HIP HOP ARTISTS
Another teaching artist-led relief effort took place September 8 in Wicker Park. Subterranean hosted a Naivete Records Hip Hop showcase. featuring Idris Goodwin with Luna Blues Machine singers, sisters Maritza and Belinda Cervantes, the Cankles, and Malcolm Palmer and his band. Thank you to all who participated, attended, and brought donations!!! ***Contact: email@example.com
POETS & MUSICIANS
On Sept. 8 Jinx Cafe in Wicker Park was filled with poets, musicians, & fans of the arts. Katrina benefit attendees spilled onto the sidewalk, and boxes of much-needed items were stacked like sandbags. Teaching artist poets lit the stage: Krista Franklin, Kevin Coval, Avery R. Young, and Toni Asante Lightfoot, to name a few. DJ Itch 13's beats set the backdrop, Young Chicago Authors alums like Christiana Colon and musician Narcisco Lobo rocked the cafe.
Super thanks to Mike Haeflinger for putting the whole thing together!!! ***Send him an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
PERFORMANCE POET & BLACK FRATERNITY
Last weekend, teaching artist Nikki Patin collected donations for Katrina survivors during her one-woman show, "Off Inside My Head." These efforts supported a project led by Chris Baird, who has turned to the 3,000 members of his black fraternity to gather "clothes, food, hygiene products, sanitary products, fresh water, etc.." & bring them to New Orleans via rented U-Haul trucks and trailers. Nikki asks everyone to "help the victims of this terrible tragedy in any way." ***Contact Nikki Patin: email@example.com, (708) 363-0292