Doug Halladay's new beginning
A concert celebrates his music and fights leukemia
Published: May 4, 2011
As to the title of the program, the "new beginning," Halladay explains it on several levels. This "hell of an experience" has given him a new appreciation of life, drawn him closer to his family, inspired him. He recalls one of the last conversations he had with the pianist Kenny Cox, who passed away in 2009.
I'm retired now, I don't have to worry about the world of work, and I can devote my time to my music. You're going to be hearing some other things that I'm going to be doing. Kenny said to me, "Now's the time, what are you waiting for?"
New Beginnings is at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, at the Max M. Fisher Music Center, 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit; 313-576-5111. Tickets are $35 and $50 (includes afterglow). Proceeds go to the Children's Leukemia Foundation of Michigan.
Thanks to Metro Times editorial intern Alia Raheem for transcription assistance.
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