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The New UrbSLAM Logo is Here

The New UrbSLAM Logo is Here

UrbSLAM has now added a new logo for its 2013-14 branding efforts. Designed by Urban Artist Alliance logo designer Melshonda Lowe-Dobbins, the UrbSLAM logo incorporates the fleur de lis symbol used in the St. Louis City flag.  UrbSLAM t-shirts will soon be available on slam nights beginning in January 2014. UrbSLAM is currently holding a monthly competition to…

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JayLuvve takes the UrbSLAM Season Opener

JayLuvve takes the UrbSLAM Season Opener

The third season of UrbSLAM opened August 30th and 2012 champion JayLuvve took first place. Nearly fifty people turned out to watch six poets compete $50 and points toward qualifying for Final Stage in April 2014. Newcomer Sista Sols took second place and received the only perfect score and standing ovation of the night. Recent…

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Louis ConPhliction releases Get Away

Louis ConPhliction releases Get Away

Host of UrbPoetry and UrbSLAM 2013 champion Louis ConPhliction released a visually stunning video titled “Get Away” that showcases his lyrical and vocal talents. Directed by Cory Lampkin, this nearly four minute video focuses on Louis as he rhymes and sings into a microphone. While a fairly standard image for any performer, the effect Lampkin uses on…

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Chris Ware Wins Moorish Fest Slam

Chris Ware Wins Moorish Fest Slam

Chris Ware is rolling. After making the UrbSLAM 2013 team and taking second at Saint Louis Poetry Slam in July, Chris won the annual Moorish Festival slam in North St. Louis.  With the wind at his back, Chris eyes a return to the UrbSLAM team slated to tour Southern Fried Slam, Rustbelt, and Slam nations….

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RAC Offers Year-Long Artist Fellowships

RAC Offers Year-Long Artist Fellowships

The Regional Arts Commission is offering ten St. Louis-based artists fellowships of $20,000 apiece to winning applicants. On RAC’s website, they posted the following statement: To foster and invest in the careers of St. Louis artists of all disciplines by providing funds to allow for more time and space to study, reflect, experiment, explore, practice,…

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New Format for UrbPoetry

New Format for UrbPoetry

Call it water for poetry. UrbPoetry is offering a new element in Legacy’s 14th year of Friday night poetry. After the DJ spins and the band plays, poets are invited to perform poems without a host introducing them. This is a shout-out to Legacy’s early days of Spoken Word Groove where the host would open the…

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The Last Poets Comment on Trayvon Martin and Hip Hop

The Last Poets Comment on Trayvon Martin and Hip Hop

Current members of the Last Poets found themselves addressing controversial comments from founding member Dahveed Nelson about hip hop and the murder of Trayvon Martin. Abiodun Oyewole, of the Last Poets, responded with a statement of his own through Allhiphop.com.  Umar bin Hassan and Jalal Mansur Nuriddin released a statement yesterday responding to Dahveed’s suggestion that hip hop “collaborated”…

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