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Anyone that knows me is aware that I am a poet, a rapper, a rocker, and that I love performing and frequent many performing events. One of those events and by far one my favorite and most often attended is an event called the Inspired Word. This is a show that is run by Mike Geffner, a renowned journalist. Most posts that you see from me about performances are from the Inspired word series. It is the most popular show in NYC, and it has the most frequent shows.
So the Inspired word is having a birthday. This birthday will feature a who’s who in the poetry, music, comedy and storytelling scene. Here is a link to their Eventbrite page where you can purchase tickets in advance: Inspired Word 3 year Anniversary. Congratulations to Mike Geffner, Marvin Medlinger, Nathan, Wordz, and the whole Inspired Word family.
The Inspired Word’s 3-Year Anniversary Show! A not-to-be-missed all-star lineup of 20+ spoken word artists, poets, singers, and comedians.
Hosted by Nathan P. and Advocate of Wordz.
Come join us on this special night @ 116 in Greenwich Village! Formerly The Gas Light Cafe. With History galore. Bob Dylan, Kerouac, Ginsberg, Bill Cosby…Now THE INSPIRED WORD!
When: Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013
116 MacDougal Street (between Bleecker Street and Minetta Lane)
Phone: (212) 254-9996
By subway, take the A, B, C, D, E, F to West 4th Street-Washington Square.
Doors open @ 6:00pm
Show – 6:30-11:00pm
Cover Charge: $15 ($20 front row reserved)
“The Inspired Word isn’t just a series, it’s a movement.”
Help us keep doing what we’re doing!
Scheduled Performers (subject to change):
Gemineye – 3-Time HBO Def Poet & former Inspired Word Host
Oveous Maximus – Rapper, HBO Def Poet, Apollo Theater Star
Taylor Negron – Film & Stage Actor in Punchline, Stuart Little, The Last Boyscout, Fast Times at Ridgemont High and The Aristocrats
Vanessa “The Hebrew Mamita” Hidary – 3-Time HBO Def Poet
Brian Dykstra – 2-Time HBO Def Poet, Actor, Playwright
Ngoma – NYC’s Godfather of Spoken Word
Mariposa Maria Teresa Fernandez – Award-Winning Poet/Author Featured on HBO Latino series, “Habla Ya!” and HBO Documentary “Americanos: Latino Life in the US,” as well as BET, Lifetime and PBS
Aimee Herman – Inspired Word Host, Poet, Erotica Writer
Bonafide Rojas – HBO Def Poet & Musician
Jane Ormerod – Poet & Founding Editor of great weather for MEDIA
True – One of the Founding Members – and Lone Female – of Latino Poets Collective El Grito de Poetas
Emanuel Xavier – 2-Time HBO Def Poet & Equality Forum LGBT Icon
Mike Brown – Inspired Word Host & Comedian Featured on SIRIUS XM Radio
Roberto “Simply Rob” Vassilarakis – One of the Founding Members of Latino Poets Collective El Grito de Poetas
Nore Davis – Rising Star Comedian Featured on MTV
Tai Allen– Award-Winning Singer/Poet featured on BET/CentricTV, Soultracks and Nu-Soul Magazine
Dead Rocking Horse – Rising NYC Hard Rock Band Fronted by Original Inspired Word Host Marron Chaplin
Vince Royale – Top West Coast Comedian
Thomas Fucaloro – Poet & Editor for great weather for MEDIA
Kaila and The Kid (Kaila Mullady and Kid Lucky) – Beatboxing Duo Extraordinaire
Osagyefo – Award-Winning Jamaican-Born Poet
Jane LeCroy – One-of-a-kind Poet, Singer, Performance Artist
Yenny Love – Spoken Word Artist & Actress Moving Your Soul to the Beat of Drums
Eliel Lucero – DJ Extraordinaire & Poet
Sylvana Joyce & The Moment – One of NYC’s Hottest Bands
Hala Alyan – Rising Star Poet
Growing Up Bronx