Remembering the Paradise Theater in Detroit
DETROIT – For 10 years, Detroit’s Orchestra Hall presented jazz artists under the name Paradise Theater, opening on Christmas Eve 1941. The Paradise hosted renowned jazz musicians, including Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Count Basie, and Duke Ellington. The Paradise Theater years ended in 1951 at Orchestra Hall, now home to the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Here is its story -- watch the video above. More: Black History Month
Roger Berlind, Tony-winning Broadway producer, dies at 90
Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has died. His family said cardiopulmonary arrest was to blame, The New York Times reported. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett, File)NEW YORK – Roger Berlind, a producer of more than 100 Broadway plays and musicals and the winner of 25 Tony Awards, has died. His family said cardiopulmonary arrest was to blame, The New York Times reported. It was updated on December 27, 2020, to correct the location of his death to his home in New York City, not his home in Montana.
Duke Ellington school closed in Detroit due to watermain break
FreeImages.com/Rob GonyeaDETROIT - A water main break outside of Duke Ellington is causing low water pressure inside the school building, forcing the school closed on Tuesday, Detroit Public Schools Community District announced. Check all school closings here. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.