Tonight at Beyond Baroque, Hen House Studios will present a raucous night of poetry and music featuring collaborations, improvisations and new material from Michael C Ford, Rich Ferguson, Baba Alade, Yvonne del la Vega, Ellyn Maybe, Jaimes Palacio, Eve Brandstein and Rex Weiner.
Tickets are $7 general admission, $5 for Students, Seniors and Children and free for Members with free parking in the lot next to Beyond Baroque.
Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center
681 Venice Blvd
Venice Beach, 90291
Read more about the performers “after the jump”!
From Hen House:
MICHAEL C FORD is in the midst of an exciting new spoken word album with Hen House as well as It Might Not Be Poetry, a series of podcasts surveying the music and culture of Los Angeles throughout the 20th century. His book of Selected Poems Emergency Exits was honored by a 1998 Pulitzer Prize nomination and his debut spoken word vinyl Language Commando earned a Grammy nomination in 1986.
ELLYN MAYBE is continuing her Poetry Rodeo at Beyond Baroque this fall and will be performing exclusive material for Hen House Presents. Ellyn’s album, Rodeo for the Sheepish was featured as the top album of 2010 in famed critic Greil Marcus’s column for The Believer magazine. Ellyn opened the MTV Spoken Word Tour in Los Angeles and Writer’s Digest named her one of ten poets to watch in the new millennium.
BABA ALADE is a multi-instrumentalist/poet/artist who first started playing jazz in his home town of Watts-California with Ndugu Leon Chancellor, Larry Nash, Herbert Baker and Azar Lawrence. He rose to prominence on the bass recording with avant-garde, fusionist saxophone player Charles Lloyd. His album Unified and One with Hen House shows the “endless permutations” of his musical and artistic endeavors.
RICH FERGUSON has shared the stage with Patti Smith and Janet Hamill, Exene Cervenka and many other esteemed poets and musicians. Rich studied poetry with Allen Ginsberg and fiction writing with Aimee Bender and Sid Stebel. He has been published in the LA Times, spotlighted on PBS and is a contributor and editor to the online literary journal, The Nervous Breakdown.
YVONNE DE LA VEGA is currently working on her forthcoming collection of poetry, Tomorrow, which boasts an introduction by Ray Manzarek of the Doors. Yvonne currently hosts BTR’s WordBeat, with co-host John Barrymore, a podcast every Sunday that features recorded spoken word and jazz interludes.
JAIMES PALACIO was published in all three of Tebot Bach’s Poetry Anthologys, Art Life, A Poet’s Haggadah and has chapbooks from Far Star Fire and Inevitable Press. He created NEW VOICES: an annual showcase for new talent in Orange County. Formerly a columnist for Next Magazine and a writer for the O.C. Weekly, he produced several successful weekly readings.
EVE BRANDSTEIN has been a major studio executive, a producer, a director, writer/creator, casting director. She is has led writing and performance groups, including the popular Waiting for Jack now in LA. Her poetry appears in various publications and she is one of the organizers of landmark reading series in LA Poetry In Motion, and publishers of The Hollywood Review an anthology of LA poets.
REX WEINER is a journalist, publisher, author, editor and screenwriter. Co-founder and publisher of the pioneering New York Ace newspaper (1972–73) and founding member of the counter-culture magazine High Times, Weiner does not deny a stint as editor of Swank. Weiner’s feature articles have appeared in The New York Times, Vanity Fair, LA Times Sunday Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Observer and LA Weekly. He is currently Hollywood correspondent for Rolling Stone Italia.