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Damien Sneed’s Gospel Open Mic and Showcase and Opera Philadelphia’s WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED This Week in Harlem

537172_409465055846006_48940573_nRecording artist Damien Sneed will host his monthly signature Gospel Open Mic and Showcase, along with Liz Black, on-air personality for WLIB-AM/WBLS-FM on Sunday, January 31st at 6:00 p.m. EST at Ginny’s Supper Club, located in the Red Rooster Restaurant at 310 Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York. Sneed will also celebrate his birthday this weekend with family and friends. For more information on Damien Sneed’s Gospel Open Mic and Showcase, please visit:

This week, Sneed joins award-winning, world-renowned choreographer, Bill T. Jones for the workshop of Opera Philadelphia’s WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED at the historic Apollo Theater. In 2017, Opera Philadelphia will present the world premiere of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED; developed and composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain and librettist Marc Bamuthi Joseph. The new opera will be directed Bill T. Jones. Other talent tapped for the workshop includes Sneed (pianist and keyboardist), Eve Gigliotti (soprano), Justin Hopkins (bass-baritone), Lauren Whitehead (spoken word artist), and Val Jenty (electronic musician). WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED will open at the Wilma Theater.

WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED fuses elements of hip-hop, classical and story-telling inspired by the writing of students in Art Sanctuary’s award-winning afterschool program, and is set to Joseph’s original words. Opera Philadelphia is known for their outstanding productions of both classic and new operatic works that resonate within the community and is the recipient of the 2014 Building Opera Audiences Award from OPERA America.

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