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  • October 17, 2017
    Fox 2
    Michigan firefighter raising money for Puerto Rico

    (WJBK) - A Michigan firefighter is on a mission to help those left devastated in his childhood homeland.

    Pontiac firefighter Javier Martinez is raising money and going to deliver it to hard hit areas in Puerto Rico himself.

    He joins FOX 2 with Sean Blackman to talk about a special fundraiser.

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  • October 17, 2017
    The Oakland Press
    Pontiac firefighter reunites families in Puerto Rico, how to help those affected

    Not more than four days after Hurricane Maria hit his hometown of Aguirre, Puerto Rico, Hector Martinez was on a plane to the island.

    The Waterford regional firefighter of 14-years spent a week in Puerto Rico, reuniting families over the internet, delivering much needed supplies to those without food, water or electricity and putting his skills as president of a tree trimming company, Trees & Co., to use in freeing those trapped in their homes by fallen trees.

    After witnessing the devastation first-hand, Martinez and his close friend, Sean Blackman, a well-known metro Detroit musician, decided to take action in the form of collecting funds and goods to be delivered by hand to Puerto Rico on a military cargo plane.

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  • September 26, 2017
    Fox 2
    Flamenco musicians from Spain to perform with Detroit artists at Garden Theatre

    This week, live music concert series Detroit in Transit features a journey to Spain.

    Flamenco musicians and dancers will perform with local jazz and rock artists at the Garden Theatre.

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  • September 21, 2017
    The Oakland Press
    Flamenco dancers from Spain join Oakland County musicians for concert

    Flamenco dancers and musicians are traveling to Detroit from Spain to join composer/producer Sean Blackman of Clawson and award-winning local flamenco dance company El Alma Española of Berkley for a world music concert on Thursday Sept. 28.

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  • July 25, 2017
    Fox 2
    French duo Les Nubians to perform at Detroit's Garden Theater

    (WJBK) - Grammy-nominated and internationally renowned French duo Les Nubians is back in town.

    Celia and Helene Faugsart joined FOX 2 to talk about their special engagement with one of Detroit's best, musician Sean Blackman, for his "In Transit" music series.

    You can catch the show at 7 p.m. Thursday at The Garden Theater, 3929 Woodward Ave. in Detroit.

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