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"As I celebrate my 60th year around the sun, it gives me great joy to bear witness to this long overdue creative work that has been sitting in my archives for over 20 years."
LOS ANGELES, CA, January 11, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Actor and Cultural Architect for Public Engagement, Charles Reese (Amazon's Beauty and the Baller & The James Baldwin Literary Salon) will appear on Saturday, January 21, 2023 as a featured artist during POET VOLUME 4 - A beautiful and enriching audio/visual evening of poetry.
Known for his work in Theatre and Television Reese will pay homage to his Morehouse brother the late playwright, and Emmy Award nominee, Howard Simon (1962-2000) as he reimagines and re-ignites selected poems from Simon's Purple Book Poetry Project.
"As I celebrate my 60th year around the sun, it gives me great joy to bear witness to this long overdue creative work that has been sitting in my archives for over 20 years. The words still hold true today. It will be a wonderful elixir for the soul and the senses", says Reese.
Set to take place at MiMoDa Studio located at 5774 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019 (enter at Paper and Plastik) this eclectic production is brought to you by Diverse Verses LA and hosted by Paul Mabon, Kooki and Quan the Poet.
The evening kicks off at 5:30 PM with a cocktail hour curated by Vegan Chef Nekia where Beer, wine, fresh coffee, exotic loose leaf teas and lite pastries will be available for purchase.
Then promptly at 6:30 PM, Besskepp, Philosophy, Dig Wayne, Aiyana Sha'niel, Fredia Gibbs and the one and only Charles Reese will perform live. Also scheduled to appear are special guest poets The Luja Family! Love, Queen Socks and MrFood4Thought.
During the evening, guests will be treated to a new poetry segment hosted by Quan the Poet called 'Quan's Corner'. A roundtable featuring LGBTQAI+ poets and poems from Judy Holiday, Tiffany Hubbard, Yasmine Monet Watkins, Arthur Kennedy and Damnyo Lee.
The soundtrack for the evening will be provided by Dj S.O.U.L.-O.
Cocktail attire is required for the evening and masks are also highly encouraged. Tickets are on sale now $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Purchase online via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poet-vol-4-a-beautiful-and-enriching-audiovisual-evening-of-poetry-tickets-496493323897.
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ABOUT CHARLES REESE
Known as the Cultural Architect for Public Engagement, Charles Reese is a multi-hyphenated actor, writer, and programmatic curator who has carved out his own lane in the entertainment industry. He is the CEO of Teeth and Eyes Communications and his widely acclaimed work as an advocate and promoter of James Baldwin has taken him from Off-Broadway to around the globe. Currently, he can be seen as "Jalil", the feisty chef, on the American TV sitcom "Beauty and the Baller", now streaming on Crackle TV and Amazon Prime TV. To learn more about Charles visit his website https://www.charlesreeseexperience.com.
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