Category: Dance


 

– SalsaMania –
– 2018 –

To purchase last-minute tickets:

Call MASON FINCH: 248.377.8708

Use promo code: SalsaMania on the Court and get $5 discount!!!

– SalsaMania IV –

On The Little Caesars Arena Court
SATURDAY, MARCH 24th 2018   • 1:00 PM –

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Thank you for your participation in Salsa Mania IV
now at Little Caesars Arena
We are looking forward to hosting you!
Attending this event will provide you with the unique opportunity to
dance down on the Detroit Pistons court at LCA.
Stay for an exciting night as the Detroit Pistons take on the Chicago Bulls.

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ARRIVAL AND REGISTRATION:

-Enter Little Caesars Arena through the Meijer Southwest Entrance.  

– All participants must have a valid March 24th
Detroit Pistons game ticket to enter Little Caesars Arena
to participate in Salsa Mania.  

– Once inside the Meijer Southwest Entrance with your ticket,
you may check in at the registration table and pick up your wrist band.

Additional questions may be answered there.

– All Salsa Mania participants MUST wear soft-soled, non-marking shoes.
High Heels and hard sole shoes are NOT permitted.

ITINERARY:

– 1:00 to 1:30 – Doors Open  

– 1:30 to 2:00 – Salsa Dancing Lessons on the Court

– 2:00 to 3:30 – Salsa Mania Dancing on the Court

– 3:30 to 5:30 – Dancing in the Via

– 5:30 to 7:00 – Enjoy Shoot Around and Pre-Game Festivities

– 7:00 – Detroit Pistons vs. Chicago Bulls 

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– Noel Night –

 – Saturday –
– December  02, 2017 –
– 5:00pm-10:00pm –

DETROIT CLOTHING CIRCLE | SFUMATO FRAGRANCES

3980 Second Avenue
6:00 p.m. flute performance by William Underwood.
7:00 p.m.  the ever fabulous Bev Love at .
8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. slow jam set to end the night With Stacye’ J
Featured seasonal cocktails from local bartenders while they last.

Detroit Clothing Circle

313.887.1370 |
detroitclothingcircle.com
Sfumato Fragrances sfumatofragrances.com
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BOHOMODERN |
DR. NIA AVELINA-AGUIRRE |
LT GRAPHICS |
THE NATURAL MARKET |
SHARPER VISION |
SOCRA TEA |
SUGAR HILL CLAY

71 GARFIELD:
5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. – Jazz singer Bella Prasatek
in the lobby by Noel Night sponsor, Trent Creative.

Dr. Nia Avelina-Aguirre Suite 150
Enjoy a chair massage,
make personalized gift baskets of natural products,
come for “Ask Nia, the Naturopath” sessions.

LTGraphics + Art City – Creative Spaces Suite 170 |
313.930.0318 |
artcitydetroit.org,
ltgraphicsonline.com

Biz to Biz Match Productions /
USA Rocks Collection (non-profit retail) Suite 170 |
313.516.0629
ArtCity Creative Spaces / LTGraphics –
fashion show
enjoy the sounds with a roaming saxophone player
refreshments.
Biz to Biz Match Productions will sponsor
free glow-in-the-dark and seasonal arts and crafts activities
for kids 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The Natural Market
gift wrapping and snacks.

Sharper Vision Suite 180 |
313.974.7299 | sharpervisiondetroit.com
cheese and hot cider.

Socra Tea Suite 50 |
313.831.7100 | socrateadetroit.com

Sugar Hill Clay Studio Suite 30 |
313.831.6100 | sugarhillclay.com
5:00-9:00 p.m.- hand-made ceramics and art sale in the studio

Trent Creative | Noel Night Sponsor
313.799.0348 | trentcreative.com
light refreshments.
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8 DEGREES PLATO DETROIT

3409 Cass Avenue |
313.888.9972 | 8degreesplato.com
holiday shenanigans, live music, and seasonal beers. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

ALLEY TACO –

418 W. Willis |
313.818.0067 | alleytaco.biz
5:45-6:00 p.m. – LaShaun Phoenix Moore Carolers perform. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

ARC DETROIT –

51 W. Hancock |
313.831.0202 | arc-detroit.org
3:00-11:00 p.m.  arts, crafts and comic books to view and buy–
warming center with hot apple cider and hot chocolate for free. on Noel Night.
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ARTLOFT MIDTOWN

4160 Cass, Suite C |
313.818.0023 | artloftonline.com
festive music inside the store and will be visited by carolers too! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

AVALON INTERNATIONAL BREADS

422 W. Willis |
313.832.0008 | avalonbreads.net
5:15-5:30 p.m. – LaShaun Phoenix Moore Carolers perform. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

BACK ALLEY BIKES | PKSA KARATE

Hang out at Back Alley Bikes and the Hub of Detroit on Noel Night!
Back Alley Bikes + The Hub Detroit
3535 Cass Avenue |
313.873.5630 | thehubofdetroit.com

affordable re-furbished bikes on sale
loads of accessories to make your bike stand out.

