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Karaoke Star!

Alex Billman belts it out

Alex Hillman Belts it Out.

Alex Hillman is a self proclaimed “microphone whore” and “karaoke regular” in Philadlephia, so its no wonder that he is dying to meet one of our First Person Artists – Brian Raferty.
Brian is a karaoke maniac. Not only does he sing all the time, he has even written a book about it. This karaoke obsession has lead him across the globe, touring karaoke bars everywhere. And you can’t go on a journey like that without coming back with some stories. To hear him speak and sing, come to the Painted Bride this Friday where you and other karaoke buffs and novices alike will be filling the room.

Here is a tidbit of what Alex has to say about Brian and karaoke in his blog dangerouslyawesome.com:

“I truly believe that Brian’s thesis is right, and having completed the Whuffaoke tour, I firmly believe that Karaoke CAN change a person’s life…and quite possibly the world.

I think that karaoke has some of the most important qualities of an event that, as a society, we need now more than ever before.

Karaoke is empowering.

Karaoke is a form of creative expression, musically and theatrically.

Karaoke helps build strong bonds between people.

Karaoke makes people smile.

I’m super stoked that Philly’s First Person Arts Festival has brought Brian in from Brooklyn for an event this Friday at the Painted Bride, called: Karaoke Obsessed. First Person Arts is notorious in Philly for bringing some of the best events centered around story-telling to life, including the extremely popular Story Slam.”

So don’t miss the event or the blog! I’ll see you there!

Upcoming Events
  • StorySlam: Laws of Nature (tickets on sale 4/8/19)
  • Date: April 30, 2019
  • Time: 7:30 PM
  • Venue: The Playground at the Adrienne
  • Location: 2030 Sansom Street
  • I Want to Be: Stories Inspired by Jerry Pinkney
  • Date: May 4, 2019
  • Time: 7 PM - 9 PM
  • Venue: Woodmere Art Museum
  • Location: 9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118