Abstract-expressionist painter, Danny Simmons has partnered with MIST Harlem, Harlem’s newest cultural center, for the Def Poetry Jam Reunion on Wednesday, December 12th, 2012. Talent for the reunion will be drawn from the HBO & Broadway casts, and feature asha bandele (as MC, author of The Prisoner’s Wife), Liza Jessie Peterson (founder, Ghetto Orchestra), Jessica Care Moore (collaborated with George Clinton, Nas, Ossie Davis, Mos Def, Gregory Hines), Kayo Charles, Carl Hancock Rux (featured in Aloud, Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, winner: American Book Award), Steve Colman (co-creator / assistant-director, Tony-Award winning Bridge & Tunnel, originally produced by Meryl Streep), Black Ice, and The Last Poets (widely recognized as one the earliest influences on hip-hop).
Located in the Kalahari Condominiums on 116th Street near Lenox Avenue, MIST Harlem hosts a 130-seat restaurant and three intimate theaters that present the best film, live music, spoken word, and comedy from Black and Latino culture. The 20,000-square-foot facility cost $21 million to complete. It is owned and operated by My Image Studios LLC. Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Fund financed both the Kalahari and My Image Studios.
Jessica Care Moore
Carl Hancock Rux
The Last Poets
Def Poetry Jam Reunion presented by Danny Simmons
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Doors open at 7 p.m.
Performances begin at 8 p.m.
46 West 116th Street
New York, NY 10026
For additional information on MIST Harlem, please visit their website at www.myimagestudios.com.
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