I didn't know Bob Dylan was black. And knew what we thought or felt. I'm not offended that he said what he said, but I'm a wee bit miffed that he felt he had the right to speak for blacks, Serbs and Croats with such authority.
I want to create a happy atmosphere and at the same time keep things intimate when certain songs call for that feeling. My job is to take people away for a couple of hours and I want them to have a great night.
Kickstarter is infested with projects that ask for large sums of money but offer very little in return, and what started out as an oasis of creatives and innovation has become a haven of scammers and greedy business blunderers.
Happily, L.A.'s locally grown music scene is as vibrant and diverse as ever with a slew of recent independent E.P.s and L.P.s so fresh and creative, they deserve your love and attention -- and airplay (KCRW and KCSN are you listening?).
The holidays represent a lot of things: time with family, a break from work or school, food, gifts, and some more food. But something that may not be so obvious is that the holidays present great opportunities for musicians.
Suddenly, it began to dawn on me why we only occasionally see greatness. It's a lot of work, and most people stop long before they have something exceptional. The people we revere, are the ones who have taken the time to try and try again.
One of the most exclusive magazines on the planet can only be found in the luxury apartments rented out by onefinestay. With locations in Paris, London, New York, and LA, it's the perfect way to live like a local.
If it is Alchemy to take the ordinary, and make it cherished and treasured -- if turning the commonplace into the marvelous is Art -- can we do this in our everyday, in and among our routine? I think we all do in a sense.
Representing the dreams of 250,000 children, and showcasing one of the finest fruits of Colombia's El Sistema-based, youth orchestra initiative, the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia made its North American debut Friday night, in Miami Beach.
I fall into the "happy to be part of the queer artist community" camp, and even I have felt protective over how my sexuality is presented in the context of my music. I can only imagine how my "closeted" peers feel. Nonetheless, here are some anxieties I have felt or hear echoed in my community.
Their band, Scatter Their Own, is the English translation of their tribe's name, "Oglala." The Oglala Lakota live on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, surrounded by the Badlands and the Black Hills.
When people look back on this imploding city, what title will they give us? Will we be documented as a purely economic driven society, lead by trends and social status, or is it possible to give a voice to the true powerhouse of this city, the artist?
We all knew that underwear model / actor Justin Deeley would be back on our screens in no time. Now, Justin plays a hunky guardian angel on the recently revived fifth season of Lifetime's Drop Dead Diva.
Musicians have been waiting decades for an alternative which would allow musicians, pro and amateur to make their product, and make it with more ease and less hassle, headache and most importantly, less expenditure.
Although I make my living as a film maker, I teach a class I developed about entrepreneurship called "Creativity: Making a Living With Your Ideas" at Parsons School for Design in New York City. I was recently interviewed about building and sustaining a creative career by Doug Smith.