Arts & Culture
2:44 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Broad celebrates legacy of Sun Ra

Sun Ra at New England Conservatory, February 22nd, 1992
Sun Ra at New England Conservatory, February 22nd, 1992
Credit Pandelis Karayorgis- Wikimedia Commons

The Summer Solstice Jazz Festival takes place in East Lansing this Friday and Saturday. There will be live jazz downtown from a variety of groups and the Broad Art Museum is participating as well with a unique event.

A Kozmic Picnik in the Museum’s sculpture garden will feature Detroit’s Planet D Nonet playing a tribute to the late Sun Ra, starting at 1p.m. Saturday.

Current State’s Melissa Benmark talked to the leader of Planet D, RJ Spangler. He’s been a part of the Detroit jazz scene for many years and says that Sun Ra was a great composer and covered a lot of different genres in his music.

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