Frank Witsil Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EDT Sep 14, 2018 For a few hours Thursday, the opulence of a forgotten Detroit and the promise of its revival, was on display. The doors to the Charles T. Fisher Mansion in Boston Edison, a 36-block neighborhood of stately homes, were open to the media and select guests as a preview of the Junior League of Detroit's gala on Friday and 22nd Designers' Show House. The historic,16,000-square-foot house was originally owned by Charles and Sarah Fisher, who, in 1922, moved into it. In the past year, the house's new owner, actor Hill Harper, has been renovating — and restoring it to its former glory — with the intention of making it a place to raise his young son. "This is going to be my primary residence," said Harper, who added that he came to love Detroit while filming roles here and has since made several close friends. "There's an energy in the city, a creative energy." An Iowa native, … [Read more...] about Fisher mansion tour is a glimpse of Detroit’s past, future
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Detroit Free Press staff Published 11:08 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 A weeklong celebration of the life of the Queen of Soul ends today as Detroit and the world say a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin. Freep.com is live along the route to the cemetery. Refresh your browser if you can't see the video. Earlier in the day: As Whoopi Goldberg made her departure, she said Aretha was “the most extraordinary woman I ever knew.” Asked to describe the service, Goldberg said it was long and “stunning.” Earlier in the day: Classical recording artist Audrey DuBois Harris, who performed “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” during the service, says Franklin was her mentor and champion. “To give final respect to her, it meant everything,” she said. “I will definitely carry on her legacy and her work on social justice, to unite us not divide us.” Earlier in the day: The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, who’s … [Read more...] about Live stream: Aretha Franklin’s funeral processional
Detroit Free Press staff Published 10:35 p.m. UTC Aug 31, 2018 A weeklong celebration of the life of the Queen of Soul ends today as Detroit and the world say a final goodbye to Aretha Franklin. Freep.com will carry a live stream here from before the service through the procession. 6:22 p.m.: Stevie Wonder started his performance by playing the harmonica. "Were it not for God's goodness, greatness, we would not have known the Queen of Soul," he told the crowd. He described how Franklin sang his own song, "Until You Come Back to Me," saying she sang it better than he ever did. He then sang, "I'll Be Loving You Always." Joining him on stage are several singers including is Angie Stone, Jennifer Lewis and Martha Reeves. Stevie Wonder and Franklin had planned to collaborate on a record that included a duet, Wonder told CBS “This Morning” after Franklin's death. Wonder saw Franklin before she passed … [Read more...] about Live stream: Stevie Wonder performs to honor Aretha Franklin
Listings for April 7 and 8. (All times Eastern.) Premieres Paterno (HBO at 8) Al Pacino stars as the late college football coach in this movie about the Jerry Sandusky sex-abuse scandal. Trading Spaces (TLC at 8) The home-improvement show and cast return after a 10-year absence. Returning Nate & Jeremiah by Design (TLC at 10:10) Season 2.Sunday Listings Fox News Sunday (Fox at 9 a.m.) Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-N.Y.). Sunday Morning Futures (Fox News at 10) Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), “The Coming Collapse of China” author Gordon Chang, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Tex.). This Is America & the World (WETA at 10 and WHUT at 7:30 p.m.) Exploring American business in Japan. Face the Nation (CBS at 10:30) Sen. John Neely Kennedy (R-La.) and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.). Premieres Howards End (Starz at 8) A British romantic drama based on a … [Read more...] about TV highlights: Chadwick Boseman hosts ‘Saturday Night Live’
Subaru of America is fresh off its best U.S. sales year.Its lineup is anchored by three all-wheel-drive crossovers that remain in strong demand, and the brand has achieved 74 consecutive months of year-over-year sales increases.This year, with a flowing pipeline of fresh products headed to retailers, including its largest model ever, the three-row Ascent, Subaru anticipates it will chalk up still another record sales year in the United States.That hasn't always been the narrative for Subaru, a car brand created by the Japanese industrial conglomerate formerly known as Fuji Heavy Industries.This month, as the automaker marks its 50th anniversary of selling vehicles in the U.S., Subaru of America officials and people who shaped today's business over the last few decades remark that success has been a long, and occasionally bumpy, road.Since its start here in 1968 as an importer of a quirky microcar called the 360, Subaru has fought — and usually won — a slew of uphill battles … [Read more...] about Underdog Subaru celebrates 50 years in the U.S.