Detroit Performs: Where Are They Now?

Asia Hamilton- Season 9

Ramping up for Season 10, we are so excited to share our “Where are They Now?” Social Series! Each week we are going to be showcasing artists from past seasons, to catch up on what they’ve been up to since they’ve been on the show!
 
Asia was featured with us during season 9, back in August. Her story wasn’t only shared as a segment, but her Norwest Gallery of art was the location for the entire episode!
Asia is celebrating two years of her gallery being open with a brand new exhibit that opened this past weekend. “HAIRARCHY” is honoring African American hair culture during Black History Month. They are hosting an Artist Talk Saturday, Feb 15th from 2-4pm.
See Asia’s  full segment and her gallery of art here: https://www.detroitperforms.org/2019/08/art-persists-903/
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Asia also givesphotography tours of Detroit. A little while ago our producer, Sarah, caught up with Asia about her unique attraction:

DP: Why did you feel it was necessary to create the Photo Sensei tours?

AH: After seeing tours of Detroit’s ruins and abandon places I thought it was important to show people the beautiful places in the city. We were the first to do it in 2012.

DP: What are people’s reactions to the city of Detroit during and after the photo sensei tours?

AH: They are amazed by all the cool places the city has to offer. And the city has made great friends and frequent visitors from our workshops and tours.

DP: How can people take part in the Photo Sensei tours?

AH: By Signing up on our website: https://www.photosensei.net

DP: Where is Norwest Gallery?

AH: In Rosedale Park. 19556 Grand River Ave, Detroit MI 48223.

DP: What type of exhibitions do you seek for Norwest Gallery?

AH: Innovative and technology forward.

DP: How can artists reach out to you to use the Norwest Gallery space?

AH: hey can go to our website. https://www.norwestgallery.com. Follow us on all social sites: @norwestgallery @photosensei1 Facebook/norwestgallery Facebook/photosensei

Alise King- Season 6

Alise King is starting to become a household name. She premiered on our show in Season 6, and since then, her career has blossomed into something truly spectacular!

To begin, she is now a multi-award winning artist. Her triumphs include:

Female soul artist of the year from truEmotion award, R& B female artist Detroit Black Music Awards, Entertainer of the year Detroit Black music awards, Artist of the year award from tru emotion awards, Female soul artist from SDM live awards, Female r&b artist from SDM live awards
and more!
She has performed with big names, which have been a huge highlight of her career. She has opened for Bobby Brown, Kelly Price, Dru Hill, The Jackson’s, Todrick Hall, Chaka Khan, and Aretha Franklin.

Alise King with Todrick Hall

Alise King with Chaka Khan

She has released a project titled in the key of soul, I have also released multiple singles including  “Had Enough” & “I can’t Make You Love Me”
She has been featured on FOX 2, WDIV CH 4, TV 20, Channel 7 news as well as radio for 105.9, 910am. (Along with us of course)
Coming up, she will be headlining Musictown Detroit’s first annual artist & Industry Music mixer inside Hockey Town in Detroit on Feb 27th.
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See her performances of the National Anthem at the Detroit Tigers Baseball game below:

 

You can always watch Alise’s segment from Detroit Performs by visiting our series page,  or visiting the link below.

Detroit Performs TV: Fierce Female Artists