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Published: Nov 28, 2023


Performances are presented as part of the Broward Center’s Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative

The Broward Center and Art Prevails Project present The Happening: A Theatrical Mixtape, Volume V | A Hip-Hop Love Story, Friday, December 15 - Sunday, December 17 with five performances in the Abdo New River Room.

Created and directed by Darius V. Daughtry, this latest in the Art Prevails Project's annual series takes the 'theatrical mixtape' to its next level while taking the audience on a journey of beats, rhymes, and life. The 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop serves as the soundtrack for this multidisciplinary journey of the rhythms and rhymes of life, love and everything in-between. Audiences will be treated to a talk-back with the cast following each performance.

Art Prevails Project pursues a mission of strengthening communities - particularly those that are underserved and historically marginalized - by investing in people through literary and performing arts. It aims to make art accessible, entertaining, informative and inspirational. Since its founding in 2015, it has facilitated creative arts, poetry and performance workshops/classes to more than 1,500 students in South Florida, performed at more than 60 community events and staged 20 original theater productions.

This event is part of the Broward Center’s Arts for Action: Black Voices initiative presented by Baptist Health and JM Family Enterprises, Inc. This initiative featuring a variety of multi-disciplinary discussions, performances, and art-making events focuses on how the arts and artists can be a force for change in addressing critical issues of social justice and racial inequality.

One of South Florida’s best-known poets, authors, directors and educators, Daughtry has been involved in the Broward Center’s Arts for Action: Black Voices since the initiative was launched and presented The Happening: A Theatrical Mixtape Volumes III and IV, a reading of his play Seeking, and a preview of his play Head Above Water: The Life of Esther Rolle.

Performances are: Friday, December 15 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 16 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, December 17 at 2 and 6 p.m.

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The Broward Center 2023/2024 season is supported by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Spirit and UHealth University of Miami Health System. Programs are also sponsored in part by the State of Florida through the Division of Arts and Culture and the National Endowment for the Arts.

About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts

One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive Spirit Club Level and UHealth-University of Miami Health System Intermezzo Lounge, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 100,000 students annually. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit