The Harlem Arts Festival is back at Marcus Garvey Park this weekend (June 25th-26th!) We covered the festivities last year and it really is a wonderful community event.
You can easily access the park by most NYC subway lines exiting at the 125th street stop and then a short walk. While you are in the neighborhood be sure to take advantage of some great restaurants, photo opportunities of historic brownstones and the local gallery scene.
By Nick Christophers Sometimes a little luck goes a long way and hard work even more. This could be said for rapper / singer -songwriter Brewsie whose music combines both elements. Coming from the gritty streets of Brooklyn he learned that life is tough and you need to […]
Elizabeth Raymer Griffin doesn’t usually let other people into her studio. It’s her workspace, her secret hideout, a virtual reproduction of her college studio apartment. But I’m lucky, because Liz is my friend, so when I ask if I can profile her, she just says “Yes, ma’am!” and invites me right over to her Braddock Avenue studio “for visuals” even though I know that she’ll only look at the pictures I take of her through her fingers.
Yes, that’s right, my friend the self-portraitist hates being photographed.
In a world of tattoos, you have a steady flow of ink, and a plethora of designs from which to choose. Atlanta gives you a wide horizon of talented artists who showcase and brand their work in the most well known tattoo studios! Take a peek at a few suggested studios to visit if you’re thinking of adding a little art to your body.
By Nick Christophers From his humble beginnings in Trinidad to building success in the states, KMC has not lost his focus or touch. As a boy in his native land he always was drawn to the sights and sounds of music. From the soca sound to dancehall he […]
Jay is a traditionalist who prefers to shoot on film (even in the current market where digital is the dominant source for producing photos.) For him, film offers a timelessness that cannot be duplicated by digital. A similar argument is true in the music industry when it comes to comparing digital with the quality of a vinyl record.
If you’re tired of the “same old, same old” Saturday night routine, consider mixing it up with the First Saturday Art Crawl. This popular and free event in downtown Nashville takes place during the first Saturday of every month and attracts upwards of 1,000 guests. It showcases art of various styles and genres, and the participating galleries often provide free refreshments. This allows you to sample delicious beverages as you explore the art and even converse with the artists directly.
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