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The Live at the Scarab Club series explores Detroit’s rich musical history through a series of live-recorded performances and educational workshops that integrate visual arts, poetry, and oral tradition. 


John Sinclair with the Planet D Nonet: Thelonious Monk at 100.
Sunday, October 1, 3-5pm
Thelonious Monk was born Oct 10, 1917 and we will celebrate that legacy as the Planet D Nonet performs his songs as John Sinclair recites corresponding poems and text.
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Live at the Scarab Club: RJ Spangler and Friends Celebrate the music of Louis Jordan
Saturday, November 18, 2-4pm
Louis Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who was popular from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Known as “The King of the Jukebox”, he was highly popular in the later years of the swing era.
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Early bird tickets (through September 1): $20 general admission // $15 students and seniors
After September 1: $25 general admission // $20 students and seniors

This concert series is made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation.

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