See our Best of Detroit 2020 winners.

Friday, November 9, 2012

City Slang: Savage Grace man sings opera

Posted By on Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

On Saturday, November 24, Al Jacquez, singer with Grande Ballroom-era band Savage Grace, will play the role of “trusted adviser” in the opera Amahl and the Visitors at the Main Street Opera Theatre.

It’s probably fair to say that Detroit’s ‘60s rockers wouldn’t have imagined Jacquez taking on something like this when they were in the midst of a weed-fueled haze back in the day, but this is a dude who loves a challenge.

He says, “I request, solicit, and would love your support. I am not asking you to send money. Please attend. There are two shows. This production is a marvelous way to spend an hour renewing yourself after Thanksgiving. And, there's a bonus. . . this opera is a poignant reminder that the coming holidays are more than an excuse to shop, eat and be merry.”

Click here to join the City Slang Turntable community!!!


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Detroit Metro Times. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Detroit Metro Times, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at letters@metrotimes.com.

Detroit Metro Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Detroit and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Detroit's true free press free.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In Detroit