The Hammer Museum presents Chuck D, author, producer, and co-founder of Public Enemy, and Margaret Cho, comedian and political commentator.
According to the Hammer website:
"Leader and co-founder of rap group Public Enemy, Chuck D redefined rap music and hip hop culture with the 1987 release of the group’s explosive debut album, Yo! Bum Rush The Show. He has addressed weighty issues about race, rage, and inequality with a unique combination of intelligence and eloquence. With Spike Lee and Yusuf Jah, Chuck D co-authored Fight the Power: Rap, Race, and Reality. Born Carlton Ridenhour, he has also produced the internet sites rapstation.com and bringthenoise.com, which release music and news to the hip hop community. Recently, Chuck D has become the co-host of Bring the Noise Radio, the Saturday night program of Air America Radio with Kyle Jason, Davey D, and Martha Diaz. He is currently working on a second book and has also formed rock band, Confrontation Camp, that will release an album this summer.
Margaret Cho’s distinctive and often outrageous sense of humor has been featured in film, television, and live theater. Cho, the daughter of Korean immigrants, grew up in San Francisco, and began her comic career at age 16. She starred in the ground-breaking ABC sitcom All American Girl and made cameos in several Hollywood films. Her one-woman show, I’m the One That I Want, was an off-Broadway hit in 1999. Best known for her 2002 stand-up routine Notorious C.H.O. and feature film of the same name, the comedian finished her Revolution, tour through the United States in December 2003. Always incorporating activism in her comedy, Cho has been honored by the National Organization for Women, GLAAD, and the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund. Her newest comedy show to tour in the fall, State of Emergency, will address the political state of our nation."
This event is part of the Hammer Forum.
Date: Tuesday, July 13, 2004
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
10899 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Cost: This event is free and open to the public; if you wish to visit the galleries, admission is required - see www.hammer.ucla.edu and click on Visiting.
Seating is limited and will be first come, first serve. The Hammer staff suggests people arrive early in order to get a seat. For info on Museum hours and parking, please visit www.hammer.ucla.edu and click on Visiting.
Hammer Museum Tel: 310-443-7000
Sponsor(s): UCLA Hammer Museum