Join Me or Donate As I Walk to Cure Lupus THIS SATURDAY at South Street Seaport! by Shanelle Gabriel

On Saturday, October 20th, 2012, I will be participating in the 2012 New York City Walk with Us To Cure Lupus Walkathon. Join me in the fight against lupus by making a pledge on my behalf, or becoming a member of my team and walking alongside me and my team, Creative Movement (http://walk.lupusresearch.org/goto/creativemovementnyc).
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Cool Events for My Friends with Lupus (Education Sessions, Free Yoga and Aquatic Tai Chi Classes, and Nutrition Certificate Program) by Shanelle Gabriel

Here are some cool events for my Friends with Lupus, my fellow Lupies! (Education Sessions, Free Yoga and Aquatic Tai Chi Classes, and Nutrition Certificate Program)
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UPCOMING SHOW: NYC-> "Brooklyn for Barack" on Oct 6th @ 4pm by Shanelle Gabriel

“BROOKLYN FOR BARACK” Move "FORWARD" Young Voters Registration Concert The purpose is to encourage the youth not only register but to GO and vote November 8 for the 2012 Presidential Election. ADMISSION: REGISTER TO VOTE AT DOOR AND/OR BRING SOMEONE WHO NEEDS TO REGISTER 18 AND OVER!!!!!
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Shanelle Gabriel highlighted by Listerine and Wal-Mart's "Your Mouth Matters" Campaign by Shanelle Gabriel

Listerine & Wal-Mart wanted to show how important your mouth is, so they started a campaign and sweepstakes to celebrate people doing positive things... and they chose to highlight my work as a teaching artist, specifically at Urban Word NYC! Here's the video profile they did on me
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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. 



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! 



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 



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! 


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

Shanelle Gabriel


Sha-Geezy's October Update! :) by Shanelle Gabriel

Some great things are in the works! I've been back and forth to Atlanta working on new material, but November, I finally get to show NYC some love! For those of you outside the Tri-State, don't worry, I have a few things for you as well. 



NYC- WALK FOR LUPUS- Saturday, Oct. 22 @ 9am- Battery Park

This Saturday is the big day! Join me and the great folk at the Alliance for Lupus Research as we participate in the NYC Walk for Lupus in Battery Park at 9am. DJ Kraff Swagger will be creating the soundtrack for the day, and there'll be free refreshments and a performance by yours truly! Hope you can make it out and/or make a donation. Anything will help, from $5 to $500. Click here to find out more information:http://walk.lupusresearch.org/goto/ShanelleGNYC2011


Check Out My Interview!

Get to know me a lil better through my cool interview with Ms. Truth from http://sealedkiss.blogspot.com. Learn about my views on education, inspiration, and guys that get on my nerves. :)


NYC (WITH LUPE FIASCO!)- Monday, Nov 7th: Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street) @ 6pm

"Girl I want you to knooow, I can't get you outta my head, my head." 

Yes, I'll be performing with the Cool, the dope Lupe Fiasco as I host and feature in the Moving Minds Benefit Concert on Monday, November 7th at Terminal 5 in NYC. Also, holding it down will be fellow Brooklynite and vocal diva, Maya Azucena. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets on sale at www.transformamerica.org/tickets.


Montclair, NJ- Saturday, Nov 19th: Memorial Auditorium, Montclair State University @ 6pm

I'm bringing the soooouuulll to the "Rock and Soul Concert," a two part concert that crosses genres.

The first part of the concert consists of the jamming rock bands Those Mockingbirds and Black Water. For the second show we will bring you soul, R&B and hip-hop by Jesse Idol, J Mello, and yours truly. I'll be performing some new music, so you can't miss this!

Tickets for the Rock Show are $15, the Soul Show are $15 and tickets for both are $22.50. Purchase them here: http://rockandsoulconcert.eventbrite.com


As always keep checking www.shanellegabriel.com and www.twitter.com/ShanelleG for newness and updates!


Much love,


What are you doing this October [New Orleans, NYC, and Georgia] by Shanelle Gabriel

October is here!

Time is moving quickly, and 2010 will be here before you know it. I hope you're being productive and enjoying every day you're blessed with. I sure am trying to! October is a busy month for me, much like September.

From FL to IL to VA, it's been a great few weeks. The next few are gonna be crazy. Other than the various shows coming up, I'm becoming a studio rat. New hits coming soon.

Also, October is Lupus Awareness Month and I'll be doing some fundraising for the Alliance for Lupus Research, so be on the lookout!


New Orleans, LA- Wednesday & Thursday, Oct 7 and 8th

I have 2 shows at both campuses of Delgado Community College (West Bank & City Park Campus). Both are during the day, so feel free to plan your lunch break around it. No cost!

West Bank Campus (Building 1, Student Center)- 10/7 @ 11am: 2600 General Meyer Av, New Orleans LA
City Park Campus (Student Life Center/Dolphin Den)- 10/8 @ 1pm: 615 City Park Ave, New Orleans LA


Bermuda, West Indies- Saturday, Oct 9th @ 7:30PM

I'm sooo loving this getaway/show! I'll be performing live at Berkeley Auditorium along with the dopest of the dope: Mayda del Valle, Jason Reynolds, Aja Monet, and Rafael Casal. $20 in advance, $25 at the door.
To get tix, call 441-532-1387 or Rock Island Coffee.


Queens, NY- Wednesday & Friday, Oct. 14th & 30th @ 4:30PM

I'm hosting a free writing workshop on "The Art of Storytelling"  Public Library.at the Long Island City Queens. Come learn about ways to improve your writing and sharing.
Long Island City Queens Library: 37-44 21st Street, Long Island City, NY


Coastal Georgia- Monday & Tuesday, Oct 19 and 20th

I have 2 shows at both campuses of the College of Coastal Georgia. Free!

Kingsland Campus (Auditorium)- 10/19 @ 7pm:

8001 Lakes Blvd, Kingsland, GA

Brunswick Campus (Student Activities Patio Stage)- 10/20 @ 12:15pm:

3700 Altama Av, Brunswick, GA



The best is yet to come!