Virtual open mic Aug. 20

Schedule your audition for tonight’s session, which is sponsored by The Loretto Hospital. Tonight’s winner will advance to the 2020 Census Factor Finale Show on Sept. 17. Judging the competitors will be George Miller, Loretto’s president and CEO; NBA player Evan Turner; and state Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth.

Poetry on the Patio lives on 17 years strong

Markell “Kell-O-G” Mooney, spoken word poet and founder of Word Life Productions, started the patio shows at his family’s home in the 5100 block of West Concord Place in March 2003 after the death of his father, Willie E. Mooney Sr.