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Detroit ACE co-hosted “Too Hot To Handel” convo at Marygrove

The City Office of Arts, Culture and Entrepreneurship (Detroit ACE)  partnered with Rackham Choir and Ralco Industries to nurture a new generation of classical music lovers with the choir’s 20th anniversary performance of “Too Hot To Handel,” the jazz-soul-R&B-gospel reinterpretation of George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah” at the Detroit Opera House. The free January 7th panel discussion “Mighty Sounds: The Legacy of Detroit’s Jazz and Gospel” on January 7 was moderated by the City’s Director of Arts and Culture Rochelle Riley. It features: jazz critic Mark Stryker, author of Jazz from Detroit; Deborah Smith Pollard, professor emerita at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and co-host: “Sunday Morning Inspiration,” MIX 92.3 FM, and Too Hot To Handel pianist Alvin Waddles.