Monday, January 31, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (BIG LOVE)

Today's song of the day from guest selector ALIA MARIE:

EVENTS FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 31st

POET’S MONDAY at LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN (1001 E. Locust—corner of Weil & Locust)

Hosted by Timothy Kloss

Open Mic: 7:00-9:00pm

Featured Poet: 9:00-10:00pm

$3 cover

For more information, call (414)263-9844

http://www.linnemans.com

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SUCKA FREE MONDAYS at THE HIGHBURY (2322 S. Kinnickinnic )

Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER

SAMPLE BATTLE ROYAL between DJ BIZZON and DJ JANK ONE (of HIM and HER)

For more information, call (414)294-4400

Sunday, January 30, 2011

EVENTS FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 30th

MAMA’S GUN—A WEEKLY OPEN MIC SERIES FOR ALL AGES

Hosted by MS. JAZZI

at SWEET BLACK COFFEE (2411 N. Martin Luther King Dr.)

7:30-10:00pm/$5

For more information, e-mail blackartmovement@yahoo.com

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SOUND TRAVELS at THE NOMAD (1401 E. Brady St.)

Music from DJ MARCUS GARVEY (of 88Nine)

Featuring DJ AVETS (Chalice in the Palace) and DJ BIZZON

Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER

For more information, call (414)224-8111

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A TRIBUTE TO OTIS REDDING

at THE JAZZ ESTATE (2423 N. Murray)

Begins at 9:30pm/$10 cover

Featuring:

CRAIG BAUMANN as Otis

MATT TURNER—bass guitar

RYAN OGBURN—guitar

MARC BALLINI—keys

DAVE SCHOEPKE—drums

AARON GARDNER—saxophone

ERIC JACOBSON—trumpet

For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/142015

or call (414)964-9923

Saturday, January 29, 2011

EVENTS FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 29th

Historic Moves presents

THE OLD SCHOOL BRING IT BACK JAM

at BEST PLACE in the HISTORIC PABST BREWERY

(901 W. Juneau)

7:00pm/1:00am/$15

Hosted by DJ SAMMY JAMMY playing music from the ‘70s/’80s/’90s

For more information, or to purchase VIP or advance $10 tickets, go to:

http://www.bringitback.eventbrite.com

Or call (414)379-2652

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LITTLE BLUE CRUNCHY THINGS REUNION SHOW

at SHANK HALL (1434 N. Farwell Ave.)

9:00pm/$12

For more information, call (414)276-7288

More about LITTLE BLUE CRUNCHY THINGS: http://www.shankhall.com/details.php?1200

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqSLticE6JU

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HIM AND HER (DJ JANK ONE and DJ VENUS)

at QUARTERS (900 E. Center St.)

10:00pm/NO COVER

Classic Hip-Hop and everything in between all night

For more information, call (414)263-4140

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KID CUT UP of NO REQUEST SOUND and WMSE’s THE MAD KIDS

at CRISP PIZZA BAR (1323 E. Brady St.)

9:00pm until…/NO COVER

For more information, call (414)727-4217

Friday, January 28, 2011

SONG OF THE WEEK (NYC)

Song of the week from guest selector DJ VENUS (of HIM and HER):

WOODLAND PATTERN 17th ANNUAL POETRY MARATHON BENEFIT READING--SCHEDULE OF POETS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29th

WOODLAND PATTERN POETRY BENEFIT/READING

10:00am-1:00am/Call (414)263-5001 for admission prices

Below is a link to tomorrow's schedule of poets:

http://www.woodlandpattern.org/marathon_2011.shtml




HUMAN DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC. JOB FAIR (WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd)

The mission of The Human Development Center, Inc. to assist youth and their families with psychosocial development.

