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Curated Selections = Chosen works from artists across the globe

Digital Performances = Recorded performances from artists across the US

Live Performances = Performances live from Forbidden Studios

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Facilitated by Crux

A moment of stillness and guided intention setting with Crux as we prepare to enter 2023.

Be sure to bring a notebook!

8:15 pm ET

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Curated Selection #1

Olivia Burgess is a French/American dancer, model and actress living in New York City. She is a graduate of the Ailey/Fordham BFA program and the Academy of Healing Nutrition. Today, as Olivia continues to work in front of the camera, she is also stepping behind it to create her own visual narrative as a photographer, movement and art director.

8:30 pm ET

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Live Performance #1

FuzzMack is a multi-faceted musician, engineer, producer, rapper, & singer-songwriter hailing from Pottstown, PA.

8:45 pm ET

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Curated Selection #2

Rachel Repinz is a dancer, choreographer, scholar, and teaching artist based in Philly and NYC. She received a BA and MFA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo State College and Temple University. Rachel is currently a first-year doctoral student in Dance Studies at Texas Woman’s University. She founded RACHEL:dancers (Rachel and Dancers), a multi-medium, multi-modal, dance performance company, & she co-directs Bashi Arts, with Enya-Kalia Jordan. For more information, find her at racheldeforrestrepinz.com.

FEATURED PERFORMERS: Peyton Eidle, Gabriella Galvan, Lindsey Garnhart, Lena Josef, Mijkalena Smith, Megan Vo

8:35 pm ET

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Digital Performance #1

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4VR consists of Ren & Cesar, a multi-talented songwriter/producer duo. Combining relatable personal experiences with visceral percussion, 808s, and futuristic synths, 4VR has crafted a truly unique style of Dark Pop/R&B that is as refreshing as it is hard-hitting. Their discography includes "The Mirage" EP, ‘Fidelity’ and 7MINUTES24VR. They are working on a powerful new project on their own called “TRON”, a deep dive into 4VR’s mind, portrayed through a neon digital game space inspired by the Disney movie Tron Legacy. The full album “TRON” is out now!

8:40 pm ET

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Check in #1

Our live painters will be creating brand new paintings as we bring in the year of 2023! We will check in with them 3 times to witness their process. We encourage you to use this time to also navigate the program, check out the live art gallery, refill on snacks, & prepare for the next Act.

Live tunes by DJ REEZEY from Forbidden Studios!

9:00 pm ET

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Curated Selection #3

Mijkalena (Mijka) Smith is a Philadelphia-based dance artist interested in the integration of poetry, movement, and music to create a rich artistic experience. Learn more at mijkalenasmith.com

9:10 pm ET

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Curated Selection #4

Memphis, Tennessee-based rapper/producer Jon Waltz first entered the public eye when he released his debut single, "Bang (Left My Home)" in 2013, while he was just 17.

9:15 pm ET

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Digital Performance #2

Lukey is the stage name of Filipino-American artist and producer Lucas Geniza. The Philadelphia-based musician is a true multifaceted talent, finding unprecedented success across multiple genres and production styles. Lukey continues to build up a decorated resume that includes over 5+ million global streams and placements on Spotify’s coveted Soultronic, Fresh Finds, Fresh Finds: Indie, and Fresh Finds: Pop playlists. See more at lukey.cc.

9:20 pm ET

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Curated Selection #5

Emjay Mendez is the Founder of CHAMBER, a creative coalition focused on art development and training movement artists for their journey

9:25 pm ET

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Live Performance #2

Deity is a drum & dance duo created by India & Crux. This duo & the work they create represents women, melanated bodies, and performance artists globally.

9:30 pm ET

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Check in #2

Our live painters will be creating brand new paintings as we bring in the year of 2023! We will check in with them 3 times to witness their process. We encourage you to use this time to also navigate the program, check out the live art gallery, refill on snacks, & prepare for the next Act.

