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Maestro Palombella is the only person to have 100 percent access to the Vatican's archives. He was responsible for bringing back a revival of Renaissance singing to the choir, for which the Sistine Chapel Choir was awarded the prestigious ECHO KLASSIK Award for classical music in 2016. "It is a great honor to host the choir of the Sistine Chapel in Detroit," stated Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron, Archdiocese of Detroit. "I am very much looking forward to their visit to our city and the opportunities this will provide for both the faithful of the Archdiocese of Detroit and for all of our neighbors and friends to see and hear the Pope's choir. This visit is a privileged occasion for the cooperation between the Church, the civic community, and the business community to share something beautiful for everyone in the region." "As we approach the opening of our 2017-18 season, we are honored to serve as the setting for the inaugural performance of the Sistine Chapel Choir in Detroit," said Michigan Opera Theatre CEO & President Wayne S. Brown. "This historic collaboration brings one of the most revered choirs in the world to our city." As early as the 5th and 6th centuries, there are records of singers being part of the papal entourage.  Today, 1,500 years later, the role of the Sistine Chapel Choir, officially known as the Cappella Musicale Pontificia Sistina, remains the same, comprised of a highly-accomplished group of 20 men and 35 boys. "As one of only three cities in the U.S. tour, the Sistine Chapel Choir's visit to Detroit is a world-class event for our city and speaks to the incredible cultural offerings we have as a destination," said Larry Alexander, president & CEO, Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. Prior to visiting Detroit, the Sistine Chapel Choir will perform at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on Saturday, September 16 and at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, September 20. "We are humbled and honored to help facilitate the Detroit and U.S. visit of the world-renowned Sistine Chapel Choir," said John Hale, President, Corporate Travel. "With the generous support of our partners and sponsors, we are able to bring the breathtaking voices that fill the Vatican to the Detroit Opera House for our community to experience and enjoy." The Sistine Chapel Choir's historic visit to the U.S. is produced by Corporate Travel. Sponsors include Ave Maria Mutual Funds, Comerica Bank, Ford Motor Company, Lumen Institute, Celebrity Cruises, Lear Corporation, Antonio's Cucina Italiana, The Mary G. Stange Charitable Trust, Metro Cars, Rugiero Promise Foundation, Ideal Group, Red Safety & Security, Delta, lovio george, Ave Maria Radio, Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit Institute of Arts, Hour Detroit Magazine, Archdiocese of Detroit, University of Detroit Mercy and 90.9 WRCJ-FM. About The Archdiocese Of Detroit To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/sistine-chapel-choir-announces-first-ever-detroit-performance-during-historic-return-to-the-us-300463326.html


News Article | May 11, 2017
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Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, is pleased to announce that its President and CEO Lon Offenbacher has been named a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Award in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio region. This is the third consecutive year Offenbacher has received this honor. The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year 2017 Award recognizes individuals across all industries who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. As one of 29 finalists, Offenbacher made the list by excelling in areas such as driving innovation, demonstrating personal commitment to the business he leads, and supporting the community. Since founding Inteva in Troy, Michigan in 2008, Offenbacher has tripled the size of the company in revenues, customers, and global footprint, growing the customer base exponentially to 90 global automakers. Inteva has opened six new sites around the world over the last 12 months: in Mexico, India, the Czech Republic, Romania, The Netherlands, and China. In the same timeframe, the company has also made a multi-million investment in upgrading technical capabilities at its World Headquarters in Troy, Michigan, and has begun a similar investment in Vandalia, Ohio. Late in 2016, Inteva also began a $23 million investment in upgrading its Adrian, Michigan site where more than 100 new jobs will be added. Offenbacher’s vision for community commitment spans all of Inteva’s global locations, with employees volunteering and raising funds for 176 charities around the world. Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 Finalists will be recognized in Crain’s Detroit Business, and winners will be announced at a special gala on June 21 at the Detroit Institute of Arts. About Inteva Products, LLC Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global automotive supplier providing automakers with innovative, reliable, environmentally friendly products that enhance vehicle quality, safety and performance. Inteva has global resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interior Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof Systems. Formed in 2008, the tier-one supplier is focused on achieving sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service and driving innovation. Inteva was founded on INnovative solutions and the use of applied TEchnology to drive VAlue-based solutions. Inteva employs more than 15,000 people globally and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan USA. For future company updates, please visit the Inteva website, or the company’s Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter pages.


