For benefit of the populous, and to the credit of the citizens of Detroit, every year Hart Plaza plays host to a world-class jazz festival. Legends and upstarts alike have jammed on the festival stages, filling the streets of downtown Detroit with jazz that ranges from the classical to modern and experimental. This year’s festival is continuing the Labor Day Weekend tradition of quality jazz in the city with the theme “We Bring You the World.” To celebrate the different world influences on jazz and jazz’s contribution to the world the line up includes eclectic acts like Kevin Eubanks, Amina Figarova, Vijay Iyer Trio, Dave Holland Octet, and so many more. The Jazz Talk Tent will feature spoken word and jazz educational sessions, and kids programming and performances will also be held. For a full schedule visit the website at www.detroitjazzfestival.com
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Muse Atelier Vintage, a boutique featuring unique clothing items, accessories, and original artwork, is now open at 336 S. Ashley in Ann Arbor.