Saturday, February 8, 2020

PI-News Issue 105

PREMIERE: Filmmaker and photographer Toko Shiiki directs Han, described on her events page as "a five movement work which draws upon elements from Buddhism and Korean tradition including pansori, folk songs and percussion".

Premiere: Han. Film.
Stamps Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Friday, March 27, 2020, 5:30 p.m.
26 minutes, with a reception after the film. Free.

Pianist Jesse Thomas Morgan's album, Where Love Resides, is now available on iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music. Check it out--within the first week, it reached over 1,000 plays.

Marion Hayden

Marion Hayden, bassist, will perform in Sister Strings: Roots, Voice and Drums. A public rehearsal and masterclass, open to the public, will be held on Saturday February 15 at 2 pm. Her performance is on Sunday, February 16 at St. Matthews and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church. Tickets to this extraordinary combination are available.

EVENT: Sister Strings: The life and history of string instruments, voice and percussion in the Black community from slavery until present.

Masterclass: Saturday, February 15, 2020, 2 p.m at the Light Box, 8641 Linwood, Detroit, Michigan. (Note that this is a different location from the performance).

Performance: Sunday, February 16, 2020, St. Matthew's and St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, 8850 Woodward, Detroit, MI
Ms. Hayden is joined by cellist Akua Dixon, violinist Tia Imani Hanna, violinist Michelle May, and others.

Kate Rosen Voice Studio presents Karaoke Night on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to have fun vocally in a low pressure, beautiful, welcoming environment. And pizza!

EVENT: Karaoke Night.
Saturday, February 15, 2020. 6 p.m. to 8:30  p.m.
$15, studio members, $25, non-members.
Contact person: Kate Rosen (see directory at the end of this post).

Steve Somers leads his jazz class at Biggby's Coffee in Ypsilanti on Monday, February 17. Show begins at 6. Free.

Steve Somers leads WCC Jazz Band

Biggby's Coffee, Washtenaw Blvd, Ypsilanti, Michigan. 

Monday, February 17, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Free.

PREMIERE: ArtCenter DTLA presents Trailblazer: The Photographs of Barbara Dumetz

Barbara Dumetz is the star of this African-American alumni exhibition, wherein 30 of her photographic works will be showcased. A commercial photographer in the 1970s when female photographers were rare--and African-American ones were rarer still--Ms. Dumetz's photographs of celebrities as well as her commercial clients like Coca Cola and Delta Airlines makes her one of the most sought after photographers of our time.

ArtCenter DTLA presents Trailblazer: The Photographs of Barbara Dumetz.
Opening reception: Thursday, February 13, 2020. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ArtCenter DTLA. Free
Exhibition: February 13-March 13, 2020

Grove Studios and guest artist Will Jones III facilitate the first of many Grove Community Jams. You are welcome to bring your instrument and/or voice. Listeners are also welcome. 

Note from editor: All levels, from beginner to seasoned, are welcome. If you have never done this before and you wish to try out what improvisation means, this would be the place to do it. All are truly welcome.

Grove Studios Community Jam
Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. $5.00
Grove Studios
884 Railroad, Ypsilanti, Michigan

Rex Isom Jr, comedian, actor and director, teaches a science course--and you can eat the results! Watch this Mad Science of Minnesota segment and marvel for yourself. Original air date: Friday, February 7, 2020. Because of copyright concerns, we can only link the video, not display the video.

Go Fact Yourself is a game show podcast hosted by comedians J. Keith van Straaten and Helen Hong. Listen for yourself--episodes are available at 

Yes, you can be in the audience. The next live show is February 23 at the Angel City Brewery in Los Angeles, California . Click for more information and for tickets. Free
T shirts are available. Not free.

Quiet female artist seeking roommate in a two bedroom, two bath home in Los Angeles. AC/gas and off-street parking are available. Washer and dryer are on the premises. She already has a dog, grandfathered in. No pets for the new tenant. Proof of steady income is a must. $960/month.


The Piano Instructor
Areas of service: Michigan. We come to you.Contact: Tina Insta: the_piano_instructor

Grace Allasio--Piano Grace Allasio Piano Studio Areas of service: Plymouth, NOrthville and Novi, Michigan Contact: Grace Allasio

Kwamise Long-Taylor--Piano
Phone: 248.470.2380

Jesse Thomas Morgan--Piano
Contact: Jesse Thomas MorganPhone: 734.355.1501
FB: Jesse Thomas Morgan

Kate Rosen--Voice
Kate Rosen Voice Studio
Studio Location: 355 West Maple Road, Birmingham, Michigan
Contact: Kate Rosen

Brian McCloskey--Composer
FB: Brian McClosey

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