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What’s New at Neon? | Fresh Acts for Fall 2018

Neon offers a variety of live entertainment perfect for your next community day, sibling’s weekend, homecoming, or Fall Fest. Our roster is full of incredible acts, whether you’re looking for a unique speaker or show-stopping illusions. We’re excited to officially welcome the following acts to the Neon Entertainment family and can’t wait to see all that they bring to our growing organization! Comedy Alex Babbit Brooklyn native, Alex Babbitt is a rising star in the … Continued

3 Reasons to Bring a Spoken Word Artist to Campus

As trends go, spoken word poetry has had a giant surge in 2018. More and more people are interested in the raw emotion of poetry and slam poets to understand the trials and tribulations of everyday life. According to studybreaks.com, poetry, but more specifically slam poetry is seen as an agent of change, making it extremely popular in the college-age demographic. Neon Entertainment has a large selection of spoken word artist that are readily available … Continued

A Busy Start to the Year for G Yamazawa

By Steven Gothan G Yamazawa is a spoken word and hip hop artist a part of Neon Entertainments roster. G has been busy the last few months with releasing new music and traveling the world. Within the last month he has created two music videos and was a feature on DJ Luke Nasty’s new album Cruise Control.   G traveled to Seoul and while there he created the video Crush On You Freestyle. This song … Continued

Poet Elizabeth Acevedo’s Novel Releases This March

Spoken Word Artist, Elizabeth Acevedo, is receiving a wealth of praise for her new Young Adult (YA) book, The Poet X. The book follows, Xiomara, a 15 year-old Afro-Dominican teen preparing to make her Catholic Confirmation who turns to writing as a way to cope with her wavering faith, and family discord. Author, Elizabeth, is well known for her award-winning slam poetry. As a college poet, she travels around United States and has performed at over 100 colleges … Continued

From Athlete to Artist  | Spoken Word Artist Lacey Roop Neon Spotlight #7

For a lot of writers, they have had a passion for storytelling for as long as they can remember. But, for Lacey Roop, a  happy coincidence as a young adult lit a curiosity in her that has led her on a unique journey. We sat down with this Neon Entertainment spoken word artist to chat about life, art, and her latest projects. You can listen to our podcast interview in entirety on YouTube or Soundcloud! … Continued

Terisa Siagatonu: Passionate Community Organizer

Spoken Word Artists, Terisa Siagatonu, is a passionate community organizer. When Terisa is off stage, you can find her dedicating her time and effort to today’s youth and building a better community for the future. Terisa is a mentor for Pacific Islanders of Tomorrow (PILOT), a community leadership program dedicated to empowering youth, and largely involved with Youth Speaks, an organization that empowers youth through arts education. With Youth Speaks Terisa is a poet mentor, workshop facilitator, Project … Continued

Elizabeth Acevedo’s, The Poet X, Receives a Wealth of Praise

  Spoken Word Artist, Elizabeth Acevedo, is receiving a wealth of praise for her new Young Adult (YA) book, The Poet X. The book follows, Xiomara, a 15 year old Afro-Dominican teen preparing to make her Catholic Confirmation who turns to writing as a way to cope with her wavering faith, and family discord. Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak, calls the novel “a story that will slam the power of poetry and love back into … Continued

5 Reasons Spoken Word Artists Can Make Your Next College Event Better

By Kelsey Pyse April is National Poetry Month Did you know that April is national poetry month? This is a time to explore the amazing talent that is spoken word. Poetry isn’t just for April though; it’s a great addition to any event including orientations, Spring Fest, open mic night and more! Open your mind to new possibilities and discover the art of poetry. Poetry Speaks to Everyone in Different Ways We’ve all hade to … Continued

The Places Poetry Will Take You

The Places Poetry Will Take You  By Spoken Word Artist, Elizabeth Acevedo  One of the things I feel most blessed about, is how poetry takes me to the most unexpected places. I began writing out of a need to understand the world around me. To understand my neighborhood. I won’t say I grew up in the roughest of places, but it was a hood like so many hoods: fire hydrants acting as sprinklers, drug dealers … Continued