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“Top of the Park”: Ann Arbor Summer Festival.:
See 10 Friday. Tonight in the Kidzone: the U-M Women of Color Task Force and Ann Arbor NAACP representatives discuss “The History of the Cakewalk” (5 p.m.). On the Power Center Lawn: Tai Chi with Wu’s Tai Chi Chuan (5 p.m.). On the O&W Grove Stage: A local jazz ensemble led by composer-drummer Sean Dobbins (5 p.m.). On the Rackham Stage: Kesswa (7 p.m.), a Detroit-based experimental vocalist whose music fuses techno and Nigerian gospel music. Also, Detroit neo-soul singer Vespre (8:30 p.m.), and Thornetta Davis (10:15 p.m.), a soulful, rocking Detroit-style R&B band led by this powerful, Etta James–style vocalist. 5 p.m.–midnight., . . . . . .