The World Came to Belleville on Saturday, November 9th: Drums & Percussion Sister Cities Belleville / Paderborn produced by Melodic Rhythms Music Institution of Belleville. Held at the 4204 Tap Room & Banquet Facility, this day-long event featured drum clinics by Dirk Brand (of Axxis), Uli Frost (of Drums & Percussion Paderborn Germany) and Gerry Brown (drummer for Dianna Ross & Stevie Wonder). The big band show of the evening featured these celebrities along with over a dozen other stars, like Alex Ligertwood (lead singer for Santana) and German feature vocalist, Elke Marleen Schumacher. Opening acts by School of Rock Melodic Rhythms students were a spectacular lead into a truly international musical event. Videos of this event can be found on Gesso Facebook. Another fine arts events sponsored, in part, by Gesso Magazine.