(CBS DETROIT) – The city of Detroit is launching a year-long celebration of arts and culture.
The initiative, called Undefeated: A Celebration of Detroit’s Contributions to American Excellence, kicks off Monday at noon.READ MORE: FBI Asks Public's Help After Explosives Found In N. Michigan
- The events will be live on Channel 22 and Facebook @CityofDetroit.
- You can also watch on Zoom at https://cityofdetroit.zoom.us/j/86478139644
Dial in number is (267) 831-0333 or (301) 715-8592
Meeting ID: 864 7813 9644
Here’s a schedule of Black History Month events this week:
Noon: Rochelle Riley interviews Stephanie Williams and Elizabeth Atkins on helping more Black authors tell their stories.
7 p.m.: Mayor Mike Duggan will kick off Black History Month and the city’s Undefeated celebration by interviewing Detroit native and New York Times best-selling author Alice Randall about “Black Bottom Saints.”
Noon: The city will honor Detroit’s historic sites and treasures by screening a film featuring local historian and tour guide Jamon Jordan.
7 p.m.: Detroit ACE will spotlight Detroit’s rich history in theatre with a special performance.
Noon: ACE Director Rochelle Riley will interview Chef Phil the godfather of Detroit and demonstrations from Chef Omar and cannabis expert Chef Nikki.
7 p.m.: A look at Black dance in Detroit through the years with Debra White-Hunt and the 35-year-old Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy.
8 p.m.: A celebration of spoken word, poetry and rap with Jessica Care Moore and tribute to late Detroit Poet Laureate Naomi Long Madgett.READ MORE: October Trial Postponed For 5 Men In Michigan Governor Plot
5 p.m.: The city will salute the African American origins of jazz and celebrate fine arts with a Virtual Art Exhibit, accompanied by a soundtrack featuring some of Detroit’s legendary jazz artists.
Noon: The city will honor Detroit’s excellence in architecture and Black architects.
7 p.m.: The city will celebrate fashion with designer Tracy Reese and Detroit Is The New Black founder Roslyn Karamoko.
4 p.m.: The celebration continues with a set featuring Detroit’s best hip-hop, techno and rock in a virtual concert featuring Curtis Roach and a host of others.
7 p.m.: ACE Director Rochelle Riley interviews Crystal P and Horace H.B. Sanders about the comedy landscape in Detroit, followed by a set featuring the comics and Riley in her second debut set.
4 p.m.: The city will host a tribute to Detroit’s African American classical and operatic genius followed by a gospel concert featuring stellar Detroit choirs.
The events will be live on Zoom, Channel 22 and Facebook. Register at Detroitartsandculture@gmail.com.
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