Friday Night Live! Mahogany Jones

Recording and performance artist, educator, and activist Mahogany Jones is a lyrical force. A 2017 recipient of the Alain Locke award from the Detroit Institute of Arts and a 2016 Kresge Arts Fellow, in August 2016 she was selected as a This Is My Year A3C performer. Jones is most renowned as four-time, undefeated champion of BET's "106 & Park" Freestyle Friday. Having shared stages with KEM, Les Nubians, The Roots, Moonchild, the late Gil Scott Heron, Lecrae, and many others, her sound of Hip-Hop Soul is melodic and spell binding. Frustrated with the objectification of women, Mahogany leveraged her latest release, "PURE," to spearhead a PURE movement in conjunction with Get Jayne and What's The Irony productions, using media, events and other campaigns to wage her war against the mistreatment of women.

One performance at 9 p.m.

Friday Night Live! is supported by your tri county millage investment in the DIA. General admission is free for residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Friday Night Live! is supported by the DTE Energy Foundation

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Black History Month programs are made possible by the generous support of Arn and Nancy Tellem.