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Legends in the Making

The minds behind batonrougeunderground and Corporate Slave Productions are bringing the next level of entertainment, inviting the public for a night that will “reclaim the essence of cool” with “Legends in the Making.”
This one night only concert event will be held on Saturday, Feb. 20 at the Spanish Moon at 8 p.m. and serves as an avenue to showcase the talents of up and coming musicians in Baton Rouge.
“Legends in the Making is a concept we came up with when we were talking about the acts we have had at previous shows and the new acts we are talking to,” said Bond. “Michael said to me while we were discussing the list of talent ‘you never know who you are watching.’”
It struck Bond how true that statement was.
“I thought back over my past, and all of the great shows I have been to,” said Bond. “The acts that played small venues or opened for big names that I have been to all over the US and I realized I had seen legends many times before they made it big. The name of the series came to me then.”
As the group discussed the vibe for the series, Bond drew on her years living in Las Vegas and how she loved the Rat Pack and their mid-century modern look.
“It’s just cool,” said Bond. “The style, the sound, the art, the loungey hipsters. I wanted to reach back in time and revive that electricity, but do it with a current flair.”
And so, “Legends” was born. Bond and her team have assembled for the first concert a variety of musical artists covering a spectrum of underground music focusing on underground and alternative hip hop, R&B and jazz funk. We have two acts, Soul Jettison and Symone and the B.O.B.S. (Band of Brothers & Sisters).
“Soul Jettison fuses R&B, jazz and funk in very innovative ways. Symone, well, in my opinion, is the Lauren Hill voice of Baton Rouge,” said Bond. “We also have Armed Rhymery from Lafayette joining us, a duo comprised of a young lady that goes by Mo Black and a young man Edward X. They are alternative hip hop artists, and their style is simply fantastic. As a woman, it brings me joy to see women in male-dominated industries bringing their A game. Morgane Prejean [Mo Black] is doing that.”
Also featured on the night are Kyle Hubbard from Houston, Marcel Black and George Johnson.
“Our last performer is DJ MikeLarry. MikeLarry is a DJ, who will make anyone want to get out on the dance floor,” said Bond. “I don’t care if you are 18 or 80. His mixes always just make you want to dance, and I don’t think there is any higher compliment you can give a DJ.”
The night will open with poet Toi Sibley, who is described as “perhaps one of the most moving poets of our time.” A lineup of amazing visual artists will be present to accompany the music including Paul Ruez, Michelle Elder, Jarred Monson, Bri Stevenson, Sam Frake, Fred Jones, Poette Iva, Leianna Loveday Funck and Adrian Wasso
“We will also have our Master of Ceremonies Jay Price and our non-profit group The Crew of RagTag Misfits,” said Bond.
Tickets for the event are $10. For more information, visit facebook.com/CrusadeArtShow.

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