Go Now: Detroit Pistons lose Owner While the Rider of the Knights Engine Churns

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DETROIT: The Kwame Kilpatrick Story has closed its final chapter, as a Wayne County circuit judge decided that the former Mayor of Motor City can join his family in Texas, where he can starting working as an account executive for Covisint. This week, WDIV Detroit has released online the rest of the 800-plus text messages between Kwame and ex-Chief of Staff Christine Beatty, who will be granted an early release on Monday at 12:01 am. For more on this, go to www.clickondetroit.com.

  • The city also mourns the loss of Pistons owner Bill Davidson, who died in his home on Friday at the age of 86. It has been stated that he has been in declining health over the last several years. Since 1974, Davidson helped shaped the Pistons into one of the most successful franchises in the NBA, leading them to three championships (1989, ’90, 2004). He was also the owner of WNBA’s Detroit Shock and the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, and was the first ever to win a title in the NBA, NHL, and the WNBA — all in 2004. No cause of death has been determined; funeral arrangements are being made right now. For more on Bill Davidson, go to The Detroit Free Press website.

    LAS VEGAS: Over 25 years since beginning the lone crusade against criminals, Knight Rider returns to where it all started: Sin City. Produced by Paul Casey, the Knight Rider Festival is a celebration in honor of KITT drivers and the fans. Attending are the original and current KR team which includes Justin Bruening (Michael Knight), Deanna Russo (Sarah Graiman), Catherine Hickland (Stevie Mason), Rebecca Holden (April Curtis), creator/executive producer Glen A. Larson, and a “Mystery Guest” (could it be the Hoff himself?). The event has an administration fee of $45, as KITT owners will be raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network. The festival will take place next weekend at Fremont Street; more can be found online at http://knightriderfestival.com.

    LOS ANGELES: After his flight from Airwolf, Donald P. Bellasario explores the world of time-travel with Quantum Leap, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary at a convention in Los Angeles on March 27-29. The NBC series, which aired from 1989-93, chronicles the adventures of Dr. Samuel Beckett (Scott Bakula), leaping from one life to the next to put right what has been wrong in the past. Both Bakula and Bellasario will be attending, along with co-executive producers Deborah Pratt and Chas. Floyd Johnson. However, Dean Stockwell (Al) won’t be there due to a personal matter. Tickets will be brought online until next weekend. More on The Leap Back 2009 can be found at its website.

    The Best of American Bandstand: March 17, 1984

    And in this edition of American Bandstand, the lovely and unique Cyndi Lauper makes her debut performing two of her biggest hits from her breakthrough album, She’s So Unusual: “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Time After Time.” One Day at a Time heartthrob Glenn Scarpelli performed “Don’t Mess Up This Good One,” and John Lennon in the Video Showcase with “Nobody Told Me.”

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