Detroit Performs TV: Detroit Music Hall (Episode 106)

Detroit Performs TV: Detroit Music Hall (Episode 106)
July 23, 2013 Cheryl Jones

In this episode of Detroit Performs — Jazz master Chris Collins escorts an all-star band of Detroit Public School students to perform at the Mackinac Policy Conference; Musician Jessica Hernandez lends her big voice to the up and coming band Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas; CriticCar Detroit catches up with the MetroTimes Blowout; and choreographer Rosie Herrera spills her passion into her dances. Plus, DJ Oliver takes us on a tour of Detroit’s Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, including a special interview with President and Artistic Director Vince Paul.

Watch the Chris Collins segment

Jazz master Chris Collins takes a group of students to play at the 2013 Mackinac Policy Conference. He talks about the importance of mentorship, Detroit’s jazz legacy, and the bright future of jazz, thanks to music programs like those in Detroit Public Schools.

Watch the Jessica Hernandez segment

Gathering inspiration from the city, Detroit native Jessica Hernandez lends her big voice to the up and coming band Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas.

Watch the CriticCar segment

CriticCar Detroit’s look into how pedestrians critique the arts in the Detroit community.

Watch the Rosie Herrera segment

Rosie Herrera shares the story of how she came to be a choreographer — From studying theater to learning how to mime and finally expressing herself through dance.

Watch the Vince Paul segment

Host DJ Oliver sits down with Vince Paul, President & Artistic Director of The Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Paul discusses the Hall’s unusual history, what’s going on now, and the importance of the Music Hall to the city of Detroit.