BY KENNETH SCOTT // APRIL 11, 2014 //
Curry students are bringing the noise to campus on Saturday, April 12, with the annual “Big Bang” showcase in the Student Center gymnasium.
The college’s Multicultural Student Union (MSU) has held the show since 2007. What started as a campus fashion show has grown into a talent showcase among students.
Each “Big Bang” raises money for a specific cause, with proceeds from the event going to a local nonprofit. Past causes including childhood hunger and Haiti earthquake relief. This year’s focus is on bullying, with most proceeds going to Boston vs. Bullies, a local nonprofit run out of the TD Garden.
“MSU wants to make people aware that bullying happens in multiple forms at all stages of life, whether it be work, school, etc,” said MSU president AJ Stephens. “Bullying has grown from being a problem to being a disease, and we want people to know that Curry College is taking a stand against bullying.”
Senior Michael Lockley, another coordinator of this year’s event, said he wants students to see that “Big Bang” is “more than a show.” Stephens agreed. “I want people to walk away from the ‘Big Bang’ saying to themselves and others, ‘Yes, we were entertained, but bullying is a serious issue. And Curry College is doing something about it, and so can we.’ ”
MSU secretary La’Toya Bentick, Vice President Roxanne Emokpae, and SGA representative Edgar Hernandez are leading the fashion show. They’ve pulled together designers and student models for the event.
MSU has also tabbed Performing Fusion Theatre, a Somerville-based company to perform a skit outlining the many different forms of bullying.
Raffles will be held during the event, as well as free items and give-aways. The event will be MC-ed by “Choppa Tha Beatboxa,” with music provided by DJ E-Ness. Local artists slated to perform include: Boston’s own AHMIR, Rey Royale, MikeAnthoni (Lockley), Matt Gamen, “Flyboy Dizzy,” Amaryllis Rodriguez, J-Delice, Pretty Poison, and LaQuandra Seymore. Lil Phunk, the official junior dance team of the Boston Celtics, is among this year’s performers.
The showcase is open to the public, with tickets costing $5 for Curry students and $10 for all others. Tickets purchased at the door will cost an additional $2. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with pre-show at 6 p.m. and the official beginning at 7 p.m.
Said Stephens, “This event is for Milton, for Boston, for everyone.”