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JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT EXHIBIT, BROOKLYN MUSEUM, 2005

21 Jul 2017 | Under Writing | Posted by | 0 Comments

I was only seventeen the year you died of a heroin overdose. Fab 5 Freddy read a poem by Langston at your memorial. I was just a hustler at the piers you stared at weeks before. I had no idea how Read more […]

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Broken Window by Emanuel Xavier

4 May 2016 | Under Writing | Posted by | 0 Comments

BROKEN WINDOW by Emanuel Xavier   i was once one with the night— defiant building reaching for the cobalt sky bright city lights the air crisp with defiance now i watch as i lay in my Read more […]

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An Evening With Miguel Algarin

17 Nov 2015 | Under Event | Posted by | 0 Comments

Miguel Algarin has perhaps undoubtedly been one of the biggest influences in my life. Without the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, which he co-founded, there would likely be fewer voices like myself given the Read more […]

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Survival: Looking back at a violent crime a decade later

25 Oct 2015 | Under Uncategorized | Posted by | 0 Comments

It was 10 years ago today, on October 25, 2005 that I survived being beaten by a group of teens. The incident, rumored to be a hate crime, left me only temporarily emotionally and physically defeated. Read more […]

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Disclosure

31 Aug 2015 | Under Uncategorized | Posted by | 0 Comments

As some of you may know, I had surgery to remove a vestibular schwannoma in early 2006 discovered after an incident which will have a ten-year-anniversary coming up this year on October 25. I have Read more […]

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Americano- Happy Fourth of July!

4 Jul 2015 | Under Uncategorized | Posted by | 0 Comments

Happy Fourth of July to all my fellow Americans and Americano’s!   AMERICANO by Emanuel Xavier I look at myself in the mirror trying to figure out what makes me an American I see Ecuador Read more […]

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LOGO & The Ski Trip- ten year anniversary

30 Jun 2015 | Under TBT | Posted by | 0 Comments

The cast of “The Ski Trip” with a fan- Emanuel Xavier, Daren J. Fleming, fan, Cassie Cruz, director Maurice Jamal  (Washington, DC, 2005) Ten years ago, on June 30, 2005, the LOGO network launched as Read more […]

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5-year-anniversary Legendary music video

23 Jun 2015 | Under Uncategorized | Posted by | 0 Comments

Five years ago, on this date, we released a fun throwback 90s video for Legendary- The E-mix directed by Arie Ohayon.  Fresh off The Legendary Project at El Museo del Barrio, the music video was choreographed Read more […]

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5-year-anniversary The Legendary Project

20 Jun 2015 | Under TBT | Posted by | 0 Comments

Five years ago on this date, dance, poetry, music and art came together to kick off NYC Pride at El Museo del Barrio with The Legendary Project. Choreographed by Ferdinand de Jesus (aka Freddie Xtravaganza), Read more […]

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Bushwick Bohemia | Emanuel Xavier | TEDxBushwick

10 Jun 2015 | Under Event | Posted by | 0 Comments

A moving and poetic performance discussing the transforming neighborhood of Bushwick. The speech pays both a tribute to the Bushwick circa 1997 while also recognizing the incredible hostility and violence Read more […]

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