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Category: American Idol: Season 5

The Ticker: A look outside and in at the arts

A detour northwest to give a shout out to the champ

I made a comment recently about the level of pride for my alma mater, SCAD, in reference to the number of them in the Magic City. Now if we could just get them to start putting their window decals on their cars… Anyhow, I’ve been enjoying reading up on what former classmates and fellow alum are doing. It’s one of the best reasons I have for maintaining a MySpace account.

anis-mojgani.jpgOne of them just accomplished what I consider an incredible feat that few people may actually know about. Anis Mojgani repeated as the 2006 National Poetry Slam Individual Champion last week in Austin, TX! He is the only Storm Poet to ever hold the title and now the first to win it twice. It’s great to see him get this kind of recognition for his work. While at the college, he studied sequential art. Those fortunate enough to be near where he currently calls home, Portland, Oregon, can visit Mojgani and an enclave of fellow SCAD alum (and just great people) at their gallery, couch. Here’s a podcast clip courtesy of their site showing the two time champ in action.

More alum and yet another fun event for the weekend after the jump…