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One Detroit Weekend: February 16, 2024

It’s Black History Month and Detroit has several events to honor and celebrate Black culture around the city. Find works from Black authors at the 8th annual African American Family Book Expo. Celebrate Black History Month at two new exhibits at The Carr Center and the Henry Ford Museum. Plus, a Black History Month observance and more. See what’s coming up on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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Detroit residents asked to weigh in on new election district maps proposed by redistricting commission

Detroit residents are being asked to weigh in on proposed new election district maps. The Michigan Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission is holding public hearings Feb. 21 and 22 in Detroit for residents to provide input on the redrawing of boundaries for seven Michigan House districts. One Detroit contributors Nolan Finley and Stephen Henderson discussed the redistricting process.

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One Detroit Weekend: February 9, 2024

Start your Valentine’s celebrations early with the Valentine’s Soul Jam at the Fox Theatre in Detroit or check out the Chocolate Extravaganza in downtown Chelsea. Plus, a Black History Month educator workshop at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Stagecrafters’ modern interpretation of “Romeo and Juliet,” in Royal Oak and more. See what else is coming up on “One Detroit Weekend.”

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‘The Chinese Lady,’ play about first Chinese woman in America, premieres in Michigan

A fourteen-year-old Chinese girl came to America 190 years ago – said to be the first female Chinese immigrant to set foot here during the 1800s. Now a play, “The Chinese Lady” at the Tipping Point Theatre through March 3, recounts the remarkable life of Afong Moy and her Chinese servant Atung. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota visits a dress rehearsal of the show and talks with the cast.

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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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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. examines gospel music’s rich history in new PBS docuseries ‘GOSPEL’

A new PBS docuseries, “GOSPEL,” from Henry Louis Gates, Jr. delves into the origins and influence of gospel music on Black spirituality. Host Stephen Henderson talks with Stacey L. Holman, the director and producer of the docuseries, about gospel’s rich history, its impact on the Black church, Detroit’s connection to the genre, and how other music genres have been influenced by gospel.

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