The Art of the Spoken Word

Mar 19, 2010

Performers include Felicia Taylor, left, and young actors from Deaf West.

Pasadena’s continuing growth as a haven and showcase for artists will be made clear on Saturday at an all-day, totally free event called ARTTalk, hosted by the Playhouse District Association and Boston Court Performing Arts Center. This celebration of the spoken word (with some music and dance for good measure) will bring a new performer every half an hour from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m., and the range is as diverse and engaging as could be.

Performers include author Luis Alfaro (3:30), who will share family-friendly poetry and spoken word; acclaimed Altadena author, poet and screenwriter Jervey Tervalon (3 p.m.); Lineage Dance (2 p.m.), which will explore the Brain in Motion; Filipina-American performance artist Jasmine Orpilla (11:30 a.m.); Taiko Center of Los Angeles (noon); and Altadena’s master musician, writer and music historian Ian Whitcomb (1:30 p.m.). And that’s just the beginning.

The setting is the lovely Boston Court Theatre, the price is free, there’s something for everyone, and the reasons not to go are: none.

Saturday, March 20, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
70 N. Mentor Ave., Pasadena



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