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Whiteys Lindy Hoppers .. Hellzapoppin.

Nicholas Brothers. The greatest dance sequence.

Swing Time – Rogers and Astaire

Swing-a-thon Group Dance –
Strictly Come Dancing: 2013 – BBC One

Patrick Robinson & Anya
Quickstep to ‘Man With The Hex’ –
Strictly Come Dancing: 2013 – BBC One

   – ( also see MWTH – Atomic Fireballs –  – below ) –

Strictly Come Dancing – Intro with Lindy Hoppers – 21.11.’15 BBC


Strictly Come Dancing Season 13 Episode 9
W4S2 Results PDTVx264 JIVE mp4

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– Bands – Neo Swing   Videos –

The Atomic Fireballs – Man With The Hex HQ

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt5olAFT5Z4&list=RDqt5olAFT5Z4#t=7


Cherry Poppin’ Daddies – “Zoot Suit Riot”

Detroit Swing City – Alien Fashion Show

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http://www.last.fm/music/Alien+Fashion+Show

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What got us going was that it was
Norma Miller’s birthday .

Mr. G   used to Chauffeur and chaperon her around at the
American Lindy Hop Championships .

Known to many as the Queen of Swing,
Norma Miller is an author, choreographer, dancer, comedian and actor
whose career spans over seven decades.
Discovered at the age of twelve at the Savoy Ballroom ,
Ms. Miller has been in show business ever since.

Honored with a 2003 National Heritage Foundation Fellowship from the National Endowments of the Arts for her role in creating and continuing to preserve “the acrobatic style swing dance, known as the Lindy Hop” .

Norma Miller is one of the creators of the acrobatic style of swing dancing known as the Lindy Hop. As a child, she watched the dancers at the legendary Savoy Ballroom perched on the fire escape outside her mother’s Harlem apartment. When she was 12, she was “discovered” dancing outside the Savoy, and in 1934 was invited to join Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, soon to make an extended tour of Europe.

Upon her return, she appeared in the Marx Brothers’ movie A Day at the Races (1937), and from 1937 to 1940 Miller performed with Ethel Waters. Pursuing a career in both dance and comedy, she began working with comedian Redd Foxx in 1963 and later joined him on the 1970’s television series Sanford and Sonserving as both a stand-up comic and choreographer.

In addition to a rich and long career as a dancer, Miller has become a seminal historian of swing dance. Her biography, Swingin’ at the Savoy: A Memoir of a Jazz Dancer, documents the swing dance era, and her recollections on Ken Burns’s Jazz documentaries provided a first-hand account of the Harlem music and dance scene. Today she teaches swing dance, including master classes at Stanford University and the University of Hawaii, and has choreographed dance scenes in Spike Lee’s Malcolm X and Debbie Allen’sStompin’ at the Savoy.

National Endowment for the Arts
400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20506
202.682.5400  |  webmgr@arts.gov

Ms. Miller is also the subject of author and historian Al Governor’s recently released children’s book, “Stompin at the Savoy”.
Illustrated by Martin French, the book tells the story of her childhood in Harlem and takes readers to Paris, Rio and Hollywood as a teenage Norma travels the world dancing with Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.

Florida filmmaker John Biffar completed a 72 minute documentary in 2006,
“Queen of Swing” (view the trailer.)
Narrated by Bill Cobbs, Queen of Swing takes an inside look at Norma Miller’s influence in the globalization of America’s jazz culture and her and her fellow artist’s role in racial integration.

For more information on John Biffar’s documentary, “Queen of Swing”, 
please contact Dreamtime Entertainment by phone at 239-549-4081 
or via Email at          John@DreamtimeEntertainment.com.

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Norma Miller was born in Harlem, New York, in 1919.
When the Great Depression began in 1929, Miller and her family moved to a new apartment that faced the Savoy Ballroom.
The Savoy was where Miller began her career as a professional swing dancer.
One day when Miller was 12, she was dancing outside the Savoy and approached by Twist Mouth George  .
Later that year, Miller entered the Savoy Lindy Hop Contest, which was held at the Apollo Theater.  with one of her high school friends. They won the contest.
Winning gave Miller recognition and prompted Herbert “Whitey” White to ask her to join his group, Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.
The group rose to prominence after winning a contest at the Harvest Moon Ball. Miller and the group performed on Broadway and in several motion pictures.

Swingin at the Savoy: A Memoir of a Jazz Dancer, Miller’s autobiography, describes her early life and meetings with the well-known jazz musicians and swing dancers of that time, including Frankie Manning, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie.

Miller appeared in six films and four television series.
Her most well-known film appearance is in the swing dancing scene in the film Hellzapoppin, featuring Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers.

 

Filmography

Films

Year Film Role
1937 A Day at the Races Black Singer
1941 Hellzapoppin’ Dancer (Cook)
1976 Sparkle Doreen
1977 The Richard Pryor Special Bar Patron
1992 Malcolm X Roseland Dancer
1995 Captiva Island Clara

TV Show Appearances

Year Show Role
1973-1974 Sanford and Son Dolly/Roxie/Jackie
1976 Grady Go-go dancer
1977 Sanford Arms Dolly Wilson
1979 Vega$ Maid

Documentary Appearances

Year Documentary
1989 Call of the Jitterbug
1993 Mo’Funny: Black Comedy in America
1996 E! True Hollywood Story
1999 American Masters
2000 Jazz
2006 Queen of Swing
2012 The Savoy King: Chick Webb & the Music That Changed America
2013 Moms Mabley: I Got somethin’ to Tell You

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Info primarily from ;

 John Biffar
National Endowment for the Arts
Wikipedia
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PDF-MW-Dtrt-20150827 Prts- A02-15HMp-Dtrt-NC-A02a-15K--Doc11-14.pngThe 2015 schedule for the 43rd annual Noel Night is listed below.

