Saturday, April 30, 2011

SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY "LESSONS FROM THE TIGER" (SUNDAY 5/1)

Freedom Lover Films presents
SCREENING OF THE DOCUMENTARY
“LESSONS FROM THE TIGER”
A FILM by IFE OLATUNJI

Sunday, May 1st
3:00-4:30pm
2100 W. Pierce St.
FREE and open to the public
For more information, e-mail FreedomLoverFilms@gmail.com
More about FREEDOM LOVER FILMS: http://freedomloverfilms.webs.com

Friday, April 29, 2011

EVENTS FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 30th

EVENTS FOR SATURDAY, APRIL 30th

SICK SATURDAYS at MOCT (240 E. Pittsburgh)
Featuring DJ BIZZON and special guests DJs
Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER
For more information, call (414)273-6628

KID CUT UP of NO REQUEST SOUND
at BAD GENIE ROCK LOUNGE (789 N. Jefferson)
Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER
For more information, call (414)810-1670

THE AFRO and the BEARD
ECKO and DNA of KING HELL BASTARD
at THE HIGHBURY (2322 S. Kinnickinnic Ave.)
Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER
Also featuring
COOLZEY (MINNEAPOLIS)
D-EAZY (CHICAGO)
THE ACOLYTES
THE COIN OPERATION
For more information, call (414)294-4400

MOONSTOMP
at CAFÉ LULU (2265 S. Howell Ave.)
Begins at 10:00pm/$5
Featuring DJs
ANDY NOBLE
NESH
GARY J
RIC VESPA
For more information, call (414)294-5858

DELHI 2 DUBLIN
at CLUB GARIBALDI (2501 S. Superior St.—on the corner of Superior and Russell east of KK)
Begins at 10:00pm/$10
Also featuring
MARCUS DOUCETTE (88NINE)
PLIGHT OF A PARASITE (featuring members of THE FIGUREHEADS)
For more information, call
More on DELHI 2 DUBLIN: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/165444

SONG(S) OF THE WEEK--BROTHER DONTE'S BEST OF 2011 (SO FAR)

SONG(S) OF THE WEEK--BROTHER DONTE'S BEST OF 2011 (SO FAR)

Two from KING:

"Hey"


"The Story"


More on KING: http://www.weareking.com

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY--BROTHER DONTE'S BEST OF 2011 (SO FAR)

SONG OF THE DAY--BROTHER DONTE'S BEST of 2011 (SO FAR)

HOMEBASE NYC featuring COCO O (of QUADRON)--"Sleep"

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY--BROTHER DONTE'S BEST OF 2011 (SO FAR)

SONG OF THE DAY (TWO FOR TUESDAY)--BROTHER DONTE'S BEST OF 2011, SO FAR...

Two from RAPHAEL SAADIQ:

"Good Man"


"Stone Rollin'"

Monday, April 25, 2011

Sunday, April 24, 2011

WEEKLY EVENTS (4/24-4/30)

SUNDAY, APRIL 24th
SOUND TRAVELS at THE NOMAD (1401 E. Brady St.)
Music from DJ MARCUS GARVEY (of 88Nine)
Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER
For more information, call (414)224-8111

MONDAY, APRIL 25th
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
More about Poet’s Monday: http://www.linnemans.com

TUESDAY, APRIL 26th
POETRY UNPLUGGED
at NOSTALGIA 2 (9316 W. Appleton)
9:00pm/$10 cover
Hosted by KWABENA ANTOINE NIXON and DJ VEL
Open mic poetry and featured guests
For more information, call (414)463-3880
___________________
THE MAD KIDS (KID CUT UP and DJ BIZZON)
WMSE 91.7FM—9:00pm-12:00am
_________________
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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27th
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
NO COVER
For more information, please call (414)967-0302
or visit http://www.themiramartheater.com
_______________________________
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
________________________________
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

THURSDAY, APRIL 28th
THROWBACK THURSDAYS
at NOSTALGIA (7155 N. Sherman Blvd.)
6:00-9:00pm—after work set/9:00-until—house party
Hosted by DJ VEL and THE BASEMENT CREW from JAMMIN’ 98.3
Music, games, and more…
For more information, call (414)247-1441
__________________

