Detroit stand-up comedian Tonya Murray, who is celebrating the release of her debut album, It Was My Birthday, joins Seth and Becky on the podcast to talk about what's happening in Detroit, including: Diana Ross' uncomfortable TSA encounter, the sale of the state fairgrounds, and the city's lack of rooftop bars.
Also, movie reviewer Greg Russell calls in to talk about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the wake of Avengers: Endgame.
Here's what's happening in metro Detroit for the week of May 6, 2019:
- Wednesday 5/8: KT Tunstall at El Club
- Friday 5/10: Mayer Hawthorne, DJ at Deluxx Fluxx
- Saturday 5/11: The 1975 at Meadow Brook Theatre
- Saturday 5/11: Maren Morris at The Filmore
- Monday 5/13: MGMT at The Filmore
- Wednesday 5/15: St. Lucia at The Loving Touch
- Wednesday 5/15: Lizzo at St. Andrew's Hall
Comedian Tonya Murray
Food & Drink
- Detroit Vineyards, the city's first winery in 60 years, is now open.
- The Monarch Bar is set to be Detroit's highest rooftop bar.
- Leon's Restaurant in Dearborn on Michigan Avenue has been feeding families who have been affected by home flooding.
- Friday 5/10: Comedian Natasha Leggero from Chelsea Lately and the Comedy Central Roasts at The Andiamo Showroom
- Saturday 5/11: Detroit Touch-a-Truck at The West Riverfront Program.
- The Grapes of Wrath opens this weekend at The Michigan Opera Theatre
- Waitress, featuring songs by Sara Bareilles, opens at The Fisher Theatre
- The”Alone Again” exhibit by Brooklyn artist KAWS opens at Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit opens
- Wednesday, 5/15: Double Dare Live at The Fox Theatre with the original host Marc Summers
Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story Trailer
- Becky's Shoutout: Detroit concert promotor and media personality Russ Gibb; passed away on Tuesday 4/30
- Seth's Shoutout: Flower Day at Eastern Market is Sunday 5/19
- Tonya's Shoutout: Make a Wish of Michigan
Opening Scene of The Newsroom with Jeff Daniels
Tonya Murray’s Picks
- Favorite Radio DJ: Screamin' Scott on 101.1 WRIF
- Favorite Michigan Author: Mitch Albom
- Michigan State or Michigan? Michigan State because of family.
- Detroiters We Should Follow on Twitter: Comedians Dave Landau and J Chris Newbuerg
- Favorite Michigan Cider: Blake's Hard Cider