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Music, spoken word fuel radio racial justice special Sunday

Arts education advocate Azure Antoinette and up-and-coming Australian music artist Emily Rex perform as "Spare Pages" Sunday,Sept. 11 on a live broadcast at KVMR.
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Another experiment in community engagement comes to the airwaves of KVMR 89.5 FM and the radio station’s Community Room this Sunday night on the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

It’s a special edition of the station’s occasional “Our Town” specials, this time featuring millenial poet and arts education advocate Azure Antoinette and up-and-coming Australian music artist Emily Rex performing together as Spare Pages. The broadcast will air live Sunday 7 p.m to 9 p.m. (89.5 FM, kvmr.org streaming) and is being hosted and produced by Elisa Parker of See Jane Do.

“This evening is to celebrate and encourage compassion, healing from violence and racial justice,” notes Parker.



Called the “Maya Angelou of the Millenials,” Antoinette was included in Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women in the World” issue and recently emceed for Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way: Emotion Revolution” college tour.

Meanwhile, Rex was a finalist in the Austrialian version of “The Voice” with coach will.i.am (The Black Eyed Peas) and says, “My dream is to move people through my music and put a smile on people’s faces.”




As Spare Pages, Azure and Emily recently made their album debut together with “First, Listen.”

Also featured in the program is SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice), a national network of groups and individuals organizing for racial justice.

Parker will also be joined by the local band Whee The People and its founder, Tommy Daly.

The live broadcast event is free and open to the public, with doors opening at 6:30 for the 7 p.m. show.


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