 

  1. – 3980 Second

**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**

Enjoy the sounds of Ryan Spencer ofJamaican Queens.
Detroit Clothing Circle •detroitclothingcircle.com
Sfumato Fragrances Subtrakt • 419.206.7113 • subtrakt.it

     2  – 71 Garfield
• 313.831.5100 •
…, refreshments, and more!

LTGraphics Artist Studio & Showroom
71 Garfield, Suite 170 • 313.930.0318 • ltgraphicsonline.com
Lynne Ford Studio 71 Garfield, Suite 160A • lynneford.net
Sharper Vision 71 Garfield, Suite 180 • 313.974.7299 • sharpervisiondetroit.com
SocraTea 71 Garfield, Suite 50 • 313.833.7100 • socrateadetroit.com … holiday tea tasting and cookie pairing (supplies limited).

**NOEL NIGHT SPONSOR**
Trent Creative
71 Garfield, Suitte 150 • 313.799.0348 • trentcreative.com Open house and refreshments.

  1. – 8 Degrees Plato Detroit

**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT** 3409 Cass • 313.888.9972 • 8degreesplato.com

A variety of craft beers, meads and hard cider offered for sale. Take home a growler filled with fresh holiday ale or enjoy a pint in the tap room! Performances by Bruce Farrell & Chrissy Morgan.

 

  1. – Artloft
    **NEW TO NOEL NIGHT** 4160 Cass, Suite C • 313.818.0023 • artloftonline.com 
    Musical trio performing on stage in store and Mrs. Claus will be handing out candy canes and random surprise gifts.

5:30-5:45 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause
6:15-6:45 p.m. – Julie Monahan, Flute Solo
7:15-8:15 p.m. – Britney Stoney performs

  1. – Avalon International Breads

422 W. Willis • 313.832.0008 • avalonbreads.net
Warm up with hot drinks, soups, hand pies and lots of love at Avalon
freshly baked cookies, samples of their Stollen and new Italian Pannetone!
Enter their holiday cookie decorating contest and join their
“hustle line” from 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Instruction provided.
5:15-5:30 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause
5:45-6:15 & 6:30-7:00 p.m. – Vista Vero
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Nikki Holland
9:00-10:00 p.m. – Michael Adams

 6 – AYV Midtown
4100 Woodward, Suite 201 (Located next door to the Majestic) • 313.831.2473 • theAYVstore.com
retail showroom for the lifestyle clothing brand: AYV Premium Lifestyle Apparel

7 – Back Alley Bikes | Hardcore Detroit | Ocelot Print Shop

3535 Cass • 313.873.5630
Located inside the Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation
7:30 & 8:30 p.m. – Hardcore Detroit  – Break Dance performances in the CCNDC community room

  1. – Bethel A.M.E. Church
    5050 St. Antoine • 313.831.8810 • bethelamechurchdetroit.org

SANCTUARY:
4:45 p.m. – Bethel Praise Chorale
5:00 p.m. – Bethel Kids Jump 4 Jesus/Women of Praise
5:15 p.m. – Bethel A.M.E. Church Choir
5:30 p.m. – Burton International Dance Company
5:45 p.m. – Jazz & Spirit Dance Theatre of Detroit
6:00 p.m. – St. Stephen A.M.E. Church Choir
6:15 p.m. – St. Stephen Praise in Motion Dancers
6:30 p.m. – Duke Ellington Sophisticated Ladies Choir
6:45 p.m. – Duke Ellington Dance Ensemble
7:00 p.m. – Gospel Temple Baptist Church Choir
7:20 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts Dance Company
7:45 p.m. – Michael Mindingall & Communion
7:45 p.m. – Duke Ellington School Dance Team
8:00 p.m. – East English Village Prepatory Academy Dance Team
8:15 p.m. – Greater Quinn A.M.E. Church
8:45 p.m. – Spain Middle School Dance Company
9:00 p.m. – Anna Marie (soloist)
9:15 p.m. – Diamond Divas Dancers
9:30 p.m. – Aaron Bravesoul Parrott

9 – The Black Dress Co.
87 E. Canfield • 313.833.7795 • www.theblackdressonline.com
6:15-7:00, 7:15-8:00 & 8:15-9:00 p.m. –Collective Peace

  1. – Bob’s Classic Kicks
    4717 Woodward • 313.832.7513 • bobsclassickicks.com
    DJ and live band. Hot cocoa will also be served.

11 – Busted Bra Shop
15 E. Kirby, Suite A • 313.288.0449 • bustedindetroit.com

12 – Campus Bible Fellowship
74 W. Forest • 313.833.9038 • cbfwsu.org
Enjoy a holiday music ensemble featuring songs performed by a
string quartet, handbell ensemble, and vocalists at

6:00 pm, 7:00 pm & 8:00 pm
at the CrossRoads to the Nations House.
They will also have complimentary holiday refreshments available.

  1. – Cass Café
    4620 Cass • 313.831.1400 • casscafe.com
    6:00-9:00 p.m. – Lac La Belle performs
    an acoustic duo from Detroit, Michigan,
    Jennie Knaggs & Nick Schillace.
    Influenced by early Americana
    accordion, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, harmonizing vocals, and fingerpicking resonator guitar.
    favorite holiday tunes alongside festive bluegrass, old-time, and 1920’s western swing.

Exhibition: “The Artists of Corktown Studios.”
On view:  November 7, 2015 – January 24, 2016.

