DETROIT PROUD: George Morris and The Gypsy Chorus“I think you can be inspired by anything.” George Morris has been writing music since he was in high school, first in a style known as “bedroom pop.” Why? Well, he would write and record it all in his bedroom, all on his own. “Everyday interactions, books,” George says. He pulls inspiration from everything around him. He jokes “even romantic comedies. You just have to keep your eyes open.”
DETROIT PROUD: Blaire Alise Okay, so she has her own band, her band has played the renowned Metro Times Blowout, and she was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston for their summer program – where she was crowned the winner of the Berklee College of Music Singer/Songwriter competition...twice! Oh, did we mention she has accomplished all of this by the age of 16?! Yeah, we’re pretty impressed too.
'Good Girl Comeback' Promotes Self-Esteem, Modesty, and Morality in Young GirlsChelsea Gheesling’s goal is simple: “To share our message with as many girls as possible,” and that’s exactly what she’s doing. Good Girl Comeback is the movement that promotes the idea of the “good-girl.” Wanting young girls to find their true fulfillment that only comes through being a “good-girl,” Gheesling, founder of the movement and local Metro Detroit native, first started Good Girl Comeback as a series of conferences that emphasized self-esteem, modesty, and morality.
"Concert of Colors" Celebrates 21 Years of Metro-Detroit's Cultural DiversityStarted back in 1993, Concert of Colors was a modest, single day event with the simple goal of bringing the diversity of metro-Detroiters together through music from around the world. Today, it has become a part of the summertime traditions here in Detroit, with 2013 marking its 21st year. This year the concert series with travel to multiple venues in Midtown Detroit over 4 days, still with the same goal of celebrating the wealth of global diversity that fills metro-Detroit through music.