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  • First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe July 7th, 2011

First Thursdays: $100 Nationally Certified Slam Poetry Competition and Open Mic... An evening of performance poetry, music, and live art hosted by Kealoha. Featuring Carlos Robson (National Slam Champion) and the No Rules summer. Team pieces, musical accompaniment, cover poems, props, etc are ALLOWED. Winner of the night receives $100. LOCATION: Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen Street (@ intersection with Cooke Street), Thursday 7/7/2011, 8:30pm. Admission is $3 before 8:30pm, and $5 after. For more info, check out the website at, send an email to, or call 387-9664.

First Thursdays continues its no rules summer with another quality show on July 7th. All team pieces, musical accompaniment, props, etc. are ALLOWED. However, the 3 minute time rule will still remain in effect.

The special feature for this show is Carlos Robson, a National Poetry Slam Champion who is a writer, singer, storyteller, and performance poet. His works have been presented and performed all over North America, from Miami's open mics to Vancouver's international competitions, from Texas' National Poetry Slam's Final Stage to Broadway stages and back again. As always, the night will be hosted by Kealoha, and will feature live painters and a guest DJ who will provide turntable sorcery throughout the evening.

Fresh Cafe is located at 831 Queen Street (@ intersection with Cooke Street). Ample street parking and $4 valet parking will be available. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the show starts at 8:30pm. Admission is $3 before 8:30pm and $5 after. For more info, check out the website at, send an email to, or call 387-9664.

(808) 387-9664

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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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