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HIP HOP | Sean Forbes 

Seeing as how I've walked out of more than a couple of shows at the Armory with my hearing temporarily impaired from the volume, it kind of makes sense that the venue has booked deaf hip-hopper Sean Forbes. This 30-year-old artist from Detroit plays quirky upbeat hip-hop despite being deaf since birth. Forbes was signed by the Bass Brothers, who also discovered Eminem. In 2006 Forbes co-founded D-PAN —Deaf Professional Arts Network — a nonprofit organization seeking to make music and music culture accessible to the deaf and hard-of-hearing communities.

Sean Forbes plays Thursday, March 7, 8 p.m. at the Main Street Armory, 900 E. Main St. $10. rochestermainstreetarmory.com.

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