Amiri Baraka prepares his words at a Vision Fest sound check this afternoon.
The 14th year of Arts for Art's Vision Festival begins tonight at 7:30p and will run for seven action packed evenings, including full days of art, music and dance over the weekend. Performances this evening include Brass Bang, Douglas R. Ewart and Inventions "Dawn" (featuring poetry from poet icon and revolutionary political activist Amiri Baraka), video by Luciano Rossetti, and Lawrence D. "Butch" Morris Conducts A Chorus of Poets and String Ensemble. Tomorrow night honors saxophonist Marshall Allen. Go here for the full schedule. We'll be posting updates and interviews from the festival throughout the week.