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Encyclopedia > Open mic

An Open Mike is a live show where anyone can be an audience member or a performer.

Open Mikes commonly fall under three categories:

  1. Comedy
  2. Music
  3. Poetry and Spoken Word

Bust of Homer, one of the earliest European poets, in the British Museum Poetry (ancient Greek: ποιεω (poieo) = I create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... Spoken word is a form of music or artistic performance in which lyrics, poetry, or stories are spoken rather than sung. ...

External links

  • openmikes.org (http://www.openmikes.org/) - Music open mike listings in the United States and Canada
  • TEABAG OPEN MIC (http://www.teabagopenmic.com/)
  • Mike, Dammit: A linguist explains Open Mike vs Mic (http://home.comcast.net/~sambayer/music/whymike.html)

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Open mic is a great place to hear original music and to meet other performers and singer/songwriters.
Open mic goes from 7-10 and it is best to get there as near 7 as you can as the list typically has over 20 performers sign up.
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Open MIC operates on the premise that competitive commercial advantage can be found in promoting democratic participation in media.
The guiding principle of Open MIC is that the media values we promote as citizens are the same as those we seek as investors:
Founded in late 2006, Open MIC is a project of the Tides Center (www.tidescenter.org), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
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