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JamesTop Production in Association with Art for Change Gallery, proudly presents Graffiti in El-Barrio.
 
From Saturday October 9, 2010- Sunday November 10, 2010. 
 
Location; 1699 Lexington Avenue between 106th & 107th street (in basement).
 
Opening Reception hours are 5;00PM-10;00PM
 
ARTIST:  JamesTop, Duro, DOMS, Archer, SC1, JesuSaves, KingBee, Slave, Chief 69, Sago, Noc 167, StayHigh 149, Clyde, Sien, 2Ease, Ski, Paz, IBUDU, & Joe Conzo

 

 

 

529 Manhattan Avenue, New York, NY 10027

(AS IF Gallery is located at the NW corner of 122nd Street and Manhattan Avenue on the ground floor)

 

 

Daniel Amazu Wasser

Planet Rock

 

September 11 - October 2

Opening September 11, 3-6 pm

AS IF Gallery is pleased to announce as the inaugural exhibition of its new gallery in Harlem, the first one-person show in NYC
by artist Daniel Amazu Wasser. In "Planet Rock", a series of over 40 vibrant collage works, Wasser pays homage to both the
Grand Masters of Hip Hop who were the cultural heroes of his youth, as well as to his ancestral and artistic forebearers in the
traditional African arts. In so doing he narrates some of the giant societal steps along the way – a journey of survival, uprising
and ongoing struggle.
 
Wasser explains: "Racism, its practices and history, needs to be recalled despite how much progress we have made.
We need to keep the dialogue going, keep talking until all the chains are gone!" When Hip Hop surfaced in New York,
it gave us something that our generation was craving, and we couldn't get enough of it. It was a combination of rhyme
and reason. It gave us a voice, gave us a purpose to be imaginative rather than submit to the mindless meanderings in life.
It enabled us to master our own destinies, our crafts, whether making graffiti, rhyming, DJing or breaking.
That was a time that awakened me!"
 
Identity and advocacy are crucial elements of early Rap and Hip Hop. We see the same basic promotional principles
at work in Wasser's lyrical imagery. Like collagist Kurt Schwitters, whose prototypical vocal performances were strangely
connected to the hypothesis of Rap, Wasser remixes musical and art histories with the fluidity and speed of the DJ or trickster.
Pop principles of repetition and multiplication are at play in his "Planet Rock" collages. We witness the evolution from
"I AM A MAN" to the individualistic calligraphies of the masters of the New York graffiti underground. Are Wasser's characters,
awash in 'bling', any different from the ostentation of the Ziegfield Follies or the films of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers?
They take on the guise of the urban ghetto to effect both a panacea and an escape from institutionalized racism.
The emergence of Hip Hop and graffiti was more likely to have reduced crime in New York in the 80s and 90s
than Rudolph Giulliani's addition of police to our city's streets. The viral cultures of graffiti and Hip Hop created identity
and brought power to the powerless. It became cooler to rap about gangsterism than to do it. 
 
Daniel Amazu Wasser was born in 1971 in Maine and grew up in Norwalk, CT, before moving to New Haven to teach
elementary school in the inner city. He has taken part in a number of exhibitions in his home city.
 
AS IF Gallery is a collaboration between Nicole Rauscher, fabric designer, Seth Tillett, scenographer and artist,
and Diego Cortez curator. The gallery is dedicated to their friend Sylvère Lotringer, Editor of Semiotext(e)
and the Semiotext(e) Foreign Agents Series.
 

 

For further information please contact Nicole Rauscher

+1 646 338 2140 or asif@asifgallery.com

Gallery Hours by appointment only: Wednesday - Saturday, 12 noon to 6 pm

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Wiggles in LA and Vegas!
"Popping Workshop" and "Popping Contest"
No Judges! "the CROWD DECIDES the WINNER!"
Register @ www.mrwiggles.biz
Workshop & Cotest $35
Workshop $30
Contest $5

Los Angeles
Evolution Dance Studios
August 28th 7-11pm
4200 Lankershim Boulevard,
North Hollywood, CA
,(818) 754-1760
$35
Buy Now

Las Vegas
Studio One Dance
September 5th 3-7pm
7925 West Sahara Avenue,
Las Vegas, NV
, (702) 878-8804

$35
Buy Now

 

ERIC FIRESTONE GALLERY PRESENTS

"DOWN BY LAW"

AUGUST 14TH - SEPTEMBER 26TH 2010

 East Hampton's Long Island N.Y

BLADE, MARTHA COOPER AND HENRY CHALFANT

WILL BE SIGNING SUBWAY ART BOOKS 6PM TO 9PM

 

 

 

    

 

GRAFFITI NYC

So were super excited about the show! We've created 2 online flyers.... the one for the opening on July15th is the one we have been emailing to all the collectors, family, and buyers...we really are trying to keep that day "red carpet" like and are trying our best to make sure we dont have knuckle heads show up ..,sooooo  we created a flyer for a "second" event on July 17th that is going to be even crazzzier. The July 17th event is the one that we have been sending out to the graff/street world and is open to the Public... We have FRANK151 celebrating their 10 year anniversary and Jamestop will be filming and celebrating his 10 year anniversary as well... Hennesy Black is sponsoring that event along with Babygrande Records and Ihiphop, Frank's Chop Shop,Frank151 and NYKINGS. Ive attached the 2 flyers and the press release. Please dress your best and give us your best. Lets sell some artwork and elevate this graffiti of ours!!! We sent out over 7000 invites to Benrimon's top collectors all over the world, pretty much EVERY gallery in NYC, etc... Thanks again, you guys have been beyond amazing!!

