March 27, 2018

Wayne State’s College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts celebrates 39th Arts Achievement Awards

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts (CFPCA) at Wayne State University will honor leading entertainment attorney and founder of the Detroit Music Awards Howard Hertz during its 39th Arts Achievement Awards. At this event, outstanding alumni and former students will be recognized for their dedication to and advocacy for the arts and communication, and for achievements in their respective fields.

The 2018 Arts Achievement Awards will take place on Thursday, April 5, in the university’s Student Center Ballroom.

Hertz, who specializes in entertainment law and is the lead attorney for Hertz Schram's Entertainment Practice Group, has represented numerous artists and entities in the entertainment field, including authors, screenwriters, recording artists, radio personalities, producers, athletes and more. Among others, his most well-known clients have been Eminem, Jack White, George Clinton, Sippie Wallace, Marilyn Manson, The Romantics, The Bass Brothers, The GO, Mike Posner, Original 1265 Recordings, the Marshall Mathers Foundation, Warner Tamerlane, and Atlantic Records.

“We are delighted to celebrate Howard’s achievements as a leader in the entertainment industry, who has helped so many alumn find success,” said Matthew Seeger, CFPCA dean. “We are particularly thankful for Howard’s role in promoting the leaders of Detroit music.”

Hertz will receive the university’s college-level Arts Advocacy Award and be recognized among several other talented departmental honorees at the event, which is free and open to the public. Interested guests are encouraged to RSVP by March 30.

Other 2018 honorees include:

Sarah Ryley – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Communication  
Michael Luchs – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Art and Art History
Michael Krajewski – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Music
David Calhoun – Career Achievement Award in the Field of Theatre

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About the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts

The College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University serves 2,500 students majoring in 17 undergraduate and 10 graduate programs through the James Pearson Duffy Department of Art and Art History, the Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, the Department of Music and the Department of Communication.

About Wayne State University

Wayne State University, located in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center, is a premier urban research institution offering nearly 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 27,000 students.

Contact

Patrick Field
Phone: (313) 577-1087
Email: patrick.field@wayne.edu