Monday, November 7, 2011

11/20 poetry open mic at the Cafe and the Janet Kuypers feature (with music from the HA!man of South Africa and blues musician John Yotko)

Sunday, November 20, 3:00PM

The Cafe open mic
5115 N. Lincoln Ave.
$2 & 2 drink minimum (any drink, even bottled water or soda)

The Cafe (5115 N. Lincoln Ave.) hosts a weekly poetry/performance art open mic (hosted by Janet Kuypers). On Sunday,
November 2oth, the Cafe has Janet Kuypers as the feature with new poetry, accompanied by live blues music from John Yotko, as well as video and music from recent performances by the HA!man of South Africa, following an open mic. This should be a truly unique and interesting show, and I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Included in this feature is music from blues musician John Yotko, and also audio and video music from the HA!man of South Africa (since he was recently in town for his 2011 world tour). A number of brand new poems will be performed for this event (that were written for this feature); the video screen will be showing music and video throughout the feature, and (like her past Lake Villa video shows) there will even be a camera on Kuypers, broadcasting her on an additional 32" TV on stage.

Charlie Newman in the past has has said about Kuypers: "the always inventive, you-never-know-what-to-expect-cuz-she-gat-a-zillion-ideas JANET KUYPERS...our Poetess from the Edge of the World!" Usually calling her "Janet Kuypers, QUEEN OF MULTIMEDIA" (or even the "Czarina of Multimedia", Newman has even said her shows are a "poet show-stopper par excellence..."

For info about the open mic and the 2011 schedule, you can always check out the Cafe on line at for the weekly podcast, feature videos or future schedules.