This summer I will be traveling…to Portland, New York, Brattleboro (Vermont) and Toronto. All great cities. In addition to enjoying them for all they have to offer, I intend to ask an important question of many people I encounter: What are your perceptions about Detroit right now? My goal is two-fold: 1. Find out how (if) … Continue Reading →
As my city continues to wrestle with a “new” and “old” Detroit, downtown/midtown versus every other neighborhood, Black versus White, people who look like me are literally “displaced” from the conversation.
The stage sizzled last Saturday night. It was the opening of the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, in its 21st season, presenting artists of international fame playing music through the centuries. Backstage was quiet. The performers took the last few moments before walking onto stage to meditate, visualize, or breath; whatever helped them find their center. Anton … Continue Reading →