David Garabaldi "Rhythm & Hue"Wednesday, August 28, 2013
7 p.m., Hoag Recital Hall
Student tickets are free
As a performance painter, Garibaldi creates images through his body movement and brushes while communicating via music to an amazed audience.
“I create images in an entertaining way and my hope is to inspire the audience to use their passion to benefit and inspire others,” said Garibaldi. “That is music and color. That is rhythm and hue.”
For this young artist, musical inspirations include U2, Kanye West, Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gay, The Beatles, Lady Gaga and Glitch Mob. Featured shows also include the beats of Garibaldi’s exclusive DJ, Joseph One. The energy of these performances is both mesmerizing and engaging and there is nothing like it in the world.
Hundreds of thousands have witnessed Garibaldi paint live by transforming a blank black canvas into pop art icons through his “Rhythm and Hue” shows. Garibaldi has performed for Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Intel and Disney. He has also been featured at charity events for Playboy, NBA, and celebrities Snoop Dog, Santana, Tommy Lee, Dave Navarro and Blue Man Group.
Adapted from www.garibaldiarts.com
W. Kamau Bell "Ending Racism in About an Hour"
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
7 p.m., Hoag Recital Hall
Student Tickets are free
San Francisco-based socio-political comedian and community activist
W. Kamau Bell is one of the fastest rising talents in the United States. He stars in his own weekly half-hour series on FX, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, executive produced by Chris Rock, who became a fan after seeing a performance of Kamau’s critically-acclaimed one man show. Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell dissects topical issues of race, sex, politics, class, and culture.
In 2010, Kamau released his second stand up album, Face Full of Flour, which was named one of the Top 10 Best Comedy Albums of the year by iTunes and Punchline Magazine. His first album One Night Only was released in 2007. Also in 2007 he developed his one-man show “The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About An Hour,” which received rave reviews from audiences, critics, and industry insiders.
Kamau is a founding member of the stand-up comedy collective “Laughter Against the Machine,” which, using fan-funding via Kickstarter, toured some of the most politically charged states in the country last year shooting a documentary that explores what role comedy plays in the revolution. In addition to visiting seven of the Occupy Wall Street encampments, they crossed the border in Arizona with immigration rights groups Culturestrike and Puente, marched with striking hotel workers in Chicago, went to a Mosque in Michigan, touched the levee in the lower 9th ward in New Orleans, and hung out with street artists against oil pipelines in DC.
Kamau co-hosts the podcast The Field Negro Guide to Arts & Culture with Living Colour guitarist Vernon Reid, writes the blog “Kamau’s Komedy Korner” for the San Francisco Weekly, and sits on the board of The Applied Research Center, a racial justice think tank and home for media and activism. He has been featured on several of the biggest comedy podcasts including WTF with Marc Maron, Comedy & Everything Else, Citizen Radio, The Sound of Young America, and Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and is a regular correspondent on The War Room on Current TV.