Sunday, November 24, 2013
- – Y A Salsa – Sunday Social – November, 24, 2013 – -
- – Pre Thanksgiving Party -
Sunday, November 24, 2013
American Legion Post 346
31775 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI (map)
The next YA Salsa Social is November 24th!
The YA Salsa Social is Detroit’s biggest salsa dance party. Hosted once per month by YA Salsa, attendees have the chance to learn salsa from some of the best instructors in Metro Detroit.
$10 at the door gets you:
Beginner & Intermediate and On2 Salsa Lesson starting at 5:30 p.m.!
Endless Beverages & Snacks!
A huge wooden dance floor!
The hottest salsa tracks spun by our volunteer guest DJ’s(Cisco,Issac)
Two floors of dancing –
Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs,
Latin Mix downstairs by DJ Caliente!Cash Bar!
Sunday, November 24th, from 5:30 – 10 p.m.
All Ages welcome – Kids under 16, free!
The American Legion Post 346
31775 Grand River Ave
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SPONSORED BY THE Center for Multicultural Affairs
Orquesta La Inspiracion.
Led by Puerto Rican-born congero Ozzie Rivera and music director-pianist Bill Meyer, this 10-piece unit honors the traditions of merengue, cumbia and Afro-Caribbean jazz while forging new directions in Latin music.
Raised in Detroit, Rivera is a longtime cultural activist and social worker. He’s studied Afro-Latino music for more than 30 years. “Music with heavy drumming helps people get into a different, spiritual plane,” says Rivera. “If it’s not putting you in a trance, it’s not doing its job.” That sounds pretty inspirational.
Meyer is a key component of Detroit’s jazz community, an activist and leader of his own bands. His long list of associates includes luminaries such as George Burns, Smokey Robinson, Cab Calloway, Burt Bacharach, Nipsey Russell, Natalie Cole and Savion Glover.
Inspiracion is a mighty river of Latin sounds with strong old- and new-school currents.
Singer Figueroa and trumpeter Bob Mojica each have more than 40 years’ experience in the salsa and jazz inferno.
Saxophonist Chris Kaercher is deeply funky, having spent time with the likes of the Temptations, James Brown, Lou Rawls, the Manhattans, and the Spinners.
Bassist Steve Backus is known for his R&B bass grooves with Detroit band Jocelyn B and the Detroit Street Players.
Singer Armando Vega has that youthful spirit.
The experiences of percussionists Gregory “Greco” Freeman and Javier M. Barrios range from Detroit jazz and soul to salsa and reggae.
Songbirds Dulce Checkler and Consuela Lopez bridge the old and new, going deeply into African call-and-response vocals, as well as the latest salsa and soul hybrids.
- Here’s your chance to not look like a fool all by yourself -
- We can all do it together … -
bridges the gap between music and dance,
All salsa classes are taught On2 and include body movement and musicality.
Dance Revolution recognizes each person as an individual and encourage creativity.
to see what they’re doing this month)
7-8 p.m.: LEVEL 1
No prior knowledge of dance necessary.
“Fun Class”. – get loose & move to the music.
8-9 p.m.: LEVEL 3 COMBINATIONS
Must know the moves covered in LEVEL 2.
New partner work pattern each week putting together the moves that you learned in the LEVEL 3 BUILDING BLOCKS class.
$8, $7 student
(Latin Dance Party 1st & 3rd Sat of each month 9 p.m.- 1 a.m.
*Free if you come to class)
Phoenix Center Studio
220 S. Main St
Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Knights of Columbus Hall
7080 Garling Drive
Dearborn, Heights, Michigan 48127
(The hall is on south of Warren Rd., between Outer Drive and Evergreen.)
Professional Showcase by Martine and James at 9:30pm
Open Dancing from 9pm til Midnight
Ford Ballroom Dances are open to the public where everyone is welcome.
Singles and couples are invited to join us at theKnights of Columbus Hall in Dearborn Heights,where we will enjoy some lite refreshments, a 4400 sq ft wooden dance floor, and wonderful selection of ballroom dance music by Tom Walthall, the best ballroom dance party DJ.
And we have over 150 dancer regulars.
Come join Detroit’s largest and the most fun dance party.
James Valentino started his professional career in Hip Hop with a dance group in1998.
While continuing his love of dance, James became a professional Ballroom dance teacher in 2008.
After many years of teaching at other studios, James is proud to announce the opening of his own studio….”City Style Tango”, located in Clawson, MI.
He has created a dance environment that is new and fun.
Though he’s trained and competes in American Smooth and Rhythm, he provides many of the specialty dances such as Kizomba, Zouk, Bollywood, WCS, Salsa, Bachata and of course Argentine Tango.
The lesson will be assisted by instructor Christina Rodgers and performing with James is Martina Vegel-Davidson of Autumn Rain Productions.
Fees: Dance Admission (include dance lesson): $12.00. (We will have Dance shoes for sale.)
Sunday, September 22, 2013 – 1:00 PM
5200 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI
Mexican pianist, Leticia Gómez-Tagle.will perform in the Detroit Institute of Arts Rivera Court on September 22 at 1:00 pm.The program is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties.
