“We, the Noughties”: An essay by Lukas Clark-Memler

We, The Noughties by Lukas Clark-Memler  I’ve never liked decade-themed costume parties, and I’m not one to embrace the novelty of historical dress up. These ‘retro’ celebrations only make me worry about my own generation’s cultural identity. How will we be remembered? Since the 1950s, each subsequent decade brought with it a unique and new […]

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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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