Category: Art & Culture

Satori Shakoor Joins One Detroit As New Arts & Culture Host

The One Detroit Arts & Culture team is excited to announce and welcome the weekly show’s new anchor Satori Shakoor. Shakoor’s first episode airs January 24, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. on Detroit Public Television. Shakoor joins the One Detroit team after the departure of former Managing Editor and anchor Christy McDonald, who’s final One Detroit Episode aired on January 17, 2022. McDonald stepped down from One Detroit in order to devote more time to expanding her career pursuits.

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1/17/22: One Detroit – Tylonn Sawyer, Mario Moore, Michigan Photography, Thank You Christy

This week on One Detroit, Arts & Culture: One Detroit’s Will Glover talks with Detroit contemporary artist Tylonn Sawyer about a new Northwest Detroit mixed-use development being named in his honor. Then, the team checks in with silverpoint artist Mario Moore about his new exhibition at the David Klein Gallery. Plus, a book of Michigan photography, and we saw thank you to One Detroit Managing Editor and anchor Christy McDonald on her last episode.

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30 Year Friendship Paves Way for Common Chords Nonprofit

When Reverand Robert Jones Sr. and Matt Watroba, a former teacher, connected 30 years ago, they found something special when they began creating music. Audiences reacted positively to their camaraderie on stage, which led the two to create the Common Chords nonprofit. One Detroit producer Sarah Smith met up with Jones Sr. and Watroba at the reverand’s church, Sweet Kingdom Baptist in Detroit, to hear more about Common Chord’s mission and vision for the organization’s future.

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DDC Dances Keeps Moving 40 Years After Start

Forty years after four Detroit dancers set out to create a professional contemporary dance studio in the city, DDC Dances studio has continued to move and groove through the decades. Owned and operated by founding member Barb Selinger, DDC Dances still succeeds at choreographing beautiful, deep performances. One Detroit producer Sarah Smith caught up with DDC Dances members while they practiced for their upcoming show, “Stomping Ground,” a reflective dance that will touch on topics like mental health, climate change and more.

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Pizza by the Square: Digging into Detroit Style Pizza’s Origins

Tonight, we dig deep into the origins of the city’s iconic Detroit style pizza and learn why it tastes so good. Plus, where does all the cheese go, and they used what as pans in the past? Find out all these answers and more as One Detroit’s Bill Kubota discusses the history of Detroit style pizza with Buddy’s and Cloverleaf Pizza, as part of the Detroit Public TV’s documentary series Detroit Remember When: Made in the Motor City.

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1/11/22: American Black Journal – Black Leaders Detroit, Workplace DEI, Dance Theatre of Harlem

Host Stephen Henderson talks with Black Leaders Detroit Founder Dwan Dandridge about leveling the playing field for Black-owned businesses and organizations through financial support. Then, Stephen discusses what progress has been made to workplace diversity and what areas are still lacking with marketing consultant Mark S. Lee. Plus, the Dance Theatre of Harlem makes a visit to the Motown Museum in Detroit before the upcoming premiere performance of “Higher Ground.”

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1/03/22: One Detroit – Interlochen Arts, TRIPTYCH Exhibit, Cinecyde,

One Detroit’s Christy McDonald checks in with Interlochen Center for the Arts President Trey Devey about the organizations 30 years of growth, and upcoming celebration. We take a look inside the TRIPTYCH: Stronger Together exhibit at the Irwin House Gallery in Detroit, and talk with the artists’ about the meanings behind their work. Plus, hear how Detroit’s punk scene got started in the late 70s with some help from Detroit punk band Cinecyde.

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One Detroit’s Top Stories from 2021

Over the past year the One Detroit team has explored, investigated and heard the challenges, success and what if’s from our Southeast Michigan community, and we’ve amplified those stories. Let’s take a look back at some of the top stories our team created in 2021.

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12/27/21: One Detroit – Hudson’s Holidays, Matthew Shepard Legacy, Glass Blown Ornaments

On this week’s episode of One Detroit Arts and Culture, the Detroit Historical Museum takes Detroiters back in time with its Hudson’s Holidays exhibit; One Detroit’s Zosette Guir talks with University of Michigan Choir Conductor Eugene Rogers about the choir’s “Considering Matthew Shepard” performance; and Epiphany Studios Owner April Wagner shows viewers how to blow their own glass ornaments just in time for the holidays.

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Friendship Circle’s Holiday Market Supports Special Needs Artists

Filled with bright notebooks, fun T-shirts, water bottles and more artistic creations, the Friendship Circle’s Soul Studio Holiday Market gives special needs adults the opportunity to be creative and share their work with the public. The One Detroit team took a trip to check out what’s included in this year’s holiday market, as well as the studio’s latest exhibit, “Community Ties.”

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ArtLab J hosts 10th Annual Winter Gala 

One Detroit’s Arts + Culture team gets a behind the scenes look at home dancers from ArtLab J in Detroit are preparing for the non-profit dance organization’s upcoming 10th annual Winter Gala, themed ‘You Are Beautiful.’ The organization has connected individuals of all ages and abilities through the power of dance since 2012.

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