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August 1, 2011

Two Venetians Kick Off Poetry Books at Beyond Baroque

By Greta Cobar My two most favorite poets in the world launched their books, together, while being watched by many others, at Beyond Baroque on Friday, July 1. WOW! Jim Smith shined bright as he read from his masterpiece, “If The Dead Had Email,” while fireworks exploded out of Hillary Kaye as she recited from...

Poets Honored by Beyond Baroque

By Roger Linnett On July 17, a dinner at the Church in Ocean Park was the setting for the presentation of the inaugural George Drury Smith Award, named for the founder of Beyond Baroque. Smith presented the award to long-time Venice resident and distinguished poet David St. John in recognition of his prodigious body of work over the...

Poetry

Franceye, Again – Mary Getlein The Rapture That Never Was – Hal Bogotch The Last of the Oil – Jim Smith No More – Howard Minkin The Age of the Jacaranda Trees – Krista Schwimmer —————————————– Franceye, Again I thought I saw Franceye on the #3 bus. I was at Venice and Lincoln, going home Hey! I...

Interview with Singer-Songwriter Jacqueline Fuentes

Interviewed by Karl Abrams Jacqueline Fuentes is a dynamic and charismatic Chilean folk singer, songwriter and international activist. She moved to Venice about 15 years ago from Santiago and has been playing for small to medium-sized groups of lucky people ever since. The legend is true – to hear her sing is to be instantly...
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