Detroit’s Carr Center marks its 30th anniversary this season, returning from a nearly two-year hiatus from live performance and a focus on “the new.”

“We never focused on when we might reopen,” said Carr Center President and CEO Oliver Ragsdale Jr. “We focused on what we were able to do no matter what.”

The Center — which presents Black art and artists — began that newness with its 2020-21 virtual season and will continue with a combination of digital and in-person performances inside a new space and under the direction of new artistic director Terri Lyne Carrington, appointed in 2019.

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