3rd Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar to Host Midday Open Mic

third_perk9OFP Productions caught up with Juanita Michelle Darden, Owner of 3rd Perk Coffeehouse & Wine Bar, 46 W 5th St, Dayton, Ohio. Located in the heart of downtown and primed to serve the greater community six days a week.

Q:  What is your favorite movie, why?

A:  My favorite movie is The Wiz.  I love it because it really gives me hope in going for things even though nothing is familiar and if you are in a strange place. It makes me know how important friends are and how different friends fulfill different needs in our lives.  I love this movie because it forces you to  understand that you are equipped with all you need to get where you want to go.

Q: One mistake that you made and what did you learn?

A:  I learned from my first business not to rush.  I proved that I could open a business but I also showed just how easy it is for a business to close (six months).  I learned so much from that experience that help me mold what has become Third Perk.

Q:  As a coffee shop owner, what do you do to recharge?

A:  I find a quiet place where I can be alone and enjoy the silence.  I take time to read, write and reflect.  I also recharge by having conversations with my children.  I have an opportunity to catch up with what is going on with their lives.  I miss so much operating my business.

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A:   I wake up about 5:30am even if I am not opening the café.  I give thanks for another day and another day to be better than I was the day before. Many days I start by a trip the market to collect needed supplies for the day.  I make a list of things that I want to accomplish for the day.  My days are always full, they often include teaching mathematics at our community college.  They often end with me closing Third Perk.

Q:   What are two joys and two challenges about being a hybrid-entrepreneur?

A:   The biggest joy I have experienced is a total surprised, it is the joy of hearing others tell me how I have inspired them and the pursuit of their own dream in business ownership.  It is a great feeling to know that you are empowering others to move into their destiny.

My number one challenge has been the access to capital.  The second challenge has been finding the right talent to play the keys roles in my business.

Q:  Who are your mentors?

A:   My mentor is my best friend Tiffany Bozeman, Bernice Brown a former chair of my department and Peter Simmons the owner of Evans Café

J.Darden-JonesQ:  Is Mathematics your first love?

A:   Mathematics is not my first love.  Entrepreneurship has always been my first love.  Mathematics has been a catalyst to provide a wonderful lifestyle for my family.  It has paved a road that has allowed me to live out my dreams.  Being in mathematics has also given students of color and women the opportunity to have a instructor who they can relate to and to understand that a life of a college professor is a possibility for them as well.

Q:   Who is supporting local arts and up and coming artist a huge part of owning a Coffee House?

A:    There is certain expectations when someone makes a visit to coffeehouse.  They want to feel a freedom to talk, share and to create.  The walls of a coffeehouse should talk.  At Third Perk we have filled our walls with local art work from home grown artist.  We feature one artists’ work every quarter.  The artist has the opportunity to use Third Perk as their own gallery.  It is a total win win for everyone involved.  Third Perk is filled with wonderful pieces, customers enjoy beauty works of art and the artist many times have the opportunity to sell their works.

Q:  Why are you starting a Midday Open Mic?

A:  Another important aspect of having a coffeehouse is having the ability for artist to perform.  At Third Perk we have made an opportunity for artist to take the mic and to speak freely!  Our doors have been open to musicians, songstress and poets.  Friday night has become a favorite night to catch live talent.  The third Thursday of each month a local poet host an open mic night.  This night is open to both poets and other performing artist.  We are expanding our third Thursday open mic night to an afternoon which we have named Mid Day Poetry.  I am looking to draw students from our local community college and workers from adjacent businesses to enjoy local poets share their works.  I am so excited about this.  Dayton is so full of talent and Third Perk has so many opportunities for our local talents to shine bright.

After Last Poet Standing III… Join us at the PRVLGD Lounge & Bistro !

Friday, August 19, 2016,  After Last Poet Standing III,  Please join Last Poet Standing Artist  & the Greater Cincinnati Community at Prvlgd Lounge & Bistro (downtown)!  301 W. Fifth St, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.  Edet Wettee, Thank you for being an advocate and supporter of  Poetry and Live  Jazz music! See you tomorrow!