OPE N POSITIONS

· Mentors

· Mental Health Technicians

· Youth Development Specialists

· Pre-Natal Care Coordinators

· Pay Range: $10.00 - $14.00

· Must have valid drivers license, vehicle & car insurance

· Spanish & Hmong speaking encouraged to apply

· Bring Cover Letters & Resumes

· On-the-spot interviews

For more information please view our website at http://www.humdevctr.org or call (414)871-0759

EVENTS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 28th

WATERSHED: ART, ACTIVISM, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

at UWM UNION ART GALLERY (first floor of Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

5:00-8:00pm/FREE and open to the public

"Watershed: Art, Activism, and Community Engagement" addresses the shifting ecological and political dimensions of water. This project, organized by Raoul Deal and Nicolas Lampert, uses art as a form of activism to comment on water issues in Milwaukee and the Great Lakes Basin, and their impact on the world at large. It tackles issues such as water shortages, notions of abundance, water privatization, invasive species, industrial pollution, and water as a human right. Watershed features installations by Sweet Water Organics, Colleen Ludwig, Jarod Charzewski, Lane Hall and Lisa Moline, Raoul Deal and Nicolas Lampert; prints by students at the Bruce Gaudalupe Middle School and the Walnut Way Conservation Corp in Milwaukee; films by Laura Klein that document public intervention projects by Nance Klehm, Jesse Graves, Sarah Lewison, Amy Mall and Sherwin Ovid, Tiffany Holmes, Maria Cristina Tavera and Xavier Tavera, Katie Martin-Meurer, Jenny Plevin and Allison Westbrook, Ximena Sosa and Cristian Muñoz, Deal, and Lampert.

For more information, call (414)229-6310 or e-mail ajavery@uwm.edu

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"FAT FRIDAYS" #1 FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY

at NOTTE (1033 N. Old World Third St.)

Opens at 9:00pm/FREE until 11:00/$10 after 11:00

Music from DJ NUSTYLEZ

For more information, e-mail aboveaverage.milwaukee@gmail.com

More information about Above Average, Inc.: http://www.aboveaverageevents.com

Thursday, January 27, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (NYC)

Today's Song of the Day from guest selector DJ VENUS (of HIM and HER)

EVENTS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 27th

UWM Sociocultural Programming and The Black Cultural Center present

THE MEETING

Presented by HANSBERRY-SANDS THEATER COMPANY

at the Union Ballroom--UW-Milwaukee (1st floor of Union--2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

7:00pm/FREE for UWM students/$10 for general public

What would have happened if Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X met to discuss their philosophies and contrasting approaches to gaining equal rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights Movement? The Meeting is a compelling and provocative play depicting this supposed meeting between two of the most important men of modern times. A moderated discussion will follow the performance on both nights.

For more information, call (414)229-6997

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Alterra Coffee presents

SOUND PASS SESSION PT. 2

at ALTERRA COFFEE (2211 N. Prospect Ave.)

7:00pm/FREE and open to the public

Featuring:

EVAN CHRISTIAN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLtX46_q4og)

RUSTY Ps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QygoEFo2Lk)

ETHAN KELLER (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaEA8DUrwIc)

For more information, call (414)273-3753

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CIGARETTE BREAK performs LIVE soul music

at ONE SPORTS LOUNGE (1003 N. Old World Third St.)

8:00pm-midnight

For more information, e-mail bassicmg@hotmail.com

More about CIGARETTE BREAK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf6g0cbOCqM

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (NYC)

Today's song comes from this week's guest selector, DJ VENUS (of HIM and HER)

EVENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26th

A theatrical presentation of

THE MEETING

A fictional exchange between Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X

at the Union Ballroom--UW-Milwaukee (1st floor of Union--2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)

7:00pm/FREE and open to the public

For more information, call (414)229-6997

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GRASSROOTS WEDNESDAYS OPEN MIC AND ARTIST SHOWCASE

at MIRAMAR THEATRE (2844 N. Oakland)

Presented by Power of Word Productions

Music from DJ BIZZON

Doors open at 8:00pm

Open Mic at 9:00pm

Featured Poets/MCs/Singers/DJs to follow

$5 cover ($3 with Student ID)

For more information, please call (414)967-0302

http://www.themiramartheater.com

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SOULFUL WEDNESDAY R&B SHOWCASE

at NOSTALGIA 2 (9316 W. Appleton Ave.)

9:00-11:00pm/$5 cover

Hosted by RODNEY POE and DJ VEL

Open jam session/R&B open mic

For more information, call (414)463-3880

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414 VIP MKE WEDNESDAYS

at CLUB TIMBUKTU (520 E. Center St.)

