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Amel Larrieux at the Howard Theatre

There were minimal props to Amel Larrieux’s show on Friday evening at the Howard Theatre. Mood lighting. Live band. And of course the singer: Wild-haired, a frizzy blow out parted down the middle. Amel stepped onto the stage in MC Hammer-baggy pants with high-heeled pumps swagging with a bounce showing off her chiseled arms. The … Continue reading


One Day on Earth

One of the most innovative uses of social media I’ve seen to date. One Day on Earth is launching a 24 hour film movement that will incluse film stories from all over the world. For for 24 hours, we’ll one story pulsing in technicolor. I’ve written a short piece about this and hope to follow … Continue reading

Murillo Returns

Poet John Murillo (Up Jump the Boogie) will be in DC this weekend leading a workshop for Split This Rock and giving a reading at Bus Boys and Poets with KatyRichey. There are still spaces left for the workshop, I believe. You should contact Sarah Browning at browning@splitthisrock.org for registration or further details. Here’s a clip … Continue reading

Four Days Away…

Register Now. Less than Three Weeks Until Festival.

January is Here…

It’s been a while since I had time to sit and give this blog the attention it deserves. But here are a few things that are going on: Split This Rock Poetry Festival is hosting a fundraiser on Jan. 18th. R. Dwayne Betts will be headlining the event along with the DC Youth Slam Team. … Continue reading