Detroit Performs: ‘Songs and Stories’

Detroit Performs: ‘Songs and Stories’
April 15, 2016 dpdave

In this episode of Detroit Performs: Detroit funk legend George Clinton takes the DIA stage to tell unique stories; Country artist Julianne Ankley performs songs from her soul; AndThe Funk Jam is bringing the funk to Vegas. Plus, host DJ Oliver explores the Detroit Historical Museum.

Watch the George Clinton and Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers segment

George Clinton is an American singer, songwriter, bandleader, and music producer. He was the principal architect of P-Funk, the mastermind of the bands Parliament and Funkadelicduring the 1970s and early 1980s, and launched a solo career in 1981. He has been cited as one of the foremost innovators of funk music, along with James Brown and Sly Stone.

The Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers is a monthly event that features real people who tell true, personal stories live onstage in front of an engaged audience at Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. Every month five new storytellers are curated to tell a 10-15 minute story on a pre-selected, curatorial theme. They bring stories that are off the beaten path with twists and turns, lessons learned and told from the heart of human experience.

Watch the Julianne Ankley segment

Julianne Ankley is a country singer with five Detroit Music Awards to her name for Outstanding Country Songwriter, Vocalist, Album (2), Artist, and 4 more nominations in 2016, Julianne Ankley has cemented herself in the Detroit and Michigan music scenes as a major talent and one of the hardest working country artists in the midwest.

Howell Opera House is a historic building in downtown Howell owned by the Livingston Arts Council.

Watch The Funk Jam's segment

The Funk Jam is a funk band in Las Vegas that does not rehearse or talk about what to play. Their show is entirely improvised.