Thursday, May 21, 2015

- 2015 Sonic Lunch Artists - A2 MI - Thursdays - Noon - Free - Liberty Plaza -

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June 4th – Martha Reeves


Martha Reeves


Kick off the Sonic Lunch series with Motown legend, Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame member and undisputed diva, Martha Reeves!
Martha Reeves and the Vandellas recorded throughout the 60’s for Motown,
charting 24 R&B hits including,
“Nowhere to Run”,
“Jimmy Mack”,
“Heat Wave”,
“Dancing in The Street”.
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June 11th – Joshua Davis


Joshua Davis


Finalist on the 2015 series of NBC’s The Voice.
He was raised in the folk tradition: the music, the social movements, the land.
He blends the roots of American music with gritty rock n’ roll and vintage soul.
For over 15 years, Joshua has made a living sharing his songs, stories and knowledge across the US and Canada.
Joshua has also been ;
the front man for roots ensemble Steppin’ In It,
a member of the classic swing band Shout Sister Shout,
in the songwriter showcase band The Starlight Six ...
http://www.joshuadavismusic.com
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June 18th – Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas


Jessica Hernandez


A performance on The Late Show with David Letterman ,
festival appearances at major shows including Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits and Lollapalooza.
Modern, driving sound -
traces of Motown, tough vintage R&B, Latin grooves,
roots rock, cinema jazz, and retro ’60s girl group pop.
http://www.jessicahernandezandthedeltas.com
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6/25 – Michelle Chamuel w/s/g
Absofacto Michelle Chamuel


Michelle Chamuel
Made her television debut on season 4 - 2013 - of NBC’s The Voice,
Massachusetts native and University of Michigan Alumni singer
on team Usher and taking home 2nd place.
fronted the seven-piece Michigan rock band, Ella Riot (formerly My Dear Disco).
“Face the Fire” CD - , Chamuel, Tyler Duncan and Theo Katzman –
college pals and My Dear Disco band members –
http://www.michellechamuel.com
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Absofacto


Absofacto


Absofacto = Jonathan Visger,
also the lead vocalist and songwriter for Hollow & Akimbo and Mason Proper,
in addition to being the former bass player of Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
http://www.absofacto.com
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July 9th – Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers


Joe Hertler


Mountains of Motown, fjords of folk, archipelagos of Americana, funky firth, ...
New album, Terra Incognita,
http://www.joehertler.com
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July 23rd – Laith Al-Saadi


Laith Al-Saadi


Crowned “King of the Blues” by Guitar Center
one of the top 4 Blues guitarists in the Country. 
Laith has been a staple to the Michigan music scene for most of his adult life. 
He has shared the stage with greats like
Buddy Guy,
BB King,
Taj Mahal,
Kenny Wayne Shepard,
Luther Allison,
Son Seals
Johnny Winter.
Laith is one of the best and most polished guitar-driven acts you are likely to find on earth.
http://www.laithmusic.com
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 July 30th – Bennett


Bennett


3-piece folk-rock group from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Their music is as unique as it is authentic
1st place in regional competitions, and playing alongside acts such as
The Avett Brothers,
OAR,
Easton Corbin
Bela Fleck,
quickly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the American music scene.
http://www.bennettband.com
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August 6th – Luke Winslow-King


Luke Winslow-King


Cadillac, Michigan native - made New Orleans his home about a dozen years ago,
Singer, songwriter and guitarist specializes in the classic sounds of
early folk, blues, rock n’ roll and ragtime, played with soulful New Orleans flair.
degree in Jazz guitar from Michigan’s prestigious Interlochen Arts Academy,
shared stages with
Jack White,
Taj Mahal,
Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile
Rebirth Brass Band. 
Deftly mixing original material with songs from a bygone era,
Luke Winslow-King brings his dynamic five-piece band to Liberty Plaza .
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August 13th – BØRNS
w/s/g Chris Bathgate
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børns


