Thursday, May 14, 2009

May 23rd, 2009: PAPP Presents!

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, May 23rd, the Poetic Arts Performance Project (PAPP) will host an evening of hip hop, song, and poetry at the University City Arts League in West Philadelphia. The event will feature Iron Solomon (an internationally known battle rapper), Yolanda Palacio Wisher (the guru behind the Germantown poetry festival), Ms. Wise (a spoken word/slam poet), La Melodia (providing warm, soulful hip hop with a raw touch), and Aquil  (who will provide hip hop interpretations). The event promises to provide a diverse, provocative assortment of entertainment that will bend ears, expand mental capacities, and reveal new beauties. You don't want to miss this!

Stop by the UCAL (4226 Spruce Street) at 7:00pm when the doors open, or 7:30pm when the show starts to understand what it means for words to move walls.

The show is all ages, and has a $7.00 to $10.00 sliding scale. Food and beverages will be provided. The show will go until 10 or 11pm.

For more information, contact PAPP's director Adam Meora directly at 267-312-7108.
Or email us:

Please visit the performers Myspace pages, listed below: 

Iron Solomon
Yolanda Palacio Wisher
Ms. Wise
La Melodia

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Arsenic Pizza Preview--this Friday!

Please join us for a preview of Arsenic Pizza as the first installment of the Yoga Sutra Friday Night Art Series. This is an all ages event!

The show will take place Friday, May 15, 2009 at 8:00pm at 1401 Walnut Street (right off the orange-line subway).

Adam "Naked" Meora, Tamara Oakman, Quincy Scott Jones, St. Skribbly Lacroix and musicians will be performing. There will also be food and wine. The suggested donation is $5. It'll be a blast!

For more information: Spread the word. The revolution will be reheated!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Down the Road: Light of Unity Series

Upcoming Events

The following events will be coming up in the next few months and feature many members of PAPP.

The Light of Unity Artist's and Writer's Series 2009

The Light of Unity Association bridges cultural, racial and regional backgrounds to bring the Light of Unity Artist's and Writer's Series 2009 to The Central Library. These free performances, scheduled for Tuesday evenings, showcase arts ranging from poets and essayists to musicians and even theatrical performances, in order to promote social and cultural unity in the city of Philadelphia and beyond. Over 30 wonderfully talented artists are expected to perform in this year's series. Fans of performers and poetics are encouraged to attend as artists will sell their work at the performances.

Tuesday Evenings Hosted by Quincy Scott Jones (Ask him about his new book, The T-Bone Series)

Free and Open to the Public | Refreshments will be Provided

Parkway Central Library
Skyline Room | 4th Floor
1901 Vine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

(Between 19th and 20th Street on the Parkway)


Tuesday, June 2, 2009 at 7pm

Alla Vilnyanskay
Joe Jordan
PLP the Unity

Tuesday, July 14, 2009 at 6pm

Arsenic Pizza: Leftovers

Naked Meora
Dan "the man" Schall
Quincy Scott Jones
Tamara G. Oakman
St. Skribbly La Croix
My Imaginary Band
Rick Szybowski

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 6pm

Ian Wolf
Prof. Jeff Ingram
Paul Siegell
Ebony Malaika Collier
Dr. Anne Kaier
The Alien Architect

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 7pm

In Celebration of Women

Eileen D' Angelo
Nzadi Keita
Mecca Jamillah Sullivan
Geraldine Drakes
Tarannum Laila
Adonaya Boyd
Tamara Oakman
Joanne Leva
Stephanie Durann
Jen Kramny
Yellow Rage

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 7pm

Mel Brake
Courtney Bambrick
Cole Eubanks
Iain Haley Pollock
Alexis Simmons
Steve Young
Vernyce Daniels
Joyce Lee Slater-Williams
Tessa Micaela
Beth Phillips-Brown