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Talking Shop: Hip Hop on Mitchell at Mitchell Street

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Categories: Special Events

Presented by Gathering Art, Stories, and Place in collaboration with Milwaukee Repertory Theater. When hip hop came onto the scene in Milwaukee's Latino South Side in the 1980s, Mitchell Street was the place to be. It was a hangout spot for pioneering breakdancers and hip hop entrepreneurs, plus home of the Cuteria - a barbershop that was more than a barbershop. This event will gather participants who were part of the scene to share stories and reflect while also reconnecting community members with an important chapter in Mitchell Street's story. Following the event, Milwaukee Repertory Theater offers discounted tickets to the production of In The Heights written by Lin Manuel Miranda. This production, featuring a variety of music including hip-hop, salsa, merengue, soul and R & B, celebrates community, cultural identity and the exploration of home. 5:00-6:30 pm: Hip Hop Discussion at MPL's Mitchell Street Branch. Hosted by Alderman José Pérez and legendary barber Marco, and featuring other participants in Mitchell Street's early hip hop scene. Music provided by DJ D Supreme from DJ Bizzon's Scratch Sessions, spinning a mix of contemporary and classic hip hop. 6:40-7:15 pm: Historical bus tour led by Adam Carr providing free transportation from the library to Milwaukee Repertory Theater - To sign up for the bus tour from MPL's Mitchell Street Branch to Milwaukee Repertory Theater email Katie Loughmiller at 7:30 pm: In the Heights (running time 2 hours and 30 min) To purchase $20 tickets (plus taxes and fees) for In the Heights on October 23, please use the promotional code CUTERIA at or call the ticket office at 414-224-9490.

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