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INSOMNIACATHON! 2008 - The Wanderer - The Official Alternative to Thunder Over Louisville!

A decade since he last produced(and nearly 5 years since the last live experience) Ron Whitehead once again brings the marathon Poetry and Music Festival known as INSOMNIACATHON! to The Rudyard Kipling in Louisville, KY April 11-13, 2008.

Monikered "The Official Alternative to Thunder Over Louisville" INSOMNIACATHON 2008 will bring Poets, Musicians and Visual Artists together for a 29 hour creative performance marathon once again at Louisville's alternative artists jewel venue, The Rudyard Kipling.

The Rudyard Kipling, Louisville, KY.

Ever since Ken and Sheila Pyle opened the doors back in 1983, The Rudyard Kipling has been a power point of the Louisville independent music, avant-garde theatre and poetry scenes and once again hosts this year's INSOMNIACATHON 2008.

Ken and Sheila Pyle welcome INSOMNIACATHON 2008 Producer and Louisville's own Poetic Son, Ron Whitehead and his fellow Insomniacathonians, Frank Messina, W. Loran Smith & Susi Wood, Brigid Kaelin, Danny Flanigan & Kelly Wilkinson, Gidget Tincher, Southside, Wrestling The Squid, Dark String March, Ellsworth and The Apes, Christopher Felver, Gui Stuart, Mindi Hall, John Hagan, Dawn Tilton, Jake Boone, Andy Cook, The Windup Birds, geneticpoetic, Bu Hao Ting, Vampire Squid, Todd & Kevin Autry, Dean McClain, Yoruba Kikiloma-Mason, Jinn Fuller Renfro with John Williams, Kara Beth Rasure, Mary Kennedy, Shakespeare's Monkey, Lars & The Garvey Tones, Nickole Brown, Amy Cunningham, Sarah Elizabeth, Tom House, Yak Skin, Wendy Colonna, Charlie Newman with Mark Noderer, Ron Whitehead with Erica Jones and Scott Moore, Tyrone Cotton, Annie Christain, Danny O'Day's Circus Freak Show featuring The Great Baldini and Troubadours of Divine Bliss.

The Rudyard Kipling, Louisville, KY.

INSOMNIACATHON 2008 starts at 10:00 PM, April 11th and the festivities continue non-stop till 3:15 AM April 13th. Tickets are $21 at the door.


Flash Back . . . Five Years!


On Halloween 2003 Ron Whitehead took to the stage of The Rudyard Kipling in Louisville, KY to kick off the start of the 10th Insomniacathon. - Click Here to View Jeremy Hogan's and James Walck's PhotoBook! -
Of Note! On Halloween 2003 Ron Whitehead took to the stage of The Rudyard Kipling in Louisville, KY to kick off the start of 72 hours of Poetry and Music at the 10th Insomniacathon. Click Here to view his rousing Welcome and Proclaimation in "From Hank Williams Grave to Insomniacathon 2003, Keeping The Flame Alive!" Also Click Here to view David Amram's Hymn and Harken of "Amazing Grace" . Be sure to visit The i-Video Galleria at Insomniacathon On-Line! Click Here for more Video, Pix and Page from this historic event!

Click Here to Join The Party at Bettye Brookfild's!
Of Note! As if 72 hours of non-stop Poetry and Music wasn't enough a still vibrating contingent of the Poets and Players from Insomniacathon 2003 picked it up where theyleft off and converged on Bettye Brookfield's lovely home in Springfield for yet another evening of Stage and Page! Keeping true theme,"Keeping The Flame Alive!" Click Here and to see and hear Picking Up Where We Left Off!


Seven years later, old friends do it again in Louisville at Insomniacathon 2003 ---------- Frank Messina and Dave Amram perform the Kerouac classic at Insomniacathon 2003


"Reflections upon The 50th Anniversary of Jack Kerouac's On The Road" is Now Available from Published In Heaven Books! - Click Here For More Details! --------- Messina and Amram at Insomniacathon 96'  -  New Orleans

- News, New & Of Note!  - Click Here for the latest happenings from our friends and family in the Poetry, Music and Art World! -

Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac - AudioPlay adaptation of the Patrick Fenton play "Kerouac's Last Call" - Click Here to Learn More, Link and Listen to Jack's Last Call: Say Goodbye to Kerouac!

Pix, Clips and Page from kindred Keepers of The Flame! Join us in celebrating the LifeArtSpirit of Allen Ginsberg! Click Here to Enter!

Dave Amram Birthday Special! Click Here for VidClips, Pix and Debut Mp3's from  the new CD "The Long Road To Nowheresville!"

Astrologick At Insomniacathon! - is a weekly astrological report by Gary Paul Glynn that offers intelligent people another look at astrology, one that utilizes the planets and signs in the way they were meant to be understood, not just fortune cookies. Click Here To Read this week's Forecast of Astrologick!

Click Here to read about The History of Insomniacathon.

To Learn More about The Literary Renaissance, Click Here!

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Insom 04' Galleria!  - New & Expanded! -  Click Here to Enter! -

On Sunday, Feburary 20th, Writer, The Gonzo Journalist, Kentuckian and Friend, Hunter S. Thompson headed on from this world to the next. Click Here to read the emotes, reflects, rants and raves coming in to Insomniacathon On-Line!

As The Poets and The Players make their way from The Heartland to The Cities and Beyond they bring back their Sights, Sounds and Stories from The Road. Click Here for their recounts and Learn Why . . . Travel Is Fatal!

On Sunday, December 11th 'Ode to the Sidewalks of New York Jazz & Poetry Reading' will happen once again hosted by legendary musician, composer, author David Amram & his Trio at the Bowery Poetry Club. - Click Here For More Info! - ALSO View Pix and Clips from May's Ode Celebration!

Jack Shea - Filmmaker, Poet, Songwriter, Friend.  - Click Here for More -



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