Originally aired on November 2, 2020 

Prison Creative Arts Project Features Incarcerated Artists’ Work

For 25 years, the University of Michigan’s Prison Creative Arts Project has provided opportunities for incarcerated folks to creatively express themselves behind bars. Despite a last minute cancellation to the project’s 2020 art show, where incarcerated artists’ works are featured and sold, more than 700 incarcerated artists from 28 Michigan prisons and correctional facilities submitted their work to the show’s curators. One Detroit’s Bill Kubota talks with the shows curators and learns more about the project’s impact on incarcerated folks through the lens of one of the artists themselves, Ray Gray, who has been with the program since its beginning. Gray’s work has been featured in the Heidelberg Project, as a way to raise $15,000 for legal fees to support his release from prison.

Remembering Ed Love, Detroit’s Voice of Jazz

After receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, One Detroit takes a look back at the legacy of Ed Love, Detroit’s voice of jazz for 60 years. We’ll recount his infamous WDET radio program, “Destination Jazz: The Ed Love Program,” a program that skyrocketed into fame to become the most popular WDET program week night and weekends, and the impact he left that can still be seen in radio broadcasting today. Before Detroit, Love worked in the Philippines, Kansas, West Virginia, Philadelphia, New York, and Boston. When love found Motown in Detroit, he fell in love and began spreading jazz through Detroit’s airwaves.

Behind the Curtain: Fashion Illustration with Nicole Jarecz

She’s a fashion illustrator who finds a unique balance between playfulness and precision in her sketches, and she’s trying to show different perspectives of fashion. As part of the Detroit Performs series, One Detroit catches up with fashion illustrator Nicole Jarecz to take a look behind the scenes at her work. Unlike fashion photography or fashion design, fashion illustrations can provide a different take on fashion. The illustrations, through the use of gestures to capture light and movement, transform photos into something new.

New York Philharmonic Clarinetist Anthony McGill Returns to Sphinx for Solo Performance

Plus, end tonight’s show with a solo performance from the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s principal clarinetist, Anthony McGill. Returning to where he got his start, McGill came back t0 the Sphinx organization to say thank you with a performance of “Principal Brothers No. 3” by James Lee III. The Sphinx organization was created in 1997 as a way to transform the lives of minority populations through diversity and art. Their goal is to bring more inclusion into classical music.


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