Carr Center presents 'Season: Spectacular' Nov. 3
Detroit's Carr Center will kick off its 2018-2019 performance season Nov. 3 with "Season: Spectacular" at the Ford Theater of Performing Arts at Midtown's Detroit School of Arts.
"Season: Spectacular" will include performances from a dazzling range of African-American music and dance stars, both local and national.
Among them will be jazz legends and Grammy-award winners Dee Dee Bridgewater and Terri Lyne Carrington. Both women sing, though Carrington is also renowned for her drumming and percussive skills.
The two are also now co-artistic directors at the center.
"Dee Dee and Terri Lyne have put a very special season together," said Carr Center President Oliver Ragsdale Jr., one he said will advance the Carr's mission to present and promote African and African-American cultural arts.
Also on tap Nov. 3 will be opera great George Shirley, the first African-American tenor cast in a leading role with the New York's Metropolitan Opera.
Tap legend Savion Glover is on the program as well, as are visual artist Carrie Mae Weems, a 2013 MacArthur "genius" grantee, and The Gathering Orchestra with lead jazz-man Rodney Whitaker.
Finally, organizers promise "a special message" from dancer and choreographer Debbie Allen, whose credits include choreographing the Academy Awards an astonishing 10 times.
Ford Theater of Performing Arts
123 Selden, Detroit
7:30 p.m. Nov. 3
$30 general admission