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Open Moments NYC’s “The Soul House Poetry Open Mic” is the place to be – Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 8:00pm to see the phenomenal Actor, Poet, David “D-Black” Roberts Featuring at Open Moments NYC’s “The Soul House Poetry Open Mic” @ Manhattan Brew & Vine for their $5 POETRY OPEN MIC + FEATURED ARTIST monthly series. This special-featured show will be hosted by Laurine and Samson Poet.


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Not only will there be wine, spirits, beer, music, poetry, singing, fun & laughter — at “The Soul House Poetry Open Mic” there is always a featured artist for your entertainment pleasure. With the multi-talented “D-Black” performing as this month’s featured artist, “The Soul House Poetry Open Mic” is going to be FIRE!

THIS is a series that you want to be a part of. Get out and witness the greatness of D-BLACK’s spoken word poetry! Seriously…GO!




Open Moments Logo“Come through to Manhattan Brew & Wine (@mbv_manhattan), have a few drinks and enjoy the OPEN MIC hosted by Samson Poet (@samsonpoet) and Laurine; along with a special feature performance by David “D-Black” Roberts.

Come by after your long day, perform and/or listen. Enjoy the many appearances and our Feature of the evening.

$5 entry (comes with 1 complimentary happy-hour drink)

Open Mic list closes at 9:30pm, so get there early.”





D Black Blk Wht Image from WebsiteActor/Spoken-word Artist, D-BLACK is a Bronx-native who has been writing and performing poetry for a number of years. Being a direct descendant of an African mother (Sierra Leone to be exact) and being born and raised in African-American surroundings has helped D-BLACK to look at his culture from “both sides of the fence”. With this background, as well as his love & experience for acting, D-BLACK has done his best to feed others with his verbal food for thought. By blending his social/psychological awareness with his urban/Afro-centric flavor he tries his best to express issues that promote Black awareness and unity.

He has been doing so successfully at such venues as the Apollo, NJPAC (New Jersey Performing Arts Center), the African Burial Grounds, Nuyorican Poets’ Café, Urban Juke Joint, Barnes & Noble’s, MOCAs in Harlem, the Knitting Factory, the Bowery Poets Café, and various “Spoken Word Showcases” hosted by Hottest Poets, Inc. and For the Love of Poetry. He has been named a Regional Grand Slam Spoken Word Champion for The Great Debaters Slam 2007, Nubian Heritage Slam 2007, and an opening–act for Phyllis Yvonne-Stickney at Symphony Space in Harlem. He is also the three-time winner of the Manhattan Monologue Slam for August ’08 – November ’08 (www.mmslam.com) and finalist of the Star Project Competition for ABFF 2013 (www.abff.com).

D-Black is currently promoting his second DVD project, MOMENT OF CLARITY.  Sixteen live performances (& photo gallery) of entertaining theater fused with well-written/animated poetry. The colors that he brings add flair, shape, & poise to a simplistic yet well-profound journey. This wonderful piece of work is not to be mistaken for his first DVD project entitled, THE BLACK EXPERIENCE – the visual anthology DVD based upon his double-chapbook, “just my thoughts”. The dvd consists of 12 live performances recorded at various poetry venues that are sure to captivate, provoke, and entertain. He has also written and starred in his own one-man show, “The D-Black Experience”. (order your copies @ ) His poetry can also be found in the 2015 Anthology “The BX Files: Contemporary Poetry from the Bronx” — edited by El DAVÍD — published by ELKAT Productions.
BX Files Book Cover
D-Black is also known for his various theatrical roles in off-Broadway plays/commercials: BLACK WALL STREET, CARMAX, & CANON 7D, just to name a few. He was featured in R ‘n B star, Tiffany Evans’ music video, “I’m Grown” and is currently starring in the off-Broadway production “Black Angels Over Tuskegee” (www.blackangelsovertuskegee.com)

To keep abreast of D-Black’s upcoming events and bookings, please join his email list. (visit his website at: davidrobertsdblack.com)

***LINK TO “THE BX FILES” ON AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/BX-Files-Contemporary-Poetry-Bronx/dp/1517756464/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451620753&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=%22the+black+experience%22+david+roberts


Open Moments NYC’s “The Soul House Open Mic” at Manhattan Brew & Wine can be just the spot for you, each month, when you want to have a relaxing drink and be entertained in a comfortable atmosphere. Call up some friends, or come alone. You, Poetry Open Mic fans out there — step up to the mic and light it up with poetry that you’d like to share. YOUR ART is welcomed! Just relax and enjoy yourself!

The Soul House Poetry Open Mic Featuring David “D-Black” Roberts @ Manhattan Brew & Vine
DATE: Tuesday, January 12, 2016
TIME: 8:00pm – 11:00pm (Open Mic list closes at 9:30pm)
COST: $5 (comes with 1 complimentary happy-hour drink)
Manhattan Brew & Vine
Manhattan Brew & Vine
998 Columbus Ave.
New York, New York 10025

TRAVEL: B, C, or 1 train to 110th St.

For more information on Open Moments NYC’s “The Soul House Poetry Open Mic”, visit:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OMNYC4?fref=nf
Twitter: @OpenMomentsNYC
Email: [email protected]
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For more information about David “D-Black” Roberts, follow him on:
Webpage: davidrobertsdblack.com
Twitter:  David aka D-Black @DBlack504

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