By Nick Christophers It’s always a plus when you know what you want to do professionally at the age of 14. This was the case for Joe Vulpis, CEO of AP Music. At that young age along with his mother’s guidance knew that music would be his vehicle […]
A fifth year now the Harlem Arts Festival has come to Marcus Garvey park in Central Park. And another year it has been a shining example of the local arts scene and a fantastic community event.
The festival brought together over 43 musicians, dancers, singers and entertainers over the 2 day event. Also represented in the park were over 30 local businesses, artists and restaurants.
Typically in any family there is sibling rivalry at every turn but sometimes something magical happens. This would be the case with sisters Charlene and Liann Kaye who combined their talents for a lethal recipe. Charlene had the musical bug at a young age as Liann was touched by the angel of art. Their first attempt at meshing their work was when Charlene was jamming with local bands in Michigan. Liann, in her sophomore year took up a film class and gained some key pointers.
By Sean McHugh Nashville being known as “Music City” grants the city and those who live within it some tantalizing musical perks – namely in the form of getting to see up and coming acts before they break. There are shows going on at any given moment anywhere […]
By Sean McHugh There are few things I love more than live music; I’d be hard pressed to find something more enjoyable than going out to any one of the countless music venues here in town and check out whoever’s playing. That being said, if I had to […]
Late night music in a small venue has always appealed to me. The intimate atmosphere and energy that moves through the crowd when a solo artist or group is deep into their set is electrifying. This led me to look for music spots around the city and one I had long heard about was Bill’s Place on 133rd street in Harlem. When I had family come into town one weekend I made my move and got us tickets.
She can sing, dance, act, paint and even write. What else can China native Lady Long Long do? Coming from an artistic family Lady Long Long was raised to appreciate and master the arts. At first she needed to travel to Europe and learn proper English as many Chinese families do. She spent time in England, France, Germany and Holland. She had a culture shock in Europe. Yet she made the best of it.
By Nick Christophers The saying goes you can take a New Yorker out of New York, but you can’t take New York out of a New Yorker. This is evident with recording artist Marlena who was raised in Queens, New York only to later move to the sunny […]
“My goal from here on out is to keep performing singing dancing, building relationships and mainly booking gigs so that I can play and perform to mass audiences and move/affect them by sharing my lyrics and music with them. I hope that it touches their souls in such a way that people fall in love with music, escaping into mine as a form of peace, a form of affection. Stay tuned for more.” Madi Di
By Seth Fera-Schanes The Harlem Arts Festival (HAF) continues to build on its annual tradition as it open this Friday and runs through Sunday. The kickoff will be at Ginny’s Supper Club and Red Rooster with performances running from 7pm until 11:30 (tickets are available for purchase for […]