Thursday, December 29, 2011

A little bit about our series BEYOND MUSIC

BEYOND MUSIC, curated and hosted by Daniel Rothman, is an innovative series promoting music specifically of genres outside (beyond) those that are more commonly heard at commercial venues, such as clubs.  
Although it is primarily a curated series, proposals may be submitted by sending a CD accompanied by a description of performers and technical requirements to Beyond Music at Beyond Baroque at 681 Venice Blvd., Venice, CA 90291. 

Please do not email your information with links to a website where your music can be heard. 
Beyond Baroque appreciates proposals it receives from composers and performers; however, please be advised that limited series dates for the current season and dates already scheduled for future seasons prevent Beyond Music from programming everything of interest. 

Please check out our newly created youtube channel named BeyondBaroqueMusic Channel:

We hope you will come and enjoy the series, which is presented every fourth Saturday of the month at 9PM sharp!

Check our web calendar for the music events listings at

Your Beyond Baroque Team

Tuesday, December 20, 2011



Thanks for all your support! 
The spoken and written word does appreciate you!

Here is to another successful and happy New Year!

~ Your Beyond Baroque Team ~

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December 9, Friday through December 22, Thursday MOVIE EVENT: PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE


We are happy to share the info we received from the production company ZEITGEIST about the screenings of  their movie


Downtown Independent
251 S. Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012
Check their website for ticket and screening information.

Watch the trailer here. 

Goodman's prolific career as a “professional outsider”was an uninhibited articulation of the diminishing democratic voice in Post World War-II America. His incessant publishing of philosophical, sociological and psychological texts, along with a large body of fiction and poetry, provide a glimpse into the accelerating unrest of the 40's and 50's. His political impact culminated in Absurd's publication in 1960, after which Goodman, exhausted by the tumultuous excess of 60's culture, faded into obscurity. In his prime, an advocate for massive education reform, a passionate poet, a radical urban planner and an anarchist steeped in classical western tradition. “I suspect that as a person, he's not very well remembered” said Noam Chomsky, “but his impact is all around us.”

With PAUL GOODMAN CHANGED MY LIFE director JONATHAN LEE, himself a longtime social activist and writer, testifies to Goodman's profound influence on personal and political communities, as well as boldly calls for a resurrection of his voice in the public sphere. The long deceased Goodman emerges in the film in all his humane beauty and frailty, an uncompromising man of letters.

“Any page by PAUL GOODMAN will give you not only originality and brilliance but wisdom, that is, something to think about. He is our peculiar, urban, twentieth-century Thoreau, the quintessential American mind of our time.” —Hayden Carruth, poet.

Thanks for checking it out!

Your Beyond Baroque Team

Friday, December 2, 2011

Starting in February of 2012: Latin American Poetry Workshop With Yago Cura!

We are happy to announce that Yago Cura, publisher of the online journal Hinchas de Poesia (, will serve as facilitator of the free workshops.

Each session will address the work of a different 20th Century Latin American poet, and allow students to generate a piece inspired by some of their signature poems. 

More details to follow soon.

Your Beyond Baroque Team

Thursday, December 1, 2011


Friday 11 AM -6 PM
Sunday 11 AM -6 PM (December only)
and open 1 hour before and after events.

This year give a gift that supports a love of words.

If you're looking for the perfect gift, come shopping at the Beyond Baroque Bookstore for a gift of books.

We have Los Angeles' largest selection of new poetry books and chapbooks of poetry. 

The used books section features titles in all disciplines priced to move with Art books $5, Used books $3 and Library bound books $1.

When you purchase $30-$49 worth of books you will receive a premium gift of a Perceval Press CD, your choice of REUNION featuring the music of Viggo Mortensen and Buckethead or CANCIONES DE INVIERNO featuring Viggo Mortensen reading from his book of the same name.

When you purchase $50 or more you will receive Perceval Press' publication, HOME by Ann Fishbein. 

Can't make it to the bookstore?

Memberships make a great gift! A $35 membership gets you one of the CDs listed above, and a $50 membership gets you the book. That's a gift for a friend and a CD or book for you. It's all so easy!
Just visit our website or click here to donate with PayPal.