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Michael Davis – MC5 -1943-2012

Sad news from California this weekend.MC5 Bassist Michael Davis has passed away at the age of 68.Mike was one of the first I ever heard refer to the Grande as “our palace”. I have used that term ever since in … Continue reading

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Building Access

In the 10 years I have been writing and researching the Grande Ballroom I have received dozens of requests for access to the building itself. The present owners do not honor such requests for a number of reasons.As the result … Continue reading

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Dick Wagner Book “NOT ONLY WOMEN BLEED”

Reading my pre-release copy of Dick Wagner’s new book: Stay tuned for a review and info on a public release date.NOT ONLY WOMEN BLEED, Vignettes from the Heart of a Rock MusicianDick Wagner’s Not Only Women Bleed stands tall among … Continue reading

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Free John Sinclair Rally Anniversary Events

John Sinclair and the White Panther Party’s history is interwoven with events that transpired at the Grande Ballroom. On the 40th Anniversary of the Free John Sinclair rally and concert at Ann Arbor’s Crisler Arena, the following events are planned:Friday Dec. … Continue reading

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Free John Sinclair Rally – Hill Street Reunion – Ann Arbor 2011 Events

John Sinclair and the White Panther Party’s history is interwoven with events at the Grande Ballroom.On the 40th Anniversary of the Free John Sinclair rally and concert at Ann Arbor’s Crisler Arena, the following events are planned: Friday Dec 9 – Commander … Continue reading

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Dick Wagner at The Magic Bag !

DICK WAGNER deFROSTedfeaturing Prakash John & Ray Goodmanwith special guests The TrewsDoors 8 p.m.$20.00   http://www.themagicbag.com/welc.htm

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MC5: A True Testimonial – Film Funding Indiegogo

The funding attempt through Kickstartrer did not attain its goal.Organizers have started a new campaign through Indiegogo.I highly recommend contributing. http://www.indiegogo.com/MC5-TrueTestimonial

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MC5 – A True Testimonial” Jailbreak!!!

I highly recommend contributing to this very worthy project. I was fortunate enough to see a True Testimonial and it is a very well researched record of the 5 and their accomplishments. It deserves a wide and legitimate release ! … Continue reading

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STANLEY T. MADHATTER OFFICIAL MEMORIAL TRIBUTE BENEFIT

From Michele Lundgren: Our beloved Stanley T. Madhatter passed away in his room in Ypsilanti on the morning of January 3, 2011. The proceeds of the benefit will go towards the cost of his cremation (already done and paid for … Continue reading

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Stanley T, Madhatter Benefit Show.

A Benefit show for the late Stanley T. Madhatter will be held at the New Dodge Lounge in Hamtramck this Thursday . More details to follow.

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