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    These Are the Breaks

    By Maureen Hank

    Hometown b-boys, Super Cr3w, will throw an anniversary party to celebrate 12 years of break-dancing camaraderie at 4-9 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Hard Rock Café on the Strip. The America’s Best Dance Crew Season 2 champions have been performing with JabbaWockeeZ for the past two years. And if you’ve been itching to see the troupe live, here’s your chance to watch them in the breaker circle for $15 instead of the $60-plus prices at the Monte Carlo. At this party, Super Cr3w and Skill Methodz crew will battle it out exhibition style.

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    Frankie Beverly and Maze

    By Brjden Crewe

    Fresh off receiving BET’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Frankie Beverly and Maze will bring a catalog of hits to LVH ($75 -$119) at 9 p.m. Oct. 12-13. Having formed in the early ’70s, the band was chosen by Marvin Gaye to tour with him. They signed a major deal in 1976, and released a stream of hit records and eight gold albums. With their brand of funk, soul and R&B, Frankie Beverly and Maze put on the kind of show that gives everyone the opportunity to sing along.

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    Be Jammin’

    By Jarret Keene

    Black Uhuru, the legendary reggae trio from Kingston, Jamaica, splashes down at Hard Rock Café on the Strip at 8 p.m. July 28 ($22-$25) with ForTwentyDaze & Tierra Buena. Uhuru is Swahili for “freedom,” which is exactly what the band’s music makes you feel—a liberation of sound, movement and thought. They’ve released a number of classic discs since forming in 1972, but arguably Uhuru’s finest moment is their full-length release, Red. No less than Rolling Stone named it among the best albums of the ’80s.

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    Rhyme N Rhythm Gets Elemental

    By Brjden Crewe

    Local band Rhyme N Rhythm has stayed true to the essence of hip-hop since forming in 2006. Their latest music and philanthropic effort spotlights the key elements of hip-hop culture: MCs, b-boys, beatboxing, DJs, spoken word and graffiti. The show, called The Elements, offers a local lineup and benefits the local Boys & Girls Club. In addition to a performance by Rhyme N Rhythm, you’ll get a solid sampling of Las Vegas’ hip-hop scene. Ras One and Phoenix Orion will host.

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    Inside Sean Rose’s album release

    Inside Sean Rose’s album release On Jan. 10 at Digital Insight Studios, Las Vegas MC Sean Rose treated his closest friends and supporters to an advance listening of his upcoming full-length album, Overdrive, scheduled for a Feb. 10 release. Inside a dimly lit studio space, where glasses of champagne were coupled with sandwiches to keep the audience of 50 relaxed, Rose and producer Cameron Osteen presented the album in its entirety. The music proved that his appearance on MTV.com’s RapFix Live was no fluke.

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    Haunted Hip-Hop

    The Saturday before Halloween is a big night for live music. If you’re into glitzy parties, you can spend Oct. 29 hanging at LAX with Ice-T and Coco or getting “Low” with Flo-Rida at Haze. But if you want to sooth your soul, you should check out local hip-hop band Rhyme N Rhythm’s (pictured) funkdafied Halloween bash at Revolution Lounge in The Mirage. Since forming back in 2007, the four MCs, female bass player, keyboardist and drummer have been buzzing in the underground local scene.

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