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St. Mary Mercy Hosts Athletes and the Arts Featuring Musical Performance by Jon Batiste Monday, Jan. 20
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St. Mary Mercy Livonia welcomes musician and Athletes and the Arts' Artist in Residence, Jon Batiste, Monday, Jan. 20 in the hospital's South Auditorium, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Performing artists and athletes are one in the same; they practice or perform almost every day with little to no off season and play through the pain. Batiste, who is in Detroit as part of his first world tour, and Steven Karageanes, DO, Medical Director of Sports Medicine at St. Mary Mercy and founding member of Athletes and the Arts, will present to performing artists of all ages about the link between performing arts and athleticism as well as the importance of health and wellness. Batiste will also perform live!

Batiste, a Julliard graduate, is the founder and leader of Stay Human, an ensemble noted for its
world-class music. The members have coined their musical style "social music" for its ability to appeal to people from all walks of life. Batiste is also the artistic director at The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, where he has programmed year-long educational workshops for hundreds of students.

Athletes and the Arts is an initiative encouraging performing artists to invest time into personal wellness to enhance and prolong careers and stimulate creativity in the application of musical techniques for athletes and general populations. For more information about Athletes and the Arts, visit

This event is free to the public and registration is required. Please call 734-655-2661 to register or for more information. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be served.