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Karim Bader, Legendary Arab Oudist

Abdul Karim Bader, renown Arab oud master has passed away on February 24, 2019 in Farmington Hills, a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. Bader was born in Beirut, Lebanon in 1921.  “Abdel Karim” means “servant of the generous,” a reference to … Continue reading

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Latest Michigan Nonprofit report shows impact of arts organizations have on economy

I have long been an advocate for the arts both on a local and national basis. The arts plays such a vital role in so many categories – education, child development, jobs, and economic impact. Currently, I am involved with … Continue reading

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Armenian Music in Hartland, MI

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to perform Armenian and Middle Eastern music in Hartland, Michigan. This is a small community with under 15,000 people and not richly diverse, but a community that wants to embrace diversity. The Cromaine … Continue reading

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The Promise – Detroit Premiere

In many ways, this is a difficult blog for me to put together. So many thoughts and directions I want to take and talk about surrounding the major motion picture, The Promise especially as today marks the 102nd anniversary of … Continue reading

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Liana Aghajanian, Welcome to Detroit!

I met a truly inspiring young lady last tonight, Liana Aghajanian. She is new to Detroit coming from Los Angeles as she is a recipient of a residency for two years, part of Write-A-House. She was one of 232 applicants from around … Continue reading

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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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Presenting at TEDx Oakland University

If you haven’t heard what TEDx is by now, you are missing out on some of the most inspiring and motivating presentations available to the public. TEDx centers around the theme of ideas worth sharing. The acronym stands for Technology, Entertainment, and … Continue reading

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