Sunflower tile from Ann Arbor’s Motawi Tileworks raises $40K for Ukraine relief
ANN ARBOR, MI -- An Ann Arbor art gallery and tilemaker has raised $40,000 for relief efforts in Ukraine in a little more than six weeks. In mid-March, Motawi Tileworks, 170 Enterprise Drive, pledged to donate 75% of the sales of its Sunflower art tile to Doctors Without Borders, which is currently supporting emergency activities in Ukraine. The fundraiser, from March 16 to April 30, featured a 4-inch-by-8-inch tile with a sunflower. “My staff recommended Doctors Without Borders as the charity for this effort,” Motawi wrote in an email. Related: See behind the scenes at Ann Arbor’s Motawi TileworksThe tileworks company sold more than 600 Sunflower tiles, with its kilns “firing nothing but sunflowers at times,” Motawi said.mlive.com
Post Malone owns Billboard Awards, Legend shines onstage
Post Malone accepts the top artist award at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)NEW YORK – Walking into the show with 16 nominations, Post Malone won nine honors at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, where John Legend gave a heartfelt performance that was dedicated to his wife. Garth Brooks accepted the Icon Award from Cher, who called the country star “a true music legend and my friend." Guitar rock legend Eddie Van Halen, who died last week, was honored as the show aired a clip of his Billboard Awards performance from 2015. This year’s Billboard Awards were originally supposed to take place in April but were postponed because of the pandemic.
Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations
Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malones nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK – Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards. Malone’s nominations include top artist, top male artist, top rap artist and top streaming songs artist. The 2020 awards show was originally supposed to take place in April but was postponed because of the coronavirus.
Get some flower power at this sunflower festival in the D
They are hosting a sunflower festival and are allowing guests to roam their fields and pick as many flowers as they want. Westview Orchards has been in Roys family for six generations, dating all the way back to 1813. Despite their long history, the sunflower festival is relatively new. The festival features five acres of sunflower fields allowing for some safe, socially distanced fun. Besides the sunflower festival, Westview Orchards also has u-pick produce, runs a farmers market on site and sells goodies like their award winning doughnuts.