Chuck D., Afrika Bambaataa, Lend Support For New Jersey Show

New Jersey's Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will

present "Alternate Routes: World Festival VI presents Planet Hip Hop,"

a four-day, international festival, which organizers bill as a high-energy celebration

of the creators and master practitioners of Hip Hop movement.

Taking place Thursday October 31 through November

2, the festival will feature hip-hop icon Chuck D., who is scheduled to deliver

the keynote speech. Danny Hoch, the New York stage writer/performer who appeared

in the cult classic "White Boys," and who also directed "Jails,

Hospitals & Hip-Hop," a movie version of his one man theatrical show,

will also be present during the festival.

Toni Blackman (of the Freestyle Union), Afrika

Bambaataa, Rah Digga and Doug E. Fresh and a full line-up of spoken word events,

theater, music and dance performances, round table discussions, screenings,

and other presentations will take place.

The event will take place at 1 Center Street

in Newark, New Jersey. For directions call 1-888466-5722.