tickets http://michiganradio.org en Michigan lawmakers considering dumping the state's ticket scalping law http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-lawmakers-considering-dumping-states-ticket-scalping-law <p>The state House Criminal Justice committee will consider <a href="http://www.legislature.mi.gov/(S(hdjlrr55zewnwcuxkc3hyh45))/mileg.aspx?page=getObject&amp;objectname=2013-HB-5108">a bill</a> tomorrow morning that would effectively make ticket scalping legal in Michigan.</p><p></p><p>Currently, state law requires tickets to sporting events and other entertainment be resold at the face value of the ticket. The law has been on the books since 1931. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 22:18:11 +0000 Steve Carmody 16025 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan lawmakers considering dumping the state's ticket scalping law Tickets, please (and your credit card, and a photo ID) http://michiganradio.org/post/tickets-please-and-your-credit-card-and-photo-id <p>State lawmakers are looking at ways to make it easier to get tickets to popular concerts, plays and sporting events.</p><p>The legislation applies to<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/opinion/who-owns-my-ticket.html"> the small, but growing number of paperless tickets sold in the United States.</a></p><p> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 03:30:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 7915 at http://michiganradio.org Tickets, please (and your credit card, and a photo ID) 3 unpaid parking tickets could stop drivers http://michiganradio.org/post/3-unpaid-parking-tickets-could-stop-drivers <p>Here&#39;s another reason to pay your parking tickets: Your driver&#39;s license could be blocked.</p><p>A Michigan law kicking in on May 16 says three unpaid parking tickets can prevent renewal of a license. The current threshold is six.</p><p>Local governments notify the secretary of state when someone has too many unpaid parking tickets, although some communities are more aggressive than others. Birmingham in suburban Detroit turns unpaid tickets over to a collection agency.</p> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 19:18:06 +0000 Kyle Norris 6862 at http://michiganradio.org 3 unpaid parking tickets could stop drivers Detroit Symphony offers $20 tickets to city residents http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-symphony-offers-20-tickets-city-residents <p>Good news for classical music fans who live in Detroit. Detroit residents can now buy tickets to any <a href="http://dso.org">Detroit Symphony Orchestra</a> classical or jazz concert this season for $20.</p><p>Paul Hogle is executive vice president of the DSO. He says the new <a href="http://blog.dso.org/2011/10/breaking-news-dso-offers-exclusive-pricing-to-detroiters/">Detroit Rush Initiative</a> is one way the orchestra can &quot;connect more deeply&quot; to the city.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:44:18 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 4610 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Symphony offers $20 tickets to city residents Fall season ticket sales show promise for Michigan's arts organizations http://michiganradio.org/post/fall-season-ticket-sales-show-promise-michigans-arts-organizations <p>Michigan&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.grballet.com/2011-2012-season/">ballet companies</a>, <a href="http://performancenetwork.org/1011season.php">theatres</a> and <a href="http://cart.michiganopera.org/subscription/packages.aspx">opera houses</a> are kicking off their 2011-12 season this fall, and it appears box office sales might be trending up.</p> Fri, 07 Oct 2011 16:04:16 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 4492 at http://michiganradio.org Fall season ticket sales show promise for Michigan's arts organizations Half-off amnesty offered for unpaid parking fines http://michiganradio.org/post/half-amnesty-offered-unpaid-parking-fines <p>People who have unpaid parking tickets in Detroit will be able to take advantage of a special program and pay only half the amount of money they owe. The program is called &quot;All or Nothing Amnesty&quot; and starts Tuesday and ends July 1st.</p><p>It also applies to people already in payment plans over parking debt, but does not apply to people whose vehicles have been clamped with a boot. &nbsp;</p> Sat, 18 Jun 2011 19:18:30 +0000 Kyle Norris 2945 at http://michiganradio.org Half-off amnesty offered for unpaid parking fines Class helps ticketed drivers avoid points http://michiganradio.org/post/class-helps-ticketed-drivers-avoid-points <p>Let&rsquo;s say you get busted for speeding, disobeying a stop sign, or failing to yield. You still have to deal with the ticket by contesting it or paying up. But if you&rsquo;re eligible you&rsquo;re going to get a letter in the mail from the state. It&rsquo;ll tell you about a class you can take online or in a classroom.</p><p>The new <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/sos/LICENSEID/BASIC_DRIVER_IMPROVEMENT_COURSE/">driver improvement course</a> is a refresher on traffic safety.</p><p>Drivers who pass the class within sixty days can avoid getting points put on their records and that helps keep insurance rates low.</p><p>The program started in January and more than 1,000 drivers have taken the course so far. Sat, 05 Mar 2011 18:03:56 +0000 Kyle Norris 1517 at http://michiganradio.org Class helps ticketed drivers avoid points Searching for holiday flights? Expect to pay big... http://michiganradio.org/post/searching-holiday-flights-expect-pay-big <p>With 20 days to go until Thanksgiving, maybe you&#39;re looking to buy airline tickets for holiday travel? Well, if you&#39;re flying out of <a href="http://www.metroairport.com/">Detroit Metro Airport</a> expect to pay-up. The Detroit Free Press <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20101105/FEATURES07/11050371/1320/Holiday-round-trip-airfares-at-Detroit-soar#ixzz14Pfbfc9j">checked </a>round-trip routes to and from Detroit and found:</p> Fri, 05 Nov 2010 13:17:34 +0000 Zoe Clark 279 at http://michiganradio.org Searching for holiday flights? Expect to pay big...