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Ormond Beach Observer Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 6 years ago

Art update: Sign up now for new poetry slam, Relay talent show


Cinematique movie theater, in Daytona Beach, is launching a poetry slam series, with 12 spots open for competing wordsmiths. Relay for Life also is taking signups for an April talent show.


Poetry slam series coming to Cinematique

If you want to get in on a new poetry slam series coming to the area, you better act fast.

Cinematique, the art-film theater at 242 S. Beach St., in Daytona Beach, will launch a new poetry program Saturday, March 30. The first 12 poets to enter will be guaranteed a spot in the contest.

Beginning at 9:30 p.m., the slam is open to all spoken-word poets. First prize is $50; second prize is a $25 Cinematique gift card.

Admission is $5.

Students from Bethune-Cookman University’s “Tongues of Fire” spoken-word performances will be on hand, as will poets featured in Bethune-Cookman History Professor Raphael Jackson’s anthology, “Jackson’s Temple,” some of whom performed in a poetry night, March 2, at Frappes North, on Granada Boulevard.

“We are interested in sponsoring a wide range of the arts,” said Stephanie Mason-Teague, Cinematique’s executive director. “We want every fifth Saturday through the year to become our poetry slam night.”

David Axelrod, director of the Creative Happiness Institute, will emcee.

To register, call 252-3118.

Relay's Got Talent?

The Ormond Beach Relay for Life is currently looking for community groups to perform at its April 20 talent showcase. Already, performers from Seabreeze High School, Children’s Musical Theater, the European School of Ballet and Orbits Performing Arts Academy are signed up.

To enter, call 871-4017.

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