Poetry by Neil Ellman

Heavy Red (after the painting by Wassily Kandinsky) Every bubble in the universe every line and arc every wave the sound of mourning and the scent of birth every color has its weight— a molecule of red contains the universe the endless heaviness of sleep. ——————————————————————————– Balancement (after the painting by Wassily Kandinsky)   Between […]

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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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Max Ehrman’s Mythology on City Walls

  Max Ehrman (Eon75) was first slapped in the face by this obsessive art form called Aerosol Art in 1995 when we was studying architecture in Gainesville, Florida. In Gainesville, there is a legal wall for muralists and graffiti artists to express themselves and execute large scale murals. One day two international graffiti artists painted […]

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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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