By Remi Murrey
CBS 62/CW50 Intern

Oliver Ragsdale, Jr. is the founder and CEO of the Carr Center, a creative hub located in downtown Detroit for Metro-Detroit residents and visitors interested in the arts. Within the organization is the Carr Center Arts Academy, a rigorous training program for high school students and life-long opportunities for adults. The academy enables students to grow in their talents. It provides exposure within the field from various artists who share their experiences for students to learn.

Carousel Park

Carousel Park

The Carr Center has impacted the city of Detroit by developing the area into a popular attraction for people to explore. It has provided the city with fun activities for residents to enjoy, while being enlightened at the same time. In addition, they host various events throughout the year, including the recent unveiling of their jazz project: Detroit’s Music…Jazz! in Paradise Valley/Beatrice Buck Park.

Find out about the Carr Center, a creative hub for the arts in downtown Detroit, in Remi Murrey’s CW50 web exclusive interview with Oliver Ragsdale Jr., Carr Center founder and CEO.   For more information about the organization visit

Remi Murrey is a CBS 62/CW50 intern through the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent program. She is a student, entering her third year at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, interested in pursuing a career in Broadcast Journalism.


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