Truth Underground rocks The Carrack

Bull City Poetry slam Jan 1

The upcoming spoken word documentary film, “Truth Underground” hosted a spectacular fundraiser this past Thursday in conjunction with the dynamic, zero-commission, gallery space, The Carrack. The evening was a rousing success. You can donate through the Southern Documentary Fund here to support this labor of love.

The filmmakers from Warner & Co. (full disclosure—the Clarion Content does their promotion) were a hit. They premiered the latest version of their trailer, and the last version that will be seen publicly for sometime as they now shift into production overdrive in an attempt to wrap filming by November.

The Carrack, The Clarion Content, and Warner & Co., were delighted to be able to host live spoken word delivered by C.J. Suitt, Jeremy Berggren, and Kane Smego.

The power of the spoken word in person is heart-rending. Tonight, in Durham, the Jambalaya Soul Poetry Slam is at the Hayti Heritage Center for a mere $7.00. Live, world class poetry on a Saturday night for less than the latest Hollywood tripe costs at the local mall.

Also tonight in Durham, The Carrack hosts a Two Year Anniversary Celebration for the space, the cause, and the Art.

In the meantime, check out some fabulous pictures of Thursday’s event at The  Carrack from the Clarion Content’s own, Rivka Grossinger.

photo by Rivka Grossinger

Art from The Carrack’s Community Show… photo by Rivka Grossinger



photo by Rivka Grossinger

Mercury Studio showed up en masse; photo by Rivka Grossinger



from the wonderful space, The Carrack.... photo by Rivka Grossinger

from the wonderful space, The Carrack… photo by Rivka Grossinger

Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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