Conversation and beverages will follow at 2:00 pm in the DIA Café.
Learn more at:
http://www.dia.org/about/dining.aspxHer website is:
Born in Mexico City, Leticia Gómez-Tagle had her first piano lessons with Prof. Trinidad Ramos.
By the age of thirteen she began to perform in different cities of Mexico.
She won several prizes in national competitions in Mexico, on radio, TV, and at the University of Puebla, as well as the Sala Chopin competition, for which she was awarded a scholarship to study at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna.
In June 2001 she received her title of Magistra Atrium at the University of Music in Vienna.——————————————————————————————-
- Detroit Design Festival – art exhibits, theater, lectures, more – September 18 – 22 – 2013 -
A mural by Katie Craig was featured in the 2012 Detroit Design Festival.
It was created in conjunction with the Better Blocks Project.
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x – John Monaghan -xDFP
Detroit Design Festival
Tuesday-Sunday at venues across the city, including downtown, Midtown, the Cass Corridor …
Most events are free.
Full details: www.detroitdesignfestival.com
The Detroit Design Festival 2013 – 3rd year .
Detroit - center of good design and creativity,.
Organized by the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3),
the event will continue its mission of showcasing the city’s design industry by offering more than 60 events.
Held at venues all over town and most are free.
Pop-ups, are also a big part of this year’s lineup.
The festival celebrates the “gray area where design meets fine art. .”
The event launched Tuesday night with a kickoff party from 6 to 10 p.m.
at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education
at the College for Creative Studies (485 W. Milwaukee St.).
“Nothingtoseeness: The Visual Art of John Cage”
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday,
Center Galleries, College for Creative Center, 301 Frederick Douglass .
Giant balloon trees that soar high above expected crowds will be the centerpiece of Citypark,
a pop-up park near the site of the old Hudson’s store in downtown Detroit.
Creation of John Skidmore Studio.
Opening reception, 5-7 p.m. Wednesday,
1206 Woodward .
“The Love Song of R. Buckminster Fuller,”
A film about architect, inventor and futurist Fuller (1895-1983),
live narration by documentary filmmaker Sam Green (“The Weather Underground”)
and a performance of the film’s score by veteran indie rock band Yo La Tengo.
7 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday,
Detroit Film Theatre,
Detroit Institute of Arts,
5200 Woodward. ???? sold out. ???
Thirty creative enterprises
restaurants – galleries – ???
Eastern Market After Dark.
Free shuttle – available ???
7-11 p.m. Thursday
Transportation design students – Center for Creative Studies
fabricated vehicles for Friday’s Cable Car Race.
The cable cars, made of foam rubber, will be raced on cables in a school parking structure.
4:15 p.m. Friday,
Ford Campus Parking Structure,
201 E. Kirby Road
Entrepreneurs, artists and designers
Light Up Livernois
8 hours of art, shopping and entertainment at pop-up storefronts
3-11 p.m Friday,
Livernois Avenue between 7 Mile and 8 Mile
“String Up the Moon,”
Mashup of absurdist theater and commedia dell’arte – employs music, dance and acrobatics.
The play is based on works by two celebrated Russians:
“Diary of a Madman,” an 1835 story by Nikolai Gogol, and “Mozart and Salieri,”
an 1832 play by Alexander Pushkin.
7:30 p.m. Saturday,
Jam Handy building,
2900 E. Grand Blvd.
$15, $5 for playgoers under 30.
The show will be followed by a Russian tea.
Detroit Bike City,
group that sponsors weekly bike rides through Detroit that it calls Slow Rolls,
Saturday evening’s Slow Roll: Special Edition - tour of key festival locations.
Stops include Midtown, Corktown and Grand River Avenue.
6:30 p.m. Saturday,
Downtown Detroit Bike Shop,
1420 Fisher Fwy. Helmet,
extra bike tube and lights required.
Recharge your creative batteries – enjoy free coffee, snacks and WiFi in a speakeasy-like atmosphere.
8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tell the Commerce Department – STOP – SOPA’s – making unauthorized streaming a FELONY.
Here we go again.
The Obama administration apparently hasn’t been paying close attention the past two years. Let’s put it plainly: The American people don’t want SOPA-style internet censorship. Period.
The Commerce Dept’s Internet Policy Task Force has proposed making it a felony to stream copyrighted content (aka SOPA Section 201).
Interpreted broadly, this proposal would apply to anyone who uploads a YouTube video of themselves covering a song without permission, a video with copyrighted music playing in the background, even your friend’s embarassing karoake performance or your family singing “Happy Birthday To You.”
The federal government wants to make streaming — including material which falls under the “public performance” category — punishable by years in prison.
As was pointed out last time they tried this, many artists depend on uploading YouTube covers to jumpstart their careers (including the young Justin Beiber…), and many others enjoy streaming creative interpretations of existing songs on their own websites or blogs. This proposal would make both subject to felony prosecution.
The thing is, we’ve stopped them before — from SOPA to PIPA to CISPA — and we can stop them again.
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