Capturing the culture that makes Detroit what it is.

Detroit is Different with Brazelton Flower’s

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Brazelton Flower’s is a florist located on W Grand BLVD steps doors away from the historic Motown Museum. Edgar Brazelton Sr opened the florist 75 years ago and today his son Edgar Brazelton Jr. carries on the legacy. Brazelton Flower’s has one of the strongest traditions of working with, on behalf of, and opening doors for Black entrepreneurs throughout Detroit. After the rebellion (riot/ insurrection) of Detroit 50 years ago; the Brazelton’s made a point of standing tall in the W Grand Blvd neighborhood. Today I introduce you to the florist I always support and a businessman who’s always supported me, Edgar Brazelton Jr.

Sweet Love Interview with Karen Dumas on 910AM

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Saturday October 15, 2016 is the day to join me for the ‘Sweet Love’ tribute concert to Aaliyah, Anita, and Aretha at Tony V’s Tavern 5756 Cass Detroit at 8pm (WSU Campus). Tuesday October 11, 2016 Karen Dumas welcomed me (Khary Frazier), Sweet Love emcee Kristina the Glam Tech, and Sweet Love Vocalist Angela Davis on her 910AM radio show the Pulse (airing M-F; 4p – 7p).

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Detroit is Different with Focus :HOPE

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Bill Wenzell is one of the organizer’s of ‘Eleanor’s Walk.’ Eleanor’s Walk is an event that honors the legacy of Eleanor Josaitis. Josaitis was a co-founder of Focus :HOPE. Focus :HOPE is the Detroit organization built from the ashes of the 1967 Rebellion in response to the racial tensions and social disparities throughout Detroit. Upon foundation Father William Cunningham and Eleanor Josaitis built the organization providing better quality foods to the predominantly Black populous of the Linwood/Oakman neighborhood where Focu :HOPE resides (also my neighborhood as a child and now). Today Focus :HOPE provides training, child care, food, and many other services/ support for Metro Detroit. ‘Eleanor’s Walk’ is an anchoring event bringing together Focus :HOPE’s support base and others annually in the fight against social inequities.

Eleanor Josaitis was also one of my mentors and friends before her passing in 2011. My relationship with Josaitis is still encouraging today. Her wisdom and humility towards understanding the importance of developing consideration for others challenges me constantly. As she often spoke of significance of the people before the mission. Even in our friendship her interest in hip-hop was rooted in what I taught her about the art through my music.

Detroit is Different with Dine Drink Detroit

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Scott Rutterbush has become a go to source for Detroit restaurants & bars. About 5 years ago Scott embarked on ‘Dine, Drink, Detroit.’ ‘Dine, Drink, Detroit’ is an event every October which gives you an opportunity to check out a series of Detroit restaurants. For the reasonable price of $15 you get the opportunity to get a taste of one of the 31 restaurants participating in Dine Drink Detroit 2016 (all the restaurants are listed below). Go out get a drink and some eats on Dine, Drink, Detroit next week! Scott shares what led him to start ‘Dine, Drink, Detroit’ with me. Also he talks about the official launch party which is Monday October 3, 5pm -11pm at West Riverfront (behind Detroit’s Main Post Office). The launch party will feature 65 vendors with drinks, food, and music. I’ll be performing with the my partner in stage drummer Alex White!

If you’re interested in attending the Dine, Drink, Detroit Launch party you can receive 20% off your $15 ticket today by entering promocode: DJKharyFrazier. Click Here to purchase your ticket today


