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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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Leo Early Book Signing @ Briarwood “Art is in Market” 10-30

I’ll be signing copies of “The Grande Ballroom – Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace” Sunday October 30 From 1-4 P.M. at Briarwood Mall. “Art is in Market” is a very cool “Detroit-centric” shop with some great works by local artists and … Continue reading

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Leo Early Book Signing @ Twelve Oaks “Art is in Market” 10-23

I’ll be signing copies of “The Grande Ballroom – Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace” Sunday October 23 From 1-4 P.M. Art is in Market is a very cool “Detroit-centric” shop with some great works by local artists and creatives. Shop local! http://www.shoptwelveoaks.com/directory/art-is-in-market_north

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October 5, 2016 Grande Ballroom Inspection

On Wednesday October 5, 2016 a team of experts and students led by author Leo Early entered the Grande Ballroom. The purpose of the visit was to formally determine the viability of the property on behalf of its current owners, … Continue reading

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