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Are you a Musicpreneur?

Around this time each year, I seem to have the discussion with people about the fine line between being a musician and business professional. This topic probably pops up due to the timing surrounding when Kresge Artist Fellow applications are … Continue reading

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Think Like An Artist

Over the weekend, my family and I visited downtown Farmington, Michigan for the annual Art on the Grand, which is an artisan festival that I am sure we have all experienced in in one fashion or another in our communities. … Continue reading

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Afterlife of Guardians of Music

A few months ago, I mentioned in a previous blog essay that I had the opportunity to “fill in” for a presentation (Armenian History through Music) that took place at Wayne State University, part of several ongoing events commemorating the Armenian Genocide. The … Continue reading

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Guardians of Music – SUCCESS – THANK YOU!

What an unbelievable night on Monday, March 16, 2015. It is unlikely I will ever forget such a remarkable evening. The premiere of Guardians of Music was a fantastic success! The evening at Detroit Public Television raised over $50,000 with … Continue reading

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Guardians of Music AIRS on March 16, 2015!

It’s official! My film documentary will be on television in exactly two months! Guardians of Music: A History of Armenian Music in Detroit airs on Detroit Public Television on Monday, March 16, 2015 starting at 9:30pm! The entire process has … Continue reading

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Post Film Period for Hye Times

Filmed interviews are now complete, the hard work begins! Continue reading

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The old neighborhood – Stockade, Sammy Gs, Solvey Street – Part 1

This week I did something I haven’t done in over twenty years – I went back to the “old neighborhood”. Let me set the record straight, I was never part of the old neighborhood but I feel the close kinship to … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

When I started my Detroit Hye Times project, I didn’t realize how close I was going to be with the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide which is in 2015. It was not my intent in creating this project … Continue reading

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It all started at 4AM this morning

I got up pretty early this morning to get my Kickstarter campaign launched…4AM to be exact. My friend Mark Gavoor, also a musician, has written a blog for many years now and as I always look forward to reading it, … Continue reading

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Wanted: Vintage photos for project

Multiple tasks need to be accomplished for this project to stay on track and be completed in 2014. Sure, the fundraising is important, but the content is what will make this film. To date, I have interviewed several musicians and … Continue reading

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