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PRVLGD  is a truly a Beautiful Venue!

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 Information for Tickets to The Last Poet Standing III Show:

Tickets are $25.00 and are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], or at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.  STUDENT DISCOUNT (on sale now):  $15.00 with a valid student I.D.  Limit (1) discount ticket per student. Available only in person at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.

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Q:  What is your favorite movie?
A:  The Wiz” My mom took me to see it as a child and I’ve been in love with it ever since! The music, the art in the sets and background was carefully detailed and relatable to the times. it is a classic that I’ll forever share with her (RIP)
Q:  One mistake that you made and what did you learn?
A:  Not listening to my father on a particular circumstance and thinking I was able to handle it on my own, I wish I would’ve listened but it worked out anyway for the better!
Q:  What is something that people do not know about you?
A:  My live is pretty public so it is not much most don’t know, but one thing is that I HATED my name growing up until I found out the true meaning of it – (Kenyatta, Swahili – King or Great Leader) I wear it with pride now!
Q:  What is a typical day like for you?
A:  I don’t think there is enough room to type this one out! It depends on scheduling for the day! If I’m at the Firehouse, that itself is 24 hours. If I am not at the firehouse, usually I wake at 5:00am and get my day started (Emails, Phone Conferences, Music Mixes, Research etc etc) it can last a few hours or up past midnight depending on the issues at hand!
Q:  What are two joys and two challenges about being a hybrid-entrepreneur ?
A: Both are God’s gift to help someone in need – Firefighter for obvious reasons and DJ’n helps people to forget the stress and worries of the day, if only for a few minutes to relax and unwind, leaving troubles behind. The challenges are ever changing both are never the same routine twice. Firefighting constantly changes, new challenges everyday that we work. Dj’n is challenging as well, very rarely even if it’s the same crowd, no one wants to hear the same routine twice, you constantly have to scan the room and read your crowd ALWAYS!
Q:  Who are your hero’s ?
A:  My father, Mother and all of those giants who shoulders I stand proudly upon that paved a road out of nothing for me and you to connect, build and teach!
Q:  What do you love about Deejay’n?
A:  I love music, all types of music and genres, I love the way a crowd trust me in helping them forget about a bad day, week etc. I love the connection, almost spiritual that we have with music and there’s and elite number of DJ’s that understands this statement. You can play music all day long, but it’s the connection that truly makes you love this art!
Q:  Why is the art of self expression and poetry important to you?  
A:  If there is no expression, we would all be the same, and that’s not fun. Expression is the ultimate stand alone in a crowd, expression is that person that walks into the room that you want to get to know, expression says look at me, I’m different.
Poetry is the same , If everyone started poems out with “Roses are Red” then we’d be in trouble!  I love the different categories of music, art and poetry, it gives the basic need to be heard, to belong, to love, to hate and to entertain  yet there are still stones unturned, and that is expression.

Wise Plumbing Supports 3 Last Poet Standing Participants!

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It is always a great day at Wize Plumbing! For over 30 years Wize Plumbing  has serviced the commercial and residential plumbing and excavation needs of greater Cincinnati and the surrounding Tri-State Area. Wize Plumbing is also invested in the future of the next generation of master plumbers in the industry providing opportunities of apprenticeships and partial scholarships to young men interested in the field. As a family owned business our core value is to provide outstanding service and quality results. Wize Plumbing is proud to be of service and to provide service to the community.

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Wize Plumbing always wants to expand its endeavors past the service industry and support the arts. The poets that we chose to sponsor, Siri Imani, Romeo D’Nati and Tru Fiyah have all shown dedication to their art. Wize Plumbing is excited to provide these artist with the financial support to expand their opportunities in order to help them further their accomplishments in the arts.

WISE PLUMBING THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!  

