Recent Blog Posts
- Bluesbreaker (Grande book excerpt)
- Grande Ballroom Aerial Survey 2017
- Grande Ballroom Analysis / Fund Kicks Off!
- Save the Grande! F.O.G. volunteers meeting – Nov.13
- Save the Grande! Friends of the Grande Volunteer meeting. August 2017
- Save the Grande! Friends of the Grande meeting July 6
- Friends of the Grande volunteer meeting June 5
- Grande Ballroom green lit for National Register of Historic Places process / restoration
- Leo Early @ B&N Book Fair Saturday March 4
- Leo Early book signing Oakland Mall Feb.18
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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
“In the book I’ve documented a number of partners and staff from the Grande. These are the workers and volunteers that made the Grande run and each show an experience.” – Leo Early Clyde Blair – Light show artist (photo:Clyde … Continue reading
“… as the Grande Ballroom collected dust, two personalities arrived who would create a bright future for the venue.” One of the great pleasures I’ve had in writing this book has come from meeting and getting to know Grande impresario Russ … Continue reading
“ “By the 1950’s it was the Latin Rhythms that were keeping the nation’s ballrooms afloat. Stars like Tito Puente in New York were hot well before Elvis hit #1 in 1956. Changing tastes were a challenge, but in Detroit … Continue reading
FOG T-shirts! I have worked with Laura Grimshaw and family to arrive at an appropriate version of Gary Grimshaw’s original FOG Letterhead logo for use on apparel. It now appears as our new Facebook group header … Continue reading
Added the new “Activism” menu link. Testing is being performed with Live chat if you and a friend are so inclined. With enough subscribers to the new site we may schedule a formal “chat night” Leo
A wonderful time was had on our sold out Charles Agree bus tour Saturday the 20th.Mr. Agree was, of course, the celebrated architect that created the Grande Ballroom. I had the distinct honor of presenting at the Grande stop to Mr. Agree’s … Continue reading
Charles N. Agree Bus Tour Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 10:00 AMTour begins at Cliff Bells Join us for a bus tour of celebrated Detroit architect, Charles N. Agree’s buildings! You have heard of the Grande Ballroom, the Whittier Hotel, … Continue reading
Scott Morgan (ex. Rationals – Sonic’s Rendezvous – Powertrane) is suffering from severe liver disease. A benefit is scheduled April 14 to help with medical expenses.
“To preserve the history of the Grande Ballroom and its physical edifice while promoting the Culture fostered by its patrons, performers and promoters.” If you are interested in supporting this mission statement, please join the Friends of the Grande on Facebook !