Showtime! Come To VIBE’s Verbal Stimulation Event TONIGHT!

Spoken word lovers listen up! Vibe’s Verbal Stimulation Spoken Word series is a recurring showcase-hosted by spoken word icon Mahogany L. Browne- that seeks to give dynamic exposure and entertainment industry experience to all types of talent. The showcase features everyone from poets to storytellers to MCs and lyricists from a variety of areas both locally here in NYC and nationally. A winner is chosen from each showcase and they are given a headlining spot in the following VVS showcase as well as a feature story on the showcase’s website,

Kimberly Exum, a talented artist from Baltimore, MD earned the winning honors for VVS 1.1 (the first installation of the VVS showcase). Exum holds a B.A. of Fine Arts in theatre performance from Virgina Commonwealth University and has performed in an array of plays ranging from For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is not Enuf to Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Additionally, Exum honed her poetic skills by immersing herself in the local poetry scene, directing spoken- word pieces and her 2009 solo performance. Exum believes that her most notable accomplishment in life thus far is earning her Bachelors- an achievement she feels is an inextricable and extremely important aspect of her artistic journey.

VVS 1.2 begins tonight at 7:30 PM at HK (Hell’s Lounge) located at 405 W 39th Street at 9th Avenue in NYC and will feature a medley of bright, rising stars such as Vogue influencer and jewelry designer Nyne Lives and Berklee School of Music graduate and singer Jennah Bell. You can check out all the artists at

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