Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body
Jan
28
Mar 3

Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body

  • The Carr Center

This month long contemporary art exhibition, taking place from January 28th to March 3rd is a collaborative effort between The Carr Center and Stay Laced to bring a fresh perspective on the current topics of racial tension in America. Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body will feature the work of over a dozen local Detroit artists all centered on the stereotypically viewed black body, focusing on visual language, and the current negatively impressed image of blacks in American culture. This exhibition will showcase how this current misunderstanding can be shifted to truthfully relay a new message of the black body.

The opening night of Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body will be Saturday, January 28th from 6pm-11pm at The Carr Center. The night will be a semi-formal event catered by Fortune Catering LLC. with live performances featuring Charity Ward, Pacman, Detroit Poets Society, Jay Adams, Nelle Nicole, and Arum NaFaal.  

 

Closing Reception, Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

Closing Reception, Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body

  • The Carr Center

Join us at The Carr Center as we close our exhibition "Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body".

This month long contemporary art exhibition, taking place from January 28th to March 3rd is a collaborative effort between The Carr Center and Stay Laced to bring a fresh perspective on the current topics of racial tension in America. Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body will feature the work of over a dozen local Detroit artists all centered on the stereotypically viewed black body, focusing on visual language, and the current negatively impressed image of blacks in American culture. This exhibition will showcase how this current misunderstanding can be shifted to truthfully relay a new message of the black body.

Open mic and complimentary drinks will be served

Muse to Muse: Michael Kelly Williams and Larry Gabriel Works on Paper and Poetry
Mar
10
Apr 21

Muse to Muse: Michael Kelly Williams and Larry Gabriel Works on Paper and Poetry

Muse to Muse: Works on Paper and Poetry, an exhibition of art by Michael Kelly Williams and poetry by Larry Gabriel, opens on March 10, 2017, at the Carr Center and will be on view through April 21.

Muse to Muse: Works on Paper and Poetry represents an ongoing collaboration between a poet and a visual artist. The two friends have developed these works over the past three years. In much the same way musicians respond to each other while improvising, this collaboration took place through personal discussions and emails between Detroit and NYC as they reacted to cues in each other’s work. Sometimes a poem would instigate and inspire a visual work; at other times an artwork would elicit a poem. Michael and Larry have both been directed by music in their work. Muse to Muse pulls them together with a third element in each of their art forms

 

 

 

Opening Reception Muse to Muse: Michael Kelly Williams and Larry Gabriel Works on Paper and Poetry
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception Muse to Muse: Michael Kelly Williams and Larry Gabriel Works on Paper and Poetry

Muse to Muse: Works on Paper and Poetry, an exhibition of art by Michael Kelly Williams and poetry by Larry Gabriel, opens on March 10, 2017, at the Carr Center and will be on view through April 21.

Muse to Muse: Works on Paper and Poetry represents an ongoing collaboration between a poet and a visual artist. The two friends have developed these works over the past three years. In much the same way musicians respond to each other while improvising, this collaboration took place through personal discussions and emails between Detroit and NYC as they reacted to cues in each other’s work. Sometimes a poem would instigate and inspire a visual work; at other times an artwork would elicit a poem. Michael and Larry have both been directed by music in their work. Muse to Muse pulls them together with a third element in each of their art forms.

Adults $10, Students $0

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"Women" Art Exhibition
Mar
11
Mar 31

"Women" Art Exhibition

“Women,"  expressed through the vision of female artists, this exhibition commemorates women through various mediums and themes displaying their gifts, strengths and talents. The 6th annual "Women" exhibition will be on view at The Carr Center.