PKSA Karate 3627B Cass Ave. |
313.757.2749 | PKSA.com

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BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH

5050 St. Antoine |
313.831.8810 |bethelamechurchdetroit.org
an evening of music and dance performances,
special musical performance by Michael Mindingall’s Communion
performance by Derrick Milan and The Krew.
satisfy your hunger by enjoying a light meal for a nominal fee.
SANCTUARY:
4:30 p.m. – Bethel A.M.E. Church Praise Chorale
5:00 p.m. – Music by Aaron “BraveSoul” Parrott
5:45 p.m – Burton International School Dance Company .
6:15 p.m. – Messiah Baptist Church Men of Praise Choir
6:30 p.m. – LaShelle’s School of Dance featuring LSO Dance Company
7:00 p.m. – Gospel Temple Baptist Church Choir
7:30 p.m. – Michael Mindingall’s Communion
8:00 p.m. – Derrick Milan & The Krew
–  Spain Middle School Dance Company
–  East English Village Preparatory Academy Dance  Team
–  Duke Ellington Dance Ensemble
8:45 p.m. – St. Paul A.M.E. Zion District Choir

5:00-9:00 p.m. -FELLOWSHIP HALL (KITCHEN AREA):
Light Meal (Hot Dog/Chip/Drink Combo) available for a nominal cost.  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

THE BLACK DRESS COMPANY

87 E. Canfield Street |
313.833.7795 | theblackdressonline.com
holiday music performance,
gift specials, contests, gift cards, and after hour specials. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

BLICK ART MATERIALS –

4501 Woodward |
313.833.9616 | dickblick.com
5:00-10:00 p.m. ‘Local Artist Showcase’ featuring work by over 40 artists. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

BLOSSOMS MIDTOWN

4152 Third Avenue |
313.644.4411 | blossomsmidtown.com
latest exhibition of work with artist Amy Fell. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

THE BOTTOM LINE COFFEE HOUSE

4474 Third Avenue, Suite B2 |
313.502.5479 | tblcoffeehouse.com
DJs performing throughout the evening,
DJ Habibti leading the mix.
Detroit Grinds will also be on site with a special pop-up.   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

CAMPUS BIBLE FELLOWSHIP

74 W. Forest Avenue |
313.833.9038 | cbfwsu.org
6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. at the CrossRoads to the Nations House.
Christmas music ensemble featuring songs performed by
orchestral instruments,
hand bells,
vocalists
complimentary holiday refreshments available,
including hot chocolate and home baked goods. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

CARHARTT

5800 Cass Avenue |
313.831.1274 | carhartt.com
Wayne State Jazz Quartet.
Drifter Coffee (made to order) + cookies!   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

CASS CAFÉ

4620 Cass Avenue |
313.831.1400 | casscafe.com
6:00-9:00 p.m. – Lac La Belle.   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

CASS COLLECTIVE DETROIT –

4161 Cass Avenue | 313.420.6000 |
casscollectivedetroit.com
Stop by for hot chocolate!  ..
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CASS CORRIDOR COMMONS
EMEAC |
FIRST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CHURCH

4605 Cass Avenue |
313.831.1400 | emeac.com | 1stuu.org
variety of young musicians and performance ensembles,
headlining act, the dynamic jazz legend Thornetta Davis.
SANCTUARY:
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Duke Ellington Schools perform
9:00-10:00 p.m. – Thornetta Davis performs

Crowned “Detroit’s Queen of the Blues” in 2015, Thornetta Davis, a multi-talented international singer/songwriter from Detroit, ia the winner of over 30 Detroit music awards. She first gained attention in 1987 when she became back up singer for the Detroit soul band “Lamont Zodiac and The Love Signs.” Shortly after, the lead singer left the band and the name changed to “The Chisel Brothers featuring Thornetta Davis.” In 1996, Thornetta recorded her first solo album “Sunday Morning Music” on the Seattle based label “Sub Pop” which received a rave revue in the national Entertainment Weekly magazine. Her song “Cry” from that album was featured on the HBO hit “The Sopranos”. Thornetta has opened for legendary blues and R&B greats such as Ray Charles, Gladys Knight, Smokey Robinson, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Junior Wells, Lonnie Brooks, Johnnie Johnson and many more…her history is extensive and her performances are memorable… and Noel Night would not be the same without her.

Thornetta Davis


THORNETTA DAVIS

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CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. PAUL

4800 Woodward Avenue |
313.831.5000 | detroitcathedral.org

7:30 p.m. – A Ceremony of Carols by Benjamin Britten,
featuring The Ladies of the Cathedral Choir,
Lydia Cleaver on harp
8:15 p.m. – Audivi. a professional vocal ensemble based in Detroit, Michigan –  harks back to a time when unaccompanied singing ensembles were considered the highest form of music in the world.
focuses on presenting rarely heard Renaissance masterpieces
premiering new works by modern composers,
choral music from all eras.
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CHARLES H. WRIGHT MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY

315 E. Warren Avenue |
313.494.5800 | thewright.org
GM THEATER
5:00-5:30 p.m. – Ballet Renaissance
5:30-6:00 p.m. – Mosaic Theater – Singers
6:15-7:00 p.m. – Real Music featuring Deep
7:00-7:30 p.m. – Mosaic Theater – Singers
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Detroit-based jazz vocalistIsis Damil
9:00-10:00 p.m. –

Les Nubians

LES NUBIANS
9:00 p.m.
C.H. Wright Museum of African American History GM Theater

Les Nubians is an Afropean, Urban, R&B Grammy-nominated duo composed of sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris France. In 1985 the sisters moved with their parents to Chad, Africa. Seven years later, they returned to Bordeaux, France and began singing A Cappella, producing poetry slams in Bordeaux and Paris, and singing background vocals for various artists worldwide. To critical acclaim, the duo’s debut album Princesses Nubiennes was released by Virgin Records, France, in 1998. They have become one of the most successful French-language musical groups in the U.S., best known for their Billboard R&B Single “Makeda” from their Grammy nominated album Princesses Nubiennes. Les Nubians were the 1999 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards winners for Best New Artist, Group or Duo and received two NAACP Image Awards nominations in 2000.

