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News for 10/10/06

Hi everybody.

How about them Tigers!!  I went to this past Friday’s game, the 1st-eve post-season game held at Comerica Park, and I’ve gotta tell you it was just about the greatest baseball game I have even seen in my life! Kenny Rogers pitched masterfully, and the Tigers shut out the Yankees, the YANKEES 6-0. Unbelievable!

The only game that I was at that ranked with this one was the time my dad took me to a double header in 1968, and Gates Brown won both games with some late-inning batting heroics.

I”ll be back at Comerica Park this Friday night for the first-ever ALCS game to be held there.

On the musical side of things, I can’t wait to see Randy Newman this Sunday at the Michigan Theater, plus I’m hosting 3 Studio A2 on the Road performances at the Ann Arbor Border’s for 107one, including Jonah Smith on Oct. 16, The Feeling on Oct. 19 and the Indigo Girls on Oct. 20.  All of these will start at around 12:30pm, so stop by and say ‘hi’!

I’m also emceeing a major event at Eastern Michigan University’s Pease Auditorium on Sunday, October 29 at 6:30pm.  It’s a benefit concert to benefit 826Michigan, a nonprofit writing lab and tutoring center for students ages 6-18. the lineup is sensational – it includes Cowboy Junkies, Stephen Malkmus of Pavement, Dan John Miller of Blanche, and authors Dave Eggers, Davy Rothbart, Julie Orringer and Ryan Harty. Go to 826michigan.org for info and tickets.

Looming on the calendar is Bob Dylan’s show at the Palace of Auburn Hills on Nov. 2, where he is expected to play tunes from his magnificent new album Modern Times. I may have to follow him to London, Ontario the next night for another Dylan fix!

Go get ’em, Tigers!

Best,
Martin

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