Photo Credit: Joshua L. Jones
Elite tha Showstoppa
As part of an ongoing effort to unite the various communities of Athens and draw attention to issues of race relations and fair policing, artist and activist Mokah Jasmine Johnson has organized an eclectic night of music featuring handpicked duos paired across stylistic and cultural boundaries. Featured performers include Repunza and Jay Gonzalez, Bain Mattox and Blacknerdninja, Celest Ngeve and Conner Mack Tribble, Squalle and Chris McKay, Stella and Michael Wegner and many others. Proceeds from the show benefit Chess and Community, artist Broderick Flanigan’s First Friday series and Johnson’s own VIP Girls dance program. Athens-Clarke County police Chief Scott Freeman will co-host.
ATHENS IN HARMONY An event aimed at bettering race relations in Athens, featuring musical duos Elite Tha Showstoppa and Caroline Aiken, Virginia Brown and Vanessa Briscoe Hay, Squallé and Chris McKay, Repunza and Jay Gonzalez, Eric Johnson and Maggie Hunter, Stella and Michael Wegner, Eugene Willis and Bain Mattox, Drena Williams and SJ Ursrey, Celest Ngeve and Reverend Tribble and Monique Osorio and Rosa Thurmond. See Calendar Pick on p. 20.