Exhibit to showcase Detroit’s most influential

3 month exhibit at Historical Museum; Mitch Albom also to release book.

7/6/2013
BLADE STAFF
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The Detroit Historical Museum in Detroit is seen Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. The museum is reopening with a bang, six months after the venerable institution in the city’s cultural center closed up shop to undergo its first major renovation in a half-century. Starting at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, the museum will stay open for 55.5 consecutive hours free of charge to anyone who wants to come in and take a look. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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DETROIT — The Detroit Historical Museum is hosting an 11-week exhibition starting next week that features photos and transcripted interviews with 50 prominent and influential Detroiters.

The display opens July 12 and runs through Sept. 29 and is tied to the recently published book HeartSoul Detroit: Conversations on the Motor City.

The book and exhibition feature photographs by Jenny Risher.

Those included in the book and show include Lilly Tomlin, Nicklas Lidstrom, Barry Sanders, Al Kaline, Elmore Leonard, Mitch Albom, John Sinclair, Smokey Robinson, Jack White, Eminem, Martha Reeves, Berry Gordy, Lee Iacocca, and Bill Ford, Jr.

Albom book release slated for November
Best-selling author Mitch Albom’s latest book will be released in the fall.

The First Phone Call from Heaven comes out on Nov. 12.

It focuses on a small town on Lake Michigan that receives worldwide attention when its citizens start getting phone calls from the afterlife. Albom calls it “an allegory about the power of belief.”

He’s best known for Tuesdays With Morrie, a memoir that sold millions.