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Hunts Point Summer Festival and Fish Parade

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Saturday, June 15th. Come catch my group Circa’95 perform at 2:30pm.
Let the summer begin!

Malcolm X Freedom Fest

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The Malcolm X Freedom Fest will feature some amazing Hip-Hop artists. Come thru and support my crew @circa95. The event is Free!

@circa95 will be performing at @greenfestival #NYC !

Wassup! Hope everyone is doing ok. Sending love to all those affected by the senseless violence in Boston. I wish I lived in a world where all living creatures were respected. Lets continue to fight the hate with love. You can’t fight fire with fire, you must fight fire with water.

This weekend is The Green Festival in NYC, celebrating earth day weekend that supports a sustainable economy, creating an ecological balance and social justice. I’m happy to be attending but also really excited that my group Circa ’95 has been asked to perform on the mainstage!! This is the first time we’ve been invited to perform for a festival this big. It makes it even better because of the message of the festival. The festival will feature inspiring speakers, a green marketplace, DIY workshops, cooking demos, organic beer and wine garden, eco fashion show, kid activities, organic food court, live music, green product samples and art installations.

So come check us out if your in the area!
Circa ’95 and friends will be performing on Sunday, April 21st at 2pm on the mainstage!

SPECIAL OFFER FOR OUR PEEPS !!!!

Green Festival has a special offer for our friends!
a free weekend pass to Green Festival, Earth Day weekend April 20-21 at the Javits Center North.
To accept your free weekend passes for New York City Green Festival… just click on the link: http://www.greenfestivals.org/nyc-2013-giveaway
and sign up with your unique promo code: CIRCA13
Once you have received your confirmation email, your FREE weekend pass will be waiting for you at Will Call! This FREE offer is limited to the first 250 people to sign up, so get your pass now! You can see the entire New York City Green Festival program of activities at http://grnfe.st/nyc-2013-guide or by visiting http://www.greenfestivals.org.

See you on Sunday!
Patty Dukes

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@LadiesLoveProj Spring Pop-Up Shop – April 13th!

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Join me on Saturday! LADIES LOVE PROJECT PRESENTS: 
SPRING 2013 POP-UP SHOP!
((( JUMP INTO SPRING with LOVE! ))) Shopping Event Showcases Brazen Art, Avant-Garde Fashion & Design at the Houston Street Center!

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LADIES LOVE PROJECT™ SPRING 2013 POP UP SHOP 
Date: Saturday, April 13th, 2013 
( Rain Date Sunday, April 14th ) 
Time:12PM-8PM ::: FREE 
Location: Houston Street Center 
273 Bowery, New York , NY 
2 trains to 2nd Ave or Delancey

Inspire

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Last week my group Circa ’95 was invited to perform and talk to a group of Junior High School students from Hyde Leadership Charter School in the Bronx. The sound system might not have been so great but the love that the students and staff showed was tremendous. They were so happy to see us at their school. Really, I think any artist could have been their but it was sweet and special because it was us. We are Puerto Rican and Dominican and most of the kids come from similar backgrounds. They know when someone is from around their way or not. They have wonderful instincts. I was really moved by all the girls that kept crowding around me. I’m still uneasy about being in front of groups of people…. I still get nervous and shy 😉 but to see their eyes, smiling faces, singing along and wanting me to sign my name on their arms was adorable. It also reminded me why I do this. And it’s to inspire! I can’t imagine making music that isn’t being thoughtful about the listener. These little girls are following what I’m doing. They are singing along. It’s a choice to uplift and inspire them.. Not insult them. Why would I call them “hoes” or say they are “bitches”? I think little girls need love and someone to tell them they are beautiful just the way they are. It’s time to change the perception of young women of color in the media. We are all not “ratchet” and Girls can wear sneakers …. they don’t need to wear heels to feel pretty. They can have wild curly hair, they can play basketball and be into technology. The rules are meant to be broken ladies. Keep dreaming big and inspiring each other. -PD

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@circa95 performs at @Launchpad BK for Women Love The World Festival

I will be in Brooklyn on Thursday night for a wonderful cause. Join me as I rock the mic with my group @circa95.

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Women Love the World: A three day festival and fundraiser celebrating women artist-activists and their contributions to bettering our world community.

A festival co-curated by Caits Meissner, Karla Rodriguez and Lehna Huie, featuring a visual art exhibition, art for social change panel, short film screenings, live music, poetry and on-site activism engagement. Held during Women’s History Month, on March 20-22, 2013 at LaunchPad Brooklyn, WLTW is dedicated to the journeys of women artists who live as activists, healing our world daily.

Participating artists include:

Art Exhibition: Monique Schubert, Jessica Ann Peavy, Micaela Anaya, Kameelah Janan Rasheed, Zozan Kotan, Tschabalala Self, Akeema-Zane and Lehna Huie

Film Screenings & Music: Lisa Russell, Nikyatu Jusu, Maya Azucena, Circa ’95, Shira E., Esmeralda Love and DJ Chela.

Poetry Readings: Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, Tonya Foster, Cheryl Boyce Taylor, Angel Nafis, Tahani Salah and Caits Meissner.

Circa ’95 will be performing on Thursday, March 21st.

Screenings : 7:45pm-8:30pm (Lisa & Nikyatu)
Music: 8:40pm-10:15pm
– Esmeralda Love
– Shira E
– Circa 95
– Maya Azucena

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Today at The Point

Come thru, I’m performing in The Bronx with my crew @circa95

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