Society Confidential: Kid Rock celebrates restaurant anniversary
Kid Rock celebrates restaurant anniversary
Kid Rock took a break from his current tour to slide back to The D to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his restaurant, Kid Rock’s Made In Detroit, on Tuesday inside of Little Caesars Arena. The public was invited to enjoy a prix fixe menu, while Kid and about 30 of his family and friends congregated in a back room at one large table loaded with vittles from the restaurant’s regular menu. There was live music, and Kid, dressed in his signature hat, jacket, jeans and diamond pinky, came out several times to sign autographs and take photos. The back room is filled with Kid Rock memorabilia, including photos of the rebellious rocker with President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. That would be separate photos, of course.
Detroit Area Agency on Aging chief retires with soiree
Paul Bridgewater, president and CEO of the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, is retiring after 38 years of dedicated service. Last week, about 500 people gathered at Eastern Market Shed 5 for a festive retirement celebration in his honor that included cocktails and a strolling dinner provided by Holiday Market featuring a “Taste of Detroit” theme. Guests included Paul’s friends, family and associates from the aging network, including Karyne Jones, CEO of National Caucus on Black Aging in Washington, D.C., Kathy Boles, president of National Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Charles Johnson, former director of aging for the state of Illinois, Roger Myers, president of Presbyterian Village, and Brenda Jones, president of the Detroit City Council. Paul says he plans to do a lot of traveling and to work on a book that chronicles his experiences from the past nearly four decades.
Slatkin sells Detroit home contents to benefit charity
Music Director Laureate of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Leonard Slatkin decided he wanted to unload some of the contents of his former Metro Detroit home, so he partnered with WHOO U R Upscale Resale in Rochester to make it happen. WHOO is a regional consignment shop that donates the net profits from their sales to various local charities. All the items were listed on EVERYTHING BUT THE HOUSE (ebth.com), online secondhand goods and estate sale marketplace where all bids start at $1. “He did a lot to build the Detroit Symphony Orchestra into a world-class organization,” says WHOO founder Lonna Harlow, of Slatkin, who has moved to St. Louis. “And he took the orchestra into so many communities within the city.” Some of the items that sold included an Oscar Jacobson black wool tuxedo, a full-sized viola signed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, an Excelsior Designs rosewood and steel credenza, and a Hermes Paris Off-White Silk Jacquard Bee Shawl. More than $22,000 was raised.
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