LES NUBIANS


Les Nubians is an Afropean,  Urban, R&B Grammy-nominated duo
composed of sisters Hélène and Célia Faussart from Paris, France.

ROTUNDA:
5:00-7:15 p.m. – Inner Voices Flute Quartet
7:30-9:30 p.m. – Violin Divas
MULTI-PURPOSE ROOM
5:45-6:15 p.m. – King High School
6:20-6:50 p.m. – Marygrove Institute Repertory Dancers
6:55-7:25 p.m. – Innerscope Dance Company
7:30-8:00 p.m. – Motor City Dance Company
8:30-8:45 p.m. – CT Gents Selection
8:45-9:00 p.m. – Xavier Jack
9:00-10:00 p.m. – Nanou Djapo Drumming & Dancing ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

CINEMA DETROIT

4216 Third Avenue |
313.482.9028 | cinemadetroit.com
holiday film, Jingle Bell Rocks,  1 hour & 34 minutes.
Tickets: $9; $8 seniors/students/veterans; CD members $7.50. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

CITY BIRD

460 W. Canfield Street |
313.831.9146 | citybirddetroit.com
holiday DJs,
special Detroit-themed carnival cutout photo opportunity,
visit with Santa! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

COLLEGE FOR CREATIVE STUDIES

201 E. Kirby Street | 313.664.7400 |
collegeforcreativestudies.edu
WALTER B. FORD II BUILDING:
Annual Student & Alumni Art Sale.
6:00-8:45 p.m. – Friends Quintet performs
JOSEPHINE F. FORD SCULPTURE GARDEN:
Blacksmithing and glassblowing demonstrations. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

DETROIT ARTISTS MARKET

4719 Woodward Avenue |
313.832.8540 | detroitartistsmarket.org
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy the brilliant display of one-of-a-kind gifts
created by the finest Michigan artists.
Paintings, ceramics, glass, jewelry, fibers, and more! ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

DETROIT ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN’S CLUBS

5461 Brush |
313.873.1727 | dawc.tripod.com
beautiful quilts on display,
artwork from young, aspiring local artists
beautifully decorated Christmas tree on display.
Tours will be conducted throughout the evening.
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Kacey the Songbird
7:00-7:30 p.m. – Jaliyah Jamyla
8:30-9:00 p.m. – Conant Garden Project  .……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

DETROIT DESIGN CENTER GALLERY

4225 Third Avenue |
313.330.2259 | detroitdesigncenter.com
works from local artists and the Nordin Brothers.
music performance
art for sale.
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DETROIT HISTORICAL MUSEUM

5401 Woodward Avenue |
313.833.1805 | detroithistorical.org
LEGENDS PLAZA (OUTSIDE WOODWARD ENTRANCE):
6:00, 7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – St. Paul Lutheran Church Bell Choir
AMERICA’S MOTOR CITY:
6:00 & 7:00 p.m. – 12 Eye’d Trio
LOUISE C. BOOTH AUDITORIUM:
5:30 & 6:30 p.m. – Wellspring Chorale
7:30 & 8:30 p.m. – Anthony Retka featuring Kelly Tuscherer     ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS

5200 Woodward Avenue |
313.833.7900 | dia.org
free admission to the museum on this festive day.
RIVERA COURT:
7:00 p.m. & 8:45 p.m. – Cantus.
“the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States”

Cantus
7:00 & 8:45 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts | Rivera Court

Acclaimed as “the premier men’s vocal ensemble in the United States” (Fanfare), Cantus engages audiences in a meaningful music experience and ensures the future of ensemble singing by mentoring young singers and educators.

Cantus


LECTURE HALL
7:30 & 8:45 p.m. –
The Cactus Blossoms

THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS
7:30 & 8:45 p.m.
Detroit Institute of Arts | Lecture Hall

Minneapolis-based brother duo The Cactus Blossoms, Jack Torrey and Page Burkum, have a new studio album, You’re Dreaming, out on Red House Records. Produced by JD McPherson and featuring all original tracks by the duo and one cover, “No More Crying the Blues,” the albums shines a spotlight on the time-honored tradition of blood harmony a la the Everly Brothers with their classic country pop sound. In his review of the album, Jon Freeman of Rolling Stone Country writes, “There’s no getting around it: You’re Dreaming is pretty damn dreamy.”

