News from June 2013

19 June 2013
Terrence-Parker

Terrence Parker
Saturday, July 6, headlining act
9 p.m. (Techno/House DJ)

Terrence Parker has established himself as a producer, re-mixer and DJ of the classic sound of Detroit House music. Widely recognized for his use of an actual telephone handset as headphones, Terrence Parker has performed in more than 200 cities across 27 countries throughout the world. 

Since 1988,...

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17 June 2013
Work-Detroit Presents-Road Trip

Opening Friday, June 28, the 2013 summer exhibition season at Work•Detroit kicks off with, Road Trip.

An opening reception for this attention-grabbing exhibition will take place on Friday, June 28 from 6 - 9 p.m. This event is open to the public and includes complimentary admission, refreshments and parking.

Road Trips are journeys, whether planned or spontaneous, alone or in groups, near or far, which can affect the traveler in a multitude of ways. Work•Detroit...

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17 June 2013
Emerging Leader Award to Dominique Morisseau

The University of Michigan Detroit Center is proud to announce the bestowment of the 2013 Emerging Leader Award to playwright and Detroit native, Dominique Morisseau. Open to the public, the award ceremony will take place on Friday, July 12, 2013 beginning at 6 p.m. Complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments will be available for all attendees.

The 2013 Emerging Leader Award is granted to a native Detroiter and graduate of the University of Michigan who has made notable...

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17 June 2013
Detroit: Racial Conflict, Racial Unity, and Redevelopment

The Semester in Detroit (SID) Speaker Series concludes on Thursday, June 20 with Detroit: Racial Conflict, Racial Unity, and Redevelopment. This informative panel discussion will begin at 5 p.m. in the Ann Arbor Room of the University of Michigan Detroit Center. Admission, light refreshments and parking are free for all attendees.

For much of the 20th century, urban redevelopment and planning in Detroit has been intertwined with the complexities of race and...

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07 June 2013
MCS-2013

Motor City Soul (MCS) is best known for its unique and versatile repertoire and audience interaction. Continuously voted as one of Detroit's best cover bands, Motor City Soul thrives on pushing the envelope and creating a big party atmosphere that leaves its audience with lasting memories. Lead by the enriched vocals of Kenny Foster, Mike Harrold, and Deuce, the band also features Joe Elder on guitar, Ross Kadish on keyboards, John Morgan on bass and John Nikolich on...

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07 June 2013
sean-dobbins-2013

Sean Dobbins is an award winning jazz and blues drummer and educator. Dobbins got his start as a sideman to Blue Note artist, Louis Smith. He has been the recipient of several awards and accolades including the Woody Herman Jazz Award, for outstanding musicianship, as well as the Louis Armstrong Scholarship. Sean has performed, toured and recorded with many of the world’s greatest jazz musicians.The Concert of Colors Preview Show is hosted by Mike Morland (Communications...

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07 June 2013
Ben-Sharkey-2013

With performances that have been viewed more than five million times on YouTube alone, Ben Sharkey has been delighting fans worldwide with his romantic style and velvet vocals on old swing and jazz standards. His elegant renditions of the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darrin are both powerful and personal. His original music (available on iTunes) is heartfelt and instantly catching.

The Concert of Colors Preview Show is hosted by Mike Morland...

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05 June 2013
freedom walk

Information from: www.freedomwalkdetroit.com

On June 22, 2013, at 9 a.m., thousands are being asked to “Take a Step” for the 50th anniversary march in honor of the original Walk to Freedom/Freedom Walk led in Detroit by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Fifty years ago, in what is considered to be the original debut of his now-famous “I Have a Dream Speech,” King told tens of thousands of people that it was time for...

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04 June 2013
lrenee-2013

L'Renee is an international R&B recording artist and alumnus of Detroit Renaissance High School and Kentucky State University.

She won the 2010 Detroit edition of the Andre Harell Superstar Soul Search and was a finalist in the 2010 Budweiser Superfest Singing Contest. Since 2005, she has released seven studio albums, including: Special Song (2005), 2nd Chances (2006), Merry Christmas (2007), Jazz (2008), Europe (2009), Nathan R's "Grown Up...

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04 June 2013
Kate Monaghan

This artist interview highlights Kate Monaghan, a singer and songwriter who was born and raised in Michigan. Her first EP, Fade, was released in October 2011 and is in the midst of recording her first full-length album.  Fade has been well received garnering local and syndicated airplay. Kate rew up immersed in the music of the 1960s and 1970s and continues to find inspiration in Blues, Folk, Rock and Americana.

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