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FREE WORKSHOP:  The Art of Word – Friday, August 19, 4:00- 5:30 PM  – The Aronoff Center – 5/3rd Bank Entrance

Whether you are starting out as an amateur artist or you are a professional that wants more out of your craft, it all starts with a thought for success. This workshop will demonstrate how to turn those thoughts into tangible things. In this dynamic visual concepts and imagination workshop, participants will apply concept-imaging for creativity that focuses on innovative tactics to revolutionize the way artist think, create, and perform. This creative art-themed holistic system provides the foundation necessary for artists of all genres to transcend from amateur to professional.  The holistic approach will help artists reach their full potential.  Today, more artists are learning the four elements of the human personality – body, mind, soul, and spirit – and the Natural Laws under which these artists operate to produce achievement in their craft rather than failure.  Transform your creative world with the power of ideas and application.   Attendees will be able to demonstrate artistic restructuring and concept –imaging techniques used to build a positive foundation of thought and action easily applied to everyday life for success  in business, personal development, and relationships.  This interactive  session, featuring Just Greg among the panel of presenters, will offer expert advice from those seasoned in the fields of performance & spoken word as well as DJ/radio hosting. Professionals are welcome to attend as well, and encouraged to contribute their experiences to the conversation.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available for local businesses interested in increasing their visibility while investing in the arts in Cincinnati. For sponsorship information, contact Oral Funk Poetry Productions at (937) 241-4957.
The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show has earned a reputation across the Midwest for being edgy, thought provoking, groundbreaking, funny, engaging, sexy, diverse, and spontaneous. More information and details are available online at www.tripplecroxxent.org, the home of Urban Creative Arts.
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WHO WILL BE THE WINNER OF $1000.00 & CROWNED THE 2016 LAST POET STANDING, AUGUST 19, 2016?

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Last Poet Standing III
Friday, August 19
Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater
Cincinnati, OH – Oral Funk Poetry Productions is taking the show on the road! Last Poet Standing III is a head-to-head spoken word competition which will be featured as a part of the ninth season of the Off-Broadway Theatrical Revue, The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show. See some of the greatest talent from across the Midwest perform at the Aronoff Center’s intimate Jarson-Kaplan Theater in downtown Cincinnati at 650 Walnut Street on Friday, August 19 from 8:00 – 11:00 PM. The Signature Lounge opens in the lobby at 7:30 PM, featuring live music and a full bar.
STUDENT TICKETSTickets are $25.00 and are on sale now at www.CincinnatiArts.org, (513) 621-ARTS [2787], or at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.  STUDENT DISCOUNT (on sale now):  $15.00 with a valid student I.D.  Limit (1) discount ticket per student. Available only in person at the Aronoff Center Ticket Office.
The winner of Last Poet Standing III will receive a grand prize of $1,000 and the second-place winner will be featured during the 2017 season of The Signature. This event is designed to spotlight the word-play, story-telling, fiery aesthetic of spoken word and will be hosted by DJ Vader and nationally-renowned performing artist “Just Greg.”

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“Artist often want to experience and participate in diverse projects.  Last Poet Standing III is a universal platform that crosses generational and cultural divides,”  said Sierra Leone of Oral Funk Poetry Productions. “It opens the door for everyone to come together and share the same space. It takes a lot of heart to be a part of this. Past years’ competitions have been amazing and even featured two high school students from Stivers School for the Arts [Dayton , OH]. The production serves as an homage to the spoken word genre and will be a night of exciting, fast-paced, engaging and spontaneous fun.”
JGShoot-63Host for the evening, Greg “Just Greg” Corbin, is a poet, writer, teacher, hip hop artist and community activist. He has performed across the globe from England to South Africa and shared stages with India Arie, Mos Def, Nikki Giovanni , and Saul Williams, among others. Founder of the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement (featured on the HBO program “Brave New Voices”), Greg is a socially and politically engaged artist, frequently conducting workshops in prisons and schools and tackling controversial topics including religion, the politics of education and love, bullying, racism, and parenting in today’s world
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Music will be provided by Cincinnati-based DJ Vader, who has been recognized as “Best DJ/Radio Personality” by Best of Black Cincinnati. You can hear him spinning your OldSchool favorites on Cincinnati’s 100.3, or on his podcast, WTFU Radio.
Last Poet Standing III is a great opportunity for the community to support Urban Creative Arts and Midwest performing artists,” Leone said. “It is a wonderful theatrical experience for those who love the arts and appreciate all the genres within spoken word and poetry.”
FREE WORKSHOP:  The Art of Word – Friday, August 19, 4:00- 5:30 PM