14 – Cass Corridor Commons – 4605 Cass
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Detroit Community Music Showcase
PARLOR ROOM: 5:00 p.m. – CommonUnity Café –  menu of seasonal treats, so you can fill you hearts and appetites with cheer!
MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM: D. BLAIR THEATER (BASEMENT): SANCTUARY: 9:00 p.m. – Thornetta Davis

  1. – Cathedral Church of St. Paul
    4800 Woodward • 313.831.5000 • detroitcathedral.org
    5:00-10:00 p.m. – Live Animals of the Nativity on the Woodward Lawn.  5:15 p.m. – “Strolling” Tour of the Cathedral
    6:00 p.m. – Cathedral Choir in Concert
    6:30 p.m. – PianOboe in Concert
    7:00 p.m. – “Seated” Tour of the Cathedral
    7:30 p.m. – Organ Recital by Jeremy David Tarrant
    8:00 p.m. – Holiday Music by the 35-piece Five Lakes Silver Band.
  2. – Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
    315 E. Warren • 313.494.5800 • thewright.org
    GM THEATER: 5:15-6:00 p.m. – Ballet Renaissance 6:30-7:15 p.m. – Delta Prep Academy High School, Vocal21. Detroit Design Center Gallery
    **EXTENDED HOURS** 4225 Third • www.detroitdesigncenter.com

… baked goods and savory treats. Holiday gift sales.

10:00 p.m. – The Strange performs, including local performers Brett Lucas, James Simonson, and many more.

 

  1. – City Bird | Nest

460 W. Canfield • 313.831.9146 •citybirddetroit.com 460 W. Canfield • 313.831.9776 •nestdetroit.com

 

  1. – College for Creative Studies

201 E. Kirby • 313.664.7400 • collegeforcreativestudies.edu

annual Student and Alumni Art Sale will be held in the Walter B. Ford II Building, …

Blacksmithing and glassblowing demonstrations by CCS faculty and students will be held in the Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden.

6:00-8:45 p.m. – Friends Vocal Quintet (in the Walter B. Ford II Building)

 

  1. – Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward • 313.832.8540 • detroitartistsmarket.org

A light snack will be available to their guests.

 

  1. – Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs

5461 Brush • 313.873.1727 • dawc.tripod.com

An evening of holiday shopping and music, free hustle lessons and ZUMBA, quilt displays and building tours.

5:30-6:30 p.m. – Enjoy the music of the Violin Divas 7:15-8:15 p.m. – Lady Champagne

 

 

  1. – Detroit Historical Museum

5401 Woodward • 313.833.1805 • detroithistorical.org

 

GRAND TRUNK PASSENGER STATION: STREETS OF OLD DETROIT: LEGENDS PLAZA (outside Woodward entrance): 6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – St. Paul Lutheran Church Bell Choir Qui Qui Edibles will provide food for purchase throughout the night.

WRIGLEY HALL: BOOTH AUDITORIUM: 5:00 & 6:30 p.m. – Madrigale Chorale 7:30 p.m. – Twelfth Night Singers 8:45 p.m.- Keith Gamble Quartet

AMERICA’S MOTOR CITY: 6:00 & 7:00 p.m. – YMCA Deep River Choir

 

  1. – Detroit Institute of Arts

5200 Woodward • 313.833.7900 • dia.org

LECTURE HALL: 5:00 & 6:30 p.m. – Detroit Actor’s Theatre Company performs “My Favorite Holiday Memories” 8:00 p.m. – Shakespeare in Detroit performs “Veni, Vidi, Vici”

 

RIVERA COURT:   5:15 & 6:30 p.m. – Cree Carrico performs “A Broadway Christmas” 8:45 p.m. – Imani Winds

PRENTIS COURT: 5:00-9:00 p.m. – The Snow Queen 6:00 p.m. – Dixon’s Violin

KIRBY ENTRANCE: 5:00-8:30 p.m. – Photos with Santa.

STUDIO 1ST LEVEL: 5:00-8:30 p.m. – Gingerbread workshop craft activity

CRYSTAL GALLERY: 6:15 p.m. – Tia Imani Hanna  8:00 p.m. – Inner Voices

KRESGE RECEPTION: 5:45 p.m. – Nicole New 7:15 & 8:45 p.m. – Augustus Williamson

DETROIT FILM THEATER: 6:15 p.m. – Tuba Christmas 7:00 p.m. – Festival Singers  7:45 p.m. – Mosaic Singers

Food and drink available in Cafe DIA, Kresge Court, and the Great Hall. Holiday shopping also available.

 

  1. – Detroit Public Library

5201 Woodward • 313.481.1339 • detroitpubliclibrary.org

CASS MEZZANINE: 5:00-10:00 p.m. – Gratitude Steel Band

CHILDREN’S LIBRARY: 5:00-8:45 p.m. – Visit with Santa
SOUTH WING: 5:00 p.m. – Living Arts 5:45 p.m. – Dance City Performance Team & Studio Detroit 7:30 p.m. – Marygrove Repertory Dance 8:30 p.m. – Heritage Works

CLARA STANTON JONES FRIENDS AUDITORIUM: 5:15 p.m. – The Marvin Jones Trio 6:45 p.m. – PanaMO 8:15 p.m. – Maurice Davis

GALLERIA: 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – A poetry and music performance featuring InsideOut Literary Arts Projectwriters:

Audra Kubat, Mahogany Jones, Naidra Walls, Terrell Morrow, Hajjar Baban and Justin Rogers.

 

  1. Detroit Symphony Orchestra/Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center

3711 Woodward • 313.576.5111 • dso.org

ATRIUM: 6:15-6:45 p.m. – Detroit Children’s Choir MUSIC BOX: 7:00 & 8:15 p.m. – The Diving Bell (FREE)

ORCHESTRA HALL: “Mahler’s Resurrection” (Tickets required $ ).

 

  1. – Detroit Yoga Lab

69 W. Forest • 313.831.9642 • detroityogalab.com

 

  1. – Ecumenical Theological Seminary

2930 Woodward • 313.831.5200 • www.etseminary.edu

… Light refreshments will be offered.

6:00 p.m. – AKA Ringing Pearls Bell Choir.

 

  1. – Epicurus Restaurant

111 W. Warren • 313.832.0133

5:30-9:00 p.m. – Jay Graves performs.

