#AroundBuffaLowe: Vibrations Music Festival & Conference 2017 [JAN 12-15]

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Hey Buffalo Natives! If you’re in the area, and even if you’re not, be sure to check out the Vibrations Music Festival & Conference starting Thursday, January 12, 2017. Tickets are available for the whole weekend, but you can also purchase a single day if you can’t make all four. The lineup is lit with We the Culture’s set the second day and that’s only the beginning for what’s in store. Tickets start at $10! And I would hurry because time is almost up! Not convinced? Check out their website to see what previous festivals have looked like and some of the familiar names showing out this year!

And don’t miss Maya by Name as she debuts her NEW! EP Next Verse available on Apple Music

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This Boss Lady will have you ready to take on the world! Don’t miss her performance on January 13.  Show starts at 4pm!

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PREVIOUS: Around BuffaLowe: VIBRATIONS 2016 – Pt. I [1.16.16]

ALSO:  Truey V performing LIVE at VIBRATIONS – Buffalo, NY [5.15.15]

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Acid Cupcakes Stars in ‘Acid Beauty’, a Short Film by Marysia Makoska [Video]

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Director Marysia Makowska redefines Effortless, Natural Beauty in her short film ‘Acid Beauty’. The film features Buffalo, NY natives Acid Cupcakes, a talented group of ladies who showcase their individual style while sharing their perspective of what it means to be in a culture obsessed with physical appearances. As they sport their own brand of clothing- shown in the video-the audience is presented with different facets of each character as they elaborate on terms others use to define Self.

Watch the video below:

Directed by Marysia Makowska 
Shot by Todd Antonio Somodevilla and produced by Kacper Sawicki and Karolina Kowalczyk from Papaya Films. 
Music composed by Scott Interrante and Michael Isabe

Models: Naomi Jones Ophelia Tiger Lily Marina Boswell Tiara Morris Kyjah Monai Katelynn Barlow
MUA: CE Eaton

Wardrobe: Acidcupcakes.com 

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IG: @simonealexis_ @erratic_ink @acidcupcakess @acidcupcakesreviews

#AroundLA The Birthday Kick Off for @tigerthedj hosted by @QuelleChrist and @_TheLivest_ at @KarmaloungeLA [10.21.16]

#AroundLA tomorrow, Friday October 21st, we are partying for BuffaLowe’s woe DJ Tiger (@tigerthedj)’s birthday.

 FriYAY 10/21 🎉🎈🎎 

Music by @merc80 @valthevandle & more! 🍻 

Come out to @karmaloungela! 📍

#AroundLA #BuffaloInLA #TigerTheDj #LosAngeles #KarmaLounge #Party #LIT

#AroundBuffaLowe: Justice & Opportunity Week presented by Open Buffalo! [7.18-7.22]

As promised by Venezia Appleby, Board Member at Just Buffalo Literary Center, earlier this week she provided some great details for next week’s Justice & Opportunity Event in Buffalo, NY!

“A week full of thoughtful and empowering programming from July 18th through July 22nd, closing out with Poetic Justice on July 22nd! This event will be creating a space in Masten Park to honor one another through self-expression. We will be graced by the talents of some of the most authentic and wholehearted people in our community. In addition to that, Buffalo music-legend, Rodney Appleby, will be in town and has agreed to make an appearance to perform a couple of original pieces along with us. Please come, witness, share stories, and uplift one another for this evening of healing and creativity!” – Just Buffalo Board Member, Venezia Appleby

Around LA: Neo-Soulstice feat. KATALYST + MORE @ The Breakers – Long Beach [3.10.16]

 

The Downtown Long Beach Associates Presents LIVE AFTER 5: Neo-Soulstice. 
Check out the Kats, alongside many other amazing acts (Tiffany Gouche, Jungle Fire, The Black Noise, Bootleg Orchestra & more) in Long Beach, CA this coming Thursday, March 10th, 2016 at The Breakers Ballroom & Lobby!

Where: 210 E Ocean Blvd • Long Beach, CA

When: Thursday, March 10th, 2016 from 5 to 11pm!

PREVIOUS:  Around LA: Brandon Cordoba – Black Diamonds [Album]
RELATED: AROUND LA: THE VENZELLA JOY – HOLLYWOOD NIGHTS EP RELEASE SHOW RECAP!

ALSO:  AROUND LA: KATALYST PERFORMANCE AT WORLD STAGE ART GALLERY! [11.13.15]

Around LA: The Venzella Joy – Hollywood Nights EP Release Show Recap!

Last night in Santa Monica, CA, Venzella Joy put together an amazing release show for her latest project, the Hollywood Nights EP!  The KATALYST Kats opened up the show, and the modern jazz ensemble had the crowd engaged!

  After that, Dwayne Wright brought out special guest Karina Pasian whose sultry voice stole my heart.

 

Special guest Karina Pasian with Dwayne Wright

Host Goo Goo getting the crowd going! #TURNUP!

 Then the show host Goo Goo got the DJ to rock out some trap/ratchet hits, as a brief intermission before the Woman of the Hour, Venzella Joy, took the stage herself, with some of the KATs behind her.  Check out some exclusive footage from the evening below!

 

Special guest Karina Pasian with Dwayne Wright

 

Photobooth fun with friends!  Pictured with Rhon Lowe of Flagrant City/BuffaLowe PR is Zuri Appleby (bassist for Nick Jonas), Greg Paul Webster (drummer for KATALYST) and my soon to be Media/Entertainment Attorney, Jackee Montano

 

MORE photobooth fun with friends.  Pictured with Rhon Lowe of Flagrant City/BuffaLowe PR is Zuri Appleby (bassist for Nick Jonas), Greg Paul Webster (drummer for KATALYST) and my soon to be Media/Entertainment Attorney, Jackee Montano

 Check out Joy’s satellite TV interview with local station WGRZ Channel 2 News in Buffalo, NY below:  Full Interview with Venzella Joy