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Detroit brewery to take over former Founders taproom
Batch Brewing Company, a popular craft brewery in Detroit, has announced that it will take over the former Founders Brewing Company taproom in Midtown. The taproom, which closed in 2020 amid controversy over a racial discrimination lawsuit, will be renovated and reopened as Batch Midtown in early 2024. Batch Brewing Company, which opened in 2015, is known for its diverse and innovative beers, as well as its charitable program Feelgood Tap, which donates a portion of the sales of a rotating beer to a local nonprofit organization.
Biden walks picket line with striking UAW members
President Joe Biden showed his support for the striking United Auto Workers members by walking the picket line with them at a General Motors plant in Lansing on Wednesday. Biden, who has been vocal about his pro-union stance, praised the workers for their courage and solidarity, and urged GM to negotiate a fair contract with them. The UAW members have been on strike since September 16, demanding higher wages, better benefits, and more job security. The strike has affected more than 50,000 workers across the country, and has cost GM billions of dollars in lost production.
Michigan acts take top honors at Americana awards
Michigan musicians shone at the Americana Music Association Awards on Wednesday, taking home three of the top honors Billy Strings, a bluegrass virtuoso from Ionia, won Artist of the Year, while The War and Treaty, a soulful duo from Albion, won Duo/Group of the YearAmythyst Kiah, a singer-songwriter from Tennessee who collaborated with Michigan native Rhiannon Giddens on the Grammy-nominated album Songs of Our Native Daughters, won Song of the Year for her powerful anthem Black Myself. The awards, which celebrate the best in roots music, were held at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, and featured performances by Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Mavis Staples, and others.
Powerball jackpot reaches $835 million for Wednesday drawing
The Powerball jackpot has soared to a staggering $835 million for the drawing on Wednesday night, making it the fourth-largest prize in U.S. lottery history. The jackpot has been rolling over since June 5, when a ticket sold in Florida won $285.6 million. The odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million, but that has not deterred millions of players from buying tickets and dreaming of becoming instant billionaires. The cash option for the jackpot is $574.6 million, before taxes.