South Lyon parents who lost son to mental illness push for awareness, education in schools
Frank and Claire Domanico lost their son Eric to suicide when he was 19 years old. As they struggle through a year of firsts without him, they are pushing for a change in the education system to raise mental health awareness.
44th Ann Arbor Folk Festival to run extra night in tribute to John Prine
ANN ARBOR – The Ark announced Monday that its 44th Ann Arbor Folk Festival will be extended by one day for a special tribute to John Prine by various Michigan artists. On Sunday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m., tune in to the virtual John Prine tribute show, which will feature covers of his classic songs performed by artists with Michigan roots. Read: Jeff Daniels will host this year’s Ann Arbor Folk FestivalStreaming passes ($10) are now on sale for the show, which will be available for unlimited viewing through Feb. 7. John Prine (Credit: Andrew Rogers)“When we say The Ark wouldn’t be what it is today without John Prine, that’s not just a figure of speech,” read a news release by The Ark. “John Prine was the headliner for the very first Ann Arbor Folk Festival in 1976, at a time when the club was deep in debt, and closing the doors was a distinct possibility.
Former ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants share fond memories of late Alex Trebek
He may have been tough on ‘Jeopardy!,’ but ask anyone who came into contact with Alex Trebek and they’ll tell you he had a huge heart. Late ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek is being remembered by fans and former contestants alike as his final episodes air on TV this week. Truth told: I have to, because under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy!’ for three more years.”Trebek died on Nov. 8, 2020 at 80 years old. “None of us can imagine ‘Jeopardy!’ without Alex Trebek,” Jass said. Watch: ‘Jeopardy!’ shares moving tribute to Alex Trebek ahead of his final episode: ‘Forever in our hearts.
Alex Trebek’s lasting legacy: Host’s last ‘Jeopardy!’ episodes air this week
Over the years, longtime “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek became part of the family for millions of Americans. READ: Alex Trebek’s final JEOPARDY! episodes air this weekREAD: Trebek urges support for COVID-19 victims in 1 of last showsHe was nominated for an Emmy Award 32 times. He won seven Daytime Emmys for outstanding game host, most recently, this past spring, when he told the audience he was concerned that his win might be a result of sympathy for battle with cancer. “When Alex got sick, when he got diagnosed, it was like a family member getting sick.
Musicians around the world perform to honor South Lyon musician lost to suicide
SOUTH LYON, Mich. – World-class saxophonist Eric Domanico would have turned 20 years old on Monday, but he unfortunately lost his battle with mental illness over the summer. Musicians across the globe are honoring the South Lyon teen while bringing awareness to depression among the youth. The childhood photos of Eric Domanico are like any other families’ -- birthday parties, playing outside, friends, family and just being a kid. To honor Eric’s memory, 40 saxophonists from around the world came together to perform with Eric in a virtual tribute. “I was with my sister-in-law when we played it,” said Claire Domanico, Eric’s mother.
Black Panther director Ryan Coogler shares touching tribute to star Chadwick Boseman
A few days after actor Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler shared a touching written tribute to the late actor. Boseman, who starred in Black Panther as King TChalla, died Friday at the age of 43. I was deciding whether or not directing Black Panther was the right choice for me, Coogler wrote. And how Chad knew Howard student Prince Jones, whos murder by a police officer inspired Coates memoir Between The World and Me. But I look back and realize that Chad knew something we all didnt.
Tribute held for Monroe County Animal Control officer who died after multiple-car crash
MONROE, Mich. A tribute for a fallen Monroe County Animal Control Officer was held on Thursday. Darrian Young, 24, was working the morning of June 4 when a drunk driver ran a red light and smashed her vehicle. Officer Young was an enthusiastic, energetic, animal lover who had a particular passion for horses, the Monroe County Sheriffs Office said in a statement. Downriver Jeep clubs decided there was a way to honor Young and support her family. Money raised from the convoy will go toward a memorial fund to benefit the animal control.