9:00pm until…(No cover until 10:00pm)

Hosted by TASTE EMCEES

Music from DJ L BOOGIE

Drink and food specials ($2 drinks and $5 wing buckets)

For more information, call (414)841-4523, or e-mail vipmke@yahoo.com


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (NYC)

Today's song of the day from guest selector DJ VENUS (of HIM & HER--be sure to check them out tonight at the Uptowner at 10:00pm on the corner of Humboldt and Center)

EVENTS FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 25th

THE MAD KIDS (KID CUT UP and DJ BIZZON)

WMSE 91.7FM—9:00pm-12:00am

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HIP-HOP TUESDAY PRESENTS: VINYL ONLY

10:00pm

at THE UPTOWNER (1032 E. Center St.)

hosted by HIM and HER (DJ JANK ONE and DJ VENUS)

For more information, call (414)264-3481

Monday, January 24, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (NYC)

Today's song of the day from guest selector DJ VENUS:

HI-TEK--"WHERE IT STARTED AT"

NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES 2011 Summer Seminars and Institutes

Good morning,

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced its 2011 Summer Institutes and Seminars for 1) School Teachers and 2) College and University Teachers. Selected programs with a Latin American/Caribbean focus are highlighted below. For the full listing, including eligibility information see:

Summer Institutes and Seminars for School Teachers
http://www.neh.gov//projects/si-school.html

Summer Institutes and Seminars for College and University Teachers
http://www.neh.gov//projects/si-university.html

Application deadline: March 1, 2011 (postmark)

NEH SUMMER INSTITUTES for School Teachers

An NEH Summer Institute for school teachers, typically led by a team of core faculty and visiting scholars, is designed to present the best available scholarship on important humanities issues and works taught in the nation's schools. The 25–30 participating teachers compare and synthesize the various perspectives offered by the faculty, make connections between the institute’s content and classroom applications, and often develop improved teaching materials for their classrooms.

Mesoamerican Cultures and their Histories: Focus on Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico: July 4-29 (4 weeks)
Stephanie Wood, University of Oregon
Faculty: Ron Lancaster, Gabriela Martínez,
Lynn Stephen, Alejandro de Avila, Margarita
Dalton, Sergio Navarrete Pellicer, Angeles Romero Frizzi,
Ronald Spores, Michael Swanton, Bas van Doesburg,
Julia Barco, Concepción Nuñez, Marietta Bernstorff,
Luna MarAn
Information:
Stephanie Wood, Director
Oaxaca Summer Institute
2085 University Street
Eugene, OR 97403-1541
541/346-5771
swood@uoregon.edu
http://whp.uoregon.edu/mesoinstitute/

Mexican Literature and Culture in Context
Mexico City, Mexico: July 3 – 31 (4 weeks)
Leticia Iliana Holbrook, and Lettie Ramírez , California State University, East Bay
Faculty: Adine Stormoen, Sabina Berman, Carlos Brokmann, Emmanuel Carballo, Beatriz Espejo, Silvia Molina
Information:
Leticia Iliana Holbrook
Modern Languages & Literatures
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94542
510/885-3211, 925/984-9995 ;
iliana.holbrook@csueastbay.edu;
Liholbrook@aol.com
www.mexicocityjuly.com


NEH SUMMER SEMINARS for College and University Teachers

Each NEH Summer Seminar includes sixteen participants working in collaboration with one or two leading scholars. Participants have access to a major research collection, with time reserved to pursue individual projects.

English Encounters with the Americas, 1550-1610: Sources and Methods
Cambridge, MA: July 5 – 25 (4 weeks)
Mary Fuller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Information:
Mary Fuller
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
617/253-8848; 617/429-3737
maryf298@gmail.com
http://web.mit.edu/neh/english_encounters/index.html


NEH SUMMER INSTITUTES for College and University Teachers

Under the guidance of distinguished scholars, NEH Summer Institutes provide intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities. NEH Summer Institutes aim to prepare NEH Summer Scholars to return to their classrooms with a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities.