 

July 17th event
On Saturday July 17th, 1HUNDREDB's Are1 and Dia, The Benrimon Contemporary, Franks Chop shop, NY Kings, Babygrande,will present a Jamestop Production extravaganza to celebrate The 10th Anniversary Party of Graffiti NYC TV. For the past decade, NYC has been blessed with urban art culture know-how via James Top’s legendary show, Graffiti NYC TV. The program airs every Sunday @1:30 a.m. on Manhattan’s cable television channel 67. This event will concurrently celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Frank151’s Frank Book, a quarterly publication heavily art-focused and jampacked with global trends on the forefront of urban aesthetics. Frank151 will provide party goers with the latest issue of their magazine Chapter 41: The Seventh Letter with a special feature surveying the scope of Los Angeles based Seventh Letter crew. This event is promoted by Frank’s Chop Shop, Frank151’s flagship L.E.S. barbershop. Babygrande will keep the party pumping with the latest hip hop sounds as we give out freebies including Graffiti NYC DVDs along a backdrop of live art freshly created all night long by NYC's finest street artists. Invited guess include Jamel Shabazz, Joe Conzo, Fab Five Freddy, Danny Simmons, Ralph McDaniels, Grand Master Caz, D.J Disco Wiz, Charlie Ahearn, Henry Chalfant, NOC167, TRACY168, INK76, SONIC, 2ESAE, SKI, NEA, BAMA, and every major graffiti artist repping NYC. Music provided by D.J. Kenny Riff and D.J. Ronnie Romance. 
You must RSVP to this event, email your full name and details to: graffitinyctv@gmail.com

 

 

June 27: Who Can Roast the Most 12 NYC

Who Can Roast the Most 12 NYC


WHO CAN ROAST THE MOST? 12

returns to New York City!

DJs include
Swan...John Swan
, Casey Mace'Em & J-Sonic


WCRTM? Exhibition Battles featuring

Sweet Lu vs DVS (X Fenz)
Rocism (Supreme Beings) vs Mach 3
Chem (Floor Obsessions) vs Ookie (Repstyles)
Lil Tony(Zebra Mob) vs Knuckles (Repstyles)
Floor Phantom (Ready to Rock) vs Flave 1 (Supreme Beings)
Hannibal (360 Flava) vs Samo (Step Fenz)
Meen 187 (Dynamic Rockers) vs Metal(Repstyles)
Atlas (True Aggresions) vs Tata (Breaks Cru)
Bounce vs Macca
And more to be announced! Exhibition battles begin at 8pm.

PLEASE GIVE!! Bring Shoes and Clothing Donations for Tiny Toones Cambodia tinytoonescambodia.com all donations go towards Third World children in need.

For more info: 
calinfernandez@gmail.com or 347.482.9276

Please visit:
http://www.breakernyc.com

Sunday June 27, 2010
4pm -11pm

2 on 2 B-Boy/B-Girl battle for cash prize starts at 5pm sharp!!

The Broad Street Ballroom
41 Broad St.
Betw. Beaver St & Exchange
New York NY 10004

ARRIVE EARLY!
$15 day of
 $10 extra per video camera

View This Youtube Clip!

Trains
2, 3, 4 or 5  to Wall St.
J, M, or Z to Broad St. 
R to Rector St.

or try
hopstop.com/?city=newyork for best directions!

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Since 1999, Who Can Roast The Most? has grown to be recognized as a premier B-Boy/B-Girl battle, acclaimed as a "MUST" by dancers and enthusiasts in Miami and beyond. The event has been traditionally produced by Ground Zero Crew, the Miami-based, world renowned B-Boy crew. The event has been held for over a decade in multiple venues including South Florida, Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Sunday, June 27th returns to New York City for its 12th installation.

The event derives its name from the terminology used when a dancer or crew are out-done in a battle, or lose in a competitive dance situation: "Oh you got roasted!" Indeed, Who Can Roast the Most? boasts its exceptional popularity among the global B-Boy/B-Girl community, for its unique formula and approach. It has come to be recognized as the ultimate in One-on-One battles, staying clear of the well tread contests that are ubiquitous among the scene, by bringing together a cast of characters drawing from talent pools from opposite geographical locations culminating in an energetic experience of stylistic dynamism. The best B-Boys and B-Girls in the East or South East face off against the best in the West and Mid-West. Participants undergo a grueling 10 rounds of competitive dancing where their talent and stamina are tested to their limit. All in ALL, the event promotes excellence in performance, without seeking to declare one of the sides Victorious! That's Right! There is NO Winner announced to add to the hype, and the event features NO JUDGES. Fans do vote online for who they want to see perform. And what they consider to be dream matches, and "Who Can Roast the Most?" turns them into a reality!

 

PRESS RELEASE

 

5Myles Gallery and Educated Voices

presents

  BROOKLYN RETROSPECT EXHIBITION

Saturday, July 11, 2009 

 

Photography and Art Featuring: Giselle May, Wayne Winston, Flint 707, Gibran K. Brown, Tron Warren, Vince Hunter and introducing Ramon "Redeem 1" Trevino

 

 

 The State Of Hip Hop discussion

Old School to New School

 

Panel and Dance Cipher

Hosted by The  Lovely Jae Michaels

 

Count Coolout, Al Boogie, Lord Jamal of Brand Nubian, Rich Mo,  Lock A Tron John, Paula Perry, Bama of The Ex Vandals, Lil Cease, Fast Break, The Dynasty  Rockers, DJ Grand Wizard Shake, Super Rhymes, Stiz- Noza, DJ Jase Jase, Keir, Ms Ganja of 97.5, Queen Earthly, DJ Ace, Tron of the Almighty Circuit Breakers and more..

 

Time: 4pm

Admission: Free

Place: 5myles Gallery

558 St. Johns Place.  *   Brooklyn , NY 11238

www.fivemyles.org

 

 

http://www.kellyparra.com/graffiti.php

 

 

DONDI WHITE 10TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION

MAY 7th

RSVP ONLY MORE INFO BELOW!

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Relations Contact:
JacQueline M. Mestre
TOMA Public Relations
646 418 6699
TOMA_Image@yahoo.com

JAMES TOP & Writer's Bench
-- present --

 

Legendary Graffiti Artist/Icon DONDI - 10th Anniversary Reunion

@ Hostos Community College in the BX (the borough where Hip Hop was born!)

 

Thursday, 5.7.09 - 6pm-3am
(6-10pm @ Hostos, After-Party immediately follows)

 

Live Performance by GRAND MASTER CAZ (Sugar Hill Gang used HIS lyrics) & Music by DJ DISCO WIZ (1st Latino DJ of Hip Hop)

HONORING:
- STAY HIGH 149 - Legendary Graff Artist
- FROSTY FREEZE (posthumously/RIP) Legendary B.boy/RocksteadyCrew
- SPOONIE GEE - One of the earliest rap artists (Take it off,The Godfather, Spoonin'    Rap, love Rap, etc)
- HENRY CHALFANT - Photographer/Filmmaker (Subway Art, Spray Can Art & 

Style Wars)
- ELINOR TATUM - Editor, Amsterdam News (the oldest and largest Black-owned

  newspaper in New York City , and one of the oldest in the country founded by the

  Tatum family)
- amongst others...

