Tag Archive for Spoken Word

Tony Toledo retires from Speak Up

Tony Toledo hosted his last Speak Up at the Walnut Street Cafe Thursday. Nick Zaino was there and shares his Blackberry photos. For a real flashback, see this story on Speak Up from 2009, before it moved to Walnut Street. The night will continue on Wednesdays at 7:30pm with featured performers at Walnut Street Cafe…

Two Teams from Lynn Rock Youth Poetry Festival

Submitted by Cinda Thi Danh – LYNN HAPPENED! This is the first year that any group from Lynn has participated in Louder Than a Bomb 2014, poetry slam competition. “Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) was founded in 2001, by Kevin Coval (YCA Artistic Director) and Anna West. LTAB is the largest youth poetry festival in…

Speak Up! Spoken Word Open Mic Turns Five

Beverly Storyteller Tony Toledo hosts and features at Lynn event’s Fifth Anniversary Show April 10th It was five years ago, on April Fool’s Day, that host Tony Toledo and local singer/songwriter/ storyteller Don White gathered a group of North Shore poets, storytellers, activists, and other locals for the very first Speak Up! Spoken Word Open…

Talent Auditions Announced for KAYA’s Lynn Out Loud

“LYNN OUT LOUD: Breaking Barriers”, is a youth-organized performance event. It will take place September 1 from 6-8pm. Doors open at 5pm and food from various cultures will be served. The event is designed to showcase local youth talent and promote a positive message through creative arts. Performers are invited to interpret how “breaking barriers”…