DiZazzo-Miller R.,Wayne State University | Samuel P.S.,Wayne State University | Barnas J.M.,Detroit Institute of Arts | Welker K.M.,Wayne State University
American Journal of Occupational Therapy | Year: 2014

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and efficacy of the Family Caregiver Training Program for assisting with the basic activities of daily living of people with dementia. METHOD. A one-group pretest posttest research design with a 3-mo follow-up was used to examine the efficacy of a manualized education program for caregivers. The 6-hr training was delivered to 72 family caregivers over 3 consecutive weeks (2 hr/wk) by trained clinicians. RESULTS. Caregivers showed a significant gain in knowledge of how to effectively assist with communication and nutrition, t(52) 5 7.05, p < .000; transfers and toileting, t(45) 5 3.10, p < .003; and bathing and dressing, t(44) 5 2.71, p < .01, of their care recipients. CONCLUSION. Our findings demonstrate that this manualized intervention protocol is a promising method of equipping family members with the skills needed to face their everyday challenges in caring for people with dementia.


Fraser D.,Lourdes University | Deroo C.S.,Detroit Institute of Arts | Cody R.B.,JEOL United States | Armitage R.A.,Eastern Michigan University
Analyst | Year: 2013

Prior to exhibiting an African Komo mask from the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts, a multianalytical approach was undertaken to characterize the flaking encrusted coating on the surface of the mask. Preliminary XRF and FTIR examination of the coating on the Komo mask revealed the presence of significant quantities of iron and protein, possibly indicating the presence of blood. Raman spectroscopy showed evidence for the porphyrin structure of haem as well. To confirm that blood was indeed present in the coating, we developed a novel method for identifying the haem moiety from blood by use of in situ methylation and direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry (DART-MS). Following a denaturing step with formic acid, the resulting solution was combined with an excess of phenyltrimethylammonium hydroxide to promote desorption, applied to a melting point tube, and placed into the direct analysis in real time ion source gas stream at 550 °C. The permethylated haem ion (m/z 644.208) from myoglobin, haemoglobin, fresh blood, and blood aged in the laboratory for 10 years was readily observed above the background. By the described DART-TOF-MS method, permethylated haem was positively identified in the mask coating, confirming the presence of blood. This method has obvious utility in forensic science beyond that for identifying blood incorporated in cultural heritage materials. © 2013 The Royal Society of Chemistry.


Day C.J.,Eastern Michigan University | DeRoo C.S.,Detroit Institute of Arts | Armitage R.A.,Eastern Michigan University
ACS Symposium Series | Year: 2013

Identifying organic dye compounds in textiles is a significant challenge in conservation science. Existing methods, such as liquid chromatography, require lengthy sample preparation procedures that can induce structural changes in the extracted colorants. Direct analysis in real time mass spectrometry is a simple method for identifying a number of classes of dye compounds in single fibers. Blue and red fibers from historic tapestries from the Detroit Institute of Arts collections yielded clear spectra for indigotin and several anthraquinones including alizarin and purpurin, indicating the use of indigo and madder as sources of the colorants. Flavonoid dyes that impart yellow colors are generally considered more difficult to identify, as many of the colorant compounds are structural isomers. Copyright © 2013 American Chemical Society.


Selvius Deroo C.,Detroit Institute of Arts | Armitage R.A.,Eastern Michigan University
Analytical Chemistry | Year: 2011

We present here a method requiring no sample preparation for direct identification of the organic dye compounds quercetin, indigotin, and alizarin in reference materials, in solution, and also in situ in dyed fibers by use of direct analysis in real time (DART) ionization and high-resolution time-of-flight mass spectrometry. Exact mass determinations on small samples of dyed textiles were completed in less than 1 min. With the ability to identify flavonoid, indigoid, and anthraquinone classes of dyes, this technique shows early promise as an additional analytical tool in the challenging analysis of organic dyes in rare cultural heritage materials and possesses the unique advantages of sensitivity and simplicity without the preparatory procedures required by other methods. © 2011 American Chemical Society.


