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DETROIT
SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA

Musical Homage To The D

Conc e rt

PRESENTED BY WRCJ 90.9 FM

Allee Willis is looking for Detroiters
to be a part of new video.

T

here is no question that Detroit
has produced some famous
musical artists in past decades,
and Allee Willis, who grew up in
Detroit during what she calls "a magi-
cal time is at the top of that list.
Willis, 66, has written and produced
some of the most iconic songs of our
time including eternal mega hits like
Earth, Wind & Fire's "September" and
"Boogie Wonderland:' the Pointer
Sisters' "Neutron Dance the theme song
to TV's Friends, "I'll Be There for You,"
and the Pet Shop Boys/Dusty Springfield
duet "What Have I Done to Deserve
This:' She also co-authored the music/
lyrics for the Broadway smash hit, The
Color Purple. Her records have sold more
than 50 million units.
Born to Jewish immigrant parents,
the Mumford High graduate remembers
how incredible it was to hang out on the
lawn outside Hitsville U.S.A. listening
to the Motown legends record inside
or drive around the city in a '62 Chevy
Bel Air with the radio blasting to the
music that is still a special part of her
soul. Those early years have created an
indelible bond between her and Detroit's
people, places and spirit, she says.
Now, the Grammy, Emmy, Tony and
Webby award-winning and nominated

artist is ramping up
her Detroit love to
another level with a
fresh musical hom-
age called "The D,"
Detroit's newest unof-
ficial/official theme
song.
The city itself isn't
going to be the only
star of "The D:' Willis
has put a call out to
all Detroiters on her
Allee Willis
website, alleewillis.
corn/WeSingTheD,
inviting anyone willing and able to come
and show their love by singing along,
playing, clapping, snapping their fingers
or doing "The D" dance.
"Detroit is one of the most soulful
places on Earth, and 'The Big D' is a
fantastic way for me to recognize its
greatness. It's a place brimming with his-
tory, resilience and a very special energy
that can't be found anywhere else. This
project is also designed to make every
Detroiter a star, and I can't tell you how
thrilling that is for me!" she says.
Willis plans to record and assemble
all of the elements into a master music
video. It's going to be the biggest and
most soulful sing-along the world has

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Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
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ever seen, and you can be a part of it.
Scheduled for late spring, Allee and
her "Allee Willis Marches on Detroit"
crew will record "The D" at dozens of
sites in every corner of the city, both
iconic and down home. Locations are
slated to include the Heidelberg Project,
the Guardian Building, the Fox Theatre,
Tiger Stadium, Joe Louis' fist, her child-
hood home on Sorrento Street and
Hitsville U.S.A., along with such revered
eateries as Lafayette Coney Island, the
London Chophouse and many more.
Check out her website alleewillis.com
for more information on how to partici-
pate. Get ready to be a part of something
very special.

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Shabbat Lights

Shabbat (Tu b'Shevat): Friday, Jan. 25, 5:19 p.m.
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Shabbat: Friday, Feb. 1, 5:29 p.m.
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