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2020.04.12 23:03 abhijoysarkar Weekly Update: Buy/Sell and Swap crypto from ParJar, Tezos on 2gether, Uptrennd + Mousebelt, GET Protocol burn report... – 3 Apr - 9 Apr'20

Weekly Update: Buy/Sell and Swap crypto from ParJar, Tezos on 2gether, Uptrennd + Mousebelt, GET Protocol burn report... – 3 Apr - 9 Apr'20
Sup folks! Here’s your week at Parachute + partners (3 Apr - 9 Apr'20):

Cap shared a sneak peek into what the next 2 weeks will look like for Parachute and ParJar in terms of product updates. TLDR: it "means people in 40+ countires can buy eth with a debit card and then get any coin they want - can also convert any coin they want to Eth" all from the convenience of their ParJar. He followed that up with a much awaited Parachute Digest. The beta has already gotten off to a great start with the first cash to crypto transactions in UK, India and Europe! Cap also announced a new Parachute crypto league to start next week on the new Crypto Leagues platform (news of which we had shared last week). The Parachute Running Club is now a full blown athletics club - "Now, any Activity from Running to Cycling, Swimming to Weight Lifting, Yoga to a Gym Session will be paid for in PAR!". Great going! Gian began this week’s Two-for-Tuesday with a tribute to legendary jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis Jr. on his recent passing. In continuation with last week’s theme, Parachuters posted music videos “featuring bands or artists whose name starts with the letters E, F, G or H” for 2FT this week. Click here for the playlist. Thanks again Sebastian! Gamerboy’s TTR trivia this week was based on “Kindergarten Science”. Haha! Afful hosted another quiz in tiproom for 10k $PAR in prizes. Victor’s TTR trivia was uber fun. Yoleidis won this week’s Parena to take home a cool 10k+ $PAR.
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Uptrennd founder Jeff shared a post listing the entire team that runs the platform from behind the scenes. Never knew that they had a such a big crew. Amazing! The platform now has 12M+ points (and consequently, $1UP) locked for level ups by users. And 500k+ comments in March alone. And big up on crossing 80k members on the platform! The crew kicked off am #EggHunt2020 contest this week. 21 eggs to be found in 5 days. 11k+ $1UP to be won! And saving the best for the last, Uptrennd was accepted into Mousebelt’s accelerator program. Woohoo! You might recognise Mousebelt from Harmony and Constellation who were part of their earlier cohorts. In addition to network effects, this will also contribute to product improvements. How does Pynk make money with its 0% fee model? Click here to find out. Harmony founder Stephen Tse sat down for a live AMA with the Gitcoin community this week. If you missed it, you can watch it here. Plus, he did a live stream on the current challenges and opportunities. The new tokenomics model was released last week. Anyone wishing to watch an explainer video on it can click here. The weekly #pow thread was detailed as always. Ankr offered 2 months of free hosting for anyone wishing to participate in testnet staking through their one-click deployment solution. Check out the node setup demo here to find out how quickly it can be done. Co-founder Sahil Dewan’s thoughts the Indian fintech scene vis-à-vis blockchains were published in a featured article on Moneycontrol this week. Chainode Tech’s review report on the project came out as well. CTO Rongjian Lan wrote a detailed guide on Open Staking.
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Intellishare crew observed Tomb-Sweeping Day holidays this week which meant a temporary pause to some activities. GET Protocol’s Q1 2020 burn report is here. Looks like 107k+ $GET tokens have been burned last quarter. Not bad! Plus, the community also chipped in to translate the fansite into Korean, Italian, Spanish and Dutch. That is amazing! To check out COTI’s tech roadmap for 2020, click here. The team will sit down for an AMA with Crypto Shelby next week. A big picture explanation of the MultiDAG consensus and token generation process was also released. The first snapshot for DoYouTip’s $DYT bonus was conducted. Following a minor access point issue, CyberFM made it up to listeners by 10X’ing all CYFM earnings for 24 hours from 4th April to 5th April. Wibson hosted an online session on an introduction to bitcoin and blockchains in partnership with MoneyOnChain and cryptoresources.
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And with that, we close for this week at Parachute. See you again with another update. Cheerio!
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2019.05.02 23:24 horndoctor System Blue Brass and Drums?! The full story!

Hello all!! I hope you are having a great day! I just wanted to drop a new thread here about System Blue. I just came across an old thread that had a LOT of misinformation about the brand, and the product, so thought I might shed some light on the conversation. I also understand the dynamic of discussions like this online that some people will chime in with little quips and jokes that may not reflect anything based on reason or actual experience. So I'm going to start by qualifying who I am. Then I'll provide some information that may be really useful for folks that are exploring this product. This is a pretty inclusive (and I realize lengthy) write up. It's simply intended for those who care to know more about System Blue.

WHO AM I?
My background in the Activity:
My name is Mike Corrigan, the Horn Doctor. I am an adult. I marched with Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps from 1998-2001. (Mellophone) This was Boston's last year the corps hadn't ever made finals in DCI, thru the beginning of their first three Finals appearances. I also helped teach in 2002. I have taught marching bands around the US from Maryland, to Rhode Island and Massachusetts, to Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas. I have worked with high school and collegiate bands and drum corps from an educational perspective.
I tell you these things so you can understand that I am experienced and understand the demands of the activity as a musician, and as both a musical tech and visual tech.
My Background in the Musical Instrument Industry:
I began Musical Instrument Repair as a kid, but formerly attended Red Wing Repair School in 1999. After graduating from that program, I took a job as an apprentice manufacturing Custom Trombones at S.E. Shires Company outside of Boston. I apprenticed here for 4 years. Over the years I have worked with in some capacity (consulting - manufacturing - Warranty and Support - etc) for the following companies: S.E. Shires Custom Brass - Greenhoe Custom Trombones, Calicchio Custom Trumpets, Earl Williams Custom Trombones, Conn-Selmer, Yamaha, Jupiter, Dynasty, Eastman, XO, and System Blue.
I repaired all of the instruments for Boston Crusaders the last two years I marched Boston '00-'01 as a member of the corps. I continued providing repair service for Boston thru the time that I decided to pursue providing the DCI Activity with a qualified and trained Mobile Repair Unit. From 2006-2016 I toured the US providing Repair and Support to primarily top 12 DCI groups throughout the season.
I founded B.A.C. Horn Doctor as my full-time focus in 2004. As the Horn Doctor, my company has serviced and repaired literally tens of thousands of wind instruments of various vintages, qualities, and voices. I began handcrafting my own horns instruments. (handmade Sackbuts) The instruments I've made have been under the name B.A.C. Musical Instruments. I transitioned from historic period brass into manufacturing Custom Modern Trombones and Trumpets. We hand make these instruments in our factory in Kansas City. We are trying to preserve a dying American Craft. Today I can tell you that I've made instruments for some of the top musicians in the industry. From Trombone Shorty to Elliot Mason with Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center. To musicians that back Bruno Mars, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, John Legend, Kool and the Gang, NO BS! Brass Band, etc etc... Because of my background, and what my company does, we have had the tremendous honor to partner up with the guys from Blue Devils, and System Blue, and recently with the world-renowned Canadian Brass.
I tell you all of this, so you understand that I am experienced Master Craftsman, and understand the significance of the technical designs to meet the demands of Professional Musicians at the highest caliper acoustically, and the build required to facilitate the demands of an activity such as DCI.

I am just ONE person involved with System Blue. I can tell you that there are a FEW DOZEN more individuals who have an equally, or in most cases MORE impressive qualifying background to suggest they understand what they are doing as it relates to the activity and the product.


Tell me about System Blue. Why do they exist? Where do they come from?
If you're not familiar with the Blue Devils, you've probably found yourself in this chat group by mistake. But beyond having the Blue Devils (A) Corps, the group that has the most winning record in the Activity, they also have a (B) corps that competes in the Open Class Division. They also have smaller kiddos in the (C) Corps, which primarily stays in their region of Concord California. The (C) Corps is absolutely amazing. They are taking younger kids and helping expose them to music and dance in a meaningful way. They are exposing them to this amazing activity. They don't have a C corps for the purpose of breeding success. They do it to make a tremendous impact on the community, and these kids. The fact that this program generates excited kids dedicated to this activity, and the fact that some of these kids continue their 'career' as exceptionally well trained and focused members thru the top A Corps is simply a side effect of their core mission. The Blue Devils also have an educational outreach program they run thru the brand known as 'System Blue', a for-profit entity intended to help support the Blue Devils. System Blue educational team provides clinics around the United States for kids that are involved in the Marching Activity thru their local marching band or WGI Winds groups. Again, their mission is to make a positive impact on these kids lives, and the community they interact with. Blue Devils also have other musical performance groups around the Pacific Coast. And they have an International Group that performs abroad!

Now, let me tell you about the System Blue. System Blue was originally a concept. It was an idea that the Blue Devils organization possessed some incredibly talented and respected individuals on their teaching and support staff. These individuals were constantly helping companies time and time again develop the absolute best product they could get their hands on. Their benefit at the end of the day was perhaps receiving some free equipment. There are various ways Drum Corps fund their non-profit organizations. But the Blue Devils realized, that rather than giving away all of their valuable intellectual property for pennies on the dollar, perhaps they could leverage this to help support their organization thrive.

A brand and product is born. (licensing)
Now that you know all of this, I hope you understand how much sense it was for them to harness the value of their 'Intellectual Property', and try to leverage that value to help support their great visions, and help them realize the positive impact they are already making on the world. Enter System Blue products.
When they first started System Blue, they were simply 'licensing' the brand. System Blue Drum Sticks, or drum heads. System Blue Chopsaver. System Blue marching shoes. Finally, the relationship with Conn-Selmer allowed them to step up the game, and to develop their own design of brass instruments. King was making 'System Blue' designed horns.

It evolves into something bigger. But why?
A few years ago, the organization realized they had a lot of limitations with what they could do thru simply licensing. These issues aren't necessarily a given, but not uncommon challenges presented with a licensing program. It just depends on the structure of the deal put together between the two parties. The principal issues you might be faced with when licensing can be explained in this analogy: : Say you are an Uber Driver and you want a new car. You want a bunch of specific features to ensure maximum comfort. Now imagine a car company comes up to you and says, "Hey, I know you are pretty popular Uber Driver, and other drivers look up to you. And I know you're looking for a new car. I'd like to give you one of my cars for free!" You say, "While the thought of a free car is pretty nice, I'd prefer to have a car with a bunch of extra features your car doesn't have to ensure my passengers are super comfortable." So a deal is struck. The car companies agree's "Okay, we'll make you whatever kind of car you want. You design it, and lay out all of the features you want. And here's what we'll do. In addition to giving you a car, we are going to offer your model car to other Uber Drivers. Whenever we sell a car like yours, we'll pay you royalties for your design ideas" - ((Consider what I mentioned above about System Blue. They don't want to just get free equipment. They want to leverage their Intellectual Property to generate revenue to support all of their incredible programs)) - So what are some challenges you might face? First of all what if the Car company is going to continue making the original old model? So if an Uber driver needs a new car, one will be a bit more expensive because not only due to the additional features but because the Car company needs to pay royalties to you whenever they sell the new model. The Car company just might in fact leverage the original less expensive car over the one you designed based on the cost to their customers to seal a deal. That's not necessarily wrong. But it's a reality. If you (The Uber Driver) really believe in your special new model car, and your motivation wasn't just to get a free car, but to generate revenue thru the sale of your model. A model you also believe in, and feel will provide a more comfortable experience to passengers around the world, you may be frustrated if you find out your more expensive model is simply attracting consumers to the product, and the energy is being converted to sell the less expensive model. Now consider this; What happens if you realize the layout of the console or locations of the cupholders might be more comfortable if you adjust details on your new model? Or you realize there might be a way you can get memory foam in the seat cushions instead of regular foam, that you hadn't originally considered? Or what if you want to experiment with a more aerodynamic car shape to save gas? Well, you're not the 'Manufacture' these things are all coming after the development of the new model in the first place. You're just the Uber driver. If you're not the manufacture of the car, further revisions and changes mean major changes in production and potentially significant investment to explore. That's not really your call to make. Or I should say at least you're at the mercy of the factory as to whether they agree that this investment is something their willing to do. After all, they built you the car you asked for. And now you're driving it.
Transition to Manufacturing:
System Blue realized if they took the next step with the evolution of their product. Essentially becoming the manufacture, they would control their destiny. If they saw value in an enhancement or additional feature of their product, it was them, and them alone that would choose whether it was a meaningful investment or not. Imagine the Blue Devils wanting to make a slight change at the end of the show during finals week to provide an extra 0.005 of G.E., and someone tells them, no I don't think it's worth it. That's the same way they handle these instruments.

So what's my role in System Blue today? How/Why am I providing insight on the brand?
Presently there are only two wind instrument companies in the world (that I am aware of) that are fully vertical (meaning producing from Student thru Professional Handmade Wind Instruments) that are 100% American Owned companies, with a Factory that produces instruments in the United States. With that said, it should be a known fact that most musical instruments in the world now are produced in Asia. And most companies that you can think of have some level of production done in China. System Blue had an experienced team of individuals who knew what they wanted and needed to be successful. At the end of the day, these guys demand the best for their students and their organization. Once they decided the direction they wanted to go as far as becoming the 'Manufacture', Investigating factories overseas was only logical. They ended partnering with a company that turns out to be the largest factory in the world. Why? Because they demanded the best. They knew that working with this particular company, they could leverage their talent against a company with the fewest challenges and obstacles in the world. It's the same reason why someone that travels a lot might prefer a larger cellular network. You might get a better plan if you stay confined to a particular area that this small company offers. But if you want all the access and the freedom to go anywhere you want, you'll choose to go with the biggest network. This was a great strategy to get started. And considering what they've gotten out of it, it has paid off!

Misinformation about the Factory and Production and other horns that look similar on the market.
Now here is where most of the misnomers and misinformation begins. Some might suggest that when using the biggest factory in the world, their quality control might be the poorest. Or what they make is the same as what everyone else offers. Or their service might be the worst. This couldn't be further from the truth. Yes, there are 'brands' out there who have a product made by this same factory. And you might even see a product that looks really similar. But the reality is this. System Blue has a team of people that are designing their instruments. This team involves folks like myself that have experience actually making musical instruments. There are some other random brands in the market place. Perhaps a business-oriented individual enjoys music, and see's an opportunity to make some money reselling instruments that look similar. What is their qualification for developing, designing, and manufacturing musical instruments? That's the question. Even some of the finest repair people I've met will admit they couldn't tell you the difference about how spinning a bell this way, as opposed to that way will affect the way the instrument sounds. At the end of the day, it is even beyond the way we have the horns made. It's beyond the thought out design and approach to the build of the instruments. It's also the support and reliability of the company. Are parts available? If so, how accessible are they? Is the product proven in the activity at the highest level?

