Critic’s Pick: Editor’s pick

Getting poetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

By Nicole Wroten


This year, “The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show” will appear in a new venue. The Loft Theatre building, at 126 N. Main St., is set to accommodate their sell-out crowds. Tony Award-winner and HBO Def Jam poet Poetri will headline the show’s fourth season with a presentation of original material in which he infuses comedy and the spoken word to tackle topics like relationships and money. Known as “the poet rock star,” Poetri has worked with many celebrities including Tyler Perry, LL Cool J and Rosario Dawson. The show’s other featured performer will be Theresa tha S.O.N.G.B.I.R.D., who blends the spoken word, hip-hop, blues and jazz into her work. The performance will be held from 9 to 11 p.m. Friday, April 1, at The Loft Theater. Tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at or by calling (937) 228-3830. Tickets at the door are $20. A cocktail reception will be held in the theater lobby from 8:30 to 9 p.m.

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