Wednesday, November 30, 2016

“When morality comes up against profit, it is seldom that profit loses.”

                                                                                 Shirley Chisholm

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Remembering Gloria Naylor

... A fictional architect who could freeze a setting in the reader’s imagination, while transporting one to a polarized world with as much magnetism to dread the departure.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thursday, June 30, 2016

"Art would not be important if life were not important, and life is important."

               – James Baldwin

Monday, May 16, 2016

Miscegenated Rhythms

Courtesy of the Band

When eight culturally diverse band members merge their individual talents from three distinct genres, the result is an intriguing sound of "miscegnating" rhythms, intoning messages of peace, love, and unity.

Coming across televised coverage of Sidewalk Chalk, here’s a look at a standout band with great horns, compelling vocals, keys, strings, and more.

Band Members: Rico Sisney (MC), Maggie Vagle (Vocals), Charlie Coffeen (Keys), Josh Rosen (Bass), Xavier Breaker (Drums), Jumaane Taylor (Taps), Sam Trump (Trumpet), and David Ben-Porat (Trombone).
                                                                  Sidewalk Chalk

Friday, April 22, 2016

An Original

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning ...”

                                                                                                                                 –   Prince

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

“Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities.
Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”

                                                                                          Gloria Steinem

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Links to Excellence – A Dance with History

Courtesy of IFC Films/Sundance Selects

A Ballerina’s Tale, by Nelson George and Leslie Norville, chronicles the decisive moments in Misty Copeland’s life, leading to her becoming the first African-American principal dancer with American Ballet Theater. 

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Links to Excellence – Ineffable Strings

                                                     Courtesy of the Artists
Paying equal respect to exceptional female artists on Interiors, string trio, Hear in Now, shares this video performance with Silvia Bolognesi – bass, Tomeka Reid – cello, and Mazz Swift – violin.