CRYSTAL BAY, Nev. - Author and journalist Tavis Smiley is a fan of KRS-One."You are going to encounter a man who has sincerely sought to develop a relevant, honest and contemporary interpretation of world history, culture, religion, and philosophy," Smiley said. "In many ways, his work actually rests in the tradition of great thinkers like W.E.B. DuBois, Carter Woodsen and John Henrik Clarke, men who have sought to develop a cultural veil through which to interpret the seeming insanity of America."KRS-One, "the teacher of hip-hop," headlines a show Saturday at the Tahoe's venerable haunt, the Cal Neva Resort. The undercard has a local flavor with rappers from South Lake Tahoe, Incline Village and Reno.Tickets for the Late-Nite Productions are available for $20 at Cal Neva Resort, New Moon Natural Foods (Truckee & Tahoe City) Mad About Music & Beach Hut Deli (South Lake Tahoe) Recycled Records (Reno) and online at www.Ticketweb.com. Price goes up to $25 on day of show. Price includes Entertainment Tax. The show is sponsored in part by Sierra-at-Tahoe and the radio station Wild 102.9.Throughout his 20-year career trajectory, legendary pioneer Krist Parker who goes by the pseudonym KRS-One (Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone) has given fans over a dozen classic hip-hop albums, spoke at more then 500 colleges including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Spelman, Howard and Oxford, been nominated for Grammy Awards, received multiple RIAA certified gold and platinum sales accolades and become the definitive source for conscious urban music.
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