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MC Frontalot

The original mastermind of Nerdcore Hip-Hop and its Final Boss: MC Frontalot.

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Friday Septemeber 12, 2014

MC Frontalot

The original mastermind of Nerdcore Hip-Hop and its Final Boss: MC Frontalot.

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The original mastermind of Nerdcore Hip-Hop and still its Final Boss, MC Frontalot (nee Damian Hess) takes great pleasure in identifying himself as a professional rapper in polite conversation.


Front was born in San Francisco and grew up in Berkeley. He was tall and scrawny, had trouble breathing, and could not see well. A special teacher was called in to help him attain basic competence on the monkey bars, another to privately administer standardized tests meant for older children. Thusly, he was the most popular kid in his elementary school. Just kidding! He got pushed down a lot and called “nerd.” Did he maybe even deserve it? I mean, really – who strikes out at kickball?


He spent the next twenty years or so trying to get over it. And kind of succeeded! Flash forward to 1999: the dotcom bubble is maximally inflated; nerds everywhere imagine themselves to be popular and/or hip. Damian is getting overpaid to code web pages, which leaves him free in the evenings to play with audio software. A longtime idolizer of rappers, he has been committing his own esoteric hip-hop compositions to four-track tape since high school, revealing them to nobody. Suddenly! Multi-track desktop studios, cheap pro-grade recording hardware, skyrocketing bandwidth, semi-anonymous web publishing: these factors converge on Damian’s rap hobby like a flock of winged monkeys. He posts an MC Frontalot web page, dubbing his output “Nerdcore Hip-Hop” because his audience is composed of several Star Wars figurines who live on his desk (and also random internet people who click on his MP3s by mistake).

Show Date

Friday Septemeber 12, 2014

Show Time

9:00pm

Ticket Price

$10 in advance/ $12 at door




Saturday September 20, 2014

Louisiana Voices of Women Theatre Company: Elizabeth Brown Guillory's "La Bakair"

The actress Mamie Bush struggles amid the excitement of the opening of her New Orleans cabaret.

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In Elizabeth Brown-Guillory's "La Bakair," the actress Mamie Bush struggles amid the excitement of the opening of her New Orleans cabaret to win back her husband and child; to reconcile with her mother-in-law and her best friend; and to succeed in her one-woman performance of the extraordinary Josephine Baker with the support of her white, surrogate Jewish mother- a close friend of the iconic star.

Show Date

Saturday September 20, 2014

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$20 plus fees




Monday September 22, 2014

Louisiana Voices of Women Theatre Company Presents: Elizabeth Brown Guillory's "La Bakair"

The actress Mamie Bush struggles amid the excitement of the opening of her New Orleans cabaret.

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In Elizabeth Brown-Guillory's "La Bakair," the actress Mamie Bush struggles amid the excitement of the opening of her New Orleans cabaret to win back her husband and child; to reconcile with her mother-in-law and her best friend; and to succeed in her one-woman performance of the extraordinary Josephine Baker with the support of her white, surrogate Jewish mother- a close friend of the iconic star.

Show Date

Monday September 22, 2014

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$20 plus fees




Thursday September 25, 2014

Ten Tiny Dances

An experiment in confined space dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance art.

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Ten Tiny Dances – Ten Choreographers, One Very Small Stage

An experiment in confined space, Ten Tiny Dances is a performance series dedicated to fostering inventive dance/performance art and providing an accessible performance experience for a diverse audience…all on a 4X4 foot stage.


Show Date

Thursday September 25, 2014

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$15 plus fees




Sunday September 28, 2014

Cangelosi Dance Project Presents: Three Minutes or Less

Professional Dance Artists performing their signature work in three minutes or less.

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Cangelosi Dance Project Presents: Three Minutes or Less

Professional Dance Artists performing their signature work in three minutes or less.

Three Minutes or Less will take place in the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre. Hartley/Vey Theatres fills a unique niche, serving as Baton Rouge's own "cultural laboratory." We're a haven for emerging artists and art forms. A gathering place for true artistic expression, be it music, dance, theatre, spoken word, or visual and digital arts. A truly versatile space, HVT is designed to accommodate an amazingly diverse range of artistic media and experiences.

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Show Date

Sunday September 28, 2014

Show Time

4:00pm

Ticket Price

$26 plus fees




Thursday October 24, 2014

New Venture Theatre Presents: Choir Boy

Choir Boy is a gripping new play with music that examines, race, sexuality, faith, bullying, education and strained family relationships.

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CHOIR BOY

WRITTEN BY TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY
DIRECTED BY GREG WILLIAMS, JR.

The Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys is dedicated to the creation of strong, ethical black men. Pharus wants nothing more than to take his rightful place as leader of the school's legendary gospel choir. Can he find his way inside the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key? Choir Boy is a gripping new play with music that examines, race, sexuality, faith, bullying, education and strained family relationships.

October 23 - 26, 2014 at 7:30pm Thursday - Saturday and Sunday at 3p.m.

*Special Matinee Performance on Saturday October 25, 2014 at 2p.m.*

TICKETS ARE $20

Adult – Rated Show
For mature audiences only. No one under the age of 12 will be allowed in the theatre.

Show Date

Thursday October 24, 2014

Show Time

7:30pm

Ticket Price

$20 plus fees