Tickets are still available for the show! Click here to buy now!
MaPeach Productions is putting on All Mixed Up: A Comedy & Poetry Mesh. Darlene "Peaches" Brandon, Owner and Founder of MaPeach Productions, should be another familiar face to you as well. You can find her twice a month hosting The Love Jones Experience down at the Russell on Monday nights, as well as acting and performing her own poetry about town. She even directed two very successful productions of For Colored Girls... which I reviewed right here two years ago. This time, Darlene will take a step away from the scripts and host a show to bust your gut and soothe your soul. All Mixed Up will feature the poetry of NuNuu, M.I.D.N.I.G.H.T and Peaches herself. Three comedians who have graced the stages of places like Comic View on BET, HBO and prestigious comedy clubs nationwide will also be bringing down the house; Artie Rob, Solo and Hartford native Marshall Brandon. The beautifully talented, Grammy-award winning, TBPDIH-writer loving Charmagne Tripp will also be gracing us with some songs and to wrap up the evening, Big Jus is coming with his hot dance crew! All Mixed Up will be held at Vibz Uptown and the show starts at 8:30. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door and call (860) 986-4483 or click here to buy.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Sorry for the last minute notice, but I had to let you in on a little something I was just clued in on (damn Facebook fast keeping me out of the loop!). This month The Center Without Walls and Billings Forge will bring you 4 nights of poetry and spoken word featuring 4 talented women. Unfortunately, I've had a glass of wine and I've been up since 4:30am, so I'm too tired to totally spill like I normally do. But I must say that I know Sarahi Yahaira, Mind.Evolution and NuNuu and their poems are not to be missed. Sarahi, emotionally open through her words, will take you on a journey through her life from childhood to now with love, laughter and tears. Mind.Evolution will uplift and inspire with her words that showcase her fierce determination. NuNuu will captivate you with her versatility, giving an energy and personality that changes from piece to piece. And I've never seen Tahani Salah perform in person, but her videos on youtube tell me that her words speak for people who often go unnoticed or forgotten, reminding us all to pay attention.
Now that I've kept it as short and sweet as I am reasonably capable of, I will tell you that this poetry series will take place at 7:30 on each Thursday during the month of April at the Studio at Billings Forge and it's free! Now you get out there and enjoy some poetry, dammit. I'm sorry, you didn't deserve that. Wine makes "dammit" my favorite word.