The Lineup of performers is just ridiculous at this point. We are going to have so much talent in one historic venue at one special time that I guarantee a good time! I had to think twice about including all of the performers accolades because it started to make the page look cluttered. But I say that’s a good thing. If you don’t want to strain your eyes sorting through the mountain of accomplishments, take a quick glance at the flyer.
- Chantz Erolin (truruts) [MNSWA Urban Griots Spoken Word Awards Nominee: Best Youth Spoken Word Artist AND Won Voices Merging MC Battle at age 15]
- Danami [from Detroit, Michigan – Holds a B.A. in Music Business from McNally Smith College of Music – Urban Network: Los Angeles, California]
- DJ Snuggles [2006 Scribble Jam Beatbox Champ, 2005 MN State Fair Talent Show Champ, AND 2003, 2004, 2005, & 2006 Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop Beatbox Champ]
- eg bailey (truruts) [MNSWA Urban Griots Spoken Word Awards Winner: Community Organizer Award AND Nominee: Track of the Year]
- Globe Gang [feat. Traci Coward of youthrive: LIVE!]
- Heatherlyn [Singer Songwriter & youthrive: LIVE! contributor]
- HYPEL [youthrive: LIVE! contributor, 2009 TCHHA Nominee: Best Kept Secret, AND recently featured on FOX9]
- Justin Johnson [Singer Songwriter from Madison, Wisconsin]
- Maria Isa AND her BAND! [2009 TCHHA Nominee: Album of the Year AND Best Female MC]
- Mike Dreams [2009 TCHHA Nominee: Song of the Year, Mixtape of the Year AND Best Knowledge Spitta]
- Palabristas featuring Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Tatiana Ormaza, Brandon Lacy Campos, & Teresa Ortiz [MNSWA Urban Griots Spoken Word Awards Winner: Best Collective (People’s Choice) AND the Cultural Award. Nominated for Best Poetry Book]
- Shá Cage (truruts) [MNSWA Urban Griots Spoken Word Awards Winner: Female Artist of the Year AND Community Organizer Award]
- Tish Jones (TruArtSpeaks) [MNSWA Urban Griots Spoken Word Awards Winner: Female Artist of the Year]
- WHAT: The Amplified Life Showcase (Quarter 1)
- WHEN: Sunday, January 10th, 2010 from 8:00pm – 1:00AM CST
- WHERE: The Artists Quarter (DIRECTIONS via GOOGLE MAPS)
- WHY: Amplified Life’s 10 Year Anniversary Showcase, UNOFFICIAL youthrive: LIVE! showcase, & Larry Lucio’s Birthday Party
Please DO NOT let financial concerns be a barrier that keeps you from coming to party with us. Just hit me up and I’ll take care of it for you personally by putting you on the guest list.
– Larry Lucio, Jr. of Amplified Life
Just so I don’t feel left out, or let you think I’m a talentless promoter, I won the Latino Communications Network award for Artist of the Year in 2006 for my work with Palabristas and as a crew we won the 2009 MNSWA Urban Griots Spoken Word Award for Best Collective (People’s Choice) AND the Cultural Award. We were also Nominated for Best Poetry Book.