Liner Notes

Liner Notes

Liner Notes is a live musical journey through hip hop’s many intersections.  Collide with music’s past and present through hip hop samples and actual liner notes from your favorite artists. This electrifying show combines live music, poetry and a multimedia design that enhances a medley of your favorite jams while bridging together generations of music lovers.

Every performance combines theater, spoken word, projections and electrifying live music, blended seamlessly together.  Sing along, dance and learn more about the back-story of your favorite songs. The audience is encouraged to live tweet and to be as interactive as possible.

Liner Notes premiered at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in 2012 and has since become a successful series with several successive sold out installments. This success led to Liner Notes becoming the hit show of the last Capital Jazz Super Cruise.  Paying tribute to approximately 200 artists and their music Liner Notes has sold out over twenty performances.  Featuring Paige Hernandez, Baye Harrell, Akua Allrich and Kris Funn’s Corner Store Jazz Quintet.

Created by Paige Hernandez from Baltimore, MD

Best for Grades 9 and up and Families of All Ages
60 Minutes School – No Intermission
100 Minutes Public Show – 15 minute Intermission
Sensory Friendly or Relaxed performances available

Photo Credit (Brick photos): C. Stanley Photography
Photo Credit: (Stage photos): Allrich Photography


  • Hip-Hop and its Intersections with Music and Culture
  • Music 
  • Poetry
  • Multi-media presentation
  • Theatre 



The spirit of  community is a strong aspect of Liner Notes, whose productions often end with the audience rushing to the stage to dance the “electric slide” and greeting old friends while making new ones.

-Washington Press

Liner Notes is absolutely amazing and really illuminates how hip hop has ushered a whole generation towards other musical styles. I can’t really describe how INCREDIBLE their show was!! This show will give anyone a new found respect for the multicultural bridge that is the hip hop culture.

– Atlanta’s Jazz 91.9 FM

Featured in Washingtonian Magazine’s “40 under 40”

Featured in American Theatre Magazine 6 theatre workers…