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Open Mic | 5th & K | July 17, 2013 | Hosted by Jonathan B. Tucker featuring Joel Dias Porter aka DJ Renegade

Busboys and Poets

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic | 5th & K | July 17, 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.

Joel Dias-PorterJoel Dias Porter (aka DJ Renegade) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. After high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force. After leaving the service, he because a professional disc jockey in the DC area. Then in 1991, he quit his job and began living in homeless shelters, while undergoing an Afrocentric self-study program. From 1994 through 1999 he competed in the National Poetry Slam, finishing as high as second place in the individual competition, and becoming the 1998 and 1999 Haiku Slam Champion. His poems have been published in Time MagazineThe Washington PostCallalooAntioch Review, and the anthologiesMeow: Spoken Word from the Black CatRole CallDef Poetry Jam360 Degrees of Black PoetrySlam (The Book)Revival: Spoken Word from LollapalloozaPoetry NationBeyond the FrontierCatch a Fire, and The Black Rooster Social Inn, which he also edited. In 1995, he received the Furious Flower "Emerging Poet Award" from James Madison University. He has performed on the Today Show, in a commercial for Legal Jeans, in the documentaries Voices Against Violence and SlamNation, on BET's Teen Summit and By the Book, and in the feature film Slam. Currently at work on a CD of jazz and poetry entitled "A Desperate Wrestling of Tongues," he is the father of a small son and teaches part-time at Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts.

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1025 5th St NW
Washington, 20001

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)


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