Steven Lubbers The Detroit News Published 7:53 PM EDT Jul 3, 2019 Venetian-style canals in Detroit? They're a thing — and state tourism officials are trying to spread the word. While many Michiganians will head to popular destinations like Mackinac Island and Traverse City this summer, Travel Michigan is encouraging tourists to check out some of the state's more obscure vacation spots. As part of its "Meanwhile in Michigan" campaign, Travel Michigan has released a list of "10 Amazing Hidden Gems in Michigan Worth the Trek," featuring lesser-known locations such as Old Town Lansing and the Gilmore Car Museum near Battle Creek. Included in the list is Detroit's "Little Venice," the Detroit River canals that cut through the city's eastern neighborhoods. The quiet area is primarily residential, but the waterfront is dotted with a handful of notable landmarks, including the Charles T. Fisher Mansion. Tourists can enjoy the … [Read more...] about 10 ‘hidden’ Michigan travel destinations
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PUBLISHED: 20:00 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke Freddie Mercury, lead singer with the rock group Queen pictured at Live Aid. Photo: PA Wire This month it’s 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash aged just 22. Our arts editor takes a look back at other stars we lost before their time, from Amy Winehouse and Kurt Cobain to Whitney Houston. Buddy Holly (aircrash)February 3, 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that rock ‘n’ roll superstar Buddy Holly died in an air-crash alongside fellow singers Ritchie Valens, and J. P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson.Bespectacled Buddy Holly had swiftly developed a love for rock ‘n’ roll after opening for Elvis Presley on tour dates in Texas during 1955. His style swiftly changed from country to rock and he became a prolific songwriter, penning such all-time classics as That’ll Be The Day, Peggy-Sue, … [Read more...] about How old were these stars when they died?
Video PUBLISHED: 19:14 15 February 2019 Andrew Clarke David Bowie - one of the many great musicians we lost too soon Photo: Martin Rickett/PA Wire Archant This month marks 60 years since Buddy Holly died in a plane crash. He is one of many brilliant musicians who have gone too soon. Elvis, Michael Jackson, Prince, Amy Winehouse and Billie Holiday all died too young, along with George Michael, Kurt Cobain and David Bowie. You can only wonder at what music they still had to make.John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix were both making new albums at the time of their deaths and nearly all of them were haunted by demons and by the pressures of fame which pushed them towards addiction. It frightening to see so many lives cut tragically short. Here are 15 great music stars who died before their time. Buddy Holly (aircrash) – February 3 1959 was the day the music died – according to singer-songwriter Don MacLean – this was the day that … [Read more...] about How old were stars like David Bowie when they died?