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Written By: Dania Curvy It’s one thing to be a singer, another to write your own music, and almost unheard of to also release your own novel. The multifaceted artist Skela, however, takes DIY to the next level. Born and raised in New York City, the songstress-turned-novelist recently released Project 10–an ambitious visual album of 10 songs and music videos filmed throughout her hometown–as a countdown to the announcement of her first original novel, Building...
Commissary, the penal-themed EP that Casanova released in June, is a symphony of chaos and verbal brawling. The songs are punishingly corporal, intimidatingly minimalist, rough around the edges and loud as cicadas in mating season. Casanova is one of New York City’s best-liked rappers, but he scares just as many people as inspires. His music is not for the faint of heart - or sensitive of hearing. “WUT U SAID,” Casanova’s collaboration with the legendary...
Photography by: Leef Parks   Brooklyn Magazine recently sat down with WMN/N/SND, a collective based in Brooklyn creating intimate, acoustic performances from some of the best emerging women in music. Anastasia Wright (Creator & Founder), Liana Banks (Creative Director) and Tangina Stone (Artist Relations) shared their inspiration and vision for this concert platform and the community they are building.   1) How did you end up starting WMN/N/SND events and building this community?  Anastasia: I’m a marketer first and it’s...
For several years now, Brooklyn-based organist Jared Lamenzo has been researching an 1826 opera performance which was given at the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral where he serves as Music Director and Organist. The 1826 event featured the first Italian opera company to visit the United States, the Garcia Company.  Their mezzo soprano was the 17-year-old Maria Garcia Malibran, soon to become the greatest operatic diva of her time. Lamenzo was fascinated by the...

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