Farmington Hills firefighter performs with “Friends”

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Farmington Hills firefighter and jazz musician Stan Barnes and a group of talented musicians will pay tribute to an iconic Detroit sound during “Stan Barnes & Friends,” a concert held Saturday, October 19 at the Ford Performing Arts Theater in Dearborn.

Farmington Hills Firefighter Stan Barnes

With the theme “We Remember Motown,” the concert will include these performers:

  • national recording artist Kendrick Jackson
  • a high-powered group of female vocalists including Lisa LaRae Starr, Teresa Marbury, and Athena Johnson
  • a band featuring Terry Washington on bass, Jeff Canady on drums, Karlton Smith on lead guitar, Billy Cowart on percussion, Kevin Crosby on keys, and Master Keyboardist Ollie Cooper on keys.

The concert will feature dancing, skits, and several well-known cover songs, with performances by two international Motown-like groups.

“What I really love about Stan is that he creates an environment where you can relax,” said Brenda Barnes, his wife and manager. “There is a feeling of ‘No Worries. No Problem.’ Whatever you’re going through, he’s going to take care of you and make you forget yourself so that you can just enjoy the music.”

Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the concert will start at 7 p.m. and run approximately two-and-a-half hours. The attire is dressy, and those who wish to participate can wear the color theme of red and white – fire and ice.

Special reduced pricing is available for anyone in need or with special circumstances. Contact Brenda Barnes at 248-660-3064 if you are in need of a confidential arrangement that will allow you to be a part of the audience for this event.

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