Jessup Cellars’ TasteMaker Forum Explores the Resurgence of Busking with Award-Winning Author Heather Jacks During

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Jessup Cellars’ TasteMaker Forum Explores the Resurgence of Busking with Award-Winning Author Heather Jacks During Napa Valley’s Arts in April Month-Long Celebration    Paradigm shift in music business’s economic model inspires artists of merit to return to the streets for fiscal independence and success   Jacks receives SF Bay Area book grant, launches crowd-funding   (Yountville, CA, March 26, 2015) — The Jessup Cellars 2015 TasteMaker Speaker Series returns on Thursday, April 9th from 7:00pm to 9:30pm with Busking ~…

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I Am On Patreon

I am funding my next multi-media project about buskers on Patreon. This one is centered in the Bay Area. Please take a moment to check it out, share and become a Patron of my project today. Here is the project link: TNBTA ON PATREON   TNBTA Is On Patreon from Heather Jacks of TNBTA on Vimeo.

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Le House of Cole Mixer Empowers Ladies


Singer/Songwriter/NYC Busker, Samantha Echo, attended the premier mixer by Le House of Cole, Empowered Girls are Empowered Women. She kindly submitted a recap of the event for those of us, who couldn’t attend. Thank you, Sam!   On the afternoon of Sunday, February 8, I headed down to Williamsburg to attend and assist with the premier mixer hosted by Cole Williams-X of Le House of Cole. Cole Williams-X, also known as That’s My Cole, known for her soulful, rangy vocals, infectious…

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Bay Area Street Performance is the Focus of Upcoming Art Style Coffee Table Book


  For Immediate Release: Monday, February 2nd, 2015  Patreon Campaign Announced To Raise Funds To Create Multi-Media Art Book Project Focusing on Bay Area Street Musicians  Bay Area Street Performance is the Focus of Upcoming Art Style Coffee Table Book SAN FRANCISCO, CA., February 2, 2015 — (San Francisco, CA) – Producer and music journalist Heather Jacks, author of The Noise Beneath the Apple®, (TNBTA®), announced today the launch of a Patreon campaign to raise funds for her new Limited Edition Art Style/Coffee…

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Meet SF Street Artist, John Tunui

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On November 15th, Project Nunway 666; Heretics of Fashion was held at the SoMArts & Cultural Center. This annual charity event raises monies for the general fund of  The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence SF, chapter, who then grant the donations back to underfunded charities in the City. This year, I volunteered to run their first ever silent auction. Many local artisans donated their work. It was a huge success, generating over $4,000 for the Sisters.  As the holidays approach, I wanted…

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Sweet Music, Sweet Karma and Sweet Relief

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We are preparing to release our music single, New York State of Mind as done by New York City Street Musicians with next week. We need your help to get as many ears on the music as we can, and create some good Karma along the way! Some years ago, I had a fortuitous stroke of luck. I signed up for a Learning Exchange class in SoHo; the class was a bust, so I headed to the train. I stopped at Starbucks on the way,…

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Rockwood Music Hall, Live Review: Cole Williams


It was close to midnight, and Cole Williams appeared, like the midnight fairy, wearing a long purple and yellow shawl, which wove itself around her shoulders and flowed around her in a diaphanous way–no one could have chosen anything to read better against the deep red lighting of Rockwood Music Hall. Her fey scarf contrasted beautifully with the striking fishnet pattern of her tights, and the two together evoked images of Old New York and the Burlesque scene, of which…

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Film Screening & Music Release of 30 NYC Buskers & New York State of Mind


Take 30 NYC Buskers; add an award winning music producer, one iconic song and ten hours in a recording studio and magic is created, in the short documentary film and music of From Street to Studio. Award winning author, Heather Jacks and highly acclaimed performing artist/musician, Keaton Simons will be hosting an intimate evening of film and music in the East Village of New York City at the beautifully restored speakeasy, The William Barnacle Tavern: 80 St. Marks Place, New…

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