Grapevine: Kid Rock named a possible senate candidate

Free screening of ‘Hidden Figures’ in Southfield, Anna Sui partners with Detroit is the New Black and more celeb news

Stephanie Steinberg
The Detroit News

Kid Rock named a possible senate candidate

Kid Rock can rally people around his music, and now some politicians believe he can rally people around politics. The 48-year-old rocker’s name came up as a potential Republican candidate to run for Michigan Democrat DebbieStabenow’s seat, reports. There’s been no official announcement, but the idea was floated at the Michigan Republican Party convention in Lansing last weekend. Rock, a Romeo native, supported Bloomfield Hills native Mitt Romney in 2012 and Detroit native Ben Carson this past election. He then backed Donald Trump when he became the GOP nominee. In December, Kid Rock released pro-Trump merchandise, including a T-shirt that says “God Guns & Trump.” Michigan GOP spokeswoman Sarah Anderson told Fox News she hasn’t talked to Rock about running, but likes the idea. “I think he would be awesome,” she said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a movement for him to run, but to my knowledge he has not been asked.” Rock is scheduled to perform the first concerts at Little Caesars Arena in September. No word yet if he’s scheduled to run a political campaign.

Star Southfield offers free ‘Hidden Figures’ screening

AMC Star Southfield 20 will host a free screening of the Academy Award best picture nominee “Hidden Figures”, starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. The screening starts 10 a.m Saturday at 25333 West 12 Mile. AMC Theatres and 21st Century Fox partnered to show the film in theaters across the country in honor of Black History Month. The story follows three African-American women mathematicians during the Space Race in the 1960s. Spencer, 46, is nominated for best supporting actress for her role as Dorothy Vaughan. Tickets are first-come, first-served and must be reserved at

Fashion designer Anna Sui partners with Detroit is the New Black

Detroit is the New Black is now carrying Detroit native designer Anna Sui’s Resort 2017 Collection, and a new collection will be featured every other month. This is the first distribution of Sui’s products in her hometown. (However, she did design employee uniforms for Jack White’s Third Man Records.) In 2009, Sui, 52, earned the prestigious Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, which Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani and Ralph Lauren have also received. Visit Detroit is the New Black at 1426 Woodward.

Hear the truth from Metro Detroiters

Over the summer, the Truth Booth project toured 11 locations in Metro Detroit and Flint, giving more than 1,000 people the opportunity to record a statement starting with, “The Truth Is …” Using the responses, the artistic group Cause Collective produced a 48-minute film titled “The Truth Is I Hear You.” The film will be screened at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn, Thursday through March 1. It’s also showing at the Cranbrook Art Museum, and the museum will host a one-time screening at Play House in Detroit (12657 Moran) at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22.

Compiled by Stephanie Steinberg

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