On Tuesday, April 8, 2014, the Ugly Mug Cafe & Roastery, located at 317 West Cross Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan, played host to Sacred Star Productions' [SacredStar.com] fourth 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 produced and emceed by Michigan Poet Craig A. Combs―author of Taking Tea in the Black Rose, his poetry anthology published in 2011. The complete lineup for this event went as follows:

Marco Aziel ― Canton Singer-Songwriter, Spoken Word Artist
David Jibson ― Ann Arbor Poet, Published Author
John Louis Good ― Jackson Singer-Songwriter
Phillip Arrington ― EMU English Professor, Published Author
Jake LeMond & Joe May ― Wayne Singer-Songwriter - Westland Saxophonist

Dave Wanty
Michael Hylton
Todd Askew
Edward Morin

Anyone who is interested in being featured in a future Sacred Star Productions event should contact Craig Combs at craigacombs[at]me[dot]com. Signup for next month's 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 randomly 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.


Run time: 1:42:58 (approx.)

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