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Youth Speaks Announces The 17th Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

AN EVENING HONORING THE LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Youth Speaks, one of the country's leading nonprofit arts organizations will produce The 17th Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in San Francisco, CA at the historic Nourse Auditorium Monday, January 20, 2014 from 7pm9pm.

Every year, Youth Speaks gathers the community to celebrate the ongoing life and legacy of Dr. King. Our celebration—Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—is not a reenactment of speeches, a slideshow, or a polite revue of well-honed platitudes.  It is a showcase of young people from throughout the Bay Area who have written, in their own voices, original works that grapple with the thoughts and work of the man, who are working to demand in their lifetimes—huge leaps into possibility, an ongoing commitment to love like a consuming fire.

Directed by Sean San Jose, this year's Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration features performances by local Bay Area artists including: members of the San Francisco Jazz All Stars, Chinaka Hodge, Dennis Kim, DJ Dion Decibels and Young Gifted and Black.

About Youth Speaks
Founded in 1996, Youth Speaks is the leading nonprofit presenter of Spoken Word performance, education, and youth development programs in the country. Youth Speaks first produced Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1997, and has since been an important cornerstone of Youth Speaks' annual programming.

ATTENTION CALENDAR EDITORS
The 17th Annual Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration is an evening honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King. Join the Youth Speaks for an evening of live performance of poetry, music, deejaying and emceeing.

WHO
Youth Speaks

WHAT
Bringing the Noise for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

WHERE
The Nourse Auditorium
275 Hayes Street (Between Van Ness and Franklin)
San Francisco, CA 94117

WHEN
January 20, 2013
7:00pm to 9:00pm

TICKETS
Youth Tickets are $5. Adult Tickets are $10.

Tickets can be purchased through City Box Office: http://www.cityboxoffice.com/ordertickets.asp?p=6869&backurl=%2Fdefault.asp%3FSearchMonth=%26monthsubmit=%26SearchText=bringing+the+noise+%26Go.x=-247%26Go.y=-229%26pg=1%23abc

For more information, please visit www.youthspeaks.org

SOURCE Youth Speaks

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