It is one other full weekend of leisure and actions within the Charlotte space. There’s Jazz at Victoria Yards in uptown, Petra’s in Plaza Midwood is internet hosting one of many godfathers of hip-hop and spoken-word poetry, and two well-known comedians are on the town, as nicely — actor and comedians Damon Wayans and J Anthony Brown, a Columbia, South Carolina native.
With WFAE’s “All Issues Thought of” host Gwendolyn Glenn to speak extra about them and different occasions for this version of Weekend in Leisure is Patrick Moran, a author for Queen Metropolis Nerve.
Gwendolyn Glenn: Hello Pat!
Patrick Moran: Hello, Gwendolyn. Thanks for having me.
Glenn: Let’s begin with J Anthony Brown, since he’s a type of native man who made it huge, first on the “Tom Joyner Morning Present” and now you’ll be able to hear him each morning on the syndicated “Steve Harvey Morning Present.”
Moran: Yeah, J Anthony Brown has had a very attention-grabbing story. He is a tailor turned comic. He was beginning to be a clothes designer at Denmark Technical School. That is an HBCU in Denmark, South Carolina. He went on an area “Gong Present” contest. And there, you understand, he discovered his calling. He moved to L.A. He grew to become a workers author for “The Arsenio Corridor Present.” And he later wrote for sitcoms similar to “Parenthood.” After which from there, you understand, he picked up a mic and hit the stage. Most individuals are aware of his work with Tyler Perry. So he is round quite a bit.
Glenn: OK.And in addition on the comedy entrance, the star of quite a few motion pictures, tv sitcoms and a former “Saturday Night time Stay” solid member, Damon Wayans can be on the town. Pat, inform us extra about him and his well-known household.
Moran: It is a particularly gifted household. Damon Wayans might be greatest recognized for his profitable TV sitcom, “My Spouse and Youngsters.” He was an motion motion pictures, “The Final Boy Scout” with Bruce Willis. However firstly, he is an excellent comedian. And floor zero, I believe, for his followers is the basic comedy selection present “In Dwelling Shade,” which was performed with some relations. Keenan Ivory Wayans, he created a bunch of characters, perhaps is greatest generally known as Homey the Clown. That is Wayans’ “Simply Saying” tour, and he is mainly going again to his roots. He began out as a slapstick comedian within the early ’80s.
Glenn: The place will he be, instances and dates?
(recording) Umar Bin Hassan Of The Final Poets: Tormenting each other, attempting to ease the pressure. Dreaming of tomorrows we would prefer to know. Repressing our ideas, however desirous to row. The center and soul and never concerned. Idle chatter turns into actuality. My issues go unsolved.
That was Umar Bin Hassan, one of many members of the enduring The Final Poets. The unique group fashioned within the late Nineteen Sixties through the Civil Rights/Black consciousness motion. Pat, inform us extra Bin Hassan and the influence The Final Poets had on the nation.
Moran: Bin Hassan was a key member of The Final Poets. They launched albums within the ’70s. They impressed jazz artists like Pharoah Sanders. However principally Hasaan and The Final Poets are the godfathers of rap. They seem to be a huge affect on Public Enemy, who in flip have been an enormous affect on many performers. And so they’ve collaborated with Widespread, the Wu Tang Clan and plenty of others.
Glenn: And naturally, considered one of my favorites. Now, he was not with the unique Final Poets, however the subsequent members. One in every of my favorites was Gil Scott-Heron.
Moran: Right. And Hassan is at Petra’s on Saturday. He can even be showing with our personal spoken phrase big, Boris Bluz Rogers. After which additionally Tony McCullough of the Charlotte-based jazz-funk band Groove Eight can even be on the invoice.
Glenn: What time does the whole lot begin on Saturday?
Moran: Saturday at 8 p.m.
Glenn: OK and extra on the music entrance, Ross Adams is performing Thursday at River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center.
Moran: So, Adams is a Charlotte singer-songwriter and his songs, they’re pushed by his guitar, which could be lyrical, could be propulsive. These are pensive and highly effective songs. Usually they’re intelligent, witty, brief tales, or perhaps even thumbnail sketches about heartbreak, redemption. You possibly can spot influencers like Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, Jason Isbell. However Ross is his personal man. It’s a distinctive Carolina voice.
Glenn: Sounds nice. What time does the live performance begin?
Moran: Thursday at 7 p.m.
Glenn: And Pat, the ultimate present of the yr within the Jazz at Victoria Yards Summer Series is Saturday with Robyn Springer headlining. Inform us about her.
Moran: Robyn Springer is a vocal powerhouse. She will be able to catapult you from a church pew to a juke joint to a complicated jazz membership. She will be able to go from clean to sultry to uplifting. She has performed a couple of instances on the Jazz Room at Blumenthal Arts Middle, together with in 2019 an exquisite Stevie Marvel tribute. Her newest album is known as The Acoustic Challenge, and it’s an acoustic collaboration with guitarist and songwriter Greg Cagle.
Glenn: Time and date?
Moran: Friday at 6 p.m.
Glenn: Nice. Nation artist Jason Aldean hits the PNC Pavilion Thursday at 7 p.m. Multi-platinum rapper Rick Ross can be on the Fillmore on Friday, as nicely. The present begins at 9 p.m. The Ravenous Artist Market is Thursdayevening at 5 at Armored Cow Brewing, and on Saturday night time, Alanis Morrisette can be on the PNC Pavilion at 7 p.m.
Pat, thanks for becoming a member of us on this version of Weekend in Leisure.
Moran: Nice. It has been a pleasure.
Glenn: Patrick Moran is a author for Queen Metropolis Nerve.