Revisioning the Maya World: New Directions in Scholarship and Teaching
Mexico, Guatemala and Belize: June 12July 19 (5 weeks)
Laraine Fletcher, Adelphi University, and George Scheper, Community College of Baltimore County (emeritus)
Faculty: Karl Taube, Alfonso Morales, Julie Miller, William Saturno, Jaime Awe, Nicholas Hopkins, Jeff Kowalski, Matthew Restall, Amara Solari, Rach Cobos, Emilio del Valle, Miguel Guemez
Information:
David A. Berry
Community College Humanities Association
c/o Essex County College
303 University Ave.
Newark, NJ 07102-1798
973/877-3204
berry@essex.edu
http://www.ccha-assoc.org/mayaworld11/index.html



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Julie Kline

Outreach and Academic Program Coordinator

Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

PO Box 413

Milwaukee, WI 53201

(414) 229-5986 phone

(414) 229-2879 fax

jkline@uwm.edu

http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/CLACS

EVENTS FOR MONDAY, JANUARY 24th

POET’S MONDAY at LINNEMAN’S RIVERWEST INN (1001 E. Locust—corner of Weil & Locust)

Hosted by Timothy Kloss

Open Mic: 7:00-9:00pm

Featured Poet: 9:00-10:00pm

$3 cover

For more information, call (414)263-9844

http://www.linnemans.com

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SUCKA FREE MONDAYS at THE HIGHBURY (2322 S. Kinnickinnic )

Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER

Featuring:

MS. CREAM (poetry)

DECOTEAU BE COOL

PSICH

JAMES MURPHY

Music from DJ BIZZON

Live art by FEILD LEHMANN

For more information, call (414)294-4400


Sunday, January 23, 2011

EVENTS FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 23rd

MAMA’S GUN—A WEEKLY OPEN MIC SERIES FOR ALL AGES

Hosted by MS. JAZZI

at SWEET BLACK COFFEE (2411 N. Martin Luther King Dr.)

7:30-10:00pm/$5

For more information, e-mail blackartmovement@yahoo.com

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THE FUNK N’TRUTH VARIETY SHOW

(Spoken Word/Comedy/Improv)

at COMEDY SPORTZ (420 S. 1st St.)

Doors open at 7:00pm/Show begins at 8:00pm

$10 in advance/$15 at the door

SPECIAL BIRTHDAY SHOW FOR HOST DAN VAUGHN

For more information (or to purchase remaining advance tickets),

call (414)975-5774

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SOUND TRAVELS at THE NOMAD (1401 E. Brady St.)

Music from DJ MARCUS GARVEY (of 88Nine)

Featuring DJ AVETS (Chalice in the Palace) and DJ BIZZON

Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER

For more information, call (414)224-8111

Saturday, January 22, 2011

EVENTS FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 22nd

HOLLY WAKE and the MILWAUKEE LOVE COLLECTIVE PERFORMANCE AND CD RELEASE PARTY

at SHANK HALL (1434 N. Farwell Ave.)

Begins at 8:00pm/$10

For more information, call (414)276-7288

More information about Holly Wake: http://hollywake.com

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***CENTER ST. HIP-HOP CRAWL***

4 (TURNTABLES)/3 (DJs)/2(MIXERS)/1 (SYSTEM)

at THE RIVER HORSE (701 E. Center St.)

10:00pm/NO COVER

Featuring DJs

JDL

BIZZON

DMT

For more information, e-mail djbizzon@gmail.com or call (414)264-4788

Dope Folks Records presents

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT—GOLDEN ERA HIP-HOP (’86-’95)

at STONEFLY BREWERY (735 E. Center St.)

10:00pm/NO COVER

Music from the SUPERCUTS DJs featuring DJ TORY TEE

and release of a classic 12” by Milwaukee MC ROCK LA FLOW

For more information, call (414)264-3630

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WHY-B of NO REQUEST SOUND

at CRISP PIZZA BAR (1323 E. Brady St.)

9:00pm until…/NO COVER
For more information, call (414)727-4217

EVENTS FOR SATURDAY, JANUARY 22nd

HOLLY WAKE and the MILWAUKEE LOVE COLLECTIVE PERFORMANCE AND CD RELEASE PARTY

at SHANK HALL (1434 N. Farwell Ave.)