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  1. – First Congregational Church

33 E. Forest • 313.831.4080 • friendsoffirst.com

 

SANCTUARY: 6:30 p.m. – Detroit Medical Orchestra – “Symphony No. 5, Op. 64” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.

This performance will play the full sympony and will last approximately 50 minutes. 8:30 p.m. – Madeleine Peyroux – American jazz singer, songwriter, and guitarist Delicious hot food will also be available for sale.

 

  1. – FLO Boutique

404 W. Willis • 313.831.4901 • flowingflava.com

… live dancing mannequins.

 

 

  1. – Galerie Camille

4130 Cass, Suite C • 313.974.6737 • galeriecamille.com

… Multimedia street performers …

 

  1. – The Garden Theater

3929 Woodward • 313.832.0888 • thegardentheaterdetroit.com

 

beautifully renovated historic theater, … Midtown’s newest restaurant inside, The Block.

A cash bar inside the theater will be open during the evening.

7:30 p.m. – Project Daydream performs “Madeline the Musical” 9:00 p.m. – Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys

 

  1. – Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Company

3965 Woodward • 313.831.9627 • www.greatlakescoffee.com

Stop in for a locally roasted cup of coffee, glass of beer or wine or a cocktail with a holiday twist.

acoustic trio The Half Bloofs (x – The Blueflowers acoustic trio) from 5;30-8:30 p.m.

late night DJ sessionafter 9:00 p.m.

 

  1. – Great Expressions

3670 Woodward • 313.355.1665 • greatexpressions.com

 

  1. – The Green Garage

4444 Second • 313.444.4054 • www.greengaragedetroit.com

5:30 p.m. – Kitty Donohoe performs

 

  1. – The Hannan House

4750 Woodward • 313.833.1300 • www.hannan.org

HANNAN CAFE: 6:30 p.m. – DEPSA Youth Chorale 7:30 p.m. – Lorenzo Rhodes

ELLEN KAYROD GALLERY: LOWER LEVEL: 6:00 p.m. – DSA Male Ensemble: Visions 7:00 p.m. – Hannan Center for Lifelong Learning’s Belly Dancing Class: The Silver Shakers 7:30 p.m. – Chinese Program

 

37.-    Hellenic Museum of Michigan

67 E. Kirby • 313.871.4100 • hellenicmi.org

… live Greek music, dance, pastries and much more!

Exhibit:  “Nike: Greece’s Critical Role in Nazi Germany’s Defeat”

 

  1. – The Inn on Ferry Street

84 E. Ferry • 313.871.6000 • theinnonferrystreet.com

Tours of the Scott House will be available throughout the evening.

 

  1. – The International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit

111 E. Kirby • 313.871.8600 • www.iimd.org

“Holidays Around the World,” –  cultural performances, ethnic food, displays unique gifts from many lands.

 

  1. – Kit and Ace

**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**

4240 Cass, Suite 106  • kitandace.com

Christmas music mixes by DJ IV Wolves

 

  1. – Majestic Theater Complex

4120 Woodward • 313.833.9700 • www.majesticdetroit.com

Majestic Cafe dinner, drinks and laughter featuring  Konrad Lee, Loung Singer Extraordinaire.

There will be food and drinks for purchase and holiday shopping in the Majestic for Noel Night.

 

  1. – Michigan Science Center

5020 John R • 313.577.8400 • www.mi-sci.org

5:00-8:30 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods Student Art Gallery 5:30-8:30 p.m. – Arts Academy in the Woods performances from their

Madrigal Choir, Concert Choir, Chorale Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Flute Quartet, Dance Department …

Arts Academy in the Woods is a 2015 sponsor of Noel Night!

MiSci LUNAR GALLERY STAGE: 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – The Music of Wizard of Oz: – Warren Civic Theater.

singers perform songs from their upcoming show on the MiSci Lunar Gallery Stage.

MiSci DTE ENERGY SPARKS THEATER: 6:00-8:30 p.m. –

MiSci KIDS TOWN: MiSci ENTRANCE LOBBY: 6:30-7:30 p.m. –  Super Grover

MiSci COSMIC CAFE: Open 5:00-8:30 p.m. Grab ‘n Go food and beverages. Prices range from $0.50 – $8.00.

FOOD TRUCKS | 5:00-9:00 p.m. Beignets 2 Go and Bigalora Wood Fired Pizza will be located in the Science Center’s parking lot.

 

  1. – University Prep Science & Math Middle School

**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**

5100 John R • 313.832.8400 • upsm.uprepschools.com

Holiday crafts for children 12 and under. Snacks also available ($).

CAFETERIA: 5:00 p.m. – UPSM Elementary School 5th Grade Choir 5:45 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Singers & Strings 6:30 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Dancers 7:15 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Singers & Strings 8:00 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Dancers

 

  1. – Michigan State University – Detroit Center

3408 Woodward • 313.578.9708 • www.detroitcenter.msu.edu

2ND FLOOR ENSEMBLE ROOM: 5:00-7:00 p.m. – Instrument Petting Zoo!

2ND FLOOR FRONT LOBBY: 5:00-6:00 p.m. – Mariella Mouse in the Opera House Story Time – Children …

MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM: 5:30-6:30 p.m. – MSU Detroit Gospel Choir, 6:30-8:00 p.m. – Spartan Youth Jazz – Open jam session

 

  1. – Model D House

4470 Second • www.modeldmedia.com

 

  1. – Motor City Brewing Works

470 W. Canfield • 313.832.2700 • www.motorcitybeer.com

Detroit’s oldest Brewery celebrates hand‐crafted beers and ciders,

and serves gourmet pizzas and other foods featuring locally grown produce…

 

  1. – Motor City Brewing Works Warehouse | RUNdetroit | Shinola

441 W. Canfield

… live entertainment from 7:00-10:00 p.m.

