Detroit Sound Bus Tour November 14th 2021

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Join Detroit Sound Conservancy and City Institute on a bus tour of some of Detroit’s most important musical sites, past and present. Ticket Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/detroit-music-bus-tour-tickets-192400845107 Detroit proudly claims the title of Motown, Detroit Rock City and Birthplace of Techno – but there’s so much more to discover about Detroit’s thriving music scene. Join Detroit Sound […]

In Memoriam: Greg Mudge

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Our hearts are heavy from the loss of Greg Mudge, proprietor of Mudgie’s Deli, and a champion of Detroit. Like countless other causes and citizens, Greg supported Detroit Sound Conservancy and our vision from the very beginning. Before he was propelled by the food and hospitality industry, in which he excelled, Greg was propelled by […]

Community Development: Birds of the West Side Meal Delivery Program

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Earlier this summer, we received a Community Development mini-grant from Co.Act Detroit and CDAD, with funding from the McGregor Fund and the Hudson-Webber Foundation! We’ve been using these funds to directly support our partnership between DSC’s Team Blue Bird and The Cardinal Foundation, to continue the food distribution program to homebound senior neighborhood residents in […]

DSC Remembers: K-Hand

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The inimitable, pioneering DJ and producer Kelli Hand, the First Lady of Detroit, has passed on. Our hearts go out to the family, friends and fans of K-Hand. ⁣⁣Kelli was a singular figure in dance music history, helping to lay the groundwork for Techno to take over the world. She blazed trails for women in […]

Understanding: 1970 Roy Brooks Live Release! All Proceeds from the Release Benefit DSC!

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Supercharged 1970 Roy Brooks Live Release! All Proceeds from the Release Benefit Detroit Sound Conservancy! Understanding is a blazing 1970 concert recording featuring the Detroit-born master percussionist Roy Brooks leading a gifted quintet through its spirited paces at Baltimore’s Famous Ballroom, will be released by Reel to Real Recordings this week.  Comprising more than two […]

Rollin’ with the Rhythm: DSC Archive Moves to WGPR

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As of April 30, 2021 Detroit Sound Conservancy is pleased to announce that we have moved the majority of our archive out of storage and into a large and wonderful climate-controlled room at the WGPR building on East Jefferson in Detroit.   Our Detroit music artifacts and audio-visual collection has been largely inaccessible-but-safe, secured quietly in […]

Sounds of Detroit Archaeology Series Presentation with Michelle McKinney

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Join us at 7pm April 29th, 2021 for “Sounds of Detroit Archaeology Series” presented by The Detroit Chapter of the Michigan Archaeological Society. Our Executive Director and Director of Collections, Michelle McKinney shares our ongoing archival work and preservation of the Blue Bird Inn.

Thank You: Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez

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Today we write to thank Councilwoman Raquel Castañeda-Lopez for her service as City Council Representative for District 6 where the Blue Bird Inn is located. The councilwoman has announced she will not seek reelection for a third term. Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda López @raquel4detroit has been a tremendous ally and representative for our work in District 6 at […]

In Memoriam: Karen Hudson Samuels

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We are saddened to report that Wednesday, February 9th, 2021, we lost our friend and new boardmember, Karen Hudson Samuels. Karen was a cultural warrior who fought tirelessly to preserve and uplift Black Detroit history. She was a role model, mentor, inspiration and friend to so many. With DSC, she served as chair of our […]