Culture City

Sundance's Film Forward, MAHS Appeal & A 'Write A House' Winner

Friday, September 26, 2014


This week on Culture City, Travis speaks with poet Casey Rocheteau, the winner of the first Write-a-House competition, and visits the new Michigan Audio Heritage Society Museum in Detroit. Plus, we'll talk movies, music, and rundown your weekend Cultural Calendar.

Check out the individual interviews here:

Thus It Was Written: Write-A House Round One Wraps Up with Poet Casey Rocheteau

The Write A House grant was created to resurrect dilapidated Detroit houses while providing a home to a chosen writer, from somewhere in America, to embolden Detroit's literary scene. After narrowing down the pool to ten finalists, a winner has been named. Travis speaks with Sarah Cox, editor of Curbed and the founder of the program, and Casey Rocheteau, the New York poet who won the grant.

Sundance Puts Its Best Film Forward: Award-Winning Films & Directors Come to Michigan

The Sundance Institute is bringing its Film Forward program to the region this week. Meredith Lavitt is the director of the Film Forward. She tells Travis about this year’s theme: “advancing cultural dialogue.”

MAHS Appeal: The Michigan Audio Heritage Society Opens A Museum in Detroit

The Michigan Audio Heritage Society is opening a brick-and-mortar museum in Detroit this weekend. Its founder is Brad Hales, a noted Detroit DJ, musicologist, and the owner of Peoples Records in Midtown. Travis gets a lesson in '70s Detroit Jazz and talks about the new space with Hales.

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Download of the Week



“Daddy” by Emma Donovan & the PutBacks

Indigenous Australian vocalist Emma Donovan and Melbourne band The PutBacks collaborated on the soulful song “Daddy,” the first single from their album Dawn – which is promised to contain “hard hitting and heartfelt soul songs by way of a gritty, uniquely Australian record.” And I can dig it.