Week of 7.24.17

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Detroit Music Weekend Gala

The inaugural Detroit Music Weekend began Friday night at the Detroit Opera House where 200 music lovers gathered for the Gala ($750 & $1,000 tickets). They savored cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres in the lobby, pausing for brief welcoming remarks delivered from the top of the grand staircase by founding director, Music Hall’s Vince Paul. A soaring operatic selection sung by soprano Nicole James signaled it was time for dinner, which was served at dramatically decorated tables set on the stage. There were interruptions to thank sponsors, board members and event coordinator Laura Raisch, and to salute Michigan Opera Theatre founder David DiChiera. His pancreatic cancer diagnosis has dictated his retirement but has not affected his good humor nor his bearing.
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August 2017

HORSE RACES: Democratic aspirations of taking a majority hold on Congress after the 2018 General Election will hinge on the party’s ability to take two dozen congressional seats, which may include upsets in Michigan’s 8th and 11th Districts, according to recent rankings of 82 districts by The New York Times. The piece split the districts into eight groups to watch, based on competitiveness ...more»
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Police seek assistance in wallet thefts


02/17/2017 - Rochester police are asking for the public's help in identifying a person believed to be responsible for stealing several wallets on Saturday, February 11, from a business in the 300 block of Main Street.

Police responded shortly after 2:15 p.m. to the unidentified business, after the department received a report that several employee's wallets had been stolen from inside the business during working hours.

Surveillance footage of the theft and the person believed to be responsible is being analyzed by detectives.

Police said on Thursday, February 16, that video footage of the theft will be posted on the Rochester Police Department's Facebook page on Friday, February 17.

"We are seeking the public's assistance to help identify the suspect," the department said in a statement on Thursday.

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