Category Archives: Art

#AroundLA @PinkDolphinco X @ye_ali presents Traphouse Jodeci Listening Party [9.30.16]

This Friday 9/30 Pink Dolphin Clothing & Ye Ali presents “Traphouse Jodeci” Listening Party 🎶🎈

Hosted by Boxx, with live painting and art by Lucy Ford located at The Pink Dolphin on Fairfax. 

 FREE COVER 💸 FREE drinks 🍹🍷🍻

Event goes from 8-10pm !

Rome Fortune – VVORLDVVIDE PIMPSATION [Mixtape]

Today #AroundLA Lowe had an impromptu opportunity to enjoy the LA heat and exchange some brain cells by talking music & influence with the current, yet constantly evolving, state of social media with hip-hop artist/creative Rome Fortune.

Photo by: BuffaLowe | Rome Fortune in Koreatown, Los Angeles, CA
Photo by: BuffaLowe | Cydnie Garcia x Rome Fortune

Our partners over at JENESISMagazine.com features Rome a little while ago sometime last Spring, in their independent e-publication! Be sure to visit that article here. http://www.jenesismagazine.com/read-in-full-jenesis-magazine-march-2015-issue-featuring-rome-fortune/

To stream/listen to the VVORLDVVIDE PIMPSATION mixtape that was released yesterday featuring production from @ToroyMoi & @iLoveMakonnen, click the link below.




Stream/Listen: https://soundcloud.com/romefortune/sets/vvorldvvide-pimpsation-1 

Around BuffaLowe: Summer Scholars, Inc hosts Adult Sip & Paint Fundraiser at the Pearl Street Brewery [7.28.16]

“As an educator I feel that my purpose is to educate and inspire, that is why on February 29, 2016, I, along with my amazing team, formed Summer Scholars Inc., a nonprofit organization!  The purpose of our organization is to provide an amazing learning experience/adventure shaped by fun, friends, education and sports. Our hope is that we can give students a chance to engage in challenging, educational and fun activities, make new friends, gain an appreciation and respect for the community that they live in and finally, a chance to create lasting memories through some incredible
experiences and we have a series of Launch Events taking place THIS summer in Buffalo!!!!!” – Owner Marshay C. H. Roberts.

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Summer Scholars, Inc.’s  irst Launch Event is an Adult Sip and Paint, which will take place on Thursday, July 28th, 2016 from 7-9pm!!  This will be held at the historic Pearl Street Brewery in Downtown Buffalo!  Tickets are $45, and Summer Scholars, Inc. takes home $15 of EVERY TICKET!!!

Use the link below to reserve your ticket or check out summerscholars716.com!!!! http://paintnite.com/pag…/events/view/buffaloniagara/1094521

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The long-term goal/purpose of Summer Scholars Inc, is to provide an educational sports camp to low-income families in the WNY area, for little to no cost, starting Summer 2017! THEY need YOUR help!!

Again, tickets are very LIMITED and can be purchased online at: https://paintnite.com/events/1094521.html

If you are unable to attend and would like to make a donation to a great cause or you are interested in learning more about Summer Scholars, Inc. be sure to check out the website: www.summerscholars716.com

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Also, there are just 2 days left for the Flagrant City raffle for Summer Scholars, Inc.! Purchase an advance ticket between 7/18 and 7/21 for the Summer Scholars, Inc #AdultSipAndPaintNight and be automatically entered into our raffle to win a FREE Tee shirt from BuffaLowe.bigcartel.com!

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Ticket price covers your admission, your 1st drink is FREE, enjoy delicious treats by @dippedindulgence and this also covers your art supplies for the paint night & the canvas you take home at the end! Please be sure to arrive promptly at 7pm for art instruction!

🍹🎨 Buy your advance tickets TODAY, as the raffle ends on Thursday 7/21!!! https://paintnite.com/events/1094521.html

Stay tuned for future events this summer and the official program launch next year in 2017!  On behalf of Summer Scholars, Inc., we thank you in advance for your support! And we hope to see you at the rest of our upcoming events!

Around BuffaLowe: THE PUBLIC presents the Buffalo Cultural Showcase Buffalo Ironworks [6.10.16]

FlagrantCity.com and BuffaLowe PR are sponsoring this AWESOME event being held at Buffalo Ironworks presented by The Public!!!!! Pick up your copy of the paper today #AroundBuffaLowe and come out THIS Friday 6/10 and network with Buffalo’s talented creatives in music, fashion, art & food!!! 💸 $6 admission gets you in!!!

RSVP: BUFFALO CULTURAL SHOWCASE

Fun eats will be provided by Gourm-Asian Food Truck!

 

Come shop in style with Acid Cupcakes!

 

 

Simone Alexis of Acid Cupcakes will be holding a mini-pop up shop! Stop bys to come out & shop some unique vintage pieces from Acidcupcakes.com !!!!
Nataka Morris of Juug Talk plan to host separate segments. For example, she’ll be doing the fashion portion, and if I were home, she would be interviewing people like myself, about what their brand means to them and how they got started. Another Juug Talk host will be doing a food portion, another will be doing a music portion, and another will be doing art!  Nataka says “We plan on getting everyone involved in our show including attendees and all of those who are a part of the show. We want to leave with everyone knowing exactly who we are and what we do. Our biggest goal is to bring Buffalo’s talent to life. I’m positive that we can all agree that is what we want people to know the most about us. It does not matter to us what your talent is. We want everyone to know that we support them. We also aim to keep our listeners in the loop about what is going on in the world when it comes to entertainment and everything else. We want to put our city on the map. I personally love our city with everything I have. It’s a beautiful place and it made me into the person I am today. I want to share that with everyone!”

