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UrbSlam Names 2015 National Team

UrbSlam Names 2015 National Team

After 9 months of poetry slams, writing workshops, in-season tournaments and more than 70 performances by over 20 poets, four poets emerged from UrbSlam’s Final Stage as representatives for St. Louis at National competition. The 2015 UrbSlam St. Louis team consists of two veterans, Salena Burch (formerly Poeticslang), now in her third year on the…

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UrbArts to Send VerbQuake  to Brave New Voices

UrbArts to Send VerbQuake to Brave New Voices

On April 18th, 2015, Northside-based nonprofit UrbArts awarded Kirkwood’s High School poetry slam team K-Word with a second VerbQuake team championship during the organizations fourth annual youth poetry slam tournament. K-Word scored 112 points out of 120 possible.   Unlike previous champions, K-Word will represent the St. Louis region at an international youth poetry slam…

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Money.Power.Respect: Hip Hop History, Fashion, & Beauty

Money.Power.Respect: Hip Hop History, Fashion, & Beauty

Dr. Chajuana Trawick & UrbArts present an exhibition that connects the efforts of independent hip hop designers to Annie Malone using informational panels, textiles, and the paintings of Roland Burrow.  Accompanying the objects on display are programs that explain those linkages and show that acquiring money, power, and respect in the fashion and beauty industries…

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