Begins at 8:00pm/$10

For more information, call (414)276-7288

More information about Holly Wake: http://hollywake.com

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***CENTER ST. HIP-HOP CRAWL***

4 (TURNTABLES)/3 (DJs)/2(MIXERS)/1 (SYSTEM)

at THE RIVER HORSE (701 E. Center St.)

10:00pm/NO COVER

Featuring DJs

JDL

BIZZON

DMT

For more information, e-mail djbizzon@gmail.com or call (414)264-4788

Dope Folks Records presents

UPTOWN SATURDAY NIGHT—GOLDEN ERA HIP-HOP (’86-’95)

at STONEFLY BREWERY (735 E. Center St.)

10:00pm/NO COVER

Music from the SUPERCUTS DJs featuring DJ TORY TEE

and release of a classic 12” by Milwaukee MC ROCK LA FLOW

For more information, call (414)264-3630

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WHY-B of NO REQUEST SOUND

at CRISP PIZZA BAR (1323 E. Brady St.)

9:00pm until…/NO COVER
For more information, call (414)727-4217

COMMUNITY BRAINSTORMING BREAKFAST FORUM (happening now until 11:00am)

THE COMMUNITY BRAINSTORMING CONFERENCE

www.communitybrainstorming.org

In Cooperation with

THE DEPARTMENT OF AFRICOLOGY

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Invites Your Participation in Its

BREAKFAST FORUM, SATURDAY, January 22, 2011 ~ 8:00-11:00 A.M.

Saint Matthew C.M.E. Church, 2944 North 9th Street

(Parking on 8th Street, off Chambers)

The Subject for Discussion Is

“WHEN YOU STUDY AFRICOLOGY, YOU STUDY THE WORLD”

Presenters: Topics:

Professor Frank Wilson “The Empowerment of Local African-American

Department of Sociology, UWM Communities”

Professor Pamela Malone “The Empowerment of African-American

Department of Sociology, MATC Communities Nationally”

Professor Jeffrey Sommers “The Global Empowerment of Africa and Its

Department of Africology, UWM Diaspora (the Afrispora)”

Moderator:

Professor Winston Van Horne

Department of Africology, UWM

Chairperson: Honorable Russell W. Stamper, Sr.

Friday, January 21, 2011

PORTIA COBB HEYWARD on her digital prints in tonight's exhibit at Peltz Gallery

My Gullah Land digital prints in tonight's show at the Peltz Gallery in Milwaukee are two portraits of images found on heirs' property in shrinking Gullah/Geechee rural spaces within low country South Carolina. Must see.

PORTIA COBB HEYWARD
is an Associate Professor of Film at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her most recent project was DAYCLEAN, an installation exhibit that honored the legacy of DENMARK VESEY, a free Black man who, with 36 others, were executed by hanging after being charged with planning an insurrection against the White slave owners in Charleston, SC. Her digital prints will be on display tonight at the Peltz Gallery (1119 E. Knapp St.) as part of the VISIONS, VOICES, VIEWPOINTS, and VICTORIES exhibit.

More on the installation DAYCLEAN: http://chronologyportia.blogspot.com/2009/10/dayclean-exhibit-honoring-memory-of.html

More on Portia Cobb Heyward: http://www.myspace.com/portia_cobbfilmmaker

EVENTS FOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 21st

HAPPY HOUR FUNDRAISER FOR THE RIVERWEST PUBLIC HOUSE

(Wisconsin’s first member-owned pub)

at 2638 N. Fratney St.

For more information, please call (414)704-4123

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A SOLO EXHIBITION OF WORK BY EVELYN PATRICIA TERRY

at CUVEE (177 N. Broadway)

5:00-8:30pm/FREE and open to the public

Ms. Terry’s work will be available for purchase

For more information, call (414)225-9800

More about Evelyn Patricia Terry: http://www.evelynpatriciaterry.com/index.html

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VISIONS, VOICES, VIEWPOINTS, and VICTORIES:

A SHOWCASE OF LOCAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS

at PELTZ GALLERY (1119 E. Knapp St.)