5:00-7:00 p.m. – Kid’s Holiday Dance Party featuring DJ Anytime and His Incredible Pop Machine 7:30 p.m. – Danny and the Darleans | All ages show 9:00-10:00 p.m. – Bronze Radio Return | All ages show

 

  1. – Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)

4454 Woodward • 313.832.6622 • www.mocadetroit.org

Art, music, treats and crafts for all ages.

Pilar Cote will DJ Latin music throughout the evening.

5:00-9:00 p.m. – Art activity with Lisa Luevanos

MUSEUM: Exhibition: United States of Latin America. Curated by: Jens Hoffmann and Pablo León de la Barra.

…thirty emerging artists from Latin America,

MOBILE HOMESTEAD: Exhibition: You Can’t Print That! 50 Years of The Fifth Estate.

 

  1. – N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art

52 E. Forest • 313.831.8700 • www.nnamdicenter.org

 “Simbi dzebasa – Four contemporary artists from Zimbabwe

3:00-10:00 p.m. – House music by DJ Stacey “Hotwaxx” Hale

 

  1. Plymouth United Church of Christ

600 E. Warren • 313.831.2460 • www.puccdetroit.org

LOWER LEVEL: … light meal with sides and drinks.  – Secured parking also available.

UPPER LEVEL SANCTUARY: 5:00 p.m. – Spain School Performing Arts Mime/Choir/Dance 5:30 p.m. – Plymouth Renaissance Choir 5:45 p.m. – MacArthur K-8 University Academy Middle School Concert Choir – Southfield 6:05 p.m. – Plymouth Gospel Choir/Plymouth Youth Choir 6:15 p.m. – Levey Middle School Marching Band – Southfield 6:30 p.m. – Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy 7:00 p.m. – Dancematics 7:30 p.m. – Cass Tech Orchestra 8:00 p.m. – Higher Praise Dancers/Plymouth “Water” Chorale/Plymouth Blended Voices 8:30 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts Dancers

 

  1. – Preservation Detroit

4735 Cass • 313.577.3559 • www.preservationdetroit.org

Placemaking Cass Park activities and gallery of historic buildings.

… DJ Jeff Richards will spin Detroit and holiday tunes.

Free hot cider and cookies, and more!

 

  1. – St. Josaphat Church

**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**

715 E. Canfield • 313.831.6659 • motherofdivinemercy.org

 

  1. – The Scarab Club

**EXTENDED HOURS** 217 E. Farnsworth • 313.831.1250 • www.scarabclub.org

Two bars with beer, wine & spirits, hot chocolate & cider.

Food Truck Rally. Visit Santa by the fire and create kid-friendly craft.

5:00-6:00 p.m. – Delta Prep Academy Vocal 6:00-7:00 p.m. – Suzuki Royal Oak 7:15-8:00 p.m. – Laith Al-Saadi 8:30-9:30 p.m. – RJ Spangler

 

  1. – Simone DeSousa Gallery

444 W. Willis • 313.833.9000 • simonedesousagallery.com

Music and refreshments.

 

  1. – Small Mall on 2nd

4246 Second • 313.960.4656

… Wi-Fi Study Hall and Sweet Chateau Cupcakes.

5:30-9:00 p.m. – A local pianist will provide musical accompaniment to sing Christmas carols.

Light refreshments. Holiday shopping.

 

  1. – Source Booksellers

4240 Cass, Suite 105 • 313.832.1155 • sourcebooksellers.com

7:30-10:00 p.m. – Barbara Ware, local jazz singer and her musicians …

 

  1. – Spiral Collective – Dell Pryor Gallery | Tulani Rose

Dell Pryor Gallery • 4201 Cass • 313.833.6990 • dellpryorgalleries.com Tulani Rose • 4201 Cass • 313.832.2477 • tulanirose.com

5:00 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause 6:00-9:00 p.m. – Enjoy the holiday sounds with visiting DJ JMO of St. Louis – Christmas House music.

 

  1. – University of Michigan – Detroit Center

3663 Woodward • 313.593.3584 • www.detroitcenter.umich.edu

Visit the U-M Detroit Center and enjoy seasonal musical performances, a scavenger hunt and holiday crafts.

5:00 p.m. – Oak Park Voices of Inspiration School Choir 6:00 p.m. – Detroit Christian Youth Orchestra 6:45 p.m. – Winans Academy Orchestra 7:10 p.m. – Winans Academy Dance Company 8:30 p.m. – LSO Dance Company

 

  1. – Wayne State University Art Department Gallery

150 Art Building (in WSU’s Community Arts Center, near Cass & Kirby) • 313.577.2980 • art.wayne.edu

… Hot cocoa and cookies will be available. Art Department Gallery.

 

  1. – Wayne State University Bookstore

82 W. Warren • 313.577.2436

Warm up in the cafe with a seasonal holiday drink!

 

  1. – Wayne State University Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance

Hilberry Theatre 4743 Cass • WSU Theatre Box Office • 313-577-2972 •theatreanddance.wayne.edu

2:00 & 8:00 p.m. – Inspecting Carol. By Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Theatre.

(Tickets required).

Maggie Allesee Dance Theatre 4841 Cass (3317 Old Main) • 313.577.4273 • dance.wayne.edu

WSU Dance Company performs their annual evening-length presentation. ($).

Studio Theatre 4743 Cass (below the Hilberry Theatre) • 313.577.2972 •theatreamddance.wayne.edu

  1. – Wayne State University – Old Main Building

4841 Cass

CASS AVENUE ENTRANCE | FRONT FOYER: 4841 Cass • 313.577.6156 • dance.wayne.edu

5:00-10:00 p.m. – WSU Dance Workshop students present a hot chocolate/coffee station. 5:00-10:00 p.m. – Live Coal Gallery

5:00-10:00 p.m. – T.A.P. – Teen Artists Program – art on exhibit and for sale. 5:00 & 7:00 p.m. – WSU Jazz Ensembles

MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY: 4841 Cass | 1st Floor • 313.577.2598 • clas.wayne.edu/anthromuseum
PLANETARIUM: Room 0209, Lower Level • 313.577.2107 • planetarium.wayne.edu

SCHAVER MUSIC RECITAL HALL: Old Main Annex Building, enter at 480 W. Hancock between Cass and Second • 313.577.1795 • music.wayne.edu

7:30 p.m. – Holiday Strings – A recital of string chamber music featuring students from the Wayne State University Department of Music.

