"Oxygen for the Ears: Living Jazz" - is a feature-length (93 min) documentary film about jazz music, its players, its followers, its past and its promising future. Told from the landmark of Washington, D.C., the film shows how jazz history was made and continues to be made in the Capitol today.Link
to Official Trailer.
Exposure Group African American Photographers Association,
"“Colors of Life” showcases the photographic work of The Exposure
Group African American Photographers Association members, including portrait
artists, photojournalists, documentary, and fine art photographers. The
Exposure Group African American Photographers Association [www.exposuregroup.org]
is a participatory member-driven professional photographers association
dedicated towards improving the skills, professionalism, and productivity of
its members through information, education, and demonstration.".
Links:Colors Of Life book and
is a Washington D.C. native. A self-taught Master Pencil Artist for over 30 years. He
has sold artwork all around the world to governments, museums, recording artist, actors,
radio stations, art collectors and others. His work is now sold exclusively online. His
pencil art images cover a broad range of subjects from religion, to politics, black art,
Jewish art and other images of interest. John's style of drawing is described as "extremely
detailed renderings that capture moods and emotions most other artists can only hope to
imitate" His drawings "bring out a depth and warmth that has enchanted critics and art
enthusiasts alike". It has been written that John's "drawings project a personal nature
using a three dimensional effect" that must be seen to be believed.
painter and photographer - Sheila's art is what Marcel Duchamp used to call retinal art.
"An art that prompts a visual response and not an intellectual one". Her use of colours is described as being both
"passionate and energetic".
She prefers abstract painting and developed her own painting technique that she calls "feathered style", which resembles bird’s plumage. She says,
"Flying is constant flowing and my paintings should be seen as such and anything else the viewer decides to see in them". Links:
artist, painter, ceramist and a "Polymer Clay" sculptor.
Olga grew up in "El Barrio" in New York City. Her
artistic awakening came about one day, while still a child, when she saw her mother draw a "life-like depiction" of Mickey
Mouse. Olga has since evolved her talents in many mediums, but she found her calling in the creation of
detailed, "life-like" art using "Polymer Clay".
She sells and shows her work in venues all over the world.
Links:DC Bebop page,
Glover, Artist, Painter and Creator of Abstract Collages. A native Washingtonian, known
throughout the artist community. Jenne has shown in many solo, group, and juried exhibitions.
Anja King Photography,
Portraits, Music Promo Shoots and Weddings are just part of what this gifted London based photographer creates.
Capturing the moment, stopping time… There are many poetic ways to describe
a photograph; to Anja photography is the realization that she has been, that
she has seen and the idea and assurance that there are many places she still
needs to be, she still needs to see.
Paul S. Kemp, NY Times bestselling author of fantasy fiction,
characterizes his writing as a cross between dark fantasy and sword and sorcery fiction. Writers Michael Moorcock and Fritz Leiber are his touchstones, though (like many authors) he has been influenced strongly by
authors David Gemmell, H.P. Lovecraft, and Steven Brust. Paul says folks sometimes ask him where to start with his stories about ex-assassin turned priest Erevis Cale. Paul says to start with either Twilight Falling, book one of The Erevis Cale Trilogy, or Shadowbred, book one of The Twilight War. Either is a good place to start the Cale stories.
Links:Amazon.com book listing,
novels and stories on his website and his MySpace page.
Cheryl Edwards, painter -
"Her interest in art stems from her fascination of the human body as
a whole. Her medium is oil, and egg tempera." - originally from Miami Beach, Florida, she studied under Ernest Crichlow at the Art Student League in NYC.
She has lived in DC for the past 12 years. Cheryl has exhibited in many shows in the DC area
and is a member of the Strathmore Center for the Arts League and Capitol Hill Arts League.
Links:Fine Art America website
Leon James Photography, a former native of Washington, DC with many years of experience as a freelance photographer. Leon's photography reflects his views of life through his lens. He specializes in capturing images from nature and the energy of live music performances. He shares some of his experiences through his exhibits and slide shows.
Links to his
I Love Algarve!
