Ron Taylor is the new President and CEO of Detroit Area Agency on Aging. For over a year he’s taken the helm of the organization that was run by Paul Bridgewater for years. Ron’s experience in organization, aging, and leadership has taken his travels through Atlanta and now he’s in the original chocolate city of Detroit. In his interview, we discuss his upbringing in Toledo, family, and aging care. We also talk about why so much Funk music was coming out of Dayton? This was a great introduction to Taylor’s understanding of developing relationships and building a team.
Jennifer Harge expresses thought, emotion, and spirit through the art of dance. Sterling Toles interview Jennifer on how she conveys poignant messages in motion. Jennifer shares her motivations in dance and visions on what’s to come next. This is a very interesting discussion on art, community, dance, society, and culture.
Senghor Reid is a visual artist, teacher, father, and close friend of Sterling Toles. Senghor opens up about how Cass Tech, Detroit, and Hip-hop all impact his visual arts. This was a discussion whereas a listener you connect with artists discussing their friendship, process of creativity, and vision.
The inaugural Detroit is Different Festival was a great success. There are so many people that helped make the festival possible, God Bless you all and next year will be more culture, creativity, and ideas to offer.
Here is a peek into the Detroit is Different Festival 2019.
Thank you for supporting the inaugural Detroit is Different Festival October 25 – 27, 2019 at the Andy Arts Center 3000 Fenkell Detroit MI 48238
“I won Showtime at the Apollo and thought everything would change,” Josh Adams is immensely talented, smart, and always joking. The comedian’s journey on stage began in the middle of the 2000s and since then he has not gone 4 days without telling jokes as a stand-up comedian. In this interview Josh opens up about Mississippi, his parents, Livernois, and more. He also shares his thought process into being funny on stage. Josh also welcomes you to listen to his podcast weekly on Detroit is Different After Dark … listen where you find podcasts.
Josh Adams is a consistent artist on the ‘Scared of Detroit’ comedy show coming up Saturday, October 26, 2019, at the Andy Arts 3000 Fenkell Ave Detroit MI 48238
“I won Showtime at the Apollo and thought everything would change,” Josh Adams is immensely talented, smart, and always joking. The comedian’s journey on sta…
Dara Harper has been driven to share stories that offer the Black perspective for children and families. A life-long Disney fan never found stories in America’s mainstream that represented her beauty, character, and upbringing. Her ‘Sky Princess’ animation is available on Amazon streaming and features Vivica Fox and more known voice talents.
Dara was raised in the heart of Detroit’s Westside and now resides in Los Angeles. Currently, her play ‘Half Truths Full Plate’ is being produced in Los Angeles at the Stella Adler Theater. Her most known local work is ‘Passing’ which starred Mayowa Reynolds and ran off-Broadway and sold out the Charles H Wright Museum of African American History theater numerous times.
Dara is also my big sister (Khary Frazier). We talk about family, creative business, and storytelling.
Dara Harper has been driven to share stories that offer the Black perspective for children and families. A life-long Disney fan never found stories in Americ…
Zana Smith has been adding value to the culture of Detroit for years. Spectacles is a boutique that provides us with a peak into the cool Zana has helped curate. Clothes, music, accessories, books, and art are how other retailers would categorize what Spectacles offers us if you know it’s cool culture. Zana shared her story of how she started a boutique on Dexter Blvd and now stands as one of the only Black-owned retailers in Detroit’s Downtown today. Zana is joined by Piper Carter of We Found Hip-hop and we collectively asked Zana the “How’s & What’s” of Spectacle’s.
Zana Smith has been adding value to the culture of Detroit for years. Spectacles is a boutique that provides us with a peek into the cool Zana has helped cur…
Zana is a staple for Detroit culture branded by the ‘Soul Detroit’ and so much more. This interview was special and a must-watch.