Art will be exhibited by very prolific writers in the world of Graffiti including KEO, PART, DOC, ARCHER, DOMS, KING BEE, VASE, JOEY, OUI, MUSA, GLI 167, HOPE 391, LAVA, BAMA, MERES, BEM, TATU, GANO & a Special Guest

Complimentary HORS' DE OEUVRES & BEVERAGES will be served

-- The event @ Hostos is Family-Friendly so Youth & Children may attend and are encouraged to participate w/ RSVP. The After-Party, however, is Adult-only --

CAPACITY IS LIMITED - NO COVER 4 BOTH EVENTS

-- RSVP is STRONGLY suggested for Guaranteed Entrance & ID IS REQUIRED -- This event is NOT open to the General Public –

 

AFTER-PARTY: will immediately follow @ 1 of Harlem 's quaint, hide-away Jazz Clubs

 

St. Nick's Jazz Pub
773 Street Nicholas Ave @ 149th St
Harlem, NY 10031
http://www.stnicksjazzpub.net

(the BX19 bus from Hostos will take you right to St. Nicks & 145th St, then a very short 4 blk walk)

Please FORWARD, SHARE (by posting to your Social Network Sites) & INVITE your Friends/Contacts

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DONDI: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lO1pbRbyKDI

FOR MORE INFO ON THE HONOREES:
http://stayhigh149.com/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxueAc2J1EI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aze1njK-yhs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP-3T12mBxM
http://www.myspace.com/spooniegee
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elinor_Tatum
http://www.at149st.com/chalfant.html

LINKS 2 ADD'L EVENT & CULTURALLY RELEVANT INFO:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SgvJY9xxcA
http://www.myspace.com/stylewars

THERE WILL NEEEEVVVVVEEEERRRRR B A TIME LIKE THESE!!!

IRT: 2/4/5
BUS: BX1/BX19 -> Grand Concourse & 149th Street
Hostos is directly across the train & bust stops

MAP of Hostos:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=450+Grand+Concourse+%40+149th+St%2C+Bldg+%22C%22%2C+Room+C-151%2C+New+York%2C+NY

 

FOR MORE INFO ON THE EVENT: see flyer attached

 

JacQuelìne M. Mestre
[T
Ò
MA] Image
marketing
~ communications ~ representation

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TOMA_Image_Group

http://WBAI.org - 99.5 FM ~ Independent, Commercial-Free, Truth & Justice Radio

 

 

 

The exhibition "Le TAG au Grand Palais" will take place in Paris from 27 of March to 26 of April. We would be glad to welcome you in the Grand Palais on Thursday the 26th at 6.30 PM. A guest list with all the name artists +1 will be at the entrance. We suggest you to arrive early because we are waiting for a lot of people.

 Cathy Mairet Chargée de production Tel : 06 10 69 87 95   www.tagaugrandpalais.com

 

 

 

 

PARIS.- By commissioning works from the foremost graffiti artists, Alain-Dominique Gallizia has compiled - and continues to compile – the most important painted record of what was, until now, an ephemeral art. Now 300 works have been brought together for an unprecedented project in the history of Art, shown in a world-first exhibition at the Grand Palais.
From the street to the Grand Palais. For the first time ever, this art sauvage is being shown at a Paris cultural institution, in the south-west gallery, undergoing restoration, on the first floor overlooking the nave. This new gallery provides an exceptional 700 square metres of space under the glass-panelled roof of the Grand Palais.
Tags, in which the artist signs their nickname or street name adjoined to their house number (Stayhigh 149, Tracy 168 and many more), first appeared in the 1960s in the US, and were brought to wider public attention on July 21, 1971 when The New York Times ran a seminal story on the tag artist Taki 183.
After the simply-drawn letters of tags came graffiti. This aerosol art sparked a new style of calligraphy, a worldwide cultural challenge, and heated competition between graffiti artists. This new art form was brought to France from New York in 1983 by Bando, who wrote his name on walls around rue du Bac, the birthplace of Parisian graffiti art. From the Stalingrad Métro station to the Louvre, walls old and new around the city were soon covered in art by Skki, Jayone, Spirit, Psyckoze and others.
Each of the 300 works in this exhibition comes from an encounter between the leading T.A.G. (Tag And Graff) artists and Alain-Dominique Gallizia, who has spent the past three years in a constant quest for the last art form of the 20th century. They show how the artists, who were all actively involved in shaping this project, intend leaving an indelible trace of their talent.
All the works follow a unifying and threefold principle: the same format (a horizontal canvas in two parts measuring 60x180cm), the same theme (on the left the artist's signature, and on the right an open interpretation of the theme "Love") and if possible produced in Alain-Dominique Gallizia's studio in Boulogne-Billancourt, which he opened to the artists. The (some would say crazy) objective is to create a comparative record, both artistic and historical, instantaneous and eternal, of this movement.
The Gallizia collection speaks volumes about the energy on the street, where every nationality can express itself from the American pioneers and European stars to the up-and-coming generations in Korea (Reach), Iran (Isba) and Brazil (Nunca). Bubble letters, cloud letters, block letters, chromed signatures, restyled and freestyle cartoon characters… the works at the Grand Palais form a unique and multiple panorama of styles and colors.
Alain-Dominique Gallizia is an architect with a passion for graffiti who grew up between Paris and Provence. He opened his agency in 1984 in Boulogne, specialising in homes for clients who are in many cases also collectors. A chance encounter with a graffiti artist spraying a fence around the site he was working on inspired him to gather traces of this ephemeral street art by inviting artists to leave their mark on history on a two-sided canvas that will never be erased.

Retrouvez le TAG au Gand Palais sur myspace et facebook.


 

 

 

 

NEW BOOK RELEASE ON - MAY, 2009

GRAFFITI KINGS BY JACK STEWART HITS STORE MAY 2009

"SUBWAY ART"

25TH anniversary

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER

 

This is the 25th anniversary of Subway art.It is 17"long & 12" wide & the centerfold opens 37".Blade will be in London at the Book signing for Thames & Hudson with Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfant May 2009

JamesTop Productions & St. Nicks Pub Presents
GRAFFITI 2008 "CHRISTMAS NITE BASH"
The Graffiti Art Community invites everyone to come and enjoy a Christmas Nite to remember, with Art, DJ Music, Live Performance's, Special Appearances, Raffles, Giveaways, Food, Refreshments and more.
 
