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THE KING OF CRENSHAW

TKOC NEW 3.1.16THE KING OF CRENSHAW
Created by:
Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quinones

Television Series
Registered WGAw: 1755334
Status:  Development

Logline:  In the early 1970’s a troupe of six hopeful Black teen dancers on Soul Train from Watts, California and a White classically trained female dancer form an amateur street-dance troupe.  After a rocky start, the troupe improves, turn pro, and rise to become a celebrated global dance sensation but when their dance obsession transports them to stardom, the success rips their friendship apart.

THE KING of CRENSHAW currently in development is a television series based on Shabba-Doo’s autobiography by the same name, tells the true story behind the birth of Street-Dance/Hip Hop, a radically new style of dance that has become a global phenomenon. Told through the lens of cultural icon and street-dance legend, Shabba-Doo, a founding member of The Lockers, the series explores how six Black teenage Soul Train dancers from inner city Los Angeles, during the height of the racially charged civil rights movement in the early 1970s took street-dancing to the extreme and changed the face of dance and pop culture forever. Hip Hop is now the dominant global culture from which sprang rap music, clothing trends, graffiti art and a global awareness for this unique American cultural phenomenon.  We see street-dance and the Hip Hop culture in commercials, on concert stages, on television and in clubs. The music, clothing and ethos of street-dance are overwhelmingly popular among worldwide youth. It pervades all our experiences. THE KING OF CRENSHAW will be a fascinating visual, musical, and dramatically told cultural journey that explores a time period that is a hinge of American history.

Shabba-Doo, ‘Hip Hop’s First Matinee Idol,’ will take viewers on a poignant personal journey, uncovering the historical truth behind the creation of the wildly popular and world’s first street-dance, ‘The Campbellock aka locking,’ the music that drove it, and the Hip Hop phenomenon it helped spawn.  Production will transport its audiences back in time to Crenshaw Blvd, circa 1971, a breathtaking adventure through the origins of street-dance. Throughout, the series, Shabba-Doo, introduces a whole spectrum of Hip Hop’s dance elite from its inception. From ‘old school’ dance founders and legends to ‘new school’ faces, influential rappers, and high profile global celebrities exposing the historical roots of Hip Hop, through a cinematic examination of the socio-economic backgrounds that fueled their creative process.


Property of On Q Media Group, LLC
Adolfo Quinones
onq@onqmediagroup.com

TeL: 323.565.1155

THE KING OF CRENSHAW: Rise of Shabba-Doo the Dance Forefather of Hip Hop

THE KING of CRENSHAW
Rise of Shabba-Doo the Dance Forefather of Hip Hop
Written by Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quinones

Overview

To many, the “Breakin’” film means “boom box-toting, shiny-clothes-and-Kangol-hat-wearing dudes who do the robot and spin on their heads.” Okay, during the 1980’s you’ve probably stumbled over a couple of ghetto-blasters making your way to public transportation or have seen a shimmery track jacket or two at your local neighborhood dance-off, but Breakin’ has gone on to become far more than its iconic trappings. It’s about athleticism, and grace, and the streets, and street smarts, and retro-chic, and unspoken communication, and dirty funk, and beats, and rhymes, and life. It’s about how I became the king of Crenshaw, hip-hop’s spiritual father and modern dance’s bad-boy cousin.

Street-dance is a vital, albeit far too often unrecognized force in contemporary entertainment; it’s no exaggeration to say that the movement I helped to create, has a resonant, singular imprint on today’s music, fashion, film, and television. Taking all that into consideration, my story is a story that needs to be told, and I’m literally the only person who can tell it. I have the first-hand knowledge, the access, the street cred, the success, and the attitude to deliver the definitive history of street-dance, its effect on 21st Century American popular culture, and its massive influence on the world of hip-hop.

My oftentimes harrowing, oftentimes inspirational, and oftentimes hilarious life story is a cinematic narrative that will take the reader from the mean streets of Chicago’s project homes to the back lots of Hollywood, from L.A.’s gang-laden Crenshaw Blvd. to the Soul Train dance line, and to the American Film Institute. Hip-hop’s life story will be woven into my personal life journey told over the course of 3 books, which is the only way it can be done, as one wouldn’t have flourished without the other.

