Paul Farber http://michiganradio.org en Marcus Belgrave's Sounds of Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/marcus-belgraves-sounds-detroit <p>Ann Arbor, MI Aretha Franklin, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye. Those are some of the big names of Detroit music. But another name worthy of top billing is trumpeter Marcus Belgrave. He's been a fixture in the Detroit scene for decades, and has covered everything from avant-garde to jazz standards. He even played on some of Motown's greatest hits.<br><br>Belgrave was recently honored by the Kresge Foundation as their Detroit Eminent Artist of the year. We sat down with the jazz trumpeter to talk about his life in music.<br><br>"This is Marcus Belgrave, eminent artist award for the year. I'm very excited about this award because it chronicles my life in Detroit for the last 40 years. Fri, 11 Jun 2010 20:43:39 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11181 at http://michiganradio.org Marcus Belgrave's Sounds of Detroit J Dilla's beat goes on http://michiganradio.org/post/j-dillas-beat-goes <p>J Dilla was one of Detroit's most prolific and respected hip hop producers. He died in 2006, but his music still inspires his fans around the world. And now his Mom is using his name to support music education in his hometown.</p> Tue, 01 Jun 2010 20:44:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11180 at http://michiganradio.org J Dilla's beat goes on