 

  1. – Wayne State University Welcome Center

42 W. Warren • canstructdetroit.tumblr.com

 

  1. – WDET 101.9 FM Detroit

**NOEL NIGHT SPONSOR** 4600 Cass • 313.577.4146 • www.wdet.org

Hot cocoa will be available to warm you up!

 

  1. – Whole Foods Market – Nutrition & Culinary Education Center

3670 Woodward, Suite 103-B • 313.354.6150

Tasty samples and sparkling cider will be served.

Cooking demos will ake place at 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30 and 8:00.

 

  1. – Will Leather Goods

**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**

4120 Second • 313.309.7892 • willleathergoods.com

Holiday drinks and entertainment for the entire family!

 

  1. – Woodward Avenue Bandstand

Located on Woodward Avenue between Kirby and Farnsworth

6:00 p.m. – Allen Park High School Marching Band 7:00 & 8:15 p.m. – Bacchanal Promotions “Top Hat Side Show” 8:00 p.m. – Detroit Party Marching Band 9:30 p.m. – Salvation Army Brass Band Sing-Along

 

  1. – Youth Development Commission

30 E. Canfield, 2nd Floor • 313.963.8916 • www.ydcdetroit.org

Crafts, live music, group mural, art exhibit, youth photo competition, food and warm drinks. Holiday shopping also available!

SECOND FLOOR: 6:00 p.m. – Live music (jazz band) 7:00 p.m. – DSA – Vision Male Ensemble of the Arts 7:30 p.m. – Kia Kyndel 7:45 p.m. – Deshawn Wilson 8:00 p.m. – Photo contest judging begins. 8:15 p.m. – Akil Alvin, Donnevan Tolbert & Friends

 

  1. – Z Ballerini

**NEW TO NOEL NIGHT**

4215 Cass • 313.312.9817 • zballerini.com

6:30 p.m. – Caroling For A Cause 7:30 p.m. – Urban Stringz 8:30 p.m. – The Festival Singers

 

  1. – Apetechnology

 

Old Man Winter and his Icicle Army robots will take over the College for Creative Studies’ Ford Campus’ circular drive at Kirby and John R.

 

  1. – Corktown Studios

 

  1. – Ralph Taylor | Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions

Ralph Taylor of Caribbean Mardi Gras Productions will present The Broken Angel, a large-scale dance and music production outdoors on the Wayne State University green space at the southwest corner of Woodward and Warren.

 

Also –

 

 

Hopcat 4265 Woodward • 313.769.8828 • hopcat.com/detroit Hopcate will feature a FREE performance by The Infatuations from 10:00-11:30 p.m.

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– Halloween Dance Party –

Lesson from 8:00pm to 9:00pm (Salsa by Kiyana)

Professional Show Dance at 9:00pm (-Cha-Cha-)

Meeting House Grand Ballroom of Plymouth 

Open Dancing from 9pm til Midnight

Ford Ballroom Dance Club Events are open to the public where everyone is welcome.

Singles and couples are invited to the Meeting House Grand Ballroom in Plymouth to the annual Halloween Dance Event.

Enjoy the wonderful recorded ballroom/Latin music from  DJ  Tom Walthall.

Halloween Costumes contest  – but not mandatory.

Kiyana Brown has been dancing for 18 years and has been formally trained in Cecchetti Ballet Grades I-IV.

She took a dive into the world of ballroom, teaching and choreographing – American Rhythm and Smooth .

She has also training in International Latin to eventually compete pro/pro with her partner

Address

The Meeting house is located on the second floor of

499 South Main St.,

Plymouth, MI 48170.

$12 per person.

Include dance lesson.

dance shoes and brushes for sale.

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– Brown & Brown –

HOT Sizzling Latin Show Dance by Professional  Dancer Kiyana Brown & Chad Brown.

For more information, please contact Jenny Remington at jremingt@ford.com.

Or call 313-805-8044.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music – Jazz- Detroit – MI – DJF – Labor Day WE – 2015 –

– Music – Jazz- Detroit Jazz Festival – 

  • Friday,   September 4, 2015
  • Monday, September 7, 2015

800 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI (map)

42.332152 -83.047036

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August 27-29, 2015 (thu-sat) Kalamazoo Island Festival – at Growlers Baseball Field, Mayor Riverfront Park in Kalamazoo (West MI).
http://www.islandfestkalamazoo.com/ + facebook
Annual. Reggae music includes “international, national, regional, and local talent and is the largest celebration of the Caribbean culture in Michigan.”

August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Blues By The Bay – in East Tawas, MI (East Michigan).

bluesbythebaytawas.org
Annual three day blues festival presented by the Tawas Bay Blues Society (TBBS).

Performer Line-Up on website, $20 for all three days.

August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Porcupine Mountains Music Festival – in the U.P. (upper peninsula). http://www.porkiesfestival.org/ + facebook
Annual, held in the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Annual festival features “folk, blues, bluegrass and contemporary music from top-class nationally touring artists as well as up and coming Michigan artists.

Over 30 artists, outdoor stages.”

August 28-30, 2015 (fri-sun) Sun Dried Music Festival – in Mason, MI (near Lansing).

http://www.masondda.com/Sun-Dried.html + facebook
Annual, free Admission, showcases a variety of musical performances ranging from rock, jazz, blues, latin jazz, salsa, and country.

