Steve Ballmer helps open new Microsoft Retail Store near Detroit while fans await Kelly Clarkson performance

A new Microsoft Retail Store opened today in Troy, Michigan, not far from the heart of the American automobile industry in Detroit.

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who hails from nearby Farmington Hills, Michigan, was on hand to help celebrate the opening of the new store.

At 4 p.m. PT today, American Idol winner and hit recording artist Kelly Clarkson will keep the festivities going with a special performance at the new store.

Check back here on The Fire Hose soon to see more photos of Clarkson’s performance and tweets from the new store opening.

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Jeff Meisner
Microsoft News Center Staff