Here is what System Blue did. They partnered with B.A.C. Musical Instruments. Not only are we the distributor, but we are also their Quality Control Facility. We help support the brand with parts. We have a staff of dedicated individuals who understand the instruments, and the design. We also have a dealer network of equally passionate music stores around the country that can provide a local face to face support. As craftsmen and designers who make the highest quality handmade custom instruments, we also help the brass staff to implement their ideas and concepts into the design and help the factory execute these things. System Blue is very reactive, and constantly approaching the product with the thought 'How can we improve and make it better'. Again, Just like a Blue Devils Field Show. We may have won at Quarterfinals, but how can we improve the show, and make it even better for Finals? Not only did Sysem Blue recognize the importance of teaming up with one of the few American Factories left in the United States to provide an American based Quality Checkpoint on all of their product, but they invested in their own System Blue team over in China. So instruments go thru the factory's Quality Control Checkpoints. Then an experienced Beijing based System Blue Team (trained by System Blue and B.A.C.) inspects and QC's the instruments. Then they are received in our Kansas City facility and go thru our final Quality Control Check. As far as frequency of visits to China from the US. Holy Toledo! System Blue regularly has a representative traveling to China. It's been nearly on a monthly basis since the concept started years ago. So the dialog is fresh, and the relationship is much stronger between SB with this factory than with most other companies that might work with this same facility.

NOW ABOUT THE PRODUCT:
Brass Instruments: The new Brass instruments that have been produced by System Blue over the last several years, since they broke off on their own are the result of several iterations of prototyping and design changes. As I mentioned, even with a great product, the team is constantly considering any feedback and observations about what they might be able to do to improve the instruments. From my experience now with over 20 years of servicing this activity, I think I have a pretty good handle on how well the instruments need to be braced. But remember, I'm not just a 'repair guy', I also manufacture instruments. So I helped John and the brass staff arrive at some pretty awesome enhancements to the approach of the 'build' quality. Certain branches are beefed up, and thicker gauge components are utilized in certain areas. We are considering ergonomic design and balance for the health and wellness of the musicians. And most importantly, how does the horn play/respond/project/resonate. How do the instruments blend as a choir to get a cohesive sound? System Blue has what they call their 'Professional Series'. The Pro Series are what the Blue Devils A corps play. Think of this as 'spared no expense', their top-shelf fine bottle. They also have their 'Traditional Series'. This is what it sounds like. The traditional Series are based on other more commonly found designs that have been around for many years. While these are still well built, and sound great, this is just slightly more economical for a band program to get. So perhaps your school has a tighter budget, the Traditional Series allows you to stretch that budget and expand your instrumentation.

Percussion Instruments: One of the most exciting things about this project has been the Carbon Fiber design with the battery. Yes, these drums are MUCH lighter than their appropriate counterparts in the marketplace. They have a BUNCH of patents on these awesome ideas and brilliant designs. This means you're only getting them from System Blue. Their patents certainly expand past the weight, however. They have some incredibly meaningful enhancements to the mechanical aspects of the drums, and their functionality. Once again, it was important to Scott and the team that the drums 'sound' and 'feel', and 'respond' a particular way. Obviously, they are beating on these drums all summer, it's also important that the drums hold up! This last year System Blue continued stretching their wings with the entire front ensemble. From Marimbas to Vibes, Pedal Glock, Bells, Drum Set, Xylophones, Bass Drums, etc... Everything Blue Devils A Corps fielded last year was System Blue. What better proving grounds then the Blue Devils A Corps! Keep in mind, the percussion instruments are absolutely another level across the board. These are by no stretch a 'low budget' option. These are a 'best quality' consideration when groups are looking to sound and perform at a higher level. Yes, we try to get competitive with pricing, but unlike other companies in the marketplace, that is not the sales pitch here. Value and Quality are what you need to be expecting from System Blue.

I hope this post helped provide some insight into the brand. I just wanted to make sure people have an accurate account of what System Blue is doing, and accurate account of the quality. There are some passionate people behind this brand. And there are a lot of incredibly unique perspectives that are in play, ensuring the success of the product, who believe in the product that makes our situation truly remarkable. I have personally seen individuals reactions when they first audition these instruments completely shocked by how awesome the quality is. Shocked simply because they heard from a person who heard from a person otherwise. The reality here, as will always be the case, sometimes people with whom loyalties may lie elsewhere, (for one reason or another) pass along misinformation about the quality of a product, when they themselves have not been directly even exposed to the equipment. System Blue has a pretty powerful team of passionate individuals who are dedicated to creating the best quality product they can. We are reactive and welcome any feedback and criticism if you have it. I would challenge you to reach out to folks that actually have the equipment in their programs across the country. We are excited to hear the Blue Devils this summer again with their head to toe System Blue line up! And now, the B Corps will have the new System Blue in their line!

If anyone has any questions about the product please check out SystemBlue.org. If you are a director of bands and need any assistance, or would like a quote, please reach out directly thru the website, and one of us will be happy to get back to you! Thanks to everyone who made it thru my System Blue novel! And thank you to everyone who has supported System Blue and what we're doing! ;o)

--Mike Corrigan (Horn Doctor)
Founder and President of B.A.C. Musical Instruments
Distributor of System Blue
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2018.02.22 04:23 solartowns 2018 French Quarter festival

Can anyone recommend some acts to see at this years fest? I plan on seeing the acts with the $$ beside the name (sorry about the shitty post formatting)
French Quarter Festival 2018 music lineup:
Thursday, April 12
Alex McMurray, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory $$, Bag of Donuts, Banu Gibson and the New Orleans Hot Jazz, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Deltaphonic featuring Khris Royal, Dirty Dozen Brass Band $$, Fredy Omar con su Banda, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans, Juju Child, Lisa Amos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas, New Breed Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects $$, Jazz Band, Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band featuring DJ, Jubilee, Preservation All-Stars $$, Rechell Cook and the Regeneration Band, Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds, Sweet Crude, Terrance “Hollywood” Taplin leads the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, The Irene Sage Band, The Pentones, The Quickening, T’Monde, Tuba Skinny, Waylon Thibodeaux Band
Friday, April 13
Ashlin Parker Quartet, Audacity Brass Band, Babineaux Sisters Band, Benny Grunch and the Bunch, Big Frank & Lil Frank and the Dirty Old Men, Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Bon Bon Vivant, Bonerama $$, Burlesuqe, Cha Wa, Charlie Halloran and the Quality 6, Chocolate Milk, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Ellis Marsalis Quintet, Jamal Batiste Band, James Andrews, Joe Krown, Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound featuring Kid Merv, John Boutté, Jon Cleary $$, Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest, Luther Kent Quartet, Lynn Drury Band, Magnetic Ear, MainLine, Marc Stone, Mario Abney, Marshland, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Mia Borders, Naughty Professor $$, New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Red Hot Brass Band, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, Sean Ardoin, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Smoke N Bones, Stooges Brass Band, Thais Clark & her JAZZsters, The Catahoulas, The Crooked Vines, The Revealers, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Water Seed, Yung Vul, Zachary Richard, Zena Moses & Rue Fiya
Saturday, April 14
A2D2 Experience with Antoine Diel & Arséne DeLay, Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson, Alexandra Scott, Alfred Banks w/Cool Nasty, Amanda Ducorbier, Amanda Shaw, Anaïs St. John, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Brass-A-Holics, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Charmaine Neville, Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, Cole Williams Band, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Dash Rip Rock, Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton, Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Edna Karr, Egg Yolk Jubilee, Erica Falls, Funk Monkey, G and The Swingin’ Gypsies, George and Gerald French, Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras, Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees, Heigher Heights Reggae Band, Helen Gillet’s Wazozo Zorchestra, Homer A. Plessy Community School, Hot Rod Lincoln, Jamil Sharif, John “Papa” Gros $$, John Rankin, Kettle Black, Kid Simmons Jazz Band, Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band, Linnzi Zaorski, Little Freddie King, Louis Ford and His New Orleans Flairs, Luke Spurr Allen, Lulu and the Broadsides (feat. Dayna Kurtz), Luna Mora, Mark Brooks, Mason Ruffner, Mike Harvey’s Hot Club, Miss Sophie Lee, Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Naydja CoJoe, New Birth Brass Band, New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, New Orleans Wildlife Band, On The Levee Band, Opera on Tap, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Otra, Papa Mali $$, Patrice Fisher and Arpa, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show, Paulin Brothers Jazz Band, Professor Craig Adams Band, Rebirth Brass Band $$, Richard “Piano” Scott and Friends, Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band, Some Like it Hot Traditional Jazz Band, Soul Brass Band, Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Sullivan Dabney’s Muzik Jazz Band, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Sweet Olive String Band, TBC Brass BandThe DayWalkers, The Iguanas, The Last Straws, The Nayo Jones Experience, The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins, The Zion Harmonizers, Tim Laughlin, Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions, Tricentennial High School Band, Turnaround Arts Program/ReNew: Delores T. Aaron, Middle School Brass Band, Valerie Sassyfras, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Wendell Brunious, Zydefunk
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2018.02.22 02:47 solartowns 2018 French Quarter Festival band recommendations?

Can anyone recommend some acts to see at this years fest? I plan on seeing the acts with the $$ beside the name (sorry about the shitty post formatting)
French Quarter Festival 2018 music lineup:
Thursday, April 12
Alex McMurray, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory $$, Bag of Donuts, Banu Gibson and the New Orleans Hot Jazz, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Deltaphonic featuring Khris Royal, Dirty Dozen Brass Band $$, Fredy Omar con su Banda, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans, Juju Child, Lisa Amos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas, New Breed Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects $$, Jazz Band, Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band featuring DJ, Jubilee, Preservation All-Stars $$, Rechell Cook and the Regeneration Band, Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds, Sweet Crude, Terrance “Hollywood” Taplin leads the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, The Irene Sage Band, The Pentones, The Quickening, T’Monde, Tuba Skinny, Waylon Thibodeaux Band
Friday, April 13
Ashlin Parker Quartet, Audacity Brass Band, Babineaux Sisters Band, Benny Grunch and the Bunch, Big Frank & Lil Frank and the Dirty Old Men, Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Bon Bon Vivant, Bonerama $$, Burlesuqe, Cha Wa, Charlie Halloran and the Quality 6, Chocolate Milk, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Ellis Marsalis Quintet, Jamal Batiste Band, James Andrews, Joe Krown, Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound featuring Kid Merv, John Boutté, Jon Cleary $$, Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest, Luther Kent Quartet, Lynn Drury Band, Magnetic Ear, MainLine, Marc Stone, Mario Abney, Marshland, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Mia Borders, Naughty Professor $$, New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Red Hot Brass Band, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, Sean Ardoin, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Smoke N Bones, Stooges Brass Band, Thais Clark & her JAZZsters, The Catahoulas, The Crooked Vines, The Revealers, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Water Seed, Yung Vul, Zachary Richard, Zena Moses & Rue Fiya
Saturday, April 14
A2D2 Experience with Antoine Diel & Arséne DeLay, Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson, Alexandra Scott, Alfred Banks w/Cool Nasty, Amanda Ducorbier, Amanda Shaw, Anaïs St. John, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Brass-A-Holics, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Charmaine Neville, Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, Cole Williams Band, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Dash Rip Rock, Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton, Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Edna Karr, Egg Yolk Jubilee, Erica Falls, Funk Monkey, G and The Swingin’ Gypsies, George and Gerald French, Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras, Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees, Heigher Heights Reggae Band, Helen Gillet’s Wazozo Zorchestra, Homer A. Plessy Community School, Hot Rod Lincoln, Jamil Sharif, John “Papa” Gros $$, John Rankin, Kettle Black, Kid Simmons Jazz Band, Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band, Linnzi Zaorski, Little Freddie King, Louis Ford and His New Orleans Flairs, Luke Spurr Allen, Lulu and the Broadsides (feat. Dayna Kurtz), Luna Mora, Mark Brooks, Mason Ruffner, Mike Harvey’s Hot Club, Miss Sophie Lee, Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Naydja CoJoe, New Birth Brass Band, New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, New Orleans Wildlife Band, On The Levee Band, Opera on Tap, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Otra, Papa Mali $$, Patrice Fisher and Arpa, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show, Paulin Brothers Jazz Band, Professor Craig Adams Band, Rebirth Brass Band $$, Richard “Piano” Scott and Friends, Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band, Some Like it Hot Traditional Jazz Band, Soul Brass Band, Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Sullivan Dabney’s Muzik Jazz Band, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Sweet Olive String Band, TBC Brass BandThe DayWalkers, The Iguanas, The Last Straws, The Nayo Jones Experience, The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins, The Zion Harmonizers, Tim Laughlin, Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions, Tricentennial High School Band, Turnaround Arts Program/ReNew: Delores T. Aaron, Middle School Brass Band, Valerie Sassyfras, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Wendell Brunious, Zydefunk
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2018.02.22 02:33 solartowns French Quarter Festival band recommendations?

Can anyone recommend some acts to see at this years fest? I plan on seeing the acts with the $$ beside the name (sorry about the shitty post formatting)
French Quarter Festival 2018 music lineup:
Thursday, April 12
Alex McMurray, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory $$, Bag of Donuts, Banu Gibson and the New Orleans Hot Jazz, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Deltaphonic featuring Khris Royal, Dirty Dozen Brass Band $$, Fredy Omar con su Banda, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans, Juju Child, Lisa Amos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas, New Breed Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects $$, Jazz Band, Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band featuring DJ, Jubilee, Preservation All-Stars $$, Rechell Cook and the Regeneration Band, Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds, Sweet Crude, Terrance “Hollywood” Taplin leads the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, The Irene Sage Band, The Pentones, The Quickening, T’Monde, Tuba Skinny, Waylon Thibodeaux Band
Friday, April 13
Ashlin Parker Quartet, Audacity Brass Band, Babineaux Sisters Band, Benny Grunch and the Bunch, Big Frank & Lil Frank and the Dirty Old Men, Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Bon Bon Vivant, Bonerama $$, Burlesuqe, Cha Wa, Charlie Halloran and the Quality 6, Chocolate Milk, Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, Ellis Marsalis Quintet, Jamal Batiste Band, James Andrews, Joe Krown, Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound featuring Kid Merv, John Boutté, Jon Cleary $$, Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest, Luther Kent Quartet, Lynn Drury Band, Magnetic Ear, MainLine, Marc Stone, Mario Abney, Marshland, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Mia Borders, Naughty Professor $$, New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, New Orleans Nightcrawlers, Red Hot Brass Band, Rory Danger & the Danger Dangers, Sean Ardoin, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Smoke N Bones, Stooges Brass Band, Thais Clark & her JAZZsters, The Catahoulas, The Crooked Vines, The Revealers, Walter “Wolfman” Washington and the Roadmasters, Water Seed, Yung Vul, Zachary Richard, Zena Moses & Rue Fiya
Saturday, April 14
A2D2 Experience with Antoine Diel & Arséne DeLay, Al “Lil’ Fats” Jackson, Alexandra Scott, Alfred Banks w/Cool Nasty, Amanda Ducorbier, Amanda Shaw, Anaïs St. John, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Brass-A-Holics, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Charmaine Neville, Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, Cole Williams Band, Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble, Dash Rip Rock, Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton, Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Edna Karr, Egg Yolk Jubilee, Erica Falls, Funk Monkey, G and The Swingin’ Gypsies, George and Gerald French, Greater New Orleans Youth Orchestras, Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees, Heigher Heights Reggae Band, Helen Gillet’s Wazozo Zorchestra, Homer A. Plessy Community School, Hot Rod Lincoln, Jamil Sharif, John “Papa” Gros $$, John Rankin, Kettle Black, Kid Simmons Jazz Band, Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band, Linnzi Zaorski, Little Freddie King, Louis Ford and His New Orleans Flairs, Luke Spurr Allen, Lulu and the Broadsides (feat. Dayna Kurtz), Luna Mora, Mark Brooks, Mason Ruffner, Mike Harvey’s Hot Club, Miss Sophie Lee, Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Naydja CoJoe, New Birth Brass Band, New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, New Orleans Wildlife Band, On The Levee Band, Opera on Tap, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Otra, Papa Mali $$, Patrice Fisher and Arpa, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show, Paulin Brothers Jazz Band, Professor Craig Adams Band, Rebirth Brass Band $$, Richard “Piano” Scott and Friends, Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band, Some Like it Hot Traditional Jazz Band, Soul Brass Band, Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Sullivan Dabney’s Muzik Jazz Band, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Sweet Olive String Band, TBC Brass BandThe DayWalkers, The Iguanas, The Last Straws, The Nayo Jones Experience, The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins, The Zion Harmonizers, Tim Laughlin, Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions, Tricentennial High School Band, Turnaround Arts Program/ReNew: Delores T. Aaron, Middle School Brass Band, Valerie Sassyfras, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Wendell Brunious, Zydefunk
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2016.12.05 11:06 clearliquidclearjar WEEKLY EVENTS 12/5 – 12/12: Now With Annual Begging

