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Monthly Showcase to Feature “Acoustic Soul Poetry”
Dayton, Sept 1, 2014 – Oral Funk Poetry Productions will host the third show in the seventh season of its Off Broadway Theatrical Revue The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show at The Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, September 26
Advance tickets are $20 and are available by calling 937-228-3630 or visiting http://www.ticketcenterstage.com. Season tickets also are available, and subscribers receive 15 percent off single ticket prices, priority seating, an invitation to attend an exclusive meet-and-greet with artists and more.
This vibrant monthly showcase features spoken word poetry, along with an array of forms of self-expression, including visual art, drama, dance and music. The September event, dubbed “Acoustic Soul,” will feature one of today’s most in-demand spoken word poets.
Headlining the show will be Tony award-winning spoken word artist Georgia Me, also known as “The Queen of Spoken Word,” she also has appeared on She had made multiple appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, featured on TV One’s Verses and Flow, as well as BET’s Lyric Café and Monique Show.
Joining Georgia-me will be the Acoustic Soul-Song and poetry of Leon Timbo, who has appeared on BET’s Music Matters Timbo’s just-released Introducing Leon Timbo EP on Riverphlo fulfills the artistic promise a bevy of industry heavyweights have seen in the guitar-toting virtuoso. On elegant, guitar-driven and piano-accented “What Took You So Long,” for instance, Timbo’s gentle voice delves deeply in to the spiritual connection a man feels toward the live of his life.
Timbo explains,“There’s something bigger than me, bigger than you that’s connected us. It’s just taken us this long to find out what it is. It’s about the idea that our relationship is bigger than surface and that because it’s bigger than surface, nothing surface should be able to deter us from our future.
In addition, Cedric Easton and his Acoustic Soul Blend will perform R&B, funk and creative tunes. Easton began performing percussion professionally with the Chad Eby trio and Bobby Floyd. He has also had the opportunity to record and perform with national and international artist such as Roy Ayers, Richard Galliano, Kenny Banks, Dorinda Clark-Cole, Detrick Haddon, Marvin Sapp and many others. He is a percussionist with an authentic flavor of jazz, soul and funk.
“We are excited to continue our seventh season and continue our partnerships with the Human Race Theatre Company, University of Dayton’s ArtStreet, and Wright State University” Leone said. “This show will be an exciting mix of acoustic creativity and talent sure to inspire, enlighten and entertain”.