Place: The St. Nicks Jazz Pub 722 St. Nicholas Avenue @149th. Street
Date: December 25, 2008
Time: 7PM-4AM
Admission: Free
 
Art by: JamesTop, Nic-707, King Bee, Oui, Jesus Saves, Keo, Vase & Others
Special Invited Guest: Tracy168, FDT 56, Lava, Kaves, Clyde, Flint 707, Lil Soul 159, Fargo, Tatu-Xmen & Joey TDS
Featured Performance by: Life Long Plus, Dark Matter Featuring Bama, Patty Duke & Reph Star, TD4, LB the Lyrical Blaster, Dutchess & many more.
DJ Music by: DJ Kid 56 & DJ Mike J
Air Brush by: DOMS KOC
For More Info Contact: Jamestop@ 917-361-5483 or jamestop2007@yahoo.com
Directions: ABCD trains to 145th. Street Station
 

 

 

 

COPE2

 

presents

TOP OF THE LINE

A collaboration event, featuring some of the most influential and inspiring artists from the pop art, contemporary, and graffiti art scenes.

@

THESHOWROOMNYC

from December 4th - 9th 2008

Opening Reception Thursday, December 4th, 7:00PM - 11:00PM

FUTURA - internationally acclaimed graffiti artist, graphic designer, and gallery artist. Known for his beginnings on the New York Subway and distinctive abstract approach to graffiti art, Futura's artwork has been involved with The Clash, Mo' Wax Records, Nike, John Mayer, and many more. Futura also designs and produces highly collectible toys and has his own successful clothing line-FUTURA Laboratories.

SHARP - a graffiti artist, started in 1978 and was active on the New York Subway trains through the 1980's. His canvases sometimes combine sexual images and women in a collage with his graffiti. Sharp has built a successful career for himself in art and entertainment.

COPE2 - graffiti artist from the South Bronx, with worldwide recognition for his works on the New York Subway system, his throw-ups (bubble letters), and billboard ads. The self-proclaimed "King of the 4 Line", Cope2 has been featured in movies, a Marc Ecko Video game, GTA IV, and has worked with Converse, PRO-KEDS, TIME Magazine and most recently ADIDAS Original.

SHEPARD FAIREY - contemporary artist, designer, and illustrator who emerged from the skateboarding scene and became known for his "Andre the Giant Has a Posse" sticker. Shepard's namesake has only grown with the recent artwork he did for the Barack Obama Presidential Campaign, including the famous "HOPE" poster. He also is known for his works in film, album work, gallery exhibitions, and guerilla marketing.

FAFI - Born and raised in France, her strong presence in graffiti and fine arts was first witnessed on her hometown walls in 1994. Her sexy, funny, and sometimes aggressive girl characters kick-started a whole new graphic language by exploring feminism through stereotypes launching her into the international art scene. Fafi has had numerous collaborations with Colette, Adidas, LeSportSac, Coca-Cola, M.A.C cosmetics.

SILOETTE - residing in San Francisco, her graffiti art and paintings mostly portray vibrant, colorful, and ornate female portraits. Siloette is a fine artist and illustrator who has a modern art style and has done works for billboard ads, clothing, commercials and snowboards.

REVOK - based in Los Angeles, his graffiti art can be seen in some of the most inaccessible spots across the world. Revok's renowned street art has influenced many artists, who seem to often mimic his work, causing him to adapt and reinvent his methods. Last year, he modified a billboard ad for a Takashi Murakami exhibition at the L.A Museum of Contemporary Art. Murakami saw photos online and loved the new version so much he had it removed and shipped to Japan for his personal collection.

CAN2 - graffiti artist from Germany, Can2 has had a presence in the street art scene since 1983. Possibly one of the most famous writers from the StickUpKidz, his artwork has been in exhibitions all over the world. In 1998 he developed 20 new spray paint colors and can designs focused on the needs of graffiti artists.

RON ENGLISH - a contemporary pop artist, Ron's work involves changing iconic corporate and popular brand imagery to share his own message. He is known as the "celebrated prankster father of agit-pop"and has targeted McDonald's, Joe Camel, and even Abraham Lincoln. Recently, Ron created "Abraham Obama", his combination of Barack Obama and Abraham Lincoln for the 2008 Presidential Campaign. His artwork has been displayed in galleries all over the world and Ron actively writes and records his own music as well.

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Saturday, August 30, 2008:
Joshua Ivory presents
"Legends of Style" Exhibit
Alphabeta 70 Greenpoint Ave Brooklyn NY 11222
feat. legendary NYC subway graffiti artists of the 70's & 80's.

Opening: 7pm - 12am. Exhibit runs through Sept. 26, 2008.

 


"Among the multitude of writers (aerosol artists) from the 1970's & 80's, only a certain percentage understood the science of "breathing life into letters". These artists gave letters rhythm and a purpose. Not only were these legendary writers capable of producing highly stylized letters, they were also masters at adorning them with hypnotizing colors and unimaginable schemes and themes. True kings of their craft, they helped revolutionize the scene with a graphic lean! Their work assaulted the senses to the point where you can taste the colors, smell the composition and feel their artistic fury. Having them all in one exhibit is practically overwhelming and invokes high anxiety in any hardcore writer or supporter of the culture."  
-- POPMASTER FABEL   RSC, TOW, UZN, TC5, TDS  
Press Contact: Joshua Ivory
phone: 914.882.1166
email: joshuaivory@hotmail.com
 

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OLD TIMERS DAY @ 5 POINTS JULY 19TH 2008

On July 19th. We will be getting together for our annual old timers day at 5 points in Long island city.  So come on down to paint or hang if you choose. Remember bring paint.  So let your people know about it and lets all have a great time.   I hope we have the pleasure of Easy One playing his music and James Top and Kap One rapping to the beat as always.  Another thing, Ziggy (Oui) will be bringing his grill.  So if any of you would like to bring hot dogs, hamburgers or vegetarian food bring it on down too.  Ice would be good too.  Again as you see I am just the messenger, so if you need to know more contact Ree2 (ree2mta@yahoo.com).  If you can’t get him then write to me.   Want to thank meres for giving us the wall for that day.

Frankie D.

