Thursday, December 10, 2009

Ladies' Night featuring QUEEN SHEBA...
The Ladies showed up and showed out at Elevated! Ladies’ Night. On this particular night, Elevated! was special; it was given a woman’s touch. The venue featured an all female mic; from the host and deejay to the performers, women ruled the night. Ladies Night at Elevated! is a unique night as the venue is organized and produced by the First-lady of Collective Purpose, Jessica Molina, and a committee of women who share in their love for spoken word and self-expression.

The audience was ‘edutained’ by each artist who took the mic with a performance relating to womanhood, views on life, and the human experience from a woman’s perspective. One woman shared a comical piece on the frustrations of waiting in line to use the ladies restroom. Keomi Tarver, a regular at Elevated!, performed a thought provoking poem about a woman who seeks to cure her insecurities with various acts of promiscuity. It was a night of solidarity and support for the many walks of women in our community.

The Elevated! Ladies’ Night audience welcomed Queen Sheba as the special feature and she was special. With her powerful delivery, Queen Sheba, brought the house down in an outstanding performance. Her performance overflowed with comical, heartfelt, and straight to the point imagery that moved the audience to two standing ovations. She is one of the most demanded spoken word artists/poets in the world. Performing in over seven countries, Queen Sheba is currently on tour promoting her latest CD, The Domino Effect. However, her work is not limited to the art of Spoken Word poetry. As an activist, womanist, and artist, Queen Sheba incorporates activism and equality into community projects, as well as her poetry. Queen Sheba showed her reign over the mic with a commanding presence and life experience-inspired poetry. Yes, it was another night of pure inspiration at Elevated!