Charleston Music Hall & Charleston Arts Festival present:
Hanna Raskin, Benny Starr, Katie Zimmerman, Jenny Broe, Mary Beth Natajaran, Joel Sadler, Manny Houston, Connor Lock, Emcee: Ben Towill, Groovy Tunes provided by DJ Party Dad
Tue · January 9, 2018
Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pmCharleston Music Hall
$12 - Advance | $14 - Day of Show
Groovy Tunes provided by DJ Party Dad
Tickets can also be purchased at Music Hall Box Office:
37 John Street (843) 853-2252 | Monday - Friday (10 am - 3 pm)
Ticketfly Hotline: (877) 987-6487 | Everyday (10 am - 9 pm)https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1604883/
There are 6 presenters confirmed for for PechaKucha 28: Benjamin Starr (Hip-Hop Artist), Katie Zimmerman (Charleston Moves), Jenny Broe (Dancefx), Mary Beth Natajaran (Charleston Jazz), Joel Sadler (YESAND), and Manny Houston (Creative). The other two presenters will be revealed over the next few weeks. Ben Towill will be our emcee for the evening.
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In 2016, Raskin received the Association of Food Journalists’ awards for “Best Restaurant Criticism” and “Best Food Business Story.” The following year, she received the James Beard Foundation’s inaugural award for Local Impact, created “to recognize the work of an individual who displays enterprise and excellence in ongoing local food coverage.”
Raskin previously served as restaurant critic for the Seattle Weekly and the Dallas Observer, earning recognition from the James Beard Foundation and the Association of Alternative Newsmedia. In 2013, she published “Yelp Help: How to Write Great Online Restaurant Reviews,” which received an M.F.K. Fisher Award from Les Dames Escoffier International.
A food historian by training, Raskin wrote her master’s thesis at the State University of New York’s Cooperstown Graduate Program on the relationship between Jews and Chinese food; she’s since written about immigrant food culture and regional food history for publications including American Heritage, Garden & Gun, Imbibe, Punch, Modern Farmer, Belt, Cooking Light and Tasting Table. Raskin is a founding member of Foodways Texas, and active in the Southern Foodways Alliance. She is the vice-president of the Association of Food Journalists.
The buzz around Starr’s talent has been growing for years through his singles, EPs, mixtapes, and freestyle performances, leading to the release of his first LP in 2015 entitled Free Lunch. Charleston City Paper’s Kyle Peterson described the record as “a soul and R&B sample-infused effort that showcased the emcee’s formidable technical skills and keen political and social consciousness, music that harkens back to hip-hop titans Nas and Talib Kweli.” Starr is a relentless and adventurous creator. In 2016, he released a live band EP with Very Hypnotic Soul Band, a group of socially conscious artists who collaborate on high concept genre-bending projects. Most recently, Starr headlined the first ever Hip-Hop performance at Charleston Music Hall and was a featured act at the Charleston Arts Festival Finale for 2017. He is currently working on his next solo album, a new project with VHSB, and continues to further his reputation as a deft collaborator and community leader.
With the depth, complexity, and raw talent demanded in an evolving cultural landscape, Benjamin Starr stands out as an undeniably powerful artistic force.
Photo Credit: Leigh Webber
When she's not in the lab concocting the next show-stopping performance for Charleston, she is booking gigs for her dancers, spending time exploring her love of yoga, and planning her next solo trip abroad. Hailing from Rhythm Dance Center in Marietta, GA, Broe joined forces with Dancefx Athens in 2003 and continued with DFX, Inc. until 2015. She has enjoyed the honor of performing at Dance ATHENS Dance Festival, Jazz Dance World Congress, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, International Dance Grand Prix Italia in Bologna, Italy and the PULSE on Tour in Atlanta.
Broe has worked as a master contemporary, jazz and hip hop instructor at various establishments in the Southeast including Gotta Dance Atlanta, The Larew Center, Charleston School of the Arts and SCAHPERD. Her choreographic works have been featured at the Charleston Arts Festival Finale, the Piccolo Spoleto Finale, the South Carolina Dance Festival, the BB&T Food and Wine Festival, JAIL BREAK, Charleston Fashion Week, the American Heart Association Heart Ball and the Charleston Animal Society Firemen Calendar Debut Party to name a few.
Broe's passion for and dedication to teaching, cultivating, connecting and inspiring the dance community in the Southeast grows and evolves everyday. Determined to push progress for arts in Charleston, Broe continues to provide unique performance outlets for performers of all varieties.
Performing and making music is not new to Fame by any means. He has been on the stage since the age of seven. He started off leading the choir in his father’s church as a young kid. Then he became interested in theatre and started performing in local musicals in his hometown of Greenville, SC. During that time, he also was studying jazz and hip-hop dance intensively.
Alan Fame is not only a performer; he is also a musician, holding a degree in Classical Piano Performance from the College of Charleston. As he works on his music, Fame has said that promoting and inspiring, passion and positivity through his music is his main goal as an artist. He wants to help everyone live to their fullest potential.
Three years ago, Connor took matters into his own hands and created his company. Named after his lucky number, S E V E N isn't simply a graphic design company, just as Connor is not simply a designer. It embodies a multitude of skills that are transparent in his work. Whether you are looking for a sleek logo, brand strategy, creative consulting or a quirky illustration of a pelican flying with a koala and a balloon, Connor is your man. He is a creative problem solver. His wheels are constantly turning. In fact, his noggin is a piece of art in itself.
Ben was included in Forbes 30 under 30 in 2014, and that year wrote a food-focused travel column for The New York Times documenting his cross-country bike ride, called “A Ride In The Country.” Ben moved from NYC to Charleston in 2013 to work as the brand director for Dewberry Hotels before creating his own design development company with his wife Kate called Basic Projects. Since that time, Basic Projects designs both residential and commercial . It is currently building an apartment hotel with a restaurant to open in the spring of 2018 as well as developing a new restaurant concept, Basic Kitchen, just opened November 2017.
Ben is an active and passionate advocate of sustainable food systems and how they affect us. Ben’s heroes are Yvon Chouinard, Jamie Oliver and Bob Dylan.
Charleston Music Hall
37 John Street
Charleston, South Carolina, 29403