THE KING of CRENSHAW:  Feel! Laugh! Cry! Shout! Dance! An autobiography will run approximately 200-250 pages, and will include exclusive photographs, the majority of which have never been seen by the reading public.  Scheduled release 2017 – which just so happens to coincide with the 33rd anniversary of Breakin’.

 

Indigo River Publishing
Dan Vega
onq@onqmediagroup.com
Tel:  323.565.1155

SHABBA-DOO LECTURE REVIEW UPS TACOMA, WA: THE TRAIL- VOL. 106, ISSUE 24 – NOVEMBER 11, 2016

“The delivery of  Shabba-Doo’s message was overwhelming and complex,
like the very real experience of Black identity in America. It was also creative…”

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SPEAKER REPRESENTATION:
Serni Solidarios
Email: serni.events@gmail.com
Cell: 253-229-2894
Fax 253-627-5749

ASUPS Of UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS: “THE KING Of CRENSHAW” – A STREET-DANCE LECTURE CONDUCTED BY HIP-HOP ICON, SHABBA-DOO – NOVEMBER 7, 2016

sdasupspatkoc-lecture-11-7-16Associated Students of University of Puget Sound – Performing Arts  Presents:

THE KING of CRENSHAW
Feel!  Laugh!  Cry!  Shout!  Dance!

A Lecture by Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quinones
DJ and Q&A Moderator:  Luvva J

“Shabba-Doo has the first-hand knowledge, the access, the street cred, the success, and the attitude to deliver the definitive history of street-dance, its effect on 21st Century American popular culture, and its massive influence on the world of hip-hop.” –  Alan Goldsher

Date and Time:
Monday, November 7, 2016
7:30-9:30PM

Lecture Overview:

To many, the “Breakin’” film means “boombox-toting, shiny-clothes-and-Kangol-hat-wearing dudes who do the robot and spin on their heads.” Okay, during the 1980’s you’ve probably stumbled over a couple of ghetto-blasters making your way to public transportation or have seen a shimmery track jacket or two at your local neighborhood dance-off, but Breakin’ has gone on to become far more than its iconic trappings. It’s about athleticism, and grace, and the streets, and street smarts, and retro-chic, and unspoken communication, and dirty funk, and beats, and rhymes, and life. It’s about how Shabba-Doo became the king of Crenshaw, hip-hop’s spiritual father and modern dance’s bad-boy cousin.

Shabba-Doo’s ‘The King of Crenshaw’ is an oftentimes harrowing, oftentimes inspirational, and oftentimes poignant life journey that will take those in attendance from the mean streets of Chicago’s infamous project homes to the back lots of Hollywood, from L.A.’s gang-laden Crenshaw Boulevard to the Soul Train dance line, to a founding member of The Lockers, and to his eventual directing-fellow tenure at the prestigious, American Film Institute.  Street-dance and Hip-hop’s life story will be woven into Shabba-Doo’s gripping personal life journey told over the course of 90 riveting minutes, which is the only way it can be done, as one wouldn’t have flourished without the other.

Hip-hop is a vital, albeit far too often unrecognized force in contemporary entertainment; it’s no exaggeration to say that the movement Shabba-Doo helped to create and has lead for the past 45 plus years, has a resonant, singular imprint on today’s music, fashion, film, and television. Taking all that into consideration, Shabba-Doo’s life story is a story that needs to be told, and he’s literally the only person who can tell it!

Tickets:
UPS Students – Free with UPS ID
General Public – $8.00

Note:
We encourage all interested parties
to purchase advance tickets ASAP as
the room capacity is 140

University of Puget Sound
1500 N. Warner, CMB-1069
Tacoma, WA 98416 USA
Tel: (253)879-3366

SHABBA-DOO HONORED BY THE UNIVERSAL HIP-HOP MUSEUM – AUGUST 27, 2016!

sdwebsiteuhhmawardSHABBA-DOO RECIPIENT OF THE UNIVERSAL HIP-HOP MUSEUM’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD!

