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Broadway is coming to Los Angeles, FINALLY. Complete with an intermission of tasty beverages and book signings.
If you are tired of the usual 4 things to do in L.A. than come check out this evening of some of the most talented and revolutionary writers and performers in America today. PLUS, a portion of the proceeds go to the American Heart Association! After the show, you can buy merchandise and meet the performers.
Host, Magician ROB ZABRECKY
One of the 3 members of “The Unholy Trio” at the infamous Magic Castle in Hollywood. One of the funniest, darkest magic shows I have ever seen. He is the lead Vocalist for cult band Possum Dixon. He will read your mind and saw it in half. Don’t believe me? Check out his serious face at:
I think you know enough about me. But incase you don’t, I kind of invented Public Storage. I’ve still got some rooms left, if you need to drop your shit off. Emotional baggage and whatever other clichÃ©s your carrying around. I love you.
He is the two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion (2004 and 2005) and has been featured on NPR, the BBC, and HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals then successfully defended that title at the International Poetry Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In 2005 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship title again. Really, do I need to go on? He also has an album out called “Run On Anything”. It will give you a heart on. Ani Difranco has played back up guitar and vocals for him. Ya know? Ya.
Jeffrey is 1 of my 2 favorite poets of all time. He has 3 books, “Alibi School” (Manic D, 1995), “The Forgiveness Parade” (Manic D, 1998), and “The Splinter Factory” (Manic D, 2002). His poems have appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including, Best American Poetry and New (American) Poets. He was the recipient of an NEA Fellowship. He is a Professor of creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. And he has a new book coming out, “The Endarkenment” on University of Pittsburgh Press, which I have to say, is a hail storm of brilliance. If anything, do yourself a favor and come see this man live.
Derrick is a former paratrooper for the 82nd Airborne, gondolier, magician, and fired weatherman. He now travels the world and performs his written work. The Brando of Love Poetry. He’s written several books including “Born In the Year Of The Butterfly Knife”. He most recently opened for the COLD WAR KIDS on their European tour. A documentary is coming out about him, “You Belong Everywhere”. He’s won tons of awards. Rolling Stone Magazine called him “The Darker, deeper side of Jude Law”. Another mind blowing performer.
Beau is a Chinese-American poet from Oklahoma City. He has been featured in the award-winning film Slam and the documentary Slam Nation. As an author, Beau wrote the poetry book, “A Night Without Armor II: The Revenge.” A few of the anthologies his work appears in include, Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, Why Freedom Matters, and Spoken Word Revolution. Beau has two spoken word CD’s, “Attack! Attack! Go!” and “Dope and Wack.” He was a recipient of the California Arts Council Writer-in-Residence grant for Youth Speaks in 2001-2002, and was the lead artist for the Creative Work Fund. Beau has appeared on all seasons of HBO’s “Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry,” and has also performed on ESPN’s 2000 Winter X-Games, Showtime! at The Apollo, and the 2003 Tony Awards. His one man show, “Fish Out of Water” won the 2004 Jury Prize for Best Alternative Show at the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, Colorado. So much to say about this guy. He also wears kewl glasses.
Mindy lives in Good ol’ Long Beach, CA. Her poem “Metal Detectors and Other Important Thresholds” was a nominee for the Pushcart Prize. She has a book out called “Sleepyhead Assassins”, which has more quotes from famous authors on the back than you can shake a lipstick at. She was once described as “Honey on Burnt toast”. Sexy and smooth, Mindy’s voice and words send shock waves through the system. She once wrote a Cyrano-letter for me, to a boy who broke my heart. It’s framed on my wall. Next to the presidential looking portrait of Oprah.
Bucky is a simple man. He’s tattooed all over, and loves bunnies. Hailing from San Francisco, Bucky is a legend in the American Poetry world. He learned to write from poets who dressed like bums but spoke like kings. He has a new book out called, “All Blacked Out And Nowhere To Go”, which is, an incredible piece of sidewalk shadows collected over the last several years. Think Charles Bukowski, but with a big, beautiful faint-worthy heart.
The Brentwood theatre is located BEHIND the Wadsworth theatre, in Westwood.
11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073