Cactus Blossoms

The Cactus Blossoms

PRENTIS COURT:
5:30-10:0 0 p.m. – The Snow Queen will be present to welcome the public.
STUDIO, 1ST LEVEL:
Art making – Christmas Village.
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DETROIT PUBLIC LIBRARY

5201 Woodward Avenue |
313.481.1400 | detroitpubliclibrary.org
free cider and Dutch Girl doughnuts (while supplies last)
DJ Emmett spinning holiday hits for you to dance those calories away.
Talented musicians, singers, dancers – featured throughout the building.
CLARA STANTON JONES FRIENDS AUDITORIUM:
5:00, 5:45, 6:00 & 6:45 p.m. – The Detroit Actors Theatre Company
“That’s Christmas to Me: A Musical Revue”.
8:00-9:30 p.m. – Detroit Scat Diva Audrey Northington
GALLERIA:
6:00-8:00 p.m. – The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers
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DETROIT SCHOOL OF ARTS

123 Selden Street |
dsa.schools.detroitk12.org
5:00-8:00 p.m. – Christmas Karaoke –
Studio B
5:00-9:00 p.m. – Radio / TV Interviews of Patrons – All Locations
5:00-9:00 p.m. – Tours of DSA
Concession Stand – DSA Radio & TV Department
DSA MAIN LOBBY:
5:00-7:00 p.m. – Pianist in the Lobby
FORD AUDITORIUM:
4 DSA student emcees will introduce the performances throughout the evening:
4:30-5:00 p.m. – DSA Lady Achievers
5:00-5:30 p.m. – DSA Orchestra Department
5:30-6:00 p.m. – DSA Dance Department (African Dance)
6:00-6:30 p.m. – DSA Vison Male Ensemble
6:30-7:00 p.m. – DSA Dance Department (Gospel Dance)
7:00-7:30 p.m. – DSA Jazz Band / Spoken Word
7:30-7:35 p.m. – DSA Auxiliary Team
7:40-8:10 p.m. – DSA Vocal Jazz
8:10-8:40 p.m. – DSA Dance Department (Holiday Nights Excerpts)
BLACK BOX:
5:00, 5:20, 5:40, 6:00, 6:20, 6:40 & 7:00 p.m. –
Excerpts from “The Cuckoo Clock Cafe” ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA |
MAX M. & MARJORIE S. FISHER MUSIC CENTER

3711 Woodward Avenue |
313.576.5111 | dso.org
THE CUBE |
IN THE MAX M. & MARJORIE S. FISHER MUSIC CENTER:
7:00 & 8:15 p.m. –

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Presented by Midtown Detroit Inc. and the DSO,
Comprised of an
MC,
vocalist,
drummer,
bassist,
keys player,
trombonist
trumpeter,
THE CUBE AND ATRIUM:
6:00-10:00 p.m. – Art @ The Max:  – Detroit artists Exhibition on Display
6:30-8:30 p.m. – Selfies with Santa (FREE)
7:00 & 8:15 p.m. – Sidewalk Chalk

Presented by Midtown Detroit Inc. and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Chicago-based ensemble Sidewalk Chalk will treat event attendees to back-to-back performances (7:00 & 8:15 p.m.) featuring original music plus a few holiday favorites. Comprised of an MC, vocalist, drummer, bassist, keys player, trombonist and trumpeter, Sidewalk Chalk transcends genre with a wholly original sound that blends elements off funk, hip-hop, jazz, and R&B. Free. No tickets required. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Seating available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Sidewalk Chalk


Sidewalk Chalk


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DETROIT YOGA LAB

69 W. Forest Avenue

313.831.9642 | detroityogalab.com
Holiday Craft LAB + Live Music:
Kids craft, parents shop, sip and enjoy  beverages and snacks. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

EL MOORE LODGE

624 W. Alexandrine |
844.356.6673 | Elmoorelodge.com
7:00 & 8:00 p.m. in the Greenhouse –
Sing-along with the holiday vocal stylings of Josmine Henry ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

EPICURUS

111 W. Warren |
313.832.0133 | epicurusrestaurant.com
5:30-9:00 p.m. –

Britney Stoney

– a singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist
born and raised in Detroit.
a 2014 Kresge music fellow and most recently a playwright.   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH

33 E. Forest Avenue | 313.831.4080 | friendsoffirst.com

8:00-9:00 p.m. – The Twelfth Night Singers.
Dressed in colorful Renaissance attire, –
perform a wide range of a cappella Christmas music,  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

FLO BOUTIQUE

404 W. Willis Street |
313.831.4901 | flowingflava.com
Music by Soundcircle DJs,
Throwback mannequins challenge,
Fashion show on the wall,
Dancing mannequins,
Live entertainment.
6:15-6:30 p.m – LaShaun Phoenix Moore Carolers
7:30 & 8:00 p.m. – Holiday Expressions with Inohs Sivad ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

FLYBALL LABS

4160 Cass Avenue |
313.915.4662 | flyballlabs.com
7:00-10:00 p.m. – Technology and Turntables with music by DJ Slopoke.   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

FRESH101 SUPERFOOD

4240 Cass Avenue, Suite 100 |
313.656.4234 | fresh101detroit.com
5:00-10:00 p.m. – Pop-up art show – local artists Megan and Tina White.
House music by international producers/DJs. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

GALERIE CAMILLE

4130 Cass Avenue, Suite C |
313.974.6737 | galeriecamille.com
5:30-9:30 p.m. – The Bruised Reed, Michelle Held and Anthony Retka.   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

THE GARDEN THEATER WITH THE CARR CENTER

3929 Woodward |
313.974.6737 | gardentheaterdetroit.com
6:00 & 8:00 p.m. – Ian Fink.
7:00 & 9:00 p.m. – Afro Blue Vocal Ensemble.

