Sunday, November 25, 2012
The Detroit Historical Museum introduces a new exhibit with Royal Oak ties.
Visitors to the Detroit Historical Museum can explore the rich legacy of Metro Detroit’s music scene from Royal Oak to Motown in the new Kid Rock Music Lab exhibit. “We believe the Kid Rock Music Lab will be an inspiring new exhibit for museum-goers,” said Society CEO Bob Bury, in a press release. “The intention behind the new Kid Rock Music Lab is to help usher in the next generation of Detroit’s great musical artists.” The rocking participatory space includes Royal Oak native Glenn Frey. Frey, who was the lead singer of the 70s rock band The Eagles, graduated in 1966 from Dondero High School where he was on the high school wrestling team and voted "Most Likely to Inhale," according to www.glennfreyonline.com. Bob Seger, who routinely …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Bill Schuette, talking to local media at Leo’s Coney Island on Main Street, said choices in November's election should be clear: “Do you want more paychecks or more food stamps?”
Anyone who is familiar with Bill Schuette knows Michigan’s Attorney General has worn a lot of hats–congressman, state senator and judge. Thanks to his role as Mitt Romney's Michigan campaign co-chairman, there is one more title you can add to his resume: Kid Rock's presenter. The father of a college sophomore and high school senior jokes that introducing the Detroit rocker at Romney rallies, including one at the Royal Oak Music Theatre in February, might just be the job that earns him the most respect from his kids. “I get to introduce Mitt Romney, Ann Romney and yes, Kid Rock. And that is pretty cool,” Schuette said. On Tuesday morning, the Midland native spent time at Leo’s Coney Island on Main Street, talking to local media about his …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Republican candidates, and one rock star, turned out in full force at Oakland University Monday night.
It was a message stated over and over by every politician, kid and rock star that took the stage Monday night at Paul Ryan's campaign rally at Oakland University. "This is the election of our lifetime." Read Ryan Addresses Thousands at OU Rally: 'Let's Go Out and Get This Done' A who's who of Michigan Republicans spoke for an hour before the guest of honor, Paul Ryan, came on stage. Here are the highlights: The Romney-Ryan supporter entered the Athletics Center O'rena as his "Born Free" blasted over the crowd. "You have to stand for something," the Clarkston rocker told the crowd of thousands in his speech introducing Ryan. "The No. 1 thing is for everyone to vote. So many great Americans gave the ultimate sacrifice for this right, so …
Friday, July 20, 2012
Supporters are told the wife of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will not be at opening of new campaign center today.
Supporters arriving at the opening of a Republican Victory Center for presidential candidate Mitt Romney were told his wife, Ann Romney, canceled her scheduled appearance in Royal Oak on Friday out of respect for the victims of a deadly shooting spree early this morning in Colorado. Romney was scheduled to appear at the Republican Victory Center at 30701 Woodward Avenue with Republican Party Chairman Bobby Schostak at the 1 p.m. opening. The last time the Michigan native was in Royal Oak was in February when she appeared with her husband at a rally at the Royal Oak Music Theatre. The Romneys were joined by 1,000 supporters and musician Kid Rock.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Top stories of the week include Kid Rock, downtown hotel rooms, splash pad, 11 Mile improvements and a new pizzeria.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Romney supporters are treated to a musical performance by a guy who 'epitomizes Detroit and is an icon.'
When Michigan Atty. Gen. Bill Schuette asked, “Royal Oak do you want to rock?” and “Michigan do you want to roll?” on Monday night, he was serious. Moments later, after addressing more than 1,000 supporters at the Royal Oak Music Theatre, Mitt Romney described driving to the home of “a fellow that lives in this area.” “I asked him whether he might come here tonight. I think you know him pretty well,” Romney teased the crowd. “He’s a native son of Detroit. He loves Michigan and he loves Detroit.” The Republican presidential candidate’s campaign promised to deliver Gov. Rick Snyder and a "special musical guest from Detroit" on his “Earn It” bus tour to Royal Oak. When the burgundy stage curtains where finally drawn, local music hero Kid Rock…