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Judith Sloan and EarSay
September 22, 2010, 3:04 pm
Filed under: Activism, Art, Life!, New York City, Projects | Tags:

A few months ago I interviewed Judith Sloan, actress , oral historian, and educator amongst other things, about her original performance Crossing the BLVD at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe.  Judith will be performing Crossing the BLVD once again, but this time for a much larger cause.  Check it out!


EVENTS
Crossing the BLVD/ Crossing the Cultural Divide

Wednesday September 29 @ 8 PM
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
31-10 Thomson Avenue, Queens, NY
Only 15 minutes from Grand Central on the 7 train
EARLY BIRD SPECIAL — BUY NOW! $14 in advance if purchased by Sept. 22nd, 2010
Phone for ticket information: 1-800-838-3006

Performance to support Arts and Activism workshops for immigrant teenagers. Hosted by actress/radio producer/co-creator of Crossing the BLVD Judith Sloan, whose multi-character performances combine humor, pathos and a love of the absurd. Featured performers: Lemon Andersen, Tony-award winning Brooklyn-based renaissance and hip-hop artist, creator of the critically acclaimed one man show County of Kings* in which Lemon recounts his troubled childhood and eventual arrival on Broadway as part of Def Poetry Jam; Mahina Movement, a trio of three voices and one guitar mixing folk, rock and rhymes in English, Spanish, and Tongan simmered with indigenous roots and culture; Elise Knudson, cross-disciplinary dance-maker; AKIR, hip-hop educator/producer performing social commentary to an uplifting score and Hasan Salaam, hip hop artist, humanitarian/speaker whose music paints vivid pictures of the commonalities that bind us. A special appearance by a Michael Legaspi, a student from EarSay’s Arts workshops and Justin Hudson, recent Hunter College High School graduate.

Proceeds go to EarSay’s Youth Arts Programs and directly to the performing artists.

$14 Early Bird Special through Sept. 22/$16 after the 22nd /$20 at the door.
Sponsor tickets $30 and help teenagers attend the show!

This event is supported in part by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, The International High School at LaGuardia Community College, and Viper Records.

* Lemon Andersen’s County of Kings was first presented at the Public Theater in association with Under the Radar and the Culture Project

EarSay is an artist driven non-profit arts organization dedicated to uncovering and portraying stories of the uncelebrated. Founded by Warren Lehrer and Judith Sloan in 1999, our projects bridge the divide between documentary and expressive forms in books, exhibitions, on stage, in sound & electronic media. We are committed to fostering understanding across cultures, generations, gender and class, through artistic productions and education. We bring our work to theatres, museums, schools, prisons, festivals and universities.

Earsay’s Youth Arts programs is a partnership with the International High School at LaGuardia Community College supported in part by the office of New York City Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Check out EarSay’s website at http://www.earsay.org

Check out our interview!

Zoe Rosenberg

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