6:00-9:30pm/FREE and open to the public

curated by DELLA WELLS

For more information, call (414)223-4278

More on the exhibit: http://sonjisays.blogspot.com/2011/01/vision-voices-viewpoints-and-victories.html

Recent feature on MPTV’s “Black Nouveau”: http://www.mptv.org/video/watch/?id=618

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A PERSON OF COLOR—A MOSTLY ORANGE EXHIBITION CURATED BY JOSÉ LERMA

at THE GREEN GALLERY EAST (1500 N. Farwell Ave.)

6:00-9:00pm/FREE and open to the public

For more information, call (414)226-1978

More about The Green Gallery and the exhibit: http://www.thegreengallery.biz

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"FAT FRIDAYS" #1 FRIDAY NIGHT PARTY

at NOTTE (1033 N. Old World Third St.)

Opens at 9:00pm/FREE until 11:00/$10 after 11:00

Music from DJ NUSTYLEZ

For more information, e-mail aboveaverage.milwaukee@gmail.com

More information about Above Average, Inc.: http://www.aboveaverageevents.com

http://www.facebook.com/lenaisaboveavg?cropsuccess#!/event.php?eid=147202025334191&index=1

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LOCAL HIP-HOP and SOUL SHOW

at THE HIGHBURY (2322 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)

Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER

Featuring:
AUTOMATIC (A.P.R.I.M.E. and TRELLMATIC) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJM2BcHiB1E)

JON FROST (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF2BIB9fzW0)

Music from DJ BIZZON (of the MAD KIDS show on WMSE 91.7)

For more information, call (414)294-4400

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MUEA JANUARY BIRTHDAY HONORS

at CUVEE (177 N. Broadway)

Begins at 10:00pm/$20

For more information, call (414)225-9800

More information about MUEA: http://mueaonline.org

More information about Cuvee Champagne Lounge: http://www.cuveemke.com

Thursday, January 20, 2011

EVENTS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 20th

MUEA THIRD THURSDAYS PROFESSIONAL NETWORK MIXER

at CHIC LOUNGE (185 N. Jefferson St.)

6:00-9:00pm

For more information, call (414)763-9994

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CIGARETTE BREAK performs LIVE soul music

at ONE SPORTS LOUNGE (1003 N. Old World Third St.)

8:00pm-midnight

For more information, e-mail bassicmg@hotmail.com

More about CIGARETTE BREAK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf6g0cbOCqM

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JC POPPE SHADOWLANDS/TEA PARTY CD RELEASE/LISTENING PARTY

at CACTUS CLUB (2496 S. Wentworth—one block east of Superior St.)

Begins at 9:00/NO COVER

Music from DJs:

BIZZON

KID MILLIONS

KU MAYS

For more information, call (414)897-0663

More about JC POPPE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFOtDRXtwTM

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

EVENTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19th

GRASSROOTS WEDNESDAYS OPEN MIC AND ARTIST SHOWCASE

at MIRAMAR THEATRE (2844 N. Oakland)

Presented by Power of Word Productions

Music from DJ BIZZON

Doors open at 8:00pm

Open Mic at 9:00pm

Featured Poets/MCs/Singers/DJs to follow

$5 cover ($3 with Student ID)

For more information, please call (414)967-0302

http://www.themiramartheater.com

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SOULFUL WEDNESDAY R&B SHOWCASE

at NOSTALGIA 2 (9316 W. Appleton Ave.)

9:00-11:00pm/$5 cover

Hosted by RODNEY POE and DJ VEL

Open jam session/R&B open mic

For more information, call (414)463-3880

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414 VIP MKE WEDNESDAYS

at CLUB TIMBUKTU (520 E. Center St.)

9:00pm until…(No cover until 10:00pm)

Hosted by TASTE EMCEES

Music from DJ L BOOGIE

Drink and food specials ($2 drinks and $5 wing buckets)

For more information, call (414)841-4523, or e-mail vipmke@yahoo.com

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

EVENTS FOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 18th

THE MAD KIDS (KID CUT UP and DJ BIZZON)

WMSE 91.7FM—9:00pm-12:00am

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HIP-HOP TUESDAY PRESENTS: VINYL ONLY

10:00pm

at THE UPTOWNER (1032 E. Center St.)

hosted by HIM and HER (DJ JANK ONE and DJ VENUS)

For more information, call (414)264-3481

Monday, January 17, 2011

DASHA KELLY on her relationship with Milwaukee...

