Lyric Café [TV Series] (2003)

Genres - Language & Literature  |   Sub-Genres - Literary Studies, Performance Art  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The spirit of the old beatnik coffee house was alive and well in this weekly, half-hour offering from Black Entertainment Television, which debuted May 2, 2003. Professionals and amateurs of all races and creeds were invited to recite their poetry in an open-mike format before a small but appreciative audience. The series was hosted by actor Gary Dourdan, best known for his work on the CBS cop drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. The best moments of Lyric Café were regularly assembled as one-hour specials on BET's sister digital-cable channel, BET Jazz.



poetry, reading [recitation], spoken-word