FDT56

 

 
Sunday June 22. 2008  33third Los Angeles & mid city arts Present:
BOMB IT DVD Release Party & signing. Featured artists from the movie Painting Live at 33Third Include CHAZ BOJORQUEZ, POSE2, MEAR ONE, CHOR BOOGIE, FRAME, AND MORE.  Director Jon Reiss will be in attendance. Free Bomb It Stickers and Posters,  BBQ & All Cans On-Sale (Montana, Belton, Alien, Sabotaz, The Beat, & More $4.99 & $5.99)
 

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CHAZ BOJORQUEZ

As a boy in the 1950's Chaz Bojorquez experienced "placas", the graffiti tradition of Mexican-Americans living in East Los Angeles. Dating back to at least the mid-1930's, Placas (or plaques) were much like a role call, symbols of territorial street boundaries and pledges of allegiance to one's neighborhood. Not a gang member himself, he started his career tagging in the L.A. riverbed. He is acknowledged as one of the first modern writers to take graffiti out of the 'gang' context and into a mural/art context

A master calligrapher, he is world renowned for his development of the old English based font known as West Coast "Cholo" style writing. His zoot-suited skull icon, inspired by Mexican folk art and the Aztec tradition, is known as Senõr Suerte (Mr. Luck) and has been adopted by individuals as a gangster image of protection from death. His work has been exhibited throughout the world and hangs in top museums including the Smithsonian and The Los Angeles Museum of Art.

After more than decade of tagging in the streets in the 1970's and early 1980's he came to a deeper need to understand the motivations behind this modern art form. In 1979 he embarked on a 3 year round-the-world journey, visiting 35 countries to study how graphics and letters describe culture. This exploration led him to ask: Does graffiti art have intent, purpose, cultural identity, history and unity? Who owns the public space and who has the right to speak and be heard?.

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POSE II IS MR. MAXX MOSES
 
As an original member of the world famous FX CREW, one of the most recognized groups of international graffiti artists in the world, Pose has propelled his style and influence outside the stars and stripes of the United States.  Amsterdam, Belgium, Paris and Japan have all been blessed with murals and exhibitions from this deep brother. A "prophet of self-education", he describes his mission as, "to change the negative point of view held by critics who lack any real insight about graffiti and the impact it has on the world."
 
In 1976 he adopted the tag Pose II and graffiti art became the cornerstone of his style. Pose II presently co-owns and operates an art gallery "Living In Perfect Style" where international artists and designers are featured. He is part of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, which holds the record for the most murals painted in any city throughout the world.

The original Members of the FX Crew are Per One, Pose II, Cope II, King Bee, Nomad, Serve, T-Kid. They were the first to start spraying on the school yard in Webster Ave. within the Bronx. Pose II and Per One came up with the Name FX standing for effects. There was no leader within the crew so that new members were accepted by a democratic vote. Criteria such as name recognition and personality were most relevant.  Over the course of the next 2 to 3 years more writers were accepted to join. At around 1994 the crew consisted of the following members: Per One, Pose II, T-Kid, Cope II, Ces, Clark, Snow, Sub, Poem, King Bee, Serve. In the summer of 1996, Daim and Hesh came to New York and were introduced to the FX Crew by Poem before being accepted as members just as Loomit had been affiliated with the crew by Poem even before that. In 2002 Peeta from Italy and Duck from Belgium joined.

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MEAR ONE (33THIRD RESIDENT ARTIST)

 
Our Monthly Resident Artist Mear One is one of the legendary figures of Los Angeles graffiti culture, famously known for his often-political street graffiti art. Commonly referred to as the 'Michelangelo' of graffiti, Mear One is commonly associated with CBS (Can't Be Stopped - City Bomb Squad) and WCA (West Coast Artist) crews. As a graphic designer, Mear One has designed apparel for Conart, Kaotic, as well as his own Reform brand. Mear One has done album covers for artists like Limp Bizkit, Busdriver and Daddy Kev.

In 2004, Mear One joined artists Shepard Fairey and Robbie Conal to create a series of "anti-war, anti-Bush" posters for a street art campaign called "Be the Revolution" for the art collective Post Gen.  Together they placed more than 1,500 politically charged posters around Los Angeles, "kicking the political-street-art scene into overdrive." Mear One believes that if there is no dialogue, then the painting has lost its purpose and only serves those who can afford to mix art and leisure. Instead, he creates art that serves the people.

Growing up poor in Hollywood, being bused from one broken neighborhood to another, shaped Mear One's vision allowing him to witness a wide range of graffiti and urban murals. The public nature of graffiti immediately captivated him because it created a place where he found acceptance by rebelliously expressing himself, and he became a member of the infamous CBS (Can't Be Stopped) Crew. Today his graffiti and fine art continues to illuminate his dissattification with big business, war for profit and injustice in society.

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CHORBOOGIE

 
Though Chor Boogie uses spray cans to create his art, he insists that he is worlds away from his days of tagging for street cred-whether or not that stance appeals to the hipsters who view his art. He describes the evolution as a movement away from vandalism to the fine arts of aerosol, a world that creates rather than diminishes, proposing a positive approach to the world rather than a negative one. Never a letter form man, Chor Boogie's characters range from soulful, deftly shaded portraits to happy, smiley flowers, with geometric elements adding up to half-hidden faces, and a huge eyeball or two to encourage you to see.

Chor Boogie has stated that there is spiritual love for what I do, an approach based more in feelings than in thought. There is no color he doesn't use, he says, as he creates a wide range of forms using an inverted spray can technique, which slows the pressure of the paint and creates denser,richer tones. And though it would seem that not limiting his color palette could result in an almost violent barrage of hues and forms-within-forms, Chor Boogie has developed a sense of order in his layers of work.

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FRAME
Frame started writing graffiti in the fall of 1983 and continues to paint to this day. Although not as active as he once was in the streets, he believes that to be seen as a graffiti writer, he still needs to be out there in the trenches from time to time to keep things real for himself.

Frame started out with some of the most influential writers back in the early days such as Charlie from the Down To Kill crew (DTK), Dream (SMD), Crime aka Rick One from the Los Angeles Bomb Squad and founder of Kill To Succeed crew (K2S), Defer K2S, Prime K2S, Miner of the West Coast Artists (WCA), Risky WCA, Chase of the Under Cover Artists (UCA), and Geo One of Todays Writing Artists (TWA).

In 1988 Frame started painting with Charlie DTK and the both of them started a campaign of train, freeway, and yard painting through out the Los Angeles area and by 1990 they were producing about 500 pieces a year between the both of them.

