Building upon his academic and life experience as a young, gay, Black man has provided him the foundation to successfully launch his own brand and most recently, the passion project “The Island Project” (TIP). The Island Project will fuse his American musical influence with Caribbean roots, the project is set to release music videos, lyric videos, photo shoots, merchandise and more. Xopher...

Labor Day Poem

  Labor Day is not only for a celebration, or just time off to take a vacation. It’s a time to recognize the fruits of hard work, and to maximize on the biggest perk, that benefits you to have a job, as labor makes the economy’s heart throb. And when it’s your time to retire, worry not as they would get a new hire. So do not work...
This year’s Philadelphia Flower Show had a new date (June 5-13), look, and location. For the first time in its almost 200 year history, it was moved outdoors to FDR Park. The theme for 2021 was “Habitat: Nature’s Masterpiece” exploring the beauty of life through nature’s kaleidoscopic lens. PHS Flower Show I wondered how the experience would change now that it...
NFT art
The digital NFT art piece “Got to be a Man” is the newest gem of a collaborative effort by Kid Creole & The Coconuts co-founders, August Darnell and Adriana Kaegi. Within 30 seconds one will be delighted and mesmerized by colors and movement flowing with a grooving ad-lib by Kid Creole himself that forms the artwork, “Kid Creole: Got...
New Jersey’s leading arts organizations have united to support New Jersey Arts and Culture Administrators of Color (NJACAC), a network of professional arts administrators of color dedicated to advancing efforts related to equity, diversity and inclusion within the state’s arts community. Founded in 2019 as a partnership between New Jersey Theatre Alliance (NJTA), the state’s service organization for professional...
I attend the Philadelphia Flower Show yearly and I am incredibly grateful that in 2020 it took place prior to the pandemic shut down in the United States. The show is sheer floral beauty and offers inspirational and uplifting content. Held annually in the Winter season, it normally takes place indoors at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This year’s dates are...
The Fourth Annual MvVo Ad Art Show is now underway at the Oculus (WTC).  The extremely popular art exhibition draws large crowds and incredible artists from all over the world. A growing number of people in the art world now recognize world renowned artists such as Warhol and Rosenquist got their start in advertising. Today, we are highlighting one exceptional artist...
Marketsmith Inc., the largest independent full-service marketing agency in New Jersey, in collaboration with the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety (“LPS”), has launched a statewide “Take Control of Your Destiny” advertising campaign. The goal is to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving, a contributing factor in more than half of moderate to severe crashes...
World Earth Day is April 22nd, the time which humankind has reckoned, that our place of birth, deserves the praise for its worth. This planet ever so green, with wonders nowhere else could be seen, is where through natural forces, we get life’s resources. From the ocean’s blue, to the lands growing honeydew, is our world that is plentiful, and scenes that are beautiful. And when the world gets the light...
With the world striving to get back to visions of normalcy, New York City has a real treat for both LIRR commuters and Amtrak travelers. The Moynihan Train Hall at New York Penn Station opened to the public on January 1st, 2021, and is being discovered as travel slowly returns. A unique point to note, many commuters have yet to...
I always try to maintain positive vibes, so when the pandemic began and continued, I will admit it was not easy. As a digital creator and visual mind, the museums and interactive events I would normally attend were closed. I realized I had to uncover new ways to support the arts and stay inspired for my well-being, and physical...
With the world going through so much, I want to highlight an incredible and uplifting community art project in the town of Sleepy Hollow, NY on the Hudson Riverwalk. A temporary/pop-up art installation which asks the question “What are your hopes and dreams for the future? For yourself, loved ones, our community, the world ...”  The Riverwalk Community Mural affectionately...
Newark Symphony Hall (NSH), one of New Jersey’s oldest and largest arts and entertainment venues, announced the appointment of Taneshia Nash Laird, its president and CEO, to the newly formed, eight-member board for the National Independent Venue Foundation (NIVF). She is the only New Jersey board member for the advocacy organization, which is tasked with saving independent venues across...
Photo courtesy of ArtPride NJ.
The ArtPride New Jersey Foundation has partnered with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts on “Keep Jersey Arts Alive,” a digital campaign to build support for keeping the state’s arts institutions afloat. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, theaters, museums, galleries, performing arts centers, dance studios and other groups have already lost over $30 million in revenue. New Jersey...
When we think of Hollywood, the infamous sign, fame, and bright lights of California are usually what come to mind. This article is dedicated to the other city with the same name, located in South Florida, not far from artistic and sunny Miami. Florida's Hollywood is an emerging community with a beautiful beach front and resorts including Margaritaville Hollywood Beach...
With everything transpiring in the world, it’s nice to take a break and let yourself be inspired visually.  Street art, murals and graffiti, are so prominent in today’s culture and this genre of art is finally getting the recognition it deserves. My first time to Wynwood Walls, I was completely captivated by this incredible district. It was truly like nothing...