Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Walk Tall at The Hastings Street Ballroom

Performances May 8th - 11th.
Get your tickets here:
http://walktallwalktall.com/

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Train station vanishing act

Aaron Balcom, Lincoln Park native, plans to make my favorite building disappear (and reappear) in a magic trick of mega proportions!!! At least, this is the talk on the town, no date has been set yet for this "Mega Illusion".
Train station vanishing act
You can check out an article about this here . . .
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43101057/ns/local_news-detroit_mi/

Aaron calls himself a Rock & Roll Illusionist . . .


I think I will have to see him make the train station disappear before I am a believer in his magic. I will hold my opinion about his abilities until then. He is rousing some attention for Metro Detroit and hopefully it will be positive attention. I hope people will not just be talking about all the ruins in the city that need to disappear, that would not be a positive.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

FIRST ANNUAL MOTOR CITY BIKE BLESSING JUNE 4th, 2011

The First Annual Motor City Bike Blessing is just around the corner . . . Saturday, June 4th . . . get your tickets now for only $10!!!



*CUSTOM HAND-WELDED TROPHY FOR BEST BIKE* (See photo below) - HAND-MADE BY MOTOR CITY SAINTS INC.

*FOOD*

*CLEAN IN-DOOR RESTROOMS*

*YOUR CHILDREN AND THEIR BICYCLES BLESSED FREE*

*CARS WELCOME*

*DJ FRANK ENGLISH SPINNING YOUR FAVORITE TUNES*

*GROUP RIDE TO KICKERS LIVONIA LEAVES UPON COMPLETION OF BLESSING - (3-4PM)*
FIRST ANNUAL MOTOR CITY BIKE BLESSING

Johnnie Bassett performing "A Woman's Got Ways" on Fox 2 News

Check out Johnnie Bassett! He has a new cd, The Gentleman is Back.


"A Woman's Got Ways" performed by Johnnie Bassett

Monday, April 18, 2011

Curtis Fuller - Children of The Night Solo

Another Detroit great, Curtis Fuller!!!



Enjoy!!!
Read more about the master trombonist here.


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Michigan Central Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Michigan Central Station - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
I have previously posted about Michigan Central Station in Corktown as it is my favorite building in the city of Detroit. Officially, the doors closed in 1988 but it has still been visited by many over the past couple of decades. I have visited on several occasions to photograph the beauty of the ruins that stand as a symbol and a reminder of what once was a bustling center in Detroit. The following photographs were taken by me on one such visit to the site and I wanted to share them with you today.




Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Metro Times - Arts: The art of seeing art

Metro Times - Arts: The art of seeing art
Charles McGee - Artist

I was introduced to the work of Charles McGee over the weekend and as it turns out, he has encountered some serious medical problems and has been hospitalized. SO, I wanted to take this opportunity to not only share his work, talent and passion with you but also to send out my hope that he will heal and return to his passion and his life very soon.
I know very little about Charles McGee at this point but am very impressed and inspired by what I have read and seen of the man, the artist and his work. So, I want to share some of what I have learned with you today.
McGee's work can be seen at the Detroit Institute of Arts.
His work is also exhibited in hospitals, as well as other museums. Read more about his life and work, his perspective and awards that he has received in his career as an artist in the following articles and websites:
'Spirit of Renewal' sculpture unveiling
ART X in Detroit and Charles McGee
Charles McGee: Metamorphosis and Kinetic Energy
Charles McGee at wikipedia
Detroiter Charles McGee Named First-ever Kresge Eminent Artist
Charles McGee Eminent Artist Bio Page at the Kresge Foundation website
Check out a video of Charles McGee with one of his sculptures in the VOICES exhibition.