On today’s show, we cover the funeral arrangements for former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, who died Thursday at age 92. Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat, was the longest-serving member of the U.S. House, having served for 59 years when he stepped down at the end of 2014. And he left a huge impression on generations of Detroiters.
Elsewhere, we delve into sportsball. Forbes says the Detroit Pistons fall one ranking to No. 26 for most valuable NBA teams (out of 30), despite increasing 15 percent to $1.27 billion. And Detroit City FC has released its schedule for the 2019 NPSL regular-season campaign, though it will release its schedule for its inaugural NPSL Founders Cup professional campaign, and four exhibition friendlies, at a later date.
You will now be able to watch the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from the comfort of your own home if you have Comcast. The live performances will be aired on channel 900. Here are the upcoming concerts.
West Side Story
Friday, February 22 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, February 24 at 3 p.m. EST
Saturday, March 9 at 8 p.m. EST
Sibelius Violin Concerto
Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. EDT
Saturday, April 27 at 8 p.m. EDT
Brahms Symphony No. 4
Friday, May 31 at 10:45 a.m. EDT
- The city of Detroit has an improved credit rating from Standards & Poor’s, meaning it will cost less for borrowing money
- City officials in Royal Oak may have to eat an additional $877,000 in costs for a new parking deck under construction
- Summit Place Mall in Waterford has a date with the wrecking ball, at long last
- Comcast will begin airing Detroit Symphony Orchestra concerts this season
- Lyft has released the top restaurants, venues and cities for Valentine’s Day in Detroit, using data from 2018
- Detroit is once again on a list of most-unhealthy U.S. cities, and we discuss a few reasons why
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