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Icons and Local Talent Support Gleaners With An All-Star Holiday Show

Patti Smith shares the stage with Grammy winner Luis Resto, of Royal Oak, for Christmas Jubilee 2012.

Music fans with diverse tastes will enjoy a unique holiday celebration, Christmas Jubilee 2012, Sunday, Dec. 16 at the Masonic Temple, when local artists are joined by some of music's biggest names to help support Gleaners Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. The show will feature a dozen locally and internationally acclaimed artists, and include a headline performance by Patti Smith. 

Smith, known by some as the Godmother of punk, has inspired masses through her poetry, music, and art. The first exhibition of her photography in the United States, Camera Solo, came to the DIA last June and her performance there in conjunction with the exhibit quickly sold out. Her appearance at Christmas Jubilee 2012 will undoubtedly be a highlight of the holiday season for many. 

Accompanying Patti and performing as a special guest will be Grammy and Oscar Award winning Luis Resto, who is known internationally for his work with Eminem. Resto, a Royal Oak-based musician and songwriter, has worked with renown artists in most every genre including country music legends The Highway Men (Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Johnny Cash) and chart topping Nicki Minaj. 

Local sensation Jennifer Westwood and The Waycross Georgia Farmboys have assembled an all-star house band for the show, and will provide back-up for several of the artists as well as perform. Other artists include platinum selling recording artist Vin Dombroski of Sponge fame, award winning blues singer Chef Chris, and downriver’s favorite son Ty Stone to name a few 

"Great music and a great cause is at the heart of the show!" explains Dombroski. "What makes this event great is that everyone involved has ties to Detroit," he says . "It showcases what we are made of talent-wise, and the generosity of these people, coming together with their time and resources to do something good during a busy time of year". 

A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales will be going to Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan. Non-perishable food items will also be collected at the event. 

Tickets start at $25 and can be purchase at all Ticketmaster outlets including Wal Mart or the Detroit Masonic Temple box office or 313-638-2724 to charge by phone. For more information, visit www.christmasjubilee2012.com

Source: Big Tent Productions 

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