Monthly Archives:: September 2017

Red’s Jazz: Surveying Summer-Fall 2017

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This summer, I consulted for Oakland Avenue Urban Farm which had just purchased the abandoned Red’s Jazz Shoeshine Parlor located at 9148 Oakland Avenue. The business itself still exists further south at 8348 Oakland. Our friend Jean-Louis Farges and his team, working on behalf of the farm, had discovered a stage in the back of […]

The National: A Facade of Silence

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The National: A Facade of Silence from Detroit Sound Conservancy on Vimeo. On Monday September 11th, the property management company Bedrock Detroit publicly announced their plans to demolish the National Theatre and move a portion of its fa├žade to serve as a pedestrian walkway. We are deeply concerned. On August 24, the first public kickoff […]