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
_________________________

TASTE THURSDAYS
at BYO STUDIO GALLERY/COCKTAIL LOUNGE (2246 S. Kinnickinnic)
Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER
Hosted by:
DJ BIZZON
MS. CREAM
DECOTEAU BE COOL
For more information, e-mail djbizzon@gmail.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 29th
"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
Dress code strictly enforced
Music from DJ NUSTYLEZ
For more information, e-mail aboveaverage.milwaukee@gmail.com
More information about Above Average, Inc.: http://www.aboveaverageevents.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 30th
SICK SATURDAYS at MOCT (240 E. Pittsburgh)
Featuring DJ BIZZON and special guests DJs
Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER
For more information, call (414)273-6628

Friday, April 22, 2011

88NINE'S TARIK MOODY on the SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST (SXSW) 2011 FESTIVAL

SXSW is the what I would called the mecca for music lovers. The festival ,which also includes an interactive and film portion, brings over 2,000 bands to perform in the live music capital of the world Austin, Texas. In my second trip to SXSW, I focused on catching a few artists such as James Blake and Jamie Woon out of the UK. You can never plan for SXSW, and if you do you will be disappointed. Like I was last year. So it is best to pick just a few artists you want to see and then just go with the flow.

TARIK MOODY, a graduate of Howard University School of Architecture in Washington DC, got his first taste of the music industry back in the mid 90's as an intern for a cable access music video show called Sonic Ignition in Washington D.C. He met and talked to artists such as Chuck D from Public Enemy, Republica and Cypress Hill. He moved to Minneapolis in 1998 and started volunteering at the local non-commercial radio station KFAI-FM in 1999.

Eventually he hooked up with DJ Jennifer and became co-host of the station’s long-running show, “Groove Garden.” In 2003, he became one of four hosts for KFAI's “Local Sound Department.” He currently hosts the award-winning “The Rhythm Lab” with longtime DJ partner Don Cuco on 88Nine RadioMilwaukee, which originally started on The Current from Minnesota Public Radio back in 2005 The show features “rhythm diaspora: soul, neo-soul, funk, hip-hop, jazz, nu jazz, world beat, go-go, latin, broken beat and reggae.”

SONG OF THE WEEK (SXSW) FROM GUEST SELECTOR TARIK MOODY (aka THE ARCHITECT)

Song of the Week (South by Southwest--SXSW 2011) from guest selector TARIK MOODY (aka THE ARCHITECT)

JAMIE WOON--"Lady Luck"

THE COMMUNITY BRAINSTORMING CONFERENCE BREAKFAST FORUM (SATURDAY 4/23)

THE COMMUNITY BRAINSTORMING CONFERENCE BREAKFAST FORUM
Saturday, April 23, 2011 ~ 8:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Saint Matthew C.M.E. Church
2944 North 9th Street
(Parking on 8th Street off Chambers)

Community Brainstorming Conference Presents:
“It’s all about the children”--A call to action for foster homes in Milwaukee County

Presenters:
Robert Duncan is president of Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, a member of Children's Hospital and Health System, the state's largest private, not-for-profit provider of child welfare services.

Honorable Marshall B. Murray has served on the bench since 1996. He is assigned to the Milwaukee County Vel Philips Juvenile Justice Center in Branch 43.

Wanda Montgomery is director of community partnerships for Children’s Hospital and Health System.

Johnathan Boyde has been a foster child since birth. He is currently attending University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Tiffany Koehler has been a foster child since birth. She is the director of housing at St. Catherine’s Residence and a graduate of Cardinal Stritch University.

Honorable Vel R. Philips, Moderator

Honorable Russell W. Stamper, Sr., Chairman


ALL ARE INVITED. COME AND PARTICIPATE.

