News from July 2012

31 July 2012
Music in the Key “D”: Detroit Jazz, Then and Now

On Tuesday, August 28 from 6 – 7:30 p.m., the University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to present, Music in the Key of “D”: Detroit Jazz, Then and Now. Open to the general public, this event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments for all attendees.

In celebration of the Detroit Jazz Festival, this entertaining and educational panel discussion examines the city’s rich jazz heritage from its earliest beginnings to present day influences...

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23 July 2012
Work Detroit Presents: America!

Opening Friday, August 3, the 2012 exhibition season at Work Detroit continues with, America! 

In recent years, America as a place, culture, and concept has increasingly become the material of artists. We see artists repurposing all things American —corporate brands and logos, music, fashion, flags, Presidents, taxidermied deer and bald eagles, American Indian motifs, and political...

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10 July 2012
2012 Concert of Colors Interview Series: Umojah International

The U-M Detroit Center Concert of Colors preview show concludes its interview series with musician, Nixon Omollo from the band, Umojah International. Learn about the band, Omollo's journey to the United States and his music career; and find out what "Umojah" really means.

Umojah International will be performing on the U-M/MSU Outdoor stage, Sunday July 15 at 4 p.m.

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05 July 2012
2012 Concert of Colors Interview Series: Keir Jackson

The Concert of Colors preview show continues with poet and musical artist, Keir Jackson. Keir will perform on the U-M/MSU Outdoor stage, Saturday, July 14 at 4 p.m.

Learn about the inspiration behind Keir's music career and how he came to perform for the likes of Jennifer Granholm and Bill Cosby.

Click the play button below to hear the complete interview; hosted by Mike Morland (Communications Director, University of Michigan Detroit Center).

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