It’s that time of year! Time to show your weekly event guy a little love. If you’ve used this list this year, especially if it’s a regular feature in your weekly plans, why not throw me a tip via paypal? (Only the tip, right? Har har har.) If you ever thought, “I should buy him a drink,” how about gifting me the price of a fancy drink or two? If you like to catch bands and you know they’re coming to town due to the list, how about breaking me off what you might spend to get into a show? My email address is [email protected] and that’s all you need to send me a little gift via paypal. Thank you, folks. It means the world to me.
Tally’s Independent Cinema and Theater Offerings:
ALSO:
MONDAY 12/5
  • Black Dog on the Square: Moon Ride. “Meet up at Black Dog on the Square (not Lake Ella). We'll ride together along the St. Marks Trail to the Aplachicola National Forest to view the moon over the wetland. Once we get to the Munson trail entrance, you can choose between continuing along the paved path or taking the off road route to the wetland. Bring a blanket, something warm to drink and a snack so you can enjoy the view for a while. The ride is approximately 20 miles round trip and travels at a social, casual pace. We will all return together. Feel free to join us for a post-ride hang sesh at The Wilbury. Lights - yes.” 6:30pm
  • Senior CenteOld Armory: Swingin' into the Season. “Join the Capital City Concert Band for our Winter Christmas concert to raise support for the Senior Center of Tallahassee. We'll be playing lots of sing-along songs to start your holiday season with a Swing!” 7pm/$5 over 12
TUESDAY 12/6
  • Junction @ Monroe: Live Rehearsal Tuesdays. “Tuesdays are Live Rehearsals at [email protected]. Sponsored by the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild. Utilize our complete backline and PA for rehearsals, jams, or hold auditions. Up to one hour slots (or more depending on number of signups) per artist/group.” 4pm
  • Cascade Park: Two Wheel Tuesday. “Join us at Cascades Park anytime between 5:15-6:00pm. We'll be under the oaks near the playground, talking bikes, drinking coffee, and watching kids ride around the park. At 6:00pm, we'll group ride to the playground at Railroad Square via FAMU Way. Two-Wheel Tuesdays are good for any age/ability. Kids and anyone just learning to navigate riding as traffic are particularly encouraged to come along. The group travels along safe, low traffic routes and at a very social, casual pace. Bike lights are necessary. Optional things to bring: Picnic dinner - or plan to grab a to-go order at one of many local restaurants in the area including Black Dog on the Square, Soul Veg, Bread & Roses Kitchen, Gaines Street Pies, The Wilbury, etc.” 5:15pm
  • Madison Social: Trivia Social. They do half and half theme and miscellaneous, so check their FB every week for an event page. 7pm
  • Brass Tap in Midtown: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Northside Pies: Bar Trivia With Hank. 50 questions of sweet, sweet trivia. This is a great geeky date night option. If you’ve got teens or kids that want to go to trivia (hey, nerds come in all sizes), this is a PG/PG-13 night. 8pm/free
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Trivia With John Carpenter. Lively and fun. 7:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: Trivia Factory. 7:30pm
  • Midtown Pies: Trivia! And deliciousness! 8pm
  • Fourth Quarter: Trivia With Professor Jim. AUCE wings. Truly a trivia favorite. 8pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Karaoke With Pete. 8:30pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Karaoke with DJRah. 9pm
  • The Warrior: Open Mic "SingeSong Writer" Edition. “Full bands welcome. Free Pitcher for a 15 minute or more ORIGINAL Set.” 9pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Trivia Tuesday! 9:30pm
  • Applebee’s on the Parkway: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Pockets Pool: Karaoke with Dwight. 10pm/21+
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Kim & George. 5:30pm
  • The Globe Auditorium: Kudzu Review Fall Reading. 6:30pm
  • Deep Brewing Company: FWC Lionfish "Become the Predator" Seminar. “Join us for an evening of lionfish and scuba-diving-themed craft beer! FWC's Lionfish Control Team will be giving a seminar at Deep Brewing Company on December 6th at 6:30pm. Co-hosted by Coral Reef Scuba, the evening will include a presentation by FWC about lionfish biology, their invasion, statewide control efforts, harvesting equipment, safe collection and handling techniques, as well as a fillet demonstration. Please stick around after the presentation for Q&A with lionfish staff, chances to win some cool swag, as well as sign up for other ways to get involved in statewide lionfish control efforts.” 6:30pm
  • The Warrior: Smile Empty Soul / The Veer Union / Kirra Unplugged. 7:30pm
WEDNESDAY 12/7
  • Bird’s Oyster Shack: Wednesday Night Lab Session With Jim Crozier featuring Bruce Graybeal. 6pm-8pm/free
  • Fermentation Lounge: Quizmaster General Knowledge Trivia. “Quizmaster is hosted by Bennett Miller from 7-9pm every Wednesday, and features three rounds of general knowledge trivia (and a weekly food special). It is free to play and teams of up to 6 are welcome. The winner of each round receives a sample flight, and the Quizmaster for the night receives a $25 gift card and serious credit on Geek Street.” 7pm
  • Brass Tap on Gaines: Trivia. Check their FB page for the theme. 7pm
  • Hurricane Grill & Wings: Trivia With Greg. 7pm
  • GrassLands Brewing Company: BYOBG! Bring Your Own Board Game. “Our gracious host, Trevor Bond, will be featuring one game each week. Feel free to bring your own games to play & share.” 7pm/21+
  • Proof: Bar Trivia With Hank. Drink delicious brews and show off all those random factoids you thought you’d never use. Local beer, local trivia in the heart of Tally’s Art District. A food truck is always out front for this, too, or you can order and pick up something great at the Crum Box Gastgarden (the caboose in RR Sq). Bar tab for 1st and 2nd place teams. 7:30pm/21+/no cover
  • The Warehouse: Open Mic. “There is a lottery for time slots. Now smoke free!” 8pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Bike Night. “Live music on the deck featuring Tim Russell of the Whiskey Bandits and Karaoke inside. $2 Bud Light drafts, $3 domestic bottles, and Food Truck onsite.” 8pm
  • El Patron: Karaoke With Big Bob. 8:30pm-11:30pm
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke with Nathan. He’s got all the songs. All the songs you want to sing. If you see me there, don’t make too much fun. 9pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Bird’s: Comedy Night. I’m pretty sure this is both a performance and an open mic. 9:30pm/free
  • Tallahassee Harley-Davidson: Bubbles, Baileys, & Burlesque! “The holidays can be demanding, let Harley treat you and your best girls to a ladies night out! Champagne and lavish coffee cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, performances that will awe you and make you laugh by FSU's all female improv team Sister Nancy, raffles, goodie bags, a special holiday shopping experience for JUST ONE NIGHT, and an inspiring presentation about what it feels like to ride a Harley-Davidson woman to woman! So grab up your gal pals, leave the fellas at home, and sneak off to Bubbles, Balieys, and Burlesque speakeasy, you won't want to miss this!” 5pm
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Lori Kline. 5:30pm
  • GrassLands Brewing: Winter Social - Sierra Club / Audubon Society. “All are invited to come hang out and drink a couple beers with fellow Tallahassee nature lovers! This winter social is co-hosted by the Big Bend Sierra Club and our friends at the Apalachee Audubon Society. There will be delicious GrassLands beer for purchase, snacks, and a showing of beautiful images shot by local nature photographers.” 5:30pm
  • Momo’s Pizza: Brett Wellman. 6:30pm
  • The Wilbury: Planned Parenthood Zine Launch Party + Movie Screening! “We are getting together one last time before everyone leaves town for break to celebrate the end of a very, VERY long year annnnd premiere a zine created by Tallahassee's own Planned Parenthood Leadership Action Team! We will be watching a comedy called "Obvious Child" which stars everyone's favorite Saperstein, Jenny Slate! We will be giving out copies of our zine called "How to Get an Abortion In Florida: What to Expect When You Don't Want to Be Expecting" ANNNND if that isn't enough, we will be serving FREE HOT COCOA ANNNNNNNNNNNNND BUILDING GINGER BREAD HOUSES!” 7pm
  • Club Downunder: Ashlee Haze. 8:30pm/GP $10/18+
THURSDAY 12/8
  • Lake Ella Area: Food Truck Thursday with the Dadburn Varmints. 6pm
  • Beef O’Brady’s: AJ Johnson Trivia. 6:30pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Open Mic. “The only open mic that pays the performers! Bring your instruments and play an open slot or just come and be entertained in Tallahassee's best sounding room! Free draft beer for performers.” 7pm/$10
  • Karaoke Rib Shack (3655 North Monroe Street): Karaoke and Ribs. “This isn't a drinking bar this is a kid friendly Established Restaurant.” 7pm-11pm
  • Warhorse: Bar Trivia With Hank @ Warhorse Whiskey Bar. With a picture round! Sound round! Speed round! Hoarder’s Delight drawing! And all the other trivias! Win a delicious 18” pizza! 8pm
  • Dux (Crawfordville): Karaoke with Big Bob. $25 bar tab given away every week. 8:30pm-12:30pm
  • Midtown Caboose: Trivia Factory. 8:30pm
  • Unique Wonders: Live Comedy with Big Hou! 8:30pm/$5
  • Pockets: Karaoke Dance Party with Keith Welch. 9pm/21+
  • Applebees on Cap Cir: Karaoke with Amanda Goram. 10pm
  • Birds: Karaoke with Nathan. All the songs. $1 Pabst drafts. 10pm
  • Blue Tavern: Happy Hour with Dem Dam Drummers. 5:30pm
  • Downtown Thomasville: 30th Annual Victorian Christmas Festival. 6pm
  • Tallahassee Harley-Davidson: December Bike Night! “There will be food, drinks, live music, and of course the World Famous Harley Girls!” 6pm
  • Waterworks: Capital Equality Holiday Social. “While the next four years in Washington might be a little tough, we have so much to celebrate in Leon County, including many newly-elected LGBTQ-supportive officeholders. Join the Capital Equality Democratic Caucus for our annual holiday social on Thursday, December 8th, at Waterworks in Midtown Tallahassee! We'll be raising a glass (or two!) in celebration of local achievements and in declaration of our commitment to double-down our efforts to continue fighting for equality in Tallahassee and North Florida! The event is free and open to all Democrats. Happy hour specials will be available all evening. Come celebrate with Capital Equality!” 6:30pm/free/21+
  • Opperman Music Hall: The Hot Sardines. 7:30pm/$55
  • Crum Box Gastgarden: Jaymison. 8pm
  • The Wilbury: RC: Weak Wrists/Night Witch/Sick Kids. 9pm/free
FRIDAY 12/9
  • Karaoke Rib Shack (3655 North Monroe Street): Karaoke and Ribs. “This isn't a drinking bar this is a kid friendly Established Restaurant.” 7pm-11pm
  • Parlay Sports Bar: Karaoke with Big Bob. 8pm
  • Hobbit South: Karaoke. 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Paul. 8:30pm
  • Just One More: Karaoke with Roger. 9pm
  • Skyzone: GLOW- Featuring DJ LooseKid. “Grab all of your friends and get your jump on with live music featuring Dj Loosekid, glow lights & laser beams! Check in early to take advantage of the full 2 hours of jumping! Each jumper must wear a reflective shirt, or purchase a shirt in the park. Due to the popularity of this event and early sell outs- we highly suggest you reserve your tickets online beforehand. We cannot guarantee tickets for GLOW will be available in the park at the time of the event.” 9pm-11pm/$25/no one under 5yo
  • 926 Lounge (Formerly Pugs): The Friday Night Party. “Get your pre-game on at Happy Hour with Tom from 4-9 and the dance party getting rolling at 10 pm with our favorite house DJs slinging sound all night long. At midnight, join our talented Queens for an amazing show!” 9pm/$5, $7 under 21/18+
  • Stetsons @ The Moon: Karaoke with Johnny Ray. 10pm/$5/18+
  • Black Dog on the Square: QUEER Voices United Against Hate: An Open Mic. “Join us for our long-overdue second installment of Queer Takeover Tallahassee! Black Dog Cafe has graciously lent us a space for queer voices to speak out on the anti-LGBTTQQIAAP rhetoric that has so affected our community in these 18 months. Anyone is welcome to read and participate, with all work from poetry to narrative non-fiction and beyond welcome. In addition to all this, Black Dog will be donating a portion of the proceeds from our event to the American Civil Liberties Union. Donations are optional, so feel free to lend at your own discretion. Join us in solidarity for this great and worthy platform!” 5pm
  • Union Ballroom: Parol Ball. “Come celebrate the closing of 2016 with Filipino Student Association at Parol Ball! Parols are traditional Filipino paper lanterns used to decorate during the holiday season. This year, Parol Ball will be full of fun games, Christmas songs, free food, and karaoke; the staples of any classic Filipino holiday party. Don’t forget to dress your best, as the attire is semi-formal. Our pamilya can’t wait to see you!” 6:30pm
  • Waterworks: Collegium Musicum. “Come celebrate the last day of classes with Collegium Musicum at Waterworks! This is our very first fall semester concert at Waterworks, and we're excited to present an evening of traditional Christmas tunes from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque, plus music by nuns Vittoria Aleotti and Sulpetia Cesis. We'll also feature a piece by everyone's favorite murderer-composer, Carlo Gesualdo.” 7pm/free/21+
  • Club Downunder: Winter Wonderland: The Snow Must Go On! “It may not snow in Florida but that doesn't mean we can't pretend! Sled, skate, and decorate your final exam troubles away. There will be free food, novelties, Paint a Pot and lots of holiday spirit. Make sure to come out unless you want to make the "naughty" list!” 7pm/free/all ages
