Proof of vaccination required for all Broadway in Detroit shows beginning with ‘Rent’ farewell tour
DETROIT - Broadway musicals will return to Detroit in 2021 with numerous safety protocols in place for anyone attending the productions. Beginning with the “Rent” 25th anniversary farewell tour at the Fisher Theatre on October 19, proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of a performance will be required for anyone wishing to sit in the audience. All Broadway in Detroit event staff will also be required to be fully vaccinated and will be masked at every performance. The guide will also be posted on the Broadway in Detroit website and will be available at the Fisher Theatre box office. All Broadway in Detroit venues now have upgraded HVAC systems with MERV 13 filters, increased cleaning and disinfecting protocols.mlive.com
Michigan still has $500 million in unspent rental assistance grants as eviction moratorium expires
In April, Michigan introduced the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance program, which helps tenants and landlords with financial aid. Michigan still has about $500 million in unspent rental assistance grants.
"Rent" original cast members reflect on groundbreaking musical, celebrate its 25th anniversary
"Rent" original cast members reflect on groundbreaking musical, celebrate its 25th anniversary In 1996, "Rent" changed the sound and face of the modern musical with its rock music, diverse cast and edgy subject. The show won four Tony Awards including Best Musical, as well as the Pulitzer Prize for drama. Vladimir Duthiers visited the East Village theater where it all began and spoke with original cast members Idina Menzel and Wilson Jermaine Heredia about why the show still resonates.cbsnews.com
Michigan residents warned about rental payment assistance scam
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is warning Michigan residents to beware of a new scam aimed at those struggling to pay rent. AdMany Michigan residents are finding it difficult to pay rent during COVID-19 because the pandemic has caused economic hardship for countless families and individuals. Avoid companies that tell you to stop paying rent or require an up-front fee. Anyone struggling to make rent payments should discuss it with their landlord and look into local programs that offer rental assistance and other help. Those who are facing eviction or need help paying rent may soon find assistance through the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CERA) administered by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA).
Michigan family who says they were forced out of home during COVID-19 pandemic get help
READ: Family says they’re out on the street after struggling to pay rent amid COVID-19 outbreak“Yesterday, there was really no light” Parks said. Parks and his wife said they were forced to leave their home after not being able to pay in the middle of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. They just been reaching out, trying to help,” Parks said. RELATED: AG sends cease and desist letter to Detroit apartment trying to illegally evict seniors during COVID-19 pandemicParks is looking into taking legal action. We need to help each other as much as possible, especially in this coronavirus epidemic,” Parks said.
Free-range chickens for rent
Free-range chickens for rent Tired of those boring supermarket eggs in polystyrene cartons? Now you can enjoy fresh, delicious organic eggs from free-range chickens as local as your own backyard. Bill Geist meets the owners of the Rent-a-Coop chicken business in Potomac, Md.cbsnews.com