The National Poetry Slam Descends on West Palm Beach

If you’re new to National Poetry Slam, this article from PBPulse should get you up to speed.

If poetry slam is considered a sport — and given its mix of verbal dexterity, athletic energy and theatrical skills, it should be — the defending two-time champion team from Charlotte, N.C., would be, say, the 1980 Soviet Olympic hockey team. “If I were a team going up against them, you wouldn’t be able to print my response in a family newspaper,” says Poetry Slam Inc. spokesman Eirick Ott.

Beginning Tuesday and culminating in a finale Saturday at the Palm Beach Convention Center. Bouts are nightly at 7 and 9 at Clematis Street clubs Roxy’s, Respectable Street, O’Shea’s, Dr. Feelgoods, The Lounge and Monarchy.

For information and tickets, go to poetryslam.com

Blaze damages Sprinkles in Palm Beach

Link: Blaze damages Sprinkles in Palm Beach

A fire broke out in the kitchen at Sprinkles of Palm Beach on Saturday afternoon.  Firefighters extinguished the blaze in five minutes, but flames gutted the store and left extensive smoke damage throughout the rest of the building at 279 Royal Poinciana Way.

No one was hurt, but Marks expects the popular ice cream shop will be closed for at least two months.

“Our goal will be to reopen by the season,” she said, referring to the time around November when Palm Beach begins to fill with part-time winter residents.

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