Music


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Jan 2019
Rundown of Michigan record labels

Written by  Nolan Krebs dizzybird records  (Grand Rapids) — Coming up on its one-year anniversary, dizzybird records is the brainchild of Nicole LaRae and Brian Hoekstra. LaRae and Hoekstra have made a lot of headway in dizzybird’s short lifespan, with a focus on fuzzy, dreamy garage rock. The label has released music from Grand Rapids’ own Heaters and Dear Tracks, Gringo Starr (Atlanta) and Las Rosas (Brooklyn), as well as a full plate of records scheduled for 2016.  Double Phelix Collective  (Kalamazoo) — Double Phelix is an ass-kicking collective of musicians and......

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22
Feb 2018

Watching the news, it seems like ethnic divides are ever-deepening. But how can we solve these complicated problems when each side lives in fear of the other? The answer is simple, argues Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir – it starts with, “What’s your name?”  Amal, a young Muslim-American and native Coloradan, found a platform for her voice growing up working in her family’s restaurant. She has been writing poetry since she was a child and has performed in eight countries, sharing her verse everywhere from youth prisons to orphanages to refugee camps. This......

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21
May 2015

Frankie Boy feat. Izzyy & Ray Andres – Know About Us (Chicago Tour video). Frankie Boy attended the Chicago USA, 2014 Tour arranged by Ishøj Ungdomsskole during end of years break “efterårsferie” which is a sacred holiday in the Danish calendar. It gives the youth a week off of classes and usually a planned excursion with their school or parent. The Chicago Tour was four days in the capital Illinois city of Chicago. The group stayed at 24 Congress street at an international youth hostel. The youth visited Sneed Aquarium, The Navy......

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