Category: Art & Culture

Violinist Nathan Amaral takes home first place in Sphinx Competition Senior Division

Violinist Nathan Amaral, a 28-year-old from Rio de Janeiro, has won the senior division of the 27th annual Sphinx Finals Competition. As the winner, Amaral receives the Robert Frederick Smith Prize, a $50,000 award, and the opportunity to perform with several major orchestras across the nation. Watch Amaral’s first-place performance, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Concerto for Violin in G minor.

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Detroit Youth Choir makes its streaming debut with new Disney+ ‘Choir’ series

The Detroit Youth Choir is in the national spotlight once again as the subject of a new Disney+ documentary series called “Choir.” The six-episode series debuts on Jan. 31 and follows the choir as they prepare for one of their biggest performances yet, at Carnegie Hall. One Detroit’s Chris Jordan talked with the choir about the experience making the Disney+ docuseries.

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‘Too Hot To Handel’ returns to Detroit Opera for 20th anniversary performance

“Too Hot To Handel” returns to the Detroit Opera House for its 20th anniversary performance, featuring pianist Alvin Waddles, bassist Marion Hayden, and drummer Dave Taylor. Audience members will also hear Detroit’s oldest choir, The Rackham Choir and solos from singers Rodrick Dixon, Alfreda Burke, and Karen Marie Richardson. Contributor Cecelia Sharpe talks with this year’s performers.

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In The Tradition jazz ensemble brings teachings of Kwanzaa to audiences through music

Two upcoming musical performances will share the seven principles of Kwanzaa with audiences through song. In The Tradition’s annual Kwanzaa performances are a way to make the teaching of the holiday more accessible through jazz music. One Detroit’s Sarah Zientarski caught up with the ensemble ahead of their two performances at the Charles H. Wright Museum and Aretha’s Jazz Cafe.

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Rob Edwards’ forthcoming graphic novel details a little-known story in America’s Black history

Detroit-born screenwriter Rob Edwards has a new graphic novel coming out in February 2024 detailing a little-known figure of America’s Black history: Robert Smalls. Edwards joined One Detroit’s Chris Jordan at Comics & More to talk about his forthcoming graphic novel “Defiant,” its Kickstarter support, and why a comic book is a perfect, if unorthodox, way to teach kids Black history.

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Reboot, Third Man Records hosts Monster Mash author talk with Adam Mansbach

Reboot, an arts and culture nonprofit, hosted its first event in Detroit at Third Man Records featuring an exploration of the Jewish folklore and myth of the Golem. The event featured art, music, film, and literature and a book talk with award-winning author Adam Mansbach for his book “The Golem of Brooklyn.” One Detroit’s Chris Jordan has the story.

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