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Sunday, July 17, 2011

Mr B: Beautiful finish, beautiful day! ... thinking about New Orleans in 2012

Posted By on Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 9:10 AM

(Saturday morning’s final thoughts on the Joybox Experess bicycle tour across Michigan.) I've just awoken, and I’m beginning to wade through all the many feelings summoned by the events of the last two weeks. Yesterday was strong affirmation that the heart of our project is strong, and means different things...

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Friday, July 15, 2011

Mr. B: Our last day ... join us at the DIA

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2011 at 9:59 AM

We have been receiving such a great welcome in Detroit. The warmth and strength of Detroiters is a beautiful thing to behold, we're so very happy to be here with you. Yesterday we played a nice midday gig at the Scarab Club, raising funds for the Tiny Scarabs. Yesterday's gig...

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mr. B: Rolling into the 313, saluting Boogie Woogie Red

Posted By on Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 9:49 AM

Well, we've made it, 350 miles across the state, arriving in Detroit around 5:30 p.m. yesterday. We were followed by Channel 7's Stephen Clark, who interviewed us, taped us playing a tune or two, and put cameras on our bikes as we rolled out of Livonia towards Grand River on...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mr. B: Closing in on Detroit ... and Cliff Bell's tonight

Posted By on Wed, Jul 13, 2011 at 11:43 AM

Pianist Mr. B, aka Mark Braun, and his band, the Joybox Express, are cycling and gigging — hauling Mark’s piano and a full band’s worth of equipment – from Holland to Detroit, July 2-15th, with a finale as part of the Concert of Colors — and they’re sharing their adventures...

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mr. B: Livonia, here we come ... Detroit, get ready

Posted By on Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 12:43 PM

Pianist Mr. B, aka Mark Braun, and his band, the Joybox Express, are cycling and gigging — hauling Mark’s piano and a full band’s worth of equipment – from Holland to Detroit, July 2-15th, with a finale as part of the Concert of Colors — and they’re sharing their adventures...

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Monday, July 11, 2011

Mr. B: A2 homecoming ... on to Canton and Livonia

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2011 at 7:54 AM

Yesterday was glorious for the JBE. Every premise of our project was tested, and the results were fantastic. We started in Chelsea, the winter home of the JBE, where Aberdeen Bike and Outdoors shelters and maintains the piano/bike. Our everlasting gratitude to Mike Casey and his staff. We depend on...

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Mr. B: Riding through Hell ... and beyond

Posted By on Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM

Pianist Mr. B, aka Mark Braun, and his band, the Joybox Express, are cycling and gigging — hauling Mark’s piano and a full band’s worth of equipment – from Holland to Detroit, July 2-15th, with a finale at the Concert of Colors — and they’re sharing their adventures with MT...

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Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mr. B: On to Howell and Chelsea ... and some thanks along the way

Posted By on Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 11:17 AM

Pianist Mr. B, aka Mark Braun, and his band, the Joybox Express, are cycling and gigging — hauling Mark’s piano and a full band’s worth of equipment – from Holland to Detroit, July 2-15th, with a finale at the Concert of Colors — and they’re sharing their adventures with MT...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mr. B: On to Lansing with 'an outpouring of emotion'

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2011 at 4:20 PM

Pianist Mr. B, aka Mark Braun, and his band, the Joybox Express, are cycling and gigging — hauling Mark’s piano and a full band’s worth of equipment – from Holland to Detroit, July 2-15th, with a finale at the Concert of Colors — and they’re sharing their adventures with MT...

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