May 28, 2020, 7:30 pmCity Winery, 650 North Avenue Northeast, ##201, Atlanta, GA
Host: Royce Hall Royce Hall (Chinyelu Alimayu) is an Atlanta based recording artist, performance poet, author, actor/screenplay writer, multi-instrumentalist, MC, vocalist, composer, songwriter, arranger, activist and public speaker. As an actor, Royce can be seen as a lead character in stageplays and series/films such as Zora! Let the People Sing, Beyond Betrayal, Lying In Bed, See Me, Seen, Refracted Reflections, Eden's Garden and much more. As a music artist, he is currently finalizing his sophomore EP series, FIFTH: Dapper Liberation. Over the years, Royce's infectious live performances have afforded him opportunities to open for artists such as Brian McKnight, Talib Kweli, The Floacist, KRS One, K. Michelle, Donnell Jones, MuMu Fresh and many others. His matrimony of words and sounds is an undeniable experience that draws his audience to him. As a writer, he released his first book of poetry, Rioting At Dawn, in 2015 and his second, Poetix, in 2018. He is also a 2016 Black Trans Advocacy Rising Star and GA Voice 2017 Best of Atlanta award recipient (Live Performance Artist). Royce is an alum of FAMU (Florida A & M University) where he studied Animal Science/Pre Vet Medicine and minored in Music. Def Poet: Abyss Peabody Award winning POET/Musician/EMCEE. As seen at The Jimmy Carter Library! Creative Loafing's Spoken Word Artist of the Year (2013), the 1st Poet on 106th and Park. (AJ & Free)The ONLY Poet on a CD with PRINCE (RS2 Rhonda Smith) the Gospel Choice Awards (12th Annual) I appeared on HBO Def Poetry twice 3x 2nd Season of BETJ Lyric Cafe, Motivational Speaker, Who's Who Black Atlanta 2019/202 Poet - Lacey Green Lacey Green, a New Jersey native knew at an early age she had a profound love of the arts. At the tender age 4, Lacey was hired for her first commercial and stage play, which gave her the confidence needed to develop her natural born skills. In 2014, Lacey received a supporting roll in an independent film called Driver Directed by Yucef Mayes which was entered into many film festivals in including the African American Film Festival. Growing up around a family of professors and teachers, Lacey values education as she received her Bachelors in Marketing in 2016. Lacey continues to educate herself (she is quoted saying, "Learning Never Stops,")as she has trained under many vets in the entertainment world that include, Grammy nominated actress Natalia Livingston (General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, etc), Grammy nominated Producer/Vocal Coach Wokie Stewart (Keith Sweat, New Edition, Etc) , and completed a full Meisner intensive program with Drama Inc's very own working actor Dustin Lewis (Ozark, Sleepy Hollow, The Resident, etc). In 2018 Lacey moved to Atlanta Ga, to continue her pursuit of acting and hopes to be a household name in the near future. Lyricist - November The Bronx Very Own, November, the music industry's newest Unsigned Independent Recording Artist, Songwriter, lyricist, actor, all around talented entertainer and; performer. November kicked through the door as an Independent Artist performing throughout New York City's underground scene starting in early 2015. With Witty bars, punchlines, slick catchy hooks and thought provoking metaphors, he's quickly noticed by many, both mainstream and underground. November, is a TRUE artist. He paints lyrical pictures providing you with a look into being honest with yourself, relating his stories of struggle as they transform into success stories. A lyrical perfectionist, November feeds his talent with daily writing and guides his success with hard work, faith, and passion. As November continues to perform and interview in the Atlanta area, promoting his current single "No Pressure" that is being called PRESSURE by fans and listeners. With high praises and all positive reviews, the future of November and this song looks bright. Some of November's biggest performances to date were, (Jan 2018) at Sounds of Brazil (SoB) in New York, The famous HardRock Cafe in downtown Atlanta, Apache, as well as City Winery in Atlanta. November aims to deliver while maintaining the true essence of hip hip, with Dope hooks, true stories, and beats that KNOCK. November shows hope in times of hardship, through his music, showing others can do the same. November's slogan is "November's Coming", and one way or another, he is. Vocalist - Antoine Jacquard Antoine JaQuard (whose birth name is Antoine JaQuard-Angle Dodson) has been electrifying audiences worldwide with his unique and passionate performances since the age of 4. These performances have taken him from The Apollo Theatre in New York (his segment helped "It's Showtime at the Apollo" to be nominated for an NAACP image award. The video of his performance on YouTube has surpassed, 1,000,000 views), to The Jenny Jones Show in Chicago and back home to Virginia at the Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts and the Hampton Coliseum. Blessed with a four-octave range and the ability to capture an audience, Antoine has received praise and accolades from some of the biggest names in the music industry. Studying briefly at the Berklee College of Music in Boston afforded him the opportunity to co-headline a concert at the Berklee Performance Center, which has drawn the likes of Quincy Jones and many other legendary artists. Since the release of a new single ("Crazy Love") and relocating to Atlanta, Georgia, Antoine has already performed with rising local talent (Baby Rose, Keem Litty) headlining shows at the famed Atlanta venues: Smith's Olde Bar (who has hosted the likes of B.o.B. and John Mayer), The Masquerade and The Drunken Unicorn. He also performed at the 2018/2019 Taste of Soul Atlanta Music Festival alongside Kelly Price, Chante Moore and PJ Morton. His new music, which he calls Rock-N-Soul, is what he hopes to be the catalyst of a new musical movement. "I sing to people. That's people of all color, races, religions, and whatever other differences you can think of, because when I'm onstage we're all there to have a great time. I sing to inspire, to lift people up and bring them together. That's what music is really all about. So who's ready to get lifted?"