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Friends of the Grande volunteer meeting June 5

Monday evening June 5 from 7-9 P.M. we are calling to order the first Friends of the Grande meeting in over ten years. This is a public meeting that is open to anyone interested in contributing to the cause of preserving … Continue reading

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Grande Ballroom green lit for National Register of Historic Places process / restoration

Grande Ballroom green lit for National Register of Historic Places process / restoration. I am pleased to announce that this week I met with the owners of the Grande Ballroom, Chapel Missionary Baptist Church represented by Pastor Dr. R. Lamont … Continue reading

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Leo Early @ B&N Book Fair Saturday March 4

Although it’s technically in Northville, I’ll be appearing at the Livonia Barnes and Noble Local Author Book Fair on Saturday March 4 @ 7 P.M. I am one of ten local authors invited to participate based upon the success of … Continue reading

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Leo Early book signing Oakland Mall Feb.18

After a short break to recover from the whirlwind of book events since our October launch, I am back on the road! I’ll be signing copies of The Grande Ballroom Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace at Oakland Mall Saturday February … Continue reading

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The Alabama Theater – cousin of the Grande – Video

In researching the Grande Ballroom Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace I learned of the Architects Graven and Mayger and their involvement in Detroit architecture and two significant Southern movie palaces. Several years ago I had the opportunity to visit the … Continue reading

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Author Leo Early – Drew and Mike Podcast

I had a blast talking about the Grande with Drew Lane and Marc Fellhauer from the Drew and Mike podcast Wednesday. These guys are Detroit broadcasting stalwarts and real pros! You’ll be able to catch me at the 24:00 minute … Continue reading

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Leo Early Book Signing @ Barnes & Noble Dec.10

I’ve certainly spent a lot of time in the past haunting book stores and Barnes and Noble is no exception. Therefore, it will be a big thrill for me to be signing copies of the Grande Ballroom Detroit’s Rock n … Continue reading

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Y ARTS’ Rockin’ art Bash

Saturday evening November 26 Y Arts Detroit will be holding a benefit at their downtown YMCA Facility. Y Arts provides area youth and families with high quality arts classes and events. As part of this fundraiser the Y will be exhibiting the award … Continue reading

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Grande Ballroom Lecture and Book Signing w/ Leo Early and Carl Lundgren

Tuesday evening November 15 from 7-9 P.M. come join author-historian Leo Early and Grande Ballroom poster Artist Carl Lundgren for a tandem lecture and book signing at the Dearborn Historical Museum. This event is free and open to the public. Titles … Continue reading

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A Grande Opening 1928 – Burns Shoes – Web exclusive

In The Grande Ballroom – Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace there were a few stories that did not make the final edit. So too were some great newsprint images that did not make the final. One such story that is … Continue reading

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