Family Business – February 2011


Been a minute since I’ve blogged – I miss you my .0000008763 subscribers. ūüėČ
Hope everyone reading this is surviving and striving. I have, as always, been on the GRIND.

Lots of crazy stuff going on in the world as we’ve all been seeing…get right with whatever you believe to the be source of Truth and stick to it.
Something is definitely in The Mist, my friends.

Anyway…

I want to take some time this post to update on the clients, the clients, the clients.
Got some awesome stuff popping off so let’s start the roll call…

Kudos to Wendell B Harris, Jr and Chameleon Street for making The New Yorker’s DVD of the Week.
Richard Brody gives an interesting review on the first Black film to win the Sundance Grand Jury prize in 1990.
Read the review HERE – Chameleon Street is available on DVD on Amazon.com and Digital Download on iTunes.

August Wilson’s favorite theater company, Chicago’s own Congo Square Theatre is getting prepped to make BIG NOISE for Black theater in Chicago with the upcoming FESTIVAL ON THE SQUARE , taking place at the Center for Performing Arts 2/18-19 and 2/25-26.
In the spirit of how the ancestors congregated at the original Congo Square in New Orleans, there will be music, dance and a celebration of art and the community.¬† Events kick off on 2/18 with a screening of the documentary, Faubourg Treme, which tells the history of New Orleans oldest Black neighborhood.¬† World-renowned actress Regina Taylor joins Congo Square’s ensemble and theater companies of color from around the city for the celebration. Finale night includes an open mic/jam session and music by Sean Alvarez.

Regina Taylor

Introducing –¬† Art: Possible Chicago

Anomaly Distribution, in partnership¬†with the Harold Washington Cultural Center, Theatre 47, Chicago Public Schools – Office of the Arts, Simplicitta Marketing, Fox Brown Fox Marketing,¬†Chi-town Alliance, and some other community-minded individuals and groups¬†present and invite you to¬†support¬†a new quarterly multi-cultural event titled ART:Possible. ART:Possible is a new quarterly event that targets niche, raw, cutting edge, fringe, experimental, underground, and fusion artists and art organizations to express themselves through the lens of a common theme. The main goal of the event is to provide a fresh and new platform for avant-garde art to Chicago, particularly the south side of Chicago, increasing exposure and networking opportunities for the citywide art community and expanding progressively inspired art-related activities in this area of the city. ¬†The first event will be held on Saturday from 12-6pm on February 26, 2011 at the Harold Washington Cultural Center at 4701 S. King Drive. The theme is ‚ÄúWhat Is Your Black?‚ÄĚ, challenging artists to showcase works that explore everything ‚Äúblack‚ÄĚ : the word, the color, the race, the physics, the connotation, the stigma, etc.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact artpossiblechicago@gmail.com



The most bodacious portal for all things strange and scientific PHATHOM has another design contest running on it’s art/design arm, CURIOSiTEE.¬† This month’s theme is IMACHINATION – if you have aspirations of having your weird art as a tee shirt in the CuriosiTee store AND a cool $2,000 prize – this is for you.

I’m also very proud to unveil Phathom’s first ad – created by of Kyle Cogan.¬† Definitely awesome and a tiny clue that Phathom is a portal you should follow.¬† Check the ad:

Another hot night at Double Door recently for my girls Allegra Dolores and Room 11…check out a couple clips from a damn good time.

Somebody give these songwriter, songstress, emcee, beautiful spirits some meaningful opportunities… they’re awesome.

That should do ya for a little while, yeah?

Love to the Lovers… til next time.

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