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Michigan OLLIs Collaborate: Detroit’s Black Bottom and Paradise Valley Neighborhoods: The Settings for Alice Randall’s Black Bottom Saints
Lars Bjorn, Jim Geler, Jamon Jordan
Panelists include Lars Bjorn, retired Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan - Dearborn and co-author of Before Motown: The History of Jazz in Detroit, 1920-1960; and Jim Gallert, producer and host of jazz programs on WEMU-FM and WDET-FM for 25 years as well as co-author of Before Motown, which gives details on clubs such as The Flame Show Bar that appear in Randall’s book. OLLI UM’s Craig Ramsay will introduce this program and moderate a discussion afterward, incorporating questions from the audience.