Spring has sprung in downtown Detroit and our performing arts district is looking absolutely great. The Detroit Athletic Club, in celebration of its centennial, recently unveiled four gorgeous new sculptures representing the Club’s original mission of supporting amateur athletics. MDOT’s streetscape improvement is transforming the overall look of the area, and our own historic canopy will soon undergo a major renovation that re-creates the 1928 original with today’s best technology.
We’re prepping for our annual benefit for performing arts education – Cars & Stars 2015 is June 12 and features an evening with Michigan’s beloved Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band with an original sound that spans Americana, blues, jazz, and rock. Tickets start at just $25 at box office, but call 313-887-8553 if you’d like to become a supporter and make a wonderful gala evening out of it. We run FIVE performing arts educational programs year in and year out, mainly focused on Detroit Public Schools, and just love to see the amazing difference that the programs can make for kids who wouldn't otherwise have access to music, theatre, and dance.
The Jazz Café has a really eclectic and exciting month, celebrating our incredible wealth of local talent with poetry slams, acoustic music, improve, cabaret, vaudeville, and hometown star Jill Jack and her American Songbook Band on the 28th. National touring artists Peter and Will Anderson – virtuosos of clarinet and saxophone – appear on the 23rd after some major headlining including Jazz at Lincoln Center.
As always, "I'll see you downtown"