Whether you are starting out as an amateur artist or you are a professional that wants more out of your craft, it all starts with a thought for success. This workshop will demonstrate how to turn those thoughts into tangible things. In this dynamic visual concepts and imagination workshop, participants will apply concept-imaging for creativity that focuses on innovative tactics to revolutionize the way artist think, create, and perform. This creative art-themed holistic system provides the foundation necessary for artists of all genres to transcend from amateur to professional.  The holistic approach will help artists reach their full potential.  Today, more artists are learning the four elements of the human personality – body, mind, soul, and spirit – and the Natural Laws under which these artists operate to produce achievement in their craft rather than failure.  Transform your creative world with the power of ideas and application.   Attendees will be able to demonstrate artistic restructuring and concept –imaging techniques used to build a positive foundation of thought and action easily applied to everyday life for success  in business, personal development, and relationships.  This interactive  session, featuring Just Greg among the panel of presenters, will offer expert advice from those seasoned in the fields of performance & spoken word as well as DJ/radio hosting. Professionals are welcome to attend as well, and encouraged to contribute their experiences to the conversation.
The Signature is supported by the Cincinnati Arts Association, the University of Dayton ArtStreet, and DeLish Cafe Dayton. Sponsorship opportunities are still available for local businesses interested in increasing their visibility while investing in the arts in Cincinnati. For sponsorship information, contact Oral Funk Poetry Productions at (937) 241-4957.
The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show has earned a reputation across the Midwest for being edgy, thought provoking, groundbreaking, funny, engaging, sexy, diverse, and spontaneous. More information and details are available online at www.tripplecroxxent.org, the home of Urban Creative Arts.
CLICK HERE to watch Last Poet Standing III video.
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Mr. Bobo ~ A Cincinnati Business Owner – Supports 3 Poets for the Upcoming Last Poet Standing III Competition

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As a lifelong lover of the Arts and an artist myself, I have always been drawn to the magnificent art form that is Spoken Word. I am a firm believer in the soul cleansing power displayed through both the writing and sharing. I believe it takes tremendous courage to grab the mic and speak of one’s lightest and darkest secrets. To share stories laced with triumph and tragedy, others filled with humor and satire. And of course there’s occasionally those pieces packed full of unsure and/or assured sexuality.  Spoken Word Artist repeatedly “Spit” with or without conviction in dark rooms, facing few friends and plenty of strangers; all for the love of the art and the release that it brings.
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When I became aware of the Last Poet Standing competition I definitely wanted to provide an opportunity via sponsorship for a few of my favorite poets to participate. Huggy Bear Da Poet,  Symana She Speaks,  and Jugh Jefner, rank high on my list so financially supporting them was really a no brainer. It is my honor to back their quest and show them my genuine respect for what they do and the unique way in which they do it.  Hopefully one of them will bring home the win. However, even if that is not the outcome I am assured that every person in attendance will be better for having heard the heart of these poets and win, lose, or draw, that does my heart good.

I strongly urge everyone reading this to get involved with your local Art Scene. Sponsor an event, Host one at your place of business, or simply show up! Your presence is worth more than gold to those brave enough to grab the microphone and share and also to those of us that do open our doors so that this art form has a consistent platform. Believe me it cost me more monetarily to house Open Mics, karaoke, etc. but the real dividends our received in my soul and are chiseled in the DNA of my legacy, and that to me is priceless.

Thank you for allowing me to be a sponsor these three amazing Artist for this phenomenal event. I look forward to seeing who will be crowned The Last Poet Standing.

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Click Here:  For More Information about Last Poet Standing III & tickets! 

