| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
When Chris Cornell gets up on stage, he’s a familiar sight.
The iconic singer, who turns 50 next year, looks practically the same as when he first fronted Soundgarden, a band that, along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, helped put Seattle and grunge on...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Every city gets the indie rock it deserves, you might say. In Connecticut, the psychedelic soul of Bridgeport's Stepkids and the collegiate polish of New-Haven-centric Mates of States, could be used to make that point. And the noisy abrasive blare and...
| Apr 30, 2015
| 8:22 AM
Is SHE Available? by Igor Goldkind, 1-hour read, iBooks, $9.99
Chameleon Publishing, poet Igor Goldkind and a slew of musicians, animators and artists teamed up for the interactive and visually stunning "Is SHE Available?" Goldkind's words appear next...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:56 AM
Inaugurated nearly 20 years ago, National Poetry Month has become the time when a great many anticipated new poetry collections are unveiled. This year brings, among other volumes, a retrospective collection by Clarence Major, a decade's worth of poems...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 6:14 AM
In his tongue-in-cheek manifesto "Personism," Frank O'Hara says "only Whitman and Crane and Williams, of the American poets, are better than the movies." He was clearly kidding around, but in all seriousness, the poems in Somali-American poet Ladan Osman'...
| Mar 26, 2015
| 5:58 AM
Roger Reeves, assistant professor of English at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was recently named a recipient of a Whiting Award for his poetry. The $50,000 prize is given to authors and poets for "early accomplishment and the promise of great...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:25 PM
Help wanted: California poet with stellar resume. Apply within.
The California Arts Council is now accepting nominations for California poet laureate. The poet laureate serves a two-year term and is asked to perform public readings, undertake a...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 11:39 AM
In New York, there's the Brill Building, and in Orange County, apparently, there's the Center for Spiritual Living Newport-Mesa.
The Costa Mesa-based faith center has been the spot recently to rub elbows with world-renowned songwriters. Last March, Paul...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 2:03 PM
The Patricia & Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric is on the hunt for a new administrator. Longtime president and executive director Sandy Richmond stepped down earlier ths year to become general manager of another historic venue, the 5,200-...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:00 PM
Maya Angelou, Booker T. Washington and Michelle Obama were some of the people whom books were written about that people read aloud at Triton College's library Feb. 16 as part of the college's Black History Month events.
Every year during Black History...
| Mar 5, 2015
The absolute power of the spoken word, Nicholas Stevens noted, is something worth rediscovering, particularly for a younger generation that may not have heard about poetry readings in cafes and similar gatherings – places where beat poets had the...