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By The Skanner News | The Skanner News
Published: 25 February 2009

Jazz Tribute

Broadous Entertainment is organizing a Tribute to Cancer and Diabetes Survivors at 4 p.m. (sharp) on March 29 at Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Church, 3138 N. Vancouver Ave.
The show will honor Thara Memory and will feature Patrick Lamb and Michael Cooper on saxophone; Janice Scroggins and Leslie White on keyboards; Lee Garrett singing; and Darwin Eagleton on drums. The house band includes Mark Hardy on the keyboard and Bruce Carter Jr. on drums.

Hip Hop Cabaret

The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center is holding the second installment of Hip Hop Cabaret. Local artist Mic Crenshaw hosts the event, which will celebrate the role of women in hip hop.
The Hip-Hop Cabaret is an IFCC-produced performance series that celebrates hip-hop culture through an ongoing collaboration with Northwest artists. Portland joins the rank of Philadelphia, LA, Chicago and New York by inviting DJ's MC's, dance crews, poets and flowologists out of the nightclubs and on to the stage.  
This month's theme, "The 'b' word" explores, exposes and dispels the myth of misogyny in hip hop culture. Join this all-star group of artists as they speak about the influence women have had on their craft as they perform inspired, exhilarating work.
Performers include:

Mic Crenshaw (host)
Tony Hill
DJ Sugarman
DJ Computerfam
Bisquits and Gravy (dance crew)
Unseen Dance / JoonRA

The performance will begin at 7 p.m. on March 8. On-site ticket sales begin at 6 p.m., Doors open at 6:30 pm. The Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center is located at 5340 N. Interstate Ave.
Host Mic Crenshaw's new album "Thinking Out Loud" recently hit number 6 on College Music Journal's hip hop charts. In addition to the IFCC show, Crenshaw will be playing at Mississippi Studios on March 8 with Third Ave and on March 9 at Berbati's with K'Naan. For a complete listing, visit www.myspace.com/miccrenshaw.

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