MONDAY BLUES FOR THE CORNER OF MICHIGAN AND TRUMBULL.

SCEN FROM THE OLD BALLPARK IN DETROIT.  Summer 2008.

SCENE FROM THE OLD BALLPARK IN DETROIT. Summer 2008.

Hey, I know that it’s an old building (what’s left of it), and I know it’s been vacant since the end of the 1999 baseball season.  I also know it was run-down well before the team moved out, and I was only there once in my life for a game, but I still feel sad because of the latest developments with Tiger Stadium.  It’s not so much the inevitable tearing down of the remaining portion of the old ball park that makes me feel kind of low, it’s the fact that those who want to save it as an historic reminder of what Detroit used to be, and serve as a center for the surrounding community, have not been able to muster up the money needed to keep it alive.  The amount is an estimated $33 million.   That’s a lot, but it could be done if people wanted it.

Don’t kid yourself…the money’s out there, but the people who have it don’t care.  Sad.  Goodbye Tiger Stadium, goodbye Detroit, goodbye history.

CLOSER TO HOME, PAAC’S AT IT AGAIN!

A HARD HABIT TO BREAK!

A HARD HABIT TO BREAK!

Thanks to Marty Achatz, the director and Denise Clark, the Mother Superior of the production “Nunsense!” being put on by the folks at the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council at the Vista Theater in Negaunee.  They told us about how this production marks a reunion of the majority of the cast that put the show on at the Vista nine years ago, and how much fun doing the show again with most of the same cast has been a very fun experience.  To listen to Marty and Denise’s interview, click “HERE“.   For more information about PAAC, the Vista Theater and getting involved, click “HERE.”  By the way, this production is loaded with fun, so go on out and get to it!  A few laughs during these COLD SUMMER DAYS!  Have some fun!

MORE CHANGES ON THE LOCAL TELEVISION FRONT!!

CALLING OUT THE MISSLES!  PREPARE THE LASER!

CALLING OUT THE MISSLES! PREPARE THE LASER!

Thanks to Danny Hood, General Manager and owner of the soon-to-be revamped WMQF-TV, also known as Channel 19 for stopping in and telling us about some of the ideas and changes that may be coming to Channel 19 over the next few months and what his company will be doing to get ready for all of the challenges of being the new owners of a TV station.  To listen to Danny’s melliflous tones and check out his interview, click “HERE“.  You can access Channel 19’s website by clicking “HERE.”

AND SO BEGINS ANOTHER WEEK!

Make it a good one!

SEE YA ALL TOMORROW!!!!

-W