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Hot news: DMC to headline First Thursday

August 15th, 2017

DMC will headline the next First Thursday at the AGO. Image courtesy of the AGO.

After a short summer break in August, the AGO’s monthly art party series First Thursdays is back for September! And like all successful back-to-school seasons, it has a fresh new look… and an incredible artist to kick things off!

Legendary DJ DMC (Darryl McDaniels) will be headlining First Thursday on September 7 (tickets go on sale this Thursday, August 17 – max. four tickets per purchase). Co-founder of the groundbreaking group Run-DMC, Darryl “DMC” McDaniels is a legendary music icon who changed the course and the visibility of the hip hop genre.  Run-DMC was the first rap group to grace the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine and the first to appear on MTV. They changed music, culture, fashion, language and made history DMC has always paved his own path, crossing genres between hip-hop and rock, rap and comics, and has been a life-long advocate for kids in foster care as well as many other social causes. In 2009, Run-DMC became only the second hip-hop act to be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2016 he received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

Catching this show in as intimate a setting as Walker Court is sure to be a hot ticket – don’t miss your chance when they go on sale on Thursday, August 17 at 10 am, available online. Tickets are $13 or $11 for AGO Members in advance, or $16 or $14 for AGO Members at the door.

Tickets are highly limited and sold on a first-come, first-served basis. We anticipate more demand than supply, so please get organized now and don’t be haters later when it sells out!

Image courtesy of the artist.

First Thursday: Borderlines also features local artists who break boundaries and challenge borders, inspired by the exhibition Every.Now.Then: Reframing Nationhood, including Maria Qamar, a.k.a. HATECOPY, RUDE Collective (Real Unapologetic Diverse Expression), and 2Spirit/Queer, Métis/Saultreaux/Polish visual artist Dayna Danger.

Stay tuned to the First Thursday webpage for updates on more artists, projects, and highlights you can expect at the next event. See you there!

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