HPL - Music


In The Tradition began in Detroit in the early 1990’s when 5 members of the Neal Henry Septet formed the Christopher James/Charles Hopkins Quintet.  Over the years they became In the Tradition and found their calling.  Through the works of In The Tradition they “seek to educate listeners around the world about the African story, and hook the culturally disenfranchised members of the 'Diaspora' back into their heritage, laying on them [the] ensemble's refined expression of African-American classical music, in as authentic a presentation as they can muster.” (Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13)

“This band's métier is straight-ahead Jazz, unplugged and resplendent in all its acoustic simplicity and textural earthiness, and underpinned by rhythms inspired by all parts of the far-flung reaches of the African Diaspora”...Matt Ward, Detroit Jazz Magazine, 10-16-13.

Brought to the community through a generous bequest from Bess Commodore. WUVS 103.7 "The Community Station" the Beat is the media sponsor.


Event Date 02-24-2018 2:00 pm
Event End Date 02-24-2018 5:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

sherri winston

Local Author Sherri Winston hosts  a multi-media presentation incorporating an imaginative PowerPoint display, music, lively discussion and Black History trivia.  The program will weave black history’s literary figures and how their presence impacted her life.

Her recent book The Sweetest Sound has recently been named one of Kirkus magazine’s best books of the year. It is coming out in January in paperback.

Event Date 02-26-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 02-26-2018 7:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free

uneven ground

"Uneven Ground" is a four-piece traditional Celtic band that blends vocals with instrumentals to bring their listeners on a unique musical journey.  They play Celtic, Irish, English, Scottish music.  The members are Courtney Hutson, fiddle,vocals; Dave Closz, guitar,vocals; Tim Staudacher, mandolin,guitar; and Larry Halverson, whistle, flute.  


Brought to you through the generosity of the Friends of Hackley Library.


Event Date 03-06-2018 6:00 pm
Event End Date 03-06-2018 7:30 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price Free