Michigan native Garrett Borns, Børns,
crafts  electro-pop confections that have been dusted with glam rock and folk.
Raised in Grand Haven, Michigan,
Børns studied music at the Interlochen Center for the Arts and Grand Rapids Community College,  After a brief stint in New York City, Børns - relocated to Los Angeles,
His new single “Electric Love” is on the Billboard Heatseekers chart... https://www.facebook.com/bornsmusic


Chris Bathgate


Chris Bathgate


country-tinged gothic folk
latest album Salt Year.
http://chrisbathgate.org
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August 20th – Theo Katzman
w/s/g Joey Dosik
  -(Theo Katzman)-
Theo-Katzman-jump


University of Michigan Music School and multi-instrumentalist,
was a member of My Dear Disco
very involved in the Ann Arbor music community.
involved in
Vulfpeck,
Jason French
Michelle Chamuel.
http://theokatzman.com/


Joey Dosik


Joey Dosik


1 of the great jazz-soul artists to attend University of Michigan Music School.
Multi-instrumentalist currently producing music in Los Angeles.
http://joeydosik.com
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8/27 – Vulfpeck


VULFPECK


Out-of-the-box, unorthodox, funk band ...
Formed at the University of Michigan before residing in Los Angeles.
Vulfpeck is essentially a rhythm section; backed numerous singers and soundtrack work.
Other musicians occasionally contribute, the core members are
Jack Stratton,
Theo Katzman,
Woody Goss,
Joe Dart.








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Saturday, May 2, 2015

- A2 - MI - Water Hill - Sunday - 05/03/2015 - Walk about - listen 2 Music - Dance -











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We will be at the Latin band stop - ? 5 PM ???
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There's many choices of music to get to
in a short set schedule.
If you're coming alone,
you might want to post to the wall to meet others to walk around with.
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If you have not been there -
Water Hill Music Fest is a unique neighborhood experience, -
neighbors sharing homemade music with passersby - You will not find a food court or beer garden,
or many ways at all to spend money. ---
eat a good lunch, ( bring along a snack ? )...
fill a water bottle and set off to explore.                                                                                         ... Some musicians might ... have some chairs on their lawns,
... carrying a lightweight folding chair or camp stool might be a good idea.
Bathrooms will be available throughout in neighbor's homes,
get a map upon arrival!

If possible - don’t drive.
If you must, park as far from the festival as you can walk. Water Hill is just three blocks from Main Street and parking is free all over downtown on Sundays.

Festival yard signs will be planted in front yards all over the hill indicating sites where resident musicians will be performing on their own front porches or yards.
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Water Hill is the Ann Arbor neighborhood bounded by Miller, Brooks, Sunset, and the railroad tracks,
on the northwest fringe of downtown  Ann Arbor, MI  .
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((( Just a Sample - For more info - http://waterhill.org/   )))
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REGAN KNAPP AND THE CARPOOL QUARTETClassical, pops, fiddle music, tangoes, waltzes and more.  A quartet originally brought together by carpooling to the Adrian Symphony together.Regan Knapp, violin; Anne Ogren, violin; Suky Morita, viola;  Margaret Aleda Weiss, cello.  Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the 900 block of Spring.Water Hill Music Fest 2015.
REGAN KNAPP AND THE CARPOOL QUARTET
Classical, pops, fiddle music, tangoes, waltzes and more.                                                             .
Knapp, violin; Anne Ogren, violin; Suky Morita, viola;  Margaret Aleda Weiss, cello.
Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 2:00 to 3:00 pm in the 900 block of Spring.
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STRINGERS10-year-old Alex Cantu on violin with Amy Cantu accompanying on guitar.A little fiddling and a few songs you may recognize from the Great American Songbook.   Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 2:30 to 3:00 pm in the 700 block of Spring.Water Hill Music Fest 2015.
STRINGERS
10-year-old Alex Cantu on violin with Amy Cantu accompanying on guitar.
A little fiddling and a few songs you may recognize from the Great American Songbook.  
Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 2:30 to 3:00 pm in the 700 block of Spring.

