Adviser

We are 4!

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We turned four this week! Four years ago a group of us met in the Cass Corridor and then drove over to the Blue Bird Inn for a photo shoot and meet up. We’ve come a long way since then. We now have an office, archive, and exhibit space. We have a growing collection, including […]

From France: Paris est une fĂȘte

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We received a note from ally, former volunteer, and Paris native Alia Benabdellah this week. The DSC does not endorse any particular political perspective as we are not a political advocacy group. That said we always thinks it’s important to tap into our allies point of views on the relationship between city and culture especially […]

Fundament

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This coming Saturday, March 28th, our ally Steven Reaume and his company Norway Detroit will put on an event in Detroit. Reaume is a longtime Detroit promoter, chef, designer, and entrepreneur. He has been involved with the Detroit food and club scene for many years with such venues as Industry and Korzo in Pontiac, La […]

DSC Inspires College Course on Detroit Music

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I am currently the Head of Education at the Detroit Institute of Education (DIME) but also a Lecturer at Oakland University. It was in that latter capacity that this past Fall I created, curated, and taught a class called “Detroit Music Heritage: Sounds of the City” in the Oakland University Honors College. The syllabus for […]

Open Letter to Mayor Duggan

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A Detroit Sound ally alerted us yesterday that Mike Duggan mentioned the need for a “music heritage” plan during a Q&A session at the Mackinac Policy Conference. We could not agree more. It seems appropriate then that we make public a letter I recently wrote and submitted to Mayor Duggan’s administration. We realize that he […]

“Jazz mentoring hitting the right notes in Midtown” by Grandison

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One of our advisers and future contributors, Veronica Grandison, wrote a great article this week exploring the current state of musical mentoring in Detroit. At one point she says: “Whether it’s breaking out the sax to help a student practice scales, conducting private lessons, or leading a band, musicians play an important role in music […]