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I AM SHELLY BELL

Rank #6 US Alexandria, VA Spoken Word / R&B / Acoustic Soul Rock

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Sounds Like: ♥ Jill Scott ♥, The Roots, Erykah Badu, Gil Scott-Heron French fans, The Last Poets

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Manager: Seven City Art Society

Bio: To merely refer to North Carolina native and Alexandria, VA resident Shelly Bell as a curious and talented consumer of life's most positive energies would only tell half of the story. An award-winning poet, as well as a songwriter and published author, her diversity of skills allow her to expertl... See Full Bio

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    Mar 28


    Alexandria, VA, US | 7:00pm

    Alexandria, VA, US
    Fri Mar 28 7:00pm

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    A Celebration of Women in Art (SWAN DAY 2014) Have you ever heard of SWAN DAY? Support Women Arts Now (SWAN) Day is a national celebration of women in arts. To highlight SWAN Day Shelly Bell and The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association @ the Athenaeum collaborate to bring you the 2014 SWAN DAY KICK-OFF EVENT! A celebration of women artists hosted by Shelly Bell Monologue by Princess Best Speaks Music by Mary Bowman Live painting by Cierra Tenhue Poetry Performances/Reading by various women poets March 28, 2014 7pm, $10 donation to women artists The Athenaeum 201 Prince St. Alexandria, VA 22314 Meet the artists: Princess Best Performing a snippet from her one woman show entitled "Shameless." Shameless, is a hip-hop theater exploration of the history, health and communication of Black women and girls. From African handed-down traditions to entertainment video vixens, we now live in a time where you can get your pap smear results online. In this age of technology, what are Black girls learning about their woman-ology, especially their bodies? P.M.S. (Physical, Mental & Spiritual) has got a new meaning and Shameless is set to connect how the health of Black girls impacts the universal world. Mary Bowman Mary Ellen Bowman is a 25 year old singer, musician, poet, author, educator, and a nationally known advocate for people living with HIV/AIDS. She has written and published a collection of poetry entitled LOTUS and is currently writing her 2nd collection of poetry as well as recording her first EP as a singer and musician. Mary is a woman living with HIV and has shared her story on many stages including the 2012 International Conference on AIDS, the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and a host of other college and university stages. Mary is currently working full time as a Community Health Worker, linking and retaining people living with HIV in medical care as well as facilitating support groups for women living with HIV/AIDS. Cierra Tenhue My name is Cierra Tenhue. People call me Lola. I returned home from the Art Institute of New York to perfect my craft and grow in my artistry. Within a years time, what is now Friendly Artillery has emerged and blossomed beautifully. Including not only one of a kind hand made jewelry, but also painting, designing unique bow ties, and baking phenomenal desserts. For my first year as a full time artist I can confidently say you have only seen the tip of the iceberg. Working to develop my artistry to not only promote confidence in one's self. Proclaiming and owning one's individuality. But most importantly, using art as a release to shine bright even in darkness...mastering your own destiny. Art saves lives. I am a firm believer. With it, we are all conquerers.

  • 2013

    Dec 3


    Washington, DC, US | 8:00pm
    Poetry on H - Drew Law & ...
    Washington, DC, US
    Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:00pm

    Details

    Poetry is commmmiinnnggg to your strreeetttt... #dcpoets Poetry on H The Duo Show hosted by Shelly Bell featuring Drew Law & Pages Matem Two of DC's finest hit the stage to bring you an interactive showcase of poetry, music, and other ish that's cool like that! The first duo was Shelly Bell and B. Sharise Moore. Don't be crazy enough to miss this event again! Details about the next duo will be announced at the show. December 3, 2013 Happy Hour @ 7pm Show @ 8pm, FREE Da Luft Lounge (DC) 1242 H St, NE In collaboration with Kojami Songwriters & Poets Seven City Art Society, LLC

  • 2013

    Nov 18


    Arlington, VA, US | 7:30pm

    Arlington, VA, US
    Mon Nov 18, 2013 7:30pm

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    Doors open at 7:30pm, the open mic starts at 8pm. For two hours, audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week. Expect to be moved, expect a packed house, expect the unexpected, but above all come with an open mind and ear. $5 Cover. On the day of the event, tickets can be purchased online here starting at midnight and in the restaurant starting at 10:00 AM (cash only). No refunds. Ticket purchase limit of 4 per person. Tickets will be sold at the door if available. Guests must have their wristbands (tickets) on upon entering the event.

