Metro Detroit: Newsmakers Feb 12, 2007




Detroit benefit for singer and stroke survivor Angela Bofill announced for March 21

WVMVSmooth Jazz V98.7 (WVMV-FM Detroit) in cooperation with the American Stroke Association will present “Angels for Angela,” a benefit concert for Angela Bofill and the American Stroke Association, on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts in Detroit.

Alexander Zonjic will perform with some special friends, Kem, Maysa, Najee, Marion Meadows, Jeff Lorber, Ken Navarro, James Lloyd, Thornetta Davis, Dave McMurray and many others.

“All of the artists are donating their time, energy and talent. We’ve enjoyed her music so much over the years,” said jazz flutist Alexander Zonjic who often performed with Bofill.

Award-winning recording artist Angela Bofill suffered a massive stroke in January 2006 that left her partially paralyzed and impaired her speech. One year later her recovery is progressing. With continued physical and speech therapy, she is determined to sing again. Like millions of Americans, Bofill was without health insurance coverage. She is expected to attend the Detroit benefit.

Tickets are available at all TicketMaster locations, at and by phone (248) 645-6666 or the Music Hall Box Office (313) 963-2366. The Music Hall is located on 350 Madison Ave. in Detroit. Tickets range from $35 to $100.

“We took the name ‘Angels for Angela’ from one of Angela’s biggest hits, ‘Angel of the Night’,” said Zonjic. His company Hi-Falutin’ Music is producing the benefit concert. “We just want to show her our love and support,” he added.

Zonjic is the popular weekday morning host on Smooth Jazz V98.7 (WVMV-FM). The radio station is presenting the benefit with the American Stroke Association (ASA) not only to support Angela Bofill’s recovery, but also to raise awareness of the devastating disease through the ASA’s “Power to End Stroke” campaign. For more information log onto or call 1-888-4-STROKE.

Magic 105.1's winter wine tasting set for March 2nd in Southfield

WMGCSoft Rock WMGC-FM, Magic 105.1, plans to hold "The Magic Wine Down" event from 6-9 pm on Friday, March 2nd at the Marble & Granite Gallery on Telegraph Rd. between 8 and 9 Mile Roads in Southfield.

The event will feature hors d'oeuvres, dessert, coffee and wine from John Jonna of Merchants Fine Wine. Over 10 different wines will be showcased and wine stewards will be on hand to educate attendees about the specific types featured at the event. There will also be a silent auction with proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association. Magic 105.1 personalities Linda Lanci, Cyndy Canty and Fay Samona will co-host.

Those interested in attending should visit the station's web site at Tickets will not be for sale - they will only be available via giveaways from WMGC-FM.

WJR joins with Opus One for Cuisine for a Cause

WJROpus One restaurant and News/Talk WJR AM 760 have announced the fundraising campaign “Cuisine for a Cause.” This dining program, created to assist ten non-profit organizations carefully selected by committee, will kick off Friday, February 16, 2007 and continue through April 28, 2007.

During this ten-week period, Opus One will donate 25 percent of all funds generated from dining room guest checks Monday-Thursday. Opus One guests are invited to choose from one of the participating charities indicated at the conclusion of their meal.

Additionally, each Friday and Saturday, Opus One will donate 25 percent of the entire day’s dining receipts to one of the ten charities highlighted each week:

February 16-17: Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
February 23-24: Children’s Hospital of Michigan
March 2-3: ALS of Michigan, Lou Gehrig’s Disease
March 9-10: American Red Cross Southeastern MI Chapter
March 16-17: The Children’s Center
March 23-24: Detroit Symphony Orchestra Volunteer Council
March 30-31: March of Dimes
April 13-14: The Salvation Army
April 20-21: The Detroit Historical Society
April 27-28: Michigan Opera Theatre

“We look forward to joining WJR and these ten outstanding charitable organizations for Cuisine For A Cause,” said Jim Kokas, General Manager of Opus One. “We are glad to be able to help those in need right here in the Detroit area.”

“Cuisine For A Cause was designed to assist non-profit organizations during this difficult economic time in Michigan,” adds Mike Fezzey, WJR President & General Manager. “It is a privilege to join this group and continue to play a role in helping people within our community.”

Reservations may be made to help “Cuisine For A Cause” by calling Opus One, located at 565 East Larned Street in Detroit, MI at 313-961-7766. For more information, visit or

WJR to feature "Ask the Governor" Feb 15

Listeners are invited to join Governor Jennifer Granholm and WJR's Lloyd Jackson for another edition of "Ask The Governor" on Thursday, February 15th from 7:00-8:00 PM. The number to call during the show with your questions is (800) 859-0-WJR.







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