Steve Williams and Constance Hall read their poems and talk about and share poetry from their “Figures of Speech” reading series at In Other Word Books. Barbara LaMorticella hosts.
About himself, Steve writes: Steve Williams works and lives in Portland, Oregon with a lovely woman who writes and edits much better than he but refuses to admit it. Together they do many things poetic like hosting a reading series, a free open to the public critique group, an online workshop forum -- wildpoetryforum.com (for 12 years now), and a monthly creative writing workshop in an assisted living center.
In light of the recent, abrupt dismissal of long time host Jerry Lewis from the Labor Day MDA Telethon, Fortunato reads excerpts from Dean and Me a Love Storyby Jerry Lewis and James Cablin. A look back at the amazing career of the greatest comedy team ever, DeanMartin and Jerry Lewis. How it happened, what they did, and who they met.
Welcome to an evening of afrocentric jams...albeit a bit delayed from the laying over of the laying on of jazz hands from the Cathedral Park Jazz Festival tonight. Could not interrupt...disturb the groove.
We'll kick off this adventure of An Evening of Afrotainment with McCoy Tyner channeling John Coltrane into your soul, impressing upon and into us the groove of infinity.
Roots of the Blues Documentary precedes BluesFest!
To preface the start of the 2011 Waterfront Blues Festival, KBOO's live coverage of which kicks off immediately following today's Songcircle, we'll feature the legendary audio documentary, Blues in the Mississippi Night, featuring famous folklorist Alan Lomax's 1948 interview with the great bluesmen Memphis Slim, Big Bill Broonzy, and Sonny Boy Williamson about the origins of the blues deep in the Jim Crow south. The three men speak openly -- perhaps for the first time -- of the virulent racism they grew up with, and how blues music grew out of that environment as both an expression of and balm for the pain of prejudice, interspersed with illustrative tunes. Before the BluesFest kicks off, hear where the blues truly began!