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Open Mic in Maplewood, On The Mic at The Rack

Incandescent bulbs hang over a small stage set-up with a mic, and the only other light comes from the tabletop tea candles and a single strand of white Christmas lights along the wall. There are several couches and armchairs, and the sweet odor of marijuana stuck to a patron’s winter jacket blends with the aroma of fried catfish, which is the evening’s kitchen special. This is The Rack, a café and social space in Maplewood, NJ. For almost two years now they’ve been hosting On The Mic, an open mic event held Friday nights. Continue reading “Open Mic in Maplewood, On The Mic at The Rack”


Halfway There Reading Series Kicks Off Its Second Year

The Red Eye Cafe in Montclair, NJ was filled last night as The Halfway There Reading Series kicked-off its second season with four writers whose styles were as diverse as their material. Continue reading “Halfway There Reading Series Kicks Off Its Second Year”

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