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dwight chooses to learn and have fun at the makerspace

Dwight Roston is a Detroiter and has making at Mt. Elliott Makerspace (MEM) since 2010. Coming from an artistic and musical perspective, he considers the Makerspace as something like a “talent magnet.” With the audio and video production resources in MEM’s computer lab, Dwight steadily moves his music career forward. In 2012, he entered a talent contest at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Detroit and won $5,000. This prize money was donated to his high school, Covenant House. Dwight credits the Makerspace as “a place where you can learn and have fun and neither one of them is compromised.” Between recording music at MEM and his shared studio in Southfield, MI, he continues to expose his music to audiences across the city including prominent venues like Blondies and Detroit’s International Institute.