Live tunes by DJ REEZEY from Forbidden Studios!

9:45 pm ET

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Digital Performance #3

Klarc Naomi is an artist, student, educator, and multi-instrumentalist. She was born and raised in Houston, Texas and is based there as well. She is currently studying at Berklee College of Music while teaching elementary school music. Klarc has been acclaimed by artists such as Neyo, Pleasure P, Chloe Bailey, Big Sean, Redman, Masego, and more.

10:00 pm ET

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Curated Selection #6

Through genre-bending musical production, reflective lyricism, and multidisciplinary creative works, BXB LOVE explores what it means to have grown up in the age of technology. Stepping outside the proverbial box, LOVE follows their inspiration freely, allowing for an artistic expression that is an honest reflection of themself and the world around them. Purposefully choosing an ambiguous & androgynous pseudonym, LOVE explores the fluidity of the human experience and works to liberate themself from the unspoken expectations placed on women of color to perform a certain role within the music industry.

10:10 pm ET

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Live Performance #3

Davesocozy is an artist, producer, photographer, & graphic designer that uses art as a tool to uplift & inspire. Lotus Flwr is a multi-dimensional artist with a passion for healing the inner child. Their colorful & playful style aims to promote expression & joy for all. Together, they run Cozy Lotus Studios, a creative space where they offer song production, photography services, & healing sessions.

Learn more: davesocozy  |  lotus flwr

10:20 pm ET

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Curated Selection #7

Latashá is the epitome of a polymath creatrix. A multi-hyphenated entrepreneurial artist, Latasha is an NFT enthusiast and Head of Community Programming at NFT protocol ZORA by day. And by nite, She is singer-songwriter, rapper, producer, and performance artist. Her heart-work is in forging her theories and stories of Black femininity, self-empowerment, autonomy, love, and transcendence into all that she voices and using technology from NFT's to Midi controllers to bring her experiences to new dimensions.

10:40 pm ET

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Curated Selection #8

gregNWMN is a budding lyricist in progressive hip-hop that represents the vision of where raw energy & production is headed in the near future. Through genre blending and an impactful presence, gregNWMN pushes the envelope on open, honest energy in each interview, song, & visual release.

10:45 pm ET

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Curated Selection #9

FOMOUA’s technique focuses on looking for a perfect mix between African and hip-hop dance based on the motions of daily life as a source of movement.
He is the Co-choreographer and performer of the company X-Trem Fusion based in France. And since 2019 he has been an artistic and educational speaker at the National Choreographic Center of Rennes and Britanny.

10:55 pm ET

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Live Performance #4

Stonez The Organic is a multi-hyphenate intuitive that seeks to combine his service-centered soul mission with his passion for art. He strives to transmute the current climate of our dimensional reality to that of a conscious, healing vibration. Through an array of media such as music, photography, graphic design and 3-D modeling, Stonez communicates messages of love, divinity, and truth.

11:00 pm ET

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ALL IRL RSVPs are automatically entered into the raffle for a Forbidden Fruit Wellness Basket.

ALL VIRTUAL attendees will receive original Forbidden Fruit Screensaver art.

ALL Web 3.0 folks that mint the 402HQ Stream will receive an NFT ART airdrop.

11:15 pm ET

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Final Check-in!

Our live painters will be creating brand new paintings as we bring in the year of 2023! We will check in with them 3 times to witness their process. We encourage you to use this time to also navigate the program, check out the live art gallery, refill on snacks, & prepare for the FINAL countdown.

Live tunes by DJ REEZEY from Forbidden Studios!

11:30 pm ET

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Join Crux & Stonez for the final countdown of 2023.

What are you grateful for? This is the perfect time to think about it & send love out to the universe.

11:45 pm ET

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Transcend through music & dance while DJ Reezey transitions us from 2022 to 2023 with rhythmic soul. Release your inhibitions & join us on the dance floor IRL & at home too!

12:00 am ET

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