Also in 1988 Frame along with help of several others started organizing the first of several Graffiti Art events of it's kind in Los Angeles. The "Los Angeles Graffiti Art Expo" was a huge success and eventually the event grew to over 3000 attendees by 1993. Writers and artists from all over the world made it a yearly event to attend.

Currently Frame now organizes a similar annual event now called the "West Coast Graffiti Party" and since the first one back in 2006, the event is growing and soon will become the largest event of its kind in the Los Angeles area. Plans for WCGP 2008 are in the works now.
 
COME JOIN US ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON @33THIRD FOR THE OFFICIAL LOS ANGELES BOMB IT DVD RELEASE PARTY & SIGNING...
 
SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2008   12-5PM
 
Featured Artists from the movie Painting Live at 33Third Include: CHAZ BOJORQUEZ, POSE2, MEAR ONE, CHOR BOOGIE, FRAME, AND MOREDirector Jon Reiss will be in attendance.
 
**FREE BOMB IT STICKERS & POSTERS WILL BE GIVEN OUT**
 
++FREE I EVERYONE WELCOMED I FOOD++
 
SOUNDS PROVIDED BY: DJ LORD RON & DJ SEIICHI
 
LOCATION:
33THIRD LOS ANGELES
5111 W. PICO BLVD.
LOS ANGELES CA. 90019
INFO: (310) 694-3460 & 33GHOST@SBCGLOBAL.NET
 
 
     

**ALSO ON-SALE AT 33THIRD LOS ANGELES SUNDAY JUNE 22, 2008 12-5PM**

  • (Spanish) Alien Art Concept Paint - SALE PRICE! $4.99
  • (Spanish) Montana Hardcore - SALE PRICE! $4.99 
  • (German) Montana Black - SALE PRICE! $4.99
  • (German) Montana Gold Paint - SALE PRICE! $5.99
  • Molotow Belton Paint - SALE PRICE! $5.99
  • Sabotaz Paint - SALE PRICE! $4.99
  • Forever In Control Ink Refill - SALE PRICE! $9.99
  • OOZE Ink Refill - SALE PRICE! $9.99
  • GUSTO Ink Refill - SALE PRICE! $9.99
  • 25% OFF ALL REGULAR PRICED MUSIC - ONE DAY ONLY!
  • 10 CENT DOLLAR BIN VINYL (10 FOR A $1) - ONE DAY ONLY!
  • Bomb It (NEW) DVD SUPER LOW PRICE - ONE DAY ONLY!
 
33third Los Angeles I Mid City Arts I Thaformula.Com

 

SUNDAY MAY 25. 2008  33third los angeles & mid city arts Present:
T-KID, MEAR & VYAL LIVE PAINTING @33THIRD LOS ANGELES
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THE NASTY TERRIBLE T-KID 170

 
T-KID (or Terrible T-KID 170) is a well-known graffiti artist from the Bronx, New York. He first got his start during the 1970s, tagging the name "King 13" every time he'd win a challenge, performing daredevil tricks on swings in local parks. He was a short lived member of a gang called the Bronx Enchanters, who would mark their territory by tagging walls and hanging red converse shoes on all of the light poles. As well as The Renegades of Harlem, where he learnt how to really paint trains. He is the president of TNB (The Nasty Boyz) crew and ex-president of TVS (The Vamp Squad), one of the most notorious New York graffiti crews. T-KID is still active and his work can be seen in the Bronx as well as around the world. He is also a member of MAC crew from Paris. T-Kid was originally asked to be the narrator for the Hip-Hop documentary Style Wars but he declined.
 
More recently T-Kid has appeared in Marc Ecko's 2006 video game, Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. Also in the book "The Terrible Nasty T-Kid 170," which chronicles the artist's life from childhood to the present and features pictures of his work by graffiti photographer Henry Chalfant.  He was also a member of the MOTUG collective (Monsters of the Unda - Ground) that included Futura, Doze Green, Ces, Ghost, Ewok, Toofly, NYC Lase, Dizmology, and Shepard Fairey.
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MEAR ONE

 
Mear One is one of the legendary figures of Los Angeles graffiti culture, famously known for his often-political street graffiti art. Commonly referred to as the 'Michelangelo' of graffiti, Mear One is commonly associated with CBS (Can't Be Stopped - City Bomb Squad) and WCA (West Coast Artist) crews. As a graphic designer, Mear One has designed apparel for Conart, Kaotic, as well as his own Reform brand. Mear One has done album covers for artists like Limp Bizkit, Busdriver and Daddy Kev.

In 2004, Mear One joined artists Shepard Fairey and Robbie Conal to create a series of "anti-war, anti-Bush" posters for a street art campaign called "Be the Revolution" for the art collective Post Gen.  Together they placed more than 1,500 politically charged posters around Los Angeles, "kicking the political-street-art scene into overdrive." Mear One believes that if there is no dialogue, then the painting has lost its purpose and only serves those who can afford to mix art and leisure. Instead, he creates art that serves the people.

 
ON A SUNDAY AFTERNOON...
 
NEXT SUNDAY MAY 25, 2008   12-6PM
Legendary NYC Graffiti Artist The Nasty Terrible T-Kid & Legendary Los Angeles Graffiti Artist Mear One Will Be At 33third Los Angeles On Sunday May 25th Painting Live, Along With:
 
VYAL ONE & MORE...
 
**A LIMITED AMOUNT OF T-KID CANVASES & MEAR POSTERS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE**
 
++FREE I EVERYONE WELCOMED I FOOD++
 
SOUNDS PROVIDED BY: DJ LORD RON & DJ SEIICHI
 
LOCATION:
33THIRD LOS ANGELES
5111 W. PICO BLVD.
LOS ANGELES CA. 90019
INFO: (310) 694-3460 & 33GHOST@SBCGLOBAL.NET

 

King Uprock Dynasty Rockers
Music Producer Boxing Instructor

It will air on February 16 and 17 depending your city you live. But for does who don't get this channel. I will put on you tube so every one could view a great interview by the OG rockers. It will show and prove the REAL history and work that I have share to every one about the dance call Rock aka Uprock. Many other from Brooklyn may have a part of this dance . But I will share the history of Bushwick Brooklyn. Answer that need to be told about RubberBand and the years of the rock. Peace to everyone The time has come when we have gotten our opportunity to share the history of the dance The Rock AKA Uprock. I have found the first OG Rockers from the late 68-70's. Plus the second OG rockers when Crew started in the mid 70's. February 16 or 17 2008 at 3pm or 4pm. Please check for the nearest station in your TV listing. You can go to www.americanLatino.tv to find out when the program is air. Thanks for ever one support.

