DETROIT (AP) — Plans are moving forward on $4.9 million in improvements at the Dossin Great Lakes Museum on Detroit's Belle Isle.
The Detroit Historical Society is holding a groundbreaking...
Remembrance marks anniversary of wreck of Edmund Fitzgerald
SILVER BAY, Minn. (AP) — An annual remembrance ceremony on Minnesota's North Shore is set to mark the 43rd anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
The freighter sank in a massive storm on eastern Lake Superior on Nov. 10, 1075. Many of the crew members had ties to northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin.
Jimmy Buffett's 'Buried Treasure' is a booty worth having (CD review)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Nobody is actually born a star. It takes time, effort and, in those time-worn words of yore, "practice, practice, practice.''
Jimmy Buffett today is one of the biggest stars on the planet. If he were to sing a line about gall bladder surgery and follow it with "Fins to the left, fins to the right,'' it'd be a million-seller.
Mariners' Church of Detroit has its history chronicled in a book titled "Created for the Ages." And to the many parishioners who long have flocked there, that phrase also aptly describes why the house of worship successfully reached its 175th anniversary.
"It's still being maintained well. Attendees are loyal," said longtime member Wilma Ingalls, whose husband and son have both led the church. "It stands as a beacon in our community for the stability it's given."
Gordon Lightfoot brings familiar voice, swagger to welcoming crowd at the Garde
Just before Gordon Lightfoot launched into his improbable American hit about a 1975 shipwreck on Lake Superior Saturday night, a woman in the audience held up her cellphone to record a video.
She peered into the screen, where Lightfoot's band and some mildly psychedelic lighting effects on the Garde Arts Center stage came into focus.
A 50-year-old, black-and-white video on YouTube. That’s what started it all.
In it, Peter, Paul & Mary, the great folk group, performed a fabulous rendition of Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain.”
In the early morning rain,
With a dollar in my hand.
Kelly Bogan watched it once. Then twice. Then again.
And an achin’ in my heart,
And my pockets filled with sand …
“I kept returning to it, thinking, ‘Man, these guys were good,’ ” said Bogan. “It just inspired me.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bruce Langhorne, an influential session guitarist who often collaborated with Bob Dylan and inspired his song "Mr. Tambourine Man," has died. He was 78.
Family friend Cynthia Riddle said Sunday that Langhorne died Friday at his home in Venice, California, of kidney failure.
Today's look back at country music >>>
1949 - The first 45-rpm disc, "Texarkana Baby" by country & western singer Eddy Arnold, was issued by RCA in the US. It was made of green vinyl, as part of an early attempt to color-code singles according to the genre of music they featured. Others included red for classical music and yellow for children's songs
1962 – Patsy Cline claims a #1 country single in Billboard with "She's Got You"
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