2016 Dine, Drink, Detroit restaurants/bars: BATCH BREWING COMPANY 1400 Porter, THE BLOCK 3919 Woodward, BOBCAT BONNIE’S 1800 Michigan, CHARTREUSE KITCHEN AND COCKTAILS 15 E Kirby St Suite D, COLORS DETROIT 311 East Grand River, CUTTER’S 2638 Orleans, DOWNTOWN LOUIE’S 30 Clifford St, FIREBIRD TAVERN 419 Monroe, GOLD CASH GOLD 2100 Michigan, GREEN DOT STABLES 2200 W Lafayette, HARRY’S DETROIT 2482 Clifford, HURON ROOM 2547 Bagley, JOHNNY NOODLE KING 2601 W. Fort Street, JOLLY PUMPKIN 441 W Canfield St, KATOI 2520 Michigan, LA FERIA 4130 Cass, MERCURY BURGER & BAR 2163 Michigan, MUDGIE’S DELI 1300 Porter, OTTAVA VIA 1400 Michigan, PARKS & REC DINER 1942 Grand River, PJ’S LAGER HOUSE 1254 Michigan, REPUBLIC TAVERN 1942 Grand River, RUSTED CROW DETROIT 78 W. Adams, SLOWS 2138 Michigan, ST. CECE’S PUB 1426 Bagley, STARTER’S BAR & GRILL 4501 Woodward, THE BLOCK DETROIT 3919 Woodward, THE RATTLESNAKE 300 River Place, TIJUANA’S AUTHENTIC MEXICAN KITCHEN 18950 Ford Rd, TOWNHOUSE 500 Woodward, TRAFFIC JAM & SNUG 511 W Canfield

Entertainment Biz: Hammonds & Hoops

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The best asset anyone in entertainment biz (business) can have is a smart and dedicated attorney. I have a special Detroit is Different Podcast with Attorney’s Stephanie Hammonds & Daniel Hoops. This was a panel discussion hosted in August as part of the Ortheia Barnes Music Festival. Stephanie Hammonds has been my attorney for years. I don’t trust anyone more that her when it comes to contracts, representation, support, and legal business advice. Daniel Hoops is a friend/ mentor of mine that represents many of my mentors (RIP Proof, Derrick May, & many others). Attorneys Hammonds and Hoops join me for a fulfilling discussion about planning, business, and protecting your assets.

Detroit is Different with Go Passage

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Go Passage is a ticketing application that allows event producers to sell tickets to events in niche, dynamic, and specific ways. Go Passage is my exclusive ticketing outlet for online purchases, and if you’re purchasing tickets, shirts, music or anything I’m selling at an event Go Passage processes the Detroit is Different payment. Go Passage was started by Alex Linebrink. Alex, Brandon, and Lee of Go Passage all sit down with me and share the advantages of Go Passage, and more.

Sweet Soul of Karen Bosco

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Karen Bosco (Vesprini) comes from experience performing Rock, Soul, Blues, and International music. Today she teaches music to her children and many other.

Saturday October 15, 2016 at 8pm at Tony V’s Tavern (5756 Cass Ave Detroit MI) Detroit is Different presents “Sweetest Soul: Tribute Concert to Aaliyah, Anita Baker, and Aretha Franklin.” The event features starring performances from soul vocalist Karen Bosco, Angela Davis, and Mona Lizza.

Aaliyah (Haughton), Anita Baker, and Aretha Franklin are all icons internationally but quintessentially Detroit’s own. These three divas in music have captured the essence of Detroit style, soul, and love. This Sweetest Day Detroit is Different honors the legacy of these three greats with the talents and skill of another three of Detroit’s best. Karen Bosco, Angela Davis, and Mona Lizza have performed across the nation for a world of audiences, events, and occasions. This Sweetest Day each singer will give a show that will share their love for Detroit soul.

The Sweetest Soul: Tribute Concert to Aaliyah, Anita, & Aretha is one of the events in the Detroit is Different Concert Series. Click here to purchase your tickets today.

Sweet Soul of Angela Davis

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Angela Davis performs with Detroit’s 313 and many other’s including myself. Angela’s spirit on & off stage warm hearts of all.

Saturday October 15, 2016 at 8pm at Tony V’s Tavern (5756 Cass Ave Detroit MI) Detroit is Different presents “Sweetest Soul: Tribute Concert to Aaliyah, Anita Baker, and Aretha Franklin.” The event features starring performances from soul vocalist Karen Bosco, Angela Davis, and Mona Lizza.

Aaliyah (Haughton), Anita Baker, and Aretha Franklin are all icons internationally but quintessentially Detroit’s own. These three divas in music have captured the essence of Detroit style, soul, and love. This Sweetest Day Detroit is Different honors the legacy of these three greats with the talents and skill of another three of Detroit’s best. Karen Bosco, Angela Davis, and Mona Lizza have performed across the nation for a world of audiences, events, and occasions. This Sweetest Day each singer will give a show that will share their love for Detroit soul.

The Sweetest Soul: Tribute Concert to Aaliyah, Anita, & Aretha is one of the events in the Detroit is Different Concert Series. Click here purchase your tickets today.

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