About Leaving (working title)

by Dasha Kelly

I only think of leaving you

in between the slotted points

of morning

Before swinging my feet

from beneath these worn blankets

and forcing my weight

onto the floor

I think of leaving you then

Imagining myself rising to greet

the sun from some

new horizon

a new mattress

a new walk to brush my teeth

I think of leaving you

behind me

then

Tucking away your disappointments

and afflictions

like snapshots

stuffed into shoe boxes

never destined for a frame

We’d always talk

about sorting them out and

pressing labels onto

photo album spines, but

supposing

is all we’ve ever been good at

Together, wondering what this relationship

might be if I could re-engineer

the ambitious wiring that led me back

to you in the first place

If you could engine past the rust

and biting decay I

once said gave you

your charm

Infatuation and foresight are not meant to

swirl inside the same thought

I’m sure we never planned on

resenting each other

for the edges of these blueprints

we’ve worked so diligently to align

I wouldn’t be surprised if you hoped

to find a note one day

An overwritten apology

scratched in my lopsided and tumbling hand

You might not even

read it right away

Breathe aloud that sigh of relief trapped

behind your cream city bricks

Lie back instead letting dry stubble,

aluminum cans and refuse

consume you

Remind yourself that there are others

who will love you just the way you are

Adoring hearts plentiful who won’t insist on

constant evolution

studying the neighboring Joneses

or changing the only way

you ever learned how to love:

Conditionally

and without flourish

And I always knew this about you

Didn’t settle myself into your spaces

unaware of your history

unsympathetic to the rugged hands that

yanked and pulled at your upbringing

tragically convincing you that

this

is all you should ever strive for

And you knew that I’ve always been different

Not necessarily special or extraordinary

just different

That I’ve only been coached to peek under the sun

for promise and wild imaginings

You’ve been more successful at being practical

You know better, you said, than to risk singing

the tips of your fingers on the surface of the sun

I tried to show you how

beautiful the scars can be sometimes

I suppose we’re both guilty

of waiting

of secretly hoping for more, of looking

for some folding back of rigid demands

and a chiseling away of sharp corners

We’ve each tried our hands at changing in some previous lifetime

You, failing to model your trendy peers

Me, bumbling through my revised declarations of independence

We’ve long-ago resigned ourselves to be ourselves

So how can this sense of “we” survive

the harsh lights of failed expectations?

I empty my coffee into the sink

I slide on my shoes and my lipstick

and prepare to wrap

my face in

raw morning sun

I won’t think of

leaving you then

With your crisp smell

slipping familiar into my chest

Your concrete rising to meet my feet

You’ve always known how I move, even

when you couldn’t understand my walk

I don’t plan to leave you

anytime soon, Milwaukee

I’m still hopeful

we can find more loving to do


Copyright 2011 by Dasha Kelly. All rights reserved.

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(from http://www.dashakelly.com)

Dasha Kelly has performed spoken word and delivered creativity workshops to writers, youth, co-eds, executives, inmates and artists throughout the U.S. She is founder and director of Still Waters Collective, an arts initiative that provides youth programming to local schools and community groups, as well as curates a series of performance art showcases for adults. Dasha is widely sought for experiential workshops and motivational presentations.

As a poet, novelist and essayist, Dasha’s writings have appeared in anthologies, text books, magazines and online. She's been invited to perform on HBO's Def Poetry Jam, in Opium Magazine's Literary Death Match, at the National Performers Network Conference, with Grammy-nominated Angie Stone and a host of colleges, conventions and open mic venues. In November 2010, Dasha joins local NBC affiliate WTMJ as a regular guest on "The Morning Blend."


Dasha's first novel,
All Fall Down, earned her a position on Written Word Magazine's Top Ten List of Up-and-Coming Writers of the Midwest. A featured story from her latest collection of work, Hershey Eats Peanuts (Penmanship Books 2009), was a finalist in the Abbey Hill Literary Awards. Dasha is pursuing her MFA at Antioch University. Dasha is currently working on her second novel and a new collection of essays. Dasha was recently listed on OnMilwaukee.com's list of "Top 100 Coolest Milwaukeeans," where she lives with her two daughters and a cat named Shkoobi.