Guest Editorial: The Revolution Cannot Die: A Tribute to Gil Scott Heron by Charles Robinson
The brothers began to show up in parks (mine was Druid Hill Park) with congas and bongos. These marathon jam sessions would often feature poets and that’s when I first saw a poet named Gil Scott Heron in 1973 (I recently discovered he was working on his Master’s while living in Baltimore). He was riffing on something associated with Richard Nixon (I would later learn it was the “H20gate Blues”).
Traveling to college, I was such a Sly Stone fan I went to the music store to cop his latest album. While in the store, they were playing “The Bottle” from Winter in America. I would purchase this album and take it back to my dorm. Hearing “The Watergate Blues” took me back to hearing him in the park. “The Bottle”, however, became a signature song for those of us in 1975. Read in Full >>
First Class Everything!
The 1st Lady, Michelle Obama, at a reception yesterday (5.11.11) at the White House for America's poetry community. Read in Full >>
WORDS DON'T DIE
Youth Poetry Slam and Historical Oratory Contest
Sunday, February 28, 2010
218 W. Saratoga St., Baltimore
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Bmore4Yele Haitian Benefit Concert: D. Chase
Spoken word guru speaks on Haiti at benefit concert in Baltimore Read in Full >>
TGR: “Bmore4Yele” Benefit Concert Showcased the Best of Baltimore
To say the least, last night was one of those proud moments when one looks upon their people and feels the pride, the girth, and the essence of what it means to be black.
Yes, descendants of a notorious Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, ever reminded of a struggle immeasurable, tossed to and fro by the winds of hatred and the hands of time – only to emerge stronger, better, more distinguished and ever loving such that future generations will one day look back with pride and determination to carry the ball one more time.
Last night, the now generation did the damn thing with pinpoint accuracy. They sang, they danced, and they raised money. More importantly, they raised spirits. Read in Full >>
James Collins of Fertile Ground on "Organic Soul"
"Organic Soul" has provided a platform for a number of musical and spoken word artists Read in Full >>
PoEditorial: Live A Lil!!!!! by DChase
We hold ourselves hostage. We are prisoners of our own free will. We fear judgment, embarrassment, failure, and most of all success.
We’ve stop dreaming. Yes, “It is what it is.” However, the 64 million dollar question is “Does it have to be?” Read in Full >>
Bobby Marvin's Huevoices: Gil Scott-Heron at Poets in the Park, Baltimore
Spoken word icon/musician performs in a city he once lived, studied (Johns Hopkins University) Read in Full >>
[The 5th L]What's Really Good?
Entertainment update from 2 of the sharpest spoken word artists in the country - based right here in Baltimore. They go by the name ... The 5th L Read in Full >>