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First Person Arts

DATE Monday, April 4, 2016
LOCATION Girard College Chapel (2101 S. College Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121)
TICKETS FREE to students currently enrolled in the Philadelphia School District, Charter Schools, their families, and select community groups. This event is NOT open to the general public. Please contact or 267-402-2055 for ticket inquiries.

A Co-Production with Philadelphia DBHIDS's, Philadelphia School District, and First Person Arts.

Bryshere “Yazz” Gray" of Fox's hit TV series Empire, joined by a diverse group of Philadelphia School District youth, will all perform personal stories that shatter misconceptions and give voice to the experience, strength, and resilient spirit of males of color. Directed by Ozzie Jones.

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About the Artist:

Yazz The Greatest (YTG), born Bryshere Ronald Gray in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia, is an American rapper and actor, and is best known for his role as Hakeem Lyon on Fox's hit TV series, Empire. His music performance highlights include: Jay-Z’s 2013 Made in America Festival; Sunoco’s Welcome America 4th of July Celebration; The Annual Roots Picnic Festival; Philadelphia’s signature annual ODUNDE Celebration; Power 99’s 2013 Powerhouse concert; and Opening for Fabolous and 2 Chainz.