More about Community Brainstorming: http://www.communitybrainstorming.org

HANSBERRY-SANDS THEATRE COMPANY presents MAHALIA (beginning FRIDAY 4/22)

HANSBERRY-SANDS THEATRE COMPANY presents
MAHALIA
Written by Tom Stoltz
Directed by Willie Abney
at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (929 N. Water St.)
Friday 4/22 and 4/29—8pm
Saturday 4/23—8pm
Sunday 4/24—5pm
Saturday 4/30—3pm and 8pm
Sunday 5/1—3pm and 7:30pm
$23 in advance/$26 at the door
Tickets available at:
Marcus Center Box Office (929 N. Water St.)
Reader’s Choice Bookstore (1950 N. Martin Luther King Dr.)
http://www.marcuscenter.org

MAHALIA is a jubilant celebration of the life and music of one who captivated a nation through her powerful vocals and magnetizing spirit. Mahalia Jackson's melodious gospel styling fascinated kings and queens, presidents and leaders of the free world as she was proudly deemed the "Queen of Gospel Music". This work solidifies the rich legacy and cleverly exposes the chapters of an American history great!

For more information, call (414)273-7206

More about Hansberry-Sands Theatre Company:
http://www.marcuscenter.org/hansberry_sands.html

Thursday, April 21, 2011

HIP-HOP EXPLOSION CONCERT FEATURING dead prez/EXPOSE THE INDUSTRY PANEL TOUR at UW-MILWAUKEE (SATURDAY 4/23)

THE E.I.—EXPOSE THE INDUSTRY TOUR (MILWAUKEE STOP)
Saturday April 23rd, 2011
3:00-4:30pm
UW-Milwaukee Student Union Ballroom (1st floor—2200 E Kenwood Blvd.)

Panelists:
--M1 (dead prez)
www.deadprez.com
www.bossupbu.com
--Omowale Adewale (Grassroots Artists MovEment—G.A.M.E)-Executive Director
www.kickgame.com
--Yasmine Lancaster – (Grassroots Artists MovEment—G.A.ME)-Organizer
www.kickgame.com
--Jasiri X-MC, Activist and Entrepreneur
http://www.jasirix.com/
--Viva Fidel-Independent artist/activist
http://www.vivafidel.info/
--LaShawndra "Fiery Phoenix" Vernon-Local Artist/Activist
http://www.fireyphoenix.com/

The E.I.: Expose the Industry Tour is a movement focused on three main objectives:
1) establishing a broad network for a Hip-Hop union
2) offering solidarity with unions immersed in the current national struggle for working class people
3) launching a proactive strike in the states that have not yet begun their legislative offensive on unions beginning in Wisconsin and ending in New York, the E.I. Tour will utilize Hip-Hop panel discussions and Hip-Hop performances to drive its point home.

For more info on the Tour visit www.rhymeunion.org.

HIP-HOP EXPLOSION CONCERT
UWM UWM UNION BALLROOM at 6:00pm
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=146003552133219

Featuring:
dead prez (www.deadprez.com)
RHYMEFEST (http://www.elchethemovement.com)
WISE INTELLIGENT (POOR RIGHTEOUS TEACHERS) (http://www.myspace.com/wiseintelligent)
Sponsored by Grassroots Artists MovEment (G.A.ME), TRUE Skool & Hip Hop Scholars.
www.deadprez.com
www.bossupbu.com
www.hiphoplives.org

For more information, contact hiphop1974@live.com

BEAT MUSIC SERIES at ART BAR (FRIDAY 4/22)

BEAT MUSIC SERIES
FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd
at ART BAR (722 E. Burleigh)
9:00pm/NO COVER/21+
Featuring:
MELISSA CZARNIK (http://www.melissaczarnik.com)
ALBULENA SHABANI
LISA GATEWOOD
AUTUMN RENE
DARLIN’ NIKKI
For more information, contact funksterbrewster@gmail.com

SONG OF THE DAY (SXSW) FROM GUEST SELECTOR TARIK MOODY (aka THE ARCHITECT)

Song of the Day (South by Southwest--SXSW 2011) from guest selector TARIK MOODY (aka THE ARCHITECT):

WYE OAK: "Civilian"

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

SONG OF THE DAY (SXSW) FROM GUEST SELECTOR TARIK MOODY (aka THE ARCHITECT)

Song of the Day (Highlights from the South by Southwest/SXSW Festival) from guest selector Tarik Moody (aka The Architect):

TUNE-YARDS--"Powa"

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

RIP GURU (of Gang Starr)

RIP GURU

VERBATIM (SEASON 10) AT THE STACKNER CABARET (THURSDAY 4/21)

VERBATIM: SEASON 10
Thursday, April 21st
at The Milwaukee Repertory Theater Stackner Cabaret
(108 E. Wells St--second floor)
10:30-midnight--$10

Join us for the 10th season of Verbatim, an evening of verbal acrobats!

