Category Archives: Rock nr Roll Palace

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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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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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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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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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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