“Women” Exhibition Dates: March 11th - March 31st
Pre-show Discussion & Panel “Women in Art”: March 11th 6-7pm
Opening Reception: March 11th 7-9pm

Joori Jung: ARTLAB J's Founder and Artistic Director

Lisa Luevanos; Photographer

Denyse Senann Couture: Clarkston Cultural Arts Creative Director

Malinda LeBeau: Singer

Kiana Doggan Wenzell: Project Manager at the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)

Panel hosted by; Rosemarie Wilson, Detroit Poet and founder of "One Single Rose

Performances and Poets:
Rosemaire Wilson
Aryn Smith
Christina Perez-El
Malinda LeBeau

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Artist:
Sheila Palmer
Katie hawley
Samantha Russell
Diana Patterson
Denyse Semann Couture
Vic Kimandi
Donita Simpson
Carlie Sherry
Audrey Zofchak
Kristina Theglamtech
Pamela Alexander
Anahli Jazhmin
Asia Hamilton
Uta Brauser
Rachel Washington
Megan Grierson
Patricia Izzo
Tricia Soderberg
Mary Luevanos
Kalissa Maxwell
Lisa Luevanos
Amanda Partridge Nordin
Dionis Curtis
Elise Marie Martin

A feature of body of work from the next generation of artist.

Curated by Myett Risker

Opening Reception "Women" Art Exhibition
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Opening Reception "Women" Art Exhibition

Join us opening night of the "Women" art exhibit at The Carr Center. 

Free Admission and open to the public

Pre-show Discussion & Panel “Women in Art”: March 11th 6-7pm
Opening Reception: March 11th 7-9pm

 “Women,"  expressed through the vision of female artists, this exhibition commemorates women through various mediums and themes displaying their gifts, strengths and talents. The 6th annual "Women" exhibition will be on view at The Carr Center.

Joori Jung: ARTLAB J's Founder and Artistic Director

Lisa Luevanos; Photographer

Denyse Senann Couture: Clarkston Cultural Arts Creative Director

Malinda LeBeau: Singer

Kiana Doggan Wenzell: Project Manager at the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (DC3)

Panel hosted by; Rosemarie Wilson, Detroit Poet and founder of "One Single Rose

Performances and Poets:
Rosemaire Wilson
Aryn Smith
Christina Perez-El
Malinda LeBeau

More tba


Artist:
Sheila Palmer
Katie hawley
Samantha Russell
Diana Patterson
Denyse Semann Couture
Vic Kimandi
Donita Simpson
Carlie Sherry
Audrey Zofchak
Kristina Theglamtech
Pamela Alexander
Anahli Jazhmin
Asia Hamilton
Uta Brauser
Rachel Washington
Megan Grierson
Patricia Izzo
Tricia Soderberg
Mary Luevanos
Kalissa Maxwell
Lisa Luevanos
Amanda Partridge Nordin
Dionis Curtis
Elise Marie Martin

A feature of body of work from the next generation of artist.

Curated by Myett Risker

MSU Jazz Orchestra I w/ Conrad Herwig
Mar
18
7:30 pm19:30

MSU Jazz Orchestra I w/ Conrad Herwig

  • The Carr Center

New York-based jazz trombonist Conrad Herwig is considered one of the world’s complete jazz musicians, atop both the performing and jazz educational fields with an abundance of composer and arranger credits, as well.  To date, he has released 20 recordings as a leader in addition to contributing to nearly 200 other recording sessions with some of the most notable artists in jazz.  He has performed and recorded with Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Frank Sinatra, Joe Lovano and Tom Harrell, among many others.

Adults $27, Students $15

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U of M Dance Day at the Carr
Apr
13
10:00 am10:00

U of M Dance Day at the Carr

University of Michigan Freshman Touring Company annual visit to the Carr Center.  A Day in the Carr event for middle- and high-school age youth. To request more information for your school or student group, please visit our Education page and click the "Request Info" button at the bottom of the page.

 

Opening Reception, Between the Lines: African Symbols in Fabrics and Textiles
Apr
28
May 26

Opening Reception, Between the Lines: African Symbols in Fabrics and Textiles

  • The Carr Center

Acknowledging Africa’s rich heritage in fashion and design, Read Between the Lines: Interpreting African Symbolism in Fabrics and Textiles, will highlight the various African and African American fabricators and textile artists located here in Detroit. Though we may overlook certain patterns and designs in what we wear or what we buy, in this exhibition we will take an extensive look into what these motifs uncover and how they have been incorporated in our everyday lives.

