With a mission of striving to provide children, youth, and their families (from all backgrounds and neighborhoods) with transformative learning through hands-on experiences in the visual arts, the Illinois Arts Station (click HERE to visit their website) is a nonprofit making an impact i Normal, IL and the interlocking area. Given their wide-range of programming focused on self-discovery and empowerment and critical skill building, their implementation of art as a powerful f
Consider this. When we hear these words, it provides a polite challenge for you to think and reflect. When you relate this to the faith community, it begs the question of how to make sure your stewardship and service do not remain sedentary, as doing so nulls and negates any sort of community uplift and outreach. On Wednesday, June 29th, at 7pm EST (in-person and online), Poplar Hill Missionary Baptist Church (234 E Shadburn Rd in Buford, GA) is hosting their Youth Exposium.
New York. It's the city that never sleeps. It's a big city of dreams. And it's the home of Pepper Solana. Originally from Spain, the artist has a sound and growing body of work that is fit for the city and beyond. With a background in the performing arts, it's her love of music which provides the base for her inter-related creative and performing arts presence. Growing up, she notes her father exposes her to more than just the music from her culture. In fact, she cites the
Music. It provides a voice to those trying to find theirs, let alone the sounds which soothe the spirit or strengthen the soul. Ranging from early music influences including (but not limited to) Q-Tip (from A Tribe Called Quest) to Nas (and his ground-breaking track "It Ain't Hard to Tell" from his nearly 30-year old debut, Illmatic), Maestro Jones (also known as Maestro Musik), is a creative and more. His father is a former DJ in the Springfield, IL area, so his love for mu
In recent years leading up to its creation of becoming a federal/national holiday in 2021, Juneteenth carries a tremendous significance in the African-American and interlocking communities (click HERE for some background on the holiday and its history). With a growing number of observances, it's a reminder of the day's impact within and beyond the culture, including our larger society. In Lincoln, IL, since 2020, one such community-focused organization is doing its part to c
June 19, 2022 is an important day. It's Father Day as well as part of the Juneteenth holiday weekend. However, at 6pm at the Gas South District's Willow Ballroom (in Duluth, GA), something truly special is taking place. It's a black tie affair, Atlanta style. And it's about celebrating the impact of Black men across arts and entertainment, business, the community, and more. In the spirit of the recent Black Girls Rock celebration, Eucharist Entertainment presents the inaug
Pre-game: Louisville Bats (17-31) vs Gwinnett Stripers (25-24) On the first day of June, we're making a trip back to Coolray Field, the home of the Gwinnett Stripers (the AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves). With summer almost in full swing, about 1/3 of the season is completed. At 25-24 (and 8.5 games out of first place), the team enters tonight's tilt against the Louisville Bats (17-31), the AAA affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds, with a focus on building on the team perfo