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September 4-6, 2015 (fri-sun) Marquette Area Blues Fest – in Marquette, MI (U.P., upper peninsula). marquetteareabluessociety.org/
Marquette Area Blues Society (MABS) Annual Blues Festival in the Upper Peninsula includes main performances, music workshops, dance workshops, festival after party.

September 4-7, 2015 (fri-mon) Arts, Beats & Eats Festival (Ford Arts, Beats & Eats) – in Royal Oak, MI

(just north of Detroit).
http://www.artsbeatseats.com/ + facebook
“Oakland County’s Favorite Summer Festival Celebrating Art, Music, Cuisine and Humanity. The festival will offer more than 200 performances on ten stages, a highly ranked Juried Fine Arts Show, local restaurants with some of the finest cuisine in metro Detroit, plus international, regional and local attractions. annual event every Labor Day Weekend.

September 4-7, 2015 (fri-mon) Detroit Jazz Festival – 35th Annual – at Hart Plaza, Downtown Detroit Riverfront. http://www.detroitjazzfest.com/
Free Admission, several stages, features Jazz & crossover music.

September 5, 2015 (sat) Thumbfest – in Lexington (in Michigan’s Thumb).
http://www.bluewaterfolksociety.org/ + facebook
“Annual, FREE all-day music festival for the entire family with music stages spread throughout downtown Lexington. Thumbfest spotlights acoustic music from traditions as diverse as New Orleans brass to Celtic, PanWorld to blues, Eastern European to Americana.

There are multiple stages, workshops, jam sites, dance hall, song circles, children’s stage area, crafts and a Hootenanny at the end of the night.

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08/27 to 08/29 2015 – Island Festival Growler’s Baseball Complex – Kalamazoo, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – I,N,R,L (music types: WL RT RG )

 08/27 to 08/30 2015 – Houghton County Fair Houghton County Fairgrounds – Hancock, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: CY OT FK CH Variety )
 08/28 to 08/29 2015 – Metamora Country Days Metmora Lions Hall and downtown – Metamora, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – L (music types: CY RK Variety )
 08/28 to 08/30 2015 – Blues by the Bay in the Tawases East Tawas City Park – East Tawas, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – I,N,R,L (music types: CZ BL )
 08/28 to 08/30 2015 – Hastings Summerfest Arts and Crafts Show Courthouse Lawn – Hastings, MI Entertainment: 2 stages – R,L (music types: Variety )
 08/28 to 08/30 2015 – Porcupine Mountains Music Festival Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park – Ontonagon, MI Entertainment: 3 stages – I,N,R,L (music types: BL BG CY WL RT FK )
 08/28 to 08/30 2015 – Lincoln Park Days Youth Center Park – Lincoln Park, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – L (music types: CY RK Variety )
 08/29 to 08/29 2015 – Michigan Pride Rally & Festival Old Town – Lansing, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music : SW JZ BL BG CY OT NA RK FK CR CL )
 08/29 to 08/29 2015 – Swartz Creek Art in the Park Elms Park – Swartz Creek, MI Entertainment: 0 w/Roving Performers – l (music types: Variety )
 08/29 to 08/30 2015 – Chesterfield Arts and Music Festival Brandenburg Park – Chesterfield, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: Variety )
 08/30 to 08/30 2015 – Walled Lake Market Day Downtown – Walled Lake, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – L (music types: Variety )
 09/02 to 09/06 2015 – Saline Community Fair Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds – Ann Arbor, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: TF TC CY RK CH Variety )
 09/02 to 09/07 2015 – Dickinson County Fair Dickinson County Fairgrounds – Norway, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – L (music types: CY )
 09/03 to 09/24 2015 – Imlay City Farmers’ Market – September Downtown – Imlay City, MI Entertainment: 0 w/Roving Performers – L (music types: BC JZ ET RA CZ BL BG CY OT WL RT NA RB RG FK CR GP LN CH CL )
 09/04 to 09/07 2015 – Michigan Bean Festival Mulberry Park – Fairgrove, MI Entertainment: 2 stages – R,L (music types: TF CY RK Variety )
 09/05 to 09/05 2015 – Thumbfest 2015 Downtown Lexington – Lexington, MI Entertainment: 8 stages –

R,L (music : ET CZ BL BG OT WL RT RK FK GP CH )

09/05 to 09/05 2015 – Art on the Lake at Curtis Erickson Center Park – Curtis, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: Variety )

 09/05 to 09/05 2015 – Springfield’s Car and Craft Show Springfield Farmer’s Market – Springfield, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: OT )

09/05 to 09/06 2015 – Thumb Arts Guild Art in the Park Gallup Park – Port Austin, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: SW BG RK FK Variety )

 09/05 to 09/06 2015 – Algonac Art Fair Algonac Park – Algonac, MI Entertainment: 0 w/Roving Performers – L (music types: JZ ET OT FK )

09/05 to 09/07 2015 – Paw Paw Wine & Harvest Festival Downtown – Paw Paw, MI Entertainment: 4 stages –

R,L (music types: SW BC CZ BL BG CY RB RP RK CR Variety )

 09/06 to 09/27 2015 – The Sunday Artisan Market – September 315 Detroit Street – Ann Arbor, MI Entertainment: 1 stage – R,L (music types: BL RG FK CL )