Adults $27, Students $15

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Brinae Ali's Destinaton Forever Project
Apr
29
7:30 pm19:30

Brinae Ali's Destinaton Forever Project

 

4 day residence with special guest Maurice Chestnut and Wendel Patrick paying tribute

to J Dilla and A Tribe Called Quest by crewing a collaboration between musicians and tap dancers through

iazz and hip hop. Tapology Youth Tap Ensemble including young dancers from Flint and Detroit will

work together on a project. 

Adults $27, Students $15

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The Detroit Jazz Legacy
May
13
7:30 pm19:30

The Detroit Jazz Legacy

Rodney Whitaker Sextet (The Detroit Jazz Legacy-Motor City Scene:  Featuring the Music of Paul Chambers, Donald Byrd, Curtis Fuller & Betty "Bebop" Carter w/Special Guests)

In the late 50s, many of the young lions from Detroit made their way to New York to anchor many notable hard bop bands. Detroit jazz musicians were featured in prominent hardbop bands performing with artists Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Cannonball Adderley Quintet and Miles Davis.

Rockelle Fortin - vocalist; Dwight Adams - trumpet; Diego Rivera - tenor saxophone; Michael Dease - trombone; Richard Roe - piano; Sean Dobbins - drums; Rodney Whitaker - bass

Adults $27, Students $15

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Closing Reception, Between the Lines: African Symbols in Fabrics and Textiles
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Closing Reception, Between the Lines: African Symbols in Fabrics and Textiles

  • The Carr Center

Acknowledging Africa’s rich heritage in fashion and design, Read Between the Lines: Interpreting African Symbolism in Fabrics and Textiles, will highlight the various African and African American fabricators and textile artists located here in Detroit. Though we may overlook certain patterns and designs in what we wear or what we buy, in this exhibition we will take an extensive look into what these motifs uncover and how they have been incorporated in our everyday lives.

 


Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Flastaff"
Feb
26
2:30 pm14:30

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Flastaff"

What happens when the local drunk writes matching love letters to two married women? Find out with Opera Modo’s production of Verdi's (only) comedy, Falstaff. Verdi sets the classic Shakespearean tale to unforgettable music, and Opera Modo gives it a little twist with a dose of reality TV!

Falstaff, the title character is running out of money and looking for a quick fix. So he sets his sights on two rich women, and writes them love letters. But he doesn't fool anyone, and ultimately the "Fat Knight" learns his lesson.

Adults $27, Students $15

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Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"

What happens when the local drunk writes matching love letters to two married women? Find out with Opera Modo’s production of Verdi's (only) comedy, Falstaff. Verdi sets the classic Shakespearean tale to unforgettable music, and Opera Modo gives it a little twist with a dose of reality TV!

Falstaff, the title character is running out of money and looking for a quick fix. So he sets his sights on two rich women, and writes them love letters. But he doesn't fool anyone, and ultimately the "Fat Knight" learns his lesson.

Adults $27, Students $15

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Artist Talk, Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body
Feb
25
6:00 pm18:00

Artist Talk, Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body

  • The Carr Center

Come meet the Black ID artists and engage in lively discussion about their work, process and views on the black identity. In participation with guest speaker Ingrid Lafleur and moderator Laura Gibson.

Free Admission, light drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

This month long contemporary art exhibition, taking place from January 28th to March 3rd is a collaborative effort between The Carr Center and Stay Laced to bring a fresh perspective on the current topics of racial tension in America. Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body will feature the work of over a dozen local Detroit artists all centered on the stereo-typically viewed black body, focusing on visual language, and the current negatively impressed image of blacks in American culture. This exhibition will showcase how this current misunderstanding can be shifted to truthfully relay a new message of the black body.

Presented by The Carr Center and Stay Laced

 

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"
Feb
24
7:30 pm19:30

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"

What happens when the local drunk writes matching love letters to two married women? Find out with Opera Modo’s production of Verdi's (only) comedy, Falstaff. Verdi sets the classic Shakespearean tale to unforgettable music, and Opera Modo gives it a little twist with a dose of reality TV!

Falstaff, the title character is running out of money and looking for a quick fix. So he sets his sights on two rich women, and writes them love letters. But he doesn't fool anyone, and ultimately the "Fat Knight" learns his lesson.