Water Hill Music Fest 2015.
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WALEED HOWRANI“I consider myself lucky that my instrument is the piano as it allows me to play as if I am conducting a whole orchestra with melody and accompaniment, all within my grasp. I always participate in the Water Hill Music Fest because, in addition to its originality, it exudes camaraderie while putting smiles on people’s faces.” -W.H.Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 2:45 to 3:15 pm in the 700 block of Miner.Water Hill Music Fest 2015
WALEED HOWRANI
“I consider myself lucky that my instrument is the piano as it allows me to play as if I am conducting a whole orchestra with melody and accompaniment, all within my grasp.
I always participate in the Water Hill Music Fest because, in addition to its originality, it exudes camaraderie while putting smiles on people’s faces.” -W.H.
Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 2:45 to 3:15 pm in the 700 block of Miner.
Water Hill Music Fest 2015
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SHE-BOP AND THE RIFF RAFFDrawing inspiration from ‘60s girl groups, She-Bop and the Riff Raff perform a variety of Motown, R&B, and pop rock, bringing harmony and stagecraft to all their music.  Laurie Lounsbury, vocals and accoustic guitar;  Robin Peterson, lead vocalist;  Jennifer Rumberger, flute and vocals;  Cy Klone, bass;  Erik Herzog, rhythm guitar;  Kip Godwin, lead guitar; Keith LaSalle, harmonica; drummer yet to be determined. Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the 500 block of Miller.Water Hill Music Fest 2015.
SHE-BOP AND THE RIFF RAFF
Drawing inspiration from ‘60s girl groups, She-Bop and the Riff Raff perform a variety of Motown, R&B, and pop rock, bringing harmony and stagecraft to all their music.  Laurie Lounsbury, vocals and accoustic guitar;  Robin Peterson, lead vocalist;  Jennifer Rumberger, flute and vocals;  Cy Klone, bass;  Erik Herzog, rhythm guitar;  Kip Godwin, lead guitar; Keith LaSalle, harmonica; drummer yet to be determined.
Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 3:00 to 4:00 pm in the 500 block of Miller.

Water Hill Music Fest 2015.
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ABIGAIL STAUFFER Folk songstress Abigail Stauffer and band weave an irresistible sound from the language of pop and neosoul.Abbie Stauffer, guitar and vocals; Dave Haughey, cello; Jenna Goesling, vocals and percussion.   Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 4:45 to 5:15 pm in the 700 block of Gott.Water Hill Music Fest 2015
ABIGAIL STAUFFER
Folk songstress Abigail Stauffer and band weave an irresistible sound from the language of pop and neosoul.
Abbie Stauffer, guitar and vocals; Dave Haughey, cello; Jenna Goesling, vocals and percussion.  
Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 4:45 to 5:15 pm in the 700 block of Gott.
Water Hill Music Fest 2015
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THE RHYTHM RAPSCALLIONSMournful blues, lovely ballads and rompin’ jazz standards. A quirky yet danceable sound with a good sense of playfulness and humor.Arash Ardehali, guitar; Jessica Feathers, voice; Jens Glaser, piano.   Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 4:15 to 5:00 pm in the 400 block of Summit.Water Hill Music Fest 2015
THE RHYTHM RAPSCALLIONS
Mournful blues, lovely ballads and rompin’ jazz standards. A quirky yet danceable sound with a good sense of playfulness and humor.
Arash Ardehali, guitar; Jessica Feathers, voice; Jens Glaser, piano.  
Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 4:15 to 5:00 pm in the 400 block of Summit.
Water Hill Music Fest 2015
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DICK SIEGELLegendary Michigan singer-songwriter.Dick Siegel, guitar; David Roof, upright bass.    Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 4:00 to 4:45 pm in the 700 block of Gott.Water Hill Music Fest 2015.
DICK SIEGEL
Legendary Michigan singer-songwriter.
Dick Siegel, guitar; David Roof, upright bass.  
Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 4:00 to 4:45 pm in the 700 block of Gott.

