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York College to host hip-hop performer Paige Hernandez on Oct. 19

September 26, 2016

Baltimore-area theatre artist Paige Hernandez will bring her personal story of growing up mixed-race during the 1980s to York College at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19, in DeMeester Recital Hall, Wolf Hall. “Paige in Full: A B-girl’s Visual Mixtape,” a blending of poetry, dance, media, and music, tells the tale of one multicultural girl’s journey through hip-hop to self-discovery. The performance is open to the public free of charge. 

Hernandez was named to the inaugural class of the Citizen Artist Fellow program at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts earlier this year and will come to York College directly from performing there with other hip-hop performers in “All the Way Live!” In addition, Theatre Communications Group recently named her a “Rising Leader of Color.” Partnering with her brother, musician Nick tha 1da, Hernandez tells a story that is personal yet universal and speaks to a dynamic hip-hop-influenced generation. In addition to her evening performance, Hernandez will work with York College theatre students on creating their own personal theatrical pieces during a residency earlier in the day.

“Paige in Full” draws upon a range of creative disciplines such as literature, music and visual arts. Since its premiere in 2010, the show has packed theatres, received exceptional reviews, and sold out performances across the country.

A private college located in southcentral Pennsylvania, York College offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,400 undergraduate students. The College also offers master's programs in business, education and nursing, and a doctorate in nursing practice.York College students enjoy a high-quality education that emphasizes practical application and a community invested in their success. The College provides a personal plan to help students focus their passions and attain their goals so they are prepared for a lifetime of meaningful careers – ready to meet the challenges of their profession and feeling confident and proud of their achievements.