The BOOM Preview Party is the place to get to know the artists, and their shows. Can’t decide which amazing BOOM shows to see? Here’s your opportunity to make some tough decisions or just throw in the towel and buy a weekend pass (insert link to weekend pass, if possible).
Furthermore, we have brought together The World Famous Tampones, DJ SPK and Quentin Talley to present this amazing event. With all this personality in the room this can only be a night of fun!
The World Famous Tampones: Carmella and Alphonse bring their sessy, surreal cabaret to Charlotte’s BOOM festival’s Launch Party! Meet these world travelers as they sing songs, tell jokes, and try to charm your pants off as they introduce you to the artists of BOOM. Always sessy and interactive.
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DJ SPK is an Open-Format DJ, producer, program director, on-air personality, and creator/content curator for digital radio show StereoTypez. She has solidified a host of gigs nationally including BMW, Big Beat Fest, Microsoft, and being RAW Artists’ resident DJ for Charlotte.
As a Promotions Coordinator and DJ for Radio One’s 92.7 The Block and Old School 105.3, DJ SPK is quickly establishing herself as a tastemaker in Charlotte’s music scene. SPK is also the host of StereoTypez Radio for W646 QCB digital radio, and Production Director for Freedom360radio.com.
Acclaimed for multiple talents, Quentin Talley is an accomplished poet, actor, director, and producer. Quentin is Founder and Artistic Director of OnQ Performing Arts, a 2012 recipient of the inaugural Leadership U Fellowship, administered by Theater Communications Group and funded by The Andrew Mellon Foundation, and 2003 graduate of Winthrop University with a BA in Theatre Performance.
As a poet, Quentin has performed throughout the country, appeared in the Borders Open-Door Poetry series and Turner South network, as well as shared the stage with such luminaries as Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, MC Lyte, Sonia Sanchez and Tavis Smiley. As an Actor, he has worked professionally with Children’s Theater of Charlotte, Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte, Winston Salem Arts Council, and New River Dramatist.
Quentin’s directing credits include: Rise For Freedom, Dutchman, In The Blood, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf, Day of Absence, Paul Robeson, Rhyme Deferred and Miles & Coltrane: Blue. As a founder, artistic director and producer, OnQ Performing Arts is currently in its 6th season of residence at Blumenthal Performing Arts and was an 2012 MTA nominee for Theater Company of the Year. OnQ started in 2006 with a mission to educate and produce, classic, contemporary and original performance works that reflect the black experience.
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Showing at: Rabbit Hole
Thursday, April 27
7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Tickets are $10