Sippin’ Songs and Spoken Words

Night filled with music, poetry.

Dailey Jackson, Managing Editor

Bishop Kenny put on this year’s first session of the biannual event to showcase the arts, called “Coffee House” nights, on Nov. 13 in the Carla Harris Performing Arts Center. The event showcased twenty-three acts including two performances from the choir, a spoken poem, and two songs sung by math teacher Kevin Curran. Coffee House was primarily orchestrated by the Art Department head, Lauren Doran, and the Music Department head, Collin Clark.

“I’d say it’s a time for everybody to come together, whether they are in the Music Department or not, and share their talents,” Clark said. “From singing songs, to performing in duets and trios, writing originals, doing covers, karaoke, and even reading poetry that they wrote, it’s just a really great way to share your talents with your peers.”

Along with providing entertainment, the event also raised money for a charity called Empty Bowls, which works to raise money for local food charities and educate people about issues of poverty and hunger in their community. Bowls and mugs were made by BK art students to be sold at the event and many were purchased by the end of the night. The next Coffee House night, called Music Mania, will occur in the spring.