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Live at the Archway: Eli Paperboy Reed

July 11, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

DUMBO Archway
DUMBO Archway
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 237-8700

This week at L@TA, sing along with soulful Eli Paperboy Reed, and the Harlem Gospel Travelers (opening!) — NYC Crit Club will also curate a group show, “Under the Magnifying Glass,” in the gallery.

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  • FAMILY JAM AT 5:30pm: Harlem Gospel Travelers
  • HEADLINING ACT AT 6:30pm: Eli Paperboy Reed



“Under the Magnifying Glass” curated by Claudia Bitran, Hilary Doyle, and Catherine Haggarty of the NYC Crit Club



Live at the Archway is DUMBO’s signature series: dynamic musical performances + spectacle opening acts + a pop-up art gallery + interactive art experiences, in a magical, only-in-DUMBO setting. Always free, all ages, + rain or shine.



From humble musical beginnings growing up outside of Boston, Eli Paperboy Reed moved to Clarksdale, Mississippi when he was 18, cutting his teeth playing and singing in juke joints all over the Delta, and spending a year as minister of music with Southside church of Soul legend Mitty Collier. His GarageSoul-inspired albums have landed more than $2.5 million in licensing. Reed’s new single, from his upcoming Yep Rock release Ninety Nine Cent Dreams, featuring legendary rapper Big Daddy Kane premiered on Elton John’s Apple Music Beats 1 Radio Show. His strong, passionate voice has left crowds in awe at Lollapolooza, Download Fest, Voodoo Fest, Fuji Rock Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Jools Holland, Taratata, and more.



Conceived jointly by recording artist Eli “Paperboy” Reed, and Vy Higgensen, the founder of Gospel For Teens, The Harlem Gospel Travelers began in 2013 as an offshoot of Gospel For Teens, a Harlem based music education program dedicated to the preservation and discussion of Gospel Quartet music. After initial street performances on the corner of 125th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, The Travelers—so named because they all travel to Harlem from far-flung corners of the tri-state area to participate in the program—joined Reed on stage at Lincoln Center Outdoors in the summer of 2016 creating a buzz for additional performances. The Travelers perform original material as well as classics of the genre by legendary groups like The Soul Stirrers and Swanee Quintet.



“Under the Magnifying Glass” is a group exhibition showcasing a selection of small works made by NYC Crit Club artists. This exhibit showcases a wide range of responses to the prompt of creating specific and unique pieces for Gallery Cubed’s space. The irony of showing small pieces in a temporary space under the Manhattan Bridge is not lost on the curators, so visitors are encouraged to take a close look at each small piece through magnifying glasses that will be installed throughout the gallery.