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Packed crowd for Reel Life Experiences

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Reggie Wilkerson, Demetreus Wilkerson, Manny Wilkerson, and Trina Wilkerson attend The Reel Life Experience event at the Paramount Center on April 25. (Photo by Nydia Hartono '17)

The Bright Family Screening Room of the Paramount Center on April 25 was packed with attendees of The Reel Life Experience, a red carpet reception event that featured live performances before an advanced screening and discussion of Dope, the new film executive produced by Sean Combs and Pharell Williams.

Headlining the event was a Skype discussion with Krayzie Bone, the Grammy Award-winning rap artist of the group Bone Thugs ‘N Harmony.

The event was presented by Forever Ink in collaboration with Artist Live, and ArtsEmerson.

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Samarra Gooden and Kianna Gooden attend The Reel Life Experience on April 25. (Photo by Nydia Hartono '17)

“We could not have asked for a better turn-out,” said Forever Ink founder Jae Williams ’08, MA ’16. “It was great to see so many people who came not only to be entertained, but to take away diverse cultural experiences from artists in the Boston area.”   

Williams works as Emerson’s digital media producer in the Office of Communications and Marketing.

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The Reel Life Experience attendees Shelby Vaughn, Krystal Figueroa, and Rayshawn Green. (Photo by Nydia Hartono '17)

The mission of The Reel Life Experience event was to give audiences from all walks of life an opportunity to indulge in the creative gifts of the many cultures that live within Boston.

Local artists who participated in the event were Ed O.G., Dutch Rebelle, Line Del Gado, Mike Davis, and Dee S. Seven.

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DJ Big plays music at The Reel Life Experience reception. (Photo by Nydia Hartono '17)

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Robert Ambroise among a packed crowd the The Reel Life Experience reception at Emerson's Paramount Center on April 25. (Photo by Nydia Hartono '17)