The River Raisin Ragtime Revue is based in Tecumseh, situated on the River Raisin in Southeast Michigan. R4 regularly performs at quality venues including The Henry Ford Museum, the Detroit Institute of Art, and Ann Arbor's Michigan Theater and has partnered with historic Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan, to present a major annual ragtime festival drawing thousands. R4 has collaborated with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and numerous major soloists to create engaging community programming. R4 produces an annual Ragtime Extravaganza! program that brings together musicians, dancers, actors and visual artists to recreate a ragtime-era vaudeville revue. As part of its mission to bring music to underserved areas, R4 has participated in school workshop programs throughout the state and has brought high-caliber entertainment to hospitals and assisted-living communities. R4 has documented significant American musical achievements with four outstanding CD recordings. R4's debut CD, The Red Back Book: Standard High Class Rags, was released in May 2005. This CD is the first-ever complete recording of this historic collection of fifteen classic rags published by Stark Music of St. Louis. The collection features some of ragtime's greatest literature, including Scott Joplin's "Maple Leaf Rag," "The Entertainer," and "Easy Winners." Also included are works by James Scott, Joseph Lamb, Arthur Marshall, J. Russel Robinson and Maurice Kirwin. R4 released its second CD, Ragtime Detroit! Michigan's Contribution to America's Original Music, on the Stomp Off Records ragtime and traditional jazz label in 2006. Ragtime Detroit! chronicles Michigan's significant involvement in the development of syncopated popular music and includes major hits like "Creole Belles" and "Dill Pickles," as well as never-before recorded ragtime gems. www.ragtimeband.org For a complete list of all School of Music events, visit us at music.cmich.edu/events.