Monthly Archives: April 2012
Every other Saturday, the day after payday Friday, I like to go on my shopping excursions in the city and the metro area. I have an affinity for independent business owners, especially those who are unique and hand-craft their designs or make things organically with care. After breakfast at Farmer’s Restaurant and my usual shopping trip at The Eastern Market (you will catch me there almost every Saturday), on my way home Mix 92.3 was airing live from The 8 Mile Trade Center. I never heard of it and since I wasn’t far I decided to swing by and check it out. It reminded me of the Russell Industrial Center aka Russell’s Bazaar right off 75 and Clay Avenue.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arts, Beats & Treats
Detroit, MI –Come experience an evening filled with the soulful sounds of Saxappeal, the sweet and savory tastes of Yum Delish and the sights of Detroit based visual and sketch artists at Arts, Beats & Treats!
The Elizabeth Theater right above Bucharest Grill on Park & Elizabeth Street was packed with music enthusiasts of all genres. With the powerful lineup of Ms. Nissa, RenCen CoolBeanz and featured duo out of L.A., J*DaVeY, no one left the theater underwhelmed or unsatisfied. The concert was put together by The Heart Healers a promotion company in Detroit “spreading love through diverse expressions of art and culture”, and we got just that with the eclectic mix of talents on and off stage. Vendors were present from t-shirt company Detroit Snob, to Salika’s Dream Cheesecakes as well as hand-crafted jewelry and artwork.
The first time I heard Pato Margetic was at the Acoustiq Musique show at The Music Hall Jazz Cafe at the end of last year. Needless to say I was taken aback because I was unaware of his music and when I found out he is a Detroit native it was icing on the cake! His performance had everyone caught up in every stroke of his acoustic guitar as his eyes pierced the audience and his lyrics penetrated our souls! Pato has been releasing great music to the world since 2009 with his debut album Day By Day followed by the sophomore release of Detroit Soul in 2011. Pato is now on his third release and has released singles since the end of last year. His latest, “Fall Apart” has an accompanied video that we at Distinguished Detroit got a sneak preview of (because he thinks we’re cool). Below is the video so enjoy and please, please, please, support Detroit music!