FRIDAY IS GONNA BE AWESOME, SHOP BUFFALOWE.US AND SAVE!

PROMO CODE: BUFFCULTURALSHOW

Gianni Lee – BLU [EP]

A familiar name, but not face to Flagrant City, is Gianni Lee, DJ and Babylon Cartel fashion designer.  Years ago we featured Gianni’s TrillWave Mixtape Series where he would release a compilation  of up and coming artists.  This recent release from Gianni is a bit more insightful and personal than the previous compilations he has worked on.

“B L U is all about my growth as a person. Growing up in West Philadelphia I had six different cats all named Blu. If one would die or runaway we would eventually get another feline and I would again name him Blu. If these cats were personified and Blu #1 wanted to know how I grew up he could only be able ask Blu #6 about my growth. These six cats existed in different stages of my life as these six tracks were influenced by different stages of my life.” – Gianni Lee

B L U is a journey through various time periods and soundscapes drawing inspiration from Club Music , House , Grime , R&B and Folk. Containing six tracks B L U is an experience from start to finish.

 

 
Stream the project below by way of Soundcloud!

My favorite tracks from the project include Yellow, Red, Blue and Black, which features the soulful sounds of Marian Mereba.

Download The Deluxe project with a special digital booklet: www.mediafire.com/download/59ernf1…Lee+-+B+L+U+.zip

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Around BuffaLowe: UDCDA Receives a Grant to Launch “Bailey Fights Blight” Art Initiative 

Buffalo, NY – More public art will soon be headed to Bailey Avenue thanks to a $2,000 grant from the Arts Service Initiative of Western New York awarded to the University District Community Development Association (UDCDA). The grant will help continue the work started in Fall of 2014 with a project called Bailey Fights Blight. The project, spearheaded by a reenergized Bailey Avenue Business Association (BABA), brought over 200 volunteers from the community, area schools and universities, and businesses to board vacant and blighted buildings and prime the boards for art along Bailey Avenue.

With nearly 20,000 cars traveling down Bailey every day, turning vacant and blighted buildings into pieces of art and visual statements on the neighborhood not only transforms Bailey’s physical fabric, but also can begin to change people’s perceptions and attitudes toward the street. They can capitalize on the cultural and artistic vibrancy of Bailey that is oftentimes overlooked or ignored. By looking at the issues of vacancy, vandalism, and graffiti as opportunities for community-driven change, artists, business owners, residents, and students can work together on community-based solutions to quality of life challenges.

Read more here: UDCDA Awarded Grant For Art Initiative on Bailey Avenue in Buffalo

Drea D’Nur – The Nur EP

New music release entitled “The Nur EP” and accompanying new visual release of the lead single “Break Me Down,” by Drea D’Nur is FINALLY here!

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The album is available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play and on her official website www.OfficialDreaDnur.com!

‘Don’t Know Why’ was released as a lead single from The Nur EP.

Enjoy FREE DOWNLOAD by clicking BUY button.

Please watch Drea D’Nur Live on AM Buffalo WKBW CHANNEL 7 ABC! 

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Babylon Cartel presents Capsule Collection 1.0 + M.I.A. Matangi Album Release [11.4.13]

Babylon Cartel is officially on the West Coast.  Owner/DJ/Brand CEO Gianni Lee brings to Los Angeles, an exclusive event, Philly STYLE.  Babylon Cartel will be premiering the Capsule Collection 1.0, in addition to having a M.I.A. listening party for her latest album Matangi.MIAWhen: 11/4/13 (Mon)

Where:  Lock & Key 239 S Vermont Ave

RSVP HERE: BABYLON CARTEL RELEASE // MIA MATANGI ALBUM LISTENING EVENT

Music by: Gianni Lee | Sean G | DJ Spicoli

Around BuffaLowe: A Day of D’Nur – Drea D’Nur CD Release Concert! – Buffalo [9.5.13]

I received word of this blessed event via Facebook invite, however I will be unable to attend.  That, however does not mean that you all back home in Buffalo can’t get a taste of this sweet treat that is coming to you live on September 5th!!!

Songstress Drea D’Nur is releasing her debut album, which was recorded in Germany over an extended amount of time within the past year or so, entitled Day of D’Nur.

Please help her commemorate this occasion by attending a souled-out show at the legendary Burchfield Penney Arts Center in Buffalo, NY.

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When: Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Where: The Burchfield Penney Art Center | 1300 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222

Time: Doors open at 6pm EST | Show Starts at 7pm!

Cost: Tickets are $25 and each event-goer receives a complimentary (FREE) hard copy of the debut album!!!

“Day of D’Nur”, also known as the Germany Project, will walk you through Drea’s journey to the Light. Accompanied by the renowned Trinity Band (RiShon Odell, Daniel “DP” Powell, Rod Bonner), Toney Rhodes and Michael DiSanto. Come and experience the abundance of Love and Light as Drea d’Nur bares her soul!

For Tickets: http://dayofdnur.eventbrite.com

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Te’Amir – Sketchbook EP [DOWNLOAD]

After getting you all acquainted with Te’Amir by way of L.A. SOUL and Space Adventures, I’m gonna bring you almost current, with this latest full length EP entitled Sketchbook.  This compilation has an array of spacey, relaxing,yet stimulating soulful sounds for you to indulge in.

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My personal picks off of this project include:  Triumphant, Turn Me On, Kali and Easy, in that particular order.  Take a listen to my picks, or find some favorites of your own! Preview below, then skip over to Te’Amir’s Bandcamp for more goodies.

Visit: teamirs.bandcamp.com

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