January Updates! [Shows in NYC & Atlantic City, Article, NYC Workshops) / by Shanelle Gabriel

 Happy New Year!

I know we're a week in but I wanted to make sure I had some news for you all regarding January's happenings! After a month of planning and re-evaluating where I want to be in 2012, I've got a lot in the works: new music/ poetry, videos, service projects, shows, and more that will be revealed in time! I don't want to overwhelm you so here's what's going on in the next few weeks:

 

Live Performance in NYC - Friday, January 13th @ 6PM

MUSIC, FOOD, FUN and ME :) .... and at the same time you get to learn about the BLK ProjeK and its mission to create economic development opportunities that address food justice, environmental justice and public and mental health. I'll be performing Friday at The BLK Project's Welcome Party & Fundraiser @ Museum of Motherhood:

401 East 84th St (between 1st Ave and York, lower level Dunhill Building), New York, NY 

Also performing: The Paxtons, OHBO! Niyre. Tickets are $35/ VIP $60. 

 

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Live Performance in Atlantic City, NJ - Monday, January 16th @ 5PM

It's a blessing to have been asked to be the guest of honor at The Greater Atlantic City Dr. Martin Luther King Day Of Stars, a free music, poetry and from the heart tribute and festival celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. It will take place at The Shore Mall in Cardiff, New Jersey. The event begins at 12pm, but I'll be pretty much closing out the night. IT'S FREE! 

 

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Feature Article at Kansas State University 

 I was featured in a great article in the Kansas State University Collegian after my performance there last month. I thought I'd share! (Thank you, Jakki Thompson, for writing such a great article! And thank you K-State for welcoming me to "The Little Apple", Manhattan, KS.) 

Check it out: http://www.kstatecollegian.com/news/spoken-word-artist-shares-poetry-with-students-in-personal-performance-1.2673010#.TtVFaHNFFUk 

 

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Winter Workshop on Performing in NYC 

 

Through Urban Word NYC, I am teaching a Youth Winter Workshop Performance Series called "Lyrical Melodies" on performing work that blends genres. Whether you sing and rap, spit poetry and sing, or dance and monologue, this workshop is for you! It's every Tuesday from now till February 14th at the Urban Word Main Office (242 W. 27th St. Suite 3A, New York, NY 10001) from 4:30PM to 6:30PM. Free! 

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Well, till next time, stay warm and stay blessed! See you on Twitter! 

Shanelle Gabriel

www.twitter.com/ShanelleG