Detroit Performs Live

DPTV & WRCJ Presented its 3rd Annual Celebration of Motor City Music

Friday, November 3, 2017 

American Idol winner Ruben Studdard brought his star power to the 3rd annual Detroit Performs LIVE, Detroit Public Television and WRCJ’s celebration of Motor City music, at The Fillmore Detroit. The evening’s music director was the legendary jazz flutist, Alexander Zonjic. The Motor City Horns joined Studdard and Zonjic along with some of the best Detroit musicians, including Ethan Daniel Davidson, Jill Jack, Lady Sunshine, Tom Butwin and The Miracles Revue featuring Mark Scott. DPTV’s MiWeek anchor Christy McDonald was the host for the evening.


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