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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.)
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!
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!