July 26, 2014 at 1:00 am

Metro Detroit has a plethora of talent

Outta’ My Mind on a Saturday Moanin’

When I asked Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan if he was enjoying the 313th birthday celebration, he said, “Yes! But I’ll enjoy our 314th more … when we are out of bankruptcy!”

Good point, Mr. Mayor.

Good point.

How great to see hard work and great talent rising to the top. Two years ago while emceeing the annual EY/Entrepreneur of the Year Awards Celebration, a young woman from Rochester Adams High School sang during dinner.

As is often the case at events like this, it was kind of noisy and I felt it was a shame people couldn’t really hear her beautiful singing and appreciate her clever songwriting. Luckily, her father John had a CD to give to me that night which I played on my show the next morning. People loved it.

Jump ahead to now, and that young lady is in the running nationwide on America’s Got Talent.

Olivia Millerschin, along with Matt Heim (also from Rochester) and Sam Affer (from St. Clair Shores) will be performing/competing at Radio City Music Hall in the days ahead and will need our votes.

I’ve asked Olivia’s very supportive and very proud parents, Erin and John Millerschin of The Millerschin Group (“Communications that drives business”), to keep me on top of what’s going on and when, and I will pass the info on here and on my morning radio show.

Newest member of the Automotive Hall of Fame, Crain Communications Inc. Chairman Keith Crain hopes you will join him Sunday at the 2014 Concours d’Elegance of America at The Inn at St. John’s at 44045 Five Mile in Plymouth. Always a great show for all.

Stan Diroff invites you to The 67th Annual Monroe County Fair, which kicks off Sunday with a great parade. The fair fun for everyone runs through Aug. 2 at 3775 S. Custer Road in Monroe.

See you there!

Paul W. Smith is host of The Paul W. Smith Show on WJR-AM (760) from 5:30-9 a.m. Monday-Friday.