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City of Refuge UCC

8400 Enterprise Way

Oakland, CA 94621

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City of Refuge UCC presents Blaze the Mic featuring Prentice Powell!

Please join us on Sunday, May 5, 2019, for our first-ever community open mic! We are excited to welcome all performers in music, poetry, comedy, and more. Young adults get priority to perform on the same stage as Prentice Powel! There are ten (10) open slots!! It is our goal to highlight all performers!


Location: 8400 Enterprise Way, Oakland, CA 94621

Time: 5:00 pm.-8:00 p.m. Open mic sign up begins @ 4:30 p.m.

(All Performers pay $10.00)

With humility uncommon to those of like talent, Prentice Powell approaches every stage from Amsterdam to London and South Africa, knowing that he has a gift, yet allowing his performance to speak for itself.

Formerly host of the prestigious open mic Mouth Off Wednesdays in Oakland, CA. for six years, Powell is an educator, a family man, a writer, and an accomplished spoken word artist. He has been recognized as a National Slam Finalist, 2006 Oakland and San Francisco Grand Slam Champion, 2007 Spoken Word Artist of the Year by the Black Music Awards, 2011 East Bay Express Best Poet, and 2013 NAACP Image Award Nominee.

Powell has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Anthony Hamilton, Marsha Ambrosious, and along with his fellow Fiveology members, opened for Jill Scott during her 2013 Summer Tour. Recently has begun writing commercials for luxury car brand Lexus.

He is the only poet to have appeared on all six seasons of Lexus Verses & Flow with eleven episodes to his credit and recently became the first spoken word artist to perform on the Arsenio Hall Show, appearing a record three times.

Prentice Powell's spoken and written talent is notable, considering that both adequately communicate the depth of his consciousness in rhyme. As a distinguished member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., he embodies the mentality of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the desire to uplift humanity, all in the midst of continuing to define himself

If you are interested in performing or know a great performer, please email jasmina.rae.ingram@gmail.com or (919)520-4513.



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