Motor City Soul (MCS) is best known for its unique and versatile repertoire and audience interaction. Continuously voted as one of Detroit's best cover bands, Motor City Soul thrives on pushing the envelope and creating a big party atmosphere that leaves its audience with lasting memories.
Sean Dobbins is an award winning jazz and blues drummer and educator. Dobbins got his start as a sideman to Blue Note artist, Louis Smith. He has been the recipient of several awards and accolades including the Woody Herman Jazz Award, for outstanding musicianship, as well as the Louis Armstrong Scholarship.
With performances that have been viewed more than five million times on YouTube alone, Ben Sharkey has been delighting fans worldwide with his romantic style and velvet vocals on old swing and jazz standards. His elegant renditions of the music of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Bobby Darrin are both powerful and personal.
This artist interview highlights Kate Monaghan, a singer and songwriter who was born and raised in Michigan. Her first EP, Fade, was released in October 2011 and is in the midst of recording her first full-length album. Fade has been well received garnering local and syndicated airplay.
In celebration of the 21th Annual Concert of Colors, the University of Michigan Detroit Center in partnership with Michigan State University, have teamed up to co-host the Wolverine-Spartan Outdoor Stage on July 6-7 from 1-10 p.m.
The University of Michigan Detroit Center continues its 2012-2013 Sankofa Film Series with Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice. The film will be shown on Friday, March 15 beginning at 6 pm. After the showing, Chorale Director and musician Lamar Willis will give a brief talk on the African American sacred music tradition and answer questions about the documentary.
The University of Michigan Detroit Center continues its 2012-2013 Sankofa Film Series with Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony. The film will be shown on Friday, February 8 beginning at 6 pm. The event includes complimentary admission, parking and light refreshments to all attendees.
The University of Michigan Detroit Center, in partnership with the Michigan State University Detroit Center, will host its annual Noel Night event. This free, fun-filled event takes place on Saturday, December 1 from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Groups of all ages are welcome.