Capturing the culture that makes Detroit what it is.

“It was all a Dream … (an Introduction)”

in Coming Attractions by
Elaine Steele, Gloria House (Mama Aneb), Queen Mother Osun Dara, Tahirah Murphy, Njia Kai, Baba Malik Yakini and Attorney Gerald Evelyn
Elaine Steele, Gloria House (Mama Aneb), Queen Mother Osun Dara, Tahirah Murphy, Njia Kai, Baba Malik Yakini and Attorney Gerald Evelyn. Photos taken Saturday March 15, 2014 at the Chokwe Lumumba Memorial and Black Women Rock! Charles H Wright Museum of African American History

I believe that Truth is stranger than fiction. My Detroit story is a testament to that. I’m blessed to share relationships with a mix of people that collectively love Detroit for many reasons. Now I’m driven to tell my Detroit story.

I’m embarking on an experiential art campaign titled ‘If Detroit were Heaven.’ In honor of our relationship I am humbly asking you to join this experience. As an artist and Detroiter I gathered significant notoriety for my ‘Teddy Bears tied Up to Trees,’ song. That song addressed the loss children’s lives throughout Detroit. In performing and exposing the record, I grew strained. I gained more of a public image, painting a darker image of Detroit. This led me to write the song and build the campaign for ‘If Detroit were Heaven.’

The ‘If Detroit were Heaven,’ song and campaign will expose, promote and share the interconnected creativity, cultures and relationships Detroiters have. This campaign will be led through the ‘Detroit is Different,’ blog. This is the inaugural post for ‘Detroit is Different.’

APRIL 2014 Detroit is Different ‘I Want to Thank You’

COMING ATTRACTIONS:

TUES APR 1, 2014/ ARTICLE: INTRODUCTION & COMING ATTRACTIONS

THUR APR 3, 2014/ MY DETROIT STORY: My 18th Birthday

TUES APR 8, 2014/WAE MUSIC: “MAKE IT LAST (Forever Detroit)”

THUR APR 10, 2014/BACKGROUND & BREAKDOWN: “MAKE IT LAST (Forever Detroit)”

TUES APR 15, 2014/AROUND DETROIT: Ernie Harwell Exhibit

THUR APR 17, 2014/AROUND DETROIT: Le Petit Zinc

TUES APR 22, 2014/WHAT IF …: Don Barden Owned a Detroit Casino

THUR  APR 24, 2014/DETROIT LOOK: Image from ‘If Detroit were Heaven Project’

SAT APR 26, 2014/7 O’CLOCK SATURDAY STORIES: Marc Kempf

TUES APR 29, 2014/DETROIT IS DIFFERENT PODCAST: Marc Kempf

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