  • 2013

    Oct 29


    Washington, DC, US | 7:00pm
    Da Luft
    Washington, DC, US
    Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:00pm

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    Poetry is commmmiinnnggg to your strreeetttt... #dcpoets Poetry on H The Duo Show featuring Droopy the Broke Baller and Dwayne B. aka The Crochet Kingpin Two of DC's finest hit the stage to bring you an interactive showcase of poetry, music, and other ish that's cool like that! The first duo was Shelly Bell and B. Sharise Moore. Don't be crazy enough to miss this event again! Details about the next duo will be announced at the show. October 29, 2013 Happy Hour @ 7pm Show @ 8pm, FREE Da Luft Lounge (DC) 1242 H St, NE In collaboration with Kojami Songwriters & Poets Seven City Art Society, LLC Crochet Kingpin Who are these poets anyway?! Drew Anderson aka "Droopy the Broke Baller" Bio "People call him the black Weird Al Yankovic, but I think Weird Al Yankovic is the white Droopy the Broke Baller." - @DrewLawDMV. He be the slash (/) man. Not slash as in "half", but indeed he is a "cut-up". Entertainer/educator. Poet/emcee. Filmmaker/actor. Comic/tragic. Adored/ignored. Good lover/bad boyfriend. Selfless/self-absorbed. His words provoke laughter/thought, and just when you think you've got him all figured out, he'll present a whole new side/front. All that he promises is that the investigation will be ever worth the effort. He be Drew Anderson/Droopy the Broke Baller. Be forewarned/excited. Dwayne B Dwayne Lawson-Brown always has a hard time writing bios. The 29 year old SouthEast DC native finds inspiration in the community he serves, his family history, and the ever evolving realm of relationships. He’s the co-host of the NUSPA award winning poetry venue “Spit Dat” with Droopy the BrokeBaller. Dwayne is also a fashion designer making a splash with his Crochet Kingpin line of scarves and accessories, His work has earned him articles in the DC Examiner, The Washington Post, as well as segments on WETA and BBCAmerica, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s “Emerging Leaders Award. His personal goal is to be a good dad and a nice guy. Follow him on Twitter @crochetkingpin and check out his newly launched website/blog crochetkingpin.com BE THERE!

  • 2013

    Oct 15


    Washington, DC, US | 7:00pm
    Da Luft
    Washington, DC, US
    Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:00pm

    Details

    Poetry on H - Shelly Bell & B. Sharise Moore Poetry is commmmiinnnggg to your strreeetttt... #dcpoets Poetry on H The Duo Show featuring Shelly Bell and B. Sharise Moore Two of DC's finest hit the stage to bring you an interactive showcase of poetry, music, and other ish that's cool like that! October 15, 2013 Happy Hour @ 7pm Show @ 8pm, FREE Da Luft Lounge (DC) 1242 H St, NE MEET Shelly Bell at www.iamshellybell.com MEET B. Sharise Moore at http://www.bsharise.com/ This event is creatively brought to you In collaboration with Da Luft DC Kojami Songwriters & Poets Seven City Art Society, LLC B Sharp Piano Conservatory This is just the first of many showcases to come! Details about the next duo will be announced at the show. Event hashtags: #POH #DCPoets #FallForShelly #SongPo

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Q: I Love your work...How long have you been writing?
A: Hi, thank you so much! I have been writing since I was 8, but performing for about 3 years. I just hit the ground running. It feels so good that I work hard daily to be professional at it!

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