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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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Author Leo Early at Partridge Creek Mall “Art is in Market” October 16

Join me at The Mall at Partridge Creek’s “Art is in Market” where I’ll be signing copies of “The Grande Ballroom – Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace” Sunday October 16th from 1-4 pm! The Mall at Partridge Creek  17420 Hall Road Clinton … Continue reading

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Author Leo Early At Detroit Sound Conservancy Conference Saturday Oct. 15

Leo Early at Detroit Sound Conservancy 3rd Annual Music Conference Sound scholars unite for two days / three events dedicated to Detroit’s musical legacies Detroit, MI: The Detroit Sound Conservancy (DSC), a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the … Continue reading

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Grande Ballroom 50th Anniversary – History Bus Tour w/Photos

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In remembrance of the 50th Anniversary of the Rock n Roll re-opening of the Grande Ballroom, author Leo Early led a group of 35 Grande fans on a music history tour of downriver and the west side of Detroit. On … Continue reading

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WKNR Top Hits for October 3, 1966 – Grande @50

You Tube WKNR Top 13 Playlist curated by Leo Early Amazon

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The Grande Ballroom Dodges Hurricane Matthew

As The Grande Ballroom Detroit’s Rock n Roll Palace continues to storm up the online sales charts I’ve received news from my publisher Arcadia\History Press in Charleston, South Carolina. They are meeting all orders for the book from retailers and … Continue reading

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Ann Delisi WDET – Leo Early Grande Interview audio

If you didn’t catch it live on September 24, listen below to my interview with the lovely, super cool and knowledgeable radio host and Deejay Ann Delisi.  Then, if you enjoy Ann Delisi’s Essential Music on WDET as I do, be sure … Continue reading

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John Sinclair and the Psychedelic Rangers

As John Sinclair turns 75 today October 2, 2016 I was reminded of this story and picture that did not make the book. Sinclair was a master organizer and the Psychedelic Rangers was a group he put together to help … Continue reading

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On the Floor 1968 – The Grande Ballroom

Not every image of the 100’s I collected for the book was good enough to published. There are of course, many shots of the talent on stage taken throughout the years. However there are precious few that were taken with … Continue reading

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