Detroit leaders set to announce new music festival

Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival designed to honor legacy of Paradise Valley jazz

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DETROIT - Mayor Dave Bing and other city leaders are to make the formal announcement today about the inaugural Detroit Paradise Valley Music Festival.

The event will be held next month in the Paradise Valley cultural and entertainment district. It's designed to honor the legacy of Paradise Valley jazz and treat music fans to Detroit food and sounds from both local and national artists.

Decades ago, Paradise Valley's night clubs hosted jazz legends, and the district's many black-owned businesses were the center of commerce for the African-American community of the time.

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