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  • June 1st: Poetry Slam featuring Lucie Lynch (International Singer/Songwriter) and a "No Rules" Slam this Thursday at Hawaiian Brian's!!

Join us this Thursday (June 1st) for a top-notch installment of First Thursdays at Hawaiian Brian's!! As always, this HawaiiSlam show will be hosted by Kealoha and will feature:

-- Lucie Lynch, an international singer/songwriter and recording artist, originally from Hamburg Germany. She has released 3 albums and has performed on television and radio throughout Europe and the United States. Lucie won Best Actress at the Hamburg Film Festival, and performed her hugely successful original one-woman musical show, "Gabriele's Universe," throughout Germany. Lucie and her eclectic band, Lucie & the Perfect Wave, play regularly at Oahu's most popular venues including Turtle Bay Hilton, Hard Rock Café, Doris Duke Theatre, and The Republic. Currently she is on her way to Broadway with her new co- creation and 2- women musical show called "MONEY TALKS, But What The Hell is It Saying?!"

-- A "No Rules" Slam. Team pieces, musical accompaniment, cover poems, props, etc are ALLOWED (poets/performers please see note at the bottom of this email). We will be running "No Rules" slams all throughout the summer, so get ready to witness all kinds of creative pieces!!

-- Turntable Sorcery by DJ Toki (Sisters In Sound)

-- Live painting by the resident artists (past artists include Solomon Enos, Aaron "Angry Woebots" Martin, Erin McCullough, Kimi Werner, The Storekeeper, Dhyana Zagri, Stanstill, Nabahe, Wes Ka'uhane, Neal Uno, Pancho Abalos, Mike Fresh, Manny P, Patti Bruce, Aaron Char, Mark Agnir, Jeff Lum, Samantha Goldman, Earl Washington, Clinton "Clean" Haness, Sequoia, Carol Tagawa, TJ Howe, Nikila Badua, Jeremiah Skurtu, Sarah Hodges, Hanam Mun, Risa Oram, Melissa Soriano, and Talulah)


First Thursdays (June 1st)

$100 Slam Poetry Competition & Open Mic

LOCATION: Hawaiian Brian's (Crossroads concert hall)

1680 Kapiolani Boulevard, (2nd Floor above 24 Hour Fitness)

Doors & Poet Sign-In 7:30pm, Show 8:30pm

$3 before 8:30pm, $5 after

All Ages

Phone: (808) 387-9664



Validated parking for Hawaiian Brian's is $2 up to 3 hours, $4 up to 4 hours, and $6 up to 5 hours. There is plenty of street parking in the area as well (note, if you street park or walk/bike/bus, enter through the 24 Hour Fitness lobby on Kapi`olani and walk up the stairs).

Poets/performers: you will only need one piece to compete, as we will only be doing one round of performances. The three-minute time limit is still in effect. You do not have to break the rules to get up on the mic, but just know that you can (poet selection will be primarily random as usual). There will be 4 microphones, a CD player, a DJ with his/her equipment, a 1/8" cord for mp3 players and other audio devices, and one 1/4" cord to plug in basic instruments. If you have more sound requirements, bring your own equipment to make it happen. That being said, you have 30 seconds to set up... do not make us wait for you!! You can be in more than one piece if you are helping someone else out with theirs.

First Thursdays is the largest registered poetry slam in the world (500+ in attendance)!! HawaiiSlam has official 501(c)(3) non-profit status through Poetry Slam Inc. Please forward to anybody who may be interested...

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    Kealoha is an internationally acclaimed poet and storyteller. He is the first poet in Hawai`i's history to perform at a governor's inauguration, and in 2010 he was selected as a master artist for a National Endowment for the Arts program.

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