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Brooklyn Zine Fest 2013

May 30th, 2013 by chocko

The second annual Brooklyn Zine Fest, the biggest self-publishing expo in NYC celebrating zines and DIY publications happened last month. More than 80 writers and artists crammed into all of Public Assembly in Williamsburg. In the front of the venue there was an outdoor pop-up library and lots of passersby peeking in with a “what […]

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The Shirelles played BB King’s

May 28th, 2013 by Mr. C

(Beverly Lee) The Shirelles featuring one of the original members – Beverly Lee were on hand at BB King’s Blues Club on 42nd Street to rattle off a fun set of timeless Shirelle songs as well as other familiar hits from the Temptations, The Four Tops, Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Anita Baker, […]

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Presby Memorial Iris Gardens

May 27th, 2013 by Mr. C

To counteract the events in the city that we often find ourselves diving into with a swarm of hip folks on the hunt for the coolest events that our metropolis has to offer, I sometimes love to take refuge at places that your mom or grandmother might find cool. I’m no gardener or plant connoisseur […]

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Fab 5 Freddy at The Museum of the Moving Image PART II

May 26th, 2013 by chocko

Legendary Hip Hop Pioneer, FAB 5 FREDDY was at the Museum of the Moving Image last week for a discussion about many things including hip hop music, videos and graffiti art. Check out Mr. C’s review of the event in the previous post which includes the music videos Fab presented during the evening. I had […]

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Fab 5 Freddy at The Museum of the Moving Image

May 20th, 2013 by Mr. C

(Fab 5 Freddy at the Museum of the Moving Image) To celebrate SPECTACLE: The Music Video exhibit, Chocko & I attended the event “An Evening with Fab 5 Freddy” hosted at the Museum of The Moving Image in Queens which was moderated by Warrington Hudlin last friday night! We almost didn’t make it because of […]

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Little Boots played Diesel (NYC)

May 15th, 2013 by chocko

Little Boots (aka Victoria Hesketh) celebrated the release of her new self-released album, Nocturnes, last week at a Diesel store (135 Spring St.) in New York City a day before the album’s U.S. release. People began queuing up an hour before the free ticketed live set. GBH/Webster Hall DJ, Alex English spun some party rocking […]

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PULSE Contemporary Art Fair NYC

May 15th, 2013 by chocko

PULSE Contemporary Art Fairs are annual events that take place in Miami and New York. The art fair set up shop last week in New York City from May 9-12, 2013 at The Metropolitan Pavillion with various galleries from around the globe displaying a dazzling mix of paintings, photographs and sculptures. Shout out to Ariela […]

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THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI screening : 2013 Montclair Film Festival

May 8th, 2013 by Mr. C

Director: Bill Siegel Genre: Documentary on Muhammad Ali This film is easily one of my favorite Muhammad Ali movies as it sets forth to document his other brand of fisticuffs which did not take part inside the boxing ring but rather in a staunch toe to toe fight with humanity and the United States court […]

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reflections of Montclair/MFF13

May 8th, 2013 by Mr. C

(all photos by mr. c) The following are just a few images that we captured that sums up our weekend at the 2013 Montclair Film Festival. Besides catching a few screenings, we went to a documentary panel of filmmakers; a comedy event starring the three writers and producers of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart […]

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DOCS-IN-PROGRESS panel at the 2013 Montclair Film Festival

May 7th, 2013 by Mr. C

(All photos below by mr c) (R-L: Jerome Bongiorno,Marylou Bongiorno,Julie Winokur,Dawn Porter,Nancy Abraham) We had missed the Race and Film panel earlier in the day in which film critics from Grantland, New York magazine & Variety discussed how they approach race when writing about film. But we were able to catch the very informative DOCS-IN-PROGRESS […]

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THE INEVITABLE DEFEAT OF MISTER AND PETE screening at Montclair Film Festival

May 6th, 2013 by Mr. C

Director: George Tillman Jr. Stars: Skylan Brooks,Ethan Dizon,Jennifer Hudson,Jordan Sparks Genre: Drama The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is a down and out urban version of Home Alone with additional subject matter that addresses much of the social and economic issues flooding our cities today. Instead of the suburban home, we are presented with […]

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Q&A: Director Ron Morales on His Film GRACELAND

May 6th, 2013 by chocko

GRACELAND is a gritty Filipino thriller that pulls no punches and will open the viewer’s eyes to a near hopeless, poverty stricken world infested with crime, corruption and violence. In the film, Marlon (Arnold Reyes) must find a way to rescue his daughter Elvie (Ella Guevara) who becomes a victim of mistaken identity in a […]

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