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Wednesday, 27 July 2011 02:54

Poetry and Spoken Word the Same Thing?

The staff at surveyed 40 people in the NoHo Arts District and none of them knew the difference between poetry and spoken word.  So, we decided to go to the "Source" for anything poetry or spoken word.  That place is the Bakery Poetry Lounge, right here in North Hollywood.  We got the answer from Marcus J. Fort, founder and creator of the Bakery Lounge  "The difference between spoken word and poetry is that spoken word is performance poetry with rhythm/music deriving from rap culture giving the audience that visual/animated aspect rather than poetry being more abstract sometimes with no rhythm or rhyme."  Marcus went on to say "Spoken Word has always been looked over for many years but thanks to Russell Simmons DEF POETRY there has been some light shed on the poetry community causing many poetry lounges to be created such as the Bakery Poetry Lounge."

Drive By, North Hollywood's electronic public artSitting at The Federal Bar, gazing across the street, you might think you are in Vegas or had one too many. But on closer look you will notice the scrolling, flashing, rotating sign quotes on the NoHo Commons building. After years of being turned off, the flashing North Hollywood sign is finally back on, a feat for public art supporters.

Wednesday, 09 March 2011 05:48

Curb you dog for Peesake!

dog poop in nohoCan you imagine wearing your new tennis shoes and you step into a pile of poop? You would be pretty angry. What if you where the manager or owner of an apartment building and the lawn was being ruined by local dog defecation? Mom, what if your toddler decided to rub the hot steaming poop on her face?

Monday, 28 February 2011 05:42

Barbara Black Smacked with a Graffiti Fine

Ten North Hollywood High students were commissioned to paint a Graffiti Art mural on a homeowner’s private fence. But the City came out and fined her, and is now forcing her to paint over it. You can help.

LAT Central Library.bmpWhat's going on in California regarding its libraries is pretty terrible. For a start, the new governor Jerry Brown has a $25.4 billion shortfall, and his proposed budget doesn't cut library spending -- it eliminates it. By doing that, he'll save $30 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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