 

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WORDPLAY ~Local Cincinnati Org Sponsors Poet for the Upcoming Last Poet Standing III Competition

WordPlay is a creative learning center dedicated to transforming communities through education and innovation. The organization provides free programming to students in grades K-12 to build skills for personal and academic success so children and teens can break the generational cycles of poverty. WordPlay’s five elements of transformation are woven into each of its programs: Personal Development, Innovative Learning Strategies, Community-Building, Creative Expression, and Future Orientation. 

Lacy “Asylum” Robinson came to WordPlay at the beginning of his senior year at Aiken High School in 2014. WordPlay became a lifeline for him offering a supportive artistic community through rough times. This experience even sparked a new perspective on his stage name that previously alluded to mental health struggles, evolving into  ” I am Asylum, your Safe Place.” He quickly became an integral part of the organization’s poetry and spoken word community, working closely with WordPlay’s teaching artists Desirae Hosley and Elyse Daniel and mentoring other young poets himself. Lacy went on to win the individual competition of Cincinnati’s first annual Louder Than a Bomb youth poetry slam in 2015 from among hundreds of participants, and continues to perform and advocate for social justice through his poetry. 

Click Here:  For More Information about Last Poet Standing III  & to purchase tickets! 

$1000.00 to The LAST POET STANDING – Cincinnati Edition

SIGN-UP TODAY & Represent Your City!

OFP Productions Supported by the Cincinnati Arts Association Presents….

“LAST POET STANDING III”

Date: Friday, August 19, 2016

MANDATORY Performers Requirements:

STEP 1: Please submit a Photo of yourself and a 3:00-5:00 minute video (cell phone, youtube, etc) of yourself performing your original work. Submit the photo to ofpproductionsusa@gmail.com ATTN: LPSIII

STEP 2: You will receive confirmation that all requested information has been received.

STEP 3: You will receive notification within 48 hours regarding your participation.

STEP 4: Pay Entry Fee:  $60.00 (Non- Refundable)

Submit your requirements & entrance fee via PayPal to ofpproductionsusa@gmail.com

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Amenities Included:

All Access on event day

Green room (Food and Drinks)

Pre-event workshop available (August 19, 2016)

Video Footage in HD

Event Photography

Live Music

Guest Emcee : National Spoken Word Artist and Poet Just GREG

ROAD TRIP…. the Art of Competition Poetry is coming to the Aronoff Center

General Details DescriptionThe Last Poet Standing “Unorthodox Poetry Competition” is being produced by OFP Productions and supported by the Cincinnati Arts Association. The competition is open to all Poets and Spoken Word artists and will be held at The Aronoff Center for the Arts, Cincinnati, Ohio. A limited number of performers will take the stage to compete in a head to head competition. The performers who make it to the final will have the option to use a PROP. Yes, a prop! Your prop can be person, instrument, object, etc. Enter today to become the “LAST POET STANDING” and take home a cash prize of  ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS!

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Description of Quarterly Production: The Off Broadway Theatrical Revue known across the U.S. as The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show is a vibrant, ground breaking, edgy, thought provoking, funny, engaging, sexy, racy, diverse, and very spontaneous production.  OFP Productions scope of creation integrates authentic and ingenious expressions of all artistic genres and delivers it in one incredible astounding two hour experience.

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What’s New for Season 9! OFP Productions Returns!

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Ninth Season of The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show Kicks Off with April 29 Fundraiser and May 6 Show

Dayton, Ohio (April 14, 2016) – Oral Funk Poetry Productions will launch the ninth season of its Off-Broadway Theatrical Revue The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show with something new this year: a two-night event that includes a first-time fundraiser. Both will be held at The Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St.

Tickets for the April 29 fundraiser and May 6 season opener are available by calling 937-228-3630 or visiting The Signature’s page at www.ticketcenterstage.com. Season tickets are available.

 A fundraiser to expand awareness of urban creative arts and celebrate The Signature’s 2017 “Decade” season and educational programming will be held from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 29. The event will feature a show previewing performances from upcoming seasons, live music, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, networking and more. Tickets are $45, with proceeds supporting The Signature’s upcoming decade season and Signature Educational Solutions’ programming for youth.

