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Police Remind Cruisers: Stay In Right 2 Lanes Of Woodward

Police will be out in force during Saturday's Dream Cruise. Royal Oak Police Lt. Keith Spencer says if you're driving along Woodward, keep some basic rules in mind. "We'd like to see the cruisers in the two right-hand lanes, or the two curb lanes. That way the people that want to get through, they... Read More

24th Annual Woodward Dream Cruise Off To A Roaring Start

Today is the day car lovers have been waiting all year for: The Woodward Dream Cruise. Thousands of car lovers from metro Detroit and beyond are descending on a 16-mile stretch of Woodward Avenue Saturday for the largest one-day celebration of classic car culture in the world. The Dream Cruise,... Read More

Dream Cruise Weather Forecast By The Hour

DETROIT (WWJ) – If you’re headed to the Woodward Dream Cruise today, don’t forget to bring sunglasses — you’re going to need them! Saturday’s forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high around 85 degrees, perfect for riding down Woodward in a classic cruiser or just taking in the sights with... Read More
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More Tributes Underway For Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin passed away on August 16th, but her memory and her music will live on forever. Reports are that a celebration of the singer’s life will take place over multiple days in Detroit, and that her body will likely lie in repose at the Charles H. Wright Museum for African American History... Read More

Stevie Wonder Reveals Final Words to Aretha Franklin

In an emotional interview with CBS This Morning, Stevie Wonder shared some of the details of a recent visit he had with Aretha Franklin shortly before her passing. "She wasn't able to speak back, but her family felt that she could hear me, and so I just said all the things that I've always said and... Read More

Guide To The 2018 Woodward Dream Cruise

The Woodward Dream Cruise is a cultural phenomenon in greater Detroit, the largest one-day celebration of classic car culture in the world. The Dream Cruise is a rallying point for muscle cars, hot rods and the people who love them — unlike Concours d’Elegance, which focuses on high-end luxury... Read More

University honors students who found love in elevator in '72

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's Temple University is honoring a 45-year relationship sparked in a campus elevator. Sharyn Rubin and Eric Schlesinger briefly met on move-in day on Sept. 6, 1972, while she was moving in and he was operating a dorm building elevator. The Philadelphia Inquirer... Read More

The thrill and the truth of Aretha Franklin

By HILLEL ITALIE, AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The clarity and the command. The daring and the discipline. The thrill of her voice and the truth of her emotions. Like the best actors and poets, nothing came between how Aretha Franklin felt and what she could express, between what she... Read More

'Respect' indeed: Aretha flipped man's song into epic anthem

By MESFIN FEKADU, AP Music Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It's easy to forget that "Respect" wasn't originally Aretha Franklin's song. But the Queen of Soul sang it like it was made for her, and for only her. She transformed Otis Redding's song into a classic worldwide anthem — especially for the feminist... Read More

Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city

By COREY WILLIAMS and JEFF KAROUB, Associated Press DETROIT (AP) — To the rest of the world, she was the "Queen of Soul" — a woman whose strong and soulful voice could effortlessly jump multiple octaves whether belting out tear-jerking ballads or jump-and-shout gospel. To residents in her hometown... Read More