Congratulations!  You are Hip-Hop History!

On August 27, 2016 Shabba-Doo was honored, receiving the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Universal Hip-Hop Museum at MacArthur Park in Los Angeles, California!

Shabba-Doo was selected for the award in recognition of this long and fabled dance career as an award-winning choreographer, cultural icon, street-dance legend, original Soul Train Gang member, founding member of The Lockers, and star of the groundbreaking dance films, Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, as part of the Peace in the Streets Festival and Radiotron’s 33rd OG anniversary.  Other award winners were there to represent a broad spectrum of legendary DJs, artists, and groups that defined west coast hip-hop music and our proud cultural history dating back to the early 1970s.

The Peace in the Streets Festival featured a spectacular lineup of performers and community outreach activities, including the announcement of the Universal Hip Hop Museum, a proposed Exhibits & Attractions, and a Red Carpet Event.

 

 

SHABBA-DOO STREET-DANCE WORKSHOPS – LOS ANGELES 2016

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“The Teacher’s Teacher”

Learn original Locking, Lockin’ 5.0, and Shway Style (waackin’) from award winning director/choreographer, Adolfo “Shabba-Doo” Quiñones – Original Soul Train Gang • Founding Member of The Lockers • Star of Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2.  Amassing an impressive 40 plus years of experience in the entertainment industry!
 
Every Saturday!
 
The Performing Arts Center
7932 Haskell Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91406
818.779.0428
 
*12-1:00p – Open Session
1-2:15p – Original Locking and Lockin’ 5.0
2:15-3:30p – Shway Style (waackin’)
*Open class is free when two classes are purchased in the same day.

See you in class!


Order Shabba-Doo Workshops Here!



 

 

 

Shway Style Teaser

Shabba-Doo Workshops 

 

 

SHABBA-DOO: 33rd ANNUAL OLYMPIA FILM FESTIVAL – NOVEMBER 5, 2016!

sdoff2016bSHABBA-DOO: 33rd ANNUAL OLYMPIA FILM FESTIVAL
Universal Hip Hop Museum Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

A special screening of the groundbreaking classic street-dance film Breakin’ during Hip Hop History Month in Olympia, Washington!

CAPITOL THEATER
206 5th Avenue SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Box Office: 360.754.6670

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 5:00pm

BREAKIN’
Post Breakin’ film screening will be a Q&A with special guest Shabba-Doo (“Ozone”) followed by a Dance party with DJ Luvva J

$15 general / $10 members
Director: Joel Silberg
1984 / US / 90 min

Sponsored by: Old School Pizzeria

CLICK LINK TO PURCHASE TICKETS AND MORE INFO:
https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=ofs

ADDITIONAL CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo screenings followed by in-depth Q&A in Seattle, Washington – Sunday, November 6, 2016
Hip Hop/Street-Dance History Seminars
Shabba-Doo Brand Merchandise
Creation/Master Workshops
Autograph Sessions
Club Dance Night
Meet & Greets

 

 

 

PRESENTED BY:  Olympia Film Fest Organization, DJ Luvva J, and Shabba-Doo.com

 

SHABBA-DOO WORKSHOPS AT MASSIVE MONKEES STUDIO: THE BEACON – NOVEMBER 6&7, 2016

sdmmbeacon2016IN HONOR OF HIP HOP HISTORY MONTH!
Shabba-Doo.com in association with DJ Luvva J

PRESENTS:

Cultural Icon
Street-Dance Legend
Original Soul Train Gang
Hip-Hop’s First Matinee Idol
Award Winning Choreographer
Founding Member of The Lockers
Star of Breakin’ & Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo
Universal Hip Hop Museum’s Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

ADOLFO “SHABBA-DOO” QUINONES!
(Purchase Workshop Tickets and Class Descriptions Below Video Clips)

 

 

 

 

Shway Style Teaser Clip

 

