Lost Art Open Mic @ Deep Ellum Open Market

Lost Art Open Mic @ Deep Ellum Open Market
When: October 30th, 2010
Where: Deep Ellum

WordSpace is proud to partner with Deep Ellum Open Market and the Better Block Project in sponsoring literary events. Deep Ellum Open Market, Directed by Brandon Castillo, is the 2010 winner of a Dallas Observer’s Best of Dallas award. Located on the corner of Elm St. and Malcom X Blvd, with over 40 vendors and live music, beginning at 8am in the morning. Look for the stage behind Cafe Brazil from 3-5 to listen or participate in the Lost Art Open Mic Project.

Karen X and Josh Lewis started Open Mic at Bill’s Records in 2002, and it ran till ’05 with various notable hosts, including Jolee Davis and Joey Cloudy. In 2010 it was recreated by OGs from 2002, Alex Pogosov and Peter Orozco in Bill’s new location at 1317 South Lamar with a larger and more diversified crowd of participants and audience.

Lost Art Open Mic is currently hosted by Alex P (Knife Six Productions), with Peter Orozco(PAO Productions) running audio/video/photography and promotion by writer Lilly Penhall (InterStellar Graphics) every Sunday evening.

Bill Wisener has been a legendary Proprietor, Host and special Friend, at his store, Bill’s Records to artists for over 30 years, welcoming everyone equally as family–from you and me to Radiohead, NIN, Beastie Boys, Ben Harper, Erika Badu, and so many others; with ongoing songwriter showcases,and past and present open mic projects, including WordSpace sponsored readings. Bill’s Records is the subject of Jeffrey Liles documentary, The Last Record Store.

For more information about and a visual mock up of the Better Block Project of Deep Ellum, visit www.deepellummarket.com

(Lost Art Open Mic Photos of Da’rrell Cloudy, Alex Pogosov, Desmene Statum and Chris Zimmerly by Lilly Penhall and Alex Pogosov.)

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