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News for 10/22/06

Hi everybody.

Play the game. That’s what Jim Leyland has told his Tigers all season long. That’s what needs to happen if our boys want to win the World Series. I can’t even believe I just typed those words, World Series. I attended Game 1 last night. Despite the loss, it was one of the most memorable experiences of my life.

Bob Seger kicked a** on “America The Beautiful” just before the first pitch. Except for his earliest material, I’ve not been a huge fan, but the new CD, “Face The Promise,” won me over. He was a great choice to perform at the game.

I’m emceeing a major event at Eastern Michigan University’s Pease Auditorium on Sun., Oct. 29 at 6:30pm.  It’s a 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!

Claw the Cards!

Best,
Martin

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