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Mosaic Youth Theater To Open HTJ Picnic

By | 2013-06-20T09:00:00-04:00 June 20th, 2013|Michigan, News|

By BTL Staff

Palmer Park Picnic committee: Lawrence Pennymon, Dee Pearl, David Nelson Jr. and Curtis Lipscomb. Photo courtesy HTJ

DETROIT – Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit will open the 2013 expanded Hotter Than July Palmer Park Picnic on July 27. “We are delighted to have this unique opportunity to showcase our hometown’s worldwide talent at The Palmer Park Picnic,” said Curtis Lipscomb, project manager of Hotter Than July. “This is the first-ever performance of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit at Hotter Than July and we certainly hope it’s not the last.”
Additional programming at the Palmer Park Picnic will include new live performances, more dancing, HIV Testing Zone, Kid’s Fair, Mini Ball and the two new events, Field Day and Conversation in The Park. This year programing will begin promptly at 9 a.m.
“If you love the television programs like “The View” or “The Talk,” you’ll enjoy “Conversations in The Park,” said Dee Pearl, committee member of Palmer Park Picnic. “Prominent members of the lesbian, gay, bi and transgender community will be a part of this roundtable conversation, facilitated by Ramon Harris, board member of Michigan AIDS Coalition, member of MAC’s Young Brothers United program and branch manager of Flag Star Bank.
Field Day also expands programming at the Palmer Park Picnic. “Field Day follows the southern tradition of activities held during family reunions,” said David Nelson, Jr. committee member of Palmer Park Picnic and executive assistant at KICK. “The activities include flag football, volley ball, horseshoes and similar family friendly outdoor activities.”
Members of the Palmer Park Picnic include Lawrence Pennymon, Dee Pearl, David Nelson Jr., Innocence Milliown and Curtis Lipscomb. Pearl and Nelson debut their leadership at Hotter Than July’s most attended day.

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

Named Best-Managed Nonprofit by Crain’s Detroit Business, Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit is an internationally acclaimed youth development program whose mission is to empower young people to maximize their potential through professional performing arts training and the creation of theatrical and musical art that engages transforms and inspires. Mosaic award-winning performances have toured to Africa, Asia, Europe and 25 states throughout the U.S., including performances at the White House and the Kennedy Center. Mosaic has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, NPR’s All Things Considered, and was the subject of the Michigan Emmy Award-winning PBS Documentary, And They Flew: The Story of Mosaic Youth Theatre. A national model for youth development though the arts, Mosaic is proud to report that 95 percent of its Youth Ensemble members graduate from high school and go to college. For more information about Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit Visit

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