Monty Cole

Monty Cole: Theatre and Film writer-director from Oak Park, IL. Monty has directed for Steppenwolf, Center Theatre Group, The Goodman Theatre, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Victory Gardens Theater, the Center for New Performance, Cape Cod Theatre Project, Alley...

Meet Hugh Grannum

Photographer Hugh Grannum, a native of Brooklyn, NY, on staff at The Detroit Free Press since 1970, is also widely known outside the field of photojournalism.  He has conducted a number of photography workshops, taught at Wayne County Community College, from 1977 to...

Meet Carole Harris

Brilliant Detroit Visual Artist Carole Harris, is a lifelong Detroiter and graduate of Wayne State University, who describes her life’s passion this way… “My work relies on improvisation. I am fascinated with hue and pattern, often drawing inspiration from...

Charenée Wade

Charenée Wade is known for her expert vocal improvisational ability and her seriously swinging groove, she evokes a classic jazz sound akin to Betty Carter and Sarah Vaughan. With her Motéma debut, Offering: The Music of Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson (June 23),...

Linda May Han Oh

Linda May Han Oh is a bassist/composer who has performed and recorded with artists such as Pat Metheny, Kenny Barron, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Terri Lyne Carrington, Steve Wilson, Geri Allen and Vijay Iyer. Originally born in Malaysia and raised in Boorloo (Perth),...

Nicole Mitchell

Nicole Mitchell is an award-winning creative flutist, composer, conceptualist, bandleader, and educator. A Doris Duke Artist (2012) and recipient of the Herb Alpert Award (2011), her research centers on the powerful legacy of contemporary African American culture and...