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City of Seattle
Ed Murray, Mayor
NEWS ADVISORY
SUBJECT: Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and Freshest Roots announce monthly open mic night
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
7/26/2013  10:00:00 AM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Calandra Childers  (206) 684-7306


Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and Freshest Roots announce monthly open mic night


SEATTLE — Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute has announced a monthly open mic event with Freshest Roots, a local organization established to connect the community through music, art, and fashion. The monthly event, held on the first Friday of the month, is called Expresso and will generally be held at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute, though the Aug. 2 event will be held at 6 p.m. at Judkins Park, 2150 South Norman Street, as part of Umoja Festival. Interested participants may sign up for open mic slots by visiting www.freshestroots.com.

Freshest Roots Open Mic Schedule:
Aug. 2, 6 p.m., Judkins Park (Umoja Festival)
Sept. 6, 6 p.m., Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Oct. 4, 6 p.m., Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Nov. 1, 6 p.m., Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
Dec. 6, 6 p.m., Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute

At the Umoja Fest event, Expresso will help jumpstart a weekend full of art, music, and movement. Umoja Fest is free and all-ages. Freshest Roots has been partnering with Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) for two years. The partnership promotes community and collaboration.

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Instittue
LHPAI celebrates, nurtures, presents, and preserves African American and Diaspora performing arts, cultural wealth and iconic legacies. Named for the prolific African American artist Langston Hughes, LHPAI represents the pluralism of local, national and global Black people, in the media platforms of film, dance, theatre and music.

Office of Arts & Culture | Making art work.
We envision a city driven by creativity that provides the opportunity for everyone to engage in diverse arts and cultural experiences. We are supported by the 16-member Seattle Arts Commission, citizen volunteers appointed by the mayor and City Council.

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