The Algarve region of Portugal takes up much of the country’s southern reaches. Conquered by many different groups throughout history, the Moors had control of the area for over 600 years and gave the genesis of its name today. However, ever since the 60s in particular, the Algarve region has emerged as one of, if not the, pre-eminent tourist destination in Europe. Find Cheap Holidays at holiday review website
hundreds of hotels, apartments and villas in the Algarve region of Portugal
Pink Manhattan - Sali Oguri is an independent singer-songwriter based in New York City. PINK MANHATTAN: Sali Oguri's New York Sensorium is a blog update of Sali's music/perfume launches, media/radio & indie music chart news plus smorgasbord musings on topics focused within The Arts. She draws from her experiences, ranging from life as a musician to being an indie perfumer, with the occasional random post from her unique urban perspective.
Xombiewoof Magazine - Xombiewoof.Com is an online magazine dedicated to music and the performing arts. As a magazine for the arts and entertainment appreciating community by artists and entertainers,
it brings to their readers current and topical news and information, the latest industry news and material resources to excite readers and make a positive difference in the way readers get the information they want.
The Jazz Academy of Music
- is a non-profit 501c3 organization, established in 2002, is a manifestation of a longtime dream of Paul Carr, its Music Director, to extend the music education opportunities afforded him, as an inner city youth, to others. The Jazz Academy programs draw from and build upon the disciplines of music education Paul experienced in his youth.
The Jazz Academy - Paul Carr's DC-Based Music Education Program
“Electrify Your Strings!” (EYS)
- is a multi-tiered program designed to supplement and enhance your regular
music curriculum. This is a unique opportunity to partner with a
world-renowned artist such as
Mark Wood and
students are sure to benefit from the inspiring and motivational techniques
he has developed through years of research and experience.
Skinny Girls Like to Eat TOO - In the pursuit of food, fashion and life - "about chics that like to eat and could very well be slim like myself. People think because I am small, that I eat less than the next person. TRY ME! =) I will also post those that eat by wearing an amazing outfit or something I think looks amazing. This blog will take you all over the place but enjoy this journey of mine."
Skinny Girls Like to Eat TOO
A Lot of Flowers, located at 1011 Harris Avenue in Bellingham, WA, was a Fairhaven
district landmark for many years, in their old location across from the Fairhaven Fish and Chips bus on 11th and Harris in Fairhaven, in a "beautiful little wooden shack." However, modernization forced change. Now they are excited to move into their new shop, which is "drastically different: modern, airy, with running water! Much less outdoor garden space," but they have managed to keep the same "wonderful shop vibe that had their customers coming back for years and years." Stop by their new shop, on 11th Ave, still (somewhat) across from the Fish-n-chips bus.
A Lot of Flowers
- "is the leading online music marketing platform used by over 500,000 artists, managers, record labels, and venues to grow their reach, influence, and business across the internet. ReverbNation.com provides free and affordable solutions to individual artists and the music industry professionals that support them in the areas of web promotion, fan-relationship management, digital distribution, social-media marketing, direct-to-fan e-commerce, fan-behavior measurement, sentiment tracking, web-site hosting, and concert booking and promotion. "
"is an independent imprint that creates, produces, and publishes comics, novels, screenplays, and speculative project proposals for submissions. Its primary hallmark is the support and promotion of the entertainment arts. QEW (pronounced "Q") stands for Quality Entertainment Works. Writing, editing, illustration, filmmaking, animation, acting, and modeling comprise the current strata of diverse interests inspiring the creation and production of many of its properties. Writer and owner, Quenton Shaw, established QEW Publishing in May 2003. "
Website: QEW Publishing and Facebook
Dark Horse Comics
"Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, behind the concept of establishing an ideal atmosphere for creative professionals, Dark Horse Comics has grown to become the third-largest comics publisher in the United States and is acclaimed internationally for the quality and diversity of its line."
Website: Dark Horse Comics
Evil Hat Productions
believes that passion makes the best games. It is this passion for gaming that raised Fate to its current acclaimed position in the independent RPG community. Fate can be used to build the best kinds of role-playing experiences — full of laughter, story-telling, and memorable moments. The main members of Evil Hat Productions are Rob Donoghue, Fred Hicks, Lydia Leong, Leonard Balsera, and Chad Underkoffler. Others such as Cam Banks “guest star” from time to time.
Crusoe of Elena Design Studio, creates fine artistic jewelry and accessories
that are works of wearable art. Elena Crusoe transforms
an array of gemstones into works of wearable art that reflect a universal
view of style, beauty, elegance and womanhood.
