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Detroit’s Michael Jackson/Prince Impersonator A Treasure To The Community

Calvin Nelson has been inspired by two of the biggest icons in pop/pop rock so much that he's found a niche and for years has been entertaining thousands on 8 mile in Detroit and in karaoke bars with his impersonations of Michael Jackson and Prince. I've been searching all over the internet for anything I find about this guy, because honestly, it takes a lot to get up and perform without fear in front of an audience. But to do and MJ AND Prince impersonation takes skill and guts, both of which he has.
DETROIT, MI

Exploring St. Joseph’s “Bad Bluff” Car Graveyard

Many people know of the car graveyard that rests on the bluff in St. Joseph, but many may still not be aware of exactly why there are hundreds of cars buried into the cliff overlooking Lake Michigan. The site Motorious recently looked at why people thought this was a good idea, and what they were trying to accomplish by dumping old cars over the bluff:
SAINT JOSEPH, MI

Binder Park Zoo Goes Digital With Ticketing Process

Binder Park Zoo is the latest venue to move us closer to a cashless society. The Zoo has announced you can now buy advanced tickets online at the Binder Park Zoo website. the process has been streamlined, allowing you not only the choice of how many tickets you want but also the type of tickets, and even parking passes can be bought on the zoo's website. Even easier is the system can issue e-tickets that you can have on your phone and then simply scan them when you show up at the zoo.
BATTLE CREEK, MI

On This Day 35 years ago: Jesse Owens Sets 6 Records In 45 mins in Ann Arbor

Many of us know Jesse Owens for being a star track athlete, dominating competition left and right all over the world. He would literally leave everyone in his dust on the way to setting many world record and winning many medals in his career. One of his most famous feats was when he won four gold medals at the Berlin Olympic Games in 1936. He accomplished this the summer after he graduated college and at the young age of 23 as his birth year is 1913. Although, his best track accomplishment occurred in the state of Michigan.
ANN ARBOR, MI

Tornado Tips From a Former Tornado Alley Resident

The news out of Gaylord, MI last week was tough to hear. An EF3 tornado resulting in dozens injured, and two dead, with millions of dollars in damage, leveling parts of town. It's all too familiar of a sight for this native Kansas boy. When people find out that's where I'm from, inevitably it's one of two things - A reference to the Wizard of Oz, or our tornadoes (sometimes even in the same sentence).
GAYLORD, MI

Young Man From Detroit Makes An Unlikely New Friend

Azizi Jasper who lives in Detroit but grew up in Grand Rapids is many things. Describing himself as an Author, Community Strategist, Campaign Director, Artist, and also a Social Worker, he was caught off guard recently when doing something most people would ignore, and it turned into him making the most unlikely of friends. After leaving his office for a lunchtime chiropractic appointment he saw a little old lady getting rained on, seemingly bewildered in the parking lot. It turned out she had forgot where she parked.
DETROIT, MI

Fact or Fiction: The Urban Legend of Leonard, MI’s Dunn’s Tomb

The Urban Legend of Dunn's Tomb in Leonard, MI was possibly one of the biggest and most well known haunted myths of the Rochester area as far back as I can remember. It could be compared to the urban myth that Elvis was seen in a Kalamazoo Burger King in the 80's or even the well known dark history of the Black Path. Either way you look at it, this seemingly harmless burial site has been the center of a lot of rumor which most likely never happened. But that's what makes it an urban legend. Could it be a total fabrication, or is there some validity to this story?
LEONARD, MI

Traverse City Aims to Reclaim Guinness World Record for Largest Cherry Pie

We Michiganders know that Traverse City is the Cherry Capital of the World. As the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to the northern Michigan town every July for the annual National Cherry Festival to celebrate the season's harvest. I don't tell many people this but my first ever concert was Leann Rimes at the National Cherry Festival in 1998-- good times!
TRAVERSE CITY, MI

Car Thieves Arrive On Bicycles In Homer Township

It appears that a middle-aged couple were weary of peddling when they decided to “borrow” a car that was posted for sale along their route. Michigan State troopers are investigating the theft of a stolen vehicle in Homer Township, Wednesday, May 18th. The vehicle was listed for sale at the corner of M-99 and R Drive South. Two suspects, a male, and a female arrived at the location on bicycles, between 5 PM to 7 PM, and asked to take the vehicle for a test drive. They drove off and failed to return. The 2003 Buick Park Avenue was later recovered, after a crash in Hillsdale County. Witnesses observed several people leaving the scene, but Hillsdale County Sheriff Deputies were unable to locate any of the suspects.

Harborfest South Haven Releases Daily Schedule

Kicking off Father's Day Weekend, South Haven will liven' up with the return of Harborfest. And this week, the event's coordinators released the daily schedule. Harborfest was put on pause for a couple years due to the pandemic, but will come roaring back June 17-18, and Saturday is when the return of the dragonboat races are set to kick off.
SOUTH HAVEN, MI