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Hamtramck restaurateur featured on CNBC on Tuesday

Nikita Sanches and Jessica Imbronone will appear on an episode of CNBC's "Restaurant Startup" Tuesday night. Owner of Rock City Pies and Campau Tower in Hamtramck, Sanches wants to launch his pie business (he makes sweet and savory pies) into a full-scale operation. The pair will ask the show's hosts, restaurant moguls Joe Bastianich and Tim Love for a $350,000 investment in exchange for 30 percent equity in the company. "We need a location to really mass produce these pies," said Imbronone on a preview for Tuesday's show. The Detroiters are up against Sixpence Pie Company from New Haven, Connecticut. Find out who will entice Love and Bastianich to invest in them at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

Madonna's 'Rebel Heart' tour hits Joe on Oct. 1

Madonna's "Rebel Heart" will beat in Detroit. The homegrown superstar will play Joe Louis Arena on Oct. 1 as part of her 35-city "Rebel Heart" tour, promoters announced early Monday. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. March 23; online sales include a digital download of an expanded version of Madonna's new album, "Rebel Heart." Members of Madonna's fan club, Icon, will receive access to a pre-sale, as will Citi card holders. Ticket prices are TBA. The "Rebel Heart" tour is Madonna's third consecutive tour to visit Detroit. Her MDNA Tour played Joe Louis in Nov. 2012, while her Sticky & Sweet Tour visited Ford Field in November 2008. Madonna skipped her hometown during 2006's Confessions outing and 2004's Re-Invention Tour. Madonna's latest album, "Rebel Heart," hits stores Friday. During a performance of the album's first single, "Living for Love," at last week's Brit Awards, Madonna suffered a scary on-stage fall, but she got up and finished her performance.

'90s R&B singer Charmayne Maxwell dies

Part of the R&B group Brownstone, singer Charmayne Maxwell died Friday night in Los Angeles. Her husband, Danish music producer Carsten 'Soulshock' Schack, found Maxwell at home bleeding from a cut on her neck. TMZ reports that LAPD said she was cut with a broken wine glass and that they do not suspect foul play. She died on the way to the hospital.

Also ...

Taylor Swift gushed to her Instagram followers that she has been named godmother to the unborn child of her buddy, actress Jaime King. This is the second child for King (who briefly dated Kid Rock once upon a time) and her husband, James Knight.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

mbaetens@detroitnews.com

Adam Graham contributed

Tuesday's birthdays

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 53

Julie Bowen, 45

Jessica Biel, 33

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