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Ky-Mani Marley
Tuesday 09/22
Ky-Mani Marley @ The Howard Theatre
$20 / $25
Ky-Mani Marley is the son of the legendary Bob Marley and table tennis champion Anita Belnavis. While growing up in the inner-city, he adopted the belief that all people are created equal and no one is above or beneath him. This attitude has guided Ky-Mani to success in music, film, and literature beginning when he teamed up with Pras from The Fugees for a rendition of Eddy Grant’s “Electric Avenue.” With four studio albums, Billboard chart success, and a Grammy nomination, Ky-Mani’s musical style transcends cultural and creative boundaries incorporating world music, hip hop, blues, rock, and reggae into one melodic entity. Ky-Mani has gained world-wide recognition and praise performing in the U.S., Australia, Caribbean Islands, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and a North American tour with Van Halen. Ky-Mani has collaborated with artists such as Mya, Beenie Man, Young Buck, Buju Banton, Afu Ra, Marcia Griffiths, Alborosie, and Ms. Dynamite. He is currently promoting his autobiography Dear Dad, working on his new CD Evolution of a Revolution, and launching his clothing line Konfrontation. In 2009, Ky-Mani started the charitable Love Over All Foundation (LOAF) which caters to empowering and educating the youth.
Savion Glover
Thursday 08/27
Savion Glover @ The Howard Theatre
$35 / $40
Famous tap dancer, choreographer, and actor Savion Glover is the epitome of a living legend. Born in 1973, the tapping marvel has graced the stage since childhood. He set a record as the youngest person ever to receive a scholarship in the Newark Community School of the Arts. Before he was a teenager, Savion made his mark starring in the leading role in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid. Savion Glover developed his own dancing style he dubbed "free style hard core." The Tony Award winning dancer has starring roles in major motion pictures like "Tap" (with Gregory Hines & Sammy Davis Jr.), "Happy Feet", "Happy Feet 2" & Spike Lee’s “BAMBOOZLED”. He also starred alongside Gregory Hines in "Jelly's Last Jam", a role for which he made history as the youngest ever recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant. As a choreographer, Glover's work has helped maintain tap dancing as an art form in the modern dance world. His starring role in the musical Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, which he also choreographed, debuted on Broadway in 1996. The musical chronicles events in African-American history and brought Savion a Tony for best choreographer. Glover was made known to the younger generation with recurring appearances on "Sesame Street." He also holds the credit as the live captured dancing motion behind Mumble the penguin in the Disney film "Happy Feet." Savion also served as co-choreographer for the film. Glover's quick steps and amazing rhythms continue to influence the lives of young people. His production company tours schools across the country, spreading enthusiasm for tap dancing and cementing his place in history.