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Urban Hang Suite

Urban Hang Suite

Over 20+ years ago, UrbArts started as an open mic created by MK Stallings featuring the talents of James Biko (known back then as DJ Needles). For one night, Urban Hang Suite returns with special feature Sahara Sista S.O.L.S. and beats curated by James Biko. Buy tix here. 

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Urban Hang Suite featuring Sahara Sista S.O.L.S.

Urban Hang Suite featuring Sahara Sista S.O.L.S.

Over 20 years ago, MK Stallings organized his first poetry set. He called it Urban Hang Suite after the classic Maxwell album. Ultimately, he viewed the event as foundational to what would become UrbArts. To mark the org anniversary, MK is bringing it back. Details on this event are still unfolding but a key part…

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UrbArts Announces the 2021 St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate

(ST. LOUIS Monday, January 11, 2021) — The 2021 St. Louis Youth Poet Laureate is Grace Ruo, a 17-year-old native Kenyan and Hazelwood West High School senior. UrbArts will host an induction ceremony online and in person on January 18th to commemorate the federal holiday and observed birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr at 1:00…

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