Keener Today – March 13

Dan Gilbert’s skyscraper on the old Hudson’s department store site remains unnamed as its opening nears. The project faces trademark challenges for the historic “Hudson’s” name, prompting speculation about potential alternatives. While some experts favor incorporating “Hudson’s” for its legacy, the possibility of selling naming rights to large tenants remains open.

It’s never too late. It sounds incredible, but Carole King only recently earned her first platinum single for the iconic song “It’s Too Late”. Several other Tapestry tunes are now achieving RIAA certifications reflecting their continued popularity and sales.

10cc is finally returning to the US for the first time in over 30 years with their Ultimate Greatest Hits Tour. The tour starts this July, hitting major cities across the country. So far, Detroit isn’t on the trip-tik, with Cinci and Indy being the closest venues to Motown. Fans can snag VIP tickets and meet-and-greet packages during the pre-sale – check out for more info.

July 24: Montclair, NJ @ Welmont Theatre
July 25: New York, NY @ Sony Hall
July 26: Patchogue, NY @ Patchogue Theatre
July 27: Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
July 29: Ocean City, NJ @ Ocean City Music Pier
July 30: Kent, OH @ Kent Stage
Aug. 1: St. Charles, IL @ The Arcada Theatre
Aug. 2: Milwaukee, WI @ Pabst Theater
Aug. 3: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Aug. 4: Cincinnati, OH @ Ludlow Garage
Aug. 5: Indianapolis, IN @ Toby Theater at Newfields
Aug. 6: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
Aug. 8: Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Aug. 9: San Antonio, TX @ Empire Theatre
Aug. 10: Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater
Aug. 12: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theater
Aug. 15: Los Angeles, CA @ The United Theater on Broadway
Aug. 17: San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts

Neil Young is returning his music to Spotify after a two-year boycott prompted by Joe Rogan’s podcast spreading vaccine misinformation. Young’s decision comes as Rogan’s podcast expands to other platforms, making a Spotify-exclusive boycott difficult. Despite his return, Young remains critical of Spotify’s audio quality.

Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom and other Michiganders were rescued from Haiti by helicopter in an operation led by Florida U.S. Rep. Cory Mills. Albom was visiting an orphanage run by his charity when he became trapped in the country. Michigan U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain worked to facilitate the rescue.

Tigers legend Miguel Cabrera has a new role this year as special assistant to GM Scott Harris. Even though he’s retired, Cabrera took the field in Lakeland yesterday during Detroit’s first day of spring training. (Free Press)

March 13 is being celebrated as 313 day in Detroit, in honor of the iconic Michigan telephone area code. Axios note that events today include:

– The Siren Hotel downtown is hosting art and local DJs while Ash Bar, on the second floor, serves Detroit classics like Coney dogs, hani, bumpy cake and wing dings.
– East-side bar Spot Lite is holding an art raffle worth $313 as DJ Blaaqgold spins all night long.
– TV Lounge is celebrating the city’s music until 2am with a lineup of DJs.

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Todays Keener Birthdays: Neil Sedaka is 85. (“Breaking Up is Hard to Do”; “Love Will Keep Us Together”), born in Brooklyn, New York/ William H. Macy (Shameless, Jurassic Park III) is 74 (in 2024). Dana Delaney (Hand of God, Body of Proof) is 68 (in 2024), Adam Clayton of U2 is 64 (in 2024) •

Christopher Nolan’s biggest reward for helping “Oppenheimer” was a payday estimated to be just south of $100 million. The film’s success has sparked speculation about Nolan’s next project, which some say might be a remake of the 60s television series, “The Prisoner,” with potential suitors including Warner Bros. and Universal. This month in 2009: some bungling burgers’ bid to steal thousands from a bank ended in farce as they mistakenly drilled into an empty office next door, earning them the title of Britain’s worst bank robbers.

A Keener Health Tip: Better Report suggests it’s better to brush your teeth before breakfast since plaque builds up while you sleep. Dentists also suggest flossing before you brush for best results.

Today in history:

1877 American Chester Greenwood patents earmuffs after inventing them at age 15

1965 Eric Clapton, concerned that the band is becoming too commercial, leaves The Yardbirds. His replacement is Jeff Beck.

1976 The Four Seasons hit #1 in America with “December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” making them the only act to chart #1 hits before, during and after The Beatles.

1999 Cher becomes the oldest woman to top the Hot 100 with “Believe.” It spent four weeks at number one when she was fifty-three.

2006 Isaac Hayes quits the TV series South Park after an episode airs mocking his religion, Scientology.

Keener Number ones this week:

(1964) Suspicion, Terry Stafford
(1965) Can’t You Hear My Heartbeat, Herman’s Hermits
(1966) These Boots Are Made For Walking, Nancy Sinatra
(1967) Happy Together, Turtles
(1968) Love is Blue, Paul Mauriat
(1969) Dizzy, Tommy Roe
(1970) Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Simon & Garfunkle
(1971) What’s Going On, Marvin Gaye
(1972) Without You, Nilsson