Rapper Wale to perform at MVCC

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Grammy-nominated hip-hop star Wale will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, in the Robert R. Jorgensen Athletic and Event Center at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica Campus, 1101 Sherman Drive. Tickets are $15 general, $10 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students (limited supply). This event is sponsored, in part, by MVCC’s Student Congress. The concert will be for mature audiences only.

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Wale is one of the most idiosyncratic talents in hip-hop and one of the most prominent figures in music today. After signing with Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group imprint in 2011, Wale released his breakthrough sophomore album, “Ambition,” which spawned the Grammy-nominated single “Lotus Flower Bomb (feat. Miguel)” followed by 2013’s “The Gifted,” which debuted atop Billboard’s “Top 200 Albums” chart. In 2015, Wale released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, “The Album About Nothing,” which features the hit “The Matrimony (feat. Usher).” The album sees Wale continuing his famed “About Nothing” mixtape trilogy, inspired by his favorite TV show, “Seinfeld.” Wale also serves as the CEO of a hat and accessory line, Wrkng Title, and recently was named creative ambassador for the NBA’s Washington Wizards. Learn more about him at walemusic.com.

Tickets for all Cultural Series events can be purchased in-person at the MVCC Box Office, Information Technology Building Room 106, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Friday, and at the Utica Campus Bookstore and the Rome Campus Student Services Center; online any time at www.mvcc.edu/tickets, or over the phone by calling 315.731.5721. Most Cultural Series events are $5 or less to the general public and many are free. Events include concerts, comedians, lectures, film screenings and discussions, workshops, family fun events, and more. The Cultural Series is brought to you by MVCC’s Cultural Events Council, in collaboration with MVCC’s Program Board, with significant support from the Student Activity Fee. The series maintains a major social media presence that can be followed on Facebook at “MVCC Cultural Series.” For the complete series lineup and ticket sales, visit www.mvcc.edu/culture.

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