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MAHS Museum – Grand Opening with Phil Ranelin

MAHS Museum Grand Opening

September 26-27, 2014

The MAHS Museum’s first exhibition presents artifacts of the iconic Detroit independent record labels Tribe and Strata- the same weekend we’ll be celebrating Tribe founder Phil Ranelin’s 75th birthday at Trinosophes with a pair of concerts by his group Vibes From the Tribe.

The Tribe

Trinosophes is proud to bring into its fold Brad Hales’ Michigan Audio Heritage Society Museum aka MAHS Museum, opening in our third storefront in early fall, 2014. (The name of the museum is a play on the name of one of the soul producers who ran D-Town Records, and opened right next to Motown on Grand Boulevard).

While the MAHS Museum website is currently in the works, here are a few notes on the project by founder Brad Hales, proprietor of the world-renowned Peoples Records:

People may not realize that Detroit is a popular destination for music-related tourism. A worldwide network of rare record collectors exists, and Michigan has always been a hub for finding ‘rares,’ especially ones indigenous to our region. I see the same dealers and collectors again and again each year from England, Japan, France, Germany, and all over the U.S., who travel here because of our music. The Motown museum is a destination for many fans, however it only tells one story of Michigan music. Obviously, the Motown sound made an impact worldwide. I currently have a massive collection of unpublished and unseen Motown related photographs, contracts and ephemera that would make a very noteworthy exhibition. In Michigan, we were also forerunners and top contenders within the styles of Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Blues, Punk, Doo-Wop, Garage, Girl Groups, Funk, Techno, House and probably even more. I intend to cover many different important styles. This project would give these people a place to go that would show them that we know and respect our history, just as much as they do.

This project is generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge and Eastern Market Corporation.

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