“This high-energy evening will be inclusive of the greater Dayton community,” said Sierra Leone of Oral Funk Poetry Productions. “Attendees will experience our authentic Signature synergetic vibe and enjoy an entertaining show of our upcoming 2017 decade season celebration.

Next up will be “The Art of Word,” the first performance of the ninth season, held from 8 to 11 p.m. on Friday, May 6. Tickets are $25 in advance. The Signature Lounge will open at 8 p.m., with cocktails and live music, and the show will start at 9 p.m.2016 MAY PROMO v3

Emmy-nominated spoken word artist Jon Goode and Mahogany Browne of New York City icon the Nuyorican Poets Café will headline. Dayton band Vibe5 will perform its mix of genres of music from classical to jazz, polka to gospel down to hip hop and R&B. The show also will include a variety of local poets, singers and visual artists.

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Jon Goode’s debut collection of poems and short stories, Conduit, was the No. 1 African American poetry title on Amazon for 12 weeks in 2015. He’s been featured on CNN’s Black in America, HBO’s Def Poetry, BET’s Lyric Café and TV One’s Verses and Flow. His work has been showcased in commercials for such companies as McDonalds and Nike, and Goode’s play Khalas was showcased in the 2013 International Festival of Arts and Ideas. He has shared the stage with numerous artists, including Mos Def, Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Common and Jamie Foxx.

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Mahogany Browne is the author of several books, has released five albums, and her journalism has been published in numerous magazines and her poetry in numerous literary journals. She is the founder of Women Writers of Color, co-editor of Haymarket Anthology, co-founder of the Off Broadway poetry production Jam On It, and co-producer of New York City’s first performance poetry festival, SoundBites Poetry Festival. Browne has toured the world as part of the cultural arts exchange project Global Poetics. In addition, she is an Urban Word NYC mentor, as seen on HBO’s Brave New Voices; facilitates performance poetry and writing workshops throughout the country; is the publisher of Penmanship Books; and the Nuyorican Poets Café’s poetry program director and Friday night slam curator.

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July 15: Poetic Transformation and Identity

Aug. 19: The Last Poet Standing slam poetry competition

Sept. 16: Tribute to the Black Arts Movement and Nina Simone

The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show is co-sponsored by the Human Race Theatre Company. Other sponsors are Oral Funk Poetry Productions, Signature Education Solutions, WYSO 91.3-FM, the University of Dayton’s ArtStreet, De’Lish Café, Sara Ross State Farm, Hope Road. The Signature has earned a reputation across the Midwest for being edgy, thought provoking, groundbreaking, funny, engaging, sexy, diverse and spontaneous. 

More information and details are available online at www.tripplecroxxent.org, Home of Urban Creative Arts.

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The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show Primed For Season 9 2016-17

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OFP Productions Returns Ready and Primed for Season 9

No other arts organization in Dayton bridges the worlds of poetry, comedy, music, dance, sexuality, race, and other impactful forms of artistic expression like The Signature. Known across the country as The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show, this celebrated showcase will soon launch its ninth season with the purpose of expanding its brand by reaching and enlightening more diverse audiences as never before.

Season SUBSCRIPTION DISCOUNTS DURING 2016 ANNOUNCEMENT WEEK! MARCH 7-13 2016 Use Discount Subscriptions Code SigSub9  1/1 2 shows for free.

In fact, the very promising six-show lineup, accented with community-driven collaborations with the Human Race Theatre Company, legendary artist Willis “Bing” Davis, and the University of Dayton, will cover multiple venues locally as well as Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center for the Arts. In addition to a season opener festively previewing what’s in store as The Signature continues to evolve as an independent arts organization, audiences can expect dynamic performances from Jon Goode and Mahogany Browne, awesome tributes to Maya Angelou and Nina Simone, an insightful cross-generational exploration of transformation and identity, and the return of the widely popular Last Poet Standing competition.

With The Signature’s 10th anniversary season “THE DECADE ” looming over the horizon in 2017, now is the time to support Dayton Urban Creative Arts and the fantastic entertainment The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show delivers with thought-provoking edginess and skillful finesse.

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