Afro Blue
7:00 & 9:00 p.m.
The Garden Theater

Afro Blue, was founded in the spring of 2002 by Connaitre Miller, Jazz Voice Coordinator at Howard University.
Singing music similar to the styles of Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, The Manhattan Transfer, and Take 6, while adding their own unique sound, this dynamic “vocal big band” has performed to wide critical acclaim.
Afro Blue has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered; reached the top four on The Sing-Off, NBC-TV’s a cappella group competition; and joined the legendary Bobby McFerrin in selections from his Grammy-nominated VOCAbuLarieS album during the 2011 D.C.

Afro Blue

 Afro Blue
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GREAT LAKES COFFEE ROASTING COMPANY

3965 Woodward Avenue |
313.831.9627 | greatlakescoffee.com
Audra Kubat and a visit by the Detroit Children’s Choir.
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THE HANNAN HOUSE

4750 Woodward Avenue |
313.833.1300 | hannan.org
HANNAN CAFÉ:
5:00-7:00 p.m. – Face painting by Rubbie Red.
7:30-8:30 p.m. – Mike Monford Trio. ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

HELLENIC MUSEUM OF MICHIGAN

67 E. Kirby Street |
313.871.4100 | hellenicmi.org
Music  by Diaspora,
Hellenic Society for Performing Arts – dances of regions of Greece,
complimentary refreshments will be provided   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF METROPOLITAN DETROIT

111 E. Kirby Street |
313.871.8600 | iimd.org
cultural performances,
ethnic food,
cultural displays,
unique gifts    –  from many lands.  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

LA FERIA DETROIT

4130 Cass |
313.285.9081 | laferiadetroit.com
5:00 & 6:00 p.m. – Flamenco Guitar and Dance,
featuring Garialan Blugraye and Lisa Montes.
7:00 & 8:00 p.m. – Latin Music, featuring Marbrisa on guitar and vocals.
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LA PALMA 113 E. Canfield Street

|
313.833.5000 | eatatlapalma.com
NOEL NIGHT AFTER GLOW:
10:15 & 11:00 p.m. – Classical Revolution Detroit –
lively classical, symphonic and crossover music
CutTime Simfonica, a string quartet of
2 violins,
viola
bass,
drummer.  .
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MAJESTIC THEATER COMPLEX

4140 Woodward Avenue |
313.833.9700 | majesticdetroit.com
6:00 & 8:00 p.m. – Etienne Charles Creole Christmas
classic selections from
Caribbean, American, and European holiday songbooks,

Jazz trumpeter Etienne Charles adds a new twist to the holidays with music from his dynamic Creole Christmas album. Featuring classic selections from the Caribbean, American, and European holiday songbooks, Charles and his ensemble celebrate the Christmas season with unique interpretations of pieces from Charles’ diverse musical roots. Charles shines a new light on tunes such as Mighty Spoiler’s hilarious classic “Father Christmas,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town,” “Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Chocolate,” Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas,” and two Lionel Belasco waltzes: “Juliana” and “Roses of Caracas Waltz.”

ETIENNE CHARLES CREOLE CHRISTMAS

ETIENNE CHARLES CREOLE CHRISTMAS

Etienne Charles

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MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER

5020 John R Street |
313.577.8400 | mi-sci.org
CHRYSLER SCIENCE STAGE:
6:00, 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 p.m. – Fire & Ice Science Demos ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

MILLS APOTHECARY

4215 Cass Avenue |
313.438.5300 | http://www.millsapothecary.com
DJ Powdrblu,  spins Holiday music for the modern age.  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

MOSAIC MIDTOWN CHURCH

80 W. Alexandrine Street |
586.764.9257 | mosaicmidtown.org
7:00 p.m. – Cree Carrico with Andrew Gerle
8:30-10:00 p.m. – The Rhythm Society Orchestra featuring Paul King.
vintage swing music of the ’30s and ’40s
a good helping of Sinatra and friends into the ’50s.   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

MOTOR CITY BREWING WORKS WAREHOUSE

441 W. Canfield Street |
313.832.2700 | motorcitybeer.com
DJ in house and gift beverage shopping!
Campfire, Wassail and the Tap Room  serving pizzas and beer.
visual arts installation, PLEXUS,
created by Lawrence Tech University – Steve Coy.  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT (MOCAD)

4454 Woodward Avenue |
313.832.6622 | mocadetroit.org
a night filled with art, music, holiday treats,  drop-in craft activities .  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

N’NAMDI CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART

52 E. Forest Street |
313.831.8700 | nnamdicenter.org
THE MOVEMENT CENTER:
2:30-4:30 p.m. – Jewelry making class with Kai Casselles.
Dance performances :
5:00-5:30 p.m. – Lil Dumplins with Shirel Jones
5:45-6:15 p.m. – Belly Dance with Derrienme Reese
6:30-7:00 p.m. – Hustle with Maurice Adams (Mr. Smooth & Co.)
7:15-7:45 p.m. – Ballroom
8:00-8:30 p.m. – Lindy Hop with  Paulette Brockington
8:45-9:15 p.m. – Salsa
9:30-10:00 p.m. – Argentine Tango with Alex Moore & Randy Fisher
10:00 P.M. – MIDNIGHT –
NOEL NIGHT AFTERGLOW RECEPTION
Movement Center Afterglow dance performances:
10:00-10:30 p.m. – Stiletto Strut with Breayre Tender
10:30-11:00 p.m. – Kizomba with Yesi & Eddy  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