Adults $27, Students $15

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Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"
Feb
23
7:30 pm19:30

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"

  • the carr center

Opera Modo presents Verdi's comic masterpiece, "Falstaff"

Thur, Feb  23, 2017
7:30pm 

What happens when the local drunk writes matching love letters to two married women? Find out with Opera Modo’s production of Verdi's (only) comedy, Falstaff. Verdi sets the classic Shakespearean tale to unforgettable music, and Opera Modo gives it a little twist with a dose of reality TV!

Falstaff, the title character is running out of money and looking for a quick fix. So he sets his sights on two rich women, and writes them love letters. But he doesn't fool anyone, and ultimately the "Fat Knight" learns his lesson.

Adults $27, Students $15

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 Jazz for Young People on Tour; A Jazz at Lincoln Center collaboration. Featuring the Rodney Whitaker Quartet
Feb
22
10:00 am10:00

Jazz for Young People on Tour; A Jazz at Lincoln Center collaboration. Featuring the Rodney Whitaker Quartet

Jazz for Young People on tour brings world-class performer and educator Rodney Whitaker to the Carr Center for a very special program for middle- and high-school students.

Teachers: Don’t miss this opportunity to bring classroom topics alive in this unique program. Call the Carr Center to reserve space for your class now: (313) 965-8430

Free admission. Study materials available

 Rodney Whitaker Quartet: The Freedom Now Suite
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

Rodney Whitaker Quartet: The Freedom Now Suite

The “Freedom Now Suite,” written by drummer Max Roach and writer-singer Oscar Brown Jr. in 1960. is perhaps the best-known jazz work with explicitly political content.  remains a work of enduring musical and social importance. 

Roach was active in the civil rights movement in the US throughout his life and the Freedom Now Suite is a musical history lesson. It starts with the sombre, shocking slave chant of “Driva’ Man” which takes you right into the heart of oppression, and ends back in Africa with “Tears For Johannesburg”. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to here this seminal piece performed by top-tier musicians under the skillful direction of Carr Center Resident Artist, Rodney Whitaker.

Rockelle Fortin - vocalist; Kris Johnson - trumpet; Diego Rivera - tenor saxophone; Michael Dease - trombone; Richard Roe - piano; Sean Dobbins - drums; Rodney Whitaker - bass

Adults $27, Students $15

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Black ID Movie Night
Feb
16
6:00 pm18:00

Black ID Movie Night

  • The Carr Center

Detroit Film Maker Christian Davis of Sweet Obsessions Films and participating artist of the "Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body" Exhibition will showcase his film "Homiez" along with photographer and multimedia artist Joyce Jeffrey presenting her film "Reclaiming Their Dignity: Black Female Artist Fighting Stereotypical Images of Black People Through Their Works of Art" and Detroit film maker Paige Alston's short film "As Far" .

Free Admission

Black ID Youth Workshop
Feb
11
12:30 pm12:30

Black ID Youth Workshop

  • The Carr Center

A fun afternoon of artistic games and lessons for children interested in art and music led by the participating artists of Black ID. 

Anat Cohen with the MSU Jazz Octets under the direction of Diego Rivera
Feb
4
7:30 pm19:30

Anat Cohen with the MSU Jazz Octets under the direction of Diego Rivera

  • The Carr Center

Clarinetist-saxophonist Anat Cohen—MSUFCU Guest Artist— has won hearts and minds the world over with her expressive virtuosity and delightful stage presence. The Jazz Journalists Association has voted Anat as Clarinetist of the Year eight years in a row, and she has topped both the Critics and Readers Polls in the clarinet category in DownBeat magazine every year since 2011. That’s not to mention years of being named Rising Star in the soprano and tenor saxophone categories in DownBeat, as well as for Jazz Artist of the Year. In 2009, ASCAP awarded Anat a Wall of Fame prize for composition and musicianship, among other honors.

Earning this acclaim, Anat has toured the world with her quartet, headlining at the Newport, Umbria, SF Jazz and North Sea jazz festivals as well as at such hallowed clubs as New York’s Village Vanguard and at Columbia University’s prestigious Miller Theatre.

