This photograph by Ferndale artist Alanna St. Laurent shows the atrium at the historic Farwell Building in Detroit. St. Laurent is one of about 55 artists taking part in the upcoming Royal Oak Market: Spring Art Fair at Farmers Market next week. Food trucks, live music, beer and wine will be available at the event March 2-3.
The Grande Ballroom Synonymous with 1960s music in Detroit, the Grande hosted the Who, Fleetwood Mac, and Cream, among many others, before closing its doors after a few short years. The MC5 was the house band, and the Kick Out the Jams masterpiece was recorded here.
Motown Historical Museum - Detroit >> The website is not impressive, but the museum itself is FABULOUS. Highly recommended. The very studio that produced all that music is there, the candy machine where Stevie Wonder used to get a Baby Ruth bar (old candy still in it) is there . . . It's a blast from the past, but also places the music in context and ends up being absolutely inspirational. Eric is the guide to get.