Arts & Entertainment
Chicago Tribune jazz critic Howard Reich has said
that vocalist Kathy Kosins possesses "one of the most
alluring voices in jazz. " Metro Detroiters, of course, are
well aware of the superb talents of this Motown native.
Kosins, just out with a new CD, the aptly named
Vintage (on the Mahogany Jazz label), likes to uncover
little-known songbook gems and place them alongside
unexpected tunes from outside the jazz tradition.
On Vintage, for example, she tackles the rarely cov-
ered "Penthouse Serenade,"
with its vision of New York
City in a bygone era, and
"These Boots Are Made for
Walking," in a funky jazz
adaptation of the Nancy
Sinatra hit. She adds an
original interpretation of
June Christy's 1953 record-
ing of "Look Out Up
There," and a version of
Kathy Kosins' new CD
"Nice Girls Don't Stay for
is titled "Vintage."
Breakfast" a la Julie London.
"I Can't Change You" show-
cases Kosin's composing skills; the six-time ASCAP
award-winning songwriter has 200 tunes to her credit.
Kosins is joined on the recording by pianist-arranger
Aaron Goldberg, saxophonist John Ellis, bassist
Reuben Rogers, drummer Eric Harland and trum-
peter-flugelhomist Jeremy Pelt.
Kosins appears at Sweet Georgia Brown's,
1045 Brush St., in Detroit, on Saturday,
July 2, and Tuesday, July 15. For more
information, call (313) 965-1245.
Straight Ahead Trio — Classic jazz at Burgh Park
Gazebo Concert Series. Burgh Historical Park, Civic
Center and Berg roads, Southfield. 7-8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 6. (248) 796-2120.
The Ark, 316 S. Main, Ann Arbor. (734) 761-1451 or
www theark. org.
Michelle Shocked — Alternative rocker with special
guest David Berkeley. 8 p.m. Friday, July 1. $22.50.
Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun — Ann Arbor-born
guitarist playing country and rock appears with special
guest Hacienda Brothers. 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2. $15.
Beth Patterson — Jazz, blues, country, gospel, Latin
and folk music. 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 5. $12.50
Metro Detroit's Fourth of July street festi-
val in the New Center area — the annual
Comerica Tastefest — fires up the grills
11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday and
11:30 a.m.-.8 p.m. Monday, June 30-July 4.
than 60 top local and national musi-
Now in its 13th year, the Detroit
will perform free concerts through-
Symphony Orchestra's annual "Salute to
event and an array of eats
America" concerts at Greenfield Village take
local restaurants will
place Friday-Monday, July 1-4.
The Motor City Brass Band kicks things off at 7:30
Headliners appearing on the MotorCity Casino
p.m. with a half-hour set, followed by the DSO con-
Main Stage (located in the Fisher Building parking lot)
certs at 8:30 p.m.
include singer-songwriter John Hiatt and North
The DSO, directed by Thomas Wilkins, will per-
Allstars; 1960s rock band the Box Tops;
form a variety of works celebrating the nation's heritage
Los Lobos; punk/heavy metal band New
and people, including Jerome Kern's Mark Twain:
star Faith Evans; reggae icons Toots
Portrait for Orchestra Irving Berlin's "God Bless
and the Maytals; hip-hop fusion trio G. Love and
America"; John Williams' Liberty Fanfare, and John
Special Sauce; newcomers Straylight Run; and jazz
Phillip Sousa's The High School Cadets. Each concert
superstars Down to the Bone.
concludes with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, followed
Electronic and garage rock artists will return to the
by a fireworks finale.
of the Pure Detroit Stage (at Second Avenue and
Greenfield Village entrance gates open each evening
soulful sounds will resonate from the Jazz &
for picnicking at 6 p.m.; food and beverage conces-
(at Grand Boulevard at Cass); and an
sions will be available.
of Detroit singer-songwriters and up-and-
Advance tickets are $22.50 adults/$14 ages 5-12/free
talent will appear on the Park Stage
4 and under; advance purchase discounts available.
(Grand Boulevard at Second).
Tickets purchased on the day of the concerts are $27
Shopping from area specialty stores, cooking demon-
adults/$17.50 children. Call (313) 576-5111 or (313)
a tot lot and a youth zone round out the fun.
982-6001; or go to the Web sites at
is free (including all musical acts). "Taste"
www.detroitsymphony.com or www.hfmgv.org.
The Deanna Bogart Band — Blues and boogie piano
and saxophone. 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. $13.50.
The Red Garter Band — New Orleans-style band is
preceded by the Klezmaniacs. Shain Park,
Birmingham. 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. No charge.
DTE Energy Music Theatre, 7774 Sashabaw,
Clarkston. (248) 645-6666 or www.palacenet.com .
Lou Gramm — Classic rock lead singer of
Foreigner/Foghat. 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 1. $10-
John Mellencamp — "Words and Music Tour 2005"
with special guest John Fogerty. 7 p.m. Saturday, July
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo — With fireworks. 7:30
p.m. Monday, July 4. $10-$32.50.
Jerome Duncan Ford Theatre, 14900 Metropolitan
Parkway, Sterling Heights. (248) 645-6666 or
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo — Classic rock/pop.
7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 2. $10 $35.
Michael Bolton — Adult contemporary. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, July 7. $25-$55.
Meadow Brook Music Festival, 3554 Walton, Oakland
University, Rochester Hills. (248) 645-6666 or
www. palacenet. com .
Hall & Oates — Pop-rockers perform with Average
White Band. 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6. $25-$42.50.
Robert Plant and the Strange Sensation — Rock. 8
p.m. Thursday, July 7. $25-$48.50.
Mama Mia — Masonic Temple, 500 Temple, Detroit.
8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 2 p.m., 8 p.m. Saturday; 2
p.m., 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 5-10. $15-69.50. (313)
832-7100 or the www.themasonic.com .
Paint Creek Center for the Arts, Fourth and Pine,
Rochester. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Saturday, July 1-Aug. 6; opening reception: 6-8
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