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Arrested Development, Cowboy Mouth, & Cracker

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CREDIT: Madison Colt Studios
CUTLINE: FOR THE FKN LOVE: Legendary hip-hop ensemble Arrested Development headlines the 10th Annual Alzheimer’s Music Fest.
Saturday February 4, 2023 06:00 PM EST
Cost: $61 - $152+
CL Critic Joshua Robinson Recommends: Arrested Development is playing at Buckhead Theatre this month, and they aren’t just doing it “For The FKN Love” of hip-hop. The legendary Atlanta-based band is hitting the stage to support a cause that’s near to their hearts: Friends of Disabled Adults and Children’s (FODAC) 10th Annual Alzheimer’s Music Fest Benefit Concert. In a recent interview with CL, Speech talked about the significance of their now-annual gig.“So many Black people, especially over the age of 60 to 70, are struggling with dementia [and] Alzheimer’s, but it’s not one of those issues that we as a community talk much about. We talk about high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes, but we don’t talk about Alzheimer’s and dementia. And yet we’re twice as likely to get it than our counterparts in the nation,” Speech explained. “It’s very much affecting real family members of ours. So I like the fact that this festival highlights this issue and allows people to donate money without ever doing it directly. All they’re doing is going to enjoy music out with their loved ones. And they’re simultaneously supporting an entire community that’s been voiceless for a while. I like that. To me, it’s easy. It’s a win-win for everybody.” Grab your tickets to see one of the city’s most timeless acts and support an important cause in the process. — JR

From the venue:

Arrested Development is an American hip hop group that formed in Atlanta in 1988. It was founded by Speech and Headliner as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the late 1980s. Baba Oje and frontman Speech met at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee when they were both students.
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