Some of Detroit’s top gospel stars will perform in this virtual concert
Today we have someone who is making waves in the gospel world and who pays homage to the Detroit gospel greats. His debut album, “Church’n With Friends,” features local gospel legends like Karen Clark Sheard, Kierra Sheard, Marvin Sapp, and many more.
David Bowie’s keyboardist invites you to celebrate the legend’s birthday
Now you can take your skills to the next level with some help from David Bowie’s keyboardist. He’s played with Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, David Bowie, and more. “I feel so blessed.”Besides playing with some of the best musicians in the world, he has also been teaching well over 1,000 private students. Garson is putting together a special event for David Bowie’s birthday, on January 8th. It’s been 5 years since Bowie’s passing, and Garson has gathered dozens of musicians that formerly played with David Bowie to perform a show.
Eisenhower High School choir students perform Christmas classic virtually
UTICA, Mich. – A Macomb County high school isn’t letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from spreading Christmas cheer. Choir students from Eisenhower High School in Utica managed to perform a Christmas classic together virtually. “I kind of expected it because, you know, we weren’t going into second semester already,” senior Carson Dietz said. “I was pretty bummed because I wanted to sing a specific song this year.”It’s bittersweet for some of the senior choir students who are missing out on their annual Christmas concert. “I wanted to create something that at least kind of makes a memory for these kids,” Holt said.
Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra to host first-ever virtual Holiday Pops concert
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra will be streaming its annual Holiday Pops program for free this holiday season. The production will be professionally filmed and recorded at the historic First Presbyterian Church of Ann Arbor, and will feature holiday scenes around town. An alumnus of the Julliard School, Berofsky is a Professor of Violin at the University of Michigan. An Ann Arbor native, Charles Berofsky is currently studying piano as an undergraduate student at the Eastman School of Music. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities through Holiday Pops, contact Jennifer Hale at Jennie@a2so.com.
A Detroit native is back to celebrate the blues virtually for Concert of Colors
Concert of Colors is the largest, free world music and diversity festival in the Midwest. Jason Carr spoke with Don Was, a Grammy and Emmy award-winning producer from Oak Park whose music is featured in the concert. Don says that the concert feels like a homecoming for him. JYYou can watch the concert virtually now through October 11th on Detroit Public TV and its website, or listen to it on 101.9 FM. For more information visit concertofcolors.comWatch the video for a taste of Concert of Colors.
Arts, Beats, & Eats festival replaced by virtual, distanced entertainment options amid pandemic
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Metro Detroits annual Arts, Beats & Eats festival has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, officials announced Wednesday. The Royal Oak festival reoccurs every Labor Day weekend, featuring exactly what its named for -- art for sale, live music and food vendors. The Beats Go on initiative will host virtual concerts in addition to live drive-in concerts in an effort to raise $500,000 for local musicians. Between Sept. 4-7 a series of live, limited-occupancy drive-in concerts will be held in Downtown Royal Oak. I think weve found a fun solution.More detailed information can be found on the Soaring Eagle Arts, Beats & Eats website here.