Water Hill Music Fest 2015.
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LOS GATOSLatin Jazz and SalsaCary Kocher, vibes and percussion; Pete Siers, timbales; Owl DiBlassio, congas; Brian DiBlassio, piano; Kurt Krahnke, bass. Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the 700 block of Miner.Water Hill Music Fest 2015
LOS GATOS
Latin Jazz and Salsa
Cary Kocher, vibes and percussion; Pete Siers, timbales; Owl DiBlassio, congas; Brian DiBlassio, piano; Kurt Krahnke, bass.
Performing Sunday, May 3rd, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the 700 block of Miner.
Water Hill Music Fest 2015
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http://waterhill.org/ Enjoy & support local music!
  • Water Hill Music Fest 2015.




Thursday, April 23, 2015

- Spring - May 2015 - ( Free ? ) - Festivals - Michigan -

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04/29 to 05/14 2015 - The Gilmore Keyboard Festival
Various Venues - Kalamazoo, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - I,N,R,L (music types: Variety )
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04/30 to 05/03 2015 - Michigan International Women's Show
Suburban Collection Showplace - Novi, MI
Entertainment: 3 stages - L (music types: Variety )
        
05/02 to 05/30 2015 - Holt Farmer's Saturday Market - May
Old Firestation building - Holt, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - L (music types: Variety )
         
05/07 to 05/28 2015 - Imlay City Farmers' Market - May
Downtown - Imlay City, MI
Entertainment: 0 w/Roving Performers - L
(music types: BC JZ ET RA CZ BL BG CY OT WL RT NA RB RG FK CR GP LN CH CL )
         
05/08 to 05/09 2015 - Lake Orion Flower and Art Fair
Downtown - Lake Orion, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - R,L (music types: TF JZ CH Variety )
         
05/14 to 05/17 2015 - National Morel Mushroom Festival
Veterans Memorial Park - Boyne City, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - R (music types: TF BL BG OT RT RB RG RK FK Variety )
        
05/15 to 05/17 2015 - Saint Sebastian Spring Festival
St. Sebastian Church - Dearborn Heights, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - L (music types: Variety )
        
05/16 to 05/16 2015 - Arts in Ada
behind Ada Township Hall - Ada, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - L (music types: Variety )
        
05/16 to 05/16 2015 - Art Walk Cadillac
retail stores in Downtown Cadillac - Cadillac, MI
Entertainment: 0 w/Roving Performers - L (music types: JZ BL )
        
05/16 to 05/17 2015 - Cornwell's May Art and Craft Show
Cornwell's Turkeyville - Marshall, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - R,L (music types: Variety )
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05/16 to 05/17 2015 - East Lansing Art Festival
Downtown - East Lansing, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - N,R,L (music types: BC ET BL OT RT RG RK FK )
          
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05/16 to 05/17 2015 - Frontier Days
The Olde World Village - Augusta, MI
Entertainment: 2 stages - I,N,R,L (music types: Variety )
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05/16 to 05/17 2015 - Frontier Days
The Olde World Village - Augusta, MI
Entertainment: 2 stages - I,N,R,L (music types: Variety )
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05/16 to 05/20 2015 - Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market - May
Sundquist Pavilion in Riley Park - Farmington, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - R (music types: RK BL CY JZ BG LN )
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05/22 to 05/24 2015 - Wheatland Traditional Arts Weekend
Wheatland Grounds - Remus, MI
Entertainment: 3 stages - I,N,R,L (music types: SW AM CZ BL BG CY OT WL RT JM FK GP CH )
          
05/23 to 05/24 2015 - Alma Highland Festival
Alma College - Alma, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - I,N,R,L (music types: FK )
          