Still Waters Collective, together with The Rep, presents Verbatim: Season 10, to raise funds for local arts education. The fundraiser will make many SWC and Rep art programs possible throughout the year, including writing workshops, performing arts programs and visual arts exhibits.

Verbatim: Season 10 performances will include:

-III Part Harmony, Vocals
-Chastity Washington, Comedy
-Dameon Ellzey, Hip Hop
-Tom Vollman, Songwriter
-Jennifer Morales, Fiction
-Funk n Truth, Improv
-Eboni Hogan, Spoken Word
-Dasha Kelly, Host

Donations for Verbatim will be collected at the door; the requested donation is $10. The Rep’s Stackner Cabaret is located within the Milwaukee Center at 108 E. Wells St. (at N. Water St.), on the second floor.

For more information, e-mail Dasha Kelly at dasha@stillwaterscollective.com or Julie Schumann at julie.schumann@marquette.edu

SONG OF THE DAY (SXSW) FROM GUEST SELECTOR TARIK MOODY (aka THE ARCHITECT)

Song(s) of the Day from South by Southwest (SXSW) 2011 (Two for Tuesday) from guest selector TARIK MOODY (aka THE ARCHITECT):

JAMES BLAKE--"THE WILHELM SCREAM"


ANDREYA TRIANA--"A TOWN CALLED OBSOLETE"

Sunday, April 17, 2011

WRITER’S WORKSHOP AND POETRY PRESENTATION BY MARTY McCONNELL at UW-MILWAUKEE (MONDAY 4/18)

WRITER’S WORKSHOP with MARTY McCONNELL
UW-MILWAUKEE MULTICULTURAL STUDENT LOUNGE
(Room 198—first floor of UWM Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)
12:00-1:00pm/FREE and open to the public
For more information, call (414)229-3894 or e-mail sociocul@uwm.edu

THE POWER OF WORD
A Poetry Presentation by MARTY McCONNELL
UWM UNION BALLROOM
(1st floor of UWM Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)
7:00pm/FREE and open to the public
“Using the perspectives of figures as diverse as Catholic saints, pop culture icons, and the population of the traditional tarot deck, McConnell’s poems both comment on and illuminate what it means to live in early 21st century America.”
Marty McConnell’s motivational and inspirational work has been published in anthologies including, Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Movement, Spoken Word Revolution Redux, and In Our Own Words: Poetry of Generation X. Join Marty McConnell as she talks about the power of word and its relevance to today’s generation.
For more information, call (414)229-3894 or sociocul@uwm.edu
More information on Marty McConnell: http://www.martyoutloud.com

WEEKLY EVENTS (4/17-4/23)

SUNDAY, APRIL 17th
SOUND TRAVELS at THE NOMAD (1401 E. Brady St.)
Music from DJ MARCUS GARVEY (of 88Nine)
Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER
For more information, call (414)224-8111

MONDAY, APRIL 18th
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
This week: DARLIN’ NIKKI JANZEN
$3 cover
For more information, call (414)263-9844
More about Poet’s Monday: http://www.linnemans.com

TUESDAY, APRIL 19th
POETRY UNPLUGGED
at NOSTALGIA 2 (9316 W. Appleton)
9:00pm/$10 cover
Hosted by KWABENA ANTOINE NIXON and DJ VEL
Open mic poetry and featured guests
For more information, call (414)463-3880
___________________
THE MAD KIDS (KID CUT UP and DJ BIZZON)
WMSE 91.7FM—9:00pm-12:00am
_________________
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

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20th
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
NO COVER
For more information, please call (414)967-0302
or visit http://www.themiramartheater.com
_______________________________
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
________________________________
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

THURSDAY, APRIL 21st
THROWBACK THURSDAYS
at NOSTALGIA (7155 N. Sherman Blvd.)
6:00-9:00pm—after work set/9:00-until—house party
Hosted by DJ VEL and THE BASEMENT CREW from JAMMIN’ 98.3
Music, games, and more…
For more information, call (414)247-1441
__________________

