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Madtown Poetry Open Mic w/ Featured Reader Charles Payne

Fri, February 7, 2020 - 8:00 pm - free

The featured reader will be Charles Payne doing a "Tribute to Langston Hughes."

Charles Payne is a spoken word artist from one of Michigan's many rust belt cities suffering from lead poisoning. He has recently performed in the 3rd Annual Madison Moth Grandslam. His work explores personal narrative and social commentary. He has a TedX talk with his close friend and mentor Jeremiah Blue, MFA, MA, and a significant amount of performing experience throughout the Midwest and Southwest regions, in Poetry Slam, Story Slam, and now Comedy.

The open mic section of the event will begin after the featured reader.

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Dan Phelps

Sat, March 7, 2020 - 8:00 pm - $6

Illinois native Dan Phelps first got his start playing electric, Chicago-style blues until he happened upon a Son House album. Since then, Dan been specializing in his unique style of 1920s and 1930s style blues for well over three decades. He’s travelled with his resonator guitar and gruff vocals bringing his music to audiences all over. Dan has toured the US, UK, and Europe; recorded four critically-acclaimed CDs; and has performed frequently on radio and television shows both the US and abroad.

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