Canadian Soul Bluesman Matt Andersen

A powerhouse performer with a giant, soul-filled voice and commanding stage presence, Matt Andersen has built a formidable following the old-fashioned way: touring worldwide and letting his stunned audiences and new devotees spread the good word of his righteous tunes all over.

Prepare your own Modern Pumpkin Party

Fall is in the air and it's time to consider celebrating pumpkin creations at your autumn cocktail party. Here we have some fun-filled pumpkin-inspired foods, serve with fun craft beer sips.

Outdoor Heating Options

The temperatures are getting colder, so what can you do to make the outdoors a little warmer? Shores Fireplace and BBQ has some options.

DIY Chocolate Bon Bons

The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter, a nonprofit that serves 138,000 individuals and their families struggling with Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, will welcome guest speaker, Tony Hawk, as its speaker and special guest at the 35th annual Chocolate Jubilee fundraiser on Sat., Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at MGM Grand Detroit (1777 Third Street, Detroit). Aimed at raising awareness, Tony Hawk began sharing his mother's battle with Alzheimer's several years ago. Hawk shared this poignant post on social media in 2016 after a visit with his mom: "She has Alzheimer's and today was the first time that she didn't recognize me during our entire visit. It's incredibly hard to watch someone you love lose their mental capacities and communication skills. She may not remember us, but we will continue to remember her the best we can." Hawk's appearance coincides with the launching of his brand consulting agency D/CAL to be based in downtown Detroit and California. "It's an honor to be invited to speak on behalf of loved ones affected by Alzheimer's at the Chocolate Jubilee" Hawk stated. "The daily struggles of caregivers can be overwhelming, so it's encouraging to raise awareness and funding through events like these. Having the event in Detroit makes it extra special for our family." "Getting the involvement of a huge celebrity like Tony Hawk is a real game-changer for us" says Jennifer Lepard, President and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association - Greater Michigan Chapter. "We are so appreciative of the light he is shedding on this terrible disease, and the work we're doing to provide help and hope to families throughout the state of Michigan. This year's theme for the Chocolate Jubilee is "Jade Anniversary" in honor of its 35 years in the community. Live music by Nouveauté, dancing and extensive dessert tastings from restaurants, bakeries and chocolatiers from the metro Detroit community. For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 248-996-1050, visit www.alz.org/gmc or contact Maureen O'Reilly at moreilly@alz.org.