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September 29, 2010 at 04:15PM

Thursday, September 30th, 2010
Kamuela Kahoano's "Stream Dreams" CD release party
Featuring: Kamuela Kahoano, Manoa DNA, The Analogic (Daniel Gibson on drums), Beatboxing and Sound Effects Phenom Jason Tom, Katana, Jonathan Clarke Sypert (Intrepid) and other surprise special guests. Kamuela Kahoano will have a full band featuring Selwyn Valdez, Jeff James, Mark Tanoye and Brent Paul...should be an awesome night of music.


6pm-8pm @ Ala Moana Hotel lobby
*also streaming live on PakeleLive.com

Friday, October 1st, 2010
Live From the Lawn - First Fridays
Dance Dance Dance on the Lawn
Poli'ahu Tau Dance Theatre
Convergence Dance Theater
Halau Ke Kai O Kahiki
Prince Dance Theater from Hawaii Island
Hawaii Fire Artists
Skillroy & Jason Tom
Dance-Battle

On the Lanai
Taimane Gardner an…

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The Venue Tonight

September 11, 2010 at 11:38AM

My first performance back in Honolulu. It's going to be a party tonight in Chinatown!

Oahu Fringe Festival Launch
When: Saturday, September 11th
Where: The Venue (1146 Bethel St)
Time: 7-11pm

What is A Fringe Fest You Might Ask?

Well lets just say it's much more then a fashion statement.
It all began with the Fringe theatre movement, which was a term used to describe alternative theatre, or "entertainment not of the mainstream".

Focused on the performing arts, you will find a smorgasbord of characters lined up to display their many talents. Fringes are a variety show to the extreme, with a carnival like atmosphere mixed and a dash of Alice in Wonderland.

The Launch of this new edgy performing arts festival is on Saturday September 11, 2010 simultaneously at The Venue, The A…

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The Shack - William P. Young

The God of Small Things
The Island Beneath the Sea
The Infinite Plan
One Straw Revolution
The War of Art
Peace is Every Step
The Little Book of Talent
The Red Tent
Animal, Vegetable, Miracle
Moloka'i
The Epic Tale of Hi'iakaikapoliopele
The Artist's Way
The Creative Habit

*The Bible

*Malcolm Gladwell's books: The Tipping Point: How Little Things can make a Big Difference. — (2005). Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. — (2008). Outliers: The Story of Success. — (2009). What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures. — (2013).

*Books by C.S. Lewis: The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and Mere Christianity.

*Books by Shawn Bolz: God Secrets: A Life Filled with Words of Knowledge, Translating God

*Books by Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend: Boundaries, Boundaries for Leaders, and Safe People

There are soooooooo many others I could list! I LOVE to read!

Well, here are some of my favorite classics: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien. Some great non-fiction books about the dance culture I love include Foundation by Joseph Schloss, which is an excellent book about NYC B-boy/B-girl or breaking/breakdance culture, Can't Stop Won't Stop by Jeff Chang, which is a great historical analysis of American Hip Hop culture, and The Underground is Massive by Michelangelo Mathos, an amazing history of electronic dance music culture. Happy reading everyone :)

Enders Game, The Great Gatsby, Of Men and Mice, Maximum Ride. I need to read more books. I haven't read so long Bc I've been attached to the ones I've already read.

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Jason You're amazing guy! Huge congrats from Poland!

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Jason definitely deserves an auditorium of his own. He done a lot promoting the arts(especially beat-boxing) and inspiring people like myself to enjoy and constantly try to perfect an art and have an unstoppable mindset.

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Congratulations, my friend! I'm so happy for you, Jason!!! How awesome and totally wicked would that be! I know you've worked really hard and is always inspiring people all over the world. You do you and keep up the great work. Dreams do come true and good things do happen to good people!

Now wouldn't that be something! Your art has definitely touched lives. I look forward to the day it gets built. I'll be excited for that sam choy aquatic center also :D

Aye that's lit. Keep doing what you're doing and you're putting a positive influence to a lot people

Jason Tom is a one-of-a-kind individual. During my sophomore year of high school, I remember watching him beatbox for our school for just a few minutes and was blown away by the amount of talent he was able to showcase in just that limited amount of time. Fast forward about three years or so, I was looking to write a feature story of a KCC alumnus/alumna for the KCC newspaper and came across Jason's name online. He was quick to respond to me when I reached out to him, and he was very interested in being featured. I got the chance to interview him, and couldn't believe the stories that he had to share with me. Over a two hour period, I was able to learn a lot about who Jason was, and he has proved to me that anybody can make it in life when even in the toughest situations. His humor and charismatic nature really bring his personality to life, and I blows me away to know that he has a positive impact on the community not only through his beatboxing but also through his words. Jason is inspiring, and I'm glad that I got to chat with him and share his story with many others and beyond.

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A child of the 1980's and child of God, Jason Tom, Hawaii's Human Beatbox, read Charlie's Victory, Moonwalk, Comeback & Beyond, Change Your Story.