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  • First Thursdays Poetry Slam at Fresh Cafe - Thursday 1/8/2015

**NOTE - Since the First Thursday falls on January 1st, the slam this month will be on January 8th**

FIRST THURSDAYS: $100 NATIONALLY CERTIFIED SLAM POETRY COMPETITION AND OPEN MIC... An evening of performance poetry, music, and live art hosted by Kealoha. Featuring Natasha T. Miller (Women of The World Finalist). Winner of the night receives $100. LOCATION: Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen Street (@ intersection with Cooke Street), Thursday 1/8/2015, 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.bsite at, send an email to, or call 387-9664.

The 12th official HawaiiSlam season rolls on with its monthly qualifiers at First Thursdays (January 8th, 2015). The top two poets will qualify for the HawaiiSlam Finals in April 2015 that will determine the team to represent Hawai`i at the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Newark, New Jersey.

The special feature for this show is Natasha T. Miller, a three-time Women of The World Poetry Slam finalist and member of four national slam teams. She has starred in a national commercial campaign for Sprite, and has premiered on stages with performers such as Mo'nique, Malcolm Jamal Warner, Jessica Care Moore, Talib Kweli, Charlyne Yi, and many more. She has published two books, has been on three national tours, and has performed at renowned venues all across the country. As always, the night will be hosted by Kealoha, and will also 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). 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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