THE PARK SHELTON

15 E. Kirby Street |
313.872.7275 | theparkshelton.com
live performances by  Detroit  artists, The Original Vandellas. –
singing Christmas songs
5:00-5:30 p.m. – Regina Shorter, Pianist
5:30-6:30 p.m. – Love I Am preforming Soulful Xmas song
6:30-7:00 p.m. – Regina Shorter, Pianist
7:00-8:00 p.m. – The Original Vandellas
8:00-8:30 p.m. – Regina Shorter, Pianist
8:30-9:30 p.m. – The Anointed performing Temptation Xmas song  ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

PLYMOUTH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST

600 E. Warren Avenue |
313.831.2460 | puccdetroit.org
UPPER LEVEL | SANCTUARY:
5:00 p.m. – Spain School Orchestra and Dance Ensemble
5:20 p.m. – Plymouth Renaissance Choir – Plymouth Revelation Dance Ministry
5:40 p.m. – MacArthur K-8 University Academy Concert Choir –
6:00 p.m. – Cass Technical High School Chamber Strings
6:20 p.m. – Plymouth Gospel Choir
6:30 p.m. – Detroit Windsor Dance Academy
7:00 p.m. – Oak Park Preparatory Academy Choir
7:20 p.m. – University Preparatory Academy Dancers and Orchestra
7:40 p.m. – Marion Hayden Youth Jazz Ensemble
8:00 p.m. – Plymouth Blended Voices
8:10 p.m. – Plymouth Water Chorale
8:20 p.m. – Dancematics! Ensemble
8:40 p.m. – Renaissance High School Performing Arts
LIGHT, WARM MEAL: Hot Dog Combo: Chips & Cookies & Drink – $4   ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

THE SCARAB CLUB

217 E. Farnsworth Street |
313.831.1250 | scarabclub.org
6:15-6:45 p.m. – Detroit Children’s Choir ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

SIMONE DESOUSA GALLERY

444 W. Willis Street |
313.833.9000 | simonedesousagallery.com
“A Painting Show” –   24 gallery  and invited artists   ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

THE SOCIAL CLUB GROOMING CO.

5272 Anthony Wayne Drive |
313.832.4950 | atthesocialclub.com
light refreshments and cocktails. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

SOURCE BOOKSELLERS

4240 Cass Avenue, Suite 105 |
313.832.1155 | sourcebooksellers.com
5:00-7:30 p.m. – Alex Harding and the Organization
8:00-9:30 p.m. – Kevin Miller and the Eclectic Soul ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

SPIRAL COLLECTIVE –
DELL PRYOR GALLERY & TULANI ROSE

4201 Cass Avenue
313.833.6990 | dellpryorgalleries.com
5:45 p.m. – LaShaun Phoenix Moore Carolers
6:00-9:00 p.m. – DJ JMO  spinning a new mix of Holiday House music.
Detroit: An Exhibition featuring small works by
2013 Kresge Fellowship winner, Bryant Tillman.
New beautifully curated selections of handmade gifts
made by local and global artists ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

ST. JOSAPHAT CHURCH

715 E. Canfield Street |
313.831.6659 | motherofdivinemercy.org
SOCIAL HALL:
Refreshments including coffee, hot chocolate and snacks.
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THIRD MAN RECORDS

441 W. Canfield, Suite 7-8 |
313.209.5205 |
thirdmanrecords.com | thirdmanstore.com
DJ Pierce – spinning hot wax through. Out the evening.
Spiked Vernor’s sponsored by  Two James.  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

THIRD WAVE MUSIC

4625 2nd Avenue, Suite C2 |
313.312.0995 | thirdwavy.com
6:30 & 7:00 p.m. – Boomwhacker Carols!
8:00 & 8:30 p.m. – Efe Bess – improvisational works –   African drum and Kora.
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THRIFT ON THE AVENUE (TOTA)

4130 Cass, Suite B |
313.649.7226 | thriftontheave.com
DJ Andre Terrell in the house.
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TREAT DREAMS

4160 Cass Avenue |
313.818.0084 | treatdreams.com
6:45-7:00 p.m. – LaShaun Phoenix Moore Carolers
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UNION STREET

4145 Woodward Avenue |
313.831.3965 | unionstreetdetroit.com
6:40-9:30 p.m. – Live holiday music with Dawn Giblin and friends.
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UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN – DETROIT CENTER

3663 Woodward Avenue, Suite 150 |
313.593.3584 | detroitcenter.umich.edu
Holiday Themed Karaoke Open Mic and Contest . ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

UNIVERSITY PREP SCIENCE & MATH MIDDLE SCHOOL

5100 John R Street |
313.832.8400 | upsm.uprepschools.com
5:00-5:15 p.m. – UPSM Elementary School Choir
5:20-5:30 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Dancers
5:35-5:50 p.m. – UPSM Elementary School Choir
5:55-6:00 p.m. – UPSM Step Team
6:05-6:15 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Girls’ Club Skit
6:20-6:30 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Dancers
6:35-6:40 p.m. – UPSM Step Team
6:45-7:15 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Strings & Singers
7:20-7:30 p.m. – UPSM Middle School Girls’ Club Skit
7:35-8:20 p.m. – Holiday Songs Sing-a-long/ Karaoke led by UPSM NJHS
gym/cafeteria activities- snack bar hours 5:00-9:00 p.m.  ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC

Schaver Music Recital Hall
480 W. Hancock | 313.577.1795
7:00-8:30 p.m. – Schaver Music Recital Hall Performances
Old Main Room 2402 (Second Floor)
4841 Cass Avenue |
313.577.1795 | music.wayne.edu
5:00-7:30 p.m. – Instrument Petting Zoo – Old Main Room 2402.……………………………………………………………………………….……………………………………….

