Our ally Ryan Jonik has been working diligently over the last year to accession, inventory, and digitize over a hundred tapes recorded by the Graystone International Jazz Museum during the 1980s and 1990s. Many of these tapes were recorded by former President of the Graystone Museum James Ruffner who died in 2013. (His partner in […]
On Thursday, October 16th, 2014, the DSC’s Executive Director Carleton S. Gholz chaired a panel on Music and Labor at the North American Labor History Conference held at Wayne State University’s McGregor Conference Center in Detroit’s Cass Corridor. The panel featured Paul Schauert (Oakland University / D.I.M.E), Marsha Music (Detroit), Lester Spence (John Hopkins University), […]
Monday nights this fall, come down to Urban Bean for a night featuring live interviews / oral histories and a chance to listen to exclusive / rare Detroit music from our burgeoning archive.
Photo above: DSC Vice Presidents LaVell Williams and Denise Dalphond in front of the Blue Bird Inn, Detroit. Conferences are not just for talking heads and academic circles. The conference can be a primary method of telling musical stories and documenting oral histories. The conference is also an effective tool for public exploration of themes […]