On Tuesday, March 11, 2014, the Ugly Mug Cafe & Roastery, located at 317 West Cross Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan, joined forces with Sacred Star Productions [SacredStar.com] to present the third installment of their monthly music & spoken word variety show series, which takes place the second Tuesday of every month from 7:00-9:00 PM. The show was filmed by Dark Elf Entertainment of Ypsilanti and will be publicly broadcast on WDEE-TV.com, as well as this Vimeo channel.
Each month, through June 10th, "The Cross St. Chronicles" Variety Show will spotlight four to five musicians and spoken word artists from across the SE Michigan/NW Ohio region, followed by a short Open Mic segment to close the show. The show is hosted by Michigan Poet Craig A. Combs―author of Taking Tea in the Black Rose, his poetry anthology published in 2011―and the complete lineup for this event went as follows:
❀ FEATURES ❀
Craig A. Combs ― Writer, Event Producer & Promoter
Eliel Lyn Sagansay ― EMU Music Student, Singer-Songwriter
Edward Morin ― Poet, Storyteller, Published Author
R.J. Fox ― English & Media Arts Teacher, Author, Filmmaker
Eric Henning ― Vocalist, Guitarist, Songwriter
❀ OPEN MIC ❀
John Louis Good
Anyone who is interested in being featured in a future installment of The Cross St. Chronicles should contact Craig Combs at craigacombs[at]me[dot]com. Signup for the Open Mic will be limited to no more than six (6) slots of five (5) minutes each and should present the performer's original work. Signup begins at 7:00 PM and closes at the midpoint break. Names will be drawn from that list to determine the Open Mic lineup.
This is an all-ages event, and admission is FREE to everyone. To contact the host venue, the Ugly Mug Cafe & Roastery, call (734) 484-4684 or find them on the web at uglymugypsi.com.
Special Thanks to:
Kayj Michelle ― Ugly Mug Cafe Events Manager & the entire Ugly Mug staff
Tony Dixon & Ray Brockette ― WDEE-TV Videographers
"Terrapin Crossroads" from KEYS for the Rex Foundation provided courtesy of Keller Williams
Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter ©1977 ― Ice Nine Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
For more information on this recording and the Rex Foundation, please visit KellerWilliams.net or RexFoundation.org.
A presentation of SARED STAR PRODUCTIONS.
Run time: 1:55:46 (approx.)