New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study will feature Deaf hip-hop artist SignMark and Deaf comedian CJ Jones in “Signs & Rhymes,” a concert to be held on Monday, April 16, 5 p.m. at the Jerry Labowitz Theater (1 Washington Place [at Broadway]).
The event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required at goo.gl/2TeVA. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, call 212.992.9823 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Bleecker Street). Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or email@example.com.
SignMark, who’s from Finland, is the first Deaf artist to sign a record deal with a major label and released the world's first sign language hip-hop DVD in 2006. His performances are bilingual, featuring American Sign Language and English.
CJ Jones, a Deaf entertainer and comedian, will serve as the event’s MC. He has appeared on NBC’s “Frasier,” PBS’ “Sesame Street,” and Broadway’s “Children of a Lesser God.”
The event is organized by the Gallatin Student Council.