(June 27, 2009) This year’s theme pays homage to History, and to fallen idols like graffiti artists IZ THE WIZ and DONDI, and pop music icon MICHAEL JACKSON. Congrats to JOEY TDK and JAMESTOP for pulling it off. But, the project is in severe need of financial support. Continue reading
(June 25, 2009) After WEEK 3 was canceled — due to rain, the TOOLS OF WAR 2009 PARK JAMS were back in full force @ St. Mary’s Park. The hundreds who came out were treated to the mixing mastery of DJ CHUCK CITY, POPMASTER FABEL and the local legend KOOL DJ AJ SCRATCH.
(June 23, 2009) Remezcla.com and the Latin Media and Entertainment Commission held a private reception celebrating the launch of their 2009 Latin Summer Events Guide.
(June 16, 2009) Congratulations to VANESSA BAHMANI whose display of exciting breakdance photography and new book “Breaking The Mold” with photographs of Full Circle Soul Dance Company (that include co-founders ROKAFELLA and KWIK STEP) were featured at the School of Visual Arts MFA Thesis Exhibition. She has now fulfilled all the requirements for her Masters of Fine Arts. The exhibit runs till June 27th @ The Visual Arts Gallery, 601 West 26th Street (11th Avenue), Suite 1502, NYC.
(June 14, 2009) A rush of ashé got me to The National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2009, just in time to catch about 90min. of the “rabito” (tail-end). This is the part when all the TV cameras have powered down. But the Puerto Ricans stayed en masse to the very end. One never knows what life can throw at you. Remembering that can be a good thing. Location: Fifth Avenue, New York City.
(June 13, 2009) EL GRAN COMBO is the longest surviving Latin music group from Puerto Rico. The veterans made the scene @ the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts to launch a super-charged weekend of events honoring the Puerto Rican community nationally. They were joined by an exciting young group called LA EXCELENCIA.