#Blkgrlswurld @ Brown Paper Zine Fair Jan. 28-29, 2017

Blkgrlswurld ZINE will be selling our latest editions and coloring books Jan, 28-29th, 2017 at the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists. The free event takes place at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). Details below. MoCADA (80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY) - 1st and 4th Floors …

Elegant Mixed Media Prints Debut in New Jersey

An exceptional artist and printmaker, Jaz Graf's etheral solo exhibition opens this week at Hostetter Gallery within The Pingry School in New Jersey. Titled, "a clearing," I highly recommend attending the show for an intimate adventure through her visual world of experimental prints, sculptural paper installations, artist books and mixed media drawings. I first came …

AfroPunk Fest 2015, Brooklyn

We danced, we laughed, we sweat out our afros under the Brooklyn sun-  AFROPUNK fest rocked the neighborhood with alternative Nu Soul and fashion forward styles. For people of color floating in the margins of alternative music, AfroPunk can feel like a national holiday. The one weekend a year you're music interests and aesthetics about …

Artist Talk w/ John Mauceri and Sandy Cameron

Everyone has been looking forward to the big Danny Elfman performance of Tim Burton film music for most of the summer. Taking place at Lincoln Center for much of July, I attended a pre-show conversation taking place between the show's lead conductor John Mauceri and its solo violinist, the young and talented Sandy Cameron. The …

Good Times at the Brooklyn Folk Fest

Took a little adventure down to Brooklyn Heights this weekend, hungry for relaxed banjo playing and bluegrass fiddle melodies. Upon my entering the church where the fest was being held, I came upon a small group of musicians playing a ridiculously fast Appalachian tune in the kitchen. Just like that I felt as if I …

La Traviata @ The MET Opera

My obsession with contrasting musical arrangements continued last night when I attended the Met Opera to see La Traviata, composed by Verdi. The original story, "La Dame aux Camélias" or known in America as "Camille," was written by Alexandre Dumas in 1848. He is most recognized for his classics like "The Three Musketeers," and "The …

bell hooks @ the New School | 2014

For the past couple of years the New School has invited the esteemed author Gloria Jean Watkins also known as bell hooks, to host a week long series of talks and lectures as a Scholar in Residence ($$$) lol. This year the line up was pretty exciting with conversations taking place for public consumption and …