Prose from K.C. Fontaine

MENDOTA BLUFF ‘I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teaching my blood whispers to me.’ -Redbone proverb In 2008, I was informally introduced to the business world in a Saint Paul, Minnesota café: As a creative Artist with an extensive not-for-profit background, I was found to be an asset to […]

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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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