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Sunday, 31 August, 2008 11:55 PM
Detroit Jazz Festival continues Monday with a speech by Barack Obama
PHOTO BY BROOKE PASHLEY / ©AMERICAJR.com
The Western Michigan University Jazz Ensemble on the Pyramid Stage. The students in this ensemble compose their own music.
DETROIT -- With many events going on in Detroit this Labor Day weekend, the Detroit International Jazz Festival celebrates its 29th year and has the best location by far. Set along the Detroit River and Woodward avenue, six stages will boast 100 acts including jazz musicians such as Dianne Reeves, the Western Michigan University Jazz Ensemble, rising star Esperanza Spalding and many others over the course of four days.
Obama will speak during a rally at 11 a.m. on Monday at Hart
Plaza. That is just one hour before the entertainment begins
at the Detroit Jazz Festival. A special stage will be built
for his speech located in the center of Hart Plaza.
Street , 49, of Detroit says that he has been coming to the
festival since its beginning 29 years ago and says, “the
music is the best part.”
For more information, go to www.detroitjazzfest.com.
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