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
MAGGIE ALLESEE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE
HILBERRY THEATER

4743 Cass Avenue |
313.577.2972 | theatreanddance.wayne.edu
5:00-10:00 p.m. – Classic holiday stories . ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
GEOSCIENCE CLUB & PLANETARIUM

4841 Cass Avenue, Room 0209, Lower Level |
313.577.2107 | planetarium.wayne.edu
6:00, 7:00, 8:00 & 9:00 p.m. – FREE planetarium show, ”
Free tickets are required –
available beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Planetarium entrance. ……………………………………………………………………………………….……………………………….

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY  PRESS WAREHOUSE

40 W. Hancock |
313.978.7323 | wsupress.wayne.edu
Coyote Monk – soulful Christmas songs, some originals
all mixed with poetry and good cheer .
Charlie Palazzola (guitar & vocals),
Raquel Falcon (bass & vocals),
Frankie the K (piano & vocals),
Kerry Gluckman (drums),
M.L. Liebler (vocals & poems).
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WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY   WOODWARD/WARREN CORNER

Southwest corner of Woodward/Warren
WINTER ART & RETAIL MARKET:
5:00-10:00 p.m. – The 2nd annual Winter Art and Retail Market (WARM) –
50 vendors,
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WDET 101.9 FM DETROIT

4600 Cass Avenue |
313.577.4146 | wdet.org
tours of 101.9 WDET,  – Jingle Jam Disco Party!  free hot cocoa. ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

THE WHITNEY

4421 Woodward Avenue |
313.832.5700 | thewhitney.com
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. -Brunch
4:30-10:00 p.m. -Dinner .
7:00-8:30 p.m. – Detroit School of Arts Vision Male Ensemble
perform holiday music
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WILL LEATHER GOODS

4120 Second Avenue |
313.309.7892 | willleathergoods.com
5:30-8:30 p.m. – Kate Hinote and the Disasters 
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WOODWARD AVENUE BANDSTAND

Wayne State University’s green space
southwest corner of Woodward and Warren Avenues.
9:30-10:00 p.m. – Tartan Terrors – Salvation Army Brass Band Sing-Along
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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Third Man Records
441 W. Canfield St., Detroit

Doors at 6 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Pure Heart Travelers (gospel)
7:30 p.m. Warren Defever (experimental/world)
8:30 p.m. Nikki D. Brown and the Sisters of Thunder (gospel)
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Arab American National Museum:
13624 Michigan Ave., 
Dearborn, MI, 48126

6:30-9:30 p.m. Forum on Community, Culture & Race —

RSVPs for this program have reached maximum capacity

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave., Detroit

11 p.m.-1 a.m. After party with DJ Michael Elliott
Includes FREE admission to the Detroit 67: Perspectives exhibit;
light snacks and beverages available for purchase.
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation
1211 Trumbull Ave., Detroit

12 p.m. Las Cafeteras workshop + performance
(folk,son jarocho, urban son)
Free admisson;
RSVP to reserve a seat at      http://bit.ly/lascafeterasworkshop

Alkebu-Lan Village
7701 Harper Ave., Detroit

2-4 p.m. Song, Dance & Drumming Workshop w/ Mokoomba (Afro-fusion)
All ages welcome! Free admission;
RSVP to reserve a seat at http://bit.ly/mokoombaworkshop

John R Stage
presented by
Detroit Institute of Arts,
The Wright Museum
Michigan Science Center

On the sidewalk at the entrance to the Science Center and John R. John R.
will be closed from Farnsworth to Warren.
RAIN VENUE: Detroit Film Theater at DIA.

5:30 p.m. Onyx Ashanti (electronic/experimental)
6:15 p.m. De’Sean Jones – Underground Resistance/Knomadik
(electronic/experimental)
7 p.m. Efe Bes (African fusion)
7:30 p.m. Kuumba (jazz/Latin/African)
9 p.m. Aurora Harris (spoken word)
9:30 p.m. Griot Galaxy (avant-garde jazz)
Michigan Science Center is offering free admission between 3-5 p.m.
RSVP here:             http://bit.ly/CoC25MiSci
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave.

Doors open at 1 p.m.

