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The Library gets loud!

The Detroit Public Library and the E. Azalia Hackley Collection present the 70th Annual Hackley Concert at 7 p.m. on Feb. 12. This year’s concert premieres “The Legacy of Roland Hayes,” a composition written by multi-Grammy nominated artist Patrice Rushen. The performance will feature renowned tenor George Shirley and the Cut Time Players, led by Detroit Symphony Orchestra bassist Rick Robinson. ...

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‘Sisterlocks’ stylist gives natural alternative to haircare

The number of salons dedicated to natural hair styles is increasing as more African American women seek natural hair care resources. Angela Hammond, owner and stylist for Ms. AaH’s Natural Hair Care in Ypsilanti, has developed her business to help Black women maintain a hair style authentic to their natural selves. “We put a lot of money in other people’s hands to be something we’re not. And it’s a façade,” ...

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‘Passing’ returns to Charles H. Wright Museum

The play “Passing” — a one woman performance about the story of Minerva Roulhac and her journey as a light skinned Black woman who could “pass” for white — made its return to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Feb. 1. Detroit playwright Dara Harper, who is the great-granddaughter of Minerva, was present to introduce the play and contribute to a panel discussion after the play about rac ...

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Dilla Day Detroit

Dilla Day Detroit, the official annual Detroit celebration of the life and music of the late hip hop producer J Dilla, will take place with a concert Feb. 7 at The Fillmore on Woodward Ave. in downtown Detroit. Dilla Day Detroit will feature performances from hip hop legends De La Soul, DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Phat Kat, Guilty Simpson and Slum Village. The concert takes place on the birthday of the late prod ...

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Rebellion Fitness

The Rebellion Fitness-N-Self-Defense is a workout and martial arts class that takes place every Saturday at the House of Bastet located on Lafayette between Brooklyn and Eighth Street. The program combines elements of cardio and Tang Soo Do giving participants a great way to get in shape while picking up a few self-defense techniques along the way. Tang Soo Do is a Korean style of Martial Arts that originat ...

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