Meet The Band

MEET THE BAND

LOVE the poet

July 20, 2006|By SAM SESSA

Hometown -- Baltimore

Current members --Michelle "LOVE" Nelson

Founded in --2001

Style --performance poetry

Influenced by --Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Maya Angelou

Notable --On her two albums, LOVE's Journey ... It Begins and justLOVEpoetryink Presents: LOVE's Journey ... The Middle Passage, Nelson injects her personal life into her music. The CD release party for The Middle Passage is Saturday.

FOR THE RECORD - An article in yesterday's Live section listed an incorrect date for LOVE the poet's CD release party at the Eubie Black National Jazz Institute and Cultural Center. It's Sunday.
The Sun regrets the error.

Quotable --"I take it as an opportunity to purge what's going on with me," Nelson said. "It's very therapeutic. I believe that if I can share my experience with the world and people who are out there and one person can say, `Hey, I can relate to that,' and I touch one person's life and let them know that they're not alone in whatever it is they're going through, so be it. If that means I have to lay all my cards on the table, then I will."

Hear LOVE the poet Saturday at the Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St. The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, and include a CD. Call 443-904-9481 or visit myspace.com/lovethepoet.

sam.sessa@baltsun.com

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