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Students sing, dance, recite poems at open mic night

Bre Celestin, Staff Reporter October 22, 2019

Eastern's Black Student Union kicked off its BSU week by hosting an open mic night in Seventh Street Underground of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Monday night. Eastern students came to present...

Students to present creative work at open mic night

Logan Raschke, Contributing Writer December 3, 2018

Eastern students will read aloud their poems and other writings to an audience during an open mic night at Bob’s Books on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Bess Winter, instructor of creative writing, said the...

Jordan Boyer | The Daily Eastern News
Gena Browning a sophomore family consumer science major, sings at ‘My Black Is … Empowering Poetry Slam’ Monday night at the 7th Street Underground.

Students recite poetry, sing at ‘My Black is … Empowering’ poetry slam

Olivia Swenson-Hultz, Online Producer February 5, 2018

The lights were dim in the 7th Street Underground, but students’ voices shone as they performed poetry and sang songs at the “My Black is … Empowering” poetry slam. “We live in a world where...

Thalia Rouley | The Daily Eastern News
Open mic night is held at Jackson Ave Coffee on Thursday night. The event included performers who started the night off with some winter themed music.

Jackson Avenue Coffee celebrates 12 years of open-mic nights

Eddie Hacker, Contributing Writer December 7, 2017

Ringing in 12 years of business and closing in on over 500 open-mic nights, the Jackson Avenue Coffee has been one of the longest standing weekly venues for local performers. Jackson Avenue Coffee,...

Grace O’Brien, a sophomore graphic design major, attends You Take the Floor, an event hosted by the Blue Room Magazine, in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Wednesday evening. She said she just got off of work so she decided to stop by the event to participate.

Students take chance to showcase creativity

Valentina Vargas, Contributing Writer October 25, 2017

You Have the Floor, drew a small crowd of students from almost every major to showcase their own work and experience the presentations of other students. The performances ranged from a student explaining...

Students have the floor to present creative work

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter October 24, 2017

You Have the Floor gives students the stage for three and a half minutes to sing a song, display a video or present a piece of art from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday in Gallery 1910 of the Doudna Fine Arts...

Students offered 24 hours to showcase art

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter September 14, 2017

Students will have the opportunity to act out a skit, sing a song or perform anything that they want at the “No Shame” open mic night 7 p.m. Saturday Sept. 23 The 24-hour open mic night will go...

Performances at UB open mic night

Liz Stephens, City Reporter January 18, 2017

The Ode to 2017 an open mic night is an opportunity for students and community members to set the tone for the new year by showing off their talent. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. Wednesday at 7th...

Open-mic shows off variety of talents

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter September 29, 2016

Psychology major Kadarrious Hooks spontaneously took the stage of the 7th Street Underground to perform his original poetry in front of at least 100 of his peers. He performed two pieces and was met...

University Board Mainstage to have Poetry Open Mic

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor October 7, 2015

The University Board is hosting the first open mic session of the semester from 7 to 9 p.m. in 7th Street Underground as part of UB Mainstage. Patrick Davis, the UB mainstage coordinator, said students...

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