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Photo: Joe Putrock

Time to Rhyme

Nick Sprague used his cell phone as a lyric sheet as he performed his song at the Palace Theater on Saturday. Sprague, along with 13 other Albany County elementary-, middle- and high-school students, recited their “positive, anti-violence rhymes and lyrics” as part of “More Rhymes Less Crimes.” Student performers rhymed and sang about the violence they see on Albany streets and how it affects them. Put together by the Albany District Attorney’s office in conjunction with Jamz 96.3, the event allowed local youth to show off their rhyming ability in front of judges from the community. Winners were promised the opportunity to professionally record their work in the Jamz 96.3 studio. A CD with the recordings will be released in the future. The event took place as an extension of the DA’s Enough program, which is designed to discourage violence in the community and strengthen the relationship between the DA’s office and the community.



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