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.
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!
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.
Aronoff Center – Jarson-Kaplan Theater
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.
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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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.
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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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org
126 N. Main St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
ATTN: Tripple Croxx Ent-LPS III
(Please notify OFPP via email that you payment has been mailed)
All Access on event day
Green room (Food and Drinks)
Pre-event workshop available (August 19, 2016)
Video Footage in HD
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 Description: The 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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Sierra Leone, 937-241-4957
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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