Feature Event: FLYPOET Spoken Word & Music Showcase – 10.3.14

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FRIDAY  October 3, 2014. @ three minutes after 8pm…  WARNING: THIS IS NOT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OPEN MIC! For more than 12 years The Flypoet Spoken Word & Music Showcase has been widely regarded as one of the tightest shows of it’s kind in the world. Experience world class poets from all over the country as they bring their “A” game in a tightly produced show laced with high energy live music and live interpretive performance painting. Enjoy great vibes with an amazing audience, have a cocktail, a bite to eat and…PREPARE TO BE SEVERELY ENTERTAINED! *$5 martini specials until 7:30 (doors at 7) $1 tacos all night! VISIT FLYPOET.COM.

Nas: Time is Illmatic at A3C

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Nas: Time is Illmatic at A3C

A3C is proud to present a screening of the documentary Nas: Time is Illmatic followed by a Q & A with the filmmakers. The film covers the making of Nas’ 1994 album Illmatic, often hailed as the greatest hip-hop album of all times, and the timeless themes that have kept both the album and Nas relevant for so many years.

After the film screening, we’ll be joined by director One9, writer Erik Parker, and producer Martha Diaz for a discussion about the making of the film, the inspirations behind it, and on the scope and influence of Nas’ Illmatic.

Friday, Oct 10th at 3:00pm #A3Cfilm. LEARN MORE NOW.

 

Feature Event: BIG FREEDIA RETURNS TO DURHAM

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BIG FREEDIA AT THE PINHOOK WED, OCTOBER 1, 2014 – DOORS: 10:15 PM / SHOW: 10:30 PM

WED, OCTOBER 1, 2014 – DOORS: 10:15 PM / SHOW: 10:30 PM

Big Freedia is an accomplished “Bounce” Rapper who lives in New Orleans and performs six or more times a week in various venues throughout the city. Bounce is an original urban music rising up from the intimate and fun-loving nature of the housing projects which dominate the city’s street culture.

“Sissy Bounce” is the informal name for a derivative of Bounce that has risen to prominence in recent years and features explicitly gay and cross-dressing musicians and themes. Big Freedia is at the forefront of this movement and has had several New Orleans hit singles such as “Gin in My System” and “Azz Everywhere!” from her albums “An Ha, Oh Yeah” (1999) and “Queen Diva” (2003). Freedia began her musical career almost 15 years ago at the Walter L. Cohen High School in New Orleans, where she was enlisted as choir director from her Sophomore to Senior years. She sees her performance as a Bounce artist as an extension of this work, often interacting in a call and response/teacher and student, fashion with her audiences. She recently developed a musical about her life entitled “Catch That Beat” with producer Lucky Johnson.

The sold out first run of “Catch That Beat” featured cameo appearances by a who’s who of New Orleans Bounce artists alongside the story of Freedia’s upbringing in New Orleans 3rd Ward. She performs in various venues (often decorated by her own event production business) and has recently begun traveling outside the city with the encouragement and support of the New Orleans Airlift. Big Freedia has always acted as mentor for many younger artists, is currently recording her third record and recently returned from a stellar 6 show run in New York City, performing sold out shows with Spank Rock, Ninjasonik and many others at venues such as Santos Party House, Glasslands, and Sway. This year Freedia will be returning to South By Southwest, performing at multiple events including a retrospective Bounce Showcase and a historic second performance at Gay Bi Gay Gay after a short tour of the west coast with New Orleans collaborators Galactic, whom she performed with on the critically-acclaimed 2010 album “Ya-Ka-May”.  Visit http://www.thepinhook.com/event/671217-big-freedia-durham/

Feature Event: FLYPOET Spoken Word Showcase_October 3rd!