Geiger J.,Eastern Michigan University | Armitage R.A.,Eastern Michigan University | DeRoo C.S.,Detroit Institute of Arts
ACS Symposium Series | Year: 2012

We report here further developments in identifying organic dye compounds in botanical materials and natural fiber textiles using direct analysis in real time-time of flight mass spectrometry (DART-TOF-MS). This method requires little to no sample preparation, and analyses are completed in less than one minute. Analyses were performed on dyed cotton fibers from Traité des Matiéres Colorantes du Blanchiment et de la Teinture du Coton, a late 19th century treatise on dye chemistry, mordants, and dying techniques. Sandalwood and turmeric dyes were readily identified in the 128-year old cotton fibers by DART-MS with no sample preparation. Simple in situ hydrolysis and derivatization have the potential to expand the applicability of DART-MS to other dye compounds, including those in cutch and quercitron. © 2012 American Chemical Society.


Li R.,Eastern Michigan University | Baker S.,Archaeological Historical Consultants | Selvius DeRoo C.,Detroit Institute of Arts | Armitage R.A.,Eastern Michigan University
ACS Symposium Series | Year: 2012

Cueva la Conga is the first limestone cave with paintings and modified speleothems found in Nicaragua. Dating of images made with inorganic pigments generally requires the presence of an organic binder. Chemical characterization of the organic material in the paint was undertaken using thermally assisted hydrolysis/methylation-gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (THM-GC-MS). Results show that significant quantities of organic material are present in the rock itself, precluding dating of the paints based on binders. Some of the inorganic paints, however, contain traces of charcoal, possibly from calcination of the iron oxide pigments to change their color. We have successfully dated charcoal from the paintings using plasma-chemical oxidation and accelerator mass spectrometry. This study considered the composition of the substrate when sampling of the rock art to be dated, and emphasizes the importance of rigorous sampling protocols in analysis of rock art. © 2012 American Chemical Society.


PubMed | Wayne State University and Detroit Institute of Arts
Type: Journal Article | Journal: The American journal of occupational therapy : official publication of the American Occupational Therapy Association | Year: 2014

OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility and efficacy of the Family Caregiver Training Program for assisting with the basic activities of daily living of people with dementia. METHOD. A one-group pretest-posttest research design with a 3-mo follow-up was used to examine the efficacy of a manualized education program for caregivers. The 6-hr training was delivered to 72 family caregivers over 3 consecutive weeks (2 hr/wk) by trained clinicians. RESULTS. Caregivers showed a significant gain in knowledge of how to effectively assist with communication and nutrition, t(52) = 7.05, p < .000; transfers and toileting, t(45) = 3.10, p < .003; and bathing and dressing, t(44) = 2.71, p < .01, of their care recipients. CONCLUSION. Our findings demonstrate that this manualized intervention protocol is a promising method of equipping family members with the skills needed to face their everyday challenges in caring for people with dementia.


Sutcliffe H.,Detroit Institute of Arts
Journal of the Institute of Conservation | Year: 2011

Re-imagining the way in which the Islamic art collection is exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts meant revisiting the ways in which it had been conserved and presented in the past. This article evaluates the way in which a collection of tiraz textiles from Medieval Egypt were conserved and displayed in the 1980s and how this informed a new conservation and display strategy for re-treating the textiles in 2010 using updated mounting techniques and materials. The textiles, which are predominantly fragments of clothing and shrouds, would have been excavated from a burial environment. Once accessioned into the museum's collection they were pressure mounted and framed, which led to them being viewed on the wall as pictures rather than as grave goods. This article will explore the collaboration between conservator and curator that led to a re-interpretation of the textiles to better connect them to their original context.

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