One was the theme of the night on May 11 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies’ beautiful mosaic amphitheater, where the Unplugged special open mic event dubbed “One Time Rhyme” featured artists in the local community. It was one unforgettable night where one united group of Cal Poly Pomona students expressed and listened to one poetry competition, celebrated one feature artist, experienced one concert and played one game.
The mosaic amphitheater, which was designed by a CPP faculty member and made by CPP art students, was the perfect backdrop for an artistic event, especially at night when the area is lit up, creating a cozy atmosphere and cool vibe for expression.
The first place poet in the slam competition received a $100 gift card. Many talented poets competed at this event, highlighting what the arts have to offer, but the poet who won, Charity White, was not from CPP but from CSU Fullerton.
Co-host, Shelley Bruce said, “The event was a really beautiful evening, a great turn out from on and off campus and a dream come true. I’ve been hoping to host a poetry night at the Regenerative Studies mosaic amphitheater for over a year, and hopefully I can work with Unplugged again to make events like this an annual program.”
Open mic nights are a great way to try out new material, check out the community culture or just support your fellow artists. Most performers at this event showcased spoken word and poetry pieces, but Unplugged welcomes all aspects of the arts from music to comedy bits.
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