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Detroit's Concert of Colors expands for 2011

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There will be more of Detroit's Concert of Colors to enjoy this year.

The 19th edition of the annual multi-cultural festival will expand to four days and three venues in Detroit's Cultural Center area during its July 14-17 run. Opening night will be held for the first time at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History as well as at the Scarab Club, which will present poetry and live music from its Woodward Line Poetry Series.

The Detroit Institute of Arts will host Concert of Colors activities on July 15 with more live music and a film in the Detroit Film Theatre Auditorium, while the Max M. Fisher Music Center, where Concert of Colors has been held since 2006, will be the festival's home on July 16-17.

The Concert of Colors lineup will be announced no later than June 6 according to spokeswoman Kim Silarski, although Grammy Award-winning producer and musician Don Was is putting together his fourth Detroit All-Star Revue for the festival's Saturday night. Concert of Colors is planning an outdoor music stage as well for the two days, along with a Detroit-themed lounge are in the atrium that will feature locally made products.

Information about the festival will be updated at www.concertofcolors.com.

Web Site: www.concertofcolors.com

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