Wonder Woman

Divine Essence is never at a loss for words. The poet and spoken-word artist has been performing around the Valley for more than seven years, and hosting open mic nights since 2002, when she started a regular spoken-word shindig at Livingston's soul food restaurant in Scottsdale. When Livingston's closed, Divine moved her open mic nights to various other spots — including A Shot of Java, Mighty Cup, the Paper Heart, and Majerle's. Her latest gig is at ASU’s Wells Fargo Arena.
Fri., Oct. 9, 7 p.m., 2009
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Niki D'Andrea has covered subjects including drug culture, women's basketball, pirate radio stations, Scottsdale staycations, and fine wine. She has worked at both New Times and Phoenix Magazine, and is now a freelancer.
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