Hear Anat playing Sweet Georgia Brown, from her album, "Clarinetwork Live at the Village Vanguard" :

Adults $27, Students $15

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Stephen Boegehold
Jan
21
7:30 pm19:30

Stephen Boegehold

Stephen Boegehold is a drummer and composer based in Detroit, MI. Having been stewed and continuously simmered in the diverse and creative juices of Detroit's music scene, Stephen has had the opportunity to perform with such musicians as Laurence Hobgood, Francois Moutin, and Richie Cole. 

Stephen is also a founding member of Polyfold, a Detroit and NYC based musical arts collective. As such, he has organized and performed in Polyfold concerts, including a residency at the Virgil H. Carr centerin Detroit, and has appeared on several albums of other Polyfold members.

Tickets $10, available at the door.

"Mask"arade 2 presented by The Creative Spirits Opening Reception
Dec
20
5:00 pm17:00

"Mask"arade 2 presented by The Creative Spirits Opening Reception

The Creative Spirits art collective is dedicated to promoting artists age 60 and older. This is a group of men and women that are often told they are too old to be doing all the things they like to do. The exhibit does include youth and young adult artists thereby representing generational collaboration.

This exhibit "Mask"arade II explores the diversity and design of a variety of masks and encourages the viewer to wonder what motivated any individual artist to create their mask. The masks are out of the  artists own imagination, represent many cultures and some are whimsical. This exhibit is designed to entertain, educate and explore the diversity of masks.

 

"Mask"arade 2 presented by The Creative Spirits
Dec
20
Jan 14

"Mask"arade 2 presented by The Creative Spirits

The Creative Spirits art collective is dedicated to promoting artists age 60 and older. This is a group of men and women that are often told they are too old to be doing all the things they like to do. The exhibit does include youth and young adult artists thereby representing generational collaboration.

This exhibit "Mask"arade II explores the diversity and design of a variety of masks and encourages the viewer to wonder what motivated any individual artist to create their mask. The masks are out of the  artists own imagination, represent many cultures and some are whimsical. This exhibit is designed to entertain, educate and explore the diversity of masks.

Opening Reception December 20th, 5-7pm

The Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club Holiday Showcase
Dec
20
Dec 22

The Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast Club Holiday Showcase

The Detroit Fine Arts Breakfast club is an art enthusiast group that encourages and supports the fine arts in the Metro Detroit Area. Come this Holiday Season to The Carr Center to celebrate and support the creative individuals of Detroit as we as buy a beautifully crafted gift for your loved ones. This three day showcase will take place in The Carr Center's MASCO Gallery.

Three Decembers
Dec
17
7:30 pm19:30

Three Decembers

Heggie's Three Decembers -

The two adult children of a famous actress, Madeline Mitchell, have not come to terms with their mother’s absorption with her career and her resultant neglect of them. Their father, an actor, died in an accident when they were very small, and Madeline (Maddy) rationalizes that as a single mother and breadwinner it was necessary to put her career first. Maddy’s daughter Beatrice and son Charlie are dealing with enormous problems: Bea is unhappily married and seeks comfort from alcohol, while Charlie is about to lose his partner to AIDS. When Madeline is nominated for a Tony, she invites Charlie and Bea to attend the awards ceremony. She and Bea plan to meet at her apartment beforehand to get dressed, but Maddy doesn’t show up on time. Once again let down by her mother, Bea drinks. When Maddy finally arrives and sees the state Bea is in, she compares her to her father, setting off a chain reaction of recrimination, revelation, and, at long last, resolution.

Courtesy Opera America

Adults $27, Students $15

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Closing Reception, [You Are Here] Exhibition at The Carr Center
Dec
17
5:00 pm17:00

Closing Reception, [You Are Here] Exhibition at The Carr Center

  • The Carr Center

This show will draw on the idea that ‘You are Here’ can be both an indicator of place and time (i.e. you are here, existing at this moment, during a time of new urban development and revitalization, spear-headed by creative, whole-hemisphere thinkers and makers), and also “you are here” as in a place on a map, indicating location, as a form of identity for many artists.  Work in this show will explore location, time/place, Detroit’s future, urban development, ideas of identity (and what it can mean in the context of Detroit), gentrification, creative and empathetic ingenuity, and whole-brain thinking/making.

