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Open Mic at Cultural Expressions

Amanda Furdge
Amanda Furdge

To partake in the arts revival going on in Jackson, MS make your way to Cultural Expressions located at 147 Millsaps Avenue; the same location that once housed the beloved seven*studioz. Cultural Expressions begins its weekly events with Open Mic on Sunday nights hosted by Cocky McFly. With McFly as the host, the night takes hilarious twists and turns as the mic is blessed again and again by some of Mississippi’s most talented poets, singers, and hip-hop artists. The stage is open to all musical and literary talent and gladly welcomes guest artists like Amanda Furdge, a Mississippi native who is now a resident of Chicago.
Amanda, known better as The End Poet, blessed a standing room only audience this past Sunday with a graceful performance of original works. She is most inspired by the styles and traditions of The Last Poets, Gil Scott-Heron, Angela Davis, Saul Williams, and Gwendolyn Brooks to say the least. If you don’t plan on visiting the Windy City anytime soon, come out to Cultural Expressions Sunday, December 27, 2009 to catch Amanda one last time before she heads back to Chicago. To learn more about her artistry check out her blog

Cultural Expressions Open Mic starts at 7:30pm with a $5 cover for spectators. It’s only $3 for participating artists. The drinks are affordable and the crowd is cool. See you Sunday!

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  • Unknown Poet (Aaron) 5 years ago

    Truth, thank you for staying on your grind. Letting bothers know a woman can best strong and humbe to life.

  • Scarlette 5 years ago

    The End Poet is a sight to see. I have witnessed 2 of her performances and was inspired by each of them. Though I missed this one yesterday, I'm sure she came through as always!

  • byron 5 years ago

    Like CNN & the Weather Channel, I am grad that we have someone to keep us in-touch with the lastest originors and artists of such a combination craft. Much thanks.(and that is the Truth)

  • marlee 5 years ago

    sounds like a good ol' knee slappin' time!

  • Amanda 5 years ago

    This write up is a blessing. Asante Sana to all. All things LOVE.

  • Jonathan Anu 5 years ago

    This is wassup Truth! Thanks for shining a light on what's really going on in Jackson, MS.