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Around BuffaLowe: Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival [8.25.19]


Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival will host its 3rd Annual festival this summer on Sunday August 25th, 2019 entitled “The Ultimate Sunday Funday” at Silo City. Beau Fleuve Music and Arts Festival was created to celebrate the rich history of Buffalo’s arts scene and illuminate the resurgence of all forms of music , art , media and culture that resonates in and from Buffalo & WNY for one day only. Festival goers will experience a true multi-cultural experience serving as a melting pot of music, arts and culture.

This Year’s Festival will include attractions will include 3 performance stages of 30+ performers, Art Installations , Culture Exhibits , Fan Favorite Silent disco, Next Generation Festival of the Youth Stage Street-Art, Beer-Wine Garden , Food Trucks , Vendors Village , Attractions, Live to Air Podcast , Family Fun zone &more!

Festival Goers will be able to enjoy all mediums of art and music from Blues, Hip Hop, Rock, Country, Brass, Indie, EDM, R&B, Gospel, Soul, Trap and more. Some of this year’s performers consist of Headliner ZURI APPLEBY (Touring Bassist) who is currently on tour with National Recording Artist YUNA, CURTIS LOVELL (Neo Soul), MILLER & THE OTHER SINNERS (country), THE MOLICE (alternative), FLUSE (alternative) UNIVERSAL PHUNK (band) , FREAK THE MIGHTY (Trap) , HEATHER RUSSELL (Canadian R&B) , LOVE THE GENIUS (Hip Hop) and more.

Few new additions will be the “Next Generation Festival of the Youth Stage that will highlight youth musicians, poets, artist and entrepreneurs under 18. Ticket prices for all ages starting at General Admission tickets $10 also with a new group pack called “The Herd” that is buy 3 , get 1 Ticket Free. Sunday Funday Activities, attractions and games.

Beau Fleuve Music & Arts has been hitting the ground running in 2019 from hosting monthly events “Arts x Beats” Concert & Art Series to launching its Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Foundation , Sneaker Ball and recent announcement of development plans for the Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Center.

Also, special tees are available for purchase with a general admission ticket for $30.00!!!

No stranger to Flagrant City, my longtime childhood friend and current homegirl, Zuri Appleby (Bassist) born and raised in our hometown of Buffalo, NY is set to headline and close out the 3rd Annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival!!! Zuri, who moved over here to LA a few years back has been on tour with renowned National Acts such as Nick Jonas, Party Next Door, Brent Faiyaz, Duckwrth and NOMBE.

Photo of Zuri Appleby by BuffaLowe for Rhonda Jane

Zuri a renowned musician in the WNY area and comes from music family with her mother and Buffalo Public School Music teacher Linda Appleby and Father Rodney Appleby who also is a musician. Z, who just finished an International Tour with Yuna has been announced to close out this year’s Ultimate Sunday Funday Festival at Silo City.


WHAT: 3rd Annual Beau Fleuve Music & Arts Festival

WHEN: Sunday August 25th, 2019 – “Ultimate Sunday Funday”

WHERE: Silo City

Tickets: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/beaufleuvemusicarts/275776


Around BuffaLowe – Neo-Soul Tuesdays Hosted by VERSE featuring ZurI Appleby! [10.6.15]

So apparently “the cat is out of the bag!” In the words of Buffalo Guitarist, Michael DiSanto, The Dutchess Of Bass herself, Zuri Appleby is back, and will be doing a vocal double feature with him live at Duke’s Bohemian Grove Bar

It’s Zuri Appleby’s coming home party from being on tour with Nick Jonas, so y’all better show up and show out for Her Highness Of Lowness!
Carl Johnson -Drums

Jonathan Boyd – Keys

Zuri Appleby (Yuri Applesauce) – Bass

Michael DiSanto (Guy With A Beard) – Guitar

Miles Tucker -Sax.

PREVIOUS: Forealists – Livin’ It Up [VIDEO]

ALSO: Bentlee’ Gavin Wright, Zuri Appleby, David Teaspoon Hulett, Michael DiSanto, Rodney Appleby at Canvas@1206 4.10.12 [Video]

Forealists – Livin’ It Up [VIDEO]

This video is a brand, spanking new single by the Forealists, a funky fly, indie band based in my beautiful hometown of Buffalo, NY, whose members are a few of my close pals, Zuri Appleby and Rocco DellaNeve.


Forealists, comprised of 4 basic members, with very different backgrounds, whose goals are in harmony with one another.  They aim to bridge the gap between the traditional, classic music genres and the newer genres to fill the void of the disconnect that simply the name of a genre can create. They convey a message that’s positive and purposeful and promotes self and peer uplifting and awareness.


Rocco DellaNeve has written and performed with several groups (including The Etchings-who won Buffalo’s Battle of Original Music) and has toured nationally with Jimmy Van Zant. He resides in Buffalo and is the owner of The House Of Logic recording studio where he’s continuously composing, producing and engineering. Some of Rocco’s musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Radiohead, Robert Glasper, and Jamiroquai, and Ben Folds Five amongst others.


Zuri Appleby has been surrounded by music her entire life. With both parents being active and successful musicians also from Buffalo, music came naturally. Zuri started singing as soon as she could in her church choir and has continued ever since. She has been playing bass for 11 years. Zuri has also served in the USMC band touring the country during her time in service. Zuri has opened for PJ Morton, Bernard Purdie, and has played along side National recording artists Martha Munizzi, Marvin Sapp, SILK and Joseph Wooten to name a few. She currently teaches bass and vocal lessons and is a full time musician for both live performance and studio work.


