Category: Great Lakes Now

Underground sound: Detroit’s punk rock history on display at the All-Star Garage Rock Punk Revue

One Detroit producer Chris Jordan takes viewers back to the two-day Detroit All-Star Garage Rock Punk Revue music festival to learn more about the origins of Detroit’s punk rock history and how it continues to evolve. He talks with festival organizer Smitt E. Smitty, host Michael Halloran, and several of the artists who performed there about the foundation many of the early bands laid, and how newcomers are turning those influences into their own unique sounds.

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Detroit Bass Day marks 9th annual celebration with The Temptations tribute, spoken word poetry

The 9th annual Detroit Bass Day celebrates the 50th recording anniversary of the song “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone,” made famous by The Temptations, with fifty bass players coming together in front of the Motown Museum to play its iconic bass line. Producer Daijah Moss visits the celebration at the Motown Museum to learn more about the annual gathering and this year’s theme of exploring family life and fatherhood.

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Detroit Symphony Orchestra partners with Kadima Mental Health Services to offer music therapy 

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) has partnered with Kadima, a mental health services center, to teach group music classes where clients learn beginner and intermediate music skills, and their favorite songs. One Detroit Arts & Culture Producer Sarah Smith takes viewers behind the scenes of the center’s music therapy classes with the DSO for a look at the benefits of music therapy. 

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Playwright Dominique Morisseau brings ‘Ain’t Too Proud’ musical to Detroit where it all began

“American Black Journal” host Stephen Henderson sits down with Detroit-born playwright Dominique Morisseau to talk about the success of her “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations” musical, its time on Broadway cut short by COVID-19, and the significance of bringing the show to Detroit.

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    A federal appeals court in a sealed order has directed a lawyer for Donald Trump to turn over to prosecutors documents in the investigation into the former president's retention of classified records at his Florida estate.

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  • Fed raises interest rates again in wake of bank failures

    The Federal Reserve raised interest rates again against the backdrop of troubles in the banking industry. The hikes are being blamed by some for weakening banks, but Fed policymakers stuck to their stance that higher rates are essential to bringing inflation under control. Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University joined Amna Nawaz to discuss the decisions and the state of the economy.