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 http://amandafurdge.blogspot.com/
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!