The Joffrey Ballet leaps back onto the Detroit Opera House stage for two performances this month. Metro Detroiters may associate the Chicago dance troupe with sugarplums and toy soldiers because of its past Nutcracker
Last fall, a Florida news station reported that a Jacksonville resident almost fell prey to a scam when two men offered to sell him what looked like a 50-inch, flat-screen television. As the man learned, it was an elaborately packaged sheet of plywood wrapped in black tape, complete with a cardboard remote.
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enticing enough to attract a loyal clientele of discriminating diners, but no matter how expert they are, restaurant people like to take a break from their own kitchens for a taste of someone else’s cooking.
Looking regal at a recent fundraiser luncheon, Patricia Hill Burnett, one of the grande dames of metro Detroit society, recalled going back to her former neighborhood to revisit the home she sold to Aretha Franklin.