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
_________________________

TASTE THURSDAYS
at BYO STUDIO GALLERY/COCKTAIL LOUNGE (2246 S. Kinnickinnic)
Begins at 9:00pm/NO COVER
Hosted by:
DJ BIZZON
MS. CREAM
DECOTEAU BE COOL
For more information, e-mail djbizzon@gmail.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 22nd
"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
Dress code strictly enforced
Music from DJ NUSTYLEZ
For more information, e-mail aboveaverage.milwaukee@gmail.com
More information about Above Average, Inc.: http://www.aboveaverageevents.com

SATURDAY, APRIL 23rd
SICK SATURDAYS at MOCT (240 E. Pittsburgh)
Featuring DJ BIZZON and special guests DJs
Begins at 10:00pm/NO COVER
For more information, call (414)273-6628

Friday, April 15, 2011

2011 TAKEOVER FREESTYLE BATTLE SERIES (FRIDAY 4/15)

2011 TAKEOVER FREESTYLE BATTLE SERIES
Friday, April 15th
at Stonefly Brewery (735 E. Center St.)
10:00pm until…/$5/21+
Freestyle battle amongst 8MCs
Simultaneous live art battle
$100 Total Prize Package for the winning MC
Special Performances by:
AUTOMATIC
SPEAK EASY
MALICIOUS
Guest judges: KING HELL BASTARD
For more information, e-mail djbizzon@gmail.com

2011 HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM LEAGUE CITY FINALS (FRIDAY 4/15 at 6:00pm)

2011 HIGH SCHOOL POETRY SLAM LEAGUE CITY FINALS
Friday April 15th
6:00-8:30pm/FREE and open to the public
Centennial Hall Auditorium (733 N. 8th St.)
Competing schools for Poetry Slam championship:
-Milwaukee High School of the Arts
-Rufus King
-Messmer
-Riverside University High School
-Reagan
For more information, e-mail dasha@stillwaterscollective.com

Thursday, April 14, 2011

FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF at THE KING CENTER (FRIDAY 4/15 through SUNDAY 4/17)

For My People Productions presents
FOR COLORED GIRLS WHO HAVE CONSIDERED SUICIDE WHEN THE RAINBOW IS ENUF at THE KING CENTER
Friday, April 15th through Sunday, April 17th
at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (1531 W. Vliet St.)
Performances begin at 7:00pm/$10 in advance/$12 at the door
To purchase tickets, call Amir at (414)344-3411
More on this weekend’s production: http://www.expressmilwaukee.com/blog-6743-for-colored-girls-at-the-king-center.html

More on playwright NTOZAKE SHANGE:
http://aalbc.com/authors/ntozake.htm

THE LATINA MONOLOGUES AT UW-MILWAUKEE (THURSDAY 4/14)

THE LATINA MONOLOGUES
Thursday, April 14th at 6:30pm
Union Ballroom (1st floor of UWM Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)
FREE and open to the public

On Thursday, April 14, 2011 the Latino Student Union at UW-Milwaukee will be hosting the third annual Latina Monologues – a theater performance comprised of poems, short stories, and monologues written by Latinos and performed by women reflecting their many experiences. This is a FREE event centered on the exploration of the Latina identity and cultural traditions of the Latino culture. The performance begins with poems and monologues dissecting the significance of what it means to be “Latina,” followed by pieces focused on childhood memories, identity and generational issues, and the political and social struggles faced by Latina women both in the United States and in their homelands. In the past, we have had a successful turnout of 400 attendees and are looking forward to this year’s performance. There will also be a raffle and in order to be entered you must RSVP at mivoz.com and print your free ticket and bring it to the performance. Please RSVP at the following link: http://latinamonologues.mivoz.com.

For more information, contact Ernesto Lira at elira@uwm.edu.

