It was a great honor once to be able to record vocals with the great Detroit vocalist Ortheia Barnes for the Paul Miles song, "Save Detroit". You could only imagine my thoughts when songwriter, Paul Miles asked me to join on Ortheia's solo album as a backup vocalist. We worked on the album with vocalists Amy Saari and Maria Wade at Next Wave Media Lab and Soul University with Nadir Omowale. It is with mixed feelings to announce her CD celebration on the very day of her funeral. It's hard to feel sad when one person brought so much joy into the world. It seems wrong not to celebrate life. And so that's what I'll be doing this Memorial Day.