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Grammy-winning rapper Secret Agent 23 Skidoo offers kid-centric, multi-instrumental, hip-hop performance

March 22, 2017

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Fresh from winning the 2017 Grammy for Best Children’s Album, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo brings his hip-hop, multi-instrumental, family-centered show to the Moss Arts Center on April 8 at 3 p.m.

The performance will be held in the Anne and Ellen Fife Theatre, located within the Moss Arts Center’s Street and Davis Performance Hall at 190 Alumni Mall.

Described as part Dr. Seuss and part Dr. Dre, Skidoo mixes a wide spectrum of genres into musically sophisticated and lyrically intelligent house party classics. Mixing instrumental funk and positive, witty wordplay, he has earned a loyal national following. The core of Skidooʼs music is the celebration of creativity, exploration, adventure, and diversity.

The performance will include music from Skidoo’s latest album and Grammy-winner, “Infinity Plus One,” which takes kids into outer space and deep into their imaginations. The collection of songs spans stories of a moth flying to the moon on “Glimmer” and a girl building an infinite luck machine powered by “Lucktricity.”

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Skidoo's album, “The Perfect Quirk,” was nominated for a Grammy in 2015 and features classic hip-hop spiced with Motown, reggae, club thump, blues, and the occasional pirate shanty.

This performance is recommended for children ages 3 and older.

As a passionate proponent for the power of creativity, Skidoo also teaches rhyme writing and stage performance workshops for all levels of age and experience.

During his visit, the musician will lead a hip-hop songwriting workshop for kids, where they will explore ways to use hip-hop as a form of expression. A natural with kids of all ages, Skidoo will help participants create songs that are fun, inspired, and completely original. The workshop will be held on April 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Moss Arts Center Cube and is recommended for children ages 6-12. The workshop is free, but online registration is required.

Tickets

Tickets for the performance are $20 for general admission and $10 for students and youth 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased online; at the Moss Arts Center's box office, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday; or by calling 540-231-5300 during box office hours.

Parking is available in the North End Parking Garage on Turner Street. Virginia Tech faculty and staff possessing a valid Virginia Tech parking permit can enter and exit the garage free of charge. Limited street parking is also available. Parking on Alumni Mall is free on weekdays after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Kacy McAllister at 540-231-5300 or email kmcallis@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to an event.

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