  • Barnes & Noble: Harry Potter Magical Ball. “Join us for our Harry Potter inspired holiday ball! Dress in your fanciest attire (or whatever you're comfortable in), and don't forget to bring all of your HP-loving friends. There will be dancing, music, crafts, games, and oh so much more! All wizards and muggles are invited! We've also had a fantastic photographer offer her services for the evening. Get all dressed up and have a few photos taken at our photo booth!” 7pm
  • Junction @ Monroe: Chasing Lovely with Erin Lustria. 8pm/$12
  • Centre of Tally: Jennifer Nettles “Time to Celebrate Christmas”. 8pm
  • Island Wing Company: Easy Day Live. 8pm
  • Blue Tavern: Andy Cohen. 8pm/$5
  • Adelaide Schnittman Hall (next to Mickee Faust Club in RR Sq): 8pm/$5
  • Aloft: Benton Blount. 8pm
  • Fire Betty’s: The Intoxicators, Panther Camp, and Faking Jazz. 8pm/free/21+
  • The Warehouse: The Almost Christmas Concert: Pierce Pettis & Del Suggs are joined by Pete Winter, Jerry Thigpen, Danica Winter, and David Murphy. Two nights. 8pm/$25
  • The Wilbury: Lil' Grizzly, Pat Puckett, Success, Jody Hicks. 8:30pm/free
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Grayson Capps. 9pm
  • Play Sports Bar: Young M.A. & Bianca Clarke. 10pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: Corey Crumpacker EP release. 10:30pm/21+
SATURDAY 12/10
  • Park at Monroe: The Downtown Marketplace. 9am
  • Corner of Georgia & Macomb: Frenchtown Farmers’ Market. “The Frenchtown Heritage Market offers a wide variety of fresh, naturally grown produce. Live music, cooking demos, fruits vegetables, and honey sold directly by farmers.” 9am – 1pm.
  • Wakulla Springs Lodge: Bob Carey on Piano. “Come on out and bring along your vocal chops, browse through my lyrics book, pick up one of my pass-around mics and sing your heart out, or just grab a stool and enjoy a fun filled evening of music and dancing. Full bar open til late.” 7pm
  • Karaoke Rib Shack (3655 North Monroe Street): Karaoke and Ribs. “This isn't a drinking bar this is a kid friendly Established Restaurant.” 7pm-11pm
  • Salty Dawg: Karaoke with Paul. Family friendly! 8pm
  • Leggetts: Karaoke with Cowboy Chris. 9pm
  • El Patron: Pasion Latina. Bachata, Merengue, Salsa, Reggaeton. 9pm
  • 926 Lounge: Sanctuary (formerly Blue Monday). “Tallahassee's Longest Running Dark Dance Night is here again! Wear your finest for Darkwave, EBM, Industrial, and some of your other favorites with some of the best and weirdest people in town. Fetish Friendly.” 10pm/$5/18+
  • Wakulla Station Park, Crawfordville: Matthew Beard Memorial Ride to the Sea - 8th Annual. “The ride is FREE and is intended to allow all levels of cyclists to ride to show their support of victims and survivors of DUI drivers. Riders will have support along the way, including snacks and drinks. The ride follows the St. Marks Bike Trail to the St. Marks River Park in St. Marks, Florida. Here is where the river feeds into the Apalachicola Bay at the Gulf of Mexico -- a beautiful area in a little sea oriented town. At the park, riders will be able to make a dedication to a loved one, and sign a pledge to be a designated driver and not drink and drive. Free t-shirts OR water bottles will be given to participants. The total out and back ride distance is 14 miles. The ride is organized by the Florida State University Police Department with support from the Florida Department of Transportation. Email Major Jim Russell for more information at [email protected].. Helmets required - safety first! Please come out to make a statement that cyclists support DUI education and enforcement, to keep all of us safe!” 10am
  • Tallahassee Harley-Davidson: Swap and Shop! “Need to clean out the garage before the holidays? Do you have boxes of parts collecting dust? We've got just the thing for you! Tallahassee Harley-Davidson will be hosting a Swap Meet December 10th! We'll have food, drinks, games, giveaways, and a tech onsite to install any new parts you may get! To reserve a table message the Tallahassee Harley-Davidson Facebook page or send an email to [email protected]. There will be an option to drop off your parts the day before if you're riding in or attending the HOG Chapter meeting, just include this in your email and we'll have it set up for you!” 11am-4pm
  • Carrabelle: Holiday on the Harbor & Boat Parade of Lights. “Holiday on the Harbor Street Festival: Join the fun with your family and friends. Live entertainment, holiday shopping, festival food, holiday treats and goodies and visit with Santa, and fireworks. Boat Parade of Lights: Watch the parade of lighted boats. No charge for spectators. Parade starts at 6:15 pm at the mouth of the river and proceeds to the Carrabelle Bridge. Watch from any spot along the riverfront.” Noon-9pm/free
  • Corner Pocket: 10 Year Anniversary Party. Noon-Close
  • Tully Gym: Battle in the Capital Cheer & Dance Competition. 2pm/$10
  • More Auditorium: AcaBelles Fall Concert. 3pm
  • Madison Social: Holiday Tree Lighting Festival on Madison St. “We bought a 20ft tree and its going to be a spectacle when we light this thing up. Before we do the ceremonial plugging in of the tree, come on down for an assortment of family friendly activities. This is a free event and there will be face painting, cookie decorating, SANTA, ornament decorating, Santa Says (like Simon says but with Santa), a nitrogen station, Tallahassee Fire Department is bringing a firetruck, a hot chocolate station (adult hot chocolate will be available) and did we say SANTA will be there.” 4pm
  • Krewe de Gras: Santa Shuffle 2016. “Join us for our famous Santa Shuffle on Saturday December 10th!! This is our sixth year and its going to be bigger than ever - more bars, more costumes, swag, and transportation - everything you would want during a holiday pub crawl. The best part is, all proceeds go to local charities in the Big Bend Area. The Santa Shuffle will begin at 5:30 p.m. for Registration & Opening. We will start the Pub Crawl at 6:30 p.m. visiting several midtown locations. Ticket prices are $30.00 for members, $35.00 for non-members and will include drink specials at all the bars, a commemorative Santa Shuffle cup, transportation, and other surprises during the night.” 5:30pm
  • Centre of Tallahassee: I Love the 90's Show Tour with Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella, Vanilla Ice, Coolio, Kid 'n Play, All-4-One, Rob Base, Young MC, Kool Moe Dee, Tone Loc, Color Me Badd & More. 5:30pm
  • Stearns Street Community Center: RC: Art and Bonfire at Stearns Co Op. “We are having the first art show organized by Rotten Collective. Artists include: Stephen Shrewsbury, Amanda Hartsfield, Lacey Smith, Kate Decosmo, Chloe Carrasco, Taime Wattendorf, Sofia Ballestin. Acoustic Performances by: Ogre as SFS, This Old Machine, Dog Years, Murmurs, Cooper, & David Settle.” 6pm
  • St. Peter’s Anglican Church: Movie on the Lawn--Muppets Christmas Carol. 7pm
  • Blue Tavern: Andy Cohen. 8pm/$5
  • The Warehouse: The Almost Christmas Concert: Pierce Pettis & Del Suggs are joined by Pete Winter, Jerry Thigpen, Danica Winter, and David Murphy. Two nights. 8pm/$25
  • BSharps Jazz Café: Jason Marsalis. 8pm/$35
  • The Warrior: Defy the Tyrant / Storm the Gates / Last True Evil. 8pm
  • BFF Haus: Florence & Normandie, Woolbright, Leaving Ritual & Winded. 8pm/$5/all ages
  • Madison Social: Santahassee - Santa Bar Crawl. “The Tallahassee Brew District is changing the city from Tallahassee to Santahassee for a fun holiday bar crawl to help benefit Guardian Ad Litem. Throw on your red coat, white beard and black belt and bounce from Township (new to the Tallahassee Brew District), Madison Social, The Brass Tap, GrassLands Brewing Company, Proof Brewing Company and enjoy a craft beer at each location.” 8pm
  • Side Bar: The Revolution (Prince tribute), Frankenfinger & Little Sluggers. “In the fall of 1996, The Cow Haus re-opened in its new location on St. Francis St in the All Saints neighborhood and Cow Haus Presents was born! Now, 20 years later, we are celebrating with a series of shows featuring the reunions of some great Tallahassee bands as well some current bands who have ties going back to that scene. The 5th show in this series features THE REVOLUTION (reunion show from an amazing PRINCE tribute band with members of Cream Abdul Babar, Baccone Dolce, Standstill & The Very Best), FRANKENFINGER (reunion show) & LITTLE SLUGGERS (reunion show)!” 8pm/$13
  • Bradfordville Blues Club: Victor Wainwright. 9pm
  • Fifth & Thomas: That's What She Said. 10:30pm/21+
SUNDAY 12/11
  • Lake Ella: Sunday Brunch. “Come out to Lake Ella every Sunday for food trucks and live music! Brunch specialties will be served up by the food trucks from 11am-2pm.”
  • GrassLands Brewery: Let's Get Beers Together! “What's the best part about local craft beer? Bringing people together! Join us at GrassLands every Sunday for a community get together. Potluck brunch with pastries provided by Catalina Café at Garages on Gaines. Bring a dish to share! Grill available on site, so grab some food and grill it up here. Live music provided by Garages on Gaines and LGBTQ trivia coming soon!” 1pm-8pm
  • Salty Dawg Pub & Deli: The Famous Acoustic Jam w/ Wayne, Glenn, and Bo. Open mic, free beer for performers. 6pm
  • 926 Bar and Grill: Harm Reduction Benefit. Featuring: So What?!, Wrong Done Right, Dreadship, Goon, Tragwag, and Doing Business. “The Tallahassee chapter of the Florida Harm Reduction Initiative are 2 partners who provide narcan ( used to reverse an opiate overdose), clean-use kits, and support to those struggling with opiate addiction at no cost to those receiving services. Our main goal is to save lives and reduce the devastating consequences associated with drug use. We do not attempt to minimize or ignore the real and tragic harm and danger associated with drug use. We just want to keep people safe until they are ready for treatment. That being said, we need more narcan and supplies! So we're having this benefit to raise money so we can continue providing support to those in need.” 6pm/$5
  • The Warrior: Something New Sundays "Alternative Night" hosted by Fendi & Destiny Iman Valentino. I’m really pretty sure this means gay night. 9pm
  • Black Dog on the Square: Bike Church & Rascal Ride. “Sunday Bike Church - join us for a beautiful morning ride to explore the Aplachicola National Forest with friends, coffee & cocoa. All ages! Big Church - meet up at Black Dog on the Square (not Lake Ella) for coffee & breakfast from 9:30-10am. Leave the square at 10 am to ride out Springhill Road to Trout Pond. This ride will continue along the paved Florida-Georgia-Alabama Trail through the Apalachicola National Forest to the end of Springhill Road and back. This ride is approximately 25 miles and will travel at a casual pace of 14-16 mph. Rascal Ride / Alternate service 10:30am - (perfect for kids, kids as cargo & anyone looking for a more relaxed ride) meet up at the Trout Pond recreational area (5 miles outside capital circle) to explore the trails around Trout Pond and to ride the 2.5 mile Florida -Georgia-Alabama trail. A camp stove will be provided to make coffee, tea & hot cocoa. I'll also bake some GF vegan breakfast cookies to share. Feel free to bring something if you like.” 9:30am
  • GrassLands Brewing: Grass To Glass Academy. “Learn more about beer styles, ingredients and the process of brewing, in a fun and relaxing environment. Because the more you know, the better the beer tastes! Classes start October 16th and will run every second Sunday thereafter. Take just one class, or go for your degree! Ticket price is only $30 per class and includes a plethora of knowledge (with take home information sheets) as well as several 3 ounce tastings of the brew styles being discussed each month. Whether you are a beer connoisseur or just starting your journey into craft beer, this class is for you! This week: Malt - The bulk of beer creation. Malts affect the body, flavor, and color of beer. Learn the lingo and the differences to choose the style right for you.” Noon/$30/21+
  • Athena’s Klassy Room Gallery: RHPC Pagan Picnic / Business Meeting. “Sunday December 11th Pagan "picnic" 11 am at Athena's Klassy Room (across the street from Athena's). The RHPC council meeting to follow at Noon, meeting is open to all. Please join us. Please bring a potluck dish to share. We also encourage you to bring your own dinnerware, silverware, cups, etc... Don't forget a drink.” 11am
  • Waterworks: December Shimmy Caravan. “We are so excited to bring you the next Shimmy Caravan showcase! This show will feature Tallahassee's finest belly dancers in one of Tallahassee's finest tiki bars!” 7pm/21+/free
MONDAY 12/12
  • Junction @ Monroe: Monday Night Bingo. “Good food, good drinks, good friends, and a chance to win some big cashola! It doesn't get any better than [email protected]. Every Monday from 7pm-9pm we've got cash payouts up to $250 per game with multiple games each night PLUS a 50/50 drawing each week benefitting the Tallahassee Area Musicians Guild.” 7pm-9pm
  • Burrito Boarder: Bar Trivia With Hank. $20 food & bar tab for first place. $2 margaritas! That’s right, I said MARGARITAS FOR TWO BUCKS EACH! 7:30pm
  • Blue Tavern (N Monroe St): Lost Mondays with Belmont & Jones. 8pm
  • Waterworks: Patio Theater. NOW AT A NEW TIME! 8:00pm/21+
  • 926 Bar & Grill: Karaoke with Nathan. He’s got all the songs. All the songs you want to sing. 9pm
  • Side Bar Theater: Open Mic Mondays with Karaoke and Games. “ Open Mic: Drums, Guitar Amp, and Bass Amp will be provided. (Bring your own guitars and various instruments!) Karaoke, Nintendo 64 ( Mario Kart, Starfox, and more!), Foosball, Cornhole.” 9pm/free/18+
  • The Warrior: Hip-Hop Open Mic Monday's // Dj T Wixx on site // Bring your Tracks. 10pm
  • The Plant: See Saw, Snailmate (AZ), Violet Lyle, Buster Wolf. 8pm/$5
Keep checking back, sometimes I update. Got anything to add?
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2016.12.02 23:29 MsBluffy What's Going on in Columbia? December 2-4

