Strivers Row show set for Wednesday
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The 2012-13 Arts and Cultural Events Performance Series at Western Carolina University will continue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14, with the Strivers Row Poetry Show.
The show will be held in the John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on the WCU campus.
A performance poetry collective, the Strivers Row Poetry Show was organized in fall 2010 but already has performed at venues ranging from the Sundance Film Festival to President Obama’s evening of music and poetry at the White House. For the artists involved, poetry is not just a form of entertainment but also a vehicle for transformation.
Featured poets will be Carvens Lissaint, named one of the Top 30 Black Performance Poets by theroot.com; Jasmine, who has performed at the Kennedy Center, on HBO’s “Def Poetry,” Russell Simmons presents “Brave New Voices” and the “Mo’Nique” show, and opened for Grammy-winning artist Janelle Monae; and Zora Howard, whose work has been featured on HBO, PBS and NBC and who was named the NYC Youth Poet Laureate in 2009.
The show is recommended for individuals age 16 and older. All tickets are $5 and are available at the box office.