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One foot at a time: 3 unique dances building community in Detroit

Where there is music, there is dance. And since music has always been an essential part of life in Detroit, so has dance. These three unique dance styles are engaging Detroiters and building community.

Artistic rendering of the expanded Motown Museum

"A music lovers playground": An inside look at the Motown Museum expansion

The current museum, housed in the cramped quarters of the original recording studio, will be expanded to a 50,000-square-feet space and include interactive exhibits, a performance theater, recording studios, and meeting spaces.

Satori Shakoor performs at the Charles H. Wright Museum

Detroit's storytellers on why the medium brings people closer together

Satori Shakoor and Cornetta Lane are creating platforms for Detroiters to experience the power of storytelling. And Model D and NEI will be holding our own storytelling event (hosted by Shakoor) on Feb. 16.

Members of the Detroit School of Arts jazz ensemble

These organizations are keeping Detroit's jazz legacy alive by teaching it to the city's youth

Several institutions in the city are making sure that if a young person loves to play jazz, they have access to education, performance, practice spaces, and most importantly, a sense that they belong in the jazz community.

Miryam Johnson

Dance instructor Miryam Johnson, 25, connects dancing to her students' history and life

For the next entry in our emerging leaders series, we profile Miryam Johnson, a dancer and teaching artist with Living Arts who looks for ways to use dance to address larger issues with her students. 
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