CONTENT COURTESY OF COLUMBIA CVB
 
ON STAGE
 
SPECIAL EVENTS
 
GALLERY
 
 
SPORTS
 
 
LIVE MUSIC
 
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
 
MOVIE GUIDE
ALLIED – In this WWII spy thriller, Canadian airman Max Vatan (Brad Pitt) and French Resistance operative Marianne Beauséjour (Marion Cotillard) pose as a married couple for a dangerous mission in Casablanca. Their cover story soon leads to an actual love affair and their starting a family together, but Max's happiness is shattered when he's told that he must take part in an investigation to determine whether Marianne is really a double agent working for the Nazis.
ALMOST CHRISTMAS – A widower asks his family -- which includes his sassy sister-in-law and four adult children as well as the latter's spouses and kids -- to join him for their first Christmas since his wife passed away. However, having all of them under one roof leads to a number of personal confrontations as secrets are revealed and marriages are tested.
ARRIVAL - Denis Villeneuve directed this science-fiction suspense film about Earth's response to a possible alien invasion. After extraterrestrial spacecraft plant themselves at various locations around the globe, a linguist and a theoretical physicist must find a way to communicate with the mysterious visitors in order to learn what they want and whether they pose a threat to humanity.
BAD SANTA 2 - Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.
DOCTOR STRANGE - After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil.
THE EDGE OF SEVENTEEN - A precocious, narcissistic high schooler named Nadine is horrified when her best friend starts dating her impossibly perfect brother. Soon, she falls into a downward spiral that forces her to reflect on her cruel, self-centered behavior.
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM - This spin-off of the Harry Potter franchise jumps back in time to explore the wizarding world of 1926 New York, which is being threatened by both mystical acts of destruction and a group of extremist No-Majs (the American term for Muggles, i.e. those unable to use magic). Author Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) arrives in the city as part of a global study of fantastic beasts, but he gets caught up in this conflict when some of the magical creatures in his care are accidentally released.
HACKSAW RIDGE - A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa.
HARRY & SNOWMAN - Dutch immigrant Harry deLayer immigrated to the States after World War II. One snowy day, he visited a Pennsylvania horse auction, hoping to purchase a cheap lesson horse. By the time he arrived, the auction was over, and the only remaining horses were loaded on a slaughter truck. One, a gray plow horse, caught Harry's eye. He bought the horse for $80 and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nation's blue bloods. They were famous for their day and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today's show jumping circuit.
INCARNATE -An unconventional exorcist (Aaron Eckhart) must use his psychic abilities to do battle with a malevolent demon who's taken over an innocent 11-year-old boy (David Mazouz). But he discovers he's up against a more formidable foe than he anticipated when it's revealed that the same malicious entity previously murdered his wife and child. Now he's in a race against time to defeat his worst enemy before it unleashes its evil wrath upon the entire world.
INFERNO - Tom Hanks reprises his role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon in director Ron Howard and screenwriter David Koepp's adaptation of author Dan Brown's bestselling novel Inferno, which finds Langdon teaming up with Dr. Sienna Brooks (Felicity Jones) in a race against time to foil a devastating global pandemic plot by using Dante's The Divine Comedy as their tool to prevent a cataclysmic event..
LOVING - The latest from writer-director Jeff Nichols (Mud), Loving is an exquisitely crafted and deeply moving film about real-life couple Mildred and Richard Loving. Mildred (Ruth Negga), a black woman from Virginia, was just 11 years old when she first met the love of her life, a white man named Richard (Joel Edgerton). Near the end of high school, their friendship turns romantic, and the two decide to quietly wed in Washington, D.C. When Virginia police receive an anonymous tip that the Lovings are violating Virginia's Racial Integrity Act of 1924, they raid their household, sending the couple on a courageous nine-year journey to the Supreme Court, where they argue for the rights of interracial couples.
MOANA - Young navigator Moana (voice of Auli'i Cravalho), the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to locate a legendary island, and together the pair explores fantastical lands and encounter incredible sea creatures in this animated adventure from Disney.
MOONLIGHT - Moonlight is a tender, breathtaking portrait of a young, gay black man coming of age in 1980s Miami. Told with great ambition and verve, the film unfolds in three vividly imagined chapters, with different actors portraying the protagonist, Chiron, at various points of his life. With his mother (Naomie Harris) battling drug addiction, young Chiron forms a close bond with a compassionate dealer (Mahershala Ali) and his partner (Janelle Monáe). In the following chapters, we see how Chiron's relationships with these figures, as well as his relationship with a close childhood friend, shape who he becomes. The long-awaited sophomore feature from Barry Jenkins (Medicine for Melancholy), Moonlight is an adaptation of Tarell Alvin McCraney's semi-autobiographical play In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue.
RULES DON’T APPLY - From legendary Academy-Award winning director Warren Beatty, comes RULES DON'T APPLY. Blending equal measures of humor and heart, this is the love story of an aspiring actress, her determined driver and the eccentric billionaire who they work for.
SHUT IN - In this icy drama, a widowed child psychologist (Naomi Watts) holed up in New England with her disabled son learns that one of her clients, a young boy (Jacob Tremblay), has disappeared. When the search for the child proves fruitless, she becomes consumed with the thought that his ghost is haunting her.
TROLLS - After a forest tribe of cotton-candy colored, shockheaded Trolls discover they're the new favorite gourmet treat for King Gristle (John Cleese), the unlikely duo of bubbly Poppy (Anna Kendrick) and worrywart Branch (Justin Timberlake) must rescue their friends from the Chef (Christine Baranski) in this animated fantasy inspired by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam's collectible dolls.
 
CHECK EACH THEATRE FOR SHOWTIMES
RAGTAG CINEMA – 10 Hitt Street 573-443-4359
REGAL STADIUM 14 THEATER – 2800 Goodwin Pointe Drive 573-817-0770
GOODRICH FORUM 8 – 1209 Forum Katy Parkway 573-445-7469
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2016.09.24 00:04 KHDTX13 Best Beats 2.0, Week 9 - DJ Premier

Gang Starr's very own DJ Premier is this week's best beats!
Background: No more than three producers (Dr. Dre, RZA, and Prince Paul) can test DJ Premier's status as the most important trackmaster of the '90s, and no style is more distinctive. Aggressive and raw, a Premier track was an instantly recognizable soundclash of battling loops and heavy scratching -- all of them perfectly timed -- that evoked the sound of Brooklyn better than anyone. Besides helming tracks for his main concern, Gang Starr, since their 1989 debut, Premier's productions appeared on many of the East Coast's most important records: Nas' Illmatic, the Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die, Jay-Z's Reasonable Doubt, Jeru the Damaja's The Sun Rises in the East, and Mos Def's Black on Both Sides.
Premier, born Chris Martin, spent time in Brooklyn and Houston while growing up, and studied computer science at Prairie View A&M outside Houston. Known as Waxmaster C, he'd already learned to play a variety of instruments and also managed a record store. After moving back to Brooklyn, around 1987-1988 he came into contact with Guru, a Boston native. Guru had already formed a group named Gang Starr two years earlier (and recorded with the 45 King), but his former partner, Mike Dee, had returned to Boston. DJ Premier and Guru signed to Wild Pitch and released a debut single ("Manifest") and album (No More Mr. Nice Guy). Gang Starr's interest in melding hip-hop with jazz informed the record, and they were invited to add to the soundtrack for Spike Lee's 1990 film Mo' Better Blues. Their subsequent work was much more mature and unified, with a pair of instant East Coast classics (1991's Step in the Arena and 1992's Daily Operation) arriving in short order.
DJ Premier had been working with other vocalists for years, and his productions for the 1990 landmark Funky Technician by Lord Finesse and DJ Mike Smooth cemented his status as one of the best producers around. He soon began recording exclusively at D&D Studios, a spot soon to become a shrine for hip-hop fans (thanks in large part to his own work). The year 1994 was a huge one for Premier, probably the best year for any rap producer ever; in addition to dropping another Gang Starr classic, Hard to Earn, his productions appeared on five-star, all-time classics by Nas (Illmatic), the Notorious B.I.G. (Ready to Die), and Jeru the Damaja (The Sun Rises in the East), as well as Big Daddy Kane and Branford Marsalis' Buckshot LeFonque project. Though his workload dropped off considerably during the late '90s, he still managed to place tracks on three of the first four Jay-Z albums, and returned in force with the new millennium, including shots with Common, D.I.T.C., D'Angelo, Jadakiss, and Snoop Dogg.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DJ_Premier
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  4. Before voting please look into listen to some of the Preemo's best beats and lesser known beats to ensure we are not voting on popularity:
Past Week Results:
Week 1 - Kanye West - "Kanye West - Power" Week 2 - J Dilla - "J Dilla - Time: The Donut of Heart" Week 3 - Metro Boomin - "Travis Scott - Sky Fall" Week 4 - Madlib - "Freddie Gibbs - Thuggin'" Week 5 - Just Blaze - "Jay Electronica - Exhibit C" Week 5 - Dr. Dre - "Dr. Dre - Still Dre" Week 6 - RZA - "GZA - 4th Chamber" Week 7 - Noah "40" Shebib - "Drake - Tuscan Leather" Week 8 - Pharrell Williams/The Neptunes - "Clipse - Grindin"
Post your favorite Preemo beats (with links) here!
remember just because a beat may be iconic that does necessarily mean it's their best beat.
taking suggestions for next week
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2016.01.28 06:07 BreckensMama Things To Do! 01/27/2016 - 02/04/2016

Hey everyone! I hope y'all have been having a great New Year so far. I've got a pretty good list this week, but as always if you know about something that I've missed please feel free to share with us! This is far from an exhaustive list, and so I'm sure there are lots of great things I've not heard about.
On to the list!
ETA: I was reminded in the comments that the Magnolia Theater in Dallas will be airing the Oscar Nominated Shorts, both Live Action Shorts and Animated Shorts, starting on Jan 29th. I don't know how long they will run, and the website still says 'Coming Soon', but I highly recommend you check back on their site for these.
OPENING THIS WEEK
HITCHCOCK/TRUFFAUT at Texas Theatre, Jan 28 - Feb 4.
‘Whew!....that’s a relief’ exhibit at The Gallery @ UTA, Jan 29 - Mar 30.
FOCUS: Glen Kaino exhibit at the Modern Art Museum, Jan 30 - April 17.
The Bridges of Madison County at Music Hall @ Fair Park, Feb 2 - 14.
THIS WEEKEND
IF/THEN at the Winspear Opera House, Jan 27 - 31.
Ufficio Pop Up Restaurant at Panther Island Pavilion, Jan 27-30.
‘Chimes at Midnight’ at the Magnolia @ the Modern, Jan 29 - 31.
ZestFest at the Irving Convention Center, Jan 29 - 31.
Mozart #39 at the Meyerson, Jan 29 - 31.
Inventory Sale at Recycled Books in Denton, Jan 29 - 31.
Viva Italia! at Bass Hall, Jan 29 - 31.
Denton Black Film Festival at Campus Theatre in Denton, Jan 29 - 31.
The Harlem Globetrotters at the AAC, Jan 30 - 31.
Hodgepodge Market at Lakeland Plaza, Jan 30 - 31.
NTX Comic Book Show at the Doubletree Dallas Market Center, Jan 30 - 31.
Travel & Adventure Show at the Dallas Convention Center, Jan 30 - 31.
Pop Up Sale at Marcel Vintage, Jan 30 - 31.
Girl Scout Cookie & Beer Pairings at Luck @ Trinity Groves, Jan 31 - Feb 4.
The Amazing Acro-Cats Dive Into Dallas at Texas Theater, Feb 2 - 3.
THURSDAY JANUARY 28TH
Justin Timberlake Sing Along at Alamo Drafthouse.
Women in Arts Talk at the DMA.
Rifftrax: The Room at select theaters.
FRIDAY JANUARY 29TH
Through The Lens at The Grove, Dallas.
Ghostbusters Screening and Art Auction at Texas Theater.
Nawkr Launch Party at The Wild Detectives.
‘The Room’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theater.
Studio Five90 at the Kimbell Art Museum.
SATURDAY JANUARY 30TH
LAST CHANCE Art Con Select at the Kettle Art Gallery, Jan 14 - 30.
LAST CHANCE The Tumbleweed Round Up at the Artisan Center Theatre, through Jan 30.
‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’ is the midnight movie at the Inwood Theater.
Hypnotic Donut Dash at Fair Park.
Meditations for Daily Life at the DMA.
Turandot Live at select theaters.
Division Brewing is having another open to the public day.
Mardi Gras Dallas Masquerade Ball at The Bomb Factory.
Grand Opening of Local Hub Bicycle Company.
Don’t Swap Believin’ V at The Lost Toys.
A Study In Contrast at the Modern Art Museum.
360 Speaker Series: Piero Golia at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
SUNDAY JANUARY 31ST
LAST CHANCE Light Up the Sky will be at Theatre Arlington, Jan 15-31.
LAST CHANCE Sightings: Alex Israel exhibit at the Nasher Sculpture Center, through January 31.
LAST CHANCE ‘Clarkston’ at Studio Theater, Dec 3 - Jan 31.
LAST CHANCE FOCUS: Joyce Pensato exhibit closes.
Looped: Sound at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
‘Films About Art: How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster’ at Texas Theater with the Nasher Sculpture Center.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2ND
‘On The Town’ screening at the Magnolia Theatre.
Oral Fixation: Partner In Crime at Dallas City Performance Hall.
‘Groundhog Day’ at Studio Movie Grill, $3 tickets.
Ron Paul is giving a lecture at College Park at UTA.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 3RD
Bar Politics: Immigration Edition at Absinthe Lounge.
Deep Ellum Mardi Crawl beginning at Wit’s End.
Turandot Live at select theaters.
‘Crazy Stupid Love’ at Studio Movie Grill, $3 tickets.
THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4TH
Hot Chocolate Expo at Fair Park, Feb 4 - 5.
Cliburn at the Kimbell at the Kimbell Art Museum.
Drink ‘N Draw at The Basement Gallery.
National Geographic Live at the Perot Museum.
Josh Groban: Stages Live at select theaters.
First Thursday at the Perot Museum.
An Evening with Branford Marsalis at Dallas City Performance Hall.
ONGOING EVENTS
EXTENDED DATES! Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be playing on the IMAX screen at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Dec 18 - March 18.
Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo at Will Rogers Coliseum, Jan 15 - Feb 6.
Chalet Dallas at the Nasher Sculpture Center, through Feb 7.
Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter’s Eye exhibition at the Kimbell Art Museum, Nov 8 - Feb 14.
Oil at Theater Three, Jan 25 - Feb 14.
The Lord of the Flies at WaterTower Theatre, Jan 25 - Feb 14.
That Day: Laura Wilson at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Sep 5 - Feb 14.
Forever Plaid at the Artisan Center Theatre, through Feb 20.
Tales of the American West at the Amon Carter Museum, Sept 5 - Feb 21.
Creatures of Light: Nature’s Bioluminescence exhibition at the Perot Museum through February 21.
$5 Admission to the Dallas Arboretum through Feb 26.
Romeo & Juliet at the Kalita Humphrey’s Theater, Jan 27 - Feb 28.
The Oil and Gas Show at the Level Gallery, Jan 28 - Feb 28.
Decadence: Fashion of the 1920’s, a fashion exhibit inspired by and celebrating the final season of Downton Abbey, at the Galleria Jan 22 - Feb 28. Penguin Days, $5 admission to the Dallas Zoo through February 29.
Bastien and Bastienne at the Winspear, through March 5.
Rossini and Company at the Winpsear, through March 13.
‘Alexander Gorlizki: Variable Dimensions’ exhibit at the Crow Collection, Sept 12 - March 20.
‘Jackson Pollock: Blind Spot’ exhibit at the DMA, Nov 20 - Mar 20.
Exploring America exhibit opens at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Dec 19 - March 19.
A new exhibit by Ann Veronica Janssens at the Nasher, Jan 23 - Apr 17.
Omni IMAX: Coral Reef Adventure at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Jan 1 - May 27.
Modern Opulence in Vienna at the DMA, through May 29.
Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story at the Sid Richardson Museum, Jan 15 - June 19.
Spirit and Matter exhibit at the DMA, through July 31.
RECURRING EVENTS/COOL THINGS AROUND TOWN
The Dallas Swing Dance Society will host lessons and dances on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of the month.
Geeks Who Drink host trivia at various places and locations throughout the Metroplex, including Alamo Drafthouse on Mondays, Cedar Springs Tap House Tuesday at 7, and Bryan Street Tavern Wednesday at 8.
Free Improv Jam Session and Open Mic Night every Tuesday at the Dallas Comedy House, among various other fun activities weekly.
Various shows at the Planetarium at UT Arlington.
Vintage Train Rides in Grapevine.
Open Gym with Dallas Elite Dogdeball on Tuesday evenings.
Various classes are offered at the Dallas Arboretum weekly, everything from silk screening to gardening information to fused glass making.
Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show every weekend at the Stockyards.
Parkour In the Park has free classes every Saturday at the Water Gardens in Fort Worth, Reverchon Park in Dallas, or Robert E. Lee Park in Dallas.
Every Tuesday is Open Mic Night at the Free Man in Deep Ellum.
Every Thursday night is Bingo Night at City Park Café at Main Street Garden.
At Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson every Sunday is Board Game Night and Tuesdays are Tiki Bingo Night.
Stockyards Rodeo every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm in the Stockyards.
Every Saturday is the Coppell Farmers Market in Old Town Coppell.
Tuesday Tease weekly at Sue Ellen’s Dallas.
Trinity Hall has lots of weekly things, like Pub Trivia on Sundays and Texas Hold ‘Em on Mondays.
Pub Quiz on Wednesdays at Ten Bells Tavern.
Book a trapeze class at Skyline Trapeze in Dallas.
Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventures let you tour Dallas while doing an Amazing Race style scavenger hunt on your smart phone.
Have a great one, see you next week!
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2016.01.20 01:33 JazzFestFreak Text Version of the complete day by day line up