More on THE LATINA MONOLOGUES:
http://www.radiomilwaukee.org/events/latina-monologes-uw-milwaukee

POSING BEAUTY—A PRESENTATION BY SCHOLAR AND PHOTOGRAPHER DEBORAH WILLIS (THURSDAY 4/14)

POSING BEAUTY
A Presentation by DEBORAH WILLIS, Ph.D. Chair,
Department of Photography & Imaging

New York University - Tisch School of the Arts
Thursday, April 14th at 1:30 p.m.
4th Floor Library Conference Center (inside Golda Meir Library—2311 E. Hartford Ave.)
FREE and open to the public

Professor Deborah Willis is a theorist and historian of African American photography, as well as a photographer herself. Her groundbreaking work helped to establish African American photography as a scholarly field. Professor Willis's many books include the well-known Picturing Us: African American Identity in Photography (1996), Michelle Obama: The First Lady in Photographs (2009), and an edited collection Black Venus 2010: They Called Her "Hottentot." The talk will draw from her most recent book, Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present.

Sponsored by: William F. Vilas Trust Fund, Women's Studies, Black Cultural Center, Cultures & Communities Program, UWM Departments of Africology, Art & Design, History, and UWM's Women's Resource Center For more information please contact Women's Studies at (414)229-5918.

More on DEBORAH WILLIS:
http://admin.tisch.nyu.edu/object/WillisD.html

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

DWAYNE MORGAN, TORONTO-BASED SPOKEN WORD ARTIST, COMES TO MILWAUKEE (WEDNESDAY 4/13 and THURSDAY 4/14)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 13th
LYRICAL SANCTUARY OPEN MIC SERIES
at UW-MILWAUKEE FIRESIDE LOUNGE
(1st floor of UWM Union—2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.)
8:00-10:00pm/FREE and open to the public
Hosted by SOL ELECTRO
Music from URBAN SOL
Live Art from RAS AMMAR NSOROMA
Featured poet: DWAYNE MORGAN (TORONTO, ON)
As one of Toronto’s best known spoken word artists, Dwayne Morgan is also an entertainer, motivational speaker and founder of Up from the Roots Entertainment, which was established to promote the positive artistic contributions of African Canadian and urban influenced artists. This award-winning, published artist is described as becoming an internationally recognized artist with his cool and calm style that keeps audiences engaged.
For more information, call (414)229-6998

THURSDAY, APRIL 14th
STILL WATERS OPEN MIC SERIES
at BTW LOUNGE (231 E. Buffalo)
8:00-10:00pm/$5/21+
Hosted by DAN VAUGHN
Music from DJ MISTER MARTIN
Featured poet: DWAYNE MORGAN
For more information, e-mail dasha@stillwaterscollective.com

More information about DWAYNE MORGAN:
http://www.upfromtheroots.ca/home.html

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

AFTERNOON WORKSHOP AND EVENING POETRY PRESENTATION BY DERRICK HARRIELL AT UW-MILWAUKEE (THURSDAY, APRIL 7th)

(Both events will take place in the UW-Milwaukee Union--2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., and they are FREE and open to the public)

Claiming the Voices of Our Mothers and Fathers
1pm • Multicultural Student Lounge (Union 198--1st floor of Union)
Poet Derrick Harriell will use his book of poetry, Cotton, to explore how the persona can be an effective tool in telling the stories of our mothers and fathers. Be encouraged to share oral traditions and remembered photos while considering the following questions: What stories are we interested in and why? What cherished moments or traditions have gotten lost over time? How do we capture an authentic voice? In what ways can we fill in the blanks? Our workshop will conclude with the composition and sharing of an actual persona poem. All levels of writers and performers welcome. Please bring paper and a writing utensil.

Embracing the Narratives within Our Roots
7pm • Union Fireside Lounge (1st floor of Union)
Writer, teacher and Milwaukee native Derrick Harriell will read from his most recent book of poetry, Cotton, and share the difficulties and gratifications experienced when exploring the often precarious lives of family. Cotton tracks a family’s migration from Tuscaloosa to Milwaukee and attempts to offer an honest and transparent narrative. The poet Gary Copeland Lilley describes Cotton as a collection that reveals “The personal family history of blues and redemptions…Both, noble and wicked traditions…” Using the book’s poems as a springboard, Harriell will discuss the importance of reclaiming the narratives that lie within our individual roots, and why the appalling deserves a platform.

For more information, call 414-229-6998. Sponsored by UWM Union Sociocultural Programming.

More on Derrick Harriell:
http://www.derrickharriell.com