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Open Mic | 5th & K | August 14, 2013 | Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker featuring Kyla Lacey

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic | 5th & K | August 14, 2013 | Hosted by...

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Wednesday Night Open Mic! A Busboys and  Poetry Event   For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of voices and a vast array of professional spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians and a different host every week.

Jonathan B Tucker

Jonathan B. Tucker lives and works in Washington, DC, melding art and activism with his work as a performer and educator. A poet, teacher, DJ, and activist, Jonathan is very passionate about youth development and the use of art as a means to connect with people. He has represented DC at the National Poetry Slam twice on the Busboys and Poets Slam Team (he also hosts events at Busboys and other venues) and is frequently working in schools, universities and community organizations performing and facilitating workshops. He uses performance poetry to raise issues of social justice and inspire dialogue and action. He has been awarded grants from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities and currently serves as the Youth Programs Coordinator for Split This Rock, a nonprofit dedicated to poetry for social change, where he coaches the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team. His book, I Got the Matches, and other poems are available at jonathanbtucker.com.

Kyla LaceyKyla Jenee Lacey is a poet from Central Florida.  Her first poem was copyrighted when she was ten years old.  Formerly known as The Rising Phoenix, she reverted back to her birth name because The Rising Phoenix started to sound kind of whack. She speaks German, French and Spanglish and is a graduate of with a degree in History from the University of Central Florida. She was offered a teaching opportunity, but turned it down because being a starving artist will feel way cooler when she is old and wants to tell her grandkids stories.  She has featured all over the Southeast, not including her almost forty college performances in FL, GA, WI,TN, IA, OH, IL, IN, NC, SC, MO, LA and VA.  She was a member of the famed Sacred Sounds Slam Team in Southern Fried Poetry Slam, which helped her to make ‘Final Stage’ on her first attempt in 2012.  Kyla’s first poetry CD, titled “A\Way With Words” was released in December of 2010 and her second “Lady Brings the Blues” was released in June of 2012.  She is currently working on her first book of poetry and short stories.  She has featured at famed poetry spots as far south as Miami and as far north as Milwaukee, she has also opened up plenty of doors for old people.
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1025 5th St NW
Washington, 20001

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world. 

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Open Mic | 5th & K | August 14, 2013 | Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker featuring Kyla Lacey
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