Marsha Music

The Detroitist

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Marsha Music is a noted presenter and available to speak around Detroit, perform her “One Woman Show – Live From Hastings Street!” or talk with media.

“From All Sides”

Multi-media exhibit of “The Kidnapped Children Of Detroit”

October 21, 2014 to November 15, 2014

My essay on white flight, The Kidnapped Children of Detroit, that was published in A Detroit Anthology, was presented as a visual arts exhibit along with lectures at the 9338 Gallery in Hamtramck, MI.

Gallery owner Steve Panton curated the show, called “From All Sides,” that ran from October 21, 2014 to November 15, 2014. He also featured the paintings of Kathleen Rashid, the woodcuts of Carl Wilson, and video displays – works that resonated with my essay.

It was a fantastic show. I was touched and honored to have my words displayed as art on the walls of the gallery. Steve dissected my essay paragraph by paragraph and had each of them written in longhand by visitors to the gallery, and then placed on the walls. Everyone said that the effect was quite powerful, and that each paragraph was powerful on its own.

We had many great folks come to the exhibition and I enjoyed wonderful discussions after both the opening and closing receptions. Here is a link to photos from the opening reception:


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Past Events:

 June 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.—- Featured speaker for Preservation Detroit, at the Tangent Gallery/Hastings Street Ballroom —- Where We Used to Live: Hastings Street and Black Bottom with Marsha Music

November 2013 —- Storyteller – Failure Lab, Detroit Opera House –


Saturday September 14, 2013 —- Featured speaker at Collision Works aka The Container, Russell Street, Eastern Market “Hastings Street and Black Bottom”.

August 21, 2013, 8:00 – 10:00 —–at the Simon Agree Downtown Synagogue, Selections from One Woman Show, Marsha Music – Live from Hastings Street!

February 26, 2013, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. —- Model D Panel Discussion, Entrepreneurial Diversity


April 17, 2013  at 6:00 p.m. at MOCAD – multi media presentation – Marsha Music – One Woman Show, Live From Hastings Street! ArtX Detroit Festival

April 6, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at Trinosophe – Wayne County Sexual Abuse Prevention Event  – essay reading, “The Red Headed Girl”

June, 2013 – Awarded Kresge Fellowship in the Literary Arts, Detroit.


One thought on “Marsha Music Live! Contact!

  1. Ms. Music,

    I’d like to invite you to participate in my project, 3x3stories. As a Kresge Fellow for Literary Arts, you’ve been able to make a success of your writing, and you inspire others to do the same. I’d be honored to have you participate in 3x3stories.

    THE IDEA: Inserting fiction, even in tiny doses, into our day can wake up the creative parts of the brain. The benefits of this creative boost reach beyond our lives as writers; starting and finishing a project can increase productivity and focus.

    HOW IT WORKS: Write a short story on a 3×3 sticky note. Place it somewhere out in the community. Take a picture and email it to I post the picture on IG, FB and on (the forthcoming) website with links back to the authors body of work and/or social media platforms.

    THE TWIST: As writers we draw inspiration from our communities, and we have a responsibility to inspire our communities, too. 3x3stories are meant to be placed “out in the world” where someone else can happen upon the story and have a little creativity injected into their day. Stories have been left at University campuses, Hotels, parks, health centers, public transit and libraries.

    This is a non-profit project. I don’t make any money off of it. The domain name was actually a gift from my former high school English teacher. We’re working together to help integrate 3x3stories into lesson plans so that the project can be brought to students across the country.

    Increasing community arts engagement doesn’t have to come through a publically funded public policy initiative. As artists we can take it into our own hands to make art accessible to everyone, and this is my way of contributing to that idea, and I’d love for you to have a share in it.

    Thank you,

    Jeni De La O
    Founder, 3x3stories

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