(May 24, 2009) Since 1987, the Loisaida Festival has been celebrated the Sunday before Memorial Day weekend in Manhattan’s Lower East side. This event is the largest Latino pride festival in the area, and grows annually in size, excitement, and impact last year attracting over 10,000 people. It is presented in Avenue C Commercial corridor-renamed Loisaida Avenue in 1989.
(May 22, 2009) South Korea didn’t know what to make of these boys from Seoul when they released their first album, Map of the Human Soul, in 2003. Consisting of Tablo (aka Supreme T), DJ Tukutz (aka Street T), and Mithra (no alias, just Mithra), the group needed just two short years to make a splash in the Korean music scene, winning Artist of the Year as their songs hit #1 on the charts.
(May 13, 2009) The 25th Anniversary edition of Subway Art, the acclaimed 1970s and 1980s graffiti culture book by photojournalist MARTHA COOPER and filmmaker HENRY CHALFANT, has been released here in New York City. This edition features new photos and text, presented in a large-scale deluxe format. Cooper and Chalfant signed copies at the book release party, hosted by Revolution Books.
Performance at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. Valentine’s Day 2009