Miz Korona

Miz Korona

  • Fri, Dec 15
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Miz Korona is a critically-acclaimed Underground Artist from Detroit, Michigan. Miz Korona has the innate ability to construct lyrics that speak honestly to the realities of life. She blends her genuine love for Hip Hop wi...


Friday Night Live! Karen Marie Richardson: Ella Fitzgerald Centenary Celebration

  • Fri, Dec 22, 7 & 8:30 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Vocalist, songwriter and actress Karen Marie Richardson celebrates the centenary of the birth of the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. Richardson currently stars in the off-Broadway sensation Sleep No More as jazz chant...

Awesome Dre

Friday Night Live!: Awesome Dre

  • Fri, Jan 5
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Highly regarded as a top hip-hop lyricist, Detroit rap pioneer Awesome Dre (Hard Core Committee) has been putting out work for over 20 years. His debut album, You Can’t Hold Me Back, is considered by many to be a classic...

Michigan Philharmonic

The Michigan Philharmonic: Miniature Masterpieces

  • Fri, Jan 12
  • 7:00 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Miniature Masterpieces features the Michigan Philharmonic performing Francis Poulenc’s Trois Mouvements Perpetuels, Osvaldo Golijov’s Lullaby and Doina, Alberto Ginastera’s Impressiones de la Pun and Johannes Brahms'...

Eszter Balint

Friday Night Live!: Eszter Balint

  • Fri, Jan 19
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

Eszter Balint is perhaps best known for her acting role in Jim Jarmush’s Stranger Than Paradise and more recently, for her work in Louis C.K.’s Louie, Season 4. In late 2015, Eszter released her recording Airless Midni...

Miles Davis

Friday Night Live!: Miles Davis Tribute featuring Rayse Biggs and Dwight Adams

  • Fri, Jan 26
  • 7:00 PM
  • Detroit Institute of Arts - Rivera Court

From his arrival on the national scene in 1945 until his death in 1991, trumpeter Miles Davis made music that grew from an uncanny talent to hear the future and a headstrong desire to play it. Miles became the standard-bea...

Tracy K Smith

Black History Month: A Night Celebrating Creativity and Movement

  • FRI, FEB 2 from 12 NOON-2 a.m.
  • Detroit Institute of Art - various locations

The DIA kicks off Black History Month with a late night celebration, remaining open until 2 a.m. Highlights of the event include a reading by U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith and a performance by Mahogany Jones. Other eve...

Mohogany Jones

Friday Night Live! Mahogany Jones

  • Fri, Feb 2
  • 9:00 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

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...

J Dilla

Friday Night Live! The Music of J Dilla

  • Fri, Feb 9
  • 7:00 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

The music of legendary hip-hop artist J Dilla has been arranged by composer/conducter Miguel Atwood-Furguson. This performance features the Atwood-Furguson arrangements performed by musicians from the Sphinx Organization. ...

Cecelia Sharpe

Family Performance! Cecelia Sharpe - Urban Stringz J Dilla Youth Performance

  • Sat, Feb 10
  • 2:00 PM
  • DIA Rivera Court

Cellist Cecelia Sharpe is a musician who performs with local artists such as Jessica Care Moore, Monica Blaire, Invincible, Stacey “Hotwax” Hale, and Nick Speed.  Recent performances include headlining Dally in the Al...