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Two.One.Five Recaps "City Hall Presents" Kick-Off by PYPM

by Kim-Thao Nguyen
Plus this Week at "City Hall Presents": Marina Vishnyakova Jazz Ensemble. Photos by Josh Pelta-Heller
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Kicking off the newest initiative from the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy, the Philadelphia Youth Poetry Movement filled City Hall's Law Library last week with ten powerful and engaging solo and group spoken word performances. Addressing personal issues ranging from gun violence, cultural identity and even interracial romance, PYPM's creative mix of prose and music continues to deliver heartfelt and relatable messages by high school youth wise beyond their years.

This week's "City Hall Presents" celebrates the beginning of Jazz Appreciation Month in Philadelphia, with a free concert featuring the cross-cultural infusions of the Marina Vishnyakova Ensemble. Marina received her training as a classical violinist at the Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory in Russia, then continued her education at Philadelphia's University of the Arts through a Fulbright scholarship.  

Register online to catch Marina Vishnyakova this week at "City Hall Presents"! 

City Hall Presents: Marina Vishnyakova Ensemble
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM (ET)
Mayor's Reception Room, Rm. 202
Philadelphia
EVENT IS FREE!

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