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Founding member of Wu Tang Clan performs at Agave on Easter Sunday

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GZA and Killah Priest will be performing a 21-and-older show at Agave in Avon on Easter Sunday. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are $22 in advance.

AVON — Gary Grice, known by the stage names GZA or The Genius, is a New York City rapper and a founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan, as well as a successful solo artist (releasing "Liquid Swords" in 1995).

GZA claims that "lyricism is gone" from modern rap. For him "its not about telling the story — it's about weaving the tale."

The rapper has an affection for science, which has been articulated through a program that he initiated called B.A.T.T.L.E.S. (Bring Attention to Transforming Teaching and Learning Science) — a motivating program for high-schoolers to learn science through hip-hop. His intellectual pursuits have even entailed a lecture at Harvard University.

GZA claims early inspiration from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and he said "I live what I rhyme about, I rhyme about what I live."

Show at Agave

GZA will be rhyming at Agave on Easter Sunday.

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The show is for ages 21 and older.

GZA and Killah Priest will be singing all of your favorite Wu-Tang rhymes, with support by Mikey Thunder and Jordan Polovina. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. with Thuner and Polovina starting at 9. Tickets are $22 in advance and $26 day-of.

There will also be a meet-and-greet with GZA and Killah Priest from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Easter Sunday, April 1, at Rocky Road Remedies in Eagle-Vail.

If you go …

What: GZA, of Wu Tang Clan, and Killah Priest singing all of your favorite Wu Tang rhymes, with support by Mikey Thunder and Jordan Polovina.

Where: Agave, Avon.

When: Easter Sunday, April 1, doors open at 8:30 p.m. with Thunder and Polovina starting at 9 p.m.

Cost: $22 presale, $26 day-of show.

More information: Visit http://www.agaveavon.com or call 970-748-8666.