“They Still Want To Kill Us”

By Daniel Roumain Greenwood Black Wall StreetBlack OilGreen Money A young manMr. RowlandA younger womanMs. PageStumbled upon one anotherIn that elevator everything changed May 31, 192118 hoursA white mobEngulfed with white rage Burn it downBurn it all downA white man runnin’ with red blood on his hands Bring it downBring it all downA school, the…

Capital One City Parks Foundation Summer Stage Anywhere Presents the World Premiere of “They Still Want to Kill Us”in conjunction with Arts Organizations from around the Country

An Uncensored Aria performed and composed by Daniel Bernard Roumain Featuring mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges and directed by multimedia artist Yoram Savion Commemorating centennial of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre and marking one year since the murder of George Floyd Premiering May 25, 8PM ET at SummerStageAnywhere.org Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage Anywhere is proud…

Calling All High School Songwriters!

The National Endowment for the Arts and the American Theatre Wing are accepting submissions to the 2021 Musical Theater Songwriting Challenge This national contest is for high school students with a passion for writing songs that could be part of a musical theater production and the wide range of musical styles represented in contemporary musicals.…

Films.Dance, International Film Series Featuring Artists from More Than 25 Countries Premiering a New Short Film Every Week Continues with EDGING NORMAL

Featuring Desmond RichardsonMusic by Dav Koz & Steve HackmanChoreography by Jacob Jonas Premieres Monday, February 22, 2021 Films.Dance, a groundbreaking global film series produced by and under the creative direction of LA-based Jacob Jonas The Company continues on February 22 with EDGING NORMAL, the fifth of 15 short dance films to be released – to…

Review of “Everything: The Real Thing Story”

Something for everyone, See “Everything – “The Real Thing Story” as soon as you can! By Vernon Nickerson  Wow! Who knew? 1976- America turned 200. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic (pond), “Everything – The Real Thing Story” was making history and breaking barriers. A rabid pink-skinned racist’s rant opens a film about the greatest Black British…

2021 Slamdance Film Festival Review Of “Bleeding Audio”: It Is The Holy Grail Of Alternative Punk Band biography…And So Much More!

By Vernon Nickerson Chelsea Christer’s reality drama-documentary “Bleeding Audio” will be a hot ticket for fans of fan favorite punk rockers “The Matches” as soon as tickets are available. If, like most feature length films in the COVID era, it is streamed, that platform had best be prepared to be shredded. Officially, “Bleeding Audio” is…

Chopin Ballade – Chopin Scherzo –

By Stephan Pisko “Chopin Ballade” Stallions’ dancing at the carnival with rumbling joy happiness carefree but serious it is love we seek socially but wait we go round and round on the carousel non-stop with our manes’ in the air kicking our hoofs’ we stumble sensationally. __________________________________________________________________________________ “Chopin Scherzo” Gentle we touch immense our embrace…

AVA DuVERNAY JOINS AS EXECUTIVE PRODUCER OF OSCAR CONTENDER ‘A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION’ NEW SHORT DOCUMENTARY FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES OP-DOCS, CO-DIRECTORS BEN PROUDFOOT, KRIS BOWERS

NEW VIDEO RELEASED OF DuVERNAY & BOWERS IN-CONVERSATION FILM TO HAVE FESTIVAL DEBUT AT SUNDANCE 2021 TOMORROWFULL FILM NOW STREAMING ON NYTIMES.COM The new short subject documentary A CONCERTO IS A CONVERSATION tells the story of virtuoso jazz pianist and film composer Kris Bowers as he tracks his family’s lineage through his 91-year-old grandfather from Jim…

Phil Spector – Genie In The Genius

By Stephan Pisko The sound that bounced off the wall was pure genius perceived on a different dimensionally vibrating level than most other mental spheres’. Artistic mood and/or talent always rides a constant tightrope borderline that flicks (off and on) between “insanity plus fantasy” this is the (genie gestalt): similarity – continuation – closure –…

JFI Co-Presents WORLD PREMIERE HERB ALPERT IS…

The Virtual Theatrical Edition features additional materials including a Q&A with filmmaker John Scheinfeld and subject Herb Alpert moderated by Grammy Museum Artistic Director, Scott Goldman! Virtual Theatrical Edition Available On Demand Starting Thursday 10/1  For Tckets Orde here  The October 1st event will be followed with a live Q&A with ALPERT and the film’s…

Who Cares About The Future – Que Sera Sera

By Stephan Pisko This song: “Whatever Will Be Will Be – The Future Is Not Ours To See” (Que Sera Sera) is typical of a selfish humanoid concept we don’t care about the future whatever will come we don’t care we won’t be here physically anyways so to hell with the future but because ‘Doris…

Little Richard- Musical Architect And Race Gay Liberator

By Stephan Pisko Little Richard’s singing was born out of a “segregational suffering” keeping positively upbeat through the “magic of music” sacrificing. His soul giving his all equipped with a dynamic unique personality and charismatic character broke the mold as Richard grow old. During Little Richard’s planetary time if you weren’t “smiling and singing” you…

Offscreen at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival: Panels, Music and Events

Onstage: Ai Weiwei, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Ron Howard, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Viggo Mortensen, Max Richter, Isabella Rossellini, Julie Taymor, Tessa Thompson, Rufus Wainwright, Carrie Mae Weems, Among Many Others   Sundance Institute will curate dozens of offscreen events, including behind-the-scenes panels on the art of filmmaking, musical performances and – around the theme of Imagined Futures…

Stephan Pisko Defines Disco Revolution – Steve Disco aka – Canada’s No 1 Club DJ (1977-82)

  By Stephan Pisko Living forever within the “forever disco fantasy” transforming the introspective interior through to the psychological exterior partition where the “shy submissive silence” became immortal fading feverishly within the “sociopathic exterior sublime lie identity” actually believing the lie living forever within the discotheque dimension dynamically you are the ‘sex star’ glistening giggling…

Passion Of The Pianist

By Stephan Pisko The piano at the ‘classical level’ is a romantic dance variation an ‘inner hearing movement’ coordinating mind and body within the music at this point there is nothing, but ‘the music’ that’s all ‘you are’ there is no piano – no ‘you’ just an unexplainable entity.  A ‘medium of movement’ with the…

FINNISH POP ARTIST PEPPINA ANNOUNCES Official SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE AT 2016 SXSW, AND WASHINGTON, DC’s AM FEST.

  Fresh from numerous live performances in Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and Park City, UT, Honey Rose Records recording artist Peppina has announced an official showcase performance at the 2016. SXSW.   She’ll be performing at an official  2016 SXSW showcase at Stephen F’s Bar & Terrace at the InterContinental, Saturday, March 19, 11:00PM,  located at…