The Music Empire on Grand Blvd

The Music Empire on Grand Blvd

We're always encouraging people to #ExploreYourWorld.  Kevin did just that, right there in his own "backyard".  Detroit, Michigan is known for many things, and that includes the sounds of Motown! Kevin's  words sing on screen as he takes you through his experience exploring the Motown Museum. Tour Kevin's world with him, then go explore yours!  #pARTicipate 

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Part IV - Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

Part IV - Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

It's the last part of our #FreeStyleFriday ART + Music series -- and it's the 80's baby!!  

On the first day of August 1981, Music Television was born.  With all the political turmoil, economic woe, an incurable disease, and wave of addiction, we still managed to eke out big hair, big sleeves, and BIG sounds! And the British sent in a New Wave.  It's the 80's baby! We may have saved the best for last.

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Part III - Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

Part III - Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

Our #FreeStyleFriday ART + Music series summarily explores how society and culture in America has shaped a beloved art form.  Part III begins with examining the summer of the '60s.  It is hard to deny that 1967 perfectly encapsulated the sentiments of the hippie movement at that very moment.  While part of the country was embracing this communal and accepting shift, they were isolated from the tragedies that continued to plague the black community. 

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Part II - Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

Part II - Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

Our #FreeStyleFriday ART + Music series summarily explores how society and culture in America has shaped a beloved art form. In Part II we journey through the Birth of Rock-n-Roll, through war songs, civil rights, and an attempt at peace during the hippie movement.  

People get ready
There's a train a-coming
You don't need no baggage
You just get on board ....

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Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

Society's & Culture's Impact on The Art of Music

Throughout  the course of history, music has been an integral part of almost every culture that has existed, yet it's purpose and role in society varies greatly.  

Our ART + Music series will summarily explore how society and culture in America has shaped a beloved art form.

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Body Art: The Human Canvas

Body Art: The Human Canvas

In 1769, the word “tattoo” came from the term tatu when Captain James Cook landed in Tahiti. The term meant to “tap the mark into the body”, similarly what it is done now.  After Samuel O’Reilly created the first ever electric tattoo machine in 1821, many Americans were tattooed by the 1920s. 

Nowadays, tattoos have become a form of socially acceptable expressions of art. I asked three women about their experience with tattoos and the personal meaning behind having one.

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The ART of Sound

The ART of Sound

Our #FreeStyleFriday feature looks at the stylization of Art + Music, or in this (unscientific) sensory study, the stylization of cover art to its music. Are these two a match made in creative heaven?   Is the art of the sound aided by the art of the cover? With culinary art, some chefs say the nose knows best.  In this case, perhaps the "eyes" have it. 

 

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