Grapevine: Beyoncé, Jay Z celebrate twins at shower
Beyoncé, Jay Z celebrate twins at baby shower
Beyoncé and Jay Z celebrated the impending birth of their twins with a star-studded baby shower. The Associated Press reports a picture posted on the singer’s Instagram account Sunday shows Beyoncé in a bikini top and highlighting her pregnancy with an intricate design painted on her belly. A note on the photos show “The Carter Push Party” took place on Saturday. Jay Z’s real name is Shawn Carter. Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Lawson, shared photos and videos from the party on Instagram. Some of the guests at the gathering included Serena Williams, who’s also pregnant, and La La Anthony. Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams from Beyonce’s days with Destiny’s Child were also in attendance.
Olga’s founder celebrates 91st birthday
Metro Detroit wouldn’t have Olga bread, snackers or orange cream coolers without Olga Loizon, the founder of Olga’s Kitchen. The restaurateur will be honored for her 91st birthday 2-4 p.m. Tuesday at the Olga’s Kitchen, 30332 N. Woodward, in Royal Oak. The party is open to the public. To mark the occasion, all 26 Olga’s restaurants will offer two free classic side items with any purchase on Tuesday. Bring Olga a birthday card (any location), and get a free order of cinnamon sugar snackers.
Bob Seger does one last lap at The Palace
After selling out DTE Energy Music Theatre before tickets even went on sale to the general public, Bob Seger has announced a Sept. 23 concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. June 9 — if there are any left over after the pre-sale, that is. Members of Bob Seger’s Bullet Club fan club get a first crack at tickets beginning at 10 a.m. June 6. Earlier this month, Seger and the Silver Bullet Band announced a Sept. 9 concert at DTE Energy Music Theatre, the former Pine Knob. Tickets for the show were due to go on sale to the general public on Saturday, but all of the show’s tickets were snatched up during the pre-sale four days prior. Memberships to Seger’s Bullet Club are available through the singer’s website, bobseger.com, and begin at $15. The Palace concert — Seger’s 17th at the Auburn Hills venue — currently is the final show on the books for The Palace. A release announcing the show billed Seger’s appearance as his “last time” returning to The Palace.
Detroit’s Rockin’ on the Riverfront returns
Classic rockers from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s will return to the GM Plaza this summer for the annual Chevrolet Rockin’ on the Riverfront free concert series. The evening outdoor shows are every Friday mid-July through mid-August and kick off July 14 with Night Ranger, a San Francisco band known for its 1984 power ballad “Sister Christian.” Blues rockers George Thorogood and the Destroyers play July 21, Loverboy kicks of the weekend on July 28, and 1990s radio stars Gin Blossoms play Aug. 4. Southern rockers 38 Special will likely play their hits “Hold On Loosely” and “Caught Up in You” on Aug. 11. The band includes original member Don Barns on lead vocals and guitar, and longtime member Danny Chauncey on guitar. Post-grunge rock band Everclear closes out the series on Aug. 18 with their 1990s hits like “Santa Monica” and “I Will Buy You A New Life.” The free shows run 7:30-10 p.m. and food and beverages are sold on site. Concert goers are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets, and boaters can anchor nearby to watch the show from the water. Classic rock station WCSX-FM is holding a contest for veterans, offering them reserved, exclusive seating. Interested vets can visit wcsx.com to enter for a chance to win.
Compiled by Melody Baetens
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