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

Sweet Relief Sqaure

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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Foreword Reviews Announces Winners of the 2013 IndieFab Book of the Year Awards


“June 27, 2014—The Foreword Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards, judged by a select group of librarians and booksellers from around the country, were announced this evening at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas.  Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all sizes, winners were selected after months of editorial deliberation over more than 1,500 entries in 60 categories. This year’s list of winners includes Garrison Keillor, Barry Lopez, Harvard Business Review, Georgia Museum of Art, B&H Publishing, Rizzoli…

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Our 1st Year @TNBTA


It was brought to my attention that our book was released ONE year ago today at The Martin Lawrence Gallery in SoHo! Wow! Time flies. So, I started thinking about the past year. Most of the time, culture moves forward on the basis of a simple question: “Do people like me do/need/buy something like this?” If the answer is ‘no’, most of us wait. And so, new fashions (of all sorts) come from unexpected places, not from the arbiters of…

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