Meijer Main Stage (Orchestra Hall)

3:00 p.m. Mokoomba (Afro-fusion)
5:30 p.m. Sidestepper (Colombian electronica)
8 p.m. 10th Don Was Detroit All-Star Revue: Music of Rebellion (rock/eclectic)

Comerica Diversity Stage (The Cube fka The Music Box)

2 p.m. Yoga session with DJ Alsultany and Detroit Community Yoga (world/electronic)
4:30 p.m. Voices of Hope feat. Victor Ghannam + Ismael Duran (Arabic Latino fusion
7 p.m. Las Cafeteras (folk, son jarocho, urban son)
9:30 p.m. DJ Alsultany (world/electronic)
Wolverine Outdoor Stage (behind University of Michigan — Detroit Center)
HOST/MC: MELODY PARKER
1 p.m. Misfit Jazz Quintet (jazz)
2:30 p.m. Sumkali (Indian fusion)
4 p.m. Charlie Dentel + the Strange Angels (rock)
5:30 p.m. Isis Damil (R&B)
7 p.m. Emmalee Jazz Quartet (jazz)
8:30 p.m. Chris Canas Band (blues)

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 E. Warren Ave., Detroit

2-4 p.m. White Panther Party: A Historic Reunion Commemorating the 1967 Rebellion
(in the General Motors Theater)
Panelists: Pun Plamondon; Leni Sinclair; Genie Parker; John Sinclair. Moderator: Peter Werbe.

5-6 p.m. Book signing + merchandise for sale (in the Museum Store)

Detroit Insitute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

2 p.m. FILM: Sita Sings the Blues
4:30 p.m. FILM: Mali Blues
In the Detroit Film Theater
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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Detroit Institute of Arts
5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit

2 p.m. FILM Sita Sings the Blues
4:30 p.m. FILM Chasing Trane
In the Detroit Film Theater
(See also: Alex Harding at Scarab Club 6:30 p.m. Sunday )

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center
3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit

Doors at 1 p.m.

Wolverine Outdoor Stage

(behind University of Michigan — Detroit Center)
HOST/MC: MELODY PARKER
1 p.m. Ndeep (soul)
2:30 p.m. Bad Ronald Revival (acoustic)
4 p.m. Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet (world)
5:30 p.m. C3 & The Third Generation Band (R&B)
7 p.m. Sean Dobbins (jazz)
8:30 p.m. Bill Moss Jr. (gospel)

Meijer Main Stage (Orchestra Hall)

3 p.m. Martha Redbone (R&B/soul/indigenous)
5:30 p.m. SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® (gospel/blues)
8 p.m. Big 4 Palladium (Latin jazz)

Comerica Diversity Stage (The Cube fka The Music Box)

2 p.m. Sun Messengers (rock/electric)
4:30 p.m. Laura Rain & the Caesars (soul/blues/R&B)
7 p.m. Mokoomba (Afro-fusion)
9:30 p.m. Rocky Dawuni (Ghanian reggae/Afrobeat)

Scarab Club
217 Farnsworth St., Detroit

6:30 p.m. Alex Harding plays the music of John Coltrane (jazz/experimental)
(See also: FILM:
Chasing Trane at Detroit Institute of Arts 4:30 p.m. Sunday)

YA SALSA SOCIAL – DECEMBER 18, 2016

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

  • 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.

    WHAT :
    $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
    -Two floors of dancing:
    Salsa and Cha Cha Cha upstairs,
    Latin Mix downstairs !
    -Cash Bar!

    WHEN:
    ( usually) – ( Last) Sunday ( of month) , from 5:30 – 10 p.m.

    WHERE:
    American Legion Post 346
    31775 Grand River Ave,
    Farmington, MI

    WHO:
    All Ages welcome

    www.yasalsa.org

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    for some of the info ))

    http://swingandsalsa.blogspot.com/

    https://danceartsmusic.wordpress.com/

    http://midwestmusicanddance.blogspot.com/

    http://midwestmusicmafia.blogspot.com/

    https://midwestmusicmafia.wordpress.com/

    MidwestMusicMafia  At Live or GMail  Dot Com

    People have asked –

    Twitter,com/MadDamMad

    Twitter,com/MusicMobsters

    Twitter,com/DanceArtsMusic

    Mr.G-ROX  At  Email

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Lansing JazzFest Schedule – 2016

Friday, August 5, 2016

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

5:30 – 6:45    Solace with Aneesa Strings and Dakota Peterson
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15      Nicole New & the Woodward Horns
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Orquesta Ritmo
North Stage

9:30 – 11:00   Lowdown Brass Band
MICA (South) Stage

Saturday, August 6, 2015

Main Stages (1200 block of Turner St.)

2:00 – 3:00     JAMM Scholarship Band
MICA (South) Stage

3:00 – 4:00     Nashon Holloway and Bryan Blowers
North Stage

4:00 – 5:30     Betty Baxter “Satin Sounds” – 2016 JAMM Tribute Honoree
MICA (South) Stage

5:30 – 6:45     Fred Knapp Trio
North Stage

6:45 – 8:15    The People’s Jazz Band
MICA (South) Stage

8:15 – 9:30     Michael Dease wsg Doug Webb
North Stage

9:30 -11:00    Ramona Collins


 

MSU Museum’s Great Lakes Folk Festival

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Friday, August 12, 6:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 13, noon – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 14, noon – 6:00 p.m.

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Lansing Folk Festival - Schedule - 2016

 

Sunday, August 14

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY STAGE JAM TENT

Paulette Brockington, Swing Dance, Noon–12:30 p.m.
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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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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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– 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.

Chad - Kiyana Brown - Dancers - Ford Ballroom Dance Club - 2015 - Halloween Dance -

– 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

– 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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