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In Association w/John Legend, The Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation (and more)….”Turn Me Loose”! A Dramatic Comedy Stage play about Dick Gregory (benefits DC Statehood)

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In association with John Legend, Get Lifted Film Company, Mike Jackson, The Will and Jada Smith Family Foundation, Beth Hubbard, The Private Theatre, Eric Falkenstein, SimonSays Entertainment, Jamie Cesa and Jana Babatunde-Bey.

Turn Me Loose is generously sponsored by Beth Newburger Schwartz and Dr. Donald Wallace JonesDr. Betty Jean Tolbert Jones and Tracey Tolbert Jones.

This intimate and no-holds-barred drama chronicles Dick Gregory’s rise as the first Black comedian to expose audiences to racial comedy. His comedy spared no one including politicians, celebrities and the white supremacists who were part of his regular audience. In confronting bigotry head-on with biting humor and charm, Gregory turned his activism into an art form, risking his own safety at each performance. “Scorchingly funny and brilliant” (The New York Times), Turn Me Looseis an exuberant and raw tribute to Gregory’s life as a civil rights activist, comic genius and unapologetic provocateur.

See how Dick Gregory’s son feels about the play….

 

John Legend and the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation present a new comedic drama about the extraordinary and explosive life of Dick Gregory –  starring Edwin Lee Gibson – that shines a light on the first Black comedian to  expose white audiences to racial comedy. Gregory was singled out by President Obama as one of his all-time favorite comedians.

Dick Gregory was a strong advocate for DC statehood.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Statehood NOW Foundation.

PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE PLAY “TURN ME LOOSE” & CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2018

Following the October 12th performance of TURN ME LOOSE,
we will mark the occasion with a Champagne Reception
including a special birthday cake and coffee (on what would of been his 86 birthday).

Seating is limited, so purchase your tickets today HERE!!!

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Statehood NOW Foundation

The Statehood No Other Way (NOW) Foundation is a nonprofit organization creating a nationwide campaign to get the word out about the disenfranchisement of the citizens of our nation’s capital.

It’s the start of a new movement to finally fulfill the promise of democracy for the residents of Washington, DC by making DC the 51st state of the Union.

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FRIDAY CARIBBEAN HAPPY HOUR at NINETEEN42 LOUNGE | Caribbean Fridays A Wicked Happy Hour

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MR. STORM ENTERTAINMENT
PRESENTS
CARIBBEAN FRIDAYS
A WICKED HAPPY HOUR
 
Fridays, join us at Nineteen42 Lounge for Caribbean Fridays Happy Hour! Nineteen42 is the newest Lounge in the Shaw / U street corridor Area. This chic lounge has 2 levels and is a great place to meet friends, socialize, network or just have a good time. Join us and listen to the best of Caribbean music; Reggae, Soca, DanceHall, Afro-Beats and much more! Meet old friends and make NEW ones. It offers appetizers as well with a variety of Hookah Flavors and Top Shelf Drinks with great drink specials. So tell a friend to tell a friend and we’ll see you there!
 
#OLDSCHOOL #DANCEHALL #ROOTS #GROWNFOLKS #CARIBBEANRHYTHEMS #HOOKAH #ONELOVE #NINETEEN42 #BEAUTIFULPEOPLE #NETWORK #CARIBBEANFRIDAYS #THENINETEEN42EXPERIENCE
 
Doors open at 5PM
NO COVER CHARGE!!!
 
Happy Hour Specials:
5pm – 9pm
 
$3 – $5 Select Drink specials
 
Listen to:
The best in Reggae, Soca, Afro-Beats, DanceHall and much more!
 
DRESS: UPSCALE PHRESH
21 & UP with PROPER ID
 
For RSVP: Table / Bottle Service
Or call:(202) 422-9030
 
NINETEEN42 Lounge
1942 9th St NW
WASHINGTON DC
Metro: Yellow / Green line (Shaw / Howard or U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo)
 
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