Grapevine: Mike Posner to launch music program in Colo.

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Mike Posner announces music fellowship program in Colorado

Metro Detroit native Mike Posner announced Tuesday he would launch the Amor Fati Music Academy scholarship program in Telluride, Colorado, May 16-23. Five aspiring artists will be hand-selected for fellowships that provide them with a weeklong immersion into songwriting, production and computer software. Besides Posner, the camp includes guidance by musicians, including Adam Friedman, Maroon 5 lead guitarist James Valentine, Vance Gilbert, Pete Kuzma and Detroit’s own GRiZ. Applications are open through March 30 at

Travel Channel show to film at Cloverleaf Pizza

The Travel Channel show “Food Paradise” is scheduled to visit Cloverleaf Pizza in Eastpointe on Friday. The restaurant will open at 2 p.m., and the filming will start at 3:30 p.m. Customers are welcome to come by and possibly be part of the action. Cloverleaf has locations across Metro Detroit, but the cable show will be visiting the restaurant at 24443 Gratiot in Eastpointe. The traveling food show may be doing a whole episode on Detroit, as film crews have been spotted at other restaurants around town, too.

WXYZ-TV employees honored by Michigan NATAS

Mike Posner

The Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences honored current and former employees of WXYZ at a luncheon Sunday at the Townsend Hotel in Birmingham. Former WXYZ anchor Diana Lewis received the Gold Circle Award for her 50 years of excellence in TV history. WXYZ and WMYD vice president and general manager Mike Murri and longtime WXYZ photographer Nate Penn were honored with Silver Circle Awards.

Barbra Streisand cloned her dog

Two of three of singer Barbra Streisand’s fluffy dogs Miss Violet and Miss Scarlett are actually clones of her previous dog Samantha, who died in 2017 at age 14. A third dog, Miss Fanny is a distant cousin of Samantha but looks very similar. “They have different personalities,” Streisand told Variety. “I’m waiting for them to get older so I can see if they have her brown eyes and her seriousness.” Striesand, the first woman to win an Oscar for Best Song, also took the time to mention President Donald Trump in the interview, calling him “a liar” and “crooked.” “He embodies the nasty remarks he makes about other people,” she said. Back to the dogs, TMZ reports that a pet cloning procedure like this could cost $50,000-$100,000.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

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