Wayne State Turning Jazzy with New Center

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A new Jazz Center will be part of a proposed educational entertainment complex at Detroit’s Wayne State University.

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Students at Wayne State University will soon be practicing, performing and learning about all things jazz at a new center being created at the Hilberry Theater.

The building will be remodeled and renamed the Gretchen Valade Jazz Center in honor of the philanthropist who is donating about $7.5 million to make the project a reality.

One of Wayne State’s Board of Governors, Kim Trent, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the new jazz center will become part of the university’s effort to create an entertainment education complex.

Quinn Klinefelter, Senior News Editor

Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.


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