Posts Tagged: Graystone Ballroom

Graystone Museum Exhibit at the Library

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The Detroit Sound Conservancy has set up an exhibit at the Detroit Public Library to honor the Graystone International Jazz Museum! I hadn’t heard of the GIJM or any of the history behind the place before helping out with the display. The museum was founded in 1974 by James Jenkins to fulfill an ongoing aspiration: to house […]

Blue Mondays

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This spring we are having a series of adviser / supporter monthly meet ups / fundraisers. The first one was held 7 pm – 10 pm, Monday January 26, 2015 at the Baltimore Gallery. The next event will be held at the Woodbridge Pub on February 23rd during their regular “Slow Jams” event from 10 […]

Preserving the Graystone Legacy

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What ever happened to the Graystone Ballroom? For those who remember, or were lucky enough to be around during the heyday of the vibrant, African American community known as Paradise Valley, they know how important the Graystone was to Detroit. It was one the area’s main attractions. The Graystone Ballroom was a famous Detroit entertainment venue […]