The holiday season is traditionally a hectic time for musicians, scrambling to cover the wealth of available gigs.

I did a lot of piano playing as usual, and this time I also got a job writing music for Marc Warzecha’s ”Kwame a River: the Chronicles of Detroit’s Hip-Hop Mayor.” The show is a satirical look at Kwame Kilpatrick’s colorful reign as mayor. Marc Warzecha wrote the book and lyrics, and in November he asked me to be the composer.

Rehearsals began on December 15, 2008 and the show opened on New Year’s Eve.

The Detroit Free Press describes it as:
“show boasts witty writing, gifted cast … a LOL funny overview of the past decade in Detroit politics, sparked by clever writing and a talented, homegrown, six-person cast.”

Donald V. Calamia with Encore Michigan writes:
“… one of the sharpest and most incisive satires to appear on The Second City stage in ages!…”


Renell Michael White, Jenaya Jones Reynolds, Jason Echols, Connell Brown Jr., Amise, Sharon Brooks.

The Second City, 42705 Grand River Ave., Novi.

Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday through March 22. Tickets: $15-$20.

For information: 248-348-4448 or Ticket Master


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