THE ROOTS PRESENTS The Jam: June 15th and 21st, 2010

I really enjoyed these shows and was so grateful to be there. The Roots are on top of their game and the music is fantastic. I really dug the funky jams and Black Thought is clearly one of the best Emcees in the game. Questlove sharply led this troupe of masterful musicians, marking the release of the anticipated album "How I Got Over". Word. The bass heavy jams floated from jazzy brass laden standards to classic boom bap joints to creative melodic new pieces. Good times. Check the gallery links for all the great guest performers.

CLICK to see the full gallery from the event: June 15
CLICK to see the full gallery from the event: June 21


Big Daddy Kane 6/16/2010 Summerstage in Bed-Stuy

The forecasted rain never came, and it was a cool clear evening. Big Daddy Kane of The Juice Crew brought the boroughs together, performed the classics, and even brought out Scoob and Scrap to bust a few routines. I was smiling the whole show, also Chubb Rock and Greg Nice came out to top it all off with a few of their hits. Von King Park is a great little spot. Props to Summerstage, their sound team, and cool staff for providing a dope event well enjoyed.

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ART WALK 2010, produced by Nyack Merchants' Committee of Friends of the
Nyacks (click for WALK info)
, will be held Fri, June 18 through Sun, June 20th. I will be showing seven pieces.Come see artists all types, cool shops, and great eats in town.

Chelsea, NY 1999 will be for sale with other originals in signed edition.

"This, our 5th anniversary year has as its theme "A Village Helping A Country" with 30% of sales of the limited, signed edition of our poster going to Haitian Relief through the American Red Cross. The original painting, by Rolande Magloire, will be sold via Silent Auction throughout the event.

Place your bids in p.ross, 89 Main St., Nyack. Stroll the streets of the Village, meet the talented 28 Artists participating in the various shops, dine and enjoy the Village."

Hats off to Paulette Ross, owner p.Ross "The elegant shoe shop." and Friends of the
Nyacks for a wonderful event that helps the town and small business owners in the name of art and charity.