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2013
12
Apr

CBS – Native Detroiter Returns Home To Put On Art X Detroit Performance

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By Vickie Thomas

For the last two years, Detroit native Aku Kadogo has taught at a university in South Korea.  She has been a resident of Australia since 1978.  The theater director, choreographer, performer and educator is now back home working with Kresge Foundation Eminent Artist Bill Harris for Art X Detroit 2013.

During a recent rehearsal of her stage performance based on Harris’ book, Booker T. and Them, I had a chance to chat with her about her project and her pride in the MotorCity.

“We agreed to work together so I took his book – he calls it a blues bio – and I’ve taken some excerpts and I’m bringing it to life,” said Kadogo.

The performers take the stage Thursday night at the Charles Wright Museum of African-American History.

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