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Featured: Rock and Roll Poster Artist-Gary Grimshaw! Voted one of “Michigan’s 100 Greatest Artists and Entertainers of the Twentieth Century”by the Detroit Free Press. Gary became well known as the Grande Ballroom artist and his talent has kept him in demand and in the spotlight in a career covering the rock scenes in Michigan and the San Francisco area for over 40 years.

The book 'The Art of Rock: Posters From Presley to Punk' recognized Grimshaw as an originator of the art form.

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We are so sorry to hear of Detroit's great Drummer Terry Thunder Hughley's passing from a terrible Asthma attack...Thnnder was a wonderful man and musician extraordinaire....RIP TTH.... our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Deborah Hughley, family, friends and legions of fans....Retro Kimmer

Terry "Thunder" Hughley had been a professional drummer since receiving a Drum set on his 16th birthday. He has had the pleasure of working with some of the best names in the music business.

Names like; David Ruffin, 5 Special, Enchantment,The Dramatics, The Platters, L. J. Reynolds of
The Dramatics (Key To The World Tour), New Birth,Little Carl Carlton, Don Was, Mitch Ryder, Black Merda, Bobby Franklin's Insanity, The Drifters, The Coasters,Kim Weston, Ali Ollie Woodson of the Temptations,and even Pro Boxer Larry Holmes just to name a few.

Currently played with The Sun Messengers, playing for The Detroit Pistons & backing such artists as Sir Mack Rice,The Original Falcons Reunion with Eddie Floyd at the Chicago Blues Festival, Earl King, James Thunderbird" Davis, Johnnie Adams, Martha Reeves and many more.

The Sun Messengers also had the pleasure of opening up for Jay Leno for 2 nights at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

For the past 4 years Terry had been the Host drummer for“The Don Was Super Sessions” at the Concert of Colors.

Terry is also was an aspiring Blues singer performing overseas at The Prestigious Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland, The Utrecht Blues Festival in The Netherlands &The Lionel Hampton Club in Paris, France.

Terry’s voice also can be heard on TV & Radio commercials for Toyota Trucks, James Martin Chevrolet-Buick, Mr. Allen's Shoes, & Betty Crocker Cakes.

How do you say goodbye to one your best friends?...You don't. You say 'I'll see you later buddy'. That is what I'm saying to my beloved Terry Thunder Hughley. I'm gonna miss our talks, your shoulder to cry on, the wonderful hugs we shared and of course your simply amazing talent on the drums. You are gone in the flesh my friend but alive in many hearts every day including mine so....I'll see you later buddy. I love you so much. Debra, I hold you close in my heart. Tosha Owens

So devastating to hear of the passing of Terry Thunder Hughley! No better man has ever played drums or sang from the heart in the City of Detroit, the place he loved most. Terry's passing coming right on the heels of Garfield and has to teach us to love these great musicians! I found this video of 'Having A Christmas Party' which features both Terry Thunder and Garfield, along with Thornetta, RJ, Johnny Evans, Paul Carey, and more. RIP Terry Thunder you will always be loved...Tino Gross



 Royal Oak Farmer’s Market

THE HOWLING DIABLOS 7:30 p.m. Friday
THE INFATUATIONS 9:00 p.m. Friday

THE BEGGARS 5:15 p.m. Saturday
THE MUGGS 7:00 p.m. Saturday
GOOBER & THE PEAS 9:00 p.m. Saturday

PATO MARGETIC 4:30 p.m. Sunday
THORNETTA DAVIS 6:30 p.m. Sunday

The Royal Oak Rib, Beer & Music Fest is Friday-Sunday, July 3-5th at the Royal Oak Farmer’s Market. As the name implies, there will be an unparalleled selection of ribs and barbeque complimented by craft beers and full bar service.

Admission to this family friendly event is free with multiple stages of music, dozens of restaurants, a rib cook off, kid’s zone, and more! Barbeque by Chicken Shack, Old Carolina BBQ, Stonewood Smokehouse, Smoke Ring BBQ, Taste N Tell BBQ, Rub Pub BBQ, Big Mo’s BBQ, Dobo’s Bayou Billy BBQ, Detroit BBQ, Walter's Kitchen BBQ and Jackson's Five Star Catering.

Royal Oak Farmers' Market
316 E. 11 Mile Rd. Downtown Royal Oak
phone (248) 246-3079



Sad news to hear that amazingly gifted guitarist Gary Quackenbush passed away this past weekend . Gary was the original and most fabulous guitarist of the band Scot Richard Case aka SRC.

SRC's first hit record...

Scott Richard Case aka SRC was formed by Scott Richardson, the Chosen Few lead singer, with Gary's band, The Fugitives, which featured his brother Glenn Quackenbush & E.G. Clawson, and Robin Dale, Bass & Vocals, the only British member of the group. Jeep Holland, manager of The Rationals, became their manager.

We had the lovely opportunity to watch Quack in action and up close when we filmed him in 2010 in a small rehearsal studio in Ann Arbor. With Chris Taylor, Al King and Mark Sisto. This was a spontaneous session with no rehearsal..but what a joy for me to watch...

Gary's unique style influenced legions of young guitarists and his signature style lives on...
Our condolences go out to his family and many friends....RIP Quack

Gary Quackenbush is survived by brother, Glenn, of New Hudson; sister, Martha Leabu, of Brighton; and 10 nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be private. The family asks that donations be sent to the Hospice of Lenawee, 1903 Wolf Creek Highway, Adrian, Michigan.



Cinetopia’s “Cinema Circus” events bring free outdoor film screenings to Detroit area neighborhoods

Free performances and family friendly films

Detroit, MI – The fourth Cinetopia International Film Festival officially starts on Friday, but the first in the festival’s free outdoor Cinema Circus events takes place tonight at New Center Park, kicking off their Wednesday Night Film Series.

Starting at 8 PM with a performance by Detroit Flyhouse circus performers, the evening continues with a screening of the comedy “Detroit Unleaded,” with the film’s director Rola Nashef in attendance to discuss the film and answer questions from the audience.

Bring your own chairs and blankets to enjoy a free night of entertainment under the stars. New Center Park is located at the southwest corner of Second Ave. and West Grand Blvd, across from the Fisher Building.

The next in the Cinema Circus series are:

Tuesday, June 9: the beautiful documentary “Koyaanisqatsi” at Hyperion Coffee Company in Ypsilanti;

Wednesday, June 10: a Michael Jackson Sing-along at Campus Martius Park, 800 Woodward Ave., Detroit;

Friday, June 12: biopic “Selena” at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at 2826 Bagley Ave., Detroit;

Saturday, July 18: the classic “Wizard of Oz” at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at 2826 Bagley Ave., Detroit;

Saturday, August 15 : the family comedy “Sandlot” at Balduck Park, on Detroit’s East Side at Canyon Rd. between Chandler Park Drive and E. Warren Ave. (in partnership with the Friends of the Alger Theatre’s annual “Film on the Hill” event)

Saturday, August 22: Dr. Suess’s animated story “Horton Hears a Who” at the Ford Resource and Engagement Center at 2826 Bagley Ave., Detroit;

All events begin at 8 PM with live performances prior to the film. For a full listing of Cinema Circus events, visit cinetopiafestival.org.


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