STIR (Sounds, Thoughts, Ideas, and Rhymes)

STIR (Sounds, Thoughts, Ideas, and Rhymes)

Venue
Porter Sanford Arts Center

The word “stir” can make you think to mix, or maybe your first thought is to
awaken. For the past four years, on a consistent annual basis, E Period has
presented a top-notch event that has stirred and awakens the Atlanta arts
community. S.T.I.R. (Sounds Thoughts Ideas and Rhymes), held on a quarterly
basis during the year, allows Atlantans to mix up their weekend nightlife routine and
awaken their senses to quality urbane entertainment. The backdrop of the Porter
Sanford Arts Center provides the perfect ambience for urban professionals to
socialize and enjoy live painting, spoken word, professional actors, independent
films, town hall discussions, vendors, and a live band. Hosted by E. Christopher
“Cocktails” Cornell, S.T.I.R. is another E Period production for those who appreciate
culture and are looking to be stimulated. Monthly themes have included the Holiday
Edition, Civil Rights Edition, Black Love, National Women’s History Month, National
Poetry Month, Mother’s Day Tribute, and Black Music Month Celebration. S.T.I.R.
highlights the best talent Atlanta has to offer, as well as celebrated artists from
across the country. The past year has built an all-star cast of S.T.I.R. performers,
featuring HBO Def Poets, BET Comedians, and the top vocalists in Atlanta. Come out
on every quarter to experience artists like: National Recording Artists Malcolm Jamal
Warner Anthony David, Algebra, Noel Gourdin, Tanya Blout, Heston, Dru Hill and
Lina, HBO Def Poets Georgia Me (also Tony Award winner) and Jon Goode (CNN’s
Black in America), Comedians Pat Brown and Tyler from the BET Sitcom
“Sombodies”, guest host BET Comedian Zoo Man, Lavar Walker, the band William
Green Trio featuring Alex Lattimore, along with the S.T.I.R. Hall of Fame performers.
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