By: Feb. 03, 2012
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D. Watts' Spoken Word Preserves: The Jam, a "play on words" jam session, will take place on Monday, February 13th at the Clark Studio Theatre (located on the 7th floor of the Rose Building), 165 West 65th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam), performance begins at 8pm.

Tickets are $20 for advance general admission, $30 for advance reserved seating (limited availability), $25 at the door and available at www.vallinsandmalotke.com or by calling 646-363-6039.

About the show: ""…The Jam" takes you on a ride from your grandmother's kitchenette to a Harlem afternoon to the Grim Reaper and back again. Headline talent includes Daniel J. Watts (Ghost, In The Heights, Memphis, The Little Mermaid, The Color Purple), Derrick Baskin (Memphis, Spelling Bee, The Little Mermaid), Moya Angela (Ghost, Dreamgirls, Lion King) Marcos Santana (Guys and Dolls, In The Heights), Candice Monet McCall (Memphis), Dionne D. Figgins (Memphis, Hot Feet) and soulful singer/songwriter TAHARQA. Band Members Include: Brian Whitted on piano, Michael T. on bass, and DeWitt Fleming, Jr. on drums."

"N+N Productions is thrilled to team up with WattsWords Productions to highlight the art of spoken word. It is an art form that tends to slip under the radar and makes the perfect marriage with dance and song – bringing the incredible Broadway community together for a night to celebrate art." said Nikole Vallins and Natalie Malotke, Producers.

After having performed his co-creation WORDS! with Derrick Baskin (The Tank, NYC; Clarke Studio at Lincoln Center), WattsWords Productions owner and the show's creator Daniel J. Watts is thrilled to give this platform to the artists in this community. "As an artist it is my duty to create and inspire." From one of his featured poems: "We (artists) are mother birds with child-like faith speaking off-spring words that fly away to be nurtured into new ideas. We must name them 'Inspiration' and wait for their return."

Reservations recommended, running time is 75 minutes.

About WattsWords Productions:

WattsWords Productions is the independent brain-child of Daniel J. Watts, dedicated to the promotion of his artistic visions. Credits include WORDS! (The Tank, NYC; Clark Studio at Lincoln Center). @dwattswords

About N&N Productions:

Nikole Vallins and Natalie Malotke are an independent producing and consulting team. Recent credits include: Rachelle Rak's - I'm In; Broadway Rhythm and Booze at Tillman's; Indomitable: JAmes Brown at Le Poisson Rouge; National Asian Artist's Project's, Oklahoma!; Steven Jamail's Concert at Hudson Terrace; the 2010 Gala for Transport Group; and the 2011 Gala for A.R.T./New York. For more information: www.vallinsandmalotke.com, @NandNprods.


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