Month: March 2015

‘the language of creation’

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Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir marked it’s second year as one of TO’s most eclectic evenings out with a diverse set of dynamic features playing to a packed house. The show started with a flurry of open stagers: Brenda Clews flashed us; Cate McKim let us feel her love; Shawn Nolan (new to Noir) shared his dirty business; swore up a storm.


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First feature was Komi Olaf ( – another Nigerian (Nnedi Okorafor at the Colloquium  was also Nigerian) writer. His pieces popped with alliteration & rhyme: ‘busy buzzing beneath the hive,’ ‘masters masquerading,’ ‘countless dictators trying to dictate the vote count.’ Some pieces were rich in the colors of the jungle, others with sweet romanticism ‘our love rises before the dawn.’ Political without being didactic, romantic without being overly-sweet his set was nicely paced and by the end we knew ‘the language of…

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March on to Spring!

I’m a little behind posting the March events!  It’s been a busy few weeks!   I want to give a great big thank you for everyone who made the 2nd year anniversary show of Lizzie Violet’s Cabaret Noir a huge success!  Smooshies to everyone who has performed over the last 2 years!  Here’s to many more years!

Upcoming for the rest of March!

March 19th, I am hosting Wonderfest Poetry Series featuring Sue Reynolds, James Dewar and Addam Abbas!

March 21st is the Redhead Revue featuring Heather Babcock, Dottie Dangerfield, Arlene Paculan and myself!

March 28th, Winter Wonderland at Hirut (all though it is officially spring ;)), featuring Dagmar Morgan, David Bateman, Arlene Paculan and Hugh Wilson!