A roster of talented stars joined Mitch Albom at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 8th in Detroit. Dubbed “Words & Music,” it did what has never really been done before, certainly not on this stage: bring together such a diverse crop of musicians in a literary celebration for The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto, with all proceeds supporting S.A.Y. Detroit.
Michael Bolton, Sawyer Fredericks, KEM, Vito Lafata Jr, John Pizzarelli, Earl Klugh, Phredley Brown, Roger McGuinn, Olivia Millerschin, Brent James, and Ted Nugent brought their voices and guitars, while Oscar winner JK Simmons, actress Sarab Kamoo, Devin Scillian and Paul W. Smith read excerpts from the books. Brown, Fredericks, Millerschin, Lafata, James, and Pizzarelli each performed their songs that appear on the musical companion to Frankie Presto, the first soundtrack ever created for a book.
The night closed with a moving rendition of Lean on Me, led by Michael Bolton and joined by every artist featured that night.
Live stream video highlights from the event are available at facebook.com/mitchalbom
Attendees had a wonderful time, and shared it on social media:
Nothing short of an AMAZING night at the Fox for the launch party for “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto”, Mitch…
Posted by Rose Anne Nepa on Monday, November 9, 2015
I can’t begin to thank you enough for such a wonderful evening..your heart is as big as the moon…thank you for all that you do
Posted by Tammy Rembis on Sunday, November 8, 2015
Absolutely incredibly amazing evening at the Fox tonite…thank you !!!
Posted by Rita Wilson Czuja on Sunday, November 8, 2015