In Case You Missed It: Top Stories from the Week (March 8-12)

The state expands COVID vaccines to those 16 and older next month, a small-town Michigander makes it on Nick Jonas’ team on “The Voice,” a countersuit against Detroit Will Breathe is dismissed, and a local chef with more than 1 million TikTok followers launches a new cooking series
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More Michiganders will be able to get the COVID-19 vaccine starting April 5. // Photograph courtesy of IStock 

All Michiganders 16 and older will soon be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says this expansion will start April 5. The governor encourages all eligible residents to get one of the three vaccines.

A Michigan baker is on Food Network’s Easter Basket Challenge.

Jeremy Davis of Charlotte is competing with six other bakers for the $25,000 grand prize on the show.

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Lizzo performs at the 2019 Mo Pop Festival. This year’s festival has been canceled due to the pandemic. // Photograph courtesy of Mo Pop Festival 

Mo Pop Festival is canceled, again.

Detroit’s two-day indie festival has been called off again due to the pandemic and is rescheduled for July 30 and 31, 2022.

The Pistons have launched a ghost kitchen.

The franchise has teamed up with Reef Technology to debut Pistons Dish, which will sell Pistons-inspired dishes and merch through third-party delivery apps.

@chefjonkungI figured it was about time to let y’all know that @funimation and I have been working on stuff and it’s coming real soon.

A Detroit chef has become a viral TikTok sensation.

Jon Kung offers cooking lessons daily to his nearly 1 million followers and is launching a cooking series with anime streaming service Funimation today.

A federal judge dismisses a countersuit against Detroit Will Breathe.

The city of Detroit’s controversial countersuit was dismissed after failing to show that demonstrators conspired to commit acts of violence and vandalism.

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Ford Field will serve as a mass vaccination clinic starting March 24. // Photograph by Brian Sevald –, courtesy of IStock 

Detroit’s Ford Field will transform into a COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

The Biden administration announced Friday that the arena will host a federally run site opening March 24. The site will vaccinate 6,000 people a day.

Alice Cooper’s Detroit Stories debuts at No. 1.

Released late last month, the latest album from the local rock legend tops Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart.

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Michigan native Bradley Sinclair, pictured above during the blind auditions on The Voice, has landed a spot on Team Jonas. // Photograph by Tyler Golden/NBC

A small-town Michigan native lands on Nick Jonas’ team on The Voice.

Bradley Sinclair of Rockford quit his job at Apple to pursue singing. His vocal range won Jonas over on the NBC singing competition.

State lawmakers believe proposed LGBTQ protections have a real chance.

Democrats are working to amend the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to prohibit discrimination based on a person’s sex, including gender identity or sexual orientation.

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