Shabba-Doo Workshops Clip

 

Shabba-Doo Workshop Prices



SHABBA-DOO WORKSHOPS
Presented by Luvva J & Shabba-Doo.com

Campbellocking
11/6 Sunday 6PM – 7:30PM

Shway Style/Waackin’
11/6 Sunday 7:30PM – 9PM

Lockin’ 5.0
11/7 Monday 12PM – 1:30PM

Funk-Shway/Waackin’
11/7 Monday 1:30PM – 3PM

Price: $25 per class or $45 for 2 classes

On site payment options:
Cash, PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Debit Cards

Limited space. Register today! Classes expected to fill quickly.

Massive Monkees Studio: The Beacon
662 S. King St.
Seattle, WA 98104

For more info contact:
Jose Gutierrez aka DJ Luvva J
Cell: 818.851.2086
Email: luvvaj@gmail.com

 

EMP MUSEUM PRESENTS: HIP-HOP HISTORY MONTH SCREENING OF BREAKIN’ 2 – NOVEMBER 6, 2016

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Commemorate the 30th anniversary of this classic film at a screening with star cast member Shabba Doo!

Date and Time:
Sunday, November 6, 2016
1:00pm-4:00pm

Location:  
EMP Museum
JBL Theater
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

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GET ON THE SOUL TRAIN with PATRICK BENSARD • JEAN-PAUL GOUDE & SHABBA-DOO – PARIS, FRANCE!

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Imagined by PATRICK BENSARD and JEAN-PAUL GOUDE with
SHABBA-DOO, original dancer from Soul Train, founding member of
The Lockers group and of Breakin’ et Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo!
 
Date/Time
Date(s) – 12 November, 2016
14:00 – 18:00
 
Location
Mona Bismarck American Center
34, avenue de New York 75116 Paris, France
 
Un évènement imaginé par PATRICK BENSARD avec l’aide de Marguerite de Bourgoing et JEAN-PAUL GOUDE Avec la participation de SHABBA-DOO, danseur de Soul Train, star du groupe The Lockers et des films Breakin et Breakin’ 2:  Electric Boogaloo.
 
From the Cake Walk, an African-American dance with origins on the plantation, and preserved on film in 1905 in Paris by the Lumière brothers, to Mura Dehn’s film of jazz dancers in the legendary Savoy Ballroom during the Harlem Renaissance, (The Spirit Moves) this screening is a rare opportunity to discover the joy and virtuosity of African-American social dancing as it was first captured on film.
 
Then, stay for The Hippest Trip in America (2010), J. Kevin Swain’s documentary on Soul Train, the long-running TV show featuring live music and the latest and hottest dance moves which became must-watch TV for anyone who wanted to be and look cool in the 70s, and beyond. Jean-Paul Goude will interview Shabba-Doo, the famous Soul Train dancer, on how the show was directed and its tremendous impact over the years, on various American dance forms, music and style.
 
The afternoon continues with a screening of Jean-Paul Goude’s very personal and revealing film tracing his extraordinary artistic journey, which includes the profound influence of African-American culture on his art and life. Concluding the event, Jean-Paul Goude, Shabba-Doo, Patrick Bensard and others will join a round table discussion about the Soul Train phenomenon moderated by Raina Lampkins-Fielder, Artistic Director of the Mona Bismarck American Center.
 
Event in partnership with the Nouvelle Cinémathèque de la Danse/ CND and the Don Cornelius Foundation.

To Purchase Tickets Click Here—>  Mona Bismarck American Center

Be sure to enroll in Shabba-Doo’s street-dance workshops offered in Paris after this historical event!



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SHABBA-DOO: Street-Dance Extraordinaire in Paris!

Location:
Studio Massaro
290 Boulevard Voltaire 75011 Paris
Date:
Sunday, 13 Novembre 2016Workshop Schedule:
Locking 3-4:00 PM et Shway Style (waackin’) 4-5:00 PMPrice: 15 euro per class or 25 euro for both!www.shabba-doo.com

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