Curated by Anna Schaap

 

 

Three Decembers
Dec
16
7:30 pm19:30

Three Decembers

Heggie's Three Decembers -

The two adult children of a famous actress, Madeline Mitchell, have not come to terms with their mother’s absorption with her career and her resultant neglect of them. Their father, an actor, died in an accident when they were very small, and Madeline (Maddy) rationalizes that as a single mother and breadwinner it was necessary to put her career first. Maddy’s daughter Beatrice and son Charlie are dealing with enormous problems: Bea is unhappily married and seeks comfort from alcohol, while Charlie is about to lose his partner to AIDS. When Madeline is nominated for a Tony, she invites Charlie and Bea to attend the awards ceremony. She and Bea plan to meet at her apartment beforehand to get dressed, but Maddy doesn’t show up on time. Once again let down by her mother, Bea drinks. When Maddy finally arrives and sees the state Bea is in, she compares her to her father, setting off a chain reaction of recrimination, revelation, and, at long last, resolution.

Courtesy Opera America

Adults $27, Students $15

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MSU Jazz Orchestra I w/ Rufus Reid
Dec
3
9:00 pm21:00

MSU Jazz Orchestra I w/ Rufus Reid

  • Firts Congregational Church

CHANGE OF TIME AND LOCATION: 

 First Congregational Church (33 E. Forest AT Woodward) at 9p, Saturday Dec 3rd.

Grammy-nominated jazz bassist Rufus Reid performing with the Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra I at 9:00-10:00 p.m. Mr. Reid is the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union jazz artist in residence. The Michigan State University Jazz Orchestra I will also be performing excerpts from Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn’s arrangements of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. The Carr Center is please to partner with the 44th Annual Noel Night for the presentation of this event.

Special reserved seating for MultiPass subscribers (limited availability on a first-come basis).

 

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Geri Allen
Dec
2
7:30 pm19:30

Dee Dee Bridgewater and Geri Allen


The Grammy Award winning  song stylist and Jazz vocal icon Dee Dee Bridgewater returns to her Michigan roots to share her brilliant artistry with Carr Center audiences at The Music Hall. Dee Dee shares the stage with famed pianist, educator and Carr Center Artistic Director, Geri Allen--it's a not-to-be missed opportunity to experience two of the brightest stars in Jazz in one amazing performance. Their performance caps a week-long Carr Center residency filled with educational opportunities for young musicians. 

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Artist Talk, [You Are Here] Exhibition at The Carr Center
Dec
1
8:00 pm20:00

Artist Talk, [You Are Here] Exhibition at The Carr Center

  • The Carr Center

This show will draw on the idea that ‘You are Here’ can be both an indicator of place and time (i.e. you are here, existing at this moment, during a time of new urban development and revitalization, spear-headed by creative, whole-hemisphere thinkers and makers), and also “you are here” as in a place on a map, indicating location, as a form of identity for many artists.  Work in this show will explore location, time/place, Detroit’s future, urban development, ideas of identity (and what it can mean in the context of Detroit), gentrification, creative and empathetic ingenuity, and whole-brain thinking/making.

Curated by Anna Schaap

PHASES The Release Party : Alex Way
Nov
25
8:00 pm20:00

PHASES The Release Party : Alex Way

Alex Way, a Detroit-bred violinist/singer/songwriter, celebrates releasing her first project, Phases - EP. Come out and experience Phases through live music and performances!

Tickets $10 at the door

The Great Detroit Documentary
Nov
17
6:30 pm18:30

The Great Detroit Documentary

Does Detroit get an unfairly bad rap? Native Detroit filmmaker Anthony Brogdon thinks so, and wants to set the record straight. His documentary film, “The Great Detroit,” takes a panoramic look at the city’s history, scenery and people with the explicit intent of emphasizing the positive. Featuring 55+ interviews with the Detroiters who are leading the city’s revitalization, the film contextualizes today’s successes while pointing to an even brighter future. (74 minutes)

Question and answer session with the filmmaker following the screening.