Born, Wesley Harris, III in Port Arthur, TX. Beat Masta Wes began producing and writing at, the age of 15 for local rap groups and singers. He also began to hone his Technical Skills working with friends Pimp C. and Bun B. of U.G.K. on their debut album. Harris gained his musical knowledge from years of training in school and private lessons as well as growing up in the church as a drummer. While in college Harris received a production deal from Rap-A-Lot Records where he and his brother helped to jumpstart the label’s R&B division; producing as, “The Harris Brothers”. After signing a management deal with a VP of Bad Boy Entertainment in 1994 they were given the opportunity to display their talent on a wider scale and to people in and around the music industry that had clout. This opportunity opened the doors to allow Harris to work with urban music hit makers such as, Dr. Dre, P. Diddy and Mary J. Blige. Since then Harris has worked with Gospel music Legend, Andrae Crouch and also Aftermath artist, The Game, and Tatyana Ali.


Enjoy the video!!!

Around BuffaLowe: Daft Minerva by Dario Mohr [Fashion]

Alright Buffalo, there’s a hidden fashion gem in the city, and I’ve found it, 3200 miles away in California.

Dario Mohr, who hails from San Francisco and studies fine arts in Buffalo, is a painter who creates art you can wear and he is inviting you to check out his new collection of Daft Minerva apparel.

Daft Minerva Wallpaper 2

Daft Minerva, An Art Fashion Revolution. One of a Kind, hand illustrated Caps and Ts now sold at his personal studio and at SaiOne Elmwood located at(818 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo NY).  Photography by Stretch SharpeShooter Banger
Daft Minerva Cover 3

Models from left to right: Dario Mohr (Owner), Kristy,  Zuri Appleby, Ambiguously Aged Ricky

“Too much Sagacity to be Trendy, to Shrewd to play the Fool, with the Audacity of Fashion Majesty, Daft Minerva breaking all the Rules” 

-All hats are $35 each. Shirts are $45-

Dario takes studio visits by appointment, contact him below:

Phone: 212-945-8847 | Email: dariomohrart@gmail.com.

Go check him out and tell him Lowe sent ya!


Drea d’Nur Private Listening Party/Concert [VIDEO]

Congratulations to Drea d’Nur for reaching her goal of $4000 for her debut album with Akua Naru!!! Here is some footage from a private listening Party for Drea d’Nur presented by Lucid Pathways, LLC with sponsors, Triumph Consulting, LLC, Wednesday’s Cake Designs, Cassandra Michelle, Stacey Bowers, August Pride, LLC and Sheila Hairston-Roach.

Accompanying the beautiful songstress/keyboardist was Venzella Joy (Drums), Michael DiSanto (Guitar) and my homegirl Zuri Elise Appleby (Bass).

Filmed/edtied by Edreys Wajed.

PREVIOUS: Akua Naru Teams Up With Drea d’Nur To Finish Drea’s Debut Album [Video]

Bentlee’ Gavin Wright, Zuri Appleby, David Teaspoon Hulett, Michael DiSanto, Rodney Appleby at Canvas@1206 4.10.12 [Video]

A couple clips from last night’s PACKED Neo Soul Tuesday’s at Canvas@1206. Peformances by Bentlee’ Gavin Wright, Zuri Elise Appleby, David Teaspoon Hulett, Rodney Appleby, Michael DiSanto.

Neo Soul Tuesdays are every week 7:30pm-10pm. They start AND end ON TIME. Support Buffalo’s great LIVE music scene and check them out next Tuesday night!!!

PREVIOUS: Neo Soul Tues with Michael DiSanto & Zuri Appleby at Canvas@1206 – Buffalo [4.10.12]

Neo Soul Tues with Michael DiSanto & Zuri Appleby at Canvas@1206 – Buffalo [4.10.12]

Your regular Tuesday night musicians Michael DiSanto, Zuri Appleby and David Teaspoon Hulet will be joined by special guests tomorrow and every following Tuesday evening at Canvas on Hertel.

$3 cover. 20% of the food with the flyer. Come jam out with the clam out! Buffalowe ❤

Zuri Appleby performing at Sportsmens Tavern [3.31.12]

My pretty little bitty Zuri Appleby gets her bass solo shine on at the Sportmens Tavern back home in Buffalo on 3.31.12.

 Also performing that evening Eric CrittendenDeshawn D Ray Jackson (drums), and Michael DiSanto (guitar).

PREVIOUS: John-O feat. Zuri Appleby – Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t [Video]

John-O feat. Zuri Appleby – Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don’t [Video]

Off John-O’s latest album, Da Reassurance featuring vocals from Zuri Appleby.

Shot and directed by Andre McKnight of McKnight-Vision Productions in the Queen City of Buffalo.

PREVIOUS: John-O – Da Reassurance [Mixtape]

Around BuffaLowe: Unit 9 at The Pearl Street Grill featuring Drea d’Nur [12.22.11]

If you’re in the Buffalo area TOMORROW, you can catch spoken word poet and songstress Drea d’Nur performing at the Pearl Street Grill!!!!!!!!!! Also, my gal pal Zuri Appleby will be rocking out on the bass \(^_^)/!

76 Pearl Street
Downtown Buffalo, NY

Show starts at 9pm and goes until 12:30AM.

click below for footage of the group rehearsing Drea d’Nur’s “Beautiful” Continue reading Around BuffaLowe: Unit 9 at The Pearl Street Grill featuring Drea d’Nur [12.22.11]