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Day of service lends ‘Hands4Detroit’

United Methodist District Supervisor Rev. Melanie Carey had a vision of metro Detroit being less divided by imaginary lines. So, she began planning a service event she hoped would spill over into the everyday lives of both the volunteers and those they served. What began as a simple food drive grew into much more when approximately 1,200 volunteers spent time at 20 different sites across the city distributi ...

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Jazz abounds in Motown

Balance, diversity, and intergenerational connections — along with a dollop of panache — have always been among the quests for the annual Detroit Jazz Festival, and its 34th annual edition accomplished these goals with acts to spare. Neatly interwoven in the four-day Labor Day event weekend were such notables as Ahmad Jamal, McCoy Tyner, Ravi Coltrane, Joshua Redman, Charles Lloyd, Lee Konitz, Geri Allen, a ...

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Raising ‘Ca$h’ for Osborn activity center

Photographer Rodesha Ross founded the Artist Venue Nonprofit Organization (AVNPO) in 2009, to empower youth in her community. AVNPO is working on establishing a group of community centers where mentors can encourage local kids’ creativity through visual arts, photography and fashion design. Ms. Ross hopes to bring her vision to life first in Detroit’s Osborn neighborhood, where she grew up. The First Annual ...

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