The Unleashed Open Mic at Copper Blue

Hosted by: LadyVee DaPoet

Feature Artist: King Shakur (Charlotte, NC)

Live Music provided by: Guest Drummer, Cj Duane &

Piano Player, Terrance J. Wilson

 

Doors open /free street parking begins: 7:30pm
Show: 8-10pm

$5 Admission: open mic performers & audience

Calling all Singers, Musicians, Spoken Word Artists, Conscious Hip Hop Artists, Actors/Actresses with Dramatic Monologues, and all lovers of Quality Creative Expression! It's time to get UNLEASHED!

Our feature spoken word artist for March is King Shakur from Charlotte, NC. Check out his bio below:

K.I.N.G. (Knowledge Intelligent Nubian God)

King is a fun loving poet, activist, mentor, lover, fighter, and everything in between. Born in Dallas, TX and raised in the South Dallas neighborhood, he is currently residing in Charlotte, NC. He wrote his first poem at 12 and his first performance was in a Baptist church, at the age of 17, when a lady that saw his unique gift for the art made him get up in front of his peers and showcase his talent. Since then he has been dedicated to helping people young, and old find their voice, and encourages them to give it to the world, because, “we all have a story to tell”.

He says, “from the baby in the womb to my brothers locked in the beast’s tombs, to the fatherless sons, to the sista whose heart is on the run, these are the people for whom I write for, and every day I pray that my words can do them justice”. King has written over 300 poems. He has been a feature performer in over fifteen states, competed in Southern Fried Poetry Slams in New Orleans, and the National Poetry Slam in Chicago as a member of Columbia SC’s first Poetry Slam Team in 2003 and New Danger Poetry Slam Team in 2009, and 2010. King opened for Amiri Baraka @ Wake Forest University and was featured at Rust College in Holly Springs MS at the National African American Student Leadership Conference, with Dr. Sonja Sanchez. He is the founder of S.T.R.U.G-LIN LCG and President of the New Danger art Collective, and a voting member of Alternate Roots. He is Co-founder and executive producer of Ladypalooza, an all female art showcase celebrating the lives and work or women, which has been held on the last Saturday of March since 2003, in Columbia SC, Norfolk VA, and for two years in Charlotte NC. An author of 3 books…That’s My Soul Talking, A Field Slaves’ Dream, A Slave Masters’ Nightmare, Nakupenda: 143, and a chap book, My Soul Talks…Sometimes I listen. He was recently publish in Anthology of African American poets, by the University of South Carolina and he continues to host poetry workshops for teens, and tour poetry venues in the US.

K.I.N.G. Shakur [masked]

[masked] www.ytheycalluking.com

 

Copper Blue is located between Peachtree and Pryor Streets downtown Atlanta across from the downtown courthouses one block from Five Points MARTA Station. Currently, it's a cafe/lounge event space that offers a sophisticated time with eclectic friends!

See YOU at Copper Blue! :)

 

**This is a 'LadyVee Productions' event**

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  • Tiffany NaturallyNubian T.

    S/O to Lady Vee and all the Artists that graced the Stage.. Enjoyed Sharing my Views and Connecting with the Audience. Thanks for all of your Love and Support Family!!

    2 · March 25, 2013

  • denise

    This was a great event, I loved the poets and artist they were awesome

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • Marja M.

    Entertaining! Need to Screen the singers first tho!lol

    March 24, 2013

    • LadyVee D.

      Glad you enjoyed the show...if I "screened" the singers, it wouldn't be an "OPEN" mic....lol

      2 · March 24, 2013

    • Marja M.

      You're right! Everyone gets an A+ for their confidence and great showmanship! Really enjoyed myself!

      1 · March 24, 2013

  • LadyVee D.

    Updated Open Mic Performance List:

    * Vitamin D
    * Kevin Guru
    * MindofaLeader
    * Vincent Fears
    * TRU
    * Naiesha Delaney
    * Mr. Swagnificent
    * Brian McCrae
    ---------------------------------
    * Feature: King Shakur
    ---------------------------------
    * Ahmad Blair-Brown
    * Nubian
    * Loet the Poet
    * Unorthodox Speech
    * Randy Allen
    * 3-D
    * TJ Nicole
    *Sparatic General
    *Theresa tha Songbird

    ~>Artists Not listed in order of Performance

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Vincent F.

    Fantastic

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Randy A.

    LadyVee, thank you for another amazing event filled with energy and artistic talent! I am awed by the creativity of the artists you bring to your open mics. King Shakur was absolutely phenomenal!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • devonteevans

    Had a Blast!!! Thank youuuuu Lady V!! A great Host to have. I enjoyed every one.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • devonteevans

    Once again I had a Blast!!! I Love being around Beautiful ppl.

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • Toocoolibra

    This was a fun and entertaining event. I enjoyed a lot if the artist's works. Looking forward to the next one.

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • LadyVee D.

    I've said it once, it's time to say it again...the Luv I get from the audience members and performers at this show...mannnn, this show right here?! I am very VERY proud of everyone for supporting this show and giving your all on stage. Hosting this show is a joy to me and I luv the fact that everyone enjoys the effort each and every month. :):)

    3 · March 24, 2013

  • Tish H.

    This was a joyous occasion, because God has truly blessed this event. (It's Passover by the way!)

