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California guitar maker sets up shop in the Motor City

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California guitar maker sets up shop in the Motor City


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L.A. guitarmaker brings skills to Detroit

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L.A. guitarmaker brings skills to Detroit


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Sharon Isbin plays Chris Brubeck concerto with DSO

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California guitar maker sets up shop in the Motor City
Guitar maker Gabriel Currie holds an Echopark La Carne handmade electric guitar, which retails for $7,500, among stacks of unfinished electric bodies in his new Detroit guitar workshop.   Read More ...
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L.A. guitarmaker brings skills to Detroit
Buy Photo. Detroit’s evolution and growth — and affordable real estate — has drawn talented newcomers to the city from award-winning chefs to recent art school graduates. The latest pair of skilled hands Detroit has lured away from a bigger, glossier town are those of luthier Gabriel Currie. He’s moved his high-end guitar and amp company, Echopark Guitars. , from Los Angeles to the Old Redford neighborhood where he will alter his business model a bit to offer more services for guitarists at all levels   Read More ...
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Sharon Isbin plays Chris Brubeck concerto with DSO
When Grammy-winner Sharon Isbin plays with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Thursday and this weekend, few in the audience will know how close they came to losing her to NASA. Isbin, one of the world’s most-famous and most-recorded classical guitarists, will perform the Midwestern premiere of Chris Brubeck’s “Affinity: Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra,” which the composer wrote for her. But it all came very close to not happening   Read More ...
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New Musical Instrument Store to Open in Detroit’s Midtown
A new, full-service musical instrument store, called Third Wave Music, will open on Nov. 23 in Detroit’s Midtown neighborhood.   Read More ...
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Sound investment: CEO turns reclaimed wood into guitars
Mark Wallace combines passion for music, city to create guitars from auto plants, firehouses and homes Buy Photo. In his Huntington Woods attic, cluttered with drums, keyboards and a ’70s photo of Elvis in Detroit, singer-songwriter Stewart Francke strummed his Wallace Detroit Guitar made with reclaimed wood from the Packard Automotive Plant. “It’s a beautiful guitar. It makes you feel good to hold it. It makes you feel good to   Read More ...
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Slave's violin among Detroit treasures at new Smithsonian museum
WASHINGTON, D.C.— A violin that a Michigan woman kept under her bed for 35 years now has a star spot at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Shirley Burke of West Bloomfield donated the instrument, which dates to the 1800s and belonged to her great-grandfather Jesse Burke. He played it when he was a slave owned by Elisha Burke, and later as a free man. It   Read More ...
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Detroit treasures to star at U.S. African-American museum
WASHINGTON, D.C.— A violin that a Michigan woman kept under her bed for 35 years now has a star spot at the new National Museum of African American History and Culture. Shirley Burke of West Bloomfield donated the instrument, which dates to the 1800s and belonged to her great-grandfather Jesse Burke. He played it when he was a slave owned by Elisha Burke, and later as a free man. It   Read More ...
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Pianist performs amid effort to revitalize Detroit park
Detroit — A classical pianist is performing as part of an effort to revitalize a park near the long-shuttered Michigan Central train depot that’s one of Detroit’s best-known eyesores. The Corktown Economic Development Corp. on Saturday hosts “Roosevelt Park Live!” The event includes lawn games and an interactive art station that invites people to share ideas on how Roosevelt Park could be improved. On Saturday night, pianist Ivan Moshchuk performs.   Read More ...
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‘Guitars Not Guns’ teaches music to at-risk youth
Buy Photo. Pontiac – With the music from Adele’s “Someone Like You” by Adele, scrawled across a classroom’s dry erase board, 11 girls gathered in a circle, each with a guitar in hand, as they learned various chords to mimic the rhythm in the song. “Most pop songs are not very difficult to learn because they use basic chords, most of what we learned last week,” said Brett Hoag, president   Read More ...
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Port Huron native breaks ukulele playing record
Port Huron man breaks record and plays ukulele for 26 hours As the clock struck noon on Sunday, Julian Ruck played the final note on his ukulele while the Raven Café audience cheered. Ruck broke the world record for world’s longest ukulele performance by one hour. He played for 26 hours straight. According to Guinness World Records, Glenn Hawthorn, of Australia, set the   Read More ...
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Indianapolis Colts owner buys Prince’s guitar
Beverly Hills, Calif. — Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has purchased the Yellow Cloud electric guitar that Prince used in numerous concerts until the mid-1990s. The NFL football team owner and collector of musical instruments paid $137,500 for the guitar at an auction in Beverly Hills Saturday. Heritage Auctions, which conducted the auction, says the solid body guitar was a favorite of the late musician from the late 1980s to   Read More ...
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