For the past eighteen years, Youth Speaks poets have been keeping the words of Martin Luther King Jr. fresh and loud with their annual Bringing the Noise performance on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. King’s words are as resonant today as ever, and Youth Speaks’ talented poets will be reinterpreting, renewing, and responding to his inspiring speeches. This year’s showcase will also feature performances by Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza, members of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, and organist and vocalist Tammy Hall. The performance will be held at The Nourse Theater in San Francisco (275 Hayes St.) on January 18 at 7 p.m. This cornerstone of Youth Speaks’ annual programming always makes for a moving beginning to a new year.