Tonight on One Detroit:

  • Dennis Coffey: Dennis Coffey is a well-known guitarist in Detroit. He was a studio musician for many soul and R&B recordings, and is popular for his 1971 top 10 hit single “Scorpio”. Senior Producer, Bill Kubota sheds some light on Dennis Coffey’s story.
  • Detroit Free Press: Brian McCollum is the music writer and columnist at the Detroit Free Press. Brian talks with Christy McDonald about the changing arts and culture scene and some of the innovative ways that live music may emerge during the COVID-19 crisis. He will be appearing regularly as part of the new partnership between Detroit Public Television and the Detroit Free Press. Read his article in the Detroit Free Press on how Detroit’s arts community is finding unity and shared mission amid the pandemic.
  • Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus: Peter Whorf from WRCJ interviews MOTCC Director, Suzanne Mallare Acton about their our first ever digital opera, “The Very Last Green Thing,” performed by the Michigan Opera Theatre Children’s Chorus. The unique performance is made up of more than 400 video submissions by 44 participants of students and parents. It is part of MOT’s new child-focused “MOT Learns at Home” program within their “MOT at Home” digital campaign.
  • The Miracles featuring Mark Scott: Mark Scott from the ‘Miracles featuring Mark Scott’ has written a wonderful uplifting song about the stay home situation. Stephen Henderson talk with Mark Scott about the song and how he’s coping as an artist in the current pandemic.
  • Performance: Misty Copeland is an American ballet dancer for American Ballet Theatre, one of the three leading classical ballet companies in the United States. Misty Copeland leads ballerinas from around the world in a virtual dance to aid performers out of work.

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