For the artist, see Jean-Michel Basquiat.
This highly anticipated weekend festival will represent the renewed spirit of Harlem while paying homage to its roots. Signature events, including a dine out dinner series, culinary demonstrations, panel discussions and a Sunday afternoon block party, will feature nationally and locally renowned artists from the culinary, fine arts and performing arts worlds.
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#LookUp A spoken word film for an online generation.
‘Look Up’ is a lesson taught to us through a love story, in a world where we continue to find ways to make it easier for us to connect with one another, but always results in us spending more time alone.
Written, Performed & Directed by Gary Turk.
Featuring Louise Ludlam & Stuart Darnley.
Original score by New Desert Blues.
Sound engineering by Daniel Cobb.
Filmed and edited by Gary Turk.
Check the lyrics here: http://garyturk.com/portfolio-item/lookup/
Are you an Empath?
Uncover your true potential….
What is an empath? Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive others. Your life is unconsciously influenced by others’ desires, wishes, thoughts, and moods. Being an empath is much more than being highly sensitive and it’s not just limited to emotions. Empaths can perceive physical sensitivities and spiritual urges, as well as just knowing the motivations and intentions of other people.
.. Something for the frustrated empath, the compassionate dogooders….
“When someone adores you, in their appreciation of you they’re in alignment with source energy and they are flooding it all over you. And since its activated in them its activated in you, so you’ve got this really good thing going.. But then as you become dependent upon their appreciation of you in order to feel that way – when they withdraw their appreciation of you, and you haven’t learned to connect to that source energy yourself, then you feel like a puppet that someone has let go of the strings. And so if you’re a confident person, if you’ve shown yourself that you’re free no matter what anyone else thinks, and that you can feel good no matter what’s happening around you, if you’ve been practicing that unconditional love that says “I’m going to feel good because I wanna feel good, and I’m gonna scramble around by darn, and find something that’s gonna make me feel good even in a field of things that don’t feel good, because my connection to source matters to me more than all other things put together” – then nothing that anybody could ever do would set you off your game.
Your Inner Being is always guiding you toward what you are wanting. It is never protecting you from something else.”
April 30 is International Jazz Day celebrated around the world to promote Jazz Music
Given its legendary history as Japan’s “jazz mecca” in the early to mid 1920s, Osaka is an ideal choice to serve as the International Jazz Day Global Host City. Today, the city continues to play an important role in the ongoing development of jazz in Japan.
The International #JazzDay All-Star Global Concert on April 30, 2014 with: Toshiko Akiyoshi, Kris Bowers, John Beasley, Herbie Hancock, Makoto Ozone, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jonathan Butler, Roberta Gambarini, Lalah Hathaway, Gregory Porter, Oumou Sangaré, Dionne Warwick, Theo Croker, Roy Hargrove, Claudio Roditi, Terumasa Hino, James Genus, Marcus Miller, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, T.S.Monk, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E.,Kenny Garrett, Courtney Pine, Troy Roberts, Wayne Shorter, Lew Tabackin, Steve Turre, Chris Thomas King, Earl Klugh, John Scofield, Joe Louis Walker.
Daniel Hauben (born May 23, 1956, Bronx, NY) is an American painter who grew up in the Bronx, and who often paints Bronx street scenes. Hauben has also painted outdoors around the world.
On Fri., Mar. 14th, he engaged Head Start preschoolers at the Freedman Home on the question “What is art?” as part of a program of the Bronx Children’s Museum in which children made and displayed their own work.
“Hauben’s work is participatory. [It is] inclusive for the inhabitants of a borough that seems to have been largely overlooked by other artists,” said Walter Puryear, Project Manager at the Freedman House. “It allows people to realize that the environment they walk through every day has an aesthetic that is worth validating.”
No Place Like Home, which could easily cover the wall of a small city bedroom, is Hauben’s take on L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz tale. Dorothy, who seems to be of Latina heritage, walks arm-in-arm with the Scarecrow and the Tin Man. The group strolls east on 170th Street and the Grand Concourse. In the distance, the faint facial features of the wizard rise over the hill beyond Jerome Avenue. The characters were superimposed upon an earlier streetscape that Hauben created in the mid-nineties.
Also visible in the piece is a homeless man lounging on a bench, sporting an unkempt beard. His only possessions are a fistful of paintbrushes….
For more information about Daniel Hauben, visit www.danielhauben.com.
The Art of Daniel Hauben exhibitions are open to the public at The Andrew Freedman Home is located at 1125 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10452.
“Urban Oasis: 30 Years Painting Bronx Parks
Solo Exhibit by Daniel Hauben“
Poe Park Visitor Center
April 26 – May 30, 2014
Public Reception: April 26th
Free gallery talk/Powerpoint presentation: May 10th.
This exhibition is a celebration of the nature in our lives – even here in The Bronx. The amount of greenery and parkland we have in The Bronx contributes significantly to our survival as a borough and our ability to maintain a semblance of humanity in the face of so much adversity. “As an artist and as a human being, I need contact with nature – I believe everyone does. I am excited to share my thirty years of capturing it’s beauty in paint with my community.” ~ Daniel Hauben
Story and photos by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer