Essay from Kahlil Crawford

GREEN MOUNTAIN I’ll never forget my first adult glimpse of Lake Champlain and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The sight captivated me to the point of postponing my trip to Montreal, so as to explore the state of Vermont – a spacious museum of pristine nature and “New English” culture. Being a Chicagoan curious about small-town […]

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Poetry and Photography from Kahlil Crawford

            * Mural capture via Woodlawn, Chicago, Illinois The Spiritual Home of American Wanderers hugs the Pacific Coast; Taking hold of you, for awhile, beyond His Majestic Glory.. As life wanders thru us, our environment returns a critical gaze. Reminding us that home is no destination.

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Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

A Slow Suicide I. the pakistani painter’s studio a shrine to her lost self the finer things glossed resistance depressed days blunted nights II. the darkest corner of her dust-laden studio whisper brighter daysze.

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Artistic Collages by Valerie Brown-Troutt

Artist Statement “Something wonderful happen to me during the summer of 1999: I claimed and discovered my artist. Me! I went to several second hand shops and bought old canvas and found thrown away framed pictures and took them apart, covered them with gesso and started a studio on my patio.” “Turning old ugly things […]

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Jazz and Blues anthology seeks poetic submissions

21st Century Howlers: A New Generation Jazz and Blues Anthology edited by Tyehimba Jess, Duriel E. Harris and Patricia Smith. In the past ten to twenty years, a new generation of poets has emerged that seeks to expand and deepen the call-and-response tradition of Jazz and Blues music into the 21st century. Many of these […]

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Announcement from Augusta Collins, East Bay jazz musician

From Augusta Collins, jazz musician and artist, featured in last July’s issue: I HAVE BEEN INDUCTED INTO THE WEST COAST BLUES HALL OF FAME AND I WILL BE RECEIVING AN AWARD THE NIGHT OF SUNDAY, MARCH 28TH 2010, 6-10PM AT HILTON OAKLAND AIRPORT.¬† THE TICKETS ARE $25.00 IF YOU GET THEM FROM ME.¬† $35.00 AT […]

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Augusta Collins: Blending Life With Music

Augusta Lee Collins¬† Singer/Songwriter/Videographer Augusta may be reached here: augustaleecollins@yahoo.com augustaleecollins.blogspot.com He’s performing this Friday July 3rd and the 17th at It’s a Grind coffeehouse in Oakland near the City Center BART, 5 to 7 pm. The 3rd features more of his original compositions. www.itsagrind.com (corner of 11th & Clay Streets) 555 12th Street Suite […]

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