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Opus One, Pulp, and Mr. Small's Presents:

Creative.Life.Support Music & Art Exposition 2003 

Wednesday, April 9th
Jazz Mandolin Project & The Slip with Lotus
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00pm  / 412.821.4447 / All Ages / TICKETS: 800-594-TIXX or
Consistently developing and stretching the concept of what "jazz" music is or what really constitutes a "jamband," Jazz Mandolin Project and The Slip are bringing a special sharing of the headline light to the stage at Mr. Small's Theatre.  JMP, having just released their brand new disk Jungle Tango (check out this link for Jamie Masefield's song-by-song details of the album), are prepped and ready to bring their innovative take on the mandolin and music back to Pittsburgh.  The trio can capture the touching tones of jazz legend Bill Evans while jumping seamlessly into drum 'n' bass infused crunch within a song.  Joining them are another trio of intrepid sonic adventurers, traveling the innermost heartfelt realms of ballad to the spaced out avant-garde darkness.  When you hear The Slip, you hear three people asking you to listen, without prejudice, to see what happens.
Getting things started are one of the most awe-inspiring young acts to come around in a while.  The five-piece known as Lotus, self-described as Organic Ambient Trance Funk, present a lush sweeping sound with a solid beat rolling throughout.  Perfect for fans of Sound Tribe Sector 9, The New Deal, and the Disco Biscuits.
If the trio of bands weren't reason enough to head out to Millvale, check this out:
(2) passes to the All Good Music Festival & Campout, 5/15/03 - 5/18/03 featuring Galactic, Gov't Mule, Dark Star Orchestra, Keller Williams, Jazz Mandolin Project and at least 12 other artists
one of (2) copies of JMP's latest release Jungle Tango
(1) ticket for each night of the upcoming moe. series
---sign up at the show for your entry into the raffle for these amazing prizes
OPEN BAR!  -- free drinks with proper identification
ART OPENING -- if you have been to Mr. Small's previously, get ready for a whole new view of the space as its transformed by multiple local artists into a thriving environment of creation.  If you haven't, you are truely in for a surprise when you witness some of the amazing creativity blossoming in Pittsburgh in a venue that is beyond comparison.  Work will be interspersed throughout the Theatre, on stage, on the inner walls, and in an adjoining gallery.
Thursday, April 10th
Mustard Plug with Big D & The Kids Table, & In Like Flint.
Mr. Smalls Theatre
7:00pm  / 412.821.4447 / All Ages / TICKETS: 800-594-TIXX or
Saturday, April 12th
Battle of the Groups featuring live MC Battles 
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00pm  / 412.821.4447 / All Ages
Thursday, April 24th
Schleigho & Jacob Freb Jazz Odyssey
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00 pm / 412.821.4447 / All Ages / TICKETS: 800-594-TIXX or
Friday, April 25th and Saturday, April 26th 
Millvale Vaudville with
Squonk Opera, Hearts & Science, Sugar Daddy & The Big-Boned Girls, Kevin Finn, Local Honey, The Last Town Chorus
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00 pm / 412.821.4447 / All Ages / TICKETS: 800-594-TIXX or
Wednesday, May 7th and Thursday, May 8th
Mr. Smalls Theatre
8:00 pm / 412.821.4447 / All Ages / TICKETS 800-594-TIXX or