This is good for a quick search of an artist name to see what day they play
Friday, April 22
Steely Dan •Janelle Monáe •Gov’t Mule •Michael McDonald •Grace Potter The Subdudes •Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings •Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers Buckwheat Zydeco •Donald Harrison Jr. •Geri Allen: The Erroll Garner Jazz Project Cowboy Mouth •Christian Scott •The Black Lillies •Walter Trout Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys New Orleans Classic Recording Divas featuring The Dixie Cups, Wanda Rouzan, and Jean Knight Hot 8 Brass Band •Flow Tribe •The Anointed Jackson Sisters •Jason Marsalis Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers •Bria Skonberg Talla Walla Vibrations of Belize •Eric Lindell •Alvin “Youngblood” Hart’s Muscle Theory Shannon Powell presents a Tribute to Smokey Johnson Matt Lemmler presents “The Music of Stevie Wonder” featuring Brian Blade Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band •Shades of Praise Zulu Gospel Male Ensemble •The Deslondes •Baby Bee •The Topcats Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra •Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys •New Wave Brass Band Panorama Jazz Band •Betty Winn & One A-Chord •Real Untouchable Brass Band We Are One Social Aid & Pleasure Club •New Generation Social Aid & Pleasure Club The Perfect Gentlemen Social Aid & Pleasure Club •The Caesar Brothers Funkbox La Tran-K Band •Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians Guitar Masters featuring John Rankin, Jimmy Robinson, and Cranston Clements Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders with Butch Thompson Golden Sioux Mardi Gras Indians •Wild Apaches Mardi Gras Indians Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians •Driskill Mountain Boys •Vishtèn of Canada Native Nations Intertribal •Patrice Fisher & Arpa with guest Javier Cabrera of Mexico New Orleans Gospel Soul Children •Aya Takazawa of Japan Keep N It Real Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Ladies of Unity Social Aid & Pleasure Club Go Getters Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Club Sarah Quintana & the Miss River Band •Andrew Hall’s Society Brass Band Black Mohawk Mardi Gras Indians •Black Foot Hunters Mardi Gras Indians Connie & Dwight Fitch with the St. Raymond & St. Leo the Great Gospel Choir Lady Tambourine •Alexis Spight •Harold Holloway & Co. •Uptown Music Theatre Chosen Vessels Band & Performing Arts •Chris Clifton & His Allstars •UNO Jazz Allstars Gray Hawk presents Native American Lore •Rosa Metoyer Young Audiences Brass Band Throwdown
Saturday, April 23
Pearl Jam •Van Morrison •Maxwell •Boz Scaggs •Galactic Alpha Blondy & The Solar System •Brothers Osborne •Mystikal Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats •Big Sam’s Funky Nation •Anders Osborne Tab Benoit •Leo Nocentelli •Naturally 7 •John Hammond •DeJohnette·Coltrane·Garrison The Garifuna Collective of Belize Joe Krown Trio featuring Walter “Wolfman” Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr. Bobby Cure Band & the New Orleans R&B Revue featuring Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, Robert Parker, Sammy Ridgley, and Jo “Cool” Davis Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton featuring Henry Butler, Butch Thompson, and Dr. Michael White Anthony Brown & group therAPy •Jarekus Singleton James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars •Victor Goines •Leah Chase •Tim Laughlin Alexey Marti & Urban Mind •Gregg Stafford & His Young Tuxedo Brass Band New Orleans Experience ft. S - 8ighty, Partners-N-Crime, DJ Jubilee, Denisia, Kevin Stylez, Dobama, and Govenor Reiss New Orleans Jazz Vipers •Pocket Aces Brass Band •Talla Walla Vibrations of Belize Cha Wa featuring Papa Mali •Glen David Andrews and the Treme Choir The Johnson Extension •Blodie’s Jazz Jam •Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue •Warren Storm Willie Tee & Cypress with special guest Tommy McLain •Willie Sugarcapps New Orleans Swamp Donkeys •Jambalaya Cajun Band with special guest D.L. Menard Johnny Sansone •Rumba Buena •Motel Radio •Darcy Malone and the Tangle Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church Mass Choir Dr. Brice Miller & Mahogany Brass Band •Lady Jetsetters Social Aid & Pleasure Club Single Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Single Men Social Aid & Pleasure Club Nine Times Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band Big Chief Walter Cook & the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians Archdiocese of New Orleans Gospel Choir •Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band Brian Quezergue •Cameron Dupuy & The Cajun Troubadours Louis Ford & his New Orleans Flairs •Washitaw Nation Mardi Gras Indians Capoeira New Orleans •Square Dance with Lost in the Holler •Confetti Park Players Kim Che’re •Native Nations Intertribal •The Wimberly Family Gospel Singers DJ Rq Away •Rising Dragon Lion Dance Team Stephen Foster’s Foster Family Music Program •Smitty Dee’s Brass Band Divine Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Dumaine St. Gang Social Aid & Pleasure Club Family Ties Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Xavier University Jazz Ensemble Sylvia Yancy Davis •Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians •Flaming Arrows Mardi Gras Indians Ashe Cultural Arts Center Kuumba Institute •Arthur and Friends Community Choir
Sunday, April 24
Red Hot Chili Peppers •Nick Jonas •J.Cole •Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter Duo Julio Iglesias •Jonny Lang •Better Than Ezra •Elle King •Rhiannon Giddens CeCe Winans •Voice of the Wetlands All Stars •Taj Mahal & The Trio Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians •Amanda Shaw Dédé Saint-Prix Band of Martinique •Henry Butler & Jambalaya Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective •Imagination Movers Glen David Andrews Band •Royal Teeth •BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet The Garifuna Collective of Belize •Leyla Mccalla •Ed Volker’s Quintet Narcosis The New Orleans Suspects •Little Freddie King Blues Band •Herlin Riley Quintet The Iguanas •Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band with Thais Clark The Zion Harmonizers •Talla Walla Vibrations of Belize Ms. Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith featuring Brian “Breeze” Cayolle Preston Shannon •Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders Larry Sieberth presents Estrella Banda •New Breed Brass Band •Mister G The Revealers •Kevin Gordon •The Kid Carsons •St. Joseph the Worker Music Ministry Big Chief Keke & The Comanche Hunters Mardi Gras Indians •Los Po-Boy-Citos Young Pinstripe Brass Band •The Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Club Big Stepper Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Untouchables Social Aid & Pleasure Club Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest •Corey Ledet & His Zydeco Band Belton Richard & the Musical Aces •Steve Pistorius and the Southern Syncopators The Electrifying Crown Seekers •The Rocks of Harmony Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries Choir Woodshed: Trombones featuring Stephen Walker and Michael Watson Ninth Ward Hunters Mardi Gras Indians •Monogram Hunters Mardi Gras Indians Shining Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indians •ManzaNota/Rock en Espanol Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble •Jonté Landrum Kid Simmons’ Local International Allstars •Deak Harp •NOCCA Jazz Ensemble Native Nations Intertribal •Tyronne Foster & the Arc Singers •Young Band Nation Tornado Brass Band •Young Men Olympia Aid Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs First Division Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •New Look Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs Pelican212 •The Royal Boys Choir •Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun Sundays in Congo Square •New Orleans Dance Collective Young Seminole Mardi Gras Indians •Young Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians
Thursday, April 28
Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends •Elvis Costello & The Imposters •Gary Clark Jr. Flo Rida •Brandi Carlile •Buffy Sainte-Marie •Cyril Neville & SwampFunk •Snarky Puppy Sonny Landreth •Bernard Allison Group •Corey Harris Band Lost Bayou Ramblers with special guest Spider Stacy •Pine Leaf Boys George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners •Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band •Jonathan McReynolds •Wageirale Drummers of Belize The Suffers •Helen Gillet •New Birth Brass Band •Stephanie Jordan Big Band The Whitfield Family Band •Savoy Family Cajun Band Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers •Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band •New Orleans Nightcrawlers Brass Band The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders •Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors The Breton Sound •Mia Borders •Marlon Jordan plays the music of Miles, Trane, and Bird Javier Gutierrez & Vivaz! •Spencer Bohren & the Whippersnappers Mark Braud’s New Orleans Jazz Giants •The Nayo Jones Experience •Banu Gibson Tuba Skinny •Lars Edegran & the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra •Colin Lake Lynn Drury •Free Agents Brass Band Big Chief Bird and the Young Hunters Mardi Gras Indians Red Boys Production Native American Dance Troupe •Dave Jordan & the NIA North Penn High School Navy Jazz Band •The Doghill Stompers The GRÏD featuring Nesby Phips •Bill Summers & Jazalsa •Da Knockaz Brass Band VIP Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Club •The Sudan Social Aid & Pleasure Club Men of Class Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Micaela y Fiesta Flamenca Dillard University’s VisionQuest Gospel Chorale •Spirit of the Orisha 7th Ward Creole Hunters Mardi Gras Indians •The Jones Sisters McDonogh #35 High School Gospel Choir •T’Monde •Original Dixieland Jazz Band Sons of Jazz Brass Band •Revolution Social Aid & Pleasure Club Men Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Club •The Robert Pate Project Eleanor McMain “Singing Mustangs” •KIDsmART Student Showcase Southern University Jazzy Jags •Delgado Community College Jazz Ensemble Owl Glass Puppets Southwest •Kat Walker Band: Scat with Miss Kat The Hawkins Family •Landry Walker Charter High School Choir The Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans Music Project •ISL Circus Arts Kids
Friday, April 29
Paul Simon •My Morning Jacket •Ms. Lauryn Hill •Irma Thomas •Elvin Bishop Los Lobos perform La Pistola Y El Corazon •Jazmine Sullivan •Honey Island Swamp Band Bonerama •Dirty Dozen Brass Band •The Revivalists •John Boutté •Wayne Toups John Mooney & Bluesiana •Cash Box Kings •Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience Sweet Pain featuring Chico Ramos and Supa G of Belize Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Creole String Beans with special guest T.K. Hulin •Joe Lovano Us Five C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band •Mississippi Mass Choir Nicholas Payton & Afro-Caribbean Mixtape •Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs Raw Oyster Cult •Astral Project •Jonathon “Boogie” Long Lillian Boutté and Gumbo Z’herbes •The PresHall Brass Wendell Brunious & the New Orleans Gentlemen of Jazz present Louie Louie •Feufollet Wageirale Drummers of Belize •Tom McDermott & Friends •Paulin Brothers Brass Band Secondline Jammers •Original Four Social Aid & Pleasure Club Scene Boosters Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds Kenny Bill Stinson & the ARK-LA-Mystics •High Steppers Brass Band Lady & Men Rollers Social Aid & Pleasure Club Original Big Seven Social Aid & Pleasure Club Mount Hermon Baptist Church Praise Delegation Choir •Mississippi Rail Company Herbert McCarver & The Pin Stripe Brass Band •The Bester Gospel Singers The Dynamic Smooth Family Gospel Singers of Slidell White Cloud Hunters Mardi Gras Indians •101 Runners •Jesse McBride Big Band The Pfister Sisters •Mariachi Jalisco US •Aurora Nealand & The Royal Roses Cary Hudson & the Piney Wood Players •Tony Hall’s New Orleans Soul Stars Derek Douget •Pastor Tyrone Jefferson •Quiana Lynell and the Lush Life Band T-Ray The Violinist featuring Dreams2Reality •Sean Bruce Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys •Josh Kagler & Praise Delegation Chorale Red Boys Production Native American Dance Troupe J. Monque’D Blues Band with Lil’ Creole Wild West •AsheSon •Cole Williams Band The Gospel Inspirations of Boutte •The Swing Setters •LeBlanc Family Cajun Band David & Roselyn •21st Century Brass Band •Golden Comanche Mardi Gras Indians Algiers Warriors Mardi Gras Indians •Pastor Jai Reed •Lake Forest Charter Jazz Band Lady Tambourine •Loyola University Jazz Ensemble •Adella Adella the Storyteller Young Audiences Performing Arts Showcase •Young Cherokee Mardi Gras Indians
Saturday, April 30
Stevie Wonder •Snoop Dogg •Beck •Buddy Guy •Dr. John & The Nite Trippers Preservation Hall Jazz Band •Jon Batiste and Stay Human •Hurray for the Riff Raff The Lone Bellow •Gregory Porter •Rebirth Brass Band •Big Freedia •Arturo Sandoval Kermit Ruffins’ Tribute to Louis Armstrong •The Soul Rebels Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas •Ricky Dillard & New G Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen •Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings Deacon John's Jump Blues •Cyril Neville’s Royal Southern Brotherhood •Sweet Crude Kristin Diable •Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show •New Orleans Klezmer Allstars Bredda David & Tribal Vibes of Belize •Jeremy Davenport •Lil’ Buck Sinegal Blues Band Henry Gray •Midnite Disturbers Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots with guest Pascal Danae Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias •Treme Brass Band •Andrew Duhon Luke Winslow King •Tonya Boyd-Cannon •Wageirale Drummers of Belize Germaine Bazzle •James Rivers Movement •Original Pinettes Brass Band Kim Carson Band •Yvette Landry •Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole The Palm Court Jazz Band featuring Sammy Rimington Sweet Pain featuring Chico Ramos and Supa G of Belize •Kinfolk Brass Band Tonia Scott & the Anointed Voices •Bamboula 2000 •King James & The Special Men First Emanuel Baptist Church Mass Choir •Voices of Peter Claver The Speakerbox Experiment Jermaine Bossier & Romeo Bougere & 79rs Gang Mardi Gras Indians E’dana & Divinely Destin •Andrew Baham and 4am Red Boys Production Native American Dance Troupe •Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony Jamil Sharif •Da Truth Brass Band •Nine Times Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Club Westbank Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club Valley of Silent Men Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble Jermaine Landrum & the Abundant Praise Revival Choir •Julio y Cesar Band Wild Red Flame Mardi Gras Indians •First Baptist Church of Vacherie Mass Choir OperaCreole •Curtis Pierre & the Samba Kids •Versailles Lion Dance Team The Showers •Teatro Los Claveles Puppets •Undefeated Divas & Gents Original Pigeon Town Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club Uptown Swingers Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Kai Knight’s Silhouette Dance Ensemble The RRAAMS •Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
Sunday, May 1
Neil Young + Promise of the Real •Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue •Bonnie Raitt Arlo Guthrie - Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary •Mavis Staples The Isley Brothers featuring Ronald and Ernie Isley •Aaron Neville Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly •Chris Botti Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with special guest Art Neville •Punch Brothers Tribute to B.B. King hosted by the B.B. King Blues Band with special guests Tribute to Allen Toussaint hosted by the Allen Toussaint Band with special guests Ellis Marsalis •Davell Crawford •The Gospel Soul of Irma Thomas Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters •Zigaboo Modeliste’s Funk Revue Marcia Ball •Heads of State featuring Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Al Foster, and George Mraz Rockin’ Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters The Band Courtbouillon featuring Wayne Toups, Steve Riley, and Wilson Savoy Swamp Pop Revue featuring Gregg Martinez & The Delta Kings with special guests GG Shinn and Parker James Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars •Charmaine Neville Band George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band •Stooges Brass Band Luther Kent & Trickbag •New Orleans Spiritualettes Lena Prima and The Lena Prima Band •Tin Men •The Revelers Bredda David & Tribal Vibes of Belize •Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders The Mashup featuring Ike Stubblefield, Terence Higgins, and Grant Green, Jr. Storyville Stompers Brass Band •Wild Tchoupitoulas Mardi Gras Indians Original New Orleans Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Club Prince of Wales Social Aid & Pleasure Club •Bobby Lounge •Trumpet Mafia Hardhead Hunters Mardi Gras Indians •Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band Gregg Stafford’s Jazz Hounds •TBC Brass Band •Tom Saunders & the TOMCATS Chris Severin •The City of Love Music & Worship Arts Choir •DJ Captain Charles Wageirale Drummers of Belize •Big Chief Juan & Jockimo’s Groove •The Rayo Brothers Kerry Grombacher •Cynthia Girtley “New Orleans Gospel Diva” Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-EL •New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra Young Fellaz Brass Band •Buffalo Hunters Mardi Gras Indians Apache Hunter Mardi Gras Indians •Val & Love Alive Mass Choir Johnette Downing and Scott Billington •Audrey Ferguson and The Voices of Distinction Kumbuka African Dance & Drum Collective •Hot Club of New Orleans Red Boys Production Native American Dance Troupe Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music •Baby Boyz Brass Band Ole & Nu Style Fellas Social Aid & Pleasure Club Original C.T.C. Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Club Craig Adams & Higher Dimensions of Praise Young Guardians of the Flame Mardi Gras Indians Erik McAllister and the NOCCA Mime Troupe •Hobgoblin Hill Puppets Crescent City Lights Youth Theater Culu Children’s Traditional African Dance Company with Stilt Walkers
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2015.07.01 16:15 bibliophalic Castleton Festival live streams starting 7/3 *FREE*

