Danny is the co-founder and Chairman of Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. As part of Rush Philanthropic, Simmons founded Rush Arts Gallery. Along with his brother Russell, Simmons established Def Poetry Jam on HBO. Simmons has published Three Days As the Crow Flies, Deep in Your Best Reflection: Poems in 160 Characters, I Dreamed My People Were Calling But I Couldn’t Find My Way Home and The Art Album: Exploring the Connection Between Hip-hop Music and Visual Art. Recently, his niece (not grand-daughter) Angela Simmons produced her annual GIRLTALK #takeover event in Harlem and last month Danny hosted the 20th anniversary of the Rush Arts Foundation’s Arts For Life event – he tells us about his move to Philly and his upcoming Blue Note project with musician Ron Carter! Today’s show was taped live with Danny Tisdale on Harlem World Radio. http://dannysimmonspoetry.com/
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