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Open Mic Night | 5th & K | July 24, 2013 | Regie and Danielle hosts at SPARKLE - featuring J Mase III

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 9:00 PM (EDT)

Open Mic Night | 5th & K | July 24, 2013 | Regie and...

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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.


Tonight's host is  Regie Cabico & Danielle EvennouRegie Cabico

Regie Cabico is one of the country's leading innovators and pioneers of The Poetry Slam having won 3 National Top Prizes and winning The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Grand Slam. Bust Magazine ranked him in the "100 Men We Love" and The Kenyon Review called him the Lady Gaga of Poetry. He has appeared on two seasons of HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and NPR's Snap Judgement. A former Artist-in-Residence for Asian Pacific American Studies at New York University, Regie's work is published in over 40 anthologies including Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Café, Spoken Word Revolution & The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry.

J Mase III
J Mase III is a Black/Trans/Queer/Poet based in New York City and creator of the national performance event, Cupid Ain’t @#$%!: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Poetry Movement. As a performer and teaching poet, J Mase III has rocked venues all across the country from San Diego to Boston at colleges and radio stations to group homes and youth centers. An organ donor, J Mase is the author of If I Should Die Under the Knife, Tell My Kidney I Was the Fiercest Poet Around.

In J Mase’s other life as an educator and activist, he has worked with thousands of community members and service providers across the country on the needs of LGBTQ youth and adults in spaces such as faith communities, elementary schools, domestic violence shelters, medical agencies, juvenile justice organizations, foster care programs among others. Formerly affiliated with organizations such as the nationally recognized, Soulforce,  Mase recently served as co-director of the 2012 Equality Ride helping to take 18 young adult leaders across the country to stop spiritual and political abuse aimed at LGBTQ people in religiously conservative arenas.  On his off time, he can also be found contributing to various academic and literary publications to keep his mind busy; some of these publications include the recently released queer anthology Flicker & Spark, the Vanderbilt African American Lectionary Online to talk about gay teens in the church and Nina Arsenault: An Unreasonable Body of Work to share insight about gender and genitalia.


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1025 5th Street NW
Washington, 20001

Wednesday, July 24, 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 Night | 5th & K | July 24, 2013 | Regie and Danielle hosts at SPARKLE - featuring J Mase III
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