Executive Director: Woodward Dream Cruise About Making MemoriesDETROIT (WWJ) - The man behind the Woodward Dream Cruise, executive director Tony Michaels says at its heart, this event is as much about making memories as it is horse power. "All the stories and the talk are about 'Hey, remember when,' and 'Remember this vehicle,' and I think what we're doing is creating more memories." Michaels added, more than ever before, the event has captured national and international attention. He also said the connection to cars at the cruise is as unique as the Motor City itself. "The pride of building them, being a part of it, knowing somebody who built them, knowing somebody who actually designed one, and it's a passion." Michaels said after a couple of tough years for the auto industry, he thinks there's a renewed energy for this years Dream Cruise. Click here to view a gallery of Woodward Dream Cruise Photos. And if you have any pictures you’d like to see on our website, send us an email at WWJNewsroom@cbsradio.com.
Twenty-time Grammy winner Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will play the 54th Annual Grammy Awards February 12th. The show will air on CBS. The Recording Academy announced this morning that Springsteen and company will make the Grammys the first stop on their upcoming Wrecking Ball tour.
The Boss joins a list of Grammy performers this year that includes Paul McCartney, Adele, Foo Fighters, Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, and Bruno Mars. The Grammys are known for high-profile collaborations and this year will see Coldplay with Rihanna; Glen Campbell and Blake Shelton together with The Band Perry; and Kelly Clarkson will duet with Jason Aldean.
Newly announced stars presenting Grammys this year include actor and recording artist Jack Black, six-time GRAMMY winner and current three-time nominee Fergie, three-time GRAMMY winner and current nominee Amir “?uestlove” Thompson of the Roots, and nine-time Grammy winner Ringo Starr. They join previously announced presenters Dierks Bentley, Drake, Miranda Lambert, and Gwyneth Paltrow.
LL Cool J will be hosting the Grammys for the first time. He’s been hosting The Grammy Nominations Concert since it started in 2008. He’ll be the first official host in seven years, replacing a system of rotating presenters acting as master of ceremonies. The Grammys will be shown live Sunday February 12th.