PROJECTS

We Are Hiring

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Detroit Sound Conservancy Development and Programming Paid Internship — Winter 2017 Job Description About the Detroit Sound Conservancy The Detroit Sound Conservancy’s mission is to increase awareness of and support to Detroit’s musical heritage through advocacy, preservation, and education in a spirit of vigilance and solidarity. The Detroit Sound Conservancy addresses severe challenges in the […]

Heaven 2017

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In 2017, the Detroit Sound Conservancy, in collaboration with Audio Rescue Team, Haute To Death and other partners, will rehabilitate the sound system to Club Heaven. We will have more details to share early in the new year. Far too many of DJ Ken Collier’s “children” at Heaven were directly affected by AIDs. In addition, […]

Dilla’s Delights in Paradise Valley

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Herman “Uncle Herm” Hayes, James “Dilla” Yancey‘s uncle, knows how to move forward without slipping into amnesia. We are honored to be a small part of his entrepreneurial efforts at Dilla’s Delights to create possibilities for his nephew’s daughters by lending him our Paradise Valley model from the Graystone International Jazz Museum Collection. The model […]

Update from our Visual Collections Intern

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I’m Sidne and I am one of the new graduate students working at the Detroit Sound Conservancy on the Graystone Collection. I am a graduate student at Wayne State University pursuing a master’s degree in English and in Library Science with the intent to one day complete a PhD in English. For one of my […]

Intern Call Winter 2016

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Positions The Detroit Sound Conservancy in Detroit, Michigan seeks highly motivated individuals who can work independently and as part of a team. This will be an approximately 10-15 hour per week unpaid internship for January through April 2016. The DSC Intern will work directly with the DSC’s Executive Director, and where appropriate the Director of […]

Archaeology at the Blue Bird

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This is an update from our ongoing engagement with the Blue Bird Inn. You can read more about our efforts here. Blue Bird Inn exterior today By C. Lorin Brace VI and Samantha Ellens The Blue Bird Inn, located at 5021 Tireman on Detroit’s West Side was at one point the most prominent and important […]

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 […]

Preserving the Graystone Legacy

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What ever happened to the Graystone Ballroom? For those who remember, or were lucky enough to be around during the heyday of the vibrant, African American community known as Paradise Valley, they know how important the Graystone was to Detroit. It was one the area’s main attractions. The Graystone Ballroom was a famous Detroit entertainment venue […]