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Welcome to a collage of sound, sight, taste, feel, and scent of Detroiters from all walks of life . . . This is the Detroit is Different Festival. Even if you visit Detroit, are from Detroit, or live in Detroit, you never knew all this culture was alive and thriving in Detroit. Detroit is Different is a multi-media house for culture creators who podcast, blog, vlog, and produce art. Over 40 Metro-Detroiters use Detroit is Different as a hub to engage audiences interested in an array of subcultures including but not limited to: Women in Hip-hop; Black (African-American) Comedy; Islamic Social Justice; the Black (African-American) Gay Professional class; the Natural Hair Movement; Lesbian-Trans-Women Social Justice; Women Visual Artists; Artists under the age of 25; and many other groups and circles. These subcultures are the anchors of the Detroit feel that is often summarized as the ‘clique-ish’ culture of the city. The Detroit is Different Festival provides you the rare opportunity to witness, experience, and familiarize yourself with the diverse subcultures that make Detroit DIFFERENT!
How we receive, give, and facilitate Culture in Detroit
Think Tank Discussion (Free Event)
Think tank on the ways artists, promoters, audience, and venue owners offer culture in Detroit Think Tank led by Khary Frazier
Friday, October 25, 2019 6pm – 8pm
The Fenkell Suite
Learn How to Tell Your Story with Today’s Tools
Community Workshop (Free Event)
Workshop on content Storytelling using artists to assist in making podcasts, graphics, vlogs, and photography Workshop led by Khary Frazier
Saturday, October 26, 2019 1pm – 3pm
The Linwood Suite
Presented by the Hair Goals 313 & the My Natural Hair Podcast
Experience the mix of music, film, fashion, poetry, and beauty at the ‘My Natural Hair Show!’ LaDonna Sims and MarkQuisha StClair of Hair Goals 313 Salon offer an all-natural event showcasing the locs and lifestyles of beauty today.
Poet Joel Fluent Greene hosts this inaugural event. Hip-hop artist Fool Boy Marley will give an epic performance. The showcase will feature modeling of 10 dynamic, creative, vibrant natural hairstyles.
Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the feel, flair, and fashion of the My Natural Hair Show.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 6pm – 8pm | The Fenkell Suite
Presented by the Group Text Podcast
Do you know what to text to get what you want? You know what that emoji means? What do you text to the people you love for love? What do you text to the people you hate … when hating?
Join Group Text for the ‘What the Text Game Show. Presented and judged by Group Text the podcast featuring December, JD, Kyshia, and Rob P.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 6pm – 8pm
The Linwood Suite
Presented by Detroit is Different & the Josh Adams Podcast
Enjoy comedy that Detroit loves and the world fears. Comedian Coco from Detroit morning drive for years and currently on 910AM will be featured with Detroit’s other drivetime comedy legend Foolish, the man of all the voices Martini Harris, and Jason Jamerson. Hosted by Josh Adams of the Josh Adams Podcast and Showtime at the Apollo. Comedian Jason Jamerson will also perform on the show. Find out if you’re SCARED OF DETROIT!
Saturday, October 26, 2019 8pm – 10pm | The Fenkell Suite
Presented by We Found Hip-hop & the Piper Carter Podcast
Experience the talent, skill, and entertainment of All-Woman Hip-hop. The Piper Carter Podcast and We Found Hip-hop offer you the chance to witness something that to many is rare, Women in Hip-hop. The culture is brought to life with art and talent from women who anchor the style. Ideeyah headlines this show with her blend of rap, soul, and pop that is unique.
Saturday, October 26, 2019 8pm – 10pm | The Linwood Suite
Presented by the Unicorns are Real Podcast
The 2000’s Party you want to attend. The Unicorns are Real Podcast will take you back to Tall Tees and Jersey dresses. Erin and Asia will host a ‘You Got Served’ style dance competition for the party too. Enjoy the sounds from a series of DJ’s too. Don’t miss this event!
Hosted by Erin Palmore and Asia Dobbins
Saturday, October 26, 2019 10pm – 2am | The Fenkell Suite
Detroit is Different & Detroit is Different After Dark
Podcasting Live Event (Free Event)
Sunday, October 27, 2019 2pm – 7pm
The Linwood Suite & The Fenkell Suite