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KCPN

My TV

33

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Anchorage

KYES

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5

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Austin

KEYE

CBS

42

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KERO 

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CBS

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WPWR

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WKTC 

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CBS 

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CBS

10

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16 

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Flint

WNEM-DT2

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5.2

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KMPH

FOX

26

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FOX

36

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KGJT

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27

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XRIO 

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WCTX

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59

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CBS

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KVTV 

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13 

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KVTV

CBS

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KVTV 

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WJMN

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WVBT

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IND

27

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KMIR

NBC

6

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CBS 

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KASW

CW

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ABC

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ABC

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CW 

30 

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WRDC

My TV

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KTVN 

CBS 

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KTVN

CBS

2

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My TV

35

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WDBJ - DT

CBS

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WREX

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13

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FOX 

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KFTY

IND

50

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KCOY

CBS

12

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KVOS

IND

12 

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KXII

My TV

12.2 

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KXMN/KXLY

My TV

11

SAT 2:00 PM

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WGGB 

ABC

40 

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KNLC

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24 

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WFLA/WFLA-DT

NBC

7/8

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WIBW

My TV

13

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WIBW

My TV

13

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Tri-Cities

WJHL

CBS

11 

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KWBA

CW

58

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KSAW

ABC

51

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KSAW

ABC

51

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WTVX

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KSCW 

My TV

47 

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47

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ABC

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35

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Yuma-El Centro

KYMA-DT

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11.2

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Ken Swift - Beginners B.Boy/B.Girl Classes at Morocco Studios Manhattan NY.

First Class February 6th, 2008.

B.Boy Dance Pioneer Ken Swift will be conducting beginners fundamental B.Boy/B.Girl classes at
Morocco Studios in Manhattan every Wednesday from 545pm to 7pm.

** Please Bring indoor shoes**

$17.00 per class - $160 per 10 - class card

Peridance - Morocco Studio
6 West 20th. St. 2nd. Fl.
NY NY 10003

1 212 505-0886

B.Boyin/B.Girling, also known as Breaking”, is an incredible dance with a rich South Bronx history. It is a dance directly inspired by intense break parts within songs that have percussive drum and instrumental sections. Its movements are in response to these breaks and involve rhythm,style, character and body control.  Ken Swift, known as one of the most influential B.Boys in the history of breaking will be taking students on a traditional, fundamental and philosophical approach to the art of Breaking. This is an introductory fundamental workshop, but will challenge and
fine tune the skills of advanced dancers as well.
www.breaklife.com
 

 

Cope2, Cornbread, Blade & T-Kid will be in Reading Pa. from Dec.7th - Jan 2nd.

 

IF YOU WANT YOUR EVENTS POSTED PLEASE E-MAIL>> dciasales@excite.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Press Contact:
JacQueline Mestre
TOMA Image
TOMA_Image@yahoo.com
646 418 6699

Event Contact:
Ken Swift
BreakLife/RockLife
7gemsnyc@gmail.com
718 486 3337


Film Release & Launch Event ~ VII Gems Dance Documentary,
"The Rock"
Thursday, November 15, 2007, 6:30pm
Cafe 1 Hope Restaurant, 1 Hope Street, Williamsburg, BK, NY

The film will be screened and attendees are welcomed to discuss, mingle and eat while DJ Forrest GetEmGump spins the classics that inspired Rock - the dance…so come enjoy a night of film, eats and phat beats all with mad flavor!


November 2007 ~ NY, NY -- The VII Gems Rock Division, Breaklife Studios and Cafe 1 Hope Restaurant [formerly Brooklyn Sole] invite you to the release and screening of the new VII Gems documentary, "The Rock", Thursday, November 15, 2007, 6:30pm at Cafe 1 Hope Restaurant, 1 Hope Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. The film tells the story of the birth of the VII Gems Rock Division and the regrouping of some of NY's original Rock dancers from the 1970's and beyond. It documents the continuation of a movement with a rich legacy that up until recently existed only on the fringes of Hip Hop's dance culture. A movement driven mainly by its pioneers - those who at the age when most dancers of other genres' careers are ending are giving Rock new life.

A well-edited documentary with a masterfully mixed soundtrack of classic anthems, "The Rock", centers around the dance [also known as Uprock] - a soulful, competitive street dance, which by the late 70's had developed its own identity as a serious dance form. Synchronized to the rhythms of Soul, Rock and Funk music – while influenced by Salsa and Latin Hustle as well - it consists of freestyle movements, foot shuffles, turns, spins, sudden body movements called "jerks" and hand gestures called "burns". The Rock started in the streets of New York by dancers at block parties, clubs and anywhere else urban youth would go "do their thang".

Brooklyn Sole, a bar/lounge opened in 2004 in Brooklyn, was that present day space for Breakers [aka "breakdancers"] and Rockers. It was the raw arena for a series of events where an energy and mood developed that had not been seen or felt in NY for many years. The events and subsequent documentary, "The Rock", prove to be rays of hope for the preservation and future of this traditional NY underground dance. Produced and Directed by Ken Swift and Mike Toes, Executive Produced by Burn 1 and Inferno Entertainment, the film features pioneer B.boys and Rock dancers Burn 1, Ken Swift and Mr. Loose ~ and introduces traditional Rock dancers from Brooklyn: Nako Avatar, Spice 1 Paydro, Eve Rock and Lil Star.

Thursday, November 15, 2007, 6:30pm, come to Brooklyn with an appetite for dance, culture, fun and food - check out the film, grab a bite and then vibe to the classic sounds selected by DJ GetEmGump.