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  • A ‘tba’ in place of information means “to be arranged“.
  • show dates: The month, starting day, ending day, and the year. Events with dates from prior years indicates that we were unable to get updates as the event sponsor did not respond to our requests to update.
  • sponsor: The organization, promoter or group putting the event on. If a ^ is at the end of the sponsor’s name, this indicates a promoter or multiple shows.
  • show name: If a ^ is at the end of a show name, this indicates a mall show.
  • dir. & ph.no.: The directors for the show; arts and crafts, food, entertainment, and show director and their phone numbers.
  • attnd. last yr: This is the number of people that attended last year. An `na’ indicates a first year event or a mall show. If ‘undisclosed’ this means it was not disclosed by the promoter.
  • # of years: The number of years the event has taken place.
  • deadlines: The deadline to apply to participate. If there is no date, the show closes when filled or no deadline was provided.
  • # food booths: The number of food booths the sponsor plans to have. There will be a number or a description of how the food will be provided i.e.: catered, nonprofit, concession, or local.
  • food booth fees: The fees for food vendors.
  • # exhibitors: The number of exhibitors the sponsor plans to have. (i.e. art, craft, commercial and corp./information, not food or local info booths)
  • exhibitor fees: The fees for artists, craftsmen and other exhibitors.
  • juried: This indicates that the exhibitor must submit slides, photos or a copy of his or her work to be reviewed for acceptance.
  • prize money: This refers to cash only, represented by the amount. An `na’ indicates no prize money reported by promoter.
  • entertainment / stages: The number of stages followed by symbols indicating the level of entertainment and the type of entertainment. See symbols key below.
  • other activities: Any other activities or entertainment that will be a part of the event.
  • show location: The exact place, city and state where the event will take place.ENTERTAINMENT SYMBOLS KEY:AL = alternative AM = Americana  BC = Beach  BG = Bluegrass BL = Blues    CL = Classical/Symphony CH = Children’s CR = Christian CY = Country CZ = Cajun/Zydeco EL = Electronic ET = Ethnic EX = Experimental FK = Folk FU = Funk GP = Gospel JM = Jam JZ = Jazz LN = Latin ME = Metal NA = New Age OP = Opera OT = Old-Time RA = Ragtime RB = Rhythm & Blues/Soul RG = reggae RK = Rock RO = Rockabilly RP = Rap RT = Roots SO = Soul SP = Spoken Word SW = Swing TC = Dj/Dance/Techno TF = Top Forty WL = World Variety = All kinds of music, many different types.                                                                          http://festivalnet.com/music_festivals.html                        —————————————————————————————————————————————
  • na:  Indicates non applicable or none.
  • Entertainment Levels: I = International, N = National, R = Regional, L = Local Music:

– ” It’s a – Good Thing ” –

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Jazz Fest Lansing - 2015 Jazz Fest Lansing – 2015

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

5:30 – 6:30 Dot Org
MICA (South) Stage

6:00-7:00 Marcus Elliot
North Stage

7:00-8:30 Paul Keller Orchestra
MICA (South) Stage

8:30-9:30 Jim Cooper Quartet
North Stage

9:30-11:00 Tony Monaco / Fareed Haque Trio featuring Randy Gelispie
MICA (South) Stage

11:00-12:00 Fareed Haque’s MathGames
North Stage

River Stage (Under the Big Tent in City Lot 56)

5:45-6:45 Anthony Stanco – Jazz trumpet workshop

7:15-8:15 JAMM Scholarship Trio featuring Clif Metcalf
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

2:00-3:00 Lansing Community College Jazz Band
MICA (South) Stage

3:00-4:00 Beth Stalker
North Stage

4:00-5:30 George DeLancey
MICA (South) Stage

5:30-6:30 Endea Owens
North Stage

6:30-8:00 Betty Joplin
MICA (South) Stage

8:00-9:00 Chris Lawrence & Linosphere
North Stage

9:00-10:30 Grupo Aye
MICA (South) Stage

10:30-12:00 Late Night Grooves with Duncan McMillan
North…

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Latin + Music – Dance –
From a few Music Types –

Son y Casino

In my previous article, I attempted to make a case about one of the advantages of learning to dance to the conga sound (which emphasizes the second and forth count). Unlike the clave, the conga is more explicit in most songs to which you listen nowadays. Therefore, if you are a beginner trying to learn how to keep a beat, learning to follow the conga’s sound functions, to this effect, much better than if you were to try finding the sound of the clave which, because it is implicit, you cannot hear.

There is another advantage to following the conga sound, which I will make a case for in this piece. And this advantage is that, by following the conga, you not only learn the preferred count for dancing the Cuban dance called son (which is danced on the 2), but you also learn the correct way of stepping to…

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– Some Thoughts from Some Dance types –

Son y Casino

Hello, everybody! This is the second video blog post from son y casino. In this one, we talk about how to find the clave during the montuno section of the song using the cowbell pattern. I hope it helps!

Recommended readings in case some of the things said in the video do not make sense or are confusing:

On the distinction between the introduction and the montuno:

SALSA OR TIMBA? THE CASE FOR SON

On the difference between the 3-2 clave and 2-3 clave:

CLAVE: 3-2 OR 2-3? UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE AND ITS APPLICATIONS

Once you’re done watching the above video, this following video shows what I explained above. From 3:20 to 4:20 you have a minute-long frame showing the cowbell and clave players, and you can see what I was explaining above.

In more modern music, it is a little harder to hear so clearly the cowbell pattern, so…

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JULY

7-12 Common Ground Music Festival
Lansing • (517) 267-1502 • http://www.commongroundfest.com

celebrate the 16th year of this annual week-long music celebration.

National headlining artists mix with regional and local favorites to create the summer’s hottest festival.

Enjoy rock, country, blues and more along the scenic Grand River.

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13-18 Eaton County Fair
Charlotte • (517) 543-4510 • http://www.eatoncountyfair.com
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17-18 Old Town Scrapfest
Lansing • (517) 485-4283 • http://www.oldtownscrapfest.com
Teams have two weeks to create art out of recycled materials that will be displayed during event.

Food, music and beverages and more!

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25 Car Capital Auto Show
Lansing • (517) 372-0529 • http://www.reoldsmuseum.org/
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25 Taste of Downtown
Lansing • (517) 487-3322 • http://www.tasteofdowntown.org
food sampling, wine tasting from over 100 varieties of wine from around the world and live music on Washington Square!

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