar in Miami Beach.
I devoured the fried chicken, biscuits and macaroni and cheese. Everything was so yummy and flavorful. The desserts looked fantastic. I just didn’t have room to try the bacon butterscotch cake, but the couple next to us who tried it said it was delicious.
If one of my favorite cardiologists, Dr. Joel Kahn, finds about this, I know the perfect answer: The salads were just as yummy! And, that’s the truth.
Have you noticed how many national newspapers and magazines are highlighting Detroit as the place to move?
Today’s New York Times article, “Ready for a Renaissance,” by Melena Ryzik interviews artists about Detroit’s public art spaces. The story also mentions the generous grant from the John S. and James. L. Knight Foundation.
Last week the New York Times wrote about Brooklyn artisans moving to Detroit.
Photo of Detroit artist Robert Sestok at his outdoor studio space behind his home. Photography by Laura McDermott for The New York Times
Hey Motown Savvy readers, I’ve relocated to the Jupiter Florida area.
As you can see from my T-shirt, I will always be a Detroit girl, and I will continue to post about Motown. I will now be expanding my horizons and promise to keep you up-to-date about fashion, food and fun!
Since my heart will always be in Motown, my daughter-in-law sent me this fantastic welcome mat. You can customize your own with this link.
A few weeks ago ten college basketball coaches visited patients and cancer survivors at Beaumont Children’s Hospital in Royal Oak, Mich. According to all the participants and the smiles on the children’s faces, the visit was better than any medicine. The event was partnership between Beaumont Children’s Hospital and the American Cancer Society. Thanks to Coach Greg Kampe of Oakland University whose idea turned into an impactful event.
Coaches included: Steve Alford – University of California, Los Angeles, Rick Barnes – University of Tennessee, John Beilein – University of Michigan, John Calipari – University of Kentucky, Bob Huggins – West Virginia University, Tom Izzo – Michigan State University, Greg Kampe – Oakland University, Sean Miller – University of Arizona, Josh Pastner – University of Memphis and Roy Williams – University of North Carolina.
“This was a ten person team united against fighting cancer, ” said Tom Izzo, Michigan State University.
View the actual visit here.