Eddie Hernandez/The Groove Merchant -
Has been in the Music industry since 1980, He put himself through college by playing the Hammond Organ throughout Southern California metro. Since 2001 he owns and operates his own production company called Groove Merchant Northwest in the Pacific Northwest. FOH mixing is his favorite part of the operation and enjoys mixing on his Midas board, "Midas sounds better than anything else I've tried". Eddie has worked with some real talent from throughout the world ex... Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk, Trombone Shorty, Inner Circle, Booker T, etc.... just to name a few. Website:
Groove Merchant Northwest.
Multibeadia Designs - Laura Harrison Bosch -
is a jewelry designer in the Washington DC area and has over 18 years experience in the jewelry supply mail order business. Since 2002 Multibeadia has sold thousands of jewelry components on eBay. Website:
Multibeadia Laura Bosch Designs.
Tony Jackson Massage Therapy, Tony was certified at the Potomac Massage Training Institute and later returned to teach anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, as well as practical massage techniques. He is an expert in reflexology, Swedish, deep tissue sports massage, myofascial massage and is especially well known for Thai massage. He has gained a well-rounded experience working at spas, wellness centers, fitness centers, and chiropractic offices over the years. Website: Tony Jackson Massage Therapy
37 North Main Street, Rochester, NH. A shop for and by gamers and comic enthusiasts! "Jetpack Comics is the inland seacoasts most well stocked comic and game store with a fair mix of toys and pop-culture fun.
Jetpack Comics is a store run by immature fools but we always have fun and we'll try to make sure you have fun, too." Website: JETPACK COMICS
Joe's Record Paradise, Located at 8216 Georgia Ave, in Silver Spring, Maryland,
has been open since 1974. Joe opened his first story on Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, Maryland. I use to by "cut out" albums from there several times a month. They moved to a Baltimore location for a few years. Then to Rockville, Maryland for several years and now have returned to the near-in DC suburbs in their new location in downtown Silver Spring. Website: Joe's Record Paradise
Kathy Clutter Buster -
Her Mission is to help people create a comfortable, clutter-free space in which to live and work. Washingtonian Magazine called Kathy "The Gentle Organizer". Organizing can be overwhelming but with an organizer it is quicker and easier.
"She can help." Website:
Kathy Clutter Buster.
located at 7034 Carroll Avenue in Old Town Takoma Park (301-270-1140), is a
woman's boutique specializing in unique and affordable clothing, jewelry,
gifts & accessories, as well as a complete selection of comfort footwear. It
is one stop shopping
for all your clothing needs.
The Quill and Brush
was established in 1976 as an outgrowth of a part-time business run by Allen
and Patricia Ahearn who started collecting and cataloging books in the early
1960s. The Quill & Brush specializes in first editions of literature,
mystery/detective fiction and poetry, as well as collectible books in all
fields. The firm's stock of over 15,000 titles focuses mainly on books
published from the middle of the 19th century to the present.
Quill and Brush.
- is located deep in the heart of Carmarthenshire, Wales, UK. This is a wonderful
setting for Valley Wands, and makes an idyllic place to work and live. Hywel and Sian,
each practitioners of the Craft, create wands that are made in conjunction with the tides of the sun and the moon.
The wands are made for you and with your purpose in mind. Each made from sympathetically harvested wood, and crafted completely by hand, they are not only beautiful but practical ritual, and healing tools. Links:
Valley Wands on MySpace and
Debra Goren Designs,
creating one of a kind jewelry made from the finest semi-precious stones, pearls, hand blown glass, crystals, wood, polymer clay, and beads from around the world.
Dionne Green is the sole creator and developer for Susej Designs. Susej Designs, LLC, a luxury goods company, produces products that are meant to speak to individuals artistically, culturally, and spiritually.
Lee's Flower & Card Shop -
Established in 1945, is a family owned business, which has served the Washington metropolitan community
for more than 50 years. With a highly skilled floral design
team, using only the freshest flowers, Lee's creates stunning arrangements
in traditional and contemporary styles.
Link to: Lee's
and Poets Books is
operated by Teaching for Change, is Washington DC's newest source of books and films that encourage children and adults to question, challenge and
re-think the world beyond the headlines. Website:
BUSBOYS AND POETS