        
05/23 to 05/24 2015 - An Afternoon of Arts & Crafts
40 Mile Point Lighthouse Park - Rogers City, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - L (music types: Variety )
05/23 to 05/25 2015 - May'd in Michigan
The Olde World Village - Augusta, MI
Entertainment: 2 stages - L (music types: Variety )
          
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05/28 to 05/31 2015 - Niles Family Carnival and Bluegrass Festival
Downtown - Niles, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - N,R,L (music types: AM BG )
          
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05/30 to 05/31 2015 - Art in the Park
Village Square - Pinckney, MI
Entertainment: 1 stage - R,L (music types: TF JZ BL BG CY Variety )
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Friday, April 17, 2015

- Art X - Detroit - 2015 -

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Art X Detroit 2015

artx-video-interiorArt X Detroit:
-  works created by the 2013-2014 Kresge Eminent Artists and Artist Fellows,

dance
musical performances,
literary readings,
workshops,
panel discussions,
public art
special exhibitions,
Art X Detroit will be hosted at more than a dozen venues located throughout Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center
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Art X Detroit is supported by The Kresge Foundation.
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- special visual arts exhibition at MOCAD
features selected works from the collection of
2014 Kresge Eminent Artist Bill Rauhauser,
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- the latest developments in the ongoing artistic careers of the following Kresge Artist Fellows:
•Ben Hall (Dance/Music Fellow)
•Jeedo (Dance/Music Fellow)
•Cary Loren (Literary Arts Fellow)
•Peregrine Workshop (Literary Arts Fellow)
•Michael Zadoorian (Literary Arts Fellow)
•Coco Bruner (Visual Arts Fellow)
•Jon Brumit (Visual Arts Fellow)
•Jason E. Carter (Visual Arts Fellow)
•Kate Daughdrill (Visual Arts Fellow)
•Oren Goldenberg (Visual Arts Fellow)
•Marie T. Hermann (Visual Arts Fellow)
•Charlie O’Geen (Visual Arts Fellow)
•Bryant Tillman (Visual Arts Fellow)
•Carl Wilson (Visual Arts Fellow)
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Locations

Cass Cafe  4620 Cass Avenue 
Cass Corridor Commons Sanctuary  4605 Cass Avenue 
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History,
GM Theater  315 E Warren Avenue 
Cinema Detroit  3420 Cass Avenue 
College for Creative Studies Walter B. Ford II Building,
Room W217  201 E Kirby St 
Detroit Public Library  5201 Woodward Ave 
Detroit Symphony Orchestra Hall Music Box 
3711 Woodward Ave 
DIA - Crystal Gallery  5200 Woodward Avenue 
DIA - Detroit Film Theatre  5200 Woodward Ave 
DIA - Kresge Court  5200 Woodward Ave 
DIA - Lecture Court  5200 Woodward Ave 
First Congregational Church  33 E. Forest Avenue 
First Congregational Church of Detroit  33 E. Forest Avenue 
Garden Theater  3929 Woodward Avenue 
Garden Theater - Lobby  3929 Woodward Avenue 
Garfield Lofts  4600 Woodward Ave 
Martin Luther King High School Auditorium 
3200 E Lafayette St 
Michigan Opera  Theatre  1526 Broadway 
Michigan Science Center  5020 John R. Street 
Michigan Science Center Planetarium, Rocket Ship Area 
5020 John R. Street 
Michigan Science Center’s Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre 
5020 John R Street 
MOCAD  4454 Woodward Ave 
MOCAD Café  4454 Woodward Ave 
Mocad Café - Side Parking Lot  4454 Woodward Avenue 
MOCAD Woodward Gallery  4454 Woodward Ave 
Salt & Cedar  2448 Riopelle St 
Scarab Club  217 Farnsworth St 
The Carr Center  311 E. Grand River Ave 
The Leonard N. Simons Building  4809 Woodward Avenue 
The Magic Stick  4140 Woodward Ave, Upstairs 
The Majestic Theatre  4140 Woodward Ave 
The N'Namdi Center For Contemporary Art  52 E Forest Ave 
The Wright Museum Contemporary Arts Gallery  315 E Warren Ave  See map and a list of all events for this location 
The Wright Museum GM Theater  315 E Warren Ave 
The Wright Museum Latimer Café  315 E Warren Ave 
Trinosophes  1464 Gratiot Ave 
WSU - Maggie Allesee Studio Theatre, 
3rd Floor, Room #3317  4841 Cass Ave,
WSU - Shaver Recital Hall  4841 Cass 
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See map and a list of all events for these locations  
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Monday, April 6, 2015