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • Curtis H.

    The atmosphere was charged with the expectation for pure artistic creativity & the microphone was the lightning rod that kept attracting that energy.
    A torrential storm of amazing expressions of life through art.

    3 · March 24, 2013

  • She R.

    This event was amazing! Really enjoyed myself!!!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Naiesha D.

    Had so much fun! Unleashed my inner beast lol....until next time :)

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • MindofaLeader

    Great as always energy was electric people of intellect and class

    2 · March 24, 2013

  • She R.

    The show was amazing! Can't wait until next month! Blessings!

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • Reginald C.

    excellent

    1 · March 24, 2013

  • April

    Had a great time. Will def return.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Mychele

    I love it. I've been looking for sown thing like this and the opportunity to meet new people.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Talisa B.

    Great poetry! Will be back!

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Ahmad B.

    I appreciate the platform! Gotta do it more! Until then follow me on instagram and twitter! @SunOfPharaoh

    2 · March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    went to dinner at 1830 and got sick....something really doesn't agree with me. have a ball and next time.

    March 23, 2013

  • Mychele

    I'm here and excited about tonight.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • LadyVee D.

    UPDATE: OPEN MIC LIST is now FULL!! :)

    March 23, 2013

  • Ahmad B.

    Im teady to enjoy and put on a great show! See yall tonight

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • melissa y.

    Are there any spots left to perform?

    March 23, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Not feeling well. Will have to miss tonight. Will look forward to the next meet up.

    March 23, 2013

  • Marja M.

    We can just pay at the door....no ticket needed if u RSVPed right???

    March 23, 2013

    • LadyVee D.

      Yup...$5 admission at the door for audience members and performers.

      March 23, 2013

  • LadyVee D.

    UPDATE: One Spot Left on the Open Mic Performance List!

    March 23, 2013

  • August

    Work beckoned...

    March 23, 2013

  • Ayanna

    Was hopping to be up to coming out but I am still fighting bronchitis... I better stay in tonight

    March 23, 2013

  • Ree

    Got called for a gig this eve, won't be able to attend. Look forward to making the next one!

    March 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Disappointed I won't be able to make it afterall, sounds like fun...most definitely next time

    March 22, 2013

  • LadyVee D.

    PLEASE NOTE: If you RSVP'd "YES" to this event and the possible rain or any other reason will prevent you from actually attending, PLEASE update your RSVP to "NO" before 5pm tomorrow afternoon. Thanks!! :)

    March 22, 2013

  • Vince

    Please let me know if another spot is available.

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Jazymine

    Sorry something came up, im sure the show will be a blast

    1 · March 22, 2013

  • Mychele

    Glad to hear it will be in doors. Lol....look forward to the event.

    1 · March 19, 2013

    • LadyVee D.

      hahaha you know how some folks can't get their hair wet. :) We gotcha covered!

      March 19, 2013

  • LadyVee D.

    UPDATE: The weather forecast for this Saturday is talking about 50 & 60% chance of Rain. Don't worry, folks! The Unleashed Open Mic will be held INSIDE Copper Blue! :)

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Kay F.

    Finally getting out!

    2 · March 18, 2013

  • Jessica F.

    Hello Everyone I am excited about being apart of COFFIE...I read somewhere there was a waiting list for the Saturday night event. Which means (all hope is not lost). How do I get on it is the question?:)

    March 18, 2013

    • LadyVee D.

      ohh I see what you mean. The "wait list" is for the performers on the open mic list. The open mic list for stage time is FULL. Audience members can still RSVP and come to the event. :)

      March 18, 2013

  • Jae R.

    I'm there this week and I'm ready to throw down

    March 18, 2013

    • Tish H.

      Funny! LOL. Can't wait for this one, excited!

      1 · March 18, 2013

    • LadyVee D.

      I know, right?! hahahaa

      March 18, 2013

  • devonteevans

    What will I SAY? What will I DO? What will I WEAR? Only TIME has a CLUE! :) I'm so looking 4ward to being "Inspired"

    3 · March 18, 2013

    • LadyVee D.

      look at you Vitamin D...already rhyming wayy before the event! hahaha See ya Saturday!

      March 18, 2013

  • Pamela S.

    I am in much need of a night like this

    2 · March 18, 2013

    • LadyVee D.

      it's going to be an awesome show of live entertainment! :)

      1 · March 18, 2013

  • Tunde O.

    Can i get on the open mic list

    March 18, 2013

    • LadyVee D.

      at the moment, the open mic list is Full. Same rules apply though, if someone that signed up doesn't confirm their spot (check in with me by 8pm on Saturday night) their spot is "up for grabs" for another artist.

      March 18, 2013

  • Robert B.

    Always a great time! Looking forward to it.

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Nikki

    can't wait!

    2 · March 16, 2013

  • LadyVee D.

    THIS JUST ADDED!: Live Music provided by Guest Drummer, Cj Duane & Piano Player, Terrance J. Wilson!

    Don't miss the show...We AIN'T REWINDING!! :)

    2 · March 13, 2013

  • Ashley

    Looking forward to another great event!

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Shadé

    Please add 3D to the List!!:)

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • LadyVee D.

    (re-counting...okay) UPDATE: ONE SPOT LEFT on the Open Mic Performance List!

    March 11, 2013

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