Hi all - I realize I'm just pasting a press release below but I thought the links and the content would be of genuine interest to this subreddit. The live video streams are completely free and won't have ads. Enjoy!
Free Live Video Streaming of All Major Castleton Performances Groundbreaking Access with Over a Million Viewers Anticipated
Castleton, VA (June 29, 2015) — For the first time ever, the Castleton Festival will be live streaming all major performances—from operas to symphonies to Jazz at Lincoln Center—beginning with Roméo et Juliette, Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m. This groundbreaking access makes the Castleton Festival the first mid-Atlantic classical summer music festival to bring all of the performances to the world stage of the internet. All the performances will be streamed directly on the homepage (www.castletonfestival.org) and are free of charge. A complete streaming schedule is below.
Over a million viewers worldwide are expected to tune in for the 2015 Festival Season. The video feeds will be produced by an 8 person crew, with 5 cameras shooting in HD and mixing on state-of-the-art equipment. Performances will be available on-demand after the conclusion of the show run, accessible in the “Watch and Listen” tab of the Castleton website. Roméo et Juliette and L’heure espagnole will have English supertitles. Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg’s sold-out lecture on Saturday, July 11 will be also be streamed for free, underlining the deep commitment of the Castleton Festival to education.
While Western classical music has experienced dwindling attendance and sales in the US and Europe, there’s been a dramatic rise of interest and resources devoted to it in Asia. “The Communist Party, which three decades ago tried to wipe out classical music, now deems it an essential component of the ‘advanced culture’ it vows to create in its effort to make the country a true great power.” (The New York Times, 2007) Two Chinese organizations, the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing and the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai, will be partnering with Castleton for its July 12 tribute to Maestro Maazel. This brings the expected total viewership up to six million for this one performance.
The media team responsible for the Castleton live streams has produced documentaries, music videos, live concerts, reality shows, and corporate and promotional videos. They are an award-winning crew with Emmy Award nods and Sundance Film Festival credits.
Director Michael Philip Davis is in his third season at Castleton, and was personally chosen by Maestro Lorin Maazel to be the video director at the Castleton Festival. His varied career includes work as video director, stage director, tenor, author, and producer. Davis had stage directed over 17 productions in the US and Europe, including the world premiere of Puccini & Coppola’s La Coupe et les Lèvres (Kaye Playhouse).
Justin Kulovsek, Director of Digital Content, and Maggie Ness, Creative Content Producer, round out the team with extensive experience in digital development and the arts. Together, they operate Nesek Digital, a boutique firm specializing in social media, video, and digital content.
STREAMING SCHEDULE
Roméo et Juliette
Friday, July 3 at 8 p.m.
All American Band Concert
Saturday, July 4 at 3 p.m.
Law in Opera with Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg
Saturday, July 11 at 2 p.m.
L’heure espagnole (The Spanish Hour) & Scalia/Ginsburg
Saturday, July 11 at 7 p.m.
Beethoven: Symphony No. 9
Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m.
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 with Alessandro Taverna & Brahms: Symphony No. 2 with Fabio Luisi
Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Academy All-Stars with Wynton Marsalis
Saturday, July 25 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 26 at 3 p.m.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis
Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 at 3 p.m.
All performances will be streamed live, weather and technological issues permitting. This service is sponsored by Castleton Festival and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
The Castleton Festival is distinct among other festivals because of its combined roles as a producing entity, a modern performance venue, and, most importantly, a mentoring program for young artists and theatre professionals through the Castleton Artists Training Seminar (CATS). This unparalleled seven-week program identifies exceptional operatic talents and brings them to the next level of accomplishment through comprehensive training with leading professionals in their field. To date, more than 300 young artists have benefited from the Festival’s CATS program. The 2015 Festival will include the classic opera Roméo et Juliette, Thornton Wilder’s beloved Our Town, symphonic concerts, chamber music, vocal recitals, and the world premiere of Wang’s comic opera Scalia/Ginsburg. Visit www.castletonfestival.org for a complete schedule and visitor information.
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2015.02.17 23:44 Woolite123 Artist Profile - Guru (x-post from r/hiphopheads)

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Suave Young Guru
Keith "Guru" Elam was one of the most innovative and influential hip-hop artists of the past few decades. Yet, he tragically remains unnoticed to many connoisseurs of music- and even hip-hop. As an artist, Keith attempted to bridge two generations- combining his love for Jazz with the emerging genre of Hip-Hop. And as a person, Keith did everything in his power to spread positivity and peace.
EARLY LIFE
The Elam Family (Keith on the Right)
Keith Elam was born July 17th, 1961, the third child of Harry and Barbara Elam in Roxbury, Massachusetts- a prominently black neighborhood of Boston. His father was the first black judge in the Boston municipal courts and his mother was the co-director of the Boston public school library system. Thus, Keith was part of a socially conscious, well educated family. And as a result he was exposed to dynamic views on social issues and intelligent texts from a young age. Keith also possessed a unique level of creativity from a very young age. Keith's sister Tricia claimed he had been "Dynamic and curious" and "creative like crazy". Starting when he was very little, Keith clearly had a creative side- and he was often seen showing off the newest dance moves, or making graffiti paintings (source). Additionally, it was obvious that Keith was a natural performer- his brother noticed his flair for performance as early as the seventh grade. Keith's interest in music sprouted quickly as a result- as his grandparents played jazz records from artists such as Roy Ayres and Donald Byrd throughout his upbringing.
BEGINNINGS IN MUSIC
Thanks to the influence of his highly educated family, Keith decided to attend Morehouse College- a small school in Atlanta with around 2,000 undergrads. Keith graduated in 1983 with Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. A bachelor's degree wasn't enough for Keith, however and he decided he would attend graduate school at Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. However, something changed when Keith was in New York- he found a new passion. Thanks in part to the change in scenery, Keith decided it was in his best interests to drop out of school and funnel his creativity in a different way- through hip-hop. His family was less than ecstatic. At the time, his brother Harry was on track to become a professor- and Keith was dropping out to write hip-hop?!? Despite their original apprehension, Keith's family came to accept and encourage his newfound interest in hip-hop.
"Big Shug": Guru's Mentor
Keith went on to explore new opportunities in music, becoming a singer in a pop/hip-hop fusion group with New York rappers Mike Dee and Big Shug. Big Shug was Keith's mentor during the early years, and taught him how to rap. Through dedicated and persistent practice, Keith became a better rapper than Big Shug, and decided that the group should focus on hip-hop only. The group was originally named "Gangsters", but the members decided it was too rough for the tame 1980s hip-hop crowd. Thus, they settled on "Gang Starr"- a more original take on the name that might provide a more accurate representation of their intended style. Additionally, Keith's stage name became "G.U.R.U"- or Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. This early incarnation of Gang Starr released three records that were met with mixed reviews.
DJ PREMIER
After just three albums, the group went their separate ways, but Guru was persistent- He met with Houston DJ Chris Martin (AKA DJ Premier) who wished to continue with the project. The chemistry between the two was instant and apparent- in just two weeks, Guru and DJ Premier finished recording Gang Starr's true debut album No More Mr. Nice Guy (source). No More Mr. Nice Guy gained a decent following but was largely overshadowed by other more established artists in the booming hip-hop scene in New York. The album had a more braggadocio style and numerous references to the Nation of Gods and Earth- an offshoot of Islam which claimed the rich owned the truth. Some of this subject matter may have been a little much for the general public - as hip-hop remained light hearted in some areas of New York. Hip-hop since the 1980s had been a mostly positive genre that had for the moment became more quirky and eclectic thanks to the efforts of newer groups such as De La Soul and The Pharcyde. However, their debut album did contain some jazz-influence and positive messages - which would later become the trademark Gang Starr sound.
Guru and DJ Premier
Gang Starr's Debut Album
EARLY SUCCESS
Although the group found slight success from their debut album, their first real spurt of popularity came in 1990. Filmmaker Spike Lee contacted the group about possibly providing a song for his upcoming film about jazz, titled Mo' Better Blues. In response, Guru recited a poem about the history of jazz while jazz musician Brandon Marsalis performed an original instrumental, later mixed by DJ Premier. While the credits rolled through, Guru's new song, "Jazz Thing" played in theaters worldwide and audiences suddenly wondered where the new "jazz-rap" came from. "Jazz Thing" was the group's big break - they became known to a broad audience thanks to the paring of DJ Premier's unique jazz-sampled production and Guru's storytelling abilities and monotone, calming flow.
A Mural Dedicated to Gang Starr
Building off the success of "Jazz Thing", Gang Starr released Step In the Arena in 1991, which was met with high levels of success, peaking at #19 in the Billboard Hip-Hop Album Charts. Step In the Arena was once again heavily influenced by both jazz and soul music, even sampling Marlena Shaw's famous "California Soul" in the track "Check the Technique". Guru's lyricism on this album was a refreshing take on hip-hop compared to the often ignorant and violent style of gangster rap that was becoming more prevalent in the 1990s. As a result of their unique style, Gang Starr amassed a large following. The following year, Gang Starr released Daily Operation, which continued with the Jazz Rap theme but had more serious themes, addressing issues such as civil rights and government corruption. Daily Operation's unflinching look at societal issues, paired with the continued integration of jazz and hip-hop lead to critical acclaim. Many argue that this album was their most powerful work, although it may not be Guru's most influential.
Step In The Arena
Daily Operation
JAZZMATAZZ VOL I
Following the 1992 release of Daily Operation, Guru took a brief break from Gang Starr to perform solo. At the time, New York Hip-Hop was going through some major changes. Despite the emergence of positive, feel-good style rap that had occurred within the last few years of the 1980s, hip-hop in New York was slowly growing more serious. Artists such as Big L, Biggie Smalls, and the Wu-Tang Clan were just about to emerge into the spotlight with a new, harder-hitting style of rap. In the midst of a cultural revolution, Guru stayed true to his own style, recording and producing his own album, Jazzmatazz, in 1993.
Jazzmatazz Volume 1
The first volume of the Jazzmatazz series was described as "an experimental fusion of hip-hop and jazz" - and consisted of Guru rapping over live jazz performances, played by his childhood idols such as Roy Ayers and Donald Byrd. Halfway through the tape, Guru dedicates an entire track, "Respectful Dedications" to the memory of both his grandparents, those that introduced him to jazz. "Respectful Dedications" is a perfect description of what makes this record unique- a seemingly unprecedented level of passion and sincerity is obvious throughout. That passion paired with a refreshing pairing of hip-hop and live jazz made the album an instant and innovative classic. At the time of its release, Jazzmatazz was mildly successful in the US, and extremely popular in Europe, where jazz was still a much more popular genre. Despite initial low sales in the US, the album has since been critically acclaimed for not only its groovy tunes, but also for its innovative techniques and its long term influence on the genre of hip-hop.
HARD TO EARN
Following the positive reception of Jazzmatazz Vol. 1, Guru reunited with DJ Premier to make another album as Gang Starr. Despite recording a jazz-based collaboration at the same time, Guru decided it was time to release a harder hitting, less instrumental-focused tape with DJ Premier. Thus, in 1994 Gang Starr released Hard to Earn, a grittier and stripped down record which continued the duo's success. Guru was harsher in this album, forgoing his previous socially conscious lyricism in favor of a more brash style to match DJ Premier's experimental production. Hard to Earn was on the fringe for Gang Starr's style, both in terms of production and lyricism. Overall it provided a solid blend of Gang Starr's previous sound with just enough intensity to remain popular in the emerging gritty hip-hop scene that continued to thrive in New York.
Hard To Earn
JAZZMATAZZ VOL 2
After the change in pace that was established in Hard to Earn, Guru took a lengthy hiatus from Gang Starr to develop another installment in the Jazzmatazz series. This time, DJ Premier joined Guru to produce a more toned down, yet jazz influenced album: Jazzmatazz II: The New Reality, released in June of 1995. Although the newer installment contained features from more prominent artists, such as Branford Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard and Jamiroquai, the album seems a little less jazzy and more bland. The New Reality saw slightly higher levels of success and was received quite positively. Following the album's release, both Guru and DJ Premier took a lengthy three year departure from hip-hop.
Jazzmatazz II: The New Reality
MOMENT OF TRUTH
In 1998, Gang Starr reunited to release their most critically acclaimed and highest selling album, Moment of Truth. The album debuted #1 on the Hip-Hop Charts and went gold within a month. In this album, Guru seems to transform from a mere lyricist to a true professor of hip-hop. Unlike previous albums in which Guru provides some level of intelligent lyricism, on Moment of Truth, Guru seems to provide listeners with truly enlightening lines song after song. At this point, the group essentially cemented themselves as hip-hop legends. They brought in many more famous and technically skilled feature artists, such as Inspecta Deck and Scarface, and pushed the envelope with both creative lyricism and production. With Moment of Truth, Gang Starr reached the pinnacle of their career.
Moment Of Truth
JAZZMATAZZ VOL 3
After the 1998 release of Moment of Truth, Guru took a five year break to focus on his solo career. At the turn of the millennium, Guru released his third installment in the Jazzmatazz series, entitled Streetsoul. As the name suggests, the album is a mixture of genres, with more focus on soul influences. The album once again featured less jazz influences than previous editions and instead focused on a soulful take on hip-hop, featuring guests such as Erykah Badu and The Roots. Although the album is still a masterful blend of genres, it seemed to ride the coattails of Gang Starr's previous successes.
Jazzmatazz Vol 3: Streetsoul
In 2003, after the release of Baldhead Slick and da Click, a highly criticized, poorly performing solo album, Guru reunited with DJ Premier to create their final album as Gang Starr- The Ownerz. The Ownerz was well received by critics and fans, and remains a classic, but it didn't match the levels of success they found in previous albums. And within two years, due to creative differences, DJ Premier split for good.
The Ownerz- Gang Starr's Final Album
JAZZMATAZZ VOL 4 & OTHER WORKS
Following Gang Starr's split, Guru continued as a solo artist, releasing multiple records. During this time, Guru formed his own label Seven Grand Records with producer Solar- as he felt major labels had been stifling his creativity. The most prominent record released on Seven Grand Records was Jazzmatazz Vol 4: The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future. The fourth volume of the Jazzmatazz series once again saw a further departure from jazz influences, and borders on a "normal", contemporary hip-hop style. The record was a success nonetheless.
Jazzmatazz 4
DEATH
For Guru, the years following the formation of Seven Grand Records were, to say the least, unfortunate. In 2009, doctors told Guru that he had Multiple Myeloma, a rare cancer affecting plasma cells in the blood. In 2010, Guru slipped into a coma resulting from cancer that had affected the functioning of his lungs. To make matters worse, his partner Solar was, according to emails revealed posthumously, a manipulative and physically and mentally abusive musical partner. Solar refused to allow Guru's family access to Guru's hospital room during his battle with cancer, collected royalties off of Gang Starr's records, and even wrote a fake will in which he isolated DJ Premier, claiming he wanted "nothing to do with him in death" (source). Unfortunately, Guru never came out of the coma and passed away on April 19th, 2010 at just 47 years of age.
Guru (right) teaching, as usual
Guru's attitude towards life can likely be summarized in a quote from his song "Lifesaver": "It takes a more intelligent man to squash a fight than to set one off". Despite the unfortunate conflicts plaguing the last few years of his life, Guru stood for positivity. Not only was his music innovating and refreshing - it was also a means of spreading peace and happiness. Guru lives on through his music, and will continue teaching his students of hip-hop about peace for years from beyond the grave.
Thanks for reading (if you made it this far)! Any comments/concerns are welcome and encouraged. I was thinking about doing more biographical Artist Guides like this, so let me know what you guys think.
A playlist will be posted in the comments, so check that out if you want to hear some examples of Guru's music.
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2015.02.17 21:47 Woolite123 [Guide] Guru

