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The Final Four Poetry Slam

The Final Four Poetry Slam

The St. Louis Poetry Slam presents the Final Four. The top four poets will compete for a spot on the St. Louis Poetry Slam team and compete at Southern Fried Poetry Slam. Admission is free. Top poet wins $100.00 cash prize sponsored by Forged Fitness.

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UrbArts Premiers 15-Minute Set from Sahara Sista S.O.L.S.

UrbArts Premiers 15-Minute Set from Sahara Sista S.O.L.S.

At 6:00 pm CST, UrbArts premiers a new 15 minute set from 2021 UrbArts award winner Sahara Sista S.O.L.S. in commemoration of the org’s 20th anniversary. Titled “Around 8.15,” this is an online series featuring artists who are a part of UrbArts and helped shape the org’s legacy. See the whole set on YouTube by…

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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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