Grapevine: Concert of Colors returns with Don Was Revue

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

Concert of Colors will return with the Don Was All-Star Revue

Organizers announced Wednesday the 26th Concert of Colors will be July 11-15 at various venues in Midtown Detroit and at the Arab American National Museum in Dearborn. The Don Was All-Star Revue jam session will return at 8 p.m. July 14. New this year, a sister event called the Jackson Unity Festival will take place July 11-15 in Jackson, and will feature Don Was’ group and other Concert of Colors acts. More details are expected later this spring at

Wahlberg to visit Taylor, Detroit Wahlburgers

Actor and singer Donnie Wahlberg plans to visit the Wahlburgers restaurants in Taylor and Detroit on Thursday. According to a media alert from the city of Taylor, the New Kids on the Block member will visit the Taylor location at 3 p.m., followed by the Greektown restaurant at 5 p.m. In addition to performing with NKOTB and running the Wahlburgers empire with brothers Mark Wahlberg and Paul Wahlberg, Donnie also is a cast member on CBS’ “Blue Bloods.”

Fleetwood Mac plays Little Caesars Arena in Oct.

Grammy Award-winning American rock group Fleetwood Mac will come through Little Caesars Arena on Oct. 30 as part of their 50-city tour. The lineup includes Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, along with newcomers Mike Campbell and Neil Finn. As announced two weeks ago, guitarist Lindsey Buckingham would not be joining the group for this tour. Campbell of Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers and Finn of Crowded House will replace him. According to Rolling Stone, the reason is scheduling conflicts. “We were supposed to go into rehearsal in June and he wanted to put it off until November (2019),” Nicks said in Rolling Stone on Wednesday. “That’s a long time ... Why would we stop?” Tickets start at $69.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. May 4. Visit or call (800) 745-3000.

Fashion icon Betsey Johnson will visits Macy’s in Troy

Beloved fashion icon Betsey Johnson will visit Macy’s at Somerset Collection in Troy 2-3:30 p.m. May 19. She’ll show off her newest collection at an event hosted by blogger and TV personality Micah Jesse. The party is on the second floor of Macy’s, 2750 W. Big Beaver, in Troy. Visit for more information.

Compiled by Melody Baetens

Thursday’s birthdays

Carol Burnett, 85

Jet Li, 55

Kevin James, 53

Melania Trump, 48

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, 48

Channing Tatum, 38