All Ages ~ No Cover ~ RSVP: 7gemsnyc@gmail.com or 718 486 3337

FOR MORE INFORMATION on this event and BreakLife/RockLife Classes or to view a Trailer and Video Clips:
http://www.breaklife.com or http://www.myspace.com/breaklife


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LOCATION
Cafe 1 Hope Restaurant
1 Hope Street [corner of Roebling, 1 block South of Metropolitan]
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

TRAIN
From Manhattan: L to Lorimer, walk 3 1/2 blocks West on Metropolitan
From anywhere else in the 5 boroughs: http://hopstop.com

MAP & DRIVING DIRECTIONS
http://maps.yahoo.com/broadband#mvt=m&q1=hope%20and%20roebling,%20brooklyn,%20ny&trf=0&lon=-73.957922&lat=40.713956&mag=2

ADDITIONAL LINKS
http://www.forrestgetemgump.com/
www.myspace.com/forrestgetemgump
http://www.watchdance.com/view_video.php?viewkey=d1db1d2e5e7a07da55b2 <- Planet B.boy Film Premier, TriBeCa Film Fest 2007
http://www.TomaImage.com

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The principals of Inferno Entertainment, Cafe 1 Hope Restaurant and Ken Swift Productions/BreakLife/RockLife are original members of a childhood crew from the late 1970's called The Young City Boys (YCB). The YCB crew exemplified graffiti, b.boying, mc'ing and dj'ing as forms of creative expression while growing up in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Breaklife realizes the true importance of positive creativity through expression and carries the tradition of positive competition within the elements of Hip Hop and dance culture. Breaklife does not support gangsterism, misogyny, drugs or violence. Inferno & Breaklife see Hip Hop Culture as a creative outlet and believe that negative street lifestyles have nothing to do with the concept of being a part of real Hip Hop Culture. The goals of Breaklife are to continue in the preservation and education of Hip Hop Culture, while embracing the idea of having fun and enjoying these art forms.

The VII Gems staff members at Breaklife Studios have practiced their respective dances for over 30 years and their techniques encompass the original concepts and philosophies of B.Boying and Rocking in NYC.




JacQuelìne M. Mestre
[TÒMA] Image
marketing ~ communications ~ representation

http://TomaImage.com

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TOMA_Image_Group

http://WBAI.org - 99.5 FM ~ Independent, Commercial-Free, Truth & Justice Radio

THE WALLS BELONG TO US

 OPENING RECEPTION DEC. 13TH 7-10PM

PRESENTS

PART ONE TDS

OPENING RECEPTION DEC. 13TH 7-10PM

TUFF CITY STYLES

650 FORDHAM ROAD

BRONX NY

WWW.TUFFCITYSTYLES.COM

 

Chicago Artists Month Theme - “Creative Alliances”



The Artwork & Projects of Erik DeBat aka Risk



   MB Gallery - 407 N. Elizabeth

   Art Walk - Art Institute of Chicago Patrons & Collectors

   Thursday, October 4th - Personal Invitation Only



   Lumpen Times / Co-Prosperity Sphere - 3219 S. Morgan

   101 Paintings Show - Friday, October 12th - 7pm - 12pm



   University Of Hip Hop / Gallery 64 - 6400 S. Kedzie

   Denim Dilemma: The Original Canvas Show

   Friday, October 12th - 7pm - 12pm



   Revolution Tattoo & Art Gallery - 2221 N. Western

   Blood, Guts, & Gore Annual Halloween Show -

   Saturday, October 13th - 8pm - 12pm thru November 15th



   Space 900 - 1040 W. Huron

   Boombox: The Collabo Show - Friday, October 19th & 26th - 7pm -11pm



   The Funky Buddah Lounge - VIP Room - 728 W. Grand

   The Friday Nite Jam - The Twilite Tone - Video & Visuals by Risk

   Friday, October 19th - 9pm - 2am



www.erikdebat.com

www.myspace.com/risk1abc

 

"Da Movement"  JUMP OFF!!!! At Columbus Park  Sat, Sept 8, 2007... 6pm
to 10pm MULBERRY ST. & BAXTER ( BELOW CANAL ST.)

The street culture is taking over the world and it all started in
NYC. And were here to make sure the true funk doesn't get twisted!!!
AND!! We're here to make a difference in this world with this Joint
that's a Fundraiser for Invisible Children & Paradox's
project:Restoration (for eating disorders) 75% of the proceeds go to
the charities and 25% will go to keep "Da Movement" dropping true "NY
SCIENCE"!!!

  Everyone and everything from OBEY, TATS CRU, RUNWAY SHOWS & MODELS
FROM FORD, BELLA, CLICK, Q, B1 MODELS,POPMASTER FABEL RSC ,TOOFLY, QA,
DP ONE, LIVE PERFORMANCES BY THE LORDS, BEATBOXER ENTERTAINMENT,
WILDLYFE, CONQUEST, A BROKEN CODE, 25 PAIRS OF KICKS EXCLUSIVELY
DESIGNED FOR THE EVENT BY JB CLASSICS & NYC LASE ($500 PER PAIR)
CALLED "DA ZEBRAS!!!". 300 TOYS($20) EXCLUSIVELY DESIGNED BY TOY CUBE
FOR THIS FUNDRAISING EVENT. AND 100 GIRL & GUY TSHIRTS EXCLUSIVELY
DESIGNED FOR THE CAUSES BY: OBEY, MILITREE, BY HAND CLOTHING, SHADOW
PLASTIC. ($60) MASS APPEAL MAG, VAPORS, TOOLS OF WAR,
KINGSOFNEWYORK AND MORE, MORE & SO SO SO MUCH MORE!!! EXPECT THE
UNEXPECTED!
$20.00
Update

BHHF - LONDON JULY 5,6,7

Frieze Box has been going well despite the attempts of the heavens trying to scare us off with frequent bursts of rain. So far we've enjoyed the skills of MNKY. Ashab, Snub, Sinna, MN, Word To Mother, Alfa, Dan Lish, Req and Foundry. The box is going to be outside the Brighton Central Library in Jubilee Square (weather permitting) every day until Sat 14 July. There's more great artists to come so come down and check it out.

Friday night we had the one Fresh Styles film screening that we managed to save. The Graffiti Night Special. A series of shorts and promos were followed by Style Wars Revisited and Bombin, before the almo0st full house was treated to an exclusive Q&A session with the legendary Duro CIA who flew in especially for the festival from NYC.

The next day some of Europe's best graffiti crews descended upon Brighton's New England Quarter to join Duro in painting just over 100m of the building site hoardings.

On Sunday we had the amazing Battle Jam. A whole day of excellence in all the physical elements of Hip Hop. We had crews from all over the UK and some artists from as far as Japan and Australia showed up to demonstrate their skills.
Across the board all the performances were very high and the atmosphere was positively charged. Big thanks go to Spencer and the Born To Rock crew for organising and hosting the event so well.

So all in all it's been a pretty hectic time for our small but dedicated team of volunteers who have been there every step of the way. So mucho thanks go out to them.

We'll put some photos up as soon as we get more than 5 minutes to spare.

Thanks also to all the people who have attended the events so far and shown their support for the festival

 

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