10 Cuban Songs - Pre 70's - Son, Casino -

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CUBAN MUSIC   - 10 SONGS 

Think Cuba. Enjoy.
  1. “Rumba en el patio” (1947) by Conjunto Kubavana
  1. “Negro bonito” (c. 1943) by Kiko Mendive
  1. “El negro mambí” (c. 1952) by Conjunto Batari de Andar Dali
  1. “Pollo atrasado” (1956) by Vicentico Valdés y su orquesta
  1. “A romper el coco (1950) by Conjunto Casino
  1. “Como mango” (1960) by Pío Leiva
  1. “Kikirikí” (c. 1950s) by Estrellas de Chocolate
  1. “Dulce con dulce” (c. 1953) by Jóvenes del Cayo
  1. “Sale a buscar” (1957) by Sonora Matancera
  1. “Sonrisa na’ ma” (1953) Celio González


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Monday, March 23, 2015

- Music festivals - Midwest ( some - upper ) - 2015 - April - May -

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 - For The Festival People - 

April

(Apr. 10 – 12)Roots and Bluegrass Festival
  • River Falls, WI
Hear music at half a dozen venues in the downtown of this western Wisconsin college town.
(Apr. 23 – 25)Mid West Music Fest
  • Winona, MN
More than 75 musical groups in all genres play in museums, galleries, cafes and arts centers across town. There are arts workshops for children, too.

(Apr. 26 – May 3)Homegrown Music Festival
  • Duluth, MN
More than 100 musical acts will perform in venues around the Twin Ports, plus film, visual arts and beer.


May

(May 17 – 24)North Country Dylan Celebration
  Duluth, MN
The town in which Bob Dylan was born its native son with pub trivia, a poetry showcase, a Blood on the Tracks Express rolling musical revue on Thursday, a singer-songwriter contest Friday and, on Saturday, a bus tour to Hibbing and back and an evening acoustic salute to Dylan.



(May 21 – 25)North Iowa Band Festival
  Mason City, IA
There's a carnival, craft show and car cruise, but don't miss the 10 a.m. Saturday band parade in this northern Iowa town, which Meredith Willson made famous in "The Music Man.''
(May 22 – 25)World's Largest Brat Fest
  Madison, WI
There's music on four stages, with headliners including the Charlie Daniels Band, plus the world's largest touring grill (a Johnsonville semi that can cook 750 brats at a time), the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile,  carnival rides and Sunday fireworks. Admission is free. Outside the Alliant Energy Center.
(May 22 – 25)Chicago Gaelic Park Irish Festival
  Oak Forest, IL
In this west Chicago suburb, there's lots of music, plus a petting zoo, hurling, theater, Irish dog and pony exhibits and red hair, freckle and bonnie baby contests.
(May 24)BobFest
  Spring Green, WI
The Spring Green General Store in this artistic town on the Wisconsin River celebrates Bob Dylan's 74th birthday with free outdoor music.
(May 28 – 31)Bluegrass Festival
  Niles, MI
Listen to American roots music on two stages along the banks of the St. Joseph River. There's also a carnival, arts show and games.




Thursday, March 19, 2015

- Salsa Time Band - 31775 Grand River Ave - Farmington Hills - MI - Sunday - - March 22, 2015 - - - 6 PM -



- Giving Isaac's new band a plug -

At the American Legion Post - x
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