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FRIDAY October 3rd FRIDAY @ three minutes after 8pm…

WARNING: THIS IS NOT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD OPEN MIC! For more than 12 years The Flypoet Spoken Word & Music Showcase has been widely regarded as one of the tightest shows of it’s kind in the world. Experience world class poets from all over the country as they bring their “A” game in a tightly produced show laced with high energy live music and live interpretive performance painting. Enjoy great vibes with an amazing audience, have a cocktail, a bite to eat and…PREPARE TO BE SEVERELY ENTERTAINED!

*$5 martini specials until 7:30 (doors at 7) $1 tacos all night!

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2014 A3C Festival Line-Up

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2014 A3C Festival Line-Up

We are only 3 weeks out from the 2014 A3C Festival in Atlanta, October 8-12.  Over the past 9 years more than 2,500 MCs and DJs have blessed hip-hop’s biggest stage.  Legends like The Juice Crew have reunited and stars like J.Cole have been born.  So for our 10th Anniversary you know we had to go all out and to bring y’all the biggest and best A3C Festival ever!

2014 featured Artists, DJs & Producers include…

Black Thought, 2 Chainz, The LOX,B.o.B, Slaughterhouse, Scarface, Mystikal & Juvenile, Twista, Bun B, Rocko, Buckshot, Talib Kweli, Casey Veggies, Ca$h Out, Rockie Fresh, !MursDay!, Smif N Wessun,Makonnen, Jarren Benton, Cyhi The Prynce, Kevin Gates, Mannie Fresh, Lil Bibby, Project Pat, Que, 9th Wonder & Rapsody, Jermaine Dupri, Trae tha Truth, Masta Ace, Kool Keith, Orgainized Noize, Prince Paul, Maino, Kid Capri, Pastor Troy, Cormega, Sonny Digital, Young Dro, OG Maco, Elzhi, Dyme-A-Duzin, Sol Messiah, Kap G, Robb Bank$, Nappy Roots w/ more artists added daily. Learn more now!

Scarface headlines A3C’s Redbull Sound Select Showcase

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http://www.a3cfestival.com

TONIGHT: A Special Screening of the documentary film, M.I., A Different Kind of Girl – Durham, NC

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You’re invited to a free film screening of M.I., A Different Kind of Girl, a part of the GenderReel Film Festival at NCCU on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00pm. 
M.I., A Different Kind of Girl – A TRIBES Entertainment Film
Special Screening at NCCU!
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 6:00pm
North Carolina Central University
Michaux School of Education
700 Cecil St., Durham, NC 27707
This is a free event.
Donations to NCCU LGBTA Resource Center are Welcomed!• 6:00pm – Doors open
• 6:15-6:30 – Welcome from NCCU and the Gender Reel Planning Committee
• 6:30-6:45 – Intro to M.I., A Different Kind of Girl, from the filmmakers
• 6:45-7:45 – (53 min. runtime) Film screening
• 7:45-8:15 – Nation Tyre Performance
• 8:15-8:30 – Filmmaker/ Cast Q & A
• 8:15-10:00 – Reception and Networking – Special Thanks to LGBTA Resource Center, Campus Pride, and Human Rights Campaign.

Tabling by national and local service providers and agencies http://www.eventbrite.com/e/gender-reel-film-festival-tickets-12708656935.

Hip Hop’s Biggest Stage, A3C – October 8-12 – ATL, GA

Buy A3C Passes

A3C [All 3 Coasts] Festival is the preeminent hip-hop festival in the US. A3C has grown from a local showcase to an amazing cultural experience and is celebrating 10 years in the game!

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October 8-12 – ATL, GA – Today, A3C is one of the largest hip-hop events in the world with performances from well over 500 artists, including: legends, rising stars, trendsetters, up-and-comers and aspiring talent from across the world. The 5 day festival encompasses all aspects of hip-hop culture: music, art, film, style, education and more. During the day attendees are able to connect with – and learn from – tastemakers, icons, organizations, brands and industry leaders, while the evenings and nights are filled with special events, parties and performances from some of the biggest and best hip-hop artists in the world. Read more now!