Yo-Yo Ma gives one-night-only Detroit recital, Detroit Red Wings seek your Motown memorabilia and more celebrity news
Tiana Carruthers, one of two victims injured by an Uber driver who killed six people in Kalamazoo in February, will be named a “Harvey’s Hero” on Monday’s episode of “Steve Harvey.” In the segment, Kalamazoo resident Carruthers describes how she was at a playground with four kids she was babysitting when the driver approached her. “Something just didn’t seem right with him at all,” she tells Harvey. “At that time I told the four children, including my daughter, you guys run and don’t come back no matter what. There were other children in the park that were unattended, too. I was just screaming to them to run.” When Carruthers started running, she got shot in her shoulder, thigh and buttocks, where the bullet lodged in her liver. All the children were safe, but six other people were killed in the shootings that day. For her heroism, Harvey is presenting Carruthers with $10,000 on the show airing at 4 p.m. on CBS in Detroit.
Yo-Yo Ma to give performance at Orchestra Hall
If you’re a Yo-Yo Ma fan, you’ll want to catch his one-night-only Detroit performance next week. Presented by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the renowned cellist will join British pianist Kathryn Stott for a recital at Orchestra Hall Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Music collaborators for over 30 years, the two will perform works from their latest release “The Arc of Life,” as well as pieces by Bach, Debussy and Schubert. Yo-Yo Ma has produced over 90 albums and won 18 Grammy awards. Stott is a visiting professor at the Royal College of Music in London. Tickets are $35 to $125 and can be purchased at dso.org or the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office. Can’t make it Wednesday? Yo-Yo Ma’s next performance will be at the Chicago Symphony Center June 12.
The Red Wings want your memorabilia
Have a signed Red Wings jersey or Motown memorabilia? If you’re willing to part with it, Olympia Entertainment is accepting donated items that are part of Detroit hockey, music and entertainment heritage to display at the new Little Caesars Arena opening in fall 2017. The items can come from venues such as Joe Louis Arena, Olympia Stadium and Fox Theatre. “Historical items will be used to create extraordinary features and displays, allowing us to look back and celebrate the history of the Red Wings, as well as the tradition of great music and entertainment that helped shape the culture of Detroit,” Tom Wilson, president and CEO of Olympia Entertainment, said in a press release. Items of interest include hockey equipment, musical instruments, photos, posters, tickets, playbills and video or audio recordings. “The fans will play a huge role in the storytelling by sharing great moments, milestones, people, places and things that have defined Red Wings history, or the history of music and entertainment in the city,” said Marcel Parent, Olympia Entertainment director of curation.
See the biggest summer concerts for $20
For just $20, you could see Gwen Stefani, Demi Lovato, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts and a slew of other music stars coming to Michigan this summer — if you buy tickets before May 20. Palace Sports & Entertainment and Live Nation are offering discounted tickets to the Palace, DTE Energy Music Theatre, Meadow Brook Amphitheatre and Freedom Hill Amphitheatre for just 20 bucks, while supplies last, of course. Head to Livenation.com, Palacenet.com and Ticketmaster to snag tickets before price go up.
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