Late Night Music, Comedy, Dance & More From Africa-Centric Theatre Co. MPAACT
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The last date listed for MPAACT: Solo Jams was Saturday March 1, 2014 / 11:00pm (Marsha Estelle).
*January 31, 2014 at 11:00pm: Living LaBelle – A Tribute to Patti
*Dawn Bless performs an hour long song fest, in tribute to one of the greatest performers of all time. You’ll hear hits such as “Lady Marmalade,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” “New Attitude” and many more.
February 1, 2014 at 11:00pm: Proyecto Manigua (Bomba Salve & Caribbean Goodies)
A night of Puerto Rican Bomba, Dominican Salve, and other Caribbean goodies brought to you by members of Africaribe, Bompleneras, Nuestro Tambo, and Chicago Afro Beat Project, under the direction of Charly Barbera.
February 7, 2014 at 11:00pm: Brandon Markell Holmes (The Experiment)
What happens when a person dismantles the very nature of their being? He /she cuts into the very essence of who they truly are. Separating each defining fiber into beakers of decomposition, leading them to a visceral understanding of who they truly are. This is an experiment of how different life and artistic experiences can inform an individual’s entire perspective of themselves and the world around them. This is the experiment of Brandon Markell Holmes.
February 8, 2014 at 11:0*0**pm: Bril Barrett (The Tap Jam)*
Chicago’s Premier tap dance company, M.A.D.D. Rhythms, brings you a night of raw, rhythmic percussion and taptastic expression! When the sun goes down, the tap madness begins! Tap Legends like John Bubbles, Baby Laurence, Sammy Davis Jr., Gregory Hines and The Nicholas Brothers serve as the inspiration for the rhythm! While Jazz, R & B, Gospel, Hip Hop, African and World create the musical landscape by which the rhythm travels!
February 14, 2014 at 11:0*0**p**m: Orron Kenyatta (What Ever Happen to Officer Friendly?)*
Orron Kenyatta’s unique take on socio/political relations employing a series of poems/vignettes and real talk.
February 15, 2014 at 11:0*0**p**m: Truth & Consequence*
May 20, 2009 after 25 years of entertaining a carefully chosen well selected group called “all the people he has ever met so far in life” Brian “B.Self” Self decided to go pro and become a professional comedian. Brian began honing his comedic talents as a young boy attending Catholic schools on the West and South-sides of Chicago, where he was known for “roasting” friends staff and administration so bad that some victims would eventually seek legal action. B.Self has performed on comedy stages throughout the city of Chicago such as Jokes and Notes, Laugh Factory, Second City and has been featured in TBS JFL and Chicago Sketch Fest. Ask any veteran Chicago comedian or comedy lover and they’ll tell you smart money is on “B.Self” to win BIG.
February 21, 2014 at 11:0*0**pm: Evelyn Danner (Whats Love got to do with it)*
What’s love got to do with it? Everything! Every song I know, and you know is about love. And no, I am not talking about sex. Every song has a story, at least the ones worth singing. Come join me and hear some of my favorite love songs. I will sing about lost love, found love, agape love and maybe even muskrat love. Love is a many splendor things, that you find on a two way street and is better than anything!
February 22, 2014 at 11:0*0**pm**: **Joshua Torrez: Inward to 8Track *
The moment you’ve all been waiting for. Brand new music from Joshua Torrez. He will be performing world premier material from his new collaborative album ‘8Track’. Be the first to hear what this ambitious artist has been conjuring up.
February 28, 2014 at 11:00pm: Miguel Lepe (Talking to Myself)
“Talking to Myself” is a show about communication through the eyes of Miguel Lepe, Jr. and the characters he’s created based on friends, family and different phases of himself. These characters will take you through embarrassing job interviews, friend-zone moments and awkward sex. Miguel uses sketch, improvisation and video to express his views on how we all communicate differently these days, whether we are talking to loved ones, friends, employers or even ourselves.
March 1, 2014 at 11:0*0**pm**: Marsha Estelle (Big Butt Girls and Other Fantasies/The Remix)*
Trapped by hot-flashes, varicose veins and that “middle-aged middle”, Marty longs for her childhood on the south-side of Chicago, where all she cared about was listening to James Brown, dancing with her father, and developing into a “BrickHouse”! Using humorous flashbacks and music, Big Butt Girls…takes us along on a hilarious and touching ride with Marty as she uncovers true beauty and the meaning of self-love.