Lisa McCall is a choreographer, producer and educator, and is the CEO of LM Productions Entertainment. Lisa is the rehearsal director and touring road manager for the dancers and choreographers of the Aretha Franklin Group. She’s appearanced at The White House, Radio City Music Hall, and Carnegie Hall. Lisa has worked as a professional dancer and choreographer for the past two decades in NYC. She is an alumni of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre. She has taught dance as an adjunct faculty member at both Wayne State University and Oakland University. She has taught abroad at the Univerity of Trinadad and the University of West Indies, just recently in Grenada. Currently, she’s the head of the Dance and Theatre Department at Consortium Preparatory High School in Detroit.
Austen Brantley is an African American self-taught 21-year-old ceramic sculptor from Detroit, Michigan. Austen didn’t discover his talent until his junior year in high school where he was inspired by his ceramics teacher. After two years of sculpting in 2013 Austen began receiving local and statewide recognition for his creations. He has resulted in over 12 solo exhibits, and completing over 300 sculptures in that time. Austen's art has been displayed at Grand Rapids City Hall, the Charles H Wright museum, and at the Detroit Institute of Arts in conjunction with the 30 Americans Exhibition. Austen is a new and upcoming artist that has an eye for 3-D dimensional expression.
Virginia Violet and the Rays
Virginia Violet and the Rays is not your ordinary band. With their unique style and funk, they bring a new spin to modern Motown! Established in Detroit, Michigan (March 2016), this new band is showing the world what music is all about. Virginia Violet and the Rays is redefining music and taking the world to a new level. Creativity brought them together and their music will take them to the top! Virginia Violet and the Rays are rising to the occasion and proving to be more than just a band but the next big thing in music!