Tickets $5 at the door

Polyfold Presents: Jon Taylor's "Mover"
Nov
16
8:00 pm20:00

Polyfold Presents: Jon Taylor's "Mover"

"Mover," by Detroit-based drummer and composer Jon Taylor, is a new suite for improvisers inspired by the rhythmic and sonic properties inherent in the movement arts. In order to convey a sense of motion and space, the score concurrently utilizes through-composed traditionally notated material with an original system of graphic notation that choreographs the pacing and energy of each individual improviser. By focusing the attention of each player on  bodily motion, the piece gives room for sensitive and dynamic group interplay within a larger scope of melodic progression. Featuring:

Marcus Elliot- Tenor Saxophone

Molly Jones- Soprano Saxophone

Michael Malis- Piano

Jake Shadik- Alto Saxophone

Jaribu Shahid- Bass

Jon Taylor- Drums, Composition  

Adults and Students $10

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The Old Maid & The Thief
Nov
12
7:30 pm19:30

The Old Maid & The Thief

Detroit’s homegrown and daring Opera Modo presents this fast-paced and melodramatic one-act comic opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Original written for NBC Radio, The Old Maid and the Thief exposes the gossips and secrets of a seemingly quiet town while telling a twisted tale of morals and evil womanly power. 

Adults $27, Students $15

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Opera Modo presents: The Old Maid & The Thief
Nov
11
7:30 pm19:30

Opera Modo presents: The Old Maid & The Thief

Detroit’s homegrown and daring Opera Modo presents this fast-paced and melodramatic one-act comic opera by Gian Carlo Menotti. Original written for NBC Radio, The Old Maid and the Thief exposes the gossips and secrets of a seemingly quiet town while telling a twisted tale of morals and evil womanly power. 

Adults $27, Students $15

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Jazz in Paris: THE REMEMBRANCE PROJECT
Nov
5
6:00 pm18:00

Jazz in Paris: THE REMEMBRANCE PROJECT

 

 

Saturday, November 5, 2016

6-8 p.m.

Staged reading and ballroom dance from Remembrance by James Broxton and Diamond Carswell

Music by The Remembrance Project, featuring Taslimah Bey, ragtime pianist

Literary tribute to the Carr for its support of Detroit’s own Aquarius Press, producer of many of the nation’s top writers. Detroit kickoff for Remembrance by press founder H. Buchanan. Live performance by The Remembrance Project, wsg Taslimah Bey, famed ragtime pianist. Original music by Tracy Kash, Best Jazz Vocalist, Detroit Music Awards. Staged readings and dance performance directed by Grammy nominee Arthur Ray. Wine reception. Booksigning to follow. Flapper attire optional. 

 

$10 admission includes a free copy of the book

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Resident Artist Rodney Whitaker: The Vocal Jazz Summit
Nov
4
7:30 pm19:30

Resident Artist Rodney Whitaker: The Vocal Jazz Summit

Four of Jazz's greatest vocalists in one soulful evening!

Carr Center Resident Artist Rodney Whitaker brings us "The Ladies Sing the Blues: A Vocal Jazz Summit" featuring swinging renditions of blues and jazz standards featuring Detroit’s Queen of the Blues, Thornetta Davis; the legendary Betty Joplin; the sassy and sultry Ramona Collins; and the powerful, soulful Rockelle Fortin—all backed by the Rodney Whitaker Quartet featuring Diego Rivera, Rick Roe and Sean Dobbins. It's show only the Carr Center can bring you...don't miss it!


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"You Are Here" Exhibition
Nov
3
Dec 17

"You Are Here" Exhibition

  • The Carr Center

“Raw, ambitious and electrifying.”—The Detroit News

This show will draw on the idea that ‘You are Here’ can be both an indicator of place and time (i.e. you are here, existing at this moment, during a time of new urban development and revitalization, spear-headed by creative, whole-hemisphere thinkers and makers), and also “you are here” as in a place on a map, indicating location, as a form of identity for many artists.  Work in this show will explore location, time/place, Detroit’s future, urban development, ideas of identity (and what it can mean in the context of Detroit), gentrification, creative and empathetic ingenuity, and whole-brain thinking/making.

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Curated by Anna Schaap

Through Dec. 17

Hours: T, W, F  10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Th 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.