On March 22, New Years Eve 1929 comes to life on stage at Wayne County Community College District Downriver Campus! And you can enjoy the unique scene and time when Harlem’s hottest night club, The Garden of Joy, rings in the New Year with a live radio broadcast celebrating the decade of the Harlem Renaissance.
With music by Ken LaZebnik, The Garden of Joy features electrifying live jazz, blues and classical music by keyboard artist Alvin Waddles (Too Hot To Handel) and his band.
The Garden of Joy infuses the writings of Langston Hughes, Countee Collen, Zora Neal Hurston, W.E.B. DuBois and others with the music of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington and more to bring the joy, humor, struggle and energy of this astonishing moment in American History and culture.
Admission is free. Space is limited, however, and reservations are required. Seating begins at 7 p.m.
Garden of Joy is production of Michigan State University Wharton Center for Performing Arts 30th Anniversary, MSU Federal Credit Union Institute for Arts & Creativity at Wharton Center and the Heinz C. Prechter Educational and Performing Arts Center at the WCCCD Downriver Campus. The production is sponsored by WCCCD’s Western Campus.
For more information, visit www.wcccd.edu or call (734) 374-3232.