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Suave Young Guru
Keith "Guru" Elam was one of the most innovative and influential hip-hop artists of the past few decades. Yet, he tragically remains unnoticed to many connoisseurs of music- and even hip-hop. As an artist, Keith attempted to bridge two generations- combining his love for Jazz with the emerging genre of Hip-Hop. And as a person, Keith did everything in his power to spread positivity and peace.
EARLY LIFE
The Elam Family (Keith on the Right)
Keith Elam was born July 17th, 1961, the third child of Harry and Barbara Elam in Roxbury, Massachusetts- a prominently black neighborhood of Boston. His father was the first black judge in the Boston municipal courts and his mother was the co-director of the Boston public school library system. Thus, Keith was part of a socially conscious, well educated family. And as a result he was exposed to dynamic views on social issues and intelligent texts from a young age. Keith also possessed a unique level of creativity from a very young age. Keith's sister Tricia claimed he had been "Dynamic and curious" and "creative like crazy". Starting when he was very little, Keith clearly had a creative side- and he was often seen showing off the newest dance moves, or making graffiti paintings (source). Additionally, it was obvious that Keith was a natural performer- his brother noticed his flair for performance as early as the seventh grade. Keith's interest in music sprouted quickly as a result- as his grandparents played jazz records from artists such as Roy Ayres and Donald Byrd throughout his upbringing.
BEGINNINGS IN MUSIC
Thanks to the influence of his highly educated family, Keith decided to attend Morehouse College- a small school in Atlanta with around 2,000 undergrads. Keith graduated in 1983 with Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. A bachelor's degree wasn't enough for Keith, however and he decided he would attend graduate school at Fashion Institute of Technology in Manhattan. However, something changed when Keith was in New York- he found a new passion. Thanks in part to the change in scenery, Keith decided it was in his best interests to drop out of school and funnel his creativity in a different way- through hip-hop. His family was less than ecstatic. At the time, his brother Harry was on track to become a professor- and Keith was dropping out to write hip-hop?!? Despite their original apprehension, Keith's family came to accept and encourage his newfound interest in hip-hop.
"Big Shug": Guru's Mentor
Keith went on to explore new opportunities in music, becoming a singer in a pop/hip-hop fusion group with New York rappers Mike Dee and Big Shug. Big Shug was Keith's mentor during the early years, and taught him how to rap. Through dedicated and persistent practice, Keith became a better rapper than Big Shug, and decided that the group should focus on hip-hop only. The group was originally named "Gangsters", but the members decided it was too rough for the tame 1980s hip-hop crowd. Thus, they settled on "Gang Starr"- a more original take on the name that might provide a more accurate representation of their intended style. Additionally, Keith's stage name became "G.U.R.U"- or Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal. This early incarnation of Gang Starr released three records that were met with mixed reviews.
DJ PREMIER
After just three albums, the group went their separate ways, but Guru was persistent- He met with Houston DJ Chris Martin (AKA DJ Premier) who wished to continue with the project. The chemistry between the two was instant and apparent- in just two weeks, Guru and DJ Premier finished recording Gang Starr's true debut album No More Mr. Nice Guy (source). No More Mr. Nice Guy gained a decent following but was largely overshadowed by other more established artists in the booming hip-hop scene in New York. The album had a more braggadocio style and numerous references to the Nation of Gods and Earth- an offshoot of Islam which claimed the rich owned the truth. Some of this subject matter may have been a little much for the general public - as hip-hop remained light hearted in some areas of New York. Hip-hop since the 1980s had been a mostly positive genre that had for the moment became more quirky and eclectic thanks to the efforts of newer groups such as De La Soul and The Pharcyde. However, their debut album did contain some jazz-influence and positive messages - which would later become the trademark Gang Starr sound.
Guru and DJ Premier
Gang Starr's Debut Album
EARLY SUCCESS
Although the group found slight success from their debut album, their first real spurt of popularity came in 1990. Filmmaker Spike Lee contacted the group about possibly providing a song for his upcoming film about jazz, titled Mo' Better Blues. In response, Guru recited a poem about the history of jazz while jazz musician Brandon Marsalis performed an original instrumental, later mixed by DJ Premier. While the credits rolled through, Guru's new song, "Jazz Thing" played in theaters worldwide and audiences suddenly wondered where the new "jazz-rap" came from. "Jazz Thing" was the group's big break - they became known to a broad audience thanks to the paring of DJ Premier's unique jazz-sampled production and Guru's storytelling abilities and monotone, calming flow.
A Mural Dedicated to Gang Starr
Building off the success of "Jazz Thing", Gang Starr released Step In the Arena in 1991, which was met with high levels of success, peaking at #19 in the Billboard Hip-Hop Album Charts. Step In the Arena was once again heavily influenced by both jazz and soul music, even sampling Marlena Shaw's famous "California Soul" in the track "Check the Technique". Guru's lyricism on this album was a refreshing take on hip-hop compared to the often ignorant and violent style of gangster rap that was becoming more prevalent in the 1990s. As a result of their unique style, Gang Starr amassed a large following. The following year, Gang Starr released Daily Operation, which continued with the Jazz Rap theme but had more serious themes, addressing issues such as civil rights and government corruption. Daily Operation's unflinching look at societal issues, paired with the continued integration of jazz and hip-hop lead to critical acclaim. Many argue that this album was their most powerful work, although it may not be Guru's most influential.
Step In The Arena
Daily Operation
JAZZMATAZZ VOL I
Following the 1992 release of Daily Operation, Guru took a brief break from Gang Starr to perform solo. At the time, New York Hip-Hop was going through some major changes. Despite the emergence of positive, feel-good style rap that had occurred within the last few years of the 1980s, hip-hop in New York was slowly growing more serious. Artists such as Big L, Biggie Smalls, and the Wu-Tang Clan were just about to emerge into the spotlight with a new, harder-hitting style of rap. In the midst of a cultural revolution, Guru stayed true to his own style, recording and producing his own album, Jazzmatazz, in 1993.
Jazzmatazz Volume 1
The first volume of the Jazzmatazz series was described as "an experimental fusion of hip-hop and jazz" - and consisted of Guru rapping over live jazz performances, played by his childhood idols such as Roy Ayers and Donald Byrd. Halfway through the tape, Guru dedicates an entire track, "Respectful Dedications" to the memory of both his grandparents, those that introduced him to jazz. "Respectful Dedications" is a perfect description of what makes this record unique- a seemingly unprecedented level of passion and sincerity is obvious throughout. That passion paired with a refreshing pairing of hip-hop and live jazz made the album an instant and innovative classic. At the time of its release, Jazzmatazz was mildly successful in the US, and extremely popular in Europe, where jazz was still a much more popular genre. Despite initial low sales in the US, the album has since been critically acclaimed for not only its groovy tunes, but also for its innovative techniques and its long term influence on the genre of hip-hop.
HARD TO EARN
Following the positive reception of Jazzmatazz Vol. 1, Guru reunited with DJ Premier to make another album as Gang Starr. Despite recording a jazz-based collaboration at the same time, Guru decided it was time to release a harder hitting, less instrumental-focused tape with DJ Premier. Thus, in 1994 Gang Starr released Hard to Earn, a grittier and stripped down record which continued the duo's success. Guru was harsher in this album, forgoing his previous socially conscious lyricism in favor of a more brash style to match DJ Premier's experimental production. Hard to Earn was on the fringe for Gang Starr's style, both in terms of production and lyricism. Overall it provided a solid blend of Gang Starr's previous sound with just enough intensity to remain popular in the emerging gritty hip-hop scene that continued to thrive in New York.
Hard To Earn
JAZZMATAZZ VOL 2
After the change in pace that was established in Hard to Earn, Guru took a lengthy hiatus from Gang Starr to develop another installment in the Jazzmatazz series. This time, DJ Premier joined Guru to produce a more toned down, yet jazz influenced album: Jazzmatazz II: The New Reality, released in June of 1995. Although the newer installment contained features from more prominent artists, such as Branford Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard and Jamiroquai, the album seems a little less jazzy and more bland. The New Reality saw slightly higher levels of success and was received quite positively. Following the album's release, both Guru and DJ Premier took a lengthy three year departure from hip-hop.
Jazzmatazz II: The New Reality
MOMENT OF TRUTH
In 1998, Gang Starr reunited to release their most critically acclaimed and highest selling album, Moment of Truth. The album debuted #1 on the Hip-Hop Charts and went gold within a month. In this album, Guru seems to transform from a mere lyricist to a true professor of hip-hop. Unlike previous albums in which Guru provides some level of intelligent lyricism, on Moment of Truth, Guru seems to provide listeners with truly enlightening lines song after song. At this point, the group essentially cemented themselves as hip-hop legends. They brought in many more famous and technically skilled feature artists, such as Inspecta Deck and Scarface, and pushed the envelope with both creative lyricism and production. With Moment of Truth, Gang Starr reached the pinnacle of their career.
Moment Of Truth
JAZZMATAZZ VOL 3
After the 1998 release of Moment of Truth, Guru took a five year break to focus on his solo career. At the turn of the millennium, Guru released his third installment in the Jazzmatazz series, entitled Streetsoul. As the name suggests, the album is a mixture of genres, with more focus on soul influences. The album once again featured less jazz influences than previous editions and instead focused on a soulful take on hip-hop, featuring guests such as Erykah Badu and The Roots. Although the album is still a masterful blend of genres, it seemed to ride the coattails of Gang Starr's previous successes.
Jazzmatazz Vol 3: Streetsoul
In 2003, after the release of Baldhead Slick and da Click, a highly criticized, poorly performing solo album, Guru reunited with DJ Premier to create their final album as Gang Starr- The Ownerz. The Ownerz was well received by critics and fans, and remains a classic, but it didn't match the levels of success they found in previous albums. And within two years, due to creative differences, DJ Premier split for good.
The Ownerz- Gang Starr's Final Album
JAZZMATAZZ VOL 4 & OTHER WORKS
Following Gang Starr's split, Guru continued as a solo artist, releasing multiple records. During this time, Guru formed his own label Seven Grand Records with producer Solar- as he felt major labels had been stifling his creativity. The most prominent record released on Seven Grand Records was Jazzmatazz Vol 4: The Hip-Hop Jazz Messenger: Back to the Future. The fourth volume of the Jazzmatazz series once again saw a further departure from jazz influences, and borders on a "normal", contemporary hip-hop style. The record was a success nonetheless.
Jazzmatazz 4
DEATH
For Guru, the years following the formation of Seven Grand Records were, to say the least, unfortunate. In 2009, doctors told Guru that he had Multiple Myeloma, a rare cancer affecting plasma cells in the blood. In 2010, Guru slipped into a coma resulting from cancer that had affected the functioning of his lungs. To make matters worse, his partner Solar was, according to emails revealed posthumously, a manipulative and physically and mentally abusive musical partner. Solar refused to allow Guru's family access to Guru's hospital room during his battle with cancer, collected royalties off of Gang Starr's records, and even wrote a fake will in which he isolated DJ Premier, claiming he wanted "nothing to do with him in death" (source). Unfortunately, Guru never came out of the coma and passed away on April 19th, 2010 at just 47 years of age.
Guru (right) teaching, as usual
Guru's attitude towards life can likely be summarized in a quote from his song "Lifesaver": "It takes a more intelligent man to squash a fight than to set one off". Despite the unfortunate conflicts plaguing the last few years of his life, Guru stood for positivity. Not only was his music innovating and refreshing - it was also a means of spreading peace and happiness. Guru lives on through his music, and will continue teaching his students of hip-hop about peace for years from beyond the grave.
Thanks for reading (if you made it this far)! Any comments/concerns are welcome and encouraged. I was thinking about doing more biographical Artist Guides like this, so let me know what you guys think. Playlist/sources will be posted in the comments.
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