Event Organizer  Brian Piccolo

October 13, 2019 was a special celebration for many Michiganders!  They turned out in large numbers to memorialize hometown musicians past and present.  It was the Detroit 40 Year Milestone Celebration 2019.  Smooth Jazz Saxophonist Duane Parham was among the crowd and wowed them with skill, technique and soulful jazz!  

 

Saxophonist Duane Parham

 

 

“Fun! Food! and Friendship!” filled the air.  State Senator Coleman Young Jr. headed the event honoring his father, the Late Mayor Coleman Young.  There were numerous honorees, Rock n’ Roll Vocalist Gino Washington  was one of them.  This article will only capture a few.

Gino Receives Award from Nen Bailey

The event was held at the Henry Ford Performing Arts Building in Dearborn, Michigan.  There were vendors from books to handbags displaying their wares.  After the rendition by Duane Parham, several attendees migrated to his table to pick-up his CD.  One of the vendors was Antonette McILwain explaining the story behind her book Stuck…But Loving It!  

Attendees were popping up throughout the building getting selfies with honorees and celebrities–celebrities like Joan Belegrave, Duane Parham, Spyder Turner and Loren Harper and simply using their phones to get “memory pictures. ”  Fashion garbs range from casual to evening wear.  A spectator could easily be entertained just watching men and women sashay across the floor.  It was an event that could become an annual affair…

 

 

 

 

Hey Detroit! We look forward to the Detroit 40 Year

Celebration 2020!

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