Helotes Creek Studio Presents: Chapter One: Unity

The Brick at Blue Star

September 1, 2021 7:00 pm - September 1, 2021 10:00 pm

You are invited to an amazing evening of music and art. Come celebrate our community and the local artists who make San Antonio special.
Featuring live music from Lane Smith and others. Special guest appearance by Taylor Mali.
“To watch Mali is to watch a full-body poetic assault-with humor his central weapon.” —The Portland Phoenix
“Taylor Mali is a ranting comic showman and literary provocateur.” —The New York Times
Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement. He is one of the few people in the world to have no job other than that of “poet.” Articulate, accessible, passionate, and downright funny, Mali studied drama in Oxford with members of The Royal Shakespeare Company and puts those skills of presentation to work in all his performances. He was one of the original poets to appear on the HBO series Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry and was the “Armani-clad villain” of Paul Devlin’s 1997 documentary film SlamNation. His poem “What Teachers Make” has been viewed over 4 million times on YouTube and was quoted by the New York Times’ Thomas Friedman in one of his commencement addresses.
We will be raising money to benefit Victor Zarazua, a local San Antonio artist who is facing tremendous medical bills and extensive rehabilitation.
Come out and join the fun. Live. laugh, love–Unity