Grammy-Winning Rapper Curtis Blow Meets with HS Students

Grammy-Winning Rapper Kurtis Blow Meets Verona HS Students Competing in "Madison School's Got Talent" Competition
Posted on 12/09/2015
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Kurtis Blow took time out of his busy trip to the Madison area to visit with Verona high school students about the importance of Education and the difference that has made in his life. He also came to share the excitement that two Verona students, Destiny Johnson and Solomon Roller, made two of the top three slots for the Madison's Schools Got Talent competition, held Tue. Dec. 8. First place winner was our very own DESTINY JOHNSON as more than 50 teens tried out with a panel of judges! Destiny won a $2500 sound engineer, studio session and production opportunity for her talent!

The UW-Madison Arts Institute, the School of Music and the Office of Multicultural Arts Initiatives (OMAI) within the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement are partnering with Breaking Barriers Mentoring, Inc. and many other community organizations and supporters, including Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, to bring the legendary hip hop artist, Kurtis Blow, for a guest appearance and the top three finalists of the Madison’s Schools Got Talent competition to perform on campus. 

Curtis Blow and student

Mr. Blow won a Grammy for his record, "These Are the Breaks" and